April 30, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 1: Blackhawks-Wild, Blues-Kings, Red Wings-Ducks

NHL Playoff Game Day 1: Blackhawks-Wild, Blues-Kings, Red Wings-Ducks

by The Hockey News - April 30, 2013 11:50 PM EDT

The Wild hold tight with the Hawks, but will Josh Harding hold up?; Blues take it to Kings, but have to grind out win.
Game 1: Los Angeles 1 at St. Louis 2 (OT) Why St. Louis won: Forget what you see on the scorecard, the Blues dominated this game from the opening faceoff, both from a physical perspective and puck domination.

April 28, 2013

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Round 1

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Round 1

by The Hockey News - April 28, 2013 10:30 PM EDT

This year's 48-game season wasn't short on excitement or playoff races, as matchups were still being figured out on the last day of the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins in the East and the Chicago Blackhawks in the West enter as the popular favorites for the Cup, but will and unexpected team get hot at the right time, like last year's Los Angeles Kings?
Short and sweet. This year's 48-game season wasn't short on excitement or playoff races, as matchups were still being figured out on the last day of the season.


VIDEO: Kris Letang leads Penguins blueline with strong offensive season

VIDEO: Kris Letang leads Penguins blueline with strong offensive season

by The Hockey News - April 28, 2013 4:25 PM EDT

Despite missing time this year due to injury, Kris Letang finished the regular season tied for first in defenseman scoring. In just 35 games, Letang accumulated 38 points and showed why he's considered one of the league’s top defensemen.
Despite missing time this year due to injury, Kris Letang finished the regular season tied for first in defenseman scoring. In just 35 games, Letang accumulated 38 points and showed why he's considered one of the league’s top defensemen.

April 27, 2013

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Scoring 1

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Scoring 1

by The Hockey News - April 27, 2013 9:55 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 by combining shooting, passing and explosive skating.
Since retiring from professional hockey, Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice.

April 25, 2013

VIDEO: College Hockey Inc. connects coaches and potential NCAA athletes

VIDEO: College Hockey Inc. connects coaches and potential NCAA athletes

by The Hockey News - April 25, 2013 11:35 AM EDT

The NCAA and the CHL have both established themselves as viable stepping stones to the NHL. As a result, the battle for elite young hockey players has never been more intense. THN’s Ryan Kennedy takes a closer look at the role College Hockey Inc. plays in the ongoing battle between the NCAA and the CHL for top hockey talent.
The NCAA and the Canadian League have both established themselves as viable stepping stones to the NHL. As a result, the battle for elite young hockey players has never been more intense.

April 24, 2013

VIDEO: Jacob Markstrom, Florida's goalie of the future

VIDEO: Jacob Markstrom, Florida's goalie of the future

by The Hockey News - April 24, 2013 11:40 AM EDT

The 6-foot-6, 196-pound Swede has been brought along slowly by the club. After he arrived in North America in 2010, Markstrom spent the better part of two seasons with Florida's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. This year, after starter Jose Theodore was struck by injury, Markstrom was given the opportunity to be Florida's No. 1.
Ever since he was drafted 31st overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2008 draft, Jacob Markstrom has been labeled the franchise's goalie of the future.

April 22, 2013

VIDEO: New York Islanders poised to make playoffs for first time in six years

VIDEO: New York Islanders poised to make playoffs for first time in six years

by The Hockey News - April 22, 2013 1:50 PM EDT

Most pundits predicted the New York Islanders would miss the post-season once again in 2013. But as April draws to a close, they are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2007. But as THN’s Ken Campbell points out, it has been much longer since the team has had any success playing in the second season.
Most pundits predicted the New York Islanders would miss the post-season once again in 2013. But as April draws to a close, they are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2007.

April 20, 2013

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Skating 6

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Skating 6

by The Hockey News - April 20, 2013 9:55 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 quickness on ice by increasing foot speed and crossover ability.
Since retiring from professional hockey Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice.

April 19, 2013

VIDEO: One-on-one with Brenden Morrow of the Pittsburgh Penguins

VIDEO: One-on-one with Brenden Morrow of the Pittsburgh Penguins

by The Hockey News - April 19, 2013 11:45 AM EDT

When the Penguins traded for Brenden Morrow they knew they were getting a hard-nosed winger. What they couldn’t have predicted was the offensive explosion that would occur when Morrow arrived. THN’s Ryan Kennedy caught up with Morrow to discuss learning new systems, bonding with teammates and more.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins traded for Brenden Morrow they knew they were getting a hard-nosed winger with strong leadership qualities. What they couldn’t have predicted was the offensive explosion that would occur when Morrow donned the Pens jersey.

April 18, 2013

VIDEO: One-on-one with Douglas Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins

VIDEO: One-on-one with Douglas Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins

by The Hockey News - April 18, 2013 11:15 AM EDT

Since arriving in Pittsburgh this season, after being acquired from San Jose, Douglas Murray's bruising style of play has been appreciated by the Steel City faithful. THN's Ryan Kennedy caught up with the 33-year-old blueliner to talk about his move and more.
After playing seven-plus seasons in Northern California, Douglas Murray was traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a pair of second round picks.

April 14, 2013

THN at the Frozen Four: Yale claims first NCAA championship with win over Quinnipiac

THN at the Frozen Four: Yale claims first NCAA championship with win over Quinnipiac

by Ryan Kennedy - April 14, 2013 12:14 AM EDT

After more than 100 years, Yale wins its first NCAA hockey championship with an upset victory over the No. 1 ranked team.
PITTSBURGH - It may not be fair, but a lot of sports fans hate the Ivy League schools and love unexpected heroes. That made emerging (but largely unknown) Quinnipiac an easy favorite for non-partisans in the Frozen Four final, but Yale used smart hockey and timely scoring to beat the Bobcats 4-0, earning the school's first ever national championship.

April 13, 2013

VIDEO: One-on-one with Rob O’Gara of the Yale Bulldogs

VIDEO: One-on-one with Rob O’Gara of the Yale Bulldogs

by The Hockey News - April 13, 2013 11:45 AM EDT

Boston Bruins prospect Rob O’Gara has been a major part of the Yale Bulldogs success this season and he doesn’t want the run to end before they capture the school’s first NCAA national championship. THN’s Ryan Kennedy caught up with 19-year-old defenseman in advance of the championship game.
Boston Bruins prospect Rob O’Gara has been a major part of the Yale Bulldogs success this season and he doesn’t want the run to end before they capture the school’s first NCAA national championship.

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