Here are your links for today:
We are firmly in “playing out the string” (or TANK ON) territory now. Devils goaltending was once again quite bad and the rest of the team could only manage a goal from Matt Tennyson en route to a 5-1 dud against the Penguins on Thursday night. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Hmmm, this seems ... *checks notes* … bad.
Speaking of goaltending, Mackenzie Blackwood is among a group of pro goalies now using VR technology to train. [Sports Illustrated]
How long is this rebuild going to take? Does all this losing stunt the development of all these young players? Those very, very front-of-mind questions and more in this Devils mailbag over at The Athletic: [The Athletic ($)]
Anyone want to go in together for the rights?
WWE President Nick Khan on today's earnings call....— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) April 22, 2021
"It's our belief that NBC and the NHL are not going to continue to be in business together. That was our belief months ago."
The NHL's No. 2 media rights package is still up for grabs.
Nova Scotia is pulling out of hosting the Women’s World Hockey Championship, which was set to take place next month. It sounds like there is hope of still playing the event later this year. [TSN]
Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner made some impassioned comments this week about loosening COVID-19 restrictions after vaccine rollouts: [ESPN]
Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.