Legault said the mask had been sent to him by Canadiens captain Shea Weber.
When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided to “pause” the NHL season on March 12 because of the coronavirus, the Canadiens had a 31-31-9 record with 11 games remaining and appeared certain to miss the playoffs for the third straight season and the fourth time in five years. Their final regular-season game was slated for April 4 in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
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As first reported by Sportsnet, the Bruins, Kings, Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins are among the teams that have told the NHL they are investigating outdoor home games. The Athletic noted that the Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators are among the teams that have also indicated interest to the NHL in playing multiple outdoor games.
Although the Winter Classic in Minnesota was postponed, the Hurricanes still are scheduled to play a Stadium Series game at NC State's football stadium in the 2020-21 season. NHL sources have stressed that these are "no stone unturned" ideas for creating revenue and playing in front of fans, rather than any concreted plans for the 2020-21 season. They also said that along with cost, the league's biggest concern with teams playing multiple outdoor games is watering down the novelty of the Winter Classic and the Stadium Series events that continue to pack crowds into football and baseball stadiums for hockey games every season.
Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Wednesday that the projected Jan. 1 start date is still "a work in progress" that will be "influenced largely by medical experts." Sources told ESPN on Thursday that speculation around a February start date is picking up.
Sasakamoose's son, Neil, said in a video posted on Facebook that his father died Tuesday in Prince Albert.
That foundation includes centers Nico Hischier, selected No. 1 in the 2017 NHL Draft, and Jack Hughes, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.Tennessee Titans for NHL Face Masks