96 minutes | May 10th 2018

THN S2 Ep36: NHL Playoffs Round 2 wrap up and Round 3 Preview

THN Season 2, Episode 36 (Episode 81) Show Notes 5/2-5/9   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: Playoffs!!! More news out of Carolina   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!) 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Our preferred event ticket source: Seatgeek:  https://seatgeek.com/?aid12537  (reward us when you buy your next event tickets!)     PLAYOFFS: Schedule:  https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-playoffs-round-1-schedule/c-280159064 Roster Resource:  https://www.rosterresource.com/nhl-depth-charts/ ROUND 1 https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/lightning-vs-devils-series-a https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/bruins-vs-maple-leafs-series-b https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/capitals-vs-blue-jackets-series-c https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/penguins-vs-flyers-series-d https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/predators-vs-avalanche-series-e https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/jets-vs-wild-series-f https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/golden-knights-vs-kings-series-g https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/ducks-vs-sharks-series-h   ROUND 2 https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/lightning-vs-bruins-series-i https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/capitals-vs-penguins-series-j https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/2018/predators-vs-jets-series-k https://www.nhl.com/stanley-cup-playoffs/20 18/golden-knights-vs-sharks-series-l   Round 3 Preview https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-playoffs-conference-finals-schedule/c-289370440   FINAL NHL Standings: https://www.nhl.com/standings       NHL Transactions: Rod Brind'Amourwas named coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.   Don Waddell was also named Carolina president and general manager.   Brind'Amour, 47, an assistant and development coach for Carolina since June 7, 2011, will replace Bill Peters, who resigned April 20 and was hired as coach of the Calgary Flames three days later.  Brind'Amour was captain of the Hurricanes when they won the Stanley Cup with a seven-game victory in the Final against the Edmonton Oilers in 2006.   "Rod is the greatest leader in the history of this franchise and has earned the opportunity to take charge of our locker room," Waddell said. "We spoke to a number of candidates for this position, but our conversations with staff and players consistently returned to the same person. Rod's fresh ideas, ability to motivate, and understanding of what it takes to bring a championship to Raleigh will help our young team take the next step toward competing to bring the Cup back to North Carolina."  Brind'Amour played 20 seasons in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Hurricanes. A two-time winner of the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, he retired June 30, 2010, with 1,184 points (452 goals, 732 assists) in 1,484 NHL games.  "I'm excited for Rod to have that opportunity," Hurricanes forward Justin Williams, who played with Brind'Amour on Carolina's 2006 Cup-winning team, told The News & Observer on Tuesday. "He's seen so much, so many coaches in his time, he's learned from them, he deserves a chance to make it his own. I've got a lot of time for Rod. He means a lot to me in my hockey career. Absolutely, I'm going to endorse him."  Jim Montgomery was hired as coach of the Dallas Stars on Friday. The 48-year-old has coached the past five seasons at the University of Denver and won the NCAA championship in 2017. He replaces Ken Hitchcock, who retired April 13.  Montgomery said he wants the Stars to push the pace and pressure opponents.  "For the Dallas Stars fan, if you can think of an adjective of what we're going to look like, it's going to be relentless," Montgomery said. "We're going to be a puck-possession team and we're going to try and make plays everywhere on the ice. When we don't have the puck, we're going to pressure you so we can get it back and make more plays.  "I think you look at the championship teams that have won in the NHL. ... The teams play a certain way. There's structure to their game but there's creativity and flair to it too. You have to let horses run. Everyone should look the same when we don't have the puck, and when we do have the puck, everyone should play to their strengths."  Montgomery is the fourth coach to go directly from college to his first NHL job, joining Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol, who came from the University of North Dakota in 2015; Bob Johnson, who went to the Calgary Flames from the University of Wisconsin in 1982; and Ned Harkness, who took over the Detroit Red Wings in 1970 after coaching at Cornell.  Among the NHL players who played for Montgomery are New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher, Boston Bruins forward Danton Heinen, Anaheim Ducks forward Troy Terry, and Florida Panthers forward Henrik Borgstrom.  Montgomery played pro hockey for 12 seasons, including 122 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Stars.  https://www.nhl.com/news/jim-montgomery-named-dallas-stars-coach/c-298396532 Arizona Coyotes acquire forward Marcus Kruger and 2018 third-round pick in exchange for forward Jordan Martinookand 2018 fourth-round pick | Kruger traded to Coyotes by Hurricanes for Martinook     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: Cory Schneiderof the New Jersey Devils is expected to miss training camp in September, and perhaps the start of next season, after having surgery May 1 to repair torn cartilage in his left hip.  The Devils said the 32-year-old goaltender will need about five months to recover. He missed 16 regular-season games with a groin/hip injury sustained in a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Jan. 23, and went 0-10-2 with a 4.04 goals-against average and .863 save percentage in 12 games prior to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Schneider replaced Keith Kinkaid for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round and made 34 saves in a 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. New Jersey lost the best-of-7 series in five games.  Left wing Taylor Hallis expected to be ready for the start of camp after he had surgery April 30 to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. The 26-year-old was injured in late December. He had 18 goals and 20 assists during a 26-game point streak from Jan. 2-March 6 (he missed three games from Jan. 22-25 with a thumb injury), and went on a 19-game point streak (13 goals, 13 assists) to set a Devils record after returning from the injury. He had a nine-game run (eight goals, nine assists) from March 18-April 3. Forward Patrick Maroon had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back May 2. The Devils said the 30-year-old will be able to resume offseason training and preparation programs before the start of camp. Boston Bruins forward David Backes will not return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday after sustaining an injury in the second period. Backes was injured when he was hit by Lightning forward T. Miller at 12:17. He laid motionless on the ice with a trainer tending to him for more than a minute, then was eventually helped up and off the ice by teammates Jake DeBrusk and Kevan Miller before he was aided by two trainers down the tunnel to the dressing room.  Backes played 14 shifts totaling 6:53 before the injury. He has three points (two goals, one assist) in 12 playoff games for the Bruins after finishing the regular season with 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 57 games. Torey Krugwill not play for the Boston Bruins for the remainder of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning, starting with Game 5 at Amalie Arena on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS) because of a left-ankle injury.    Krug reportedly was seen leaving TD Garden using crutches and with his foot in a walking boot following the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss in Game 4 on Friday. He was injured when he went ankle-first into the boards with Lightning forward Alex Killorn behind him at 8:30 of the third period.  Krug is fourth on the Bruins with 12 points (three goals, nine assists), including seven assists on the power play.  Other Bruins players were injured before the Lightning series. Center Patrice Bergeronsaid he played through a groin injury, which sidelined him five games in October. He's hoping a few weeks of rest will allow him to avoid surgery.  Forward Riley Nash played through a hip injury that he hopes will heal without surgery, and said he missed the final five games of the regular season and firs
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