- There is no real news on the Hurricanes’ injury front. With an extra day off, we will know more after their practice today.
Rod Brind’Amour with the @NHLCanes injury update.— Mike Maniscalco (@mikemaniscalco) April 29, 2019
-Trevor van Riemsdyk is out & checked out tomorrow by the doctors.
-Petr Mrazek is day to day
-Saku Mäenalanen won’t be back for this series.
-Will know more about Svechnikov, Ferland and Martinook tomorrow after practice. pic.twitter.com/079sRaF0Sv
- The Carolina Hurricanes are the only organization that still has all three affiliates in the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how they fare now that the Canes are looting the Checkers for players.
Only one organization has all three affiliates in their division finals!— xy-Florida Everblades (@FL_Everblades) April 29, 2019
Shoutout to the @CheckersHockey and @NHLCanes for getting things done! #TakeWarning #LetsGoCheckers #EverRising pic.twitter.com/ouS2gppG6x
- We have a little bit of a showdown with the Bruins and Blue Jackets over crowd noise and cannons. It will be fun to see the two teams’ comments after game 3.
Columbus cannon story showdown!@Marisa_Ingemi: https://t.co/sbezUHdjA1@mattyports: https://t.co/jqsWHaOTR3— Jon Couture (@JonCouture) April 29, 2019
(Note: Newspapers are the only media I recognize, though I'm told electronic-based writing is a burgeoning field that may one day make a noticeable impact.) pic.twitter.com/QSHVUwwl1D
- Multiple teams have come out with their bandwagon fan’s guide to their team this year. The Canes now have theirs. [News&Observer]
A new addition to PNC Arena ahead of Games 3 & 4. pic.twitter.com/jGu1CUKoaL— Cory Lavalette (@corylav) April 29, 2019
- John Forslund is calling the series for NBCSN. Islanders fans have been complaining that a Canes “homer” is calling the game. Here is how Forslund differentiates between calling the national and local broadcasts. [Newsday]
- Somewhat related: AJ Mleszko is joining John in the booth for games 3 and 4, with Eddie Olczyk on assignment at the Kentucky Derby. [Newsday]
- The Blue Jackets keeping Artemi Panarin was risky, but it is paying off for them in the playoffs. [NHL]
- The Brutal Honesty of the Columbus Blue Jackets. [ESPN]
- With the Hart Nominees finalized, the complete list of awards finalists are out. [NHL]
- Jack Hughes has eclipsed Alex Ovechkin’s U18 marks, but what does this mean for the NHL? [$Athletic]
There was a lone game last night that got crazy at the end. The St. Louis Blues took down the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Dallas to take a 2-1 series lead. Patrick Maroon scored with 1:38 left in the third period to cap off a period that saw four total goals. [Sportsnet]