Apr 8, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT
When the Isles and Penguins last met on Long Island, it turned into a fight-filled and dirty game with 346 penalty minutes and a 9-3 Islanders win. Don’t expect any of the same fireworks tonight.
Apr 8, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT
Nashville and Phoenix each just need a point tonight to lock up playoff spots while Anaheim, Dallas, and Chicago fight on to try and make the playoffs.
Apr 8, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT
The NHL Draft lottery is set for Tuesday, April 12th and if you’re hoping it’ll be as interesting and potentially order-shaking as the NBA Draft lottery… You might be let down.
Apr 8, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT
Mike Milbury analyzes the curious things that could shake loose this Sunday afternoon when Detroit and Chicago face off in what could be a playoff spot-deciding game for the Blackhawks.
Apr 8, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT
No, that isn’t a misprint. Ottawa is giving general manager Bryan Murray a three-year contract extension to try and lead the Senators out of
Apr 8, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss their final two games of the regular season. That’s all right though because he’ll be ready to go in Game 1 of the playoffs.
Apr 8, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT
A lot can shake loose in the Eastern Conference tonight. Washington looks to lock up home ice throughout while Buffalo looks to lock into the playoffs against Philly who hopes to still win the Atlantic Division.
Apr 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
The Rangers fight for a playoff spot was seriously hampered by Ondrej Pavelec’s shutout against them last night. His save on Artem Anisimov sticks out as a shining example of their frustrations.
Apr 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Ottawa rookie Bobby Butler was somehow able to fight the clutches of Hal Gill and rip a snap shot past Alex Auld in Ottawa’s 3-2 overtime win over Montreal.
Apr 8, 2011, 2:05 AM EDT
Ryan Kesler’s hat trick brings him to 40 goals on the season while Roberto Luongo earned his fourth shutout of the year as Vancouver showed their dominance over Minnesota.
Apr 8, 2011, 1:05 AM EDT
The Stars stay alive in the race for the playoffs in the West after disposing of hapless Colorado 4-2.
Apr 8, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT
The National Championship game for Saturday is set as Michigan will take on Minnesota-Duluth after both teams pulled off tough wins tonight.
Apr 7, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT
Dan Hamhuis is recovering quite well from his latest concussion. He’s doing so well he might even play in the team’s final game before the playoffs.
Apr 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT
The Rangers had playoff destiny in their own hands going into tonight’s game against Atlanta. Now they’ve handed it off to Carolina after being shutout 3-0 by Ondrej Pavelec and the Thrashers.
Apr 7, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT
Ray Emery has been a “god send” for the Anaheim Ducks according to coach Randy Carlyle but his lower body injury might be the sort of thing that hurts their shot at and/or in the playoffs.
Apr 7, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT
Ryan Miller’s missed a few games with an upper body injury and now it’s looking like he could be back in goal this weekend for what could be a crucial playoff-deciding game.
Apr 7, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT
On this week’s “Ask The Expert” with Mike Milbury, Mike answers your questions on the importance of home ice in the playoffs as well as answering your questions about the future of the Devils and Islanders.
Apr 7, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT
Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s four games.
Apr 7, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT
This post takes an in-depth look at the remaining schedules for the Ducks, Blackhawks and Stars, revealing what each team needs to do to get the job done.
Apr 7, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT
Two games could have a big impact on the lower ranks of the Eastern Conference tonight, as the Rangers hope to beat the Thrashers while the Canadiens strive to avoid a slide to a lower seed by winning against the Senators.
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