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Apr 26, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT
This post is your one-stop source for all three of tonight’s big playoff games, including the two Game 7 contests.
Apr 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT
Will the Canucks, Sabres and Predators move on to the second round or will the Blackhawks, Flyers and Ducks force Game 7 showdowns? Check out previews of today’s Game 6 matches.
Apr 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT
Here are previews of tonight’s five Game 4 matchups, including what could be the last Coyotes game in Phoenix.
Apr 18, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT
Can the Bruins and Coyotes save their seasons? Who will pull ahead in the Penguins/Lightning and Flyers/Sabres series? Read this post for previews of all four games.
Apr 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT
Two home teams hope to take 2-0 series leads while two others hope to avoid 0-2 deficits in tonight’s four Game 2 contests.
Apr 14, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT
Tonight’s teams won’t need introductions, as Game 1 between Habs-Bruins, Sabres-Flyers and Kings-Sharks kick off on Thursday. This post contains previews for all three 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.
Apr 5, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT
The Predators can clinch a playoff spot along with the idle Coyotes and Kings, while the Blackhawks and Stars face some gut-check games in the Western Conference tonight.
Apr 5, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT
There are plenty of interesting Eastern Conference storylines in tonight’s games, with Washington and Philadelphia going for division titles while Montreal hopes to clinch a playoff spot. The Penguins and Lightning also jostle for home ice advantage in Tuesday’s contests.
Apr 4, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT
It seemed like the East playoff bubble would get crazier when the Rangers trailed the Bruins 3-0, but New York stormed back to take a stunning 5-3 win. This post recaps that game and updates the playoff picture.
Apr 3, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT
The Ducks could clinch a playoff spot for themselves (plus the Kings and Coyotes) if they can beat the desperate Stars. Meanwhile, the Flames fight for their playoff lives while the Red Wings and Blackhawks try to improve their situations.
Apr 3, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT
Three games should have an affect on the East playoff picture today, as the Flyers face the Rangers, the Hurricanes host the Sabres in a huge match and the Lightning try to gain on the Penguins by beating the Blackhawks.
Apr 1, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT
The Flames play a must-win, the Blackhawks have a huge game and the Coyotes could earn some precious point tonight. Here’s a look at three games that will affect the West’s playoff picture on Friday.
Mar 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
With just two games tonight, we’ve got one high profile affair and another with Western Conference playoff complications involved.
Mar 20, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT
Sunday’s remaining five games could have a big impact on the playoff picture. Read this post for previews of each contest.
Mar 19, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
A busy Saturday lies ahead with Tomas Kaberle returning to Toronto to potentially break the Leafs hearts for good. Also, Buffalo and Atlanta square off in a huge game in Buffalo with playoff implications for both teams.
Mar 18, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT
Here are previews of tonight’s four games, with more matches that will impact the East playoff bubble. Also: will the Capitals and the idle Flyers clinch playoff spots tonight?
Mar 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
With 11 games set to go tonight, the goaltending battle between Tim Thomas and Pekka Rinne highlights the night with a Vezina Trophy showdown in Music City, USA.
Mar 16, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Four games in the NHL tonight highlighted by a mega-tilt in Detroit between the Red Wings and Capitals. The Caps look to extend their win streak to ten games.
Mar 15, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT
Here are previews for a busy 10-game Tuesday schedule that’s just bursting with big feuds with considerable playoff implications.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Three games highlight tonight’s NHL schedule and there’s none bigger than the Sharks visiting the Blackhawks in Chicago in another rematch of last year’s Western Conference final.
Mar 13, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT
There might only be five games split between Sunday afternoon and evening, but there are plenty of important contests, including two big ones between Pacific Division rivals.
Mar 12, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT
Here are previews of today’s 10 games.
Mar 11, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT
Here are previews of today’s eight games, with yet another batch of contests with serious playoff implications.
- Leafs hire 28-year-old stats advocate as assistant GM 2
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 12
- Stars, Roussel agree on four-year, $8 million deal 0
- Vanek connected to federal gambling investigation 53
- Return that toaster: Ovechkin-Kirilenko engagement broken off 51
- Report: Leafs sign Franson to one year, $3.3 million deal 8
- Report: O’Reilly wants $6.7M deal, Avs counter at $5.5M 54
- Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make ‘significant progress’ toward deal 5
- Red Wings unveil plans for new arena, look to open in 2017 57
- Columbus trying to figure out ‘the right thing to do’ with Johansen 39
- Kane, Toews could’ve commanded $13.8M cap hits, says agent (83)
- Babcock fires back over allegations that free agents avoid him (77)
- Babcock: Cleary a ‘calculated risk’ after playing last year ‘on one leg’ (70)
- Report: Zuccarello wants $4.5M per on new deal, Brassard eyeing $5.5M (58)
- Lucic regrets handshake-line actions, but isn’t apologizing (58)