The first round nears the end, which means that Carl’s Colorado Avalanche finally have their season ended. Is the Counselling Couch needed? The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets face off in round 2. Are the Preds still the favorite in the West?
The Tampa Bay Lightning made easy work of the New Jersey Devils. Will Nikita Kucherov be able to lead the team into the 2nd round?
Officiating is still terrible. How much does it impact the quality of the game?
After scoring 28 goals in 6 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers. Can the Pens 3 peat? Are we sick of Pens vs Washington Capitals? If they advance, is this finally Washington’s year?
After a couple of sweeps, the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks are rested and ready for round 2. What will it take to stop the Golden Knights?
Chuck Fletcher is out as the general manager of the Minnesota Wild.
Bill “Don’t Call Me Jim” Peters is officially hired by the Calgary Flames.
Joel’s Toronto Maple Leafs try to come back against the Boston Bruins. Joel tries to hold it together as his team holds onto the playoffs.
Lastly, there is a Hi Sticking update, with 400 points handed out in the 1st round of the playoffs. We start fresh in round 2!
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The 4th Line Podcast is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Carl Landra and Joel Schnell. Every week they share their unique and fun take on what is happening in the world of hockey. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they have a typical no 4th line attitude: what they lack in finesse, they make for in being willing to go to the corners and work hard to get the job done.
Who are Carl and Joel? Carl comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a mustache. His team of choice is the Colorado Avalanche and his smoked meat of choice is brisket. Joel comes from Calgary, AB. His facial hair of choice is a beard. His team of choice is the Toronto Maple Leafs and his smoked meat of choice is ribs.