Apr 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT
After a dominating first period, the Capitals lead the Rangers 1-0 but they might be without Mike Green after a scary injury.
Apr 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT
The Lightning kept their season alive while delivering a vicious blowout to the Penguins to force a Game 6 and stay in the series.
Apr 23, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 1:48 AM EDT
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.
Apr 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EDT
Bobby Ryan’s goal in the third period against Nashville is worth watching over and over and over and over… Trust us.
Apr 22, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT
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.
Apr 22, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT
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.
Apr 22, 2011, 9:24 PM EDT
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.
Apr 22, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT
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?
Apr 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
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.
Apr 21, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT
Former Atlanta Braves star pitcher (and Los Angeles Kings draft pick) Tom Glavine wants to help keep the Thrashers in Atlanta.
Apr 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT
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.
Apr 21, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT
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.
Apr 21, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT
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.
Apr 21, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT
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.
Apr 21, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT
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.
- Julien thinks diving crackdown is ‘step in the right direction’ 22
- Holland doesn’t see Babcock deal by start of season 5
- Risk Factors: Pittsburgh Penguins edition 4
- PHT Morning Skate: Flyers bringing back Ice Girls 10
- Dillon’s agent: Discussions with Stars are ‘frustrating and disappointing’ 7
- NHL shoots down Tkachev’s contract with Edmonton 9
- NHL Board of Governors approves Islanders sale 6
- Johansen, Blue Jackets talks haven’t just resumed, they’re ‘very polite’ 14
- Speedy recovery: Giroux (lower body) to play vs. Rangers tonight 12
- Risk Factors: Boston Bruins edition 13
- Jordan Subban has ‘moved on’ after ‘unfortunate’ photo caption by Vancouver papers (52)
- Players pushed for coaching fines because they were ‘encouraged’ to dive (34)
- Sabres’ Nolan, Avalanche don’t believe in analytics (32)
- Ouch: Datsyuk (separated shoulder) out 4-5 weeks (27)
- Spooner scores, but coach Julien’s not happy (23)