Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT
The Kings are likely to avoid trading scoring chances with the Sharks in their first round series, but they still need to score goals, so they hope that Justin Williams can return for Game 1 on Thursday.
Apr 11, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT
It’s unclear if Ray Emery re-injured the surgically repaired hip that endangered his career, but either way, it looks like the Ducks will need to turn to Dan Ellis in Game 1 of their series against the Predators.
Apr 11, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT
The Bruins will be without depth defenseman Steven Kampfer for at least two weeks, according to Joe Haggerty.
Apr 11, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT
It might not be getting the attention some of the other series are, but Anaheim and Nashville are set up for a slobbknocker of a series.
Apr 11, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT
So they meet again… Detroit and Phoenix go at it for the second straight year in the playoffs. Can Phoenix turn the tables or will it be more of the same for the Red Wings? We make our call.
Apr 11, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT
It’s a battle of California in the playoffs for the first time and unfortunately, both teams are going in different directions. We pick on the Kings and Sharks as PHT Predicts this series.
Apr 11, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT
Chris Pronger didn’t practice today, but he participated in team meetings, leaving his status for Game 1 of the Sabres-Flyers series just as unclear as it was before.
Apr 11, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT
It must be the playoffs if Chicago and Vancouver are playing. Can the Canucks vanquish the demons of past playoff failures or does Chicago still own them? Oh the intrigue is large here.
Apr 11, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT
A blood feud on ice that’s become a virtually annual event. Montreal and Boston go to war once again and we dig in to see who we think will win. You can vote in our poll and tell us how smart/dumb you think we are.
Apr 11, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT
Buffalo and Philadelphia always manage to cross paths in the playoffs and this year is no exception. The Flyers limped into the end of the season while the Sabres are playing great. Oh the drama!
Apr 11, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT
The Rangers and Capitals get it on again in the playoffs only this time some of the players and the circumstances have changed. We take a look at who we think wins this series and want to know who you think takes it.
Apr 11, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT
The PHT staff weighs in with their thoughts on the Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay series and we ask you for your prediction in our poll. Are you Team Staal or Team Stamkos?
Apr 11, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT
Caps defenseman Mike Green is officially ready to play again and will get the start in Game 1 against New York on Wednesday.
Apr 11, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT
Sergei Bobrovsky pays homage to a Philadelphia folk hero and a Simpsons villain with his new goalie mask for the playoffs.
Apr 11, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT
Thomas Vanek’s Herculean effort to help get the Sabres into the playoffs this past week earned him the NHL’s number one star of the week. Vincent Lecavalier and Dan Ellis rounded out the top three.
Apr 11, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT
The NHL Premiere Series is coming back for the fifth straight year and the Kings, Ducks, Rangers, and Sabres are all headed to Europe to start next season. For the first time ever, they’ll be playing in Germany too.
Apr 11, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT
Minnesota has relieved coach Todd Richards of his duties but much like a pair of other coaches let go already this year, you can’t really blame him for not being a miracle worker.
Apr 11, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT
Having age and veteran savvy on your side are two valuable assets to have. Being able to produce nice numbers when you’re over 35 is helpful too.
Apr 11, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
He might not be their playoff hero this year, but Tuukka Rask showed David Clarkson why he’s still got a wild following in Boston with his sick pad save.
Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT
You’re excited for the playoffs, we know… But now you’ll know who is playing when and on what days.
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