Calipari on N.C. State: 'We're firing coaches midseason ... Are you s----ing me?'
If you wanted to escape bye week talk, turn away from this one. The Chicago Blackhawks went into their break on a five-game winning streak, yet they saw theirs end much like the Washington Capitals’ did earlier on Saturday. In Chicago’s case, the Edmonton Oilers handed them that loss via a score of 3-1. A result like this will annoy different people for different reasons. Some will be annoyed by bye weeks, period. This will make them more annoyed. Others will be annoyed that the bye week narrative persists. This will not help. A reasonable portion will be annoyed that such discussions take the focus of great performances, like Cam Talbot standing on his head against Chicago. The workhorse Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz has been diagnosed with a concussion coach Mike Sullivan announced Friday, creating more depth issues for the team’s blue line. Schultz was slammed hard into the boards by Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien a little over four minutes into the second period of his team’s 4-0 Thursday win. After the play, Schultz left and did not return.
It was a special night as the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in overtime, but the most memorable moment wasn’t the win or Antoine Roussel‘s hat trick. Instead, it was how the team embraced Dave Strader’s return to the broadcasting booth as he continues to fight cancer. Don’t be ashamed if his comments to the Dallas Morning News leave you emotional: “This is the first time, to be honest with you, that for four hours I didn’t feel like I was sick at all,” Strader said after the game. “Maybe it was the adrenaline high, but I really, really feel great right now.” Again, the team really did some great things to welcome him back, but the highlight was saluting him after the game. Incredible