Canucks and Stars: Even Stevens?

Could the Canucks and Stars be the most evenly matched team in the playoffs? They headed into their third overtime in five games last night, with the score deadlocked at 0-0. The first game was an unlikely 5-4 shootout, ending with the Canucks pulling off the win in OT. The second game saw the StarsContinue reading “Canucks and Stars: Even Stevens?”

Rangers Advance to Second Round

It was just that easy. A year after the New York Rangers were swept in the first round by the New Jersey Devils, this year’s installment of the team swept the Thrashers and will await their opponent in the second round of the playoffs. The Rangers have made it to the second round for theContinue reading “Rangers Advance to Second Round”

Rangers Blast Thrashers

The New York Rangers lit the lamp seven times in Madison Square Gardens last night, beating the Thrashers 7-0 to the delight of Rangers fans. Michael Nylander had his first playoff hat trick, too, starting the affair 32 seconds into the game with a goal off of the opening faceoff. Nylander and the Rangers neverContinue reading “Rangers Blast Thrashers”

Ducks Look to Sweep Minnesota Wild

The Anaheim Ducks have used their defense and their skill to defeat the Wild in the playoffs this year and have taken a 3-0 series lead after their win last night. It should be noted, of course, that all seven games that the two teams have played this year have been one-goal contests. The seriesContinue reading “Ducks Look to Sweep Minnesota Wild”

Cheechoo Hurts Knee Versus Nashville

San Jose’s leading goal scorer, Jonathon Cheechoo, had to be helped off of the ice last night in the game against Nashville after colliding with Scott Hartnell. Hartnell’s vicious knee-on-knee collision got him a major penalty and a game ejection. This was Hartnell’s second game misconduct in three games. Cheechoo’s return to the series isContinue reading “Cheechoo Hurts Knee Versus Nashville”