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It was a back-and-forth Game 1 between Tampa Bay and Montreal Wednesday night – and an up and down game for the Canadiens’ Dale Weise, who made both the lowlight and highlight reels. More
Shot-blocking can cause injury or backfire via a deflection or goalie screen. It can also be frustrating for fans hoping to see more flow to the game. On the flip side, it can be a gallant, heroic and galvanizing act, especially in the playoffs. Bob Gainey once suggested penalizing some shot-blocks. What do you think?
Bruins star goalie Tuukka Rask recently met a nine-year-old cancer patient and made her wish come true – not only by bringing her on the ice to take part in an NHL practice, but also by commissioning a very special goalie mask for her.
With 16 seconds left in their narrow 4-3 win, Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf took a Tyler Seguin slap shot right in the chops. He got stitched up and is expected to be fine, aside from a nasty cut.
A new era of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins this spring as the divisional format is introduced. Rather than teams being re-seeded after each round, this year's playoffs will follow a hard bracket - and we'll update this one daily.
Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury didn't exactly overcome their checkered playoff pasts on the opening night of the post-season, but they both made the saves they needed to and came out with victories.
From injuries, to breakout performances, to key rookies, upsets and coaches on the hot seat, here are five things to watch as the Stanley Cup playoffs get going Wednesday night.
With a new president at the helm in Toronto, change is certainly coming to a roster that failed to qualify for the playoffs. Does this mean James Reimer will be traded? Cody Franson? Who?; plus, the Senators have to decide what to do with Jason Spezza and the Canucks with Ryan Kesler.
The Colorado Avalanche will surprise the hockey world and get to the Stanley Cup final, but will lose to the Boston Bruins, says senior writer Ken Campbell. There aren't too many surprises, however, on his NHL Awards ballot for the 2013-14 season.
The annual Future Watch issue taps into the expertise of a panel of 17 NHL scouts and GMs to determine the top 75 drafted prospects in the game and ranks the 30 NHL teams on the depth of their development systems. For hockey fans interested in what's next in each team's pipeline of talent, Future Watch is a unique and much-anticipated system report.Buy now
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