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 - April 22, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
Not many would have guessed the Islanders would be a playoff team, but here they are in the final week of the season.
Not many people would have imagined the New York Islanders would be hovering near the top 10 (and ahead of the cross-town Rangers) of THN's NHL Power Rankings at any point in this lockout season, but that was exactly where they were – and at the most important time of the regular season.
by Rory Boylen - April 15, 2013 5:25 PM EDT
Washington is on a tear and starting to gain momentum in Stanley Cup picks, but it's not all rosy.
When THN staffers gathered Monday morning and began the process of picking our Stanley Cup favorite for our Playoff Preview edition, the usual suspects were naturally mentioned.
by Rory Boylen - April 1, 2013 6:50 PM EDT
Minnesota has won 10 of its past 12 and is all of a sudden giving the No. 2 ranked Ducks something to worry about.
This is more what GM Chuck Fletcher envisioned when he signed the two biggest free agents last summer. The Minnesota Wild started this season a very mediocre 4-5-1.
It’s our Awards Issue, a joint THN/Yahoo! Sports venture to pick the NHL best of the best in 13 categories. Also in the issue: how to munch minutes in the playoffs; the myth of the shot-block; Paul MacLean – from Grizzly to Walrus; and much more.
Seth Jones, son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, who could be the first visible minority to get selected first overall. The top 100 prospects in the June 30 draft are ranked and profiled by our panel of scouts. Included in the group are a pair of Halifax teammates, Nate MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin. We also review each NHL team's needs going into the draft.
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