Thursday's Dump & Chase: Pressing onward

Links for a gameday Thursday.

Sportsnet’s 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: April Edition
Sam Cosentino shares his latest ranking of the top 32 prospects for the deep 2023 NHL draft class.

This is going to be an exciting draft year.

Bruins top Caps, set NHL record with 133 points
Longtime captain Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, and the Bruins are now the most successful regular-season team in NHL history, owning both the single-season wins and points records.

That's...a lot of points.

Penguins eliminated from playoff contention, 16-year postseason run ends
The Pittsburgh Penguins failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006, ending a 16-year postseason run, which was the longest streak in the NHL.
Canadiens’ Teasdale realizes unlikely dream in season’s penultimate game
Joel Teasdale was born and raised a Montreal Canadiens fan, and on Wednesday night he was given an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream, suiting up for the team in a 4-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

The Canadiens have had brutal injury luck this season.

Melbourne to host two NHL preseason games
The National Hockey League [NHL] will bring two pre-season games to Australia later this year, the first time the United States-based league has ventured Down Under.

I love the Global Series. I don't know that it's necessarily good hockey, but it's fun, and the league needs more fun.

Hartman suspended 1 game for actions in Wild game
Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman has been suspended for one game, without pay, for interference against Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers during NHL Game No. 1291 in Minnesota on Tuesday, April 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

I guess it's not the worst time of year to make a suspension-worthy play. Maybe.

At least it's not actually the postseason, anyway.

Sabres eliminated, done in by losing streaks, inconsistency in goal
The Buffalo Sabres were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention when they lost 6-2 to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

It's been a long, long summer for Buffalo.

Women’s Hockey Worlds: Notable stats for every quarter-final team
The Preliminary Round of the women’s hockey worlds is officially in the books, with Thursday bringing a full slate of quarter-final matchups. To get you set, Emily Sadler takes a look at one or two eye-popping stats from each of the eight remaining teams.

Once again, Finland has brought goaltending; this time, they've also brought goal-scoring.