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Evan’s NHL Daily: Golden Knights Win Another Overtime Thriller, MacKinnon’s Monster Year



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There have been four games played in the third round of the NHL playoffs, and all four of them have gone to overtime. On Sunday, the Golden Knights took care of business again on home ice, putting all the pressure on the Stars.

With the Avalanche, we took a look back at the monster year from Nathan MacKinnon, where he shattered all his career highs.

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

Colorado Hockey Now

A look back at the previous week with all the content on CHN, including if Jonathan Drouin makes sense. The mention of his name has brought out some strong opinions both ways.

From January 1 on, Nathan MacKinnon may have been the best player in the world. That doesn’t mean he is the best player in the world, but for about four months, he sure looked like it. We took a look back at his year in this edition of season in review.

Patrick Roy definitely isn’t coming back to the Avalanche after how he left, but his Quebec Remparts won the QMJHL championship on Sunday. Does that increase the odds of him returning to the NHL?

NHL Playoffs

The Dallas Stars lost a ton of overtime games in the regular season, inflating their record a little bit. In both games, that’s come back to bite them. The Golden Knights won their second straight overtime game, and the series now heads to Dallas with Vegas up 2-0.

For the Florida Panthers, the Matthew Tkachuk trade from last summer continues to pay massive dividends for them.

National Hockey Now

PHN: Jaromir Jagr was back in Pittsburgh on Sunday, and in the locker room. Has enough time passed for things to have calmed down enough to retire his #68?

DHN: The Red Wings Joe Veleno was suspended 5 games on Sunday at the World Championships for a nasty play, where he looked to use his skate as a weapon. Check it out yourself.

Calgary: Sounds like the Flames are about to name Craig Conroy their general manager.

LAHN: Examining the Viktor Arvidsson rumors from the Kings perspective.

NHN: The Predators AHL squad moves on, with young goaltender Askarov leading the way.

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