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  1. Philly tweaks include Jagr to third line and Briere- Hartnell reunion

    May 5, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    James Van Riemsdyk, Miikka Kiprusoff

    Although Laviolette says don’t “hang your hat” on those changes.

  2. Avs forward Steve Downie underwent shoulder surgery

    May 5, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

    Steve Downie

    It bothered the super-pest for at least the last month of the season, according to Adrian Dater.

  3. Report: Alex Ovechkin won’t face a hearing for Dan Girardi hit

    May 5, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before a game against the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    Nothing official, but a lot of rumblings.

  4. Sidney Crosby is a fan of the Kentucky Derby

    May 5, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby at the 138th Kentucky Derby

    No playoffs? No problem. Have a mint julep, kid.

  5. Matt Greene on Mike Richards: “He’s a stud”

    May 5, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Mike Richards

    He’s not only that, but he’s getting big credit for being a leader all over again.

  6. Poll: Should Alex Ovechkin be suspended?

    May 5, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin is again getting a lot of attention only this time around it’s not for the goal he scored in Game 4, but for the controversial hit he put on Dan Girardi instead. Ovechkin caught Girardi with a hit through the zone in which he left his feet to deliver a blow that at…

  7. Mike Milbury isn’t a fan of Ovechkin’s hit on Girardi

    May 5, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

    Mike Milbury

    He says his hit is unacceptable as a repeat offender.

  8. Ovechkin’s hit on Girardi raises questions; Hunter calls it “incidental contact”

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Ovi-Girardi hit

    Should there be a suspension coming or is it just a tough hockey play?

  9. Jack Johnson gives Team USA a 5-4 overtime win over Canada at Worlds

    May 5, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

    US players celebrate team captain Jack Johnson

    A wild game between two of hockey’s superpowers? This storyline sounds familiar…

  10. Discuss: Caps big guns fire away, tie series at 2-2

    May 5, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Roman Hamrlik, Alex Ovechkin

    Goals from Ovechkin, Backstrom, and Green all help Washington secure a 3-2 victory in Game 4.

  11. Trotz: “High possibility” Radulov and Kostitsyn return for Game 5

    May 5, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    Marc Joannette, Barry Trotz, Martin Erat, David Legwand, Alexander Radulov, Patric Hornqvist

    With the punishments being handed out and the Preds down 3-1, perhaps time has been served.

  12. Klesla to meet with NHL over his shove on Halischuk

    May 5, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

    Rostislav Klesla

    He might be destined to sit out Game 5.

  13. Being George McPhee during the playoffs seems exciting

    May 5, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    George McPhee

    Chances are you’ve never seen the Caps GM this jumpy before.

  14. Waiting for Giroux: Flyers’ top scorer struggling against New Jersey

    May 5, 2012, 11:57 AM EDT

    Claude Giroux, Andy Greene

    After lighting up the Penguins, he’s got just one goal against the Devils.

  15. Henrik Lundqvist’s secret to success? Balance in life

    May 5, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    “It’s me maturing in my life as much as in my career,” the 30-year-old said. “As a person, I’m more relaxed.”

  16. Washington would very much like to get their power play going

    May 5, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Three

    The Caps are 1-10 with the man advantage in the series.

  17. Watch Ed Olczyk give his preview of the Kentucky Derby

    May 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ed Olczyk

    He’s the guy that fed a horse out of the Stanley Cup after winning it in 1994 with the Rangers.

  18. PHT Morning Skate: Brooks Laich’s dreams are messing with him

    May 5, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

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    Brooks Laich, Anton Stralman

    Imagine waking up and thinking your season was over. Sounds more like a nightmare. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  19. Tale of the Tape: Blues vs Kings

    May 5, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 03: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues moves the puck in front of Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings in the second period in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    The Los Angeles Kings have a 3-0 series lead.

  20. Tale of the Tape: Capitals vs Rangers

    May 5, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 2: Alexander Semin #28 of Washington Capitals skates during warmups before Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers on May 2, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Rangers have a 2-1 series lead.

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