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Morning Line- Steve Simmons

The Leafs advanced to Game 7 Monday night in a series it looked like they were out of just a few days ago.

They remain alive.

The city is in pain.

And too many lives have been lost.

It’s hard to feel like celebrating hockey or anything else right now. It’s just hard.

-Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun where you can read more on this topic.

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Done Again In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Capitals set up another heartbreaking, second-round loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins by first taking care of the Jackets. The Caps capped the series with a 6-3 victory Monday night in Game 6 before a crowd that did not have enough beer at Nationwide Arena. Oh, there was beer. But not enough.

The Capitals trailed two games to zip after dropping a pair at home last week. They came back and won four in a row, three at Nationwide. For what it’s worth, Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky came away confident that nobody will say he needs a psychologist anymore. I’ll just leave that there.

The Jackets have been in business for nearly 20 years and they have yet to win a Stanley Cup playoff series. A lot of people — within and without the locker room — thought maybe this was the year. Hope was further stoked after the Jackets took the aforementioned two-zip lead with a pair of overtime victories at Capital One Arena....

To me, Game 3 stands above all. You talk about what if, what if, what if — what if the Jackets take a three-zip lead in the series with a victory at Nationwide? Man, all the struggles the fans have gone through with this franchise would have been washed away with just one more goal in the first overtime, or the second, on April 17, 2018.

Maybe next year.

more, basically breaking down the series game by game...

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

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Video- The Best From The NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Games On Monday Night

2 games, 2 minutes of action.

 

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NHL Short Notes

ONDAY’S RESULTS
The Capitals advanced to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a Game 6 victory over the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs pushed their best-of-seven series with the Bruins to a seventh and deciding game.

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We Will Have One Game 7 On Wednesday Night

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 to force a game 7 in Boston.

The Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Bleu Jackets 6-3 to win the series 4-2.  It will be Caps/Pens in round 2.

added 10:33pm, Washington/Columbus handshakes can be watched below alog with the game highlights.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean praise the efforts of Sean Couturier battling through injury, Nashville Predators' Austin Watson and Colton Sissons, and the Winnipeg Jets' playoff chances.

 

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Open Post- The Toronto Maple Leafs And Columbus Blue Jackets Need A Win To Force Game 7

So what do you think, how many game 7's will we have on Wedensday?

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Your King Clancy Memorial Trophy Nominees

NEW YORK (April 23, 2018) – The National Hockey League announced today the list of nominees for the 2017-18 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

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America’s Emerging Phenom: Jack Hughes Is Tipped To Be Future NHL Star

"Avalanche vs Maple Leafs" (CC BY 2.0) by halseike

By Mike,

Jack Hughes, the 16-year-old from Orlando, Fla., is odds-on favorite to be picked number one overall in the 2019 NHL draft. The teenager possesses a rare combination of skills that include a gritty determination and exciting dynamism on the ice. His game is already so well-developed he’s head and shoulders above everyone else when it comes to 2019 NHL draft predictions.

Those who have seen him play recognize great skating ability and fast hands as well as a maturity beyond his years. In fact, he has a genuine skill at reading the game; his “hockey mind” ingrained courtesy of growing up within a family who all adore the spor

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Video- Slowing Down The NHL Action From The Past Week In The Stanley Cup Playoffs

A little over 4 1/2 minutes long.

 

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