NHL Playoffs

As of Monday, April 17, the quest for the Stanley Cup began. With another historic and record-breaking season, the fans and players are eager for these games. This season,there were many newsworthy  moments like the Boston Bruins breaking the record for most wins in a season, and Edmonton Oiler player Connor Mcdavid being the only active player to reach 150 points (the last player to get 150+ was Mario Lemieux in 1996). Another insane stat is that 11 players reached the 100-point mark this season. Jason Robertson of the Dallas Stars had a breakout season putting up 109 points this season. Goaltenders Linus Ullmark of the Bruins and Alexander Georgiev tied for the most wins this season with 40 each. Ullmark leads the rest of the stats with 1.89 goals per game and a .938% save percentage. Although, through all the insanity, it is time for the top teams in the league to prove why they should win the Stanley Cup. 

The Boston Bruins finished at the top of the league with a record of 65-12-5, demolishing the previous record held by a three-way tie between the Detroit Red Wings (1995-96), Tampa Bay Lightning (2018-19), and the Montreal Canadiens (1976-77). Being obvious favorites, the Bruins hope to carry the momentum into the playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche hope to be the third team to repeat in recent years, although the newly added franchise the Seattle Kraken hope to make a name for themselves in their first-ever playoff run.

Declan York, Staff Writer

Senior Declan York is a staff writer for the 2022-2023 Colonel Newsmagazine. He is an avid Queen Elizabeth supporter along with his love for hockey.

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