Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: April 5th
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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

Legendary Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Bob Cole will call his final game Saturday night.

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.

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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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