May 1, 2011, 5:27 AM EDT
Antti Niemi came into the Red Wings-Sharks series as one of San Jose’s biggest question marks. If last year’s Cup run with Chicago is any indication, the Sharks would be wise to stick with Niemi through his ups and downs.
Apr 30, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT
If you want to see every goal from Boston’s dominant 7-3 win against Philadelphia in Game 1, then this video post has you covered. This post also includes some Net Cam footage.
Apr 30, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT
David Krejci gouged the Flyers with two goals and two assists as the Bruins dominated Philadelphia 7-3 in Game 1. Philly faces more goalie questions while Boston’s only true concern was their power play.
Apr 30, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT
The Flyers’ goalies issues continued in Game 1, as Brian Boucher was pulled late in the second period. The Bruins enter the second intermission with a commanding 5-2 lead.
Apr 30, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT
The Nathan Horton-Milan Lucic-David Krejci carried the momentum from earning the Bruins’ Game 7 OT goal into the first period, creating both of Boston’s goals to give them a 2-1 lead over the Flyers.
Apr 30, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
The U.S. team earned a 5-1 win against Austria in its 2011 IIHF World Championships opener.
Apr 30, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT
Zdeno Chara is almost a foot taller than Danny Briere, yet the small forward towered over the behemoth defenseman in last year’s semifinals series. Can Chara limit Briere’s playoff magic this time around?
Apr 30, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT
While the Bruins and Flyers met about a year ago in the 2010 semifinals, there are enough new faces to make the 2011 series compellingly different. Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton and Kris Versteeg rank among the ‘newcomers.’
Apr 30, 2011, 4:57 AM EDT
While the Flyers have their own problems, the Bruins probably need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and their wretched power play if they want to win another playoff round.
Apr 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT
As the search for the missing game-winning puck from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals continues, the NHL decided to temporarily remove accused lineman Steve Miller out of its playoff officiating rotation. Read this post for the zany details.
Apr 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT
The Sharks earned their fourth OT win of these young playoffs by beating the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 1. Get the rundown of Friday’s late game in this post.
Apr 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT
This story includes post-game reactions from both sides of Game 1 along with commentary from the Versus crew.
Apr 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT
The Lightning came off a grinding Game 7 win to beat the well-rested Capitals 4-2 in Game 1 of their semifinals series. Tampa Bay received contributions from stars and lesser-known players alike in this contest.
Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
Simon Gagne left the ice after a Scott Hannan hit and won’t return during Game 1. Check out video of the hit, which is especially worrisome considering Gagne’s history of neck and head injuries.
Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT
The Red Wings look like they’ll benefit from a lengthy break from their first round sweep as both Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play against the Sharks tonight.
Apr 28, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT
The Predators are underdogs in their series against the Canucks, but they might be able to take Game 1 against a Vancouver team that isn’t far removed from a dramatic game 7 on Tuesday.
Apr 28, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT
TheNHL announced that the New York Rangers will face HC Sparta Prague in an exhibition game at TESLA Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, September 29.
Apr 28, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT
Do you have the sinking feeling that the 2011 first rounds really was one of the best in ages? The NHL released some stats that back up your instincts.
Apr 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller admitted that he missed most of the team’s last four regular season games because of concussion problems.
Apr 28, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that defenseman Andrew Ference won’t face a suspension for his hit on Habs forward Jeff Halpern.
Apr 28, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT
The NHL named its three finalists for the Hart Trophy: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis. Which forward should win the league’s MVP award?
Apr 28, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT
The 2011 NHL playoffs aren’t the only great hockey tournament going on in April and May. Versus will cover the 75th Annual Men’s International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships starting on April 30.
Apr 28, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT
The City of Glendale reportedly owes the NHL $25 million, although documents released on the matter indicate that the Phoenix Coyotes’ losses were actually closer to a staggering $36.6 million.
Apr 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
This post compares the actual first round results of the 2011 playoffs with picks made by PHT staffers and readers.
Apr 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
The Bruins became only the third team in NHL history to cough up a 3-0 series in last year’s semifinals against the Flyers. Can they exact their revenge this time around or will it be more of the same? Let us know in the poll.
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- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
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