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  1. Alex Ovechkin tries to rally Capitals: ‘It is not over. We’re going to win’

    May 4, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    It’s not quite a guarantee, but Alex Ovechkin issued a statement that could be inspirational … or maybe a future punchline.

  2. Video: Previews of Game 3′s for Bruins-Flyers, Red Wings-Sharks

    May 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Sergei Bobrovsky, Milan Lucic

    The Versus crew provides video previews for tonight’s Game 3 matches between Bruins-Flyers and Red Wings-Sharks.

  3. Five Thoughts: Lay off Alex Ovechkin; Bruce Boudreau’s future murky at worst

    May 4, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Say, these Capitals look a bit familiar and that’s not a good thing. Getting off of Alex Ovechkin’s case would be wise but Bruce Boudreau is officially on notice. Also, Kesler fixes the Canucks power play while Shea Weber seethes.

  4. Peter Laviolette won’t put all the blame on Flyers’ goalies

    May 4, 2011, 3:43 AM EDT

    Nathan Horton, Brian Boucher

    The Flyers know that their goalies are unlikely to “steal” games for them, but Peter Laviolette won’t lay all the blame on his netminders.

  5. Report: Tom Gaglardi’s offer to buy Dallas Stars could exceed $250 million

    May 4, 2011, 2:50 AM EDT

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    Brad Richards,  Patrick Sharp

    A Dallas Morning News reports indicates that Tom Gaglardi’s offer to buy the Dallas Stars could exceed $250 million.

  6. Canucks cash in on shaky penalty call, beat Predators in OT for 2-1 series lead

    May 4, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    The Canucks were probably the better team in Game 3, but their overtime win ended up being controversial because of a shaky penalty call on Predators defenseman Shea Weber.

  7. Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach Wayne Fleming appears awake, alert after surgery

    May 4, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

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    Guy Boucher, Wayne Fleming

    The Lightning earned a big win tonight, but the biggest success might have come off the ice, as assistant Wayne Fleming coach seemed to have successful surgery to remove a brain tumor.

  8. Blues hand team president John Davidson multi-year extension

    May 3, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Draft - Round One

    The Blues franchise is in a transitional period right now, but team president John Davidson should see it through.

  9. Report: Mike Green suffered lower-body injury during Game 3

    May 3, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    Mike Green

    Mike Green was reportedly seen limping to Washington’s team bus following the Capitals’ Game 3 loss.

  10. Lightning take a shocking 3-0 series lead; Who’s to blame in Washington?

    May 3, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    malonewinsit

    The Lightning continued their streak of strong play in third periods by stunning the Capitals to take a 3-0 series lead. This post answers your natural question: what’s wrong with Washington?

  11. Canucks need more from the Sedin twins in tight playoff games

    May 3, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    There are plenty of reasonable excuses for why the Sedin twins have been struggling for several games, but the Canucks need them to persevere and produce in the playoffs.

  12. Poll: Should the Philadelphia Flyers retire Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ video?

    May 3, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Postage Stamp Kate Smith

    One Flyers blogger brought up the idea that the team should change its rendition of “God Bless America” by removing video footage of Kate Smith’s performance. Do you think they should it keep it the way it is or just go with Lauren Hart? Let us know in the poll.

  13. Men’s Health names Steven Stamkos in list of 25 fittest men

    May 3, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    stamkossuitgetty

    Men’s Health named Steven Stamkos one of the 25 fittest men in the world. His fitness level shows just how far hockey training has come in the last few decades.

  14. Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina out for Game 3, likely out of Game 4

    May 3, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Simon Gagne

    Tampa Bay appears they’ll have to go the next two games without Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina. It didn’t bother them much in Game 2, but what about now?

  15. Red Wings line shake-up on the way? Zetterberg and Datsyuk split up at practice

    May 3, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Two

    The Red Wings are looking for a bit more offense and coach Mike Babcock might be splitting up his dynamic duo to make it happen.

  16. Pay what’s owed: City of Glendale reportedly pays NHL $25 million for Coyotes losses this year

    May 3, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Jobing.com Arena

    If nothing else, the City of Glendale is good about paying their bills to the NHL. They promised to pay the league $25 million for losses incurred this season and they took care of business.

  17. New system, same results? Caps new defense-first approach under scrutiny if they lose

    May 3, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau

    With so much being made of the Caps move to a more defensive style of hockey, bowing out in the second round wouldn’t exactly justify doing that now would it?

  18. Lightning hope to put Caps on the brink; Predators and Canucks look for an edge

    May 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Mason Raymond Pekka Rinne

    Tampa Bay is hoping to put the Capitals on the brink of elimination with a win tonight meanwhile the Preds and Canucks do battle to see who takes control in their series.

  19. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Caps-Lightning Game 3

    May 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    Hockey Central’s Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick take a look ahead at what proves to be a pivotal Game 3 for the Washington Capitals in Tampa Bay against the Lightning.

  20. Five Thoughts: Tim Thomas’ glory, Philly’s bounce back, and Milan’s missing

    May 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Dennis Seidenberg, Chris Kelly, Tim Thomas

    Time for the grand tour from Tim Thomas’ glorious night, finding a silver lining for Philly, looking for Milan Lucic, Caps in a must-win game despite discouragement, and how Vancouver’s other stars must step up.

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