Apr 9, 2011, 10:46 PM EST
Saturday’s game sealed the deal for the Eastern Conference playoffs, so bask in the glory of this breakdown of the four first round series. If you’re wondering who made it to the dance and who their partners will be, this is the place to go.
Apr 9, 2011, 10:04 PM EST
Carolina had a chance to stamp its ticket to the playoffs with a win against Tampa Bay, but the Hurricanes will instead face a summer of regret after a crippling 6-2 loss. Their loss is the Rangers’ gain, as New York will be the eighth seed in the East.
Apr 9, 2011, 8:23 PM EST
Ottawa GM Bryan Murray will need to bring in the fifth coach (including himself) in his tenure as the Senators GM, as the team decided to fire Cory Clouston as well as two assistant coaches.
Apr 9, 2011, 7:52 PM EST
Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s last three games.
Apr 9, 2011, 6:20 PM EST
Last year the Red Wings got healthy at the end of the season to make the playoffs. This season, they’re banged up and stumbling as they wrap up the regular season and head into the postseason. It’s never easy in the NHL, especially the Western Conference.
Apr 9, 2011, 6:05 PM EST
Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 7 and 8pm ET games.
Apr 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EST
Tim Thomas broke Dominik Hasek’s record for highest save percentage in a NHL season after Boston beat Ottawa 3-1 today.
Apr 9, 2011, 4:09 PM EST
The Rangers 5-2 win over New Jersey this afternoon now puts the pressure on Carolina to win tonight against Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EST
While seven of the eight teams are settled on for the playoffs in the Western Conference, tonight could help settle some of the seeding for the playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EST
Capitals defenseman Mike Green will not play in the Caps final regular season game in Florida tonight.
Apr 9, 2011, 12:04 PM EST
Rangers captain Chris Drury returns to action this afternoon for the Rangers as they do their part to try and earn a playoff spot. Will it help or is it a band-aid on a gaping wound?
Apr 9, 2011, 11:49 AM EST
It all comes down to today for the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers get to decide their fate early this afternoon but they can shift the pressure to Carolina with a win.
Apr 9, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Pekka Rinne doing what he’s done all season—making beautiful saves.
Apr 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
Nathan Gerbe channeled his inner-Denis Savard with his spin-o-rama backhander that beat Flyers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
Apr 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
Here are summaries of Friday evening’s six games in the West including as the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Anaheim Ducks all qualified for the playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 6:38 AM EST
Joe Thornton becomes the 78th player in NHL history to rack up 1000 career points. You know what they say, the first 1,000 are always the easiest.
Apr 9, 2011, 2:47 AM EST
The Anaheim Ducks rode a two-goal performance by Teemu Selanne to beat the Los Angeles Kings and secure a spot in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 2:39 AM EST
After a wild night in the Eastern Conference, the Sabres clinch a playoff spot, the Penguins clinch home-ice advantage in the first round, and the idle Capitals clinch the #1 seed in the East.
Apr 8, 2011, 11:48 PM EST
Ryan Miller makes a surprising return in the 3rd period as the Sabres win in overtime to clinch a playoff berth.
Apr 8, 2011, 9:57 PM EST
Dave Bolland showing some signs of progress and skates for the first time since suffering a concussion a month ago against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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