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Hockey is Back! Carolina Hurricanes waste no time in game one of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers against the New York Rangers

Hockey is Back!

And just like that in the first game of the 2020 NHL Playoffs (Qualifiers Round) the Carolina Hurricanes wasted no time in getting on the board only 61 seconds after the opening faceoff.

We wondered would teams be sluggish out of the gate but we got our answer quick. A few short minutes in and already our first fight drew between Justin Williams and Ryan Strome.


I think we can all agree that it feels great to have hockey back and be watching both meaningful and playoff hockey in August.

Here’s to many many more games to follow today and for the next several weeks as the bracket of 24 playoff teams dwindles down to the ultimate champion to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup!

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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