NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar.
- Makar was suspended for one game for interference against Seattle Kraken forward Jared McCann on Monday night.
- The City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, CSEC, and Calgary Stampede have come to an agreement in principle on a new Event Centre.
- Located in the Rivers District in downtown Calgary, this area will feature a suite of public amenities and public infrastructure, including a new community rink, improvements to public spaces and connections to The District, and commercial opportunities, all of which will be anchored by a new publicly-owned modern Event Centre.
- New York Islanders v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET – Game 5
- Heading back to Carolina for Game 5, the New York Islanders look to keep their season alive as they take on the Hurricanes, and in the first period Pierre Engvall would score to give the Isles the 1-0 lead. In the second period Paul Stastny would score for the Canes, but goals from Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal would give the Isles the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Sebastian Aho would score for the Canes, but it would not be enough as the Islanders would hold on to defeat the Hurricanes 3-2 and force Game 6 back on Long Island.
- Minnesota Wild v. Dallas Stars – 8p ET – Game 5
- Back in Dallas the Stars and Minnesota Wild look to gain the 3-2 series lead, and in the first period Tyler Seguin and Jason Robertson would both score powerplay goals to give the Stars the 2-0 lead. In the second period Mason Marchment would score to grow the Stars lead to three. Then in the third period Ty Dellandrea would score to give the Stars the 4-0 victory over the Wild, and take the 3-2 series lead.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET – Game 5
- In Edmonton the Los Angeles Kings look to bounce back to retake the series lead against the Oilers, and in the first period it would be a high scoring period as Alex Iafallo and Adrian Kempe would strike for the Kings, but goals from Evander Kane, Leon Draisaitl, and Brett Kulak would give the Oilers the 3-2 lead. In the second period Nick Bjugstad and Zach Hyman would score to give the Oilers the 5-2 lead. Then in the third period Quinton Byfield would strike for the Kings, but Bjugstad’s second of the game would give the Oilers the 6-3 victory and the 3-2 series lead over the Kings.
- FLA v. BOS – 7p ET – Game 5
- SEA v. COL – 930p ET – Game 5
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Wild’s John Klingberg returns to Dallas with chance to put ‘a lot of history’ behind him (The Athletic – $)
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