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  1. Game of the Week preview: Breaking down the East playoff bubble

    Apr 3, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    The Rangers and Sabres currently hold the bottom two playoff spots in the East, but big Sunday games (New York vs. Philadelphia; Buffalo vs. Carolina) could affect the bubble in a big way. This post breaks down the stretch runs for the Rangers and Sabres, along with the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs.

  2. Game of the Week preview: Flyers hope to outlast Capitals for East’s top seed

    Apr 2, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    This time around, the Flyers will have something big on the line against the Rangers in the NBC Game of the Week. This post breaks down the road ahead for Washington and Philadelphia, two teams fighting for home ice advantage in the Eastern Conference.

  3. Eastern Conference update: Capitals take No.1, plot thickens for bubble teams

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT

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    ovechkinapapril2

    It was a big day in the East, with Washington’s rise to the top spot being the cherry on top. Boston clinched the Northeast Division, Buffalo eked out a point, some bubble teams stayed alive while others saw their dreams die and more. Read all about it in this post.

  4. Capitals beat Sabres in OT to claim a small lead atop the Eastern Conference

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble, Alex Ovechkin

    Washington took a one-point lead for the top spot in the East thanks to Alex Ovechkin’s overtime game-winner against Carolina.

  5. Kings hand Stars crushing 3-1 loss, narrow in on playoff spot

    Apr 2, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

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    greenegetty

    The Kings are close to clinching a playoff spot while the Stars are on their last legs after Los Angeles beat Dallas 3-1.

  6. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – April 2

    Apr 2, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Cory Schneider

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s remaining seven games.

  7. Game of the Week preview: Rangers try to avoid repeating nightmare finish

    Apr 2, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik

    Last season the Rangers missed the playoffs on the final day of the season. This year, they’re limping into the end of the season again and could end up missing out once again.

  8. New Jersey’s Zach Parise will play tonight vs. Montreal

    Apr 2, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    After more than five months away with a torn meniscus, Zach Parise will return to the Devils lineup.

  9. NCAA top scorer and Hobey Baker finalist Andy Miele signs with Phoenix

    Apr 2, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Andy Miele, John Muse

    Hobey Baker finalist and the nation’s top scorer Andy Miele has settled on a peculiar choice for where to sign. He’s headed to the desert to play for the Phoenix Coyotes.

  10. Bruins clinch Northeast Division title, end Atlanta’s playoff hopes 3-2

    Apr 2, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Michael Ryder, Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins locked down a top three seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and the Northeast Division with a 3-2 win over Atlanta thanks to Michael Ryder’s penalty shot goal.

  11. NHL suspends Jan Hejda two games for elbowing Chicago’s Marcus Kruger

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Jan Hejda

    Columbus’ Jan Hejda was suspended by the league for two games for his elbow to the head of Chicago rookie Marcus Kruger.

  12. Race for the playoffs: Three gigantic games highlight the West race today

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT

    Dan Cleary, Shea Weber

    Three huge games stand out out west today in the Race For The Playoffs as playoff standings and hopes can all be jumbled in a big way today.

  13. Race for the playoffs: East playoff hopefuls all in action today

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

    Joffrey Lupul, James Reimer

    In the Eastern race for the playoffs tonight, playoff hopefuls look to make their last stand while others hope to do their part to climb up or hang on to the spot they have.

  14. This afternoon’s starting goalies – April 2

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask

    Four matineé games means eight starting goalies for you to peruse. Does your fantasy hockey title hang on the line for these? You’d better make sure.

  15. Save of the Night – Mathieu Garon (April 1)

    Apr 2, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Mathieu Garon

    Mathieu Garon goes post to post to stone Marian Hossa in overtime. At least he temporarily saved the game.

  16. Goal of the Night – Alex Tanguay (April 1)

    Apr 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    A beautiful give-and-go odd-man rush gives Alex Tanguay an easy finish and makes Jaroslav Halak look foolish.

  17. Western playoff picture: Blackhawks pick up huge comeback win, Flames keep pace

    Apr 2, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    jaromeiginlajan21

    Blackhawks and Flames both grab two points in the standings; Coyotes only manage a single point against the struggling Avalanche.

  18. Eastern playoff standings remain unchanged, Devils beat Flyers, live to see another day

    Apr 2, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    Here’s the summary of the only game in the Eastern Conference on Friday night.

  19. New York hockey writers will not vote for year-end awards in protest of blogger’s revoked credentials

    Apr 2, 2011, 1:35 AM EDT

    Michael Grabner

    The New York Rangers chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) announced that they will abstain from voting in the year-end awards as a form of protest for the Islanders revoking Chris Botta’s credentials earlier this season.

  20. Blackhawks steal shootout win in Columbus, deal another blow to Dallas and Calgary playoff hopes

    Apr 1, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Chicago Blackhawks

    Despite a lackluster performance, the Blackhawks escape Columbus with a valuable two-point victory.

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