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Storm Advisory 9/1/20: NHL News, Daily Links and Scoreboard

The Bolts advance to the ECF, the Hockey Diversity Alliance presents a plan, CanesCast gets crispy, and a former Canes coach may be making his way back to the Metro.

Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Five Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Yesterday’s News Today

Reading, Watching and Listening Assignments

  • Another week, another positive (negative?) COVID-19 update from the bubble:
  • The Hurricanes were in the NHL bubble for 3-1/2 weeks (a shorter time period than they would have preferred), and Rod Brind’Amour and the Canes staff sought to integrate family into their daily lives as much as possible. []
  • Andrei Svechnikov is feeling good, and also lucky, after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opening round Game 3 loss to the Bruins. [N&O]
  • At least one news outlet thinks Mister Svechnikov should be signed ASAP. [NBCSports]
  • The Bruins “never got uncomfortable” and that’s a trait the Hurricanes need to develop, as Jordan Staal and Jordan Martinook absorb the lessons they learned at the season’s end. [N&O]
  • The NHL, and the Hurricanes, try to find their voice amid calls for social justice. [NSJ]
  • Last Thursday, as NHL players began to absorb the feelings and experiences of their Black teammates, Jaccob Slavin was already a year into his own new understanding. [] [N&O]
  • On Friday afternoon, the Hockey Diversity Alliance spoke to players in the Toronto and Edmonton bubbles about next steps on the heels of the league’s two-day postponement, and in a press release issued on Saturday, they made a series of specific requests to the NHL [SportsNet]
  • More on Thursday’s unified anti-racism statement from the bubble, as well as an intriguing thought about the Hurricanes and goaltending at #19 that we’ll discuss later, in Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts. [SportsNet]
  • In their crispiest episode yet, our hosts take us behind the scenes at R&D Brewing. [CanesCast]
  • Does a former Hurricanes coach have a secret wish to coach his way through the entire Metro division? [RMNB]
  • #DundonSoCheap he surely won’t be on this list, or will he? Thirteen teams will carry salary cap overages into next season. [TSN]
  • Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who advanced to the Eastern Conference Final with a 3-2 double overtime win against the Boston Bruins Monday night. [Raw Charge]
  • Barring the unforeseen, Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will continue to man the pipes for the duration of the playoffs. But just in case he’s pressed into duty, former Hurricane Curtis McElhinney will be sporting a new bucket carrying an important message. []

Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoreboard

Eastern Conference Round 2

Series Standings Next Game (ET)
Series Standings Next Game (ET)
#1 Philadelphia Flyers vs #6 New York Islanders Series Tied 3-3 9/5 at 7:30pm
#2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs #4 Boston Bruins Lightning Win 4-1 N/A

Western Conference Round 2

Series Standings Next Game (ET)
Series Standings Next Game (ET)
#1 Vegas Golden Knights vs #5 Vancouver Canucks Golden Knights Win 4-3 N/A
#2 Colorado Avalanche vs #3 Dallas Stars Stars Win 4-3 N/A