What's happening here. The Western Conference is usually the lower-scoring, grind-it-out side where teams don't win series as much as they survive them. But the numbers are showing that paradigm is shifting in a decidedly eastern direction in these playoffs.
The Triplet Line for the Tampa Bay Lightning will show up with their toys for their pre-season game against Pittsburgh in Johnstown, Pa., in September. And if they do, there's a pretty good chance they'll go to the box for two minutes and feel shame.
After a disappointing showing in Game 1, the New York Rangers were led by their star players and rose to the challenge in Game 2. The Capitals were also led by their stars and responded well. If the rest of the series goes like this, we're all in for a treat.
Alex Ovechkin has garnered his fair share of criticism in the past, some of it deserved and some of it out of line. But he's gained nothing but admirers for his play through the first two games of the Capitals second-round series against the New York Rangers.
It's fight night in Las Vegas as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao FINALLY meet in their much-anticipated showdown. If they were NHL stars, however, they would've thrown down long ago, since the league's best have never been shy about fighting each other over the past 10 years.
The Wild lost Game 1 to Chicago but showed some resolve in rallying from a 3-0 deficit. Don't count Minny out.
New Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli is going to have himself a busy off-season heading into the draft. In his first summer with the team, Chiarelli will attempt to take Edmonton’s plethora of young talent and shape it into a winning team. Meanwhile, goaltending questions have arisen in Detroit and Vancouver.
Nikita Kucherov won Game 1 for Tampa Bay twice. While his second OT winner counted, a closer look suggests both his goals were bogus.
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