It was a scary incident as Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala was stretchered off the ice in Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues. Fiala was rode into the boards by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, and appeared to have a left leg injury.
According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, 34 year old Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk has expressed his intention to return to the NHL next season. Kovalchuk has played the last 4 seasons with St. Petersburg SKA in the KHL.
Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson appeared to be battling an injury in the series against the Boston Bruins, and he still made key contributions to his team's series win. With the series now over, his injury was made known.
The Edmonton Oilers defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Saturday’s elimination game. A salty Sharks fan showered the Oilers in popcorn as they celebrated their series win on the bench.
Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal went crashing into the end boards head first following a scoring opportunity. It was a scary incident and Staal was eventually helped off the ice during the second period of Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues.