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McAvoy suspended for game one, everything you need to know about the Hurricanes, and the Blues advance to the WCF.

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

Reading Assignments

Yesterday’s News Today: Checkers Corner: Sweet Victory

  • We have a start time for game one:
  • Speaking of game one, the Bruins will be without Charlie McAvoy:
  • Tom Dundon stopped by the David Glenn show to talk playoff hockey. [David Glenn Show]
  • Mike Forman, VP of Marketing for the Canes, joined Outside The Lines to talk about Don Cherry’s comments and how that is affecting the team. [ESPN]
  • Who is the Hurricanes’ playoff MVP so far? NHL dot com debates. [NHL]
  • What you need to know about the Carolina Hurricanes. [Boston.com]
  • 13 things Bruins fans should know about the Bunch of Jerks. [The Athletic $]
  • Things for Canes fans to keep in mind as the playoff coverage continues to shift to the national stage [Canes and Coffee].
  • Team identity is a very real thing and it is pushing the Hurricanes to new heights this postseason. [The Athletic $]
  • Curtis McElhinney has forged a career thanks to a quiet desire and the ability to rise to the occasion. [The Athletic $]
  • Last Athletic post for today, we promise! How the attitude of two champions changed everything for the Carolina Hurricanes. [The Athletic $]
  • A quick assessment determines this is in fact good:
  • The league made history last night and there are still two rounds left to go:
  • There is still some salt in the air around Boston for something that occurred ten years ago. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Ken Hitchcock will not return as head coach of the Oilers. [NHL]
  • Ken Holland made the tough decision to leave the Red Wings in favor of the Oilers GM spot. [NHL]
  • The NHL has a love affair with hair. [ESPN]

About Last Night

  • The St. Louis Blues punched their ticket to the Western Conference Finals last night with a double overtime 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. While Ben Bishop was fantastic is goal for the Stars stopping 52 shots, but it was Pat Maroon who would tap a loose puck in the crease past Bishop at the 85 minute mark of the game to win it. The Blues now await the winner of tonight’s Sharks vs Avalanche game seven.