As the grassroots game continues to grow in America, so does the support structure for hockey. Here are some of the most important ongoing projects that will help the game in the U.S.
If the Maple Leafs had stayed in the Atlantic Division bracket they could have made a run. Instead, they're now in the 'just happy to be there' camp.
Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw could be facing a suspension following a high hit on Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Shaw was handed a charging penalty. Beauchemin didn’t return to the contest. Shaw has been suspended once in his career.