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Storm Advisory 8/6/20: NHL News and Scoreboard

The Canes hit the interview circuit, a timely and essential read on the Slavin family, and news from inside the bubble.

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Yesterday’s News Today

Reading, Watching and Listening Assignments

  • Let’s start things off with a bang (i.e. something to hit you right in the feels).
  • Please take time to read this, if not today then make time over the next few days, because it’s beautiful, thought-provoking, relevant and timely. Jaccob and Kylie Slavin made a life-altering decision as white parents to adopt a Black daughter into their family, and it shifted their reality forever. [The Athletic $]
  • The brooms are out. Canes web editor Michael Smith and TV play-by-play Mike Maniscalco break down each game of the series. Plus, Michael details more on life inside the Toronto bubble, while Mike explains the phrase “Dear Gussy.” [CanesCast]
  • Rod Brind’Amour joined Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio (Aug. 5 episode, first interview) to discuss his goaltending decisions, Aho’s goal going viral, Brady Skjei, and what to do with all this extra time on their hands. [99.9 The Fan]
  • Justin Williams offers his takes on life in the bubble, people once again underestimating the Canes, and the Canes goalie tandem with Bryan Hayes, Jamie McLennan and Jeff O’Neill. [TSN Overdrive]
  • Haydn Fleury joined Jason Gregor and Jason Strudwick to discuss the win over the Rangers and life in the bubble. [TSN 1260]
  • Tripp Tracy dug in with James Reimer on Tuesday’s epic Game 3 performance vs New York, the very unique way he started playing, and about the most beautiful town in Canada that you’ve probably never heard of. [Digging In with Tripp Podcast]
  • Reimer also called in with Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro to discuss moving on in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the support he gets from his teammates, and the team presenting individual family video messages before the series began. [SportsNet]
  • Pigs have a reputation for being messy animals, but it really isn’t true. They’re actually quite tidy.
  • Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller is leaving the bubble in preparation for the birth of his second child. [WaPo]
  • Vancouver forward and former Hurricane Micheal Ferland has also left the bubble, deemed “unfit to play” after fighting Marcus Foligno in the Canucks qualifying round opener against the Minnesota Wild. [The Province]
  • “You’ve got to want the Pressure.” Edmonton forward James Neal, who has had his share of Stanley Cup near-misses, shares five musings from inside the bubble. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • And another NHL player, though this one chose to remain anonymous, chronicles the first week in the Edmonton bubble. [The Athletic $]
  • Finally, this last item requires instructions. First, click and watch the video of former Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice, speaking about Jets rookie forward Jansen Harkins, who scored in his first career playoff game Monday. Then click and read the entire tweet thread from Mike McKenzie that follows. Mike (son of Bob) signed with the Charlotte Checkers in August 2010 and was invited to Hurricanes training camp that fall. He was cut early in camp but his exit interview with Maurice taught him some valuable life lessons.

Qualifying Round Scoreboard

Updates through games played Aug. 5, 2020

Eastern Conference Qualifiers

Series Standings Next Game
Series Standings Next Game
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Canadiens Win 3-1 N/A
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Hurricanes Win 3-0 N/A
New York Islanders vs Florida Panthers Islanders Win 3-1 N/A
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Columbus Blue Jackets Series Tied 2-2 8/9 at 8pm

Eastern Conference Round Robin

Standings Record Next Game
Standings Record Next Game
Philadelphia Flyers 3-0-0 N/A
Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1-0 N/A
Washington Capitals 0-1-1 8/9 vs Bruins 12pm
Boston Bruins 0-2-0 8/9 vs Capitals 12pm

Western Conference Qualifiers

Series Standings Next Game
Series Standings Next Game
Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks Blackhawks Win 3-1 N/A
Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes Coyotes Win 3-1 N/A
Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild Canucks Win 3-1 N/A
Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets Flames Win 3-1 N/A

Western Conference Round Robin

Standings Record Next Game
Standings Record Next Game
Vegas Golden Knights 3-0-0 N/A
Colorado Avalanche 2-0-1 N/A
St. Louis Blues 0-2-0 8/9 vs Stars 3pm
Dallas Stars 0-2-0 8/9 vs Blues 3pm