- Yesterday’s News Today: Behind enemy lines, Hurricanes’ veterans lead the way in huge win over the Maple Leafs
- The Hurricanes weren’t at home last night, but there was still a Storm Surge after their big win.
- Get to know who the jerks from Carolina really are. [The Athletic $]
- The Arizona Coyotes gave a behind-the-scenes look at how they create some of their game day content, and it’s pretty crazy.
You've seen almost 80 of our game day graphics, but do you have any idea that they each take 3 hours and 30 minutes to make?— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) April 1, 2019
We're taking you through the step-by-step process. ↓ pic.twitter.com/TpTjU5Napx
- This week has seen a significant series of developments in the world of women’s professional hockey. Yesterday, we learned that the NWHL is set to expand to two big Canadian markets. The NHL’s sponsorship of the NWHL has also increased to $100,000, reportedly.
NWHL news: the NHL is making a financial commitment to the NWHL, making the NHL one of its biggest sponsors.— Ian Thomas (@byIanThomas) April 2, 2019
The league has also approved investment in both Toronto and Montreal, and the league expects to have teams in both cities next season.
- The division-leading Capitals were dealt a serious blow yesterday. Defenseman Michal Kempny is set to miss several months and will not be able to play in the postseason. [Washington Post]
- The Red Wings announced an extension for head coach Jeff Blashill. [Winging it in Motown]
- The AHL-best Charlotte Checkers announced their first round playoff schedule. The club has opted to play the first two games of the series on the road before closing out the series at Bojangles Coliseum.
Stalking the Standings
The Hurricanes secured a must-win game in Toronto last night by a final score of 4-1. Elsewhere, the Canes got help from the Boston Bruins, who took down the Blue Jackets, but the Canadiens were less willing to take one for the team as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning on home ice.
Tonight’s action will be much less important for the Canes and the Eastern Conference playoff race. The big action will resume on Thursday.
- Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 80 GP, 102 points, 105 pt pace, 43 ROW
- Metro 2: New York Islanders: 80 GP, 99 points, 102 pt pace, 42 ROW
- Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 80 GP, 97 points, 99 pt pace, 41 ROW
- WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 80 GP, 95 points, 97 pt pace, 42 ROW
- WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 80 GP, 94 points, 96 pt pace, 44 ROW
- 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 80 GP, 94 points, 96 pt pace, 41 ROW