May 13, 2013

THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Best Player - Sidney Crosby

THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Best Player - Sidney Crosby

by The Hockey News - May 13, 2013 11:35 AM EDT

While Ovechkin was voted MVP, Sid the Kid was hands-down voted the best player in the NHL by the THN and Yahoo! voters.
MARIO LEMIEUX AWARD: BEST PLAYER By Ken Campbell Judging how good Sidney Crosby is by the number of games he has played in recent years would be a little like determining how smart Albert Einstein was by how many chemistry classes he showed up for in high school.


THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Most Valuable Player - Alex Ovechkin

THN/Yahoo! NHL Awards: Most Valuable Player - Alex Ovechkin

by The Hockey News - May 13, 2013 11:15 AM EDT

THN and Yahoo! teamed up to vote on a collection of awards, which we will be sharing the results of throughout this week, starting with Alex Ovechkin as MVP.
THE WAYNE GRETZKY AWARD: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER By Greg Wyshynski There was one player in the NHL this season whose 
performance was the embodiment of what a most valuable player should be.


VIDEO: THN Puck Panel - Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7: who will win?

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel - Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7: who will win?

by The Hockey News - May 13, 2013 9:25 AM EDT

From the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, THN's Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell are joined by the National Post’s Sean Fitz-Gerald to discuss the why the series is proving hard to predict, why the Bruins might be the ones with the jitters headed into the final game and their predictions for Game 7.
From the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, THN's Matt Larkin and Ken Campbell are joined by the National Post’s Sean Fitz-Gerald to discuss.


VIDEO: Maple Leafs' James Reimer reacts to Game 6, looks ahead to Game 7 against Bruins

VIDEO: Maple Leafs' James Reimer reacts to Game 6, looks ahead to Game 7 against Bruins

by The Hockey News - May 13, 2013 9:04 AM EDT

James Reimer followed up his boffo Game 5 with the best game of his short career in Game 6. The 25-year-old made 29 saves in the 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. THNTV caught up with him following the victory to discuss the game, the quick turnaround for Game 7, his diving save and much more.
After leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to victory with a solid performance in Game 5, James Reimer followed it up with the best game of his short career in Game 6.


NHL Playoff Game Day 13: Rangers-Capitals; Maple Leafs-Bruins; Red Wings-Ducks

NHL Playoff Game Day 13: Rangers-Capitals; Maple Leafs-Bruins; Red Wings-Ducks

by The Hockey News - May 13, 2013 1:40 AM EDT

The Rangers barely got enough offense to slip by the Capitals and set up a Game 7 Monday night; Toronto wins at home to force Game 7; and Detroit finishes the upset of Anaheim with a 3-2 win in Game 7.
GAME 6: NY RANGERS 1, WASHINGTON 0 – SERIES TIED 3-3 Why New York won: The Rangers had scored only 10 goals in the first five games of this series and eight of them came in their two wins.

May 11, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 12: Penguins-Islanders

NHL Playoff Game Day 12: Penguins-Islanders

by Rory Boylen - May 11, 2013 11:28 PM EDT

The Penguins held off a feisty Islanders team to slip by in overtime and move on to Round 2, where they'll play the Senators.
GAME 6: PITTSBURGH 4, NY ISLANDERS 3 (OT) – PENGUINS WIN SERIES 4-2 Why Pittsburgh won: The Pens escaped by the skin of their teeth after being outplayed by the underdogs in Nassau for most of Game 6.


VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Shooting 8

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Shooting 8

by The Hockey News - May 11, 2013 10:55 AM EDT

Each year, Daniel Tkaczuk teams up with THN to produce a series of skill development videos. This week's drill focuses on a player's ability to shoot the puck.
This week's drill focuses on a player's ability to shoot the puck. .

