NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman just announced at his annual address prior to Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals that league expansion will be decided at the Board of Governor’s meeting on June 22. The Board of Governors will choose one of the following options:
Defer the decision on expansion for one year
Presumably Bettman will be tight-lipped until the Board of Governors makes their decision. Until then, speculate away!
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is knocked into the net as P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens scores a goal in a 5-4 victory at Amalie Arena on March 31, 2016.
EDIT: This article was written as an April fool’s day prank. Information found in this article should not be taken as factually accurate.
Last night, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, bringing them to 88 points on the season. With tiebreakers, (equal ROW, better point differential and head to head) that puts them ahead of the Bruins, and into the playoff structure as the 3rd seed in the Atlantic division. After the tight race between the Wings & the B’s grabbing everyone’s attention, the Habs’ resurgence snuck up on both teams.