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Storm Advisory 8/21/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Scoreboard

The Hurricanes return home, Tukka Rask opens up about his decision to leave the bubble, and should the Blue Jackets keep John Tortorella as their head coach?

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s News Today

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes have a message for you:
  • A few of the players chimed in as well:
  • The Canes made it home safely yesterday and we got a glimpse of Andrei Svechnikov who seems to have a small limp but is otherwise moving okay:
  • With the season officially coming to an end, we know the Hurricanes will be giving their 3rd round pick to the New Jersey Devils as part of the Sami Vatanen trade:
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs 2020: Five reasons the Hurricanes were eliminated by the Bruins. [CBS Sports]
  • Carolina Hurricanes, welcome to your era of expectation. [The Athletic $]
  • Five pressing questions for the Hurricanes looking ahead to the 2020-21 season. [N&O]
  • Tukka Rask opens up about why he left the Bruins during the middle of round one. [WEEI]
  • Lehner, Markstrom expected to set tone for UFA goaltending market. [The Athletic $]
  • Hockey’s 40 under 40: The important people who are shaping the game’s future. (Skip to #25 for local member on the list). [The Athletic $]
  • Point/Counterpoint: Should the Blue Jackets keep Tortorella as head coach? [The Cannon]
  • Is Nathan MacKinnon the best hockey player in the world? [ESPN]
  • The CanadiensBrendan Gallagher suffered a broken jaw due to a hit by FlyersMatt Niskanen which has resulted in Niskanen being suspended for one game. [CBS Sports]

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