104 minutes | Apr 4th 2018

THN S2 Ep31: Final week of the regular season. Who’s in, Who’s out?

THN Season 2, Episode 31 (Episode 76) Show Notes 3/29-4/3   Music by Bensound at http://www.bensound.com Rangers highlights courtesy of MSG Network.  Bruins highlights courtesy of NESN.  Hurricanes highlights courtesy of Fox Sports Carolinas.  Other highlights and clips courtesy of NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, Sportsnet, and the National Hockey League.   Opening Tease: Playoff Races!!! We’ll have all this and more.   Break: Where we are: We are now on The Hockey Writers Podcast Channel! thehockeywriters.com @TheHockeyWriter #THW Itunes Stitcher Soundcloud iHeartRadio TuneIn Google Play Music fm Spreaker? Android/Apple apps RSS: http://thehockeynuts.libsyn.com/rss Our Web Site: http://www.thehockeynuts.com   How to get in touch with us: Twitter: Wayne: @waynehallee9 Steve: @sball504man Email: feedback@thehockeynuts.com Voicemail: 919-960-1718 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Youtube Channel: http://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube (Don’t forget to like and subscribe!) Live streaming!!! We stream the recording of our show on Youtube, but you can also get occasional streams on Facebook.  Youtube: https://www.thehockeynuts.com/youtube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehockeynuts/ Referral/Affiliate Links: Our preferred mobile carrier: Ting:  https://z31ad62n9r3.ting.com/ (Get $25 off your first purchase, and reward us at the same time!) Our preferred event ticket source: Seatgeek:  https://seatgeek.com/?aid12537  (reward us when you buy your next event tickets!)     Bruins/Rangers/Canes updates Bos:  4-2 W vs TBL on 3/29, 5-1 W vs FLA on 3/31, 4-3 OTL @ PHI on 4/1, 4-0 L @ TBL on 4/3 (4 gp in 6 nights) Car:  4-1 W @ WSH on 3/30, 2-1 L vs NYR (eliminated) on 3/31, 3-2 L @ FLA on 4/2 NYR: 7-3 L vs TBL on 3/30, 2-1 W @ CAR on 3/31, 5-2 L @ NJD on 4/3 Other Notable games: Thursday, 3/29: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180329  (10 games) Friday, 3/30: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180330  (6 games) Saturday, 3/31: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180331  (12 games) Sunday, 4/1: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180401 (5 games) Monday, 4/2: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180402 (6 games) Tuesday, 4/3: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180403 (9 Games) Wednesday, 4/4: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180404 (3 games) Thursday, 4/5: http://www.espn.com/nhl/scoreboard?date=20180405 (10 games) Only 20 more NHL games after 4/5… NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings     NHL Transactions: College/Jr Signings: https://www.capfriendly.com/signings Other trades: https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-nhl-trades/c-289968698 Other Transactions: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions  &  https://www.capfriendly.com/trades       Injuries: Brandon Carlois out for the rest of the season for the Boston Bruins.  The 21-year-old defenseman will need 3-4 months to recover from surgery on his left ankle, which he fractured Saturday against the Florida Panthers.  Carlo was removed from the ice on a stretcher during the third period of the 5-1 win after falling awkwardly along the boards.  Carlo had six assists and was plus-10 with an average of 19:14 of ice time in 76 games. He played 82 games last season, his first in the NHL.  Cam Fowlerwill be out 2-6 weeks for the Anaheim Ducks because of a shoulder injury.  The 26-year-old defenseman was injured during the third period of a 4-3 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday and is likely to miss at least the Western Conference First Round should Anaheim qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Fowler has 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 67 games and leads the Ducks in average ice time per game at 24:51. He's the only Ducks defenseman to average more than two minutes per game on the power play and on the penalty kill. Steven Stamkosdid not play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN1, NESN, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury.  The 28-year-old center left a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Sunday at 3:25 of the second period after getting tangled with Predators forward Austin Watson. Lightning coach Jon Cooper on Monday said Stamkos was day to day.  Stamkos is second on the Lightning with 86 points (27 goals, 59 assists), behind linemate Nikita Kucherov, who has 97 points (38 goals, 59 assists).  Ryan Suteris out the rest of the season for the Minnesota Wild with a fractured right ankle.   The 33-year-old defenseman was injured during a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday. He will have surgery at a date to be determined.  Defenseman Carson Soucy made his NHL debut Monday. The 23-year-old was a fifth-round pick by the Wild (No. 137) in the 2013 NHL Draft. Minnesota is also without defensemen Jared Spurgeon (hamstring) and Gustav Olofsson (concussion).  Jesper Fast is out for the remainder of the regular season for the New York Rangers, coach Alain Vigneault said Monday. Fast, a forward, has a groin injury. Mats Zuccarello, also a forward, is having an MRI for an undisclosed injury and did not play Tuesday. He leads the Rangers with 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) and will enter the final season of a four-year contract in 2018-19.  "He blocked a couple of shots the last couple of games," Vigneault said about Zuccarello, 30. "He's having a tough time walking right now."   Fast, 26, has 33 points (13 points, 20 assists) in 71 games, including 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his past 12. Scottie Upshallis out indefinitely for the St. Louis Blues with a left kidney laceration.  The 34-year-old forward was injured in a 6-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. He played the past two games after missing 10 with an MCL sprain. Victor Antipinis out indefinitely for the Buffalo Sabres after sustaining a concussion, facial lacerations, a broken nose and dental injuries against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.  The 25-year-old defenseman left on a stretcher at 14:09 of the second period after being hit by Predators forward Scott Hartnell. He was released from the hospital and traveled with the Sabres on Sunday for their game at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.  Antipin has 10 assists in 47 games this season. Michal Neuvirthis day to day for the Philadelphia Flyers with a lower-body injury.  The 30-year-old goaltender was injured in the second period of a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. He made 10 saves before he was replaced by Petr Mrazek.  Neuvirth is 9-7-3 with a 2.60 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season.  Alex Lyon (4-2-1, 2.75 GAA, .905 save percentage) was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Saturday under emergency conditions.    On IR / Off IR: https://www.capfriendly.com/transactions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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