This season, the NHL experimented with expanding the number of outdoor games it does through the Stadium Series and this weekend will bring that coast-to-coast event to its conclusion.
Before that happens though, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks at Soldier Field in Chicago. It’s scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday and if you’re a Blackhawks fan planning on watching then game, then CSN Chicago and NBC Sports have a contest that might interest you.
Simply take a picture or video of yourself cheering on Chicago and then upload it here. The video can be of you rooting from home, so even if you don’t have tickets to the game, you can still participate. Additionally, you don’t have to edit the video yourself.
The top video will be featured on NBCSN and the winner will receive an authentic signed Blackhawks team stick. The top five will get an official Stadium Series jersey.
For more details, you can watch the video below, or click here to go to the contest page:
Montreal added some forward depth on Tuesday, acquiring diminutive forward Paul Byron off waivers from Calgary.
Byron, 26, is a veteran of nearly 150 career NHL games, most coming with the Flames. Despite fairly solid production over the last two years — 40 points in 104 games — he was exposed to waivers on Monday, along with fellow forward Mason Raymond.
(Calgary does have a logjam of players at forward, hence parting ways with Byron and Raymond.)
Byron can play both wing and center but, at 5-foot-7, 153 pounds, is one of the most undersized skaters in the league. Thankfully for him, Montreal has an affinity for undersized forwards, with the likes of Brendan Gallagher (5-foot-9, 184 pounds) and David Desharnais (5-foot-7, 174 pounds) already on the active roster.
Byron could also fill Zack Kassian‘s roster spot. Kassian is currently suspended without pay while undergoing Stage 2 of the NHL’s Substance Abuse program.
The New York Islanders have claimed goalie Jean-Francois Berube off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings, the club announced today.
Berube won the Calder Cup last season with AHL Manchester, but the 24-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL game.
That the Isles claimed Berube could be evidence that Jaroslav Halak will not be ready to start the season after all.
If that’s the case, Berube would back up Thomas Greiss, with Stephon Williams expected to go to the AHL.
The Isles open their regular season Friday at home versus the Blackhawks, then play the next day in Chicago.