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Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: March 18th



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Another weekend in the books as Monday is here again. Getting down to the nitty-gritty now. Here is the top hockey news for Monday, March 18th from the weekend that was. Today’s stories include Flyers stun Pittsburgh again, Flames clinch a playoff spot, Evgeni Malkin injured, Columbus going in right direction, St. Louis leaves a point on the table, Crazy Penalty shot non-call, Maple Leafs defensive struggles continue, Stars rally falls short, and time running out on the Wild.

Top Hockey News for Monday, March 18th

In another Battle of Pennsylvania, it was the Flyers stunning the Penguins to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With Minnesota’s loss to the Islanders, the Calgary Flames clinch a playoff spot.

Speaking of the Penguins, Evgeni Malkin is listed as week to week with an upper-body injury.

Finally, the Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to pick up wins and points with the push to the playoffs on.

Despite a good weekend on the road, the Blues leave a point on the table.

In another wacky play involving a goaltender. Anton Khudobin clearly throws his stick during a penalty shot.

The NHL must fix these referee mistakes before the playoffs begin.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are at a critical junction in the season as the defensive struggles continue.

Despite the loss, Dallas rallies to earn point inching closer to the playoffs.

Time is running out on the Wild as their rally falls short against the Islanders.

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Photo Credit: Santeri Viinamäki [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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