Between the countless memorable matchups during the regular season, the Hockey East tournament and the fabled Beanpot Tournament, Boston University-Boston College has become one of the truly great rivalries in hockey. Through generations of battles for national and local supremacy, the neighboring programs have been the focal point of Boston’s historic hockey heritage while developing
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Chris Stewart Is Helping the Minnesota Wild Stay Afloat in the Western Conference “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1735”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1735() { var xhrq_1735 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1735.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1735&aba_wid=F2C14FBF-A837-476F-A1B7-225A1C8BB528&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1735.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1735.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1735.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1735.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1735.send(null); } if
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Back in July, I wrote about the far-reaching benefits the Boston Bruins would reap from a Matt Beleskey bounce back. Coming off of a serious knee injury and the least productive season of his career, it seemed a resurgence was not only probable but also likely. Talent doesn’t disappear overnight, and the Windsor, Ontario native has
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Philadelphia Flyers rookie Nolan Patrick practiced Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday at Ottawa after being knocked out of Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. Patrick, the talented center who had three points this season, was checked head-first into the glass by Anaheim forward Chris Wagner, dropped to his knees and needed help leaving
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Oct 26, 2017 Emily KaplanESPN Don’t get spooked, but Halloween is right around the corner. That means we’re three weeks into the season, and trends are beginning to solidify. For this week’s Power Rankings — voted, as always, by ESPN’s panel of 20 experts — we kept in the holiday spirit to identify the scariest
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No matter how many times we see hot and cold streaks come and go in hockey, there is always a tendency to jump to conclusions when early-season results either exceed or fall short of our expectations. Having an eye for whether small-sample stats are indicative of things to come can be the difference between winning
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This article was originally published in April, 2012. With the Florida Panthers finally back in the NHL playoffs, a new generation of fans is finally getting to experience one of the best traditions in hockey. For older Panthers fans, the return of the rats to South Florida is a sight for sore eyes and leads
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What is the NHL’s biggest tire fire? Greg Wyshynski: There is a collection of very worthy (unworthy?) candidates for the season’s most scorching early tire fires. Some teams have struggled through significant injuries, such as the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild. Some teams have struggled because a series of franchise-redefining moves haven’t exactly panned out;
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The Edmonton Oilers activated forward Leon Draisaitl from injured reserve before Tuesday’s big game in Pittsburgh. He had been dealing with an eye injury that led to concussion symptoms. The Oilers also activated forward Drake Caggiula and assigned Brad Malone to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors. Leon Draisaitl was activated from the injured reserve on Tuesday. Curtis
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The law of averages states that things eventually even out; the Florida Panthers better hope that happens soon. Despite playing relatively well, the team still came out of the third week of the 2017-18 National Hockey League campaign with a 1-2-0 record, putting them 3-4-0 on the season, good for sixth in the uber-competitive Atlantic.
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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Offensive Depth Makes a Difference “; } document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).style.display = “block”; document.getElementById(“sda_1730”).innerHTML = sda_html; } function _load_1730() { var xhrq_1730 = new XMLHttpRequest(); xhrq_1730.open(“GET”, “/ez_aba_load/?aba_id=1730&aba_wid=AA6363D7-7B56-47CE-A6AE-D650285A0D29&aba_did=dGhlaG9ja2V5d3JpdGVycy5lem9pYy5jb20=”, true); xhrq_1730.onload = function (e) { if (xhrq_1730.readyState === 4) { if (xhrq_1730.status === 200) { eval(xhrq_1730.responseText); } } }; xhrq_1730.send(null); } if (typeof ez_cra_check === ‘undefined’) {
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This article was originally written in August, 2015. In 2005-06, a 25-year-old native of Moose Factory, Ontario, one of the most northern settlements in the Province located at the base of Hudson Bay, shattered expectations and won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Four year later, he had played in his
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Any hockey fan worth their salt knows the term “Original Six.” Those words immediately bring to mind images from the NHL’s rich history–from a time when goalies had no masks, and giants like Eddie Shore and Toe Blake patrolled the ice. Most fans can also correctly identify the teams that make up the Original Six:
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