At last call Sunday night, the Ottawa Senators ordered up another round.
Chicago and Montreal failed to advance past the first round. The Penguins survived the first round without their starting goalie. And Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian temporarily swapped roles for the Oilers.
It was a bloody fashion crime that even Don Cherry is pleading guilty to.
Not looking for any bulletin-board stuff or a screaming 'guaranteed win' quote that would be all over Twitter, the careful Edmonton Oilers were saying all the right things Saturday morning about how the San Jose Sharks were two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup last spring.
This is like the beginning of a special novel. Full of excitement and anticipation and welcoming change.
Mike Babcock trusts that Mitch Marner will be fine.
WASHINGTON — Time to dig in, as Mike Babcock would say.
The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma.
So the Washington Capitals did win the Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season after all.