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Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: April 12th



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The playoffs are underway as every series has completed their first game. Here is the top hockey news of the day for Friday, April 12th. Today’s stories include Maple Leafs strike first, Defending champs hang on, Flames look dominate, No Deal for McLellan, Lightning look for a bounce back, Penguins look for defensive improvement, Jets making lineup changes, and Vegas needs to stay disciplined.

Top Hockey News for Friday, April 12th

Toronto is looking to flip the script against Boston. Mitch Marner’s two goals led to a Maple Leafs to victory in Game 1.

The defending champions Washington Capitals looked strong, but held on to win Game 1.

Behind the brilliance of Mike Smith, Flames take Game 1.

According to a report there is no deal between Buffalo and Todd McCellan.

Tampa Bay is looking to bounce back against Columbus after a tough loss in Game 1.

The Penguins want improvements from their defense at the start of Game 2.

Winnipeg will be making lineup changes as Game 2 approaches.

Vegas will want to play with more discipline in order to have success in Game 2.

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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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