- Yesterday’s News Today: Systems Analyst: A Special Night, Checkers Corner: It’s Go Time
- With Andrei Svechnikov expected to miss game four and Micheal Ferland’s status uncertain the Hurricanes have made a call to Charlotte:
- An interesting tidbit about ‘The Fight’:
So the fight between Svechnikov and Ovechkin was the first ever Russian fight in the playoffs. And the first Russian fight in more than 20 years. It's funny that the first ever NHL fight that involved a Russian player was between Alexei Kasatonov and... Rod Brind'Amour! #ALLCAPS— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 16, 2019
- 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:
I asked NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly what’s the league reaction to Evgeny Svechnikov post on Instagram tagging Alex Ovechkin: “Stupid Post. There will be an appropriate response.” @DetroitRedWings @Capitals @NHLCanes— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 16, 2019
- The NHL has released their awards dates:
Calendar of When the Finalists for the NHL Awards will be announced: pic.twitter.com/rGZ1QD8Yya— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) April 17, 2019
- 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]
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.