Friday's Dump & Chase: Taking Off

Links for your Friday.

3 Keys: Panthers at Hurricanes, Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final
(WC2) Panthers at (M1) HurricanesEastern Conference Final, Game 18 p.m. ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS
‘7th-period stretch’: Fans stay up late for Panthers vs. Hurricanes 4-OT classic
Sleep, apparently, is overrated. Many hockey fans decided to stay up late Thursday night into early Friday morning, at least in the Eastern time zone, to watch the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes play almost seven full periods of hockey.
Hurricanes, Panthers, Golden Knights, Stars make up ‘fantastic’ final 4
For days, since the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I’ve been waking up to my 4-year-old dragging his Boston Bruins-branded hockey net into my bedroom so he can play goalie, which makes sense since we live in Boston. Except, lately, he hasn’t wanted to be the goalie for the Bruins.
Staal brothers ready to battle in Panthers-Hurricanes playoff series
The Staal brothers have gone radio silent now that Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final is here.
Hill steps up as saving grace for Golden Knights in playoff run
The Vegas Golden Knights acquired Adin Hill on Aug. 29, after they knew Robin Lehner would miss the season because of hip surgeries and Laurent Brossoit wouldn’t be ready until November at the earliest because he too was recovery from a hip surgery.
Scout’s Analysis: What the Maple Leafs will be considering this off-season
The Toronto Maple Leafs will have to make quick decisions on possibly big changes, so how do they get there and what should they do? Former scout Jason Bukala writes about end of season meetings and what the Leafs would be weighing.


Tkachuk shenanigans, lots of Staals: What to expect from Panthers-Hurricanes ECF
As the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes get ready to clash in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Ken Wiebe takes a look at the top storylines for the series.


Sportsnet’s 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: May Edition
In his final draft rankings of the season, Sam Cosentino shares his top 32 prospects before a more specific mock draft in June.

Prospect season is upon us.