smirfitts.com file photo: The Carolina Hurricanes propose to stop celebrations like these after getting criticism from other teams saying “it’s not professional”
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 The Carolina Hurricanes have put an end to the postgame celebrations called the “Storm Surge.” They also will not bring it back in the event they were to get into postseason. Was there a behind the doors nudge by the league or someone that said these kind of celebrations had to stop?
#2 The Minnesota Wild got a one-goal win over the Vegas Golden Knights, a team Matt will be seeing tonight. Devan Dubnyk stopped 32 shots for the Wild. The Knights, even though they lost Friday night’s game, clinched because the Arizona Coyotes lost their game.
#3 Speaking of the Arizona Coyotes, they dropped a shootout when the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon’s goal was the gamer. The Avs move close to a wild card spot with the win.
#4 The Nashville Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne stood on his head for 60 minutes, stopping 42 Pittsburgh Penguin shots. Rinne was closing in on his fifth season shutout until the Pens’ Nick Bjugstad scored with 1:03 remaining in the game.
#5 The Detroit Red Wings got a 4-0 shutout over the New Jersey Devils. The Wings used two goalies for the shutout: Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard.
Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com