Another weekend in the books as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to thrill the fans. Here is the top hockey news of the day for April 22nd from the weekend that was. Today’s stories include Boston and Toronto going the distance, Hertl’s Guarantee, Leafs miss opportunity, Avalanche Extinguish the Flames, Blues Ground the Jets, T.J. Oshie lost for the playoffs, Rocco Grimaldi stepping for Nashville, Norris Trophy Finalists named, and NHLPA favor playoff change
Top Hockey News for Monday, April 22nd
As everyone expected Boston and Toronto will be going to a Game 7.
After Game 5, Tomas Hertl guaranteed there would be a Game 7. Hertl backed his words as he scored the game-winner in Double OT in Game 6.
Maple Leafs miss opportunity to close out the Bruins at home but are still confident heading into Game 7.
In another shocker, the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the Calgary Flames in five games.
The remarkable story continues in St. Louis as the Blues ground the Jets in six games to advance to the second round.
After undergoing successful surgery for a broken collarbone, Washington announced T.J. Oshie would miss the remainder of the playoffs.
Predators will look to Rocco Grimaldi to step up again as Nashville faces elimination.
Prior to the games on Sunday, the NHL announced the Norris Trophy Finalists.
A report came out from the AP/CP citing that 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff format change.