Alex Tuch #89 of the Vegas Golden Knights is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche during overtime in a Western Conference Round Robin game during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 08, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. The teams meet Saturday for the third time this season. Vegas leads the Western Conference shooting 34.5 shots per game while averaging 3.2 goals.
The Vegas Golden Knights take on the Chicago Blackhawks to begin the Western Conference first round.
COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 69.33% in country
Medical professionals are conducting door-to-door checks in vulnerable regions as well as setting up swab test camps in hotspots. The country tested a record of over 1,000 deaths in a single day. "A major relief after 3 months (sic)", Aaditya Thackeray wrote.
The Hawks and Vegas play Game 2 on Thursday, and then play Games 3 (televised nationally on NBC) and 4 as a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday. Jonathan Toews has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
The Hawks finished 1-1-1 against the Golden Knights during the regular season.
Big Ten to cancel 2020 season
MI coach Jim Harbaugh also pushed for playing games, saying, "This virus can be controlled". "This isn't easy", Harbaugh said. Tony Paul of the Detroit News says he has confirmed the same and that the Big Ten will look to play football in the spring.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 7-2-1, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a.924 save percentage.
Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty: day to day (undisclosed).
TwiTok: Twitter Enters Talk To Acquire TikTok
The Financial Times reported that Microsoft has expanded negotiations and was now after the app's entire global operations. The value of TikTok's United States operations are unclear but estimates put it at tens of billions of dollars.