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Evan’s Daily: Kovalenko Hype, Kraken Force A Game Seven




The Seattle Kraken are still hanging around in the NHL playoffs after taking down the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. For the second straight series, they will go to a Game Seven.

It’s a quiet weekend around the Colorado Avalanche, so we took a look at the highlight-reel for Nikolai Kovalenko, and a film room may be on the way soon.

All that and more in this Sunday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

Nikolai Kovalenko had a tremendous year in the KHL, and although he’s a little older, is one of the top prospects for the Avalanche. Take a look at his highlight-reel, and in the near future, expect a deeper dive into his game with a film room.

Denis Malgin is flashy and disappeared at times, but provided some much needed depth scoring for the Avalanche after being acquired. Is he a flash in the pan or will he be a mainstay on the team?

Both Malgin and Mikko Rantanen played big roles in their respective teams walking away with victories in the World Championships.

NHL Playoffs

The Seattle Kraken obviously gave the Avalanche a lot of trouble, and they’re doing the same to Dallas. They chased Jake Oettinger from the net in Game Six, and forced a Game Seven with a 6-3 win.

Alex Pietrangelo called out the Oilers for their premeditated hits before Game Six.

National Hockey Network

WHN: Evgeny Kuznetsov wants out, so where’s the fit? Is one of the teams he may fit on the Colorado Avalanche?

BHN: Loading up at the deadline is always risky, but Don Sweeney doesn’t regret anything he did before the March trade deadline.

FHN: The Carolina Hurricanes are now looking to block Florida Panthers fans from getting into their building.

SJHN: The Sharks only really have the NHL Draft to look forward to right now, so taking a look at all the mock drafts to see who they think San Jose may take.

MHN: Montreal is high on a few prospects, and hold the 5th overall pick in the draft.

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