Thursday's Dump & Chase: Tensions

Links for your Thursday.

McDavid: Pietrangelo’s slash warrants suspension
The Oilers’ Connor McDavid said Golden Knights alternate captain Alex Pietrangelo should be suspended for his slash on Leon Draisaitl.

Connor McDavid has been expressing a surprising number of opinions this year, for someone who I'm more used to seeing very polished PR-approved soundbites from.

Oilers’ Nurse could be suspended for instigator penalty late in Game 4
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse is facing a one-game suspension after receiving an instigator penalty late in his team’s 4-1 win in Game 4 Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Oilers themselves weren't squeaky-clean in their win.

Devils on brink with Hurricanes, history against them in Game 5
The New Jersey Devils are competing against history on the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference Second Round.

I don't know if looking at the Carolina Hurricanes' entire franchise history is the way to go here, but I agree things don't look fantastic for the Devils.

‘Hard one to explain’: Ruff baffled by Devils’ effort
Summing up a 6-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night in Game 4, a decision that increased New Jersey’s series deficit to 3-1, Devils coach Lindy Ruff said bluntly “there was no team effort” from his club, and “we weren’t good.”

I think Ruff explained it pretty well, actually.

Woll stays composed for Maple Leafs in Game 4 of Eastern 2nd Round
On a night when the Toronto Maple Leafs’ season was on the line, 24-year-old rookie goalie Joseph Woll, who some of his teammates have nicknamed “The Brick Woll,” was exactly that, making 24 saves in a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers to avoid elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Seco…

Meanwhile, the Leafs managed to avoid a sweep. Comeback time?

Flyers to name Keith Jones president of hockey ops, Daniel Briere GM
The Philadelphia Flyers will name broadcaster and former player Keith Jones the club’s new president of hockey operations on Thursday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports.

That was a quick trip from player to GM for Brière. I wouldn't be shocked if there are some people not just still in the league but still on the team who he played with--and I know there are people still in the league he's played both with and against.

Karlsson, McDavid, Pastrnak named Ted Lindsay Award finalists
Erik Karlsson, Connor McDavid and David Pastrnak were named finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday.

Not a shocking slate of finalists at all.