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2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The storylines behind the action as the Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins are by now familiar. The Capitals are looking for redemption after the Penguins bounced them from the playoffs last season. Then there is the Sidney Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin matchup. And the battle of netminders, with Washington’s Braden Holtby tangling with Marc-Andre […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators will meet the New York Rangers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and it should be a doozy. Both teams have their star players and both teams will be playing the matchup game to get the most out of their opportunities. And then there’s the trade at the […]

Canucks Announce Hiring of Travis Green as New Head Coach

The Vancouver Canucks have named Travis Green as their new head coach, the team announced Wednesday. Green had been coaching Utica in the AHL for the past four seasons and replaces Willie Desjardins in the post, who was fired in April after Vancouver missed the playoffs for the second straight season. The Canucks finished last […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers

The Anaheim Ducks will take another shot at an Alberta team as the tangle with the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton defeated Anaheim last time they met in the playoffs, winning the series 4-1 in the 2006 Western Conference Final. But a lot has changed since then, […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues will meet the Nashville Predators in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and both teams could be considered underdogs. After all, both teams upset their top-seeded opponents in the first round. And both teams weren’t supposed to win, let alone with relative ease. The Predators took out the […]

Washington Capitals Eliminate Toronto Maple Leafs

The Washington Capitals have eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff series victory came on Sunday night, with Washington putting away a 2-1 win in overtime. The series was tight down to the wire, with five of six games going to overtime and each game separated by just one goal. In the […]

Ottawa Senators Eliminate Boston Bruins

The Ottawa Senators have eliminated the Boston Bruins with a Game Six victory on Sunday. They’ll play the New York Rangers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Clarke MacArthur had the overtime winner and sent Boston packing, with Ottawa taking the game by a final score of 3-2. Bobby Ryan and […]

Kings Hire John Stevens as Head Coach

The Los Angeles Kings have announced John Stevens as their new head coach. Stevens had been serving as the associate coach of the team for the past three seasons and was promoted to the post after the firing of Darryl Sutter on April 10. General manager Dean Lombardi was also fired as the Kings shuffled […]

Edmonton Oilers Eliminate San Jose Sharks

The Edmonton Oilers have eliminated the San Jose Sharks in six games and will move on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series between the Sharks and Oilers was a tough one, but the upstart Edmonton club won the respect of the experienced San Jose […]

New York Rangers Eliminate Montreal Canadiens

The New York Rangers have eliminated the Montreal Canadiens with a 3-1 victory in Game Six. The victory came on Sunday night on the strength of two goals from Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello. Derek Stepan added an empty-netter with under 20 seconds to go in the final frame. Alexei Emelin had the lone goal for […]

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