race for the playoffs
Aug 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
After fading down the stretch and coming up one game short of the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes know they have some unfinished business next season.
Apr 10, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT
With the Western Conference field all set, here’s a quick snapshot of how the match-ups look for the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Apr 10, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT
Chicago couldn’t do it themselves so the Minnesota Wild did it for them. The Blackhawks land in the playoffs after the Wild beat Dallas 5-3 tonight.
Apr 9, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT
The Rangers 5-2 win over New Jersey this afternoon now puts the pressure on Carolina to win tonight against Tampa Bay to get into the playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT
While seven of the eight teams are settled on for the playoffs in the Western Conference, tonight could help settle some of the seeding for the playoffs.
Apr 9, 2011, 11:49 AM EDT
It all comes down to today for the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers get to decide their fate early this afternoon but they can shift the pressure to Carolina with a win.
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, 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, 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 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 6, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT
This week’s Hot Topics sees Mike Milbury talking with Tiffany Simons about the Rangers miracle comeback against Boston as well as his look at the playoff races in the East and West and a declaration that Dallas is going to make the postseason.
Apr 6, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT
Injured Blackhawks star Patrick Sharp is injured no more as he’s in the lineup tonight against St. Louis as the Hawks look to lock down a playoff spot.
Apr 6, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT
Three games stand out in a big way tonight for the Western Playoffs. The winner of tonight’s Kings-Coyotes game clinches, the Ducks and Sharks face off in a big one for Anaheim while Chicago looks to rebound against the Blues.
Apr 6, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT
All attention in the East turns to Carolina where the Hurricanes can either keep the pressure on the Rangers and Sabres, or they can help the Sabres clinch a spot tonight. Meanwhile, the Caps look to put a stranglehold on the top spot.
Apr 4, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
There’s just two games tonight, but they’ve both got major playoff implications with the Kings looking to lock up a playoff spot and the Rangers hoping to help secure their future.
Apr 3, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT
Marc-Andre Gragnani isn’t a household name in Buffalo, but it’s going to be a lot better known now after his overtime winner to vault Buffalo into seventh place after beating Carolina.
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 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT
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.
Apr 2, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT
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.
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 31, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT
The Western Conference playoff picture might not get any clearer tonight, but the Stars have a must-win game against San Jose and the Kopitar-less Kings get their first real test against Vancouver.
Mar 31, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT
The race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference rages on tonight with the Bruins looking to lock up the Northeast Division, the Rangers hoping to bounce back, and a potential first round preview in Tampa.
Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
With the season winding down and the playoff picture sorting itself out, we’ll be taking a look at the night’s games and how they’ll potentially affect the playoff races. This is ProHockeyTalk’s “Race for the Playoffs.” Eastern Conference 5. Tampa Bay – 93 pts 6. Montreal – 89 pts 7. NY Rangers – 87 pts…
Mar 28, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
With only two games tonight, the Race for the Playoffs comes into focus out west once again, this time centering on the perilous playoff push for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mar 26, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT
With 12 games in the league tonight, the Western Conference shuffle rolls on tonight with a pair of key tilts mixed in the schedule.
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- Stars win one night after Peverley collapse, give Miller first Blues loss 5
- Crosby, Pens continue recent dominance of Ovechkin, Caps 30
- Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday 8
- PHT Extra: What happens if the Caps miss the playoffs? 19
- Wings can’t afford regulation loss to Jackets 6
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter 60
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- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 27
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