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Storm Advisory 8/4/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Roundup

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The Canes go up 2-0, experience a playoff game with no fans and Sami Kapanen has a new gig

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Yesterday’s News Today


Reading Assignments

  • Would you buy one of these?
  • The brothers Staal dug in with Tripp Tracy to discuss living in the bubble and facing each other in the qualifying round:
  • We finally got the details on the NHL’s decision regarding the conditional pick that was a part of the Sami Vatanen trade. [All About The Jersey]
  • Experiencing a Neutral-Site Playoff Game With No Fans. [Hurricanes]
  • The performance of Andrei Svechnikov and the Canes Monday had the team looking like a legit Stanley Cup Contender. [The Hockey News]
  • The Canes have arguably been the most impressive team of the NHL’s restart. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Andrei Svechnikov is here, and he’s something we’ve never seen before. [The Athletic $]
  • Vancouver Canucks, and former Hurricane, Micheal Ferland was fined $5,000 for his spear against Ryan Hartman. [ESPN]
  • Another story about being in an arena without fans for a playoff game but as usual, The Athletic goes in to deeper detail than most others. [The Athletic $]
  • The NHL playoffs viewing diary - A timeline of the restart tournament’s opening weekend. [ESPN]
  • Sami Kapanen has a new job:
  • Lastly, more good news on the NHL’s COVID-19 testing results:

Results Roundup

At the end of play last night every team had officially played at least one game either in the qualifiers or the round robin tournament. Here’s where everyone stands:

Eastern Conference Round Robin

  1. Tampa Bay - 1-0-0
  2. Philadelphia - 1-0-0
  3. Washington 0-0-1
  4. Boston - 0-1-0

Eastern Conference Qualifiers

Western Conference Round Robin

  1. Colorado Avalanche - 1-0-0
  2. Vegas Golden Knights - 1-0-0
  3. St. Louis Blues - 0-1-0
  4. Dallas Stars - 0-1-0

Western Conference Qualifiers

  • Edmonton vs Chicago - Series Tied 1-1. Next Game 8/5 at 10:30pm
  • Nashville vs Arizona - Arizona leads 1-0. Next Game 8/4 at 2:30pm
  • Vancouver vs Minnesota - Minnesota leads 1-0. Next Game 8/4 at 10:45pm
  • Calgary vs Winnipeg - Series Tied 1-1. Next Game 8/4 at 6:45pm