Happy Friday! The final days of the regular season are upon us. Just one playoff spot remains to be clinched. Here is the top hockey news for Friday, April 5th. Today’s stories include Bob Cole’s last broadcast, Carolina back in the playoffs, Pittsburgh continues playoff streak, Washington clinches the Metro, Colorado rounds out the West, Islanders avoid Wild Card Mess, Montreal’s playoff chances take a hit, Predators back in 1st place, Winnipeg tailspin continues, St. Louis still in divisional race, and the Humboldt Broncos 1 Year Later
Top Hockey News for Friday, April 5th
After a decade out of the playoffs, Carolina is back in with a win over New Jersey.
With Evgeni Malkin back in the lineup, the Penguins push their playoff streak to 13 straight seasons.
The Washington Capitals will have home ice in the first two rounds after clinching the Metro Division.
Colorado secures the final playoff spot in the West with win over Winnipeg.
Islanders avoid the wild-card mess in the East with a shootout win over Florida.
After losing to Washington, Montreal’s playoff chances take a crushing blow.
Nashville is back in first place after rallying against Vancouver.
The struggles continue for Winnipeg as the Jets fall to second place.
After beating Philly, the Blues eye the Central Division title.
A year after the crash involving the Humboldt Broncos, there is still so much pain.