The St. Louis Blues are heading for another early summer after dropping their first-round series to the Minnesota Wild in six games. The Wild’s superior goaltending and the performance of their depth players lifted them past the Blues, and could do the same when they play the Blackhawks in round two. More
Jake Allen has been the Blues starting goalie for all five games of the first-round series against the Wild, but the St. Louis netminder looked shaky early in a must-win Game 6. With Minnesota's Zach Parise streaking down the left wing, Allen allowed a goal from what looked like an impossible angle.
Historians have argued for decades over the precise birth of hockey in Canada. But when it comes to when and where professional table hockey was born in Manhattan, Stan Fischler has no problem citing the site, players and purse. After all, he and his wife, Shirley, were behind the whole thing.
We sit down for a Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop to find out what goes on behind the mask...but the question still remains: what's his obsession with Alex Killorn?
In his entire 11-year career, Calgary Flames center Matt Stajan hadn't scored a playoff goal, but he was mic'd up for his first ever post-season tally. In Game 6 of the series between the Flames and Vancouver Canucks, Stajan's goal was the series-winner and he added two assists en route to Calgary's 7-4 victory.
The Calgary Flames are heading to the Pacific Division final after rallying from a 3-0 deficit in Game 6. Down 4-3 heading into the third period, Calgary rattled off four unanswered goals and skated to a decisive 7-4 victory to move on to play the Anaheim Ducks.
The Chicago Blackhawks trailed 3-1 early in Game 6 against the Predators, but came all the way back to defeat Nashville 4-3 thanks to a Duncan Keith goal late in the third. If Chicago can tidy up their defensive zone play, it could be another deep run for the Blackhawks.
If there was any concern about whether or not Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had his full strength back in his shoulder, his blast that beat Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne late in the first period should quiet those worries. Kane absolutely ripped a slapshot top shelf off a faceoff to tie the game 3-3.
Petr Mrazek has two shutouts in five first-round games and has helped lead Detroit to a 3-2 series lead over Tampa Bay, but it’s the incredible coaching of Mike Babcock that has been the difference between the Red Wings and Lightning. Detroit and Tampa Bay will now head back to Hockeytown for Game 6.
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