Apr 28, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
The Canadiens fought valiantly to seven games with the Bruins before bowing out. What went wrong for the Habs? It might have a little bit to do with offensive pressure.
Apr 28, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT
The Penguins somewhat surprising first round exit from the playoffs saw more than a couple things go awry for them against Tampa Bay. We take a look at just what happened to Pittsburgh as they bowed out early.
Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
With our final Five Thoughts of the first round, we’re happy to laud both the Lightning and Penguins management while being critical of both Boston and Montreal for different reasons.
Apr 27, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT
So just what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions? Not a lot really, but we’ve found a few nits to pick.
Apr 27, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT
As the Canadiens prepare for Game 7 tonight in Boston, the Montreal police are preparing for potential shenanigans back home as best they can. Here’s to hoping the police cars stay untoasted regardless of outcome.
Apr 27, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
Two Game 7 matchups tonight round out the first round of the NHL playoffs. Buckle up.
Apr 27, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT
With the Western Conference semifinal rematch from last season between San Jose and Detroit, can we expect that this one will live more up to the hype? You better believe it. How do you think it will turn out though?
Apr 27, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT
With the second round of the playoffs coming up at the end of the week, we take a preemptive look ahead at the Western Conference semifinals between Vancouver and Nashville.
Apr 27, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT
The award for the league’s best defensive forward has a star-studded group of finalists. We take a look at each player and wonder who you think will win.
Apr 27, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT
Hockey Central’s Keith Jones and Mike Keenan take a look ahead to tonight’s two Game 7 matchups in Boston and Pittsburgh. Here’s to hoping we get even a taste of what went down last night.
Apr 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
While the Sabres forced a Game 7 against Philly, the reasons why they ultimately lost out are pretty simple.
Apr 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Alex Burrows’ Game 7 couldn’t have been more frantic and maddening. Good thing for him it came out positively. Also we look at how Ryan Miller and Corey Crawford’s nights compared and we hope that referee Kevin Pollock’s bad night is just that.
Apr 27, 2011, 3:16 AM EDT
Alex Burrows ran the gamut of roles in Game 7 against Chicago, but ultimately he’s the hero and exorcist as his overtime goal sends Vancouver on to the next round after vanquishing their perennial tormentors.
Apr 27, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT
The Flyers came out and played like the higher seeded team and meant it in Game 7 humbling the Sabres 5-2 and moving on to the second round of the playoffs.
Apr 26, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT
The Canadiens never make it easy and they made life hard on the Bruins tonight winning 2-1 and forcing a Game 7 tomorrow night.
Apr 26, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT
Caps defenseman Mike Green says he’s OK to play in the second round. Whether he actually is or not is another story.
Apr 26, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT
Just what went wrong for the L.A. Kings in getting bounced out of the playoffs? We’ve got it all figured out. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Apr 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Joe Thornton in the clutch? You better believe it. Also, the Canucks are on the doorstep of the asylum, Pittsburgh very well might be in trouble, and a bit about how Jamie McGinn was almost the goat and Ryan Malone the secret weapon.
Apr 25, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT
Good thing for the Caps they’ve got some time off before the start of the second round as it gives Mike Knuble and Dennis Wideman free time to get healthy.
Apr 25, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT
Canucks GM Mike Gillis is upset about Bryan Bickell’s hit on Kevin Bieksa that went unpenalized.
Apr 25, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
Flyers captain Mike Richards avoids league action for his shove from behind that knocked Tim Connolly out of action in Game 6.
Apr 25, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT
This year’s candidates for the Norris Trophy provide quite the choices between old school, modern school, and new school defensemen. So… Who ya got?
Apr 25, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT
If we’re understanding the playoffs correctly, Pittsburgh and San Jose should be huge favorites on the road tonight to win their series. Tampa Bay and Los Angeles will look to protect home ice and force Game 7s.
Apr 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
The Ducks were hunted right out of the playoffs by Nashville. We give you a short list of the reasons why they did go.
Apr 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Today’s Five Thoughts center around Alain Vigneault’s wild gamble to go with Cory Schneider instead of Roberto Luongo in Game 6. We’ll also hit on the charmed life of Ben Smith and give our take on a pair of bad hits from yesterday.
- Gomez goes full circle by rejoining Devils on tryout basis 7
- Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard 5
- Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha 17
- It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT 23
- Under Pressure: Nathan Horton 8
- Will Johansen be the latest Overhardt holdout? 24
- It’s Columbus Blue Jackets day on PHT 15
- Shanahan tasked with ending years of collapses 9
- Looking to make the leap: Peter Holland 1
- Under Pressure: Randy Carlyle 5
- NHL-to-Vegas talks gaining steam (68)
- Report: Bruins need to make a trade (61)
- Sounds like San Jose handled stripping Thornton’s captaincy really well (43)
- Fanspeak: Mats Sundin voted greatest Maple Leaf in franchise history (43)
- Fanspeak: Lemieux (stunner!) voted greatest Penguin in franchise history (41)