June 2, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 32: Kings-Blackhawks

NHL Playoff Game Day 32: Kings-Blackhawks

by The Hockey News - June 2, 2013 11:17 PM EDT

The Hawks chased Jonathan Quick and used their speed to skate around the Kings in earning a 2-0 series lead.
GAME 2: CHICAGO 4, LOS ANGELES 2 – BLACKHAWKS LEAD 2-0 Why the Blackhawks Won: Speed, speed and more speed. This series is a showdown of conflicting styles of play and through two games it’s the Hawks’ system that has dominated.

June 1, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 31: Kings-Blackhawks; Bruins-Penguins

NHL Playoff Game Day 31: Kings-Blackhawks; Bruins-Penguins

by The Hockey News - June 1, 2013 11:05 PM EDT

The Blackhawks out-shot and out-chanced the Kings, but only got by with a 2-1 victory in Game 1 of the West final; and Game 1 of the East final had its share of shenanigans, with the Bruins taking the 1-0 series lead.
GAME 1: CHICAGO 2, LOS ANGELES 1 – BLACKHAWKS LEAD SERIES 1-0 Why the Blackhawks Won: Simply, because the Kings are incompetent when it comes to generating offense on the road.

May 29, 2013

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – 2013 Western Conference final preview

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – 2013 Western Conference final preview

by The Hockey News - May 29, 2013 11:45 PM EDT

The winners of the Presidents' Trophy meet the defending Stanley Cup champions as Chicago and Los Angeles line up for an exciting series featuring top NHL talent. Host Edward Fraser is joined by editor Matt Larkin and writer Ryan Kennedy to discuss the keys to victory for the two clubs and offer their predictions for the series.
The winners of the Presidents' Trophy meet the defending Stanley Cup champions as Chicago and Los Angeles line up for an exciting series featuring top NHL talent.


NHL Playoff Game Day 30: Red Wings-Blackhawks

NHL Playoff Game Day 30: Red Wings-Blackhawks

by Ryan Kennedy - May 29, 2013 11:35 PM EDT

It took Game 7 and it took overtime, but the Presidents' Trophy winners moved on to the West final with a win over Detroit.
GAME 7: CHICAGO 2, DETROIT 1 (OT) – BLACKHAWKS WIN SERIES 4-3 Why Chicago Won: The Blackhawks beat up the Red Wings for most of the night, wearing Detroit down in general terms and winning the game specifically after a big bodycheck by David Bolland caused a turnover near the blueline.


NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Round 3

NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Round 3

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.


NHL Playoff Game Day 29: Sharks-Kings

NHL Playoff Game Day 29: Sharks-Kings

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.

May 28, 2013

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – Seth Jones or Nathan MacKinnon? Who will go first overall?

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – Seth Jones or Nathan MacKinnon? Who will go first overall?

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.

May 27, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 28: Blackhawks-Red Wings

NHL Playoff Game Day 28: Blackhawks-Red Wings

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.


NHL Playoff Game Day 27: Kings-Sharks

NHL Playoff Game Day 27: Kings-Sharks

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.

May 26, 2013

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – 2013 Eastern Conference final preview

VIDEO: THN Puck Panel – 2013 Eastern Conference final preview

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.

May 25, 2013

NHL Playoff Game Day 26: Rangers-Bruins; Red Wings-Blackhawks

NHL Playoff Game Day 26: Rangers-Bruins; Red Wings-Blackhawks

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.


VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Stickhandling 13

VIDEO: Pro Tips, with Daniel Tkaczuk - Stickhandling 13

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.

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