by Adam Proteau - May 24, 2013 11:24 PM EDT
Pittsburgh finished the job, eliminating Ottawa in five games with another strong performance from James Neal and Tomas Vokoun.
GAME 5: PITTSBURGH 6, OTTAWA 2 – PENGUINS WIN 4-1 Why Pittsburgh won: The fact of the matter is, the Penguins are a deeper and more talented team than the Senators in every position but goaltending – and in Game 5, Pittsburgh made that apparent in addition to getting solid netminding from Tomas Vokoun.
by The Hockey News - May 23, 2013 10:45 PM EDT
A little luck and a whole lot of The King keep the Rangers alive; The Red Wings continue to be, well, the Red Wings and take a shocking 3-1 lead on Chicago; and Jonathan Quick shuts out the Sharks as the Kings remain perfect at home.
GAME 4: RANGERS 4, BOSTON 3 – BRUINS LEAD 3-1 Why New York won: For two periods, the Rangers were not the better team in Game 4.
by Adam Proteau - May 22, 2013 10:55 PM EDT
The Penguins piled on in Game 4, scoring seven and taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.
GAME 4: PITTSBURGH 7, OTTAWA 3 – PENGUINS LEAD 3-1 Why Pittsburgh won: The Penguins stumbled out of the gate in Game 4, surrendering their second straight regulation-time shorthanded goal to Ottawa just two-and-a-half minutes into the first period and trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes.
by The Hockey News - May 21, 2013 10:50 PM EDT
New York continued to struggle on offense and has now dug itself a 3-0 series hole; San Jose got out front and held off a late Los Angeles push to pull even in their series.
GAME 3: BOSTON 2 at NY RANGERS 1 - BRUINS LEAD 3-0 Why Boston won: The Bruins fourth line of Dan Paille, Scott Thornton and Gregory Campbell outscored New York's top two offensive lines.
by The Hockey News - May 21, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
Discover teamed with Make-A-Wish and the NHL to grant the wish of 13-year-old Arvada, Colo., resident, Logan Piz, who wished for a chance to spend a day with the Stanley Cup and share it with friends and family. Logan was surprised with the Stanley Cup May 15 at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver where he is currently being treated for Ewing’s sarcoma.
Discover teamed with Make-A-Wish and the NHL to grant the wish of 13-year-old Arvada, Colo., resident, Logan Piz, who wished for a chance to spend a day with the Stanley Cup and share it with friends and family.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 20, 2013 11:04 PM EDT
The Red Wings took a surprising 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks by establishing a physical game and finishing with finesse.
GAME 3: DETROIT 3, CHICAGO 1 – RED WINGS LEAD 2-1 Why Detroit Won: The Red Wings pounded the Blackhawks early on in the hits department, throwing off a team that should know a thing or two about winning in the playoffs.
by The Hockey News - May 19, 2013 6:14 PM EDT
The Rangers power play let them down again as the Bruins cruised to a 5-2 win and a 2-0 series lead; and Ottawa barely got into overtime, but took Game 3 against Pittsburgh.
GAME 2: BOSTON 5, NY RANGERS 2 – BRUINS LEAD 2-0 Why Boston won: New York has had trouble generating offense in the playoffs – especially on the power play and Boston has the depth and talent to trump them in that category too.
by The Hockey News - May 19, 2013 12:30 AM EDT
The refreshed Red Wings evened their series against the Blackhawks while the Kings' Jonathan Quick could only keep the Sharks at bay for so long.
GAME 2: DETROIT 4, CHICAGO 1 – SERIES TIED 1-1 Why Detroit won: The Red Wings were opportunistic offensively, disciplined defensively and they got good goaltending.
by The Hockey News - May 18, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
Since retiring from professional hockey Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice. On this installment of Pro Tips, Tkaczuk demonstrates a drill that develops a player’s ability to score on wraparounds.
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by Adam Proteau - May 17, 2013 10:59 PM EDT
Led by Sidney Crosby's hat trick, the Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 series lead and chased Craig Anderson from the net.
GAME 2: PITTSBURGH 4, OTTAWA 3 - PENGUINS LEAD 2-0 Why Pittsburgh won: Because when you have the best hockey player on earth on your team, and when that player erupts for a hat trick and imposes his will on a game, not even mediocre goaltending – like the goaltending supplied by Penguins netminder Tomas Vokoun in Game 2 – can stop you from winning.
by The Hockey News - May 17, 2013 12:15 PM EDT
THN and Yahoo! continue to roll out our joint awards by announcing Zdeno Chara, Jay McClement and Colton Orr as winners.
JOHN FERGUSON AWARD/TOUGHEST PLAYER: ZDENO CHARA By Greg Wyshynski The notion of being the “toughest” player in the NHL can swing to opposite sides of the spectrum.
by The Hockey News - May 17, 2013 10:40 AM EDT
London, Halifax and Portland descend on Saskatoon, where the Blades host this year's major junior championship tournament.
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