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Hockey Things: What Caught Our Eye Last Week (April 11 Edition)

Sidney Crosby reached another milestone, the Kadri family had a touching moment and we may have a new college hockey tradition.

The birds are chirping, the flowers are beginning to spring and the smell of playoff beards is almost in the air as spring hits the hockey world. 

Let's take a look at some of the best moments in the sport from the past week:

Sidney Crosby reaches 1,400 points in style 

Stop me if you've heard this before: Sidney Crosby did something amazing. This past weekend, the Penguins captain recorded his 1,400th point, becoming the seventh-fastest player to reach the mark. 

Another day, another magical moment for Crosby who continues to make more history in his outstanding career. 

Nobody needs to question his Hockey Hall of Fame credentials. There's probably already a jacket sitting for him as I type this.

Children of NHLers always make for wholesome content

Scientific studies have shown there is no time in history when kids of hockey players watch their parents warm up by the glass that hasn't been adorable. The Colorado Avalanche released a video showing a mic'd up Naylah Kadri watching her dad Nazem warm up before a recent home game. 

It's always a fun moment when we get to see elements of players' lives beyond what happens during games. 

Wearing the net, a new hockey tradition? 

The Denver Pioneers captured their ninth men's NCAA title with a 5-1 win over the Minnesota State on Saturday night. After the win, we saw one of the more stranger moments in recent post-game memory.

Pioneers blueliner and Florida Panthers prospect Mike Benning showed up to the post-game press conference wearing a piece of one of the nets under his hat. 

Well, OK then.



Florida Panthers Swept in Round 2 By Lightning

The Presidents' Trophy winners are the first ones out of the second round as the Florida Panthers were eliminated in four games by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Mark Giordano

Giordano's Impact Not Ignored by Maple Leafs

Giordano isn’t at the peak he was at when he won the James Norris Trophy in 2019, but his importance to Toronto's blueline – aided by a very cap-friendly deal – is notable for a variety of reasons.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: GB, Italy Relegated; Denmark Wins Major Upset

Italy and Great Britain have been relegated from the men's World Hockey Championship, while Denmark pulled off a historic upset over Canada and Czechia shut out USA with one day remaining in round-robin play.