Apr 30, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
The U.S. team earned a 5-1 win against Austria in its 2011 IIHF World Championships opener.
Apr 30, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT
Zdeno Chara is almost a foot taller than Danny Briere, yet the small forward towered over the behemoth defenseman in last year’s semifinals series. Can Chara limit Briere’s playoff magic this time around?
Apr 30, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT
While the Bruins and Flyers met about a year ago in the 2010 semifinals, there are enough new faces to make the 2011 series compellingly different. Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton and Kris Versteeg rank among the ‘newcomers.’
Apr 30, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Yes, it seems that we need to start wondering aloud about how Steve Downie has gone from agitator extreme to potential Conn Smythe Trophy candidate.
Apr 30, 2011, 4:57 AM EDT
While the Flyers have their own problems, the Bruins probably need more from Tomas Kaberle, Milan Lucic and their wretched power play if they want to win another playoff round.
Apr 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EDT
As the search for the missing game-winning puck from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals continues, the NHL decided to temporarily remove accused lineman Steve Miller out of its playoff officiating rotation. Read this post for the zany details.
Apr 30, 2011, 1:38 AM EDT
The Sharks earned their fourth OT win of these young playoffs by beating the Red Wings 2-1 in Game 1. Get the rundown of Friday’s late game in this post.
Apr 30, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT
This story includes post-game reactions from both sides of Game 1 along with commentary from the Versus crew.
Apr 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT
The Lightning came off a grinding Game 7 win to beat the well-rested Capitals 4-2 in Game 1 of their semifinals series. Tampa Bay received contributions from stars and lesser-known players alike in this contest.
Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
Simon Gagne left the ice after a Scott Hannan hit and won’t return during Game 1. Check out video of the hit, which is especially worrisome considering Gagne’s history of neck and head injuries.
Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT
The Red Wings look like they’ll benefit from a lengthy break from their first round sweep as both Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play against the Sharks tonight.
Apr 29, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT
Guy Boucher decided to point out some of the more obvious things today before his team takes on the Capitals tonight. It might be the little touch of savvy that makes it work out the best for him.
Apr 29, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
Wonder why you didn’t hear as much about Sidney Crosby during the Penguins first round loss to the Lightning? There’s a really good reason why.
Apr 29, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT
The longest tenured head coach in the NHL will get to extend his stay in Buffalo even with new ownership. Lindy Ruff is a Buffalo fixture.
Apr 29, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT
The finalists for the Jack Adams Trophy for coach of the year are in and while the three finalists are great, there’s at least one glaring omission.
Apr 29, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT
Hockey Central’s Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick take a look ahead to the Eastern Conference semifinal series between Washington and Tampa Bay that starts tonight at 7 p.m. ET
Apr 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
If yesterday’s one game was the appetizer, today is the main course with a pair of series kicking off their own second round matchups.
Apr 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Every good drama needs a heel and the Canucks are playing that role to the hilt. Also: Rinne and Luongo look for real, Barry Trotz’s slow burn, Winnipeg madness, and making clean hits the new dirty. Thanks NHL!
Apr 29, 2011, 3:04 AM EDT
While it looked like a 1-0 loss on the scoreboard for the Predators, it might as well have been 100-0 for coach Barry Trotz as he sounded off after his team’s loss in Game 1 to Vancouver.
Apr 29, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT
Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots while Chris Higgins scored the game’s only goal as Vancouver took a 1-0 lead in their second round series.
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