The Philadelphia Flyers set a dubious franchise record, the Boston Bruins clinched the Presidents’ Trophy, and Connor McDavid potted his 300th career goal and set an amazing NHL record in the process.
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Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers had a franchise-low 11 shots (11!!) in a game that can be described in one word: Bizarre. Ottawa goalie Cam Talbot stopped just seven shots and got the win. The Senators had a 46-11 shots domination, but the Flyers still managed to get a point in Ottawa’s 5-4 OT win. The Flyers have a seven-game point streak (5-0-2). Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston Hockey Now: The Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime, 2-1, and clinched the Presidents’ Trophy in their 75th game. Boston Bruins.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Golden Knights became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth despite a 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose, which got a goal from former Flyer Oskar Lindblom. Vegas is the seventh franchise in NHL history to reach the playoffs five or more times in its first six seasons. Vegas Golden Knights.
Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid scored goal No. 300 in the Oilers’ 2-0 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings. He also became the first player in NHL history with five double-digit point streaks in a single season. Think about that. One more McDavidism: He became the fifth player in NHL history with 300 goals and 500 assists prior to his 600th game. Edmonton Oilers.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins stayed ahead of Florida in the wild-card hunt as they blanked Nashville, 2-0. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Florida Hockey Now: Florida remained on the Penguins’ heels by dispatching Montreal, 5-2. Florida Panthers.
College Hockey: The three Hobey Baker candidates were announced, including one who should go very high in the June NHL draft. The award is presented to the best collegiate player. Hobey Baker candidates.