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Joe Yerdon

  1. What Went Wrong: Montreal Canadiens

    Apr 28, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    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.

  2. What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

    Apr 28, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Letestu, Brooks Orpik, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Tyler Kennedy

    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.

  3. Five Thoughts: Yzerman and Boucher make magic in Tampa; Habs stung by own gameplan

    Apr 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Guy Boucher

    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.

  4. What Went Wrong: Chicago Blackhawks

    Apr 27, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Corey Crawford

    So just what went wrong for the defending Stanley Cup champions? Not a lot really, but we’ve found a few nits to pick.

  5. Feeding the stereotypes: Montreal police prepare for Game 7 by closing part of downtown

    Apr 27, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens Fans Watch Game Seven At The Bell Centre

    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.

  6. First round ends tonight with two Game 7 battles in the Eastern Conference

    Apr 27, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Maxime Talbot, Ted Purcell

    Two Game 7 matchups tonight round out the first round of the NHL playoffs. Buckle up.

  7. Western Conference semifinals: Red Wings-Sharks; Who do you have?

    Apr 27, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    Tomas Holmstrom, Joe Thornton

    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?

  8. Western Conference semifinals Canucks-Predators; Who do you have?

    Apr 27, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Keith Ballard Patric Hornqvist

    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.

  9. Pavel Datsyuk, Ryan Kesler, and Jonathan Toews named Selke Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 27, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Toews

    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.

  10. Video: Keith Jones and Mike Keenan preview tonight’s two Game 7 matchups

    Apr 27, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six

    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.

  11. What Went Wrong: Buffalo Sabres

    Apr 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth

    While the Sabres forced a Game 7 against Philly, the reasons why they ultimately lost out are pretty simple.

  12. Five Thoughts: Alex Burrows’ weird, wild, and triumphant night; A tale of two goalies

    Apr 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Burrows

    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.

  13. Alex Burrows’ overtime goal exorcises the demons, Vancouver finally beats Chicago

    Apr 27, 2011, 3:16 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    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.

  14. Flyers play like a two seed, dominate Sabres 5-2 to win series in seventh game

    Apr 27, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

    Danny Briere, Andrej Meszaros

    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.

  15. Canadiens hold on to force Game 7 tomorrow, beat Bruins 2-1

    Apr 26, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six

    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.

  16. Mike Green says he’s “OK” to start the second round of playoffs

    Apr 26, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Mike Green, Wayne Simmonds

    Caps defenseman Mike Green says he’s OK to play in the second round. Whether he actually is or not is another story.

  17. What went wrong: Los Angeles Kings

    Apr 26, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    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.

  18. Five Thoughts: Relaxing on Jumbo Joe’s “choker” label and Canucks collective madness

    Apr 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    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.

  19. Caps have no timetable for Mike Knuble and Dennis Wideman to return

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble

    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.

  20. Fun with coincidence: Canucks GM Mike Gillis upset over unpenalized hit on Kevin Bieksa

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    Canucks GM Mike Gillis is upset about Bryan Bickell’s hit on Kevin Bieksa that went unpenalized.

  21. Flyers Mike Richards won’t be suspended for questionable hit on Tim Connolly

    Apr 25, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

    Richards_Mike

    Flyers captain Mike Richards avoids league action for his shove from behind that knocked Tim Connolly out of action in Game 6.

  22. Zdeno Chara, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Shea Weber named Norris Trophy finalists; Who wins?

    Apr 25, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara

    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?

  23. Penguins and Sharks look to wrap their series up on the road tonight

    Apr 25, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Marc Andre Fleury, Steven Stamkos

    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.

  24. What went wrong: Anaheim Ducks

    Apr 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators - Game Six

    The Ducks were hunted right out of the playoffs by Nashville. We give you a short list of the reasons why they did go.

  25. Five Thoughts: Alain Vigneault’s crazy gamble; A pair of bad hits make us weary

    Apr 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cory Schneider

    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.

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