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Playoff Preview: Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks

The Calgary Flames are gearing up to face the top team in the Western Conference and it should be a doozy of a series. The Anaheim Ducks have been hard to handle for the Flames: Calgary has lost 20 straight at the Honda Center. With the Ducks having home ice advantage, that could prove to […]

Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers will meet in the second round of the playoffs and they certainly know each other well. No teams have played each other more in the post-season over the last seven years than the Caps and Blueshirts. The Rangers took out the Capitals in the second round in 2012 […]

Tampa Bay Eliminates Detroit with Game Seven Win

The Tampa Bay Lightning have eliminated the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of their first round playoff series. Tampa closed things out with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday night. The Lightning will now face the Montreal Canadiens in the second round. Goalie Ben Bishop earned the shutout for Tampa Bay, his first of the […]

Washington Capitals Shut Down Islanders, Win Series in Seven

The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders by a final score of 2-1 in Game Seven of their first round series, thereby setting up their second round series against the New York Rangers. Washington hadn’t exactly seen a lot of Game Seven success prior to Monday night. Since the arrival of Alex Ovechkin, they’ve […]

Montreal Canadiens End Ottawa’s Playoff Hopes

The Ottawa Senators fought valiantly and had an implausible season at times, but it was down to Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs took the series with a Game Six victory on Sunday, putting an end to the Senators’ playoff hopes with a 2-0 victory. Price made 43 saves in the series-clinching win, […]

Minnesota Wild Eliminates St. Louis Blues in Six Games

The Minnesota Wild have eliminated the St. Louis Blues with a 4-1 victory in Game Six of their first round Western Conference playoff series. The Wild will advance to the second round and will play the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues have now been eliminated in the first round three straight times. Despite ending the regular […]

Calgary Flames Eliminate Vancouver Canucks in Six Games

The Calgary Flames have eliminated the Vancouver Canucks, putting the kibosh on the series with a 7-4 victory on Saturday night. The Game Six win for the Flames sets up a second round series against the Anaheim Ducks and marks the first time in 11 years that Calgary escaped the first round of the post-season. […]

Chicago Blackhawks Eliminate Nashville Predators

The Chicago Blackhawks have eliminated the Nashville Predators, closing out their opening round playoff series with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night. The Predators looked like they might have a handle on things early, scoring three goals in just over 11 minutes in the first period. They even chased goalie Scott Darling, causing Corey Crawford […]

New York Rangers Eliminate Pittsburgh Penguins in Five Games

The New York Rangers have put away the Pittsburgh Penguins, eliminating them four games to one with a 2-1 overtime victory on Friday night. Carl Hagelin had the winner in the extra frame. The series was notable for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the play of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their […]

Oilers Hire Peter Chiarelli as GM, President

The Edmonton Oilers had a busy Friday, at least in terms of their front office. They shuffled the deck significantly, hiring former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli as their general manager and president of hockey operations. This required the moving of Kevin Lowe outside of the hockey operations department and the shifting of Craig […]

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