Apr 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
Which first round series look the most (and least) exciting? This post ranks all eight.
Apr 11, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT
The NHL named the 20 referees and 20 linesmen who will work the 2011 playoffs. The question is: will the gradual decline toward pre-lockout officiating continue?
Apr 11, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT
Who made the best save of the last week of the 2010-11 season? The contestants are: James Reimer, Tim Thomas, Ondrej Pavelec, Pekka Rinne, Ilya Bryzgalov and Tuukka Rask.
Apr 11, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT
Who scored the best goal of the final week of the 2010-11 season? Your choices are: the Rangers’ five-goal outburst, Patrick Kane, Corey Perry, Bobby Butler, Nathan Gerbe, T.J. Oshie or Colton Gillies.
Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT
The Kings are likely to avoid trading scoring chances with the Sharks in their first round series, but they still need to score goals, so they hope that Justin Williams can return for Game 1 on Thursday.
Apr 11, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT
It’s unclear if Ray Emery re-injured the surgically repaired hip that endangered his career, but either way, it looks like the Ducks will need to turn to Dan Ellis in Game 1 of their series against the Predators.
Apr 11, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT
The Bruins will be without depth defenseman Steven Kampfer for at least two weeks, according to Joe Haggerty.
Apr 11, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT
Chris Pronger didn’t practice today, but he participated in team meetings, leaving his status for Game 1 of the Sabres-Flyers series just as unclear as it was before.
Apr 10, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT
There was plenty of star power on display in the Red Wings-Blackhawks game, which you see in these two video clips.
Apr 10, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT
This post includes videos with footage of every goal and another one with some of the best saves from the Red Wings-Blackhawks NBC Game of the Week.
Apr 10, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT
After Chicago’s loss, the Stars can earn a playoff spot with a regulation or overtime win against the Wild. So what are their chances of accomplishing that? Check out this preview to find out.
Apr 10, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT
The Blackhawks had a chance to clinch a playoff spot by getting one point against the Red Wings, but Detroit beat them in a thrilling 4-3 game. Read this recap to find out why Chicago will now be forced to root for Minnesota Sunday night.
Apr 10, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT
Thanks to mistakes by Chicago and despite errors by referees, Detroit earned a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Apr 10, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT
Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s remaining four games.
Apr 10, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT
The first period of Chicago’s big game against Detroit ended in a 0-0 tie, but the score doesn’t tell the story of a fast paced first frame.
Apr 10, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT
It would be unfair to blame Peter DeBoer for failing in Florida when the team hasn’t made the playoffs since the 1999-2000 season, but it was understandable that the team decided to fire him this morning.
Apr 10, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT
The NHLPA would reportedly need to approve the 4.7 percent increase, but if they do, the 2011-12 salary cap could jump from $59.4 million to $62.2 million according to a report.
Apr 10, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
While the Goal of the Night was debatable, there’s little doubt in our minds that anyone could beat Ilya Bryzgalov for the Save of the Night.
Apr 10, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
As great (and important) as Chris Drury’s goal was on Saturday, T.J. Oshie scored a jaw-dropper while his skates weren’t even on the ice. Check out our choice for the best goal of April 9th, as well as every goal scored on that day.
Apr 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
More and more, it’s looking like Sidney Crosby won’t be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs. In fact, he might not be ready for the playoffs at all.
Apr 10, 2011, 3:56 AM EDT
After plenty of big games, the Blackhawks understand that this is genuinely their biggest contest of the season. Want to know how Chicago could possibly finish somewhere between fifth and ninth place? Read this post.
Apr 10, 2011, 3:20 AM EDT
The Sharks clinched the second seed while the Ducks continued their torrid run to notch the fourth seed tonight. Meanwhile, the Predators were shut out by the Blues, leaving their situation at the mercy of the Blackhawks.
Apr 10, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT
For all intents and purposes, Daniel Sedin will receive the Art Ross Trophy as the leading scorer of the 2010-11 season with 104 points.
Apr 10, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT
Detroit will be shorthanded because of injuries on Sunday, but Chicago can relate with some of their banged up players. This post gives an update on Dave Bolland, Troy Brouwer, Tomas Kopecky and Patrick Sharp.
Apr 9, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT
Considering their murky ownership situation, it’s quite possible that Sunday’s game against the Penguins won’t just be the last game of the season for the Thrashers. It might also be their final contest in Atlanta, period.
- How bad are things for the Kings after Monday? 10
- Lightning clinch playoff berth, but did they lose Hedman? 9
- Blackhawks tease good injury news for Kane 8
- Tough times in Tampa: Garrison out 3-4 weeks after ‘pretty dirty’ Abdelkader hit 22
- Playoff watch — what the bubble teams need to do 29
- NHL on NBCSN: Stakes high for Kings, ‘Hawks tonight 21
- Blackhawks’ Sharp: ‘We knew we had to get two points’ 12
- Video: Brian Engblom takes a puck to the head 13
- Flames jump back into third in Pacific, beat Preds 6
- Letang concussed, Penguins will dress five defensemen 18