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Eastern Conference playoff bubble

  1. Race for the playoffs: Rangers-Flyers, Sabres-Canes provide two big contests

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Stephane Yelle, Ryan Miller

    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.

  2. 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.

  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. Ryan Miller misses practice, status for big two-game road trip uncertain

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller missed practice today, casting down regarding whether or not he will be able to play in two important weekend games for the Sabres.

  6. Eastern Conference playoff update: Lightning clinch a spot, Leafs keep dreaming

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v New York Islanders

    There was plenty of interesting activity in the East tonight. The Capitals moved within one point of the Flyers for the top seed, the Lightning clinched a playoff spot, the Islanders hurt the Rangers’ postseason chances and the Leafs kept their dreams alive.

  7. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back in Capitals lineup against Hurricanes tonight

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Jason Arnott

    CSN Washington reports that both Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back for the Capitals tonight. This post has the details, along with what’s at stake for both the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes.

  8. How the Penguins can clinch a playoff spot and tonight’s other postseason implications

    Mar 25, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Brent Johnson, Patrik Elias

    Tonight’s five games are all about the Eastern Conference playoff picture, so this post covers all the bases.

  9. Matches against the Lightning, back-to-back games will make or break the Hurricanes’ playoff run

    Mar 25, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Jamie McBain,  Dwayne Roloson

    If the Hurricanes want to make the playoffs, they must do well in three games against the Lightning and four sets of back-to-back games to finish the season. They begin a home-and-home series in Tampa Bay tonight. Read this post for the details.

  10. Buffalo Sabres bombard Atlanta Thrashers during 8-2 win

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Mark Mancari

    The Sabres absolutely dominated the Thrashers in a big game for both teams, as Buffalo throttled Atlanta 8-2.

  11. Tonight in the Eastern Conference bubble: Thrashers win, Devils and Leafs fall

    Mar 17, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Brian Little, Brian Boucher

    The Thrashers won while the Devils and Maple Leafs lost in regulation tonight. This post recaps their games and reveals how tonight affects the Eastern Conference playoff bubble.

  12. Tonight in the East bubble: Devils win again, Thrashers beat Leafs in OT

    Feb 27, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Atlanta Thrashers

    Are you wondering how the Devils’ win against the Panthers and the Thrashers’ OT victory over the Maple Leafs will affect the Eastern Conference bubble? Read this post to find out.

  13. Video: Don’t count out the surging New Jersey Devils

    Feb 13, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

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    Jacques Lemaire

    The Devils are one of the hottest teams in the NHL, prompting Pierre and Mike to discuss their possible (yet unlikely) playoff run along with whether or not Jacques Lemaire will coach the team next season.

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