The Stanley Cup Daily – The Final Day of the Qualifying Round

NHL News and Notes from Sunday, August 9th, 2020   News The following First Round matchups have been confirmed: Western Conference Chicago Blackhawks v. Vegas Golden Knights Arizona Coyotes v. Colorado Avalanche Calgary Flames v. Dallas Stars Vancouver Canucks v. St. Louis Blues Eastern Conference Montreal Canadiens v. Philadelphia Flyers Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – The Final Day of the Qualifying Round

The Stanley Cup Daily – Thinning Out the Herd

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, August 6th, 2020   News The NHL announced that on Monday, August 10th the NHL Draft Lottery will proceed with Phase 2. The eight teams to be eliminated in the Qualifying Round will each get a 12.5 percent chance at the number one overall pick in the 2020 NHL … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Thinning Out the Herd

The Stanley Cup Daily – Hurricanes Sweep the Rangers Out of the Bubble

NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, August 4th, 2020   News The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined forward Mike Matheson of the Florida Panthers for High Sticking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1290767742161780739?s=20   The Carolina Hurricanes would record the first ever sweep in the Qualifying Round to advance to the First … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Hurricanes Sweep the Rangers Out of the Bubble

The Stanley Cup Daily – Shutouts and Round Robin Play Begins

NHL News and Notes from Sunday, August 2nd, 2020   News The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula for one Qualifying Round game for an Illegal Check to the Head of Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Ennis. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1289996617693589504?s=20   Joonas Korpisalo would record the first Playoff shutout in Columbus franchise … Continue reading The Stanley Cup Daily – Shutouts and Round Robin Play Begins

Korpisalo Records First Franchise Shutout to Down Leafs

Wall broken! The Blue Jackets hand the Maple Leafs a game one loss in what was a defensive showdown. https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/status/1290071462062301185?s=20 https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1290070210582462467?s=20 The first period saw Columbus lockdown the Leafs high octane offence keeping them to the outside for most of the period or locked down in their own defensive zone just cycling the puck away.  … Continue reading Korpisalo Records First Franchise Shutout to Down Leafs

Qualifying Round Preview – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Columbus Blue Jackets

The NHL play-in series are quickly approaching and here at TXHT we will be breaking down all the matchups. Today, we take a look at the powerhouse offense of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the solid defense and scrappy play of the Columbus Blue Jackets. These two teams are essentially polar opposites of each other … Continue reading Qualifying Round Preview – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Columbus Blue Jackets

Stanley Cup Preview – Toronto Maple Leafs

With second training camp underway, the Toronto Maple Leafs prepare to host the Eastern Conference at Scotiabank Arena.   Record: 36-25-9 81 points 8th Place in the Eastern Conference https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs/status/1281728544939409410?s=20   The Maple Leafs face a daunting task as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Qualifying Round, and try to make it … Continue reading Stanley Cup Preview – Toronto Maple Leafs

Tampa Forced to Shut Down and Matthews Tests Positive

Today has been a very interesting day in the National Hockey League as we've learned that the Tampa Bay Lightning has shut down their training facility due to five positive tests, and All Star Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been reported as testing positive per Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. So … Continue reading Tampa Forced to Shut Down and Matthews Tests Positive

Leipsic Officially Released from Contract

As expected, the Washington Capitals terminated the contract of forward Brendan Leipsic officially today after placing him on unconditional waivers yesterday. Leipsic’s contract was terminated due to unacceptable and misogynistic Instagram chat comments he made along with his brother Jeremy Leipsic, and Jack Rodewald who is a forward within the Florida Panthers organization. His brother … Continue reading Leipsic Officially Released from Contract