The Toronto Maple Leafs team have decided to take an alternative approach to solidarity for racial injustice issues. Leafs' alternative-captain Morgan Rielly stated they will not raise a fist or take a knee during the anthem, which has raised many questions with regards to how the team is stepping up to bring awareness. Hockey analyst Justin Cuthbert is joined by Julian McKenzie to discuss the social implications with taking this approach.
NHL: Minnesota Wild will be up against Vancouver Canucks as Toronto Maple Leafs will face Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames take on Winnipeg Jets
Staging games in empty arenas after a virus-forced hiatus of more than four months, the NHL skated into this unprecedented postseason with plenty of questions about just how intense the action on the ice would be. Four days into a most unusual Stanley Cup tournament, this much is clear: Playoff hockey is still playoff hockey, even without the roar of the crowd. The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks, their qualifying round series even at one win apiece, have proven as much.