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Storm Advisory 4/30/19: NHL News, Links, and Daily Roundup

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Blues win game three late, the Blue Jackets/Bruins series heats up, and John Forslund tries to make peace with mad-online Islanders fans.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Reading Assignments

  • There is no real news on the Hurricanes’ injury front. With an extra day off, we will know more after their practice today.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multiple teams have come out with their bandwagon fan’s guide to their team this year. The Canes now have theirs. [News&Observer]
  • 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]

Playoff Scoreboard

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]