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Storm Advisory 8/18/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Scoreboard

The bubbles could be expanding, overtime playoff hockey and get an inside look at the NHL’s COVID-19 testing.

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Yesterday’s News Today

Reading Assignments

  • Have you wondered about the COVID-19 testing process the NHL is using? Jordan Martinook gives us a behind-the-scenes look:
  • Recreating home ice, far from home. [NYT]
  • The NHL is putting protocols in place to allow families to join teams in the bubble once they get to the conference finals. [ESPN]
  • ‘The coaches were almost in tears’ when Oskar Lindbolm rejoined the Flyers on the ice this week. [NBC Sports]
  • Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche are putting the NHL on notice. [SI]
  • Overtime thrillers are why we love playoff hockey. [ESPN]

Scoreboard Roundup

Eastern Conference Round 1

Series Standings Next Game (ET)
Series Standings Next Game (ET)
#1 Philadelphia Flyers vs #8 Montreal Canadiens Flyers Lead 3-2 8/21 at 7pm
#2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs #7 Columbus Blue Jackets Lightning Win 4-1 N/A
#3 Washington Capitals vs #6 New York Islanders Islanders Win 4-1 N/A
#4 Boston Bruins vs #5 Carolina Hurricanes Bruins Win 4-1 N/A

Western Conference Round 1

Series Standings Next Game (ET)
Series Standings Next Game (ET)
#1 Vegas Golden Knights vs #8 Chicago Blackhawks Vegas Wins 4-1 N/A
#2 Colorado Avalanche #7 Arizona Coyotes Avalanche Win 4-1 N/A
#3 Dallas Stars vs #6 Calgary Flames Stars Win 4-2 N/A
#4 St. Louis Blues vs #5 Vancouver Canucks Canucks Lead 3-2 8/21 at 9:45pm