Canadiens: Montreal Looks Sharp Ahead of All-Star Break

It may not seem real, but the Montreal Canadiens are not only in the playoff picture but they’re looking like a formidable force in today’s NHL. Looking at the roster or the goaltending or the deficiencies this season, the Habs probably shouldn’t be 26-17-5 ahead of Friday’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yet hereContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Looks Sharp Ahead of All-Star Break”

Habs Sign Niemi as Insurance Policy

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be back soon, but his injury is taking “longer than expected” to heal. The 30-year-old hasn’t played since November 2 and he hasn’t practiced since then, either. Price clarified some things on Tuesday, the same day that the Canadiens snagged goalieContinue reading “Habs Sign Niemi as Insurance Policy”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are gunning for nothing less than a third consecutive Stanley Cup. They hope to become the first NHL club to win three in a row since the New York Islanders in the 1980s and they still have the pieces to do just that. But there have been some losses in the off-season,Continue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars finished the 2015-2016 regular season with a 50-23-9 record, good for first place in the Central Division and first place in the Western Conference. They landed two points ahead of the St. Louis Blues. They scored a whopping 267 goals, tops in the National Hockey League, and allowed 230 goals against forContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Dallas Stars”

Blackhawks Take 2-0 Series Lead

It was Marian Hossa that seemed to spark his team’s scoring touch on Monday night, as his goal in the second period spurred Ben Eager to score just 28 seconds later. The game itself was tighter and more physical than the series’ first game, of course. The Blackhawks’ eventual 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia FlyersContinue reading “Blackhawks Take 2-0 Series Lead”