Sport Blue Jackets-Lightning stream: Sunday’s NHL on NBCSN matchup
NHL on NBCSN: Confidence in roster led to quiet deadline for Blues
Coverage of Avalanche-Blues begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.Blues GM Doug Armstrong didn’t see a need to make an earth shattering move before Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning. Blue Jackets-Lightning stream coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by.
Defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay is firmly in thestandings with nine games left on its regular season schedule. The Lightning, which has yet to secure a playoff spot, trail Central-leading Carolina by four points. They enter Sunday’s contest against Columbus having alternated wins and losses in each of their last six games (3-3-0). The Blue Jackets were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.
NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for April 17, 2021
Players in the protocol are: Colorado's Bowen Byram, Philipp Grubauer and Joonas Donskoi; Edmonton's Dmitry Kulikov; Los Angeles' Matt Roy; Montreal's Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson; Philadelphia's Jackson Cates; Toronto's Nick Foligno, Riley Nash and Ben Hutton; and Vancouver's Nate Schmidt and Jake Virtanen. Read more here.APRIL 15The NHL has confirmed that the Vancouver Canucks will not return to play from their lengthy COVID-19 pause Friday night versus the Edmonton Oilers as originally hoped.
In a private and socially distanced gathering on Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning received their. The rings, made by Jostens, are crafted in 14-karat white gold and feature 557 diamonds, 81 genuine sapphires, 25 carats of gemstones and each player’s unique signature. The ring also features the words Distant Thunder, the Lightning’s motto for the 2020 playoffs, and “Gravy Train,” their locker room celebration song.
Columbus currently owns the League’s longest active losing streak at eight games (0-7-1) and have lost 15 of its last 17 contests (2-13-2). The team currently occupies last place in the Central Division. Following Thursday’s defeat, Blue Jackets goalieexpressed the team’s frustration with its performance this season.
Bruins-Penguins stream: Sunday’s NHL on NBC matchup
Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app.In what could be a potential First Round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pittsburgh takes on Boston, which has climbed back into the conversation for the division title on the strength of a League-best nine wins in April. On Friday, the Bruins had their six-game win streak snapped in a 6-4 loss at Buffalo. Boston has also put some distance between itself and the Rangers in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East, leading by six points. The Bruins also have two games in hand over the Rangers.
“I am tired of losing the game. I know we are trying, but this is getting embarrassing,” he said. “It is what it is. I am trying to be honest with you guys. It’s painful. Sitting in that locker room, and trust me, we are trying. We seriously are trying. We didn’t give up, but it’s just really such a bad year, I think. I just want to finish and delete this year and not think about it.”
WHAT: Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning
WHERE: AMALIE Arena
WHEN: Sunday, April 25, 6 p.m. ET
ON THE CALL: Brendan Burke, AJ Mleczko, Dominic Moore LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Blue Jackets-Lightning stream on.
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Video: Crosby finds Rust for a gorgeous goal (NBC Sports)
– Josh Dunne – Kole Sherwood
Kings' Christian Wolanin to be Group VI unrestricted free agent
Christian Wolanin will qualify for Group VI unrestricted free agency, a status reserved for players 25 and older with three or more professional seasons but with fewer than 80 NHL games played. Yet, due to the shortened 2020-21 season, that games-played total was actually reduced to 71 total games played for Wolanin, making it even less likely that he would end up as a Group VI UFA. He entered the season with 43 games played, and as a starting defenseman for Ottawa, it seemed fairly obvious that he would play the necessary 28 games if he stayed healthy.
– Gavin Bayreuther
LIGHTNING– – Alex Barre-Boulet
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NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for May 7, 2021 .
Players in the COVID protocol are: Colorado's Devan Dubnyk and Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov.Anaheim – TBA