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Storm Advisory 4/17/2019: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

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Rod Brind’Amour talks fighting, the Canes recall Patrick Brown, and we have multiple sweeps around the league.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • An interesting tidbit about ‘The Fight’:
  • A very well done article recapping the entire atmosphere from Monday’s game. [WRAL Sports]
  • Rod Brind’Amour joined 99.9 The Fan to discuss fighting. [WRAL Sports].
  • Heading to the game on Thursday? Some good info in regards to the parking situation. [N&O]
  • It appears the NHL wasn’t too found of Evgeny Svechnikov’s Instagram post:
  • The NHL has released their awards dates:
  • Speaking of the awards, the NHL is keeping its awards show in Vegas but they are on the move to a new venue. [KTNV]
  • How teams can exploit the Special Teams social construct in Hockey. [FaceOffCircle]
  • Todd McLellan is the new head coach of the Kings. [NHL]
  • Cale Makar’s history making journey from NCAA star to NHL playoffs. [Forbes]

Playoff Scoreboard

Everyone’s mind has been officially blown.

The Columbus Blue Jackets completed the sweep of the President’s Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning with their 7-3 win in Game 4. Nobody saw this coming and it will be interesting to see how Columbus does in round two against the winner of the Boston/Toronto series. That will give us a better idea of whether Tampa completely dropped the ball or if Columbus is really that good.

Elsewhere we have another sweep to report. The New York Islanders sent the Pittsburgh Penguins to the golf courses with their 3-1 win last night. The Islanders stifled the Penguins all series and will now get to sit back and rest while awaiting the winner of the Hurricanes and Capitals series.

Out West, the Winnipeg Jets came from behind to defeat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 thanks to a Kyle Conner overtime winner. That leaves the series tied at 2-2 heading back to Winnipeg.

Lastly, the Vegas Golden Knights throttled the San Jose Sharks 5-0 at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas now has a commanding 3-1 lead in the series as they try to reach the Stanley Cup Finals once again.