Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: March 26th

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We’re into the final few weeks of the regular season, and playoff berths are starting to get locked up. Last night, the Nashville Predators officially punched their ticket to the dance, while the Vegas Golden Knights are knocking on the door of doing the same for the second season in a row.

Another full slate of NHL action is on the docket tonight, so kill a little time with us on this Tuesday morning and get set for another night of stretch drive hockey.

  • Very cool on Sunday night to see the first ever NHL broadcast in Cree. The game was between the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes, and appeared to be a hit. More on the historic broadcast from the New York Times.
  • The Flyers made the playoffs a season ago and appeared destined to be back in the dance this year with their young core. Things don’t always workout the way they were supposed to, however. The Flyers, thanks to a horrible weekend, are basically dead in the water now.
  • It seems like the Pittsburgh Penguins just find depth guys from within their system on a yearly basis. As we barrel towards the playoffs this spring, another newcomer has emerged in the Steel City. Teddy Blueger is proving that he belongs in the Pittsburgh lineup as the Pens get set for another deep playoff run.
  • Are the Golden Knights the team to beat out West? They are certainly looking like it right now, in large part due to their addition of Mark Stone at the trade deadline. Sports Illustrated seems to agree in their latest NHL Power Rankings.
  • If the San Jose Sharks are finally going to win their first ever Stanley Cup, they will absolutely need better goaltending this spring. Martin Jones has been very good the last three springs, but his regular season work this year is cause for some concern. NBC Sports has more.
  • The Northeastern University Huskies are, for the third time ever, Hockey East Champions. A big reason why? They are getting elite level goaltending from Montreal prospect Cayden Primeau.

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