• NHL relaxing virus protocols for vaccinated playoff teams
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    NHL relaxing virus protocols for vaccinated playoff teams

    The league sent a memo to teams and players Friday night outlining changes that take hold once 85% or more of the travelling party has been fully vaccinated.

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    Nashville hosts Carolina after Kunin's 2-goal game

    Carolina Hurricanes (36-11-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (30-23-2, fourth in the Central Division) Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators +108, Hurricanes -131 BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit Nashville after Luke Kunin scored two goals in the Predators' 3-1 victory against the Hurricanes. The Predators are 30-23-2 against division opponents. Nashville averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the NHL. Mathieu Olivier leads the team serving 68 total minutes. The Hurricanes are 36-11-8 against opponents in the Central Division. Carolina is eighth in the NHL recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.6 assists. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Calle Jarnkrok leads the Predators with 13 goals, adding 15 assists and totalling 28 points. Kunin has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Nashville. Martin Necas leads the Hurricanes with a plus-27 in 52 games this season. Sebastian Aho has six goals over the last 10 games for Carolina. LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, three penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage. Hurricanes: 6-1-3, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage. INJURIES: Predators: Dante Fabbro: day to day (upper body), Mathieu Olivier: out (lower body), Viktor Arvidsson: day to day (upper body), Colton Sissons: day to day (upper body). Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

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    Islanders visit the Bruins after Nelson's 2-goal game

    New York Islanders (32-17-6, fourth in the East Division) vs. Boston Bruins (32-15-7, third in the East Division) Boston; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -148, Islanders +121 BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host New York after Brock Nelson scored two goals in the Islanders' 5-1 victory over the Devils. The Bruins are 32-15-7 against the rest of their division. Boston is 24th in the NHL with 33.4 shots per game and is averaging 3.0 goals. The Islanders are 32-17-6 against the rest of their division. New York averages only 2.7 penalties per game, the least in the league. Ross Johnston leads them averaging 0.7. In their last meeting on April 16, Boston won 3-0. TOP PERFORMERS: Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 39 assists and has 67 points this season. David Krejci has 13 points over the last 10 games for Boston. Nelson leads the Islanders with 18 goals and has 33 points. Anthony Beauvillier has seven goals over the last 10 games for New York. LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 6-3-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .915 save percentage. Islanders: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .941 save percentage. INJURIES: Bruins: Charlie Coyle: day to day (upper-body). Islanders: Ross Johnston: out (undisclosed). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press