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WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche (Game 7)


So far, the first-round series has been a tale of two extremes. At minimum, the home team’s games have been more attuned to their style (like the Wild’s first two wins in Minnesota), yet other times the host squad has outright dominated things. If that pattern holds, then the Colorado Avalanche will advance to the next round.

These playoffs make a substantial argument that it’s dangerous to assume anything, so we’ll need to wait and see if that pattern holds in Game 7. The game airs on CNBC and can be viewed via the livestream link below as well:


There could be quite a few people who plan on doing some Game 7 remote control/livestream feed juggling being that the decisive game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks kicks in just 30 minutes later. If you want to stream one and watch the other on TV, note that Kings – Sharks airs on NBCSN and can be streamed here.

Memorial Cup champion goalie Appleby signs with Devils

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Ken Appleby never got drafted, but his efforts during the New Jersey Devils’ training camp have earned him an entry-level contract, per the Bergen Record.

Although no team saw it fit to take him before the preseason, the 20-year-old is coming off of a very strong season. He had a 2.08 GAA and .924 save percentage in 50 games with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals. He went on to lead them to a Memorial Cup championship and earned the the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the tournament’s top goalie.

Appleby is the fifth goaltender the Devils have under contract after Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood, and Yann Danis. He’ll likely begin the season in the ECHL.

Alexandre Goulet and Jacob Sweeney also participated in the Devils’ training camp on an amateur tryout basis, but both of them have been released.

PHT Morning Skate: NHL stars weigh in on McDavid

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Some of the NHL’s top players discuss Connor McDavid‘s potential and the hype surrounding him. (Toronto Sun)

While we’re on the subject, Wayne Gretzky recalls what it was like for him going into the NHL and what’s in store for McDavid. (Edmonton Sun)

Sam Gagner is about to start a key season in his career. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

It’s time for the Washington Capitals to make some tough calls, particularly when it comes to Derek Roy. (CSN Mid-Atlantic)

With Raffi Torres hearing scheduled for today, here’s a look back at his suspension history. (San Jose Mercury News)

The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten their championship rings. (