by The Hockey News - May 29, 2013 11:25 PM EDT
The cream has risen to the the top and the past four Stanley Cup champions are all that's left in this year's tournament. The Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are eight wins away from glory and THN looks at the two series.
The cream has risen to the the top and the past four Stanley Cup champions are all that's left in this year's tournament. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins - the two teams involved in the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes at the trade deadline, faceoff in the East.
by Rory Boylen - May 29, 2013 12:08 AM EDT
A perfect end to a series of inches, the Sharks left it all on the ice, but came up short again. Meanwhile, the Kings move one step closer to defending their 2012 Stanley Cup championship.
GAME 7: LOS ANGELES 2, SAN JOSE 1 - KINGS WIN SERIES 4-3 Why Los Angeles Won: Big-game Justin Williams stepped up with two goals – one a little quirky – that gave the Kings the simple goal advantage they needed in a close, low-scoring series.
by The Hockey News - May 28, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has been the top-ranked prospect on most scouts' lists for all of 2013, but after a superstar performance by Halifax Mooseheads center Nathan MacKinnon at the Memorial Cup some are reconsidering. On this edition of the Puck Panel we check in with our experts to see just what impact the tournament will have on the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Seth Jones has been the top-ranked prospect on most scouts' lists for all of 2013, but after a superstar performance by Halifax Mooseheads center Nathan MacKinnon at the Memorial Cup some are reconsidering.
by Ryan Kennedy - May 27, 2013 11:15 PM EDT
The Blackhawks third period comeback led them to a Game 6 win over Detroit and a Game 7 showdown back in Chicago.
GAME 6: CHICAGO 4, DETROIT 3 – SERIES TIED 3-3 Why Chicago Won: The Blackhawks were at their most effective when crashing Jimmy Howard's crease and putting a lot of traffic around the Red Wings netminder.
by The Hockey News - May 27, 2013 12:03 AM EDT
The Sharks took a two-goal lead that stood up in another tight checking game that leaves this series heading to Game 7.
GAME 6: SAN JOSE 2, LOS ANGELES 1 – SERIES TIED 3-3 Why San Jose won: The Sharks were able to take a two-goal lead and that was enough to hold up in another close-quarters game.
by The Hockey News - May 26, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
With the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins both closing out their second round series in five games, the 2013 Eastern Conference final is set. Host Matt Larkin, is joined by writers Ryan Kennedy and Adam Proteau to discuss why Tuukka Rask gives the Bruins the edge in goal, who has the edge in the faceoff dot and more.
With the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins both closing out their second round series in five games, the 2013 Eastern Conference final is set.
by The Hockey News - May 25, 2013 9:02 PM EDT
New York took the first lead, but still didn't provide enough offense and were knocked out of the playoffs by Boston; and the Blackhawks looked like the team they're supposed to be, cruising to a win over Detroit.
GAME 5: BOSTON 3, NY RANGERS 1 – BRUINS WIN SERIES 4-1 Why the Bruins Won: As has been the case most of the series, Boston put New York on its heels.
by The Hockey News - May 25, 2013 1:05 PM 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 stickhandle by improving range.
Since retiring from professional hockey Daniel Tkaczuk has dedicated himself to helping young players develop the skills necessary to succeed on the ice.
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.
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