Friday's Dump & Chase: Unlucky

Links to finish off your week.

‘Quest for the Stanley Cup’ sees history made in conference finals
It’s an up-close look at NHL history during the third episode of “Quest For The Stanley Cup.”

Who needs sleep, right?

‘We’re not quitters’: Stars avoid Vegas sweep
The Stars now face the challenge of trying to become the first team in NHL history to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win the round before the Stanley Cup Final.

Unlike the Carolina Hurricanes, the Dallas Stars managed to avoid getting swept out of the conference finals.

Opportunity Analysis: How the Panthers’ forecheck has led to overtime success
The Florida Panthers are into the Stanley Cup Final and have gotten there with six overtime wins. Justin Bourne uses the NHL’s EDGE IQ data (powered by AWS) to explain why they’ve found such success.

This is a cool breakdown of what the Panthers have been doing right so far.

Marchessault surprised Panthers didn’t keep him
With a possible matchup looming in the Stanley Cup Final, Vegas’ Jonathan Marchessault is still surprised that Florida didn’t protect him in the 2017 expansion draft.

A lot of teams were woefully unprepared for the Vegas expansion draft, that's for sure.

Evaluating the massive job and huge opportunity facing the next Leafs GM
The Maple Leafs are facing some tough decisions that need to be made urgently by a new GM, but with that pressure comes great opportunity, too. Justin Bourne explains what, exactly, the new hire will be faced with.

Whoever takes this job is going to be under an absolutely massive spotlight, with a pre-warmed seat. I don't envy him (or her, or them--but let's be realistic here, it's going to be a him, and he's probably going to have been the GM, AGM, or maybe head coach of a NHL team within the past two years).

U.S., Canada advance to semis at hockey worlds
The United States beat the Czech Republic 3-0 to advance to the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Thursday.

Teams USA, Canada, Germany, and Latvia have made the semifinals at the men's World Championship.

Max effort gives Firebirds a Game 1 win

The Admirals lost Game 1 of the AHL's Western Conference Final 6-4.