May 10, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 11: Maple Leafs-Bruins; Rangers-Capitals; Ducks-Red Wings; Blues-Kings

NHL Playoff Game Day 11: Maple Leafs-Bruins; Rangers-Capitals; Ducks-Red Wings; Blues-Kings

by The Hockey News - May 10, 2013 11:35 PM EDT

The Maple Leafs took a 2-0 lead and hung on down the stretch to send the series back to Toronto; the Rangers offense disappears again and Washington takes a 3-2 series lead; Detroit wins for the third time in OT to go to Game 7; and the Kings knocked out the Blues.
GAME 5: TORONTO 2, BOSTON 1 – BRUINS LEAD 3-2 Why Toronto won: The Leafs turned the tables on the Bruins by playing essentially the same opportunistic type of game Boston used to win three of the first four games of this series: Toronto leaned on goalie James Reimer all night, capitalized on a couple of the home team’s mistakes and held on for dear life in a third period that saw the trailing team furiously assault the leading team with a flurry of shots on net.


NHL Playoff Game Day 10: Islanders-Penguins; Senators-Canadiens; Wild-Blackhawks

NHL Playoff Game Day 10: Islanders-Penguins; Senators-Canadiens; Wild-Blackhawks

by The Hockey News - May 10, 2013 12:30 AM EDT

The Penguins turned to their backup goalie and got a strong performance in a winning effort that took the series lead back; Ottawa buried Montreal with a convincing win to move on to Round 2; and Chicago's depth propelled them ahead.
GAME 5: PITTSBURGH 4, NY ISLANDERS 0 – PENGUINS LEAD 3-2 Why Pittsburgh won: The Penguins final decided to play a full team game and, most importantly, had confident, steady goaltending behind them.

May 9, 2013

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – Will the Boston Bruins end the Toronto Maple Leafs season in Game 5?

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – Will the Boston Bruins end the Toronto Maple Leafs season in Game 5?

by The Hockey News - May 9, 2013 1:52 PM EDT

From the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, THN's Ken Campbell and Adam Proteau are joined by Dave Naylor of TSN Drive on TSN 1050 in Toronto to discuss the incredible pace in Game 4, Dion Phaneuf’s errors, David Krejci’s clutch performances, positives for the Leafs moving forward and more.
From the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, THN's Ken Campbell and Adam Proteau are joined by Dave Naylor of TSN Drive on TSN 1050 in Toronto to discuss… • the incredible pace in Game 4… • Dion Phaneuf’s errors… • David Krejci’s clutch performances… • positives for the Leafs moving forward and more.


NHL Playoff Game Day 9: Maple Leafs-Bruins; Rangers-Capitals; Kings-Blues; Red Wings-Ducks

NHL Playoff Game Day 9: Maple Leafs-Bruins; Rangers-Capitals; Kings-Blues; Red Wings-Ducks

by The Hockey News - May 9, 2013 1:30 AM EDT

The Maple Leafs fought hard, but let one slip away in overtime; the Rangers' offense kept chugging and led them to a Game 4 win and a tie in the series; Los Angeles comes back from 2-0 series deficit to take 3-2 lead; and the Ducks escape with their own OT win.
GAME 4: BOSTON 4, TORONTO 3 (OT) – BRUINS LEAD 3-1 Why Boston won: The Bruins were outplayed most of the night, but showed veteran calm after giving up the first two goals of the game, constantly testing Leafs goalie James Reimer, who struggled mightily with his rebound control all night long.

May 8, 2013

VIDEO: One-on-one with Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs

VIDEO: One-on-one with Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs

by The Hockey News - May 8, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed UFA Jay McClement to a two-year, $3 million contract on July 1, 2012 they knew they were getting a reliable checking-line center and it’s safe to say they got what they expected and then some. THN’s Adam Proteau caught up with McClement leading up to the Leafs' Game 4 matchup with the Bruins.
When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed UFA Jay McClement to a two-year, $3 million contract on July 1, 2012 they knew they were getting a reliable checking-line center and it’s safe to say they got what they expected and then some.

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