Apr 6, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT
Three games stand out in a big way tonight for the Western Playoffs. The winner of tonight’s Kings-Coyotes game clinches, the Ducks and Sharks face off in a big one for Anaheim while Chicago looks to rebound against the Blues.
Apr 6, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT
If you thought there would be a goalie controversy heading into the playoffs for the Philadelphia Flyers, think again. The Flyers are going with “Bob.”
Apr 6, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT
While Marty Turco isn’t on the ice winning games for the Blackhawks, he’s on the bench losing bets with fans and making himself all the more popular for it.
Apr 6, 2011, 2:13 PM EDT
Caps defenseman Mike Green is shaping up to be back in the lineup on Saturday. Nothing beats getting a top player back in time for the playoffs, eh?
Apr 6, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT
Michael Leighton cleared re-entry waivers today and will be eligible to play for Philadelphia in the playoffs if need be. Getting a guy with Stanley Cup experience back for the playoffs is a nice luxury to have.
Apr 6, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT
All attention in the East turns to Carolina where the Hurricanes can either keep the pressure on the Rangers and Sabres, or they can help the Sabres clinch a spot tonight. Meanwhile, the Caps look to put a stranglehold on the top spot.
Apr 6, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT
The Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives and now that task gets a lot tougher without Troy Brouwer who injured his shoulder last night.
Apr 4, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT
We haven’t heard much from Coyotes defenseman Kurt Sauer since September 2009 as he’s still feeling effects from a concussion suffered in a preseason game that year. His story is terrifying and heartbreaking all at once.
Apr 4, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT
Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier may play tomorrow night as he has no structural damage after taking a high stick to the eye against Chicago.
Apr 4, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is being shut down for the rest of the season. Fear not Sens fans… He’ll be back.
Apr 4, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT
The Professional Hockey Writers Association are reaffirming their position in support of exiled beat blogger Chris Botta and are asking NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to step in and do something about it.
Apr 4, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT
Corey Perry’s monstrous play over the last week gets him named the NHL’s first star of the week. Jarome Iginla’s landmark week and Jhonas Enroth stepping into some big shoes gets them honored as well.
Apr 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
What may be the NHL’s best line teamed up for one of the prettiest set up goals you’ll see all year long.
Apr 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
There’s just two games tonight, but they’ve both got major playoff implications with the Kings looking to lock up a playoff spot and the Rangers hoping to help secure their future.
Apr 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff showed the Avalanche why when he’s on his game, he’s one of the best goalies in the league.
Apr 3, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT
Right when you thought things were going to get easier in the Western Conference today went and screwed all of that up.
Apr 3, 2011, 10:11 PM EDT
Detroit got back something they lost out on last year: A Central Division title. By beating the Wild 4-2, the Red Wings captured the crown once again after a one year layoff.
Apr 3, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT
Avalanche forward Paul Stastny’s season is over after discovering a stress fracture in his leg.
Apr 3, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT
Marc-Andre Gragnani isn’t a household name in Buffalo, but it’s going to be a lot better known now after his overtime winner to vault Buffalo into seventh place after beating Carolina.
Apr 3, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT
Yale women’s hockey player and inspiration Mandi Schwartz lost her battle with leukemia today, passing away from the deadly disease at 23 years-old.
Apr 3, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT
Next Sunday is the final day of the regular season and NBC is closing it out with a bang featuring the Red Wings and Blackhawks as the Game of the Week. Chicago’s playoff hopes could be on the line.
Apr 3, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT
Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire share their thoughts with who they’re worried about heading into the postseason. Fans in Detroit and Philadelphia might want to listen up. Milbury also worries about the Sabres without Ryan Miller.
Apr 3, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT
The shootout was beneficial to the Rangers today, but last year it was a nightmare for New York while it proved to be the Flyers’ playoff-saving grace.
Apr 3, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT
Mike Milbury shows his appreciation for three 40+ year-old stars shining in the NHL while Pierre McGuire gives it up for a pair of outstanding Western Conference young defensemen.
Apr 3, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT
NBC’s Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire discuss Sidney Crosby’s chances of returning for the playoffs as well as Vancouver’s Stanley Cup hopes without Manny Malhotra and Dan Hamhuis.
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