Here are your links for today:
Welcome back to earth, New Jersey Devils. With three third-period goals, the Penguins dropped the Devils 5-2 on Tuesday night. [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com]
Guidance for fans coming to games:
Statement from #NJDevils (RE: Coronavirus) ... pic.twitter.com/eA4HKa685d— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) March 10, 2020
Is there a path to the Devils making the playoffs in the 2022-2023 season? Maybe? If you squint, you can sort of see it. [The Athletic ($)]
Really interesting story looking back at 1919, when the Seattle Metropolitans played the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. The series was canceled just hours before a decisive Game 6 because of health concerns about the Spanish influenza outbreak. [Seattle Times]
It appears the San Jose Sharks will be playing in an empty SAP Center:
Santa Clara County has implemented a mandatory ban on all large gatherings.— John Shannon (@JShannonhl) March 10, 2020
The ban, which will begin at midnight on Wednesday, will span 3 weeks and apply to events with more than 1,000 attendees.
The ban will apply to San Jose Sharks games planned for San Jose’s SAP Center.
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