May 24, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT
Various outlets debate when the Thrashers-to-Winnipeg move will officially be announced. Meanwhile, people expect the “Winnipeg Thrashers” to play in the Southeast Division for one season before a division realignment takes place.
May 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT
Even with Joe Thornton in the lineup for Game 5, it’s clear that other Sharks players must step up to keep their hopes alive.
May 24, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Guy Boucher announced that Dwayne Roloson will start instead of Mike Smith in Game 6. Can Roloson lead the Lightning to another comeback from elimination?
May 24, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT
It’s likely that the Red Wings’ Wednesday press conference will be held to announce Brian Rafalski’s retirement. In other news, the team will play against the Flyers in a pre-season game in London, Ontario.
May 24, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT
Intentionally or not, Tim Thomas gave the Lightning bulletin board material going into Game 5. Then he muted their comments with an outstanding 33-save performance, highlighting an already-impressive playoff run.
May 24, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT
The Sharks denied their playoff “demons” going into Game 5 against the Canucks tonight.
May 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT
Sorry nostalgic hockey fans: Jaromir Jagr’s agent said he’s not considering offers from NHL teams at this time.
May 24, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT
TSN reports that Steve Downie won’t receive a fine or suspension for his hit on Johnny Boychuk.
May 24, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones provide this preview of Game 5 between the Sharks and Canucks.
May 24, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
It’s been a strange year for Sami Salo. He went to a career-threatening (but darkly comical) injury to scoring two power-play goals to inch the Canucks that much closer to the Stanley Cup finals. Read about his strange journey in this post.
May 24, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Despite dealing with concussion issues, Patrice Bergeron and Simon Gagne have been among the best players for their respective teams.
May 24, 2011, 1:55 AM EDT
After an impressive 19-year NHL career, it sounds like Doug Weight will announce his retirement on Tuesday.
May 24, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT
Guy Boucher has a tough choice to make in Game 6. Will he go back to Dwayne Roloson or stick with Mike Smith? This post breaks down the pros and cons of going in both directions.
May 23, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT
The Lightning dominated long stretches of Game 5, but Tim Thomas made 33 saves to help the Bruins steal a 3-1 win. Read all about how Boston earned their 3-2 series lead in this post.
May 23, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT
It’s been a tough road since Vincent Lecavalier won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Perhaps those low moments make this year’s run that much sweeter, though.
May 23, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT
True North and the Atlanta Spirit are getting close to a deal, but the NHL indicates that an announcement probably won’t come on Tuesday. In other news, the Spirit and John Moores are no longer exclusively discussing a deal to sell the Atlanta Hawks, giving a tiny bit of hope to Thrashers fans.
May 22, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT
The Sharks and Canucks switched roles from Game 3 to Game 4, as special teams fueled Vancouver’s 4-2 win. San Jose finds themselves down 3-1 in the series with their captain Joe Thornton’s health in question.
May 22, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT
Keith Ballard delivered what might have been the best hit of the 2011 playoffs (so far) when he nailed Jamie McGinn with a devastating hip check.
May 22, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT
The story of the first period revolved around Vancouver’s lack of discipline and San Jose’s inability to capitalize on their PP chances. The second period offered a stark contrast: the Sharks coughed up bad mistakes and the Canucks made them pay dearly, scoring three 5-on-3 goals in two stunning minutes.
May 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT
The Canucks survived three penalties in the first period, but will give the Sharks another two minute man advantage to start the second. This post recaps the ups and downs of a scoreless opening frame.
May 22, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT
Beyond simply winning, the Sharks hope that three different trends continue against the Canucks in Game 4.
May 22, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT
With Christian Ehrhoff and Aaron Rome likely out of the Canucks lineup, Vancouver will likely turn to Keith Ballard and Andrew Alberts. Will the Ballard trade finally be worth it after a disappointing season?
May 22, 2011, 2:56 AM EDT
The Canucks have been struggling with the Sharks’ power play all series long, but Game 3 brings up concerns about a gap in the two squads’ special teams units.
- Panthers owners say they’re committed even though team has lost ‘tremendous amounts of money’ 3
- Update: Wild’s Harding out indefinitely with fractured foot 17
- Johansen heads home from Columbus as talks get even messier 14
- Kesler accuses Vancouver media of making up stories, ‘throwing people under the bus’ 19
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal 49
- Mike Yeo is pretty unhappy with Minnesota’s goalie situation 20
- Much to his relief, Lecavalier will start season at center 14
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands 61
- Advantage Kuemper? Harding on crutches after ankle injury 15
- Done deal, finally: Wings ink DeKeyser to two-year, $4.375M extension 11
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands (61)
- Chiarelli: At some point, I’m going to have to trade a defenseman (56)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (49)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)