Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: April 17th
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Anything can happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Just look at the first round. Here is the top hockey news for Wednesday, April 17th. Today’s stories include Columbus Sweep the Lightning, Islanders finish off the Penguins, Kyle Connor plays hero, Vegas continues to roll, Martin Jones struggles again, Kings hire Todd McLellan, and Andrei Svechnikov ruled out for Game 4.

Top Hockey News for Wednesday, April 17th

The Columbus Blue Jackets get franchise’s first playoff series win after sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round.

Another series ended Tuesday night as the New York Islanders knocked off the Penguins in four games.

The Winnipeg Jets tied the series with the Blues as Kyle Connor plays the overtime hero.

Vegas takes a commanding 3-1 series lead over San Jose thanks in large part to the play of Mark Stone, Max Pacorietty, and Paul Stastny.

The big story coming into the playoffs for the Sharks was the play of Martin Jones. Jones along with the rest of the Sharks have struggled against Vegas.

The Los Angeles Kings have settled on a new head coach by hiring Todd McLellan.

After fighting Alex Ovechkin in Game 3, Canes forward Andrei Svechnikov has been ruled out of Game 4 with a concussion.

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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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