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Storm Advisory 5/5/19: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

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Alternate headline: “Old Man Who Previously Yelled At Cloud Doesn’t Know When To Quit”

Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • Not to start with a downer this morning, but Trevor van Riemsdyk’s season is over after he underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday. He’ll be on the shelf for 4-6 months; next season is five months away. [Hurricanes]
  • OK, now that we’re done with that: Don Cherry is back on his BS again. Did you know that you, humble Hurricanes fan, are nothing but a front-runner?
  • Tripp Tracy in a scissor lift? Tripp Tracy in a scissor lift.
  • Sinclair Sports Carolinas? Maybe - the company that owns two TV stations in the Raleigh market agreed to a $10 billion deal to buy the Fox Sports regional networks that were acquired by Disney but needed to be sold off to satisfy regulatory requirements. [Yahoo]
  • Tom Dundon’s having the last laugh and he’s loving every minute of it. [NHL.com]
  • The story behind the St. Louis Blues’ adoption of a rally song that was released when Justin Williams was eight months old is worth your time. (As is the song itself, if you’ve never heard it.) [The Athletic ($)]
  • And finally, a friendly reminder to buy our stuff! Proceeds benefit the CC Travel Fund, which is going to be drawn upon yet again for coverage of the conference final. If you buy a shirt now, you’ll likely have it in your hot little hands by the time the Canes next take the ice at PNC!

About Last Night

  • The Bruins are a win away from a date with the Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final. They were up 1-0 in a profoundly boring game through 50 minutes, and then all hell broke loose: the Blue Jackets tied the game after being down two, and David Pastrnak scored twice, including the game-winner with 1:30 to go, for a 4-3 Bruins win and a 3-2 series lead going back to Columbus for Game 6 on Monday.
  • With that in mind, this is an educated guess: if the Bruins win Monday, the ECF will likely begin Thursday in Boston. If it goes to Game 7, look for a Friday start in Raleigh (if the Blue Jackets win) or a Saturday start in Boston (if the Bruins win.)
  • Tomas Hertl scored both Sharks goals in a 2-1 win over the Avalanche that sets up San Jose with a chance to clinch on Monday in Denver. It was the Sharks’ third comeback win of this year’s playoffs, trailing two teams with four: the Stars, and...yourrrrr Carolina Hurricanes.