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Ty Smith’s junior team is making a run in the WHL playoffs:
#NJDevils prospect Ty Smith and the Spokane Chiefs have knocked off division champ Everett in 5 games. Spokane is in the WHL conference finals for the first time since 2011. The Chiefs will play Vancouver. Everett had the 3rd-most points in the WHL this year. Vancouver was 2nd. https://t.co/ChTRvpMLjN— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 14, 2019
ICYMI: As we narrow in on our own draft coverage, John has put together a great pre-draft primer here: [All About The Jersey]
*pokes the Lightning with a stick* Guys? You there?
The Lightning are now just the second team in NHL history to win the Presidents’ Trophy and lose the first three games of their first-round series #GoBolts— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) April 15, 2019
It happened to the Canucks in 2012, who ended up losing 4-1 to the Kings. While LA went on to win the #StanleyCup
Tampa Bay was without its best player after this dumb hit by Nikita Kucherov:
Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for one game for Boarding Columbus’ Markus Nutivaara. https://t.co/VcQW77cQd1— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 13, 2019
The U.S. women claimed world championship gold in a shootout on Sunday. The Americans won 2-1 after it had appeared Finland won the game in overtime. That goal was overturned and the U.S. went on to win. [Sportsnet]
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