I hope your long weekend is going well. It was odd not having the Maple Leafs play on Saturday night, but they are back tonight. After having most of their starts in March at 7:00 p.m., the Leafs are headed west for back-to-back games against the Calgary Flames starting tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET and tomorrow at 9:30.

Make sure to take an afternoon nap!

Other Hockey News

Is this the goalie you want to replace Freddie?

Goaltender Hutchinson a happy Maple Leaf now - Winnipeg Free Press
Michael Hutchinson has worn several different jerseys since leaving after the 2018 season, but he's a happy Maple Leaf now, raising a young family with his Winnipeg wife.

P.E.I.'s Drew MacIntyre hanging up his goalie pads - CBC
The long time journeyman goalie who played in two Maple Leafs games in 2013 announced his retirement from professional hockey Thursday. He has been in the system of almost half the teams in the NHL, plus stints in Europe, Russia, and even the Asian Ice Hockey League over a 15 year long professional goalie career.

Nova Scotia woman helping to shape professional women's hockey in North America - CBC
Lisa Haley of Westville, N.S., returns next month for the women's world championship where she'll coach Team Hungary. She also has an important new role at the National Women's Hockey League.

5 Ramifications from the Canucks COVID-19 Crisis - Nucks Misconduct
How will the team, and the league, handle this situation in the coming days?

The COVID situation on the Vancouver Canucks also has the NHL sufficiently worried that it is now reported they are organising backup plans for playoff bubbles. Bubbles are simply a backup plan for now, but I think the NHL and NHLPA realise they need to book the event and hotel space today if they want it to be an option still available in May.

I hope you’re having a good long weekend. We’ll have a preview of tonight’s game out later this morning, and a new episode of Back to Excited later today too. And remember, it’s only eight days until the trade deadline.

Meltdown: Ravneet Gill’s recipes for using up Easter egg chocolate - The Guardian
Who wants to turn their excess Easter eggs into chocolate fondant, chocolate cereal clusters, and chocolate and hazelnut spread? Bring it on!