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Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate New York Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins put together a dominant performance on Saturday and dispatched the New York Rangers with a 6-3 final score in Game Five of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Pittsburgh took the series 4-1 and will face either the Washington Capitals or Philadelphia Flyers in the next round. The Penguins have struggled against the […]

San Jose Sharks Eliminate Los Angeles Kings

The San Jose Sharks finally got the job done against the Los Angeles Kings and put their California rivals to bed with a 6-3 victory in Game Five of their first round playoff series. The win marks sure absolution for the Sharks, as they blew a 3-0 series lead last time they met the Kings […]

Tampa Bay Eliminates Detroit Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning have eliminated the Detroit Red Wings in Game Five of their best of seven series. They are the first team to advance in this year’s post-season. The victory came after a tight game on Thursday night, with the Lightning scooping the 1-0 goal with under two minutes to go. Alex Killorn […]

Blackhawks Forward Andrew Shaw Suspended and Fined

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game and has been fined $5,000 for his actions during Game Four of his team’s series against the St. Louis Blues. The incident took place on Tuesday night in Chicago at 17:56 of the third period. The 24-year-old was suspended for the use of a […]

An Ugly Night in Philadelphia

Every so often, a hockey game goes off the rails. On Monday night, it happened in Philadelphia. The Flyers were taking on the Washington Capitals in Game Three of their first round series and hopes were high. The game began with a ceremony honouring the late Ed Snider, with the Wells Fargo Center getting things […]

Growing Pains Put Heat on Coach’s Challenge Review Process

As is usually the case when something new is introduced, there’s been a whole lot of talk about the coach’s challenge in these playoffs. Goals have come and gone as a result, with offside rulings negating goals by Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers and the addition of cameras along the blueline coming into play […]

Are the Penguins Better Without Evgeni Malkin?

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the New York Rangers on Saturday, which subsequently spawned dozens of thinkpieces about what went wrong. And given that Saturday also marked the return of one Evgeni Malkin to the Penguins’ lineup, you can probably imagine the direction most of the articles took. In short, Pittsburgh has a Malkin problem. […]

Tampa Leads, But They Need Secondary Scoring

The revamped and adjusted Triplets line is back at it for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The unit of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn has been largely responsible for giving their club a 2-0 series lead over the Detroit Red Wings, with Game Three going on Sunday. If the Red Wings want to get […]

Breaking It Down: Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the Western Conference bout between the Anaheim Ducks and […]

Breaking It Down: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

It’s playoff time again, which means it’s also time for our Breaking It Down series. That’s where I – and I alone – take a look at the post-season matchups and provide is a snapshot of the action to come. This edition features a look at the Western Conference bout between the Los Angeles Kings […]

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