Evan’s Daily: Cogliano Out Indefinitely, Leafs and Oilers Advance in NHL Playoffs
We have our first set matchup for the second round of the NHL playoffs, thanks to the Edmonton Oilers advancing. And the Toronto Maple Leafs (yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs) have advanced to the second round for the first time in nearly 20 years.
With the Colorado Avalanche, it was horrible news, as Andrew Cogliano has a fractured neck and will be out indefinitely. Jordan Eberle, however, escaped a suspension for his hit on Cogliano.
All that and more in this Sunday edition of Evan’s Daily.
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Just a few hours after the Avalanche landed back in Colorado, Andrew Cogliano was reevaluated and it was determined he fractured his neck. He will now be out indefinitely, which means he will miss tonight’s Game Seven.
Jordan Eberle avoided suspension for the hit on Cogliano, and Jared Bednar has given up on trying to figure out what the NHL Department of Player Safety is going to do.
Avalanche Turning Point: All Eyes on MacKinnon, As He Changes The Momentum of The Game (+)
Devon Toews, in my opinion, was the best player on the ice in Game Six for the Avalanche.
For the first time since 2004, the Toronto Maple Leafs are advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs. And for the first time since 2019, a team other than the Tampa Bay Lightning will represent the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Final.
If you want to check out video of John Tavares’ overtime winner, you can look at it here.
For the second straight season, the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round of the NHL playoffs. With their victory, we know they’ll take on the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round. That means the top two draft picks from the 2015 NHL draft will meet for the first time in the playoffs.
After looking dead in the water, the New York Rangers dug deep and beat the New Jersey Devils, forcing a Game Seven on Monday.
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