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Joe Yerdon

  1. Five Thoughts: Why the Penguins should be nervous; Washington’s hockey renaissance

    Apr 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Steven Stamkos

    The Penguins might be leading their series with Tampa Bay, but they’ve got a reason or two to be nervous. Also, Washington’s toughness, the joy of a rivalry, Jon Quick’s bounce-back game, and Flyers goalie roulette.

  2. No repeat of last year: Capitals take out Rangers 3-1, win series 4-1

    Apr 23, 2011, 6:20 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

    The Capitals won’t be having a repeat of last year’s first round playoff collapse as they took out the Rangers 3-1 this afternoon to win the series 4-1.

  3. Alex Ovechkin dazzles, gives Washington a 2-0 lead after two periods

    Apr 23, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Alex Ovechkin showed the Rangers why he still the most dangerous forward on the ice, meanwhile the Rangers power play continues to let them down as they trail 2-0 after two periods.

  4. Video: Mike Green struck in head by puck, literally knocks some screws loose

    Apr 23, 2011, 4:37 PM EST

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    Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin

    Mike Green left today’s Game 5 after being struck in the head with a puck that literally knocked a pair of screws loose from his helmet.

  5. Capitals dominate first period play, lead Rangers 1-0 after one

    Apr 23, 2011, 4:09 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    After a dominating first period, the Capitals lead the Rangers 1-0 but they might be without Mike Green after a scary injury.

  6. Stamkos leads Lightning to blowout Penguins 8-2, force Game 6

    Apr 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    Steven Stamkos, Marc Andre Fleury

    The Lightning kept their season alive while delivering a vicious blowout to the Penguins to force a Game 6 and stay in the series.

  7. NHL Extra: Watch Rangers-Capitals Game 5 with PHT

    Apr 23, 2011, 2:53 PM EST

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    Watch the Capitals try to defend home ice and move on to the second round against the Rangers in Game 5 with us at NHL Extra.

  8. Three things the Rangers need to avoid elimination

    Apr 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

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    Brandon Dubinsky

    If the Rangers want to keep their series with the Capitals alive and hold out hope of upsetting the top seeded Caps, there’s a few things they’ll need to do today to make it happen.

  9. Jason Pominville is out for Game 6; playoff future in doubt after being cut by skate

    Apr 23, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

    Kris Versteeg, Jason Pominville

    Jason Pominville will be out for Game 6 in Buffalo after getting his leg cut by a skate in Game 5. It’s possible he could be out for longer as well.

  10. Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear to try his hand at mixed martial arts

    Apr 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Donald Brashear, Eric Boulton

    One time NHL enforcer Donald Brashear is putting his hockey talents to use in a better forum as he’s taking his talents to mixed martial arts to be a pro fighter elsewhere.

  11. Four games have three potential first round clinchers on tap for a busy Saturday

    Apr 23, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    It’ll be wall-to-wall hockey starting at noon as three teams have a chance to end their first round series today while the Bruins and Canadiens renew hostilities in a pivotal Game 5.

  12. Five Thoughts: Home ice advantage myth, Flyers goaltending a recurring nightmare

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Michael Leighton, Andrej Meszaros

    Home ice advantage is apparently a joke in the NHL playoffs this year. Speaking of jokes, hey the Flyers goaltending everyone. Those thoughts plus more on Tyler Ennis, David Legwand, and Jordin Tootoo.

  13. Music City to Clutch City: Predators tie it late, win in overtime to take 3-2 series lead

    Apr 23, 2011, 1:48 AM EST

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    J.P. Dumont, Ray Emery

    The Ducks thought they had this one in check. Turns out no one told the Predators the game was over as they win it 4-3 in overtime to take a 3-2 series lead.

  14. Video: Bobby Ryan’s candidate for goal of the season

    Apr 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EST

    Bobby Ryan, Pekka Rinne

    Bobby Ryan’s goal in the third period against Nashville is worth watching over and over and over and over… Trust us.

  15. Tyler Ennis puts Buffalo on the brink, Sabres beat Flyers 4-3 in OT to take 3-2 series lead

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:08 PM EST

    Tyler Ennis

    The Sabres put the Flyers on the brink of elimination with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 all thanks to rookie Tyler Ennis.

  16. Last chance to make a splash: Kings activate Scott Parse for do-or-die Game 5

    Apr 22, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

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    Owen Nolan, Scott Parse

    He’s played just five games this year but after a myriad of injuries, Scott Parse will suit up for Game 5 against San Jose.

  17. Washington aims for a zen-like approach up 3-1 in their series with New York

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:24 PM EST

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    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    For the second playoffs in a row the Capitals find themselves up 3-1 in the series against the eighth seed. Last year’s failure to win might linger in the fans’ minds, but not in the locker room.

  18. Islanders toll Evgeni Nabokov’s contract locking him up for next season

    Apr 22, 2011, 8:20 PM EST

    Evgeni Nabokov

    The Islanders will be staking a claim to Evgeni Nabokov for next year. Considering he didn’t want to join them last season, what are the chances we see him in Long Island next year?

  19. Five Thoughts: Chicago’s heart of a champion giving Vancouver deja vu

    Apr 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Alain Vigneault

    Today’s Five Thoughts focuses in on Chicago’s heart of a champion and Vancouver’s ability to look oddly like Canucks teams from the last two years.

  20. Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine wants to help save the Thrashers

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:44 PM EST

    Tom Glavine

    Former Atlanta Braves star pitcher (and Los Angeles Kings draft pick) Tom Glavine wants to help keep the Thrashers in Atlanta.

  21. Ilya Bryzgalov would rather play in Russia than Winnipeg next season

    Apr 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Ilya Bryzgalov is an impending unrestricted free agent and he’s made a good home in Phoenix. If the team moves to Winnipeg next year, they shouldn’t count on having him return to the team.

  22. Today’s war of words: Lindy Ruff vs. Mike Richards

    Apr 21, 2011, 4:57 PM EST

    Lindy Ruff

    As we’re finding out, only half the battles in the playoffs are fought on the ice, the others are fought in the press. Today’s fun is between Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and Flyers captain Mike Richards.

  23. Flyers updates: Chris Pronger likely to return for Game 5 on Friday, Jeff Carter likely out

    Apr 21, 2011, 4:31 PM EST

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    Chris Pronger

    Good news and bad news for Philly as Chris Pronger will likely return for Game 5 while Jeff Carter is likely out with a lower body injury.

  24. What went wrong: Phoenix Coyotes

    Apr 21, 2011, 2:22 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Getting swept out of the playoffs takes a special kind of effort in being dominated. Just what went wrong for Phoenix against the Red Wings? There’s more than a few things.

  25. Loui Eriksson, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Martin St. Louis named Lady Byng finalists – Who wins?

    Apr 21, 2011, 1:28 PM EST

    Martin St. Louis

    Most don’t think of hockey as a gentlemanly game, the NHL does pick out three players who best exemplify what it means to be a sportsman in hockey.

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