2018 NHL Playoffs

Unlike Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, when the scoresheet was filled with a page full of goals, Game 2 on Wednesday night was filled with a page full of penalties. Referees Kelly Sutherland and Chris Rooney, working their first game together this postseason, called a total of 13 infractions. There
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When the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs began, the Tampa Bay Lightning were getting contributions from pretty much everyone. Whether it be the Brayden Point line against the Boston Bruins, or the two big guns to close out the New Jersey Devils in Round 1, there wasn’t anything going wrong. In the Eastern Conference Final, however,
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When general manager Steve Yzerman gambled by selecting a young Czech winger 208th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, nobody batted an eye. There wasn’t any second guessing by other teams because few late round picks turn into difference-makers for their team. Ondrej Palat is an exception. One that the Tampa Bay Lightning are glad
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Game 7 ended the way it began for the Nashville Predators and their fans, in heartbreak. Pekka Rinne had a rough first few minutes and spotted the Jets a two-goal lead. Predators head coach Peter Laviolette then made the call to pull the veteran and put in 23-year-old Juuse Saros. He kept his team in the game
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The Washington Capitals had found themselves in the same situation before: Game 6 sudden death overtime against Pittsburgh. However, they’ve always found themselves on the other end, usually falling in defeat as the years of heartbreak and second-round woes find the team over and over again. However, that all changed Monday. A little over five minutes
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games as a result of his high-hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Zach Aton-Reese’s head Tuesday night. The play created a lot of controversy as Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw from the play. While some angles may have
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For the second straight game, the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights finished regulation tied at three. For the second straight game, the Sharks overcame a two goal deficit and tied the game. And, for the second straight game, the Sharks got their most effective offense from power forwards. More specifically, from power forwards
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While the penalty kill has always been a driving force for the Washington Capitals, the four players that grace the ice for their opponents’ power-play opportunities have been sensational, warranting deafening applause from the spectators at Capital One Arena. The Capitals have killed off 22 straight penalties since allowing two power-play goals in Game 2
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The opening round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs was a rollercoaster ride for the Boston Bruins. After taking a commanding 3-1 lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins allowed Toronto to even the series at three games apiece.  The B’s ultimately prevailed in the decisive Game 7, leaning on several key players along
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