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With 21 goals in four games the Boston Bruins are amid a four game win streak and are looking to carry momentum into the winter Olympic break.

Bruins vs. Islanders

While the New York Islanders may not be the best of teams, actually they are one of the worst; they still seem to give the Bruins fits. Heading into Monday’s game the Islanders led the season series 2-0 despite trailing Boston by about 20 points in the standings.

Unfortunately for New York they weren’t ready for a Bruins team that was firing on all cylinders. After an impressive 3-2 win over the Kings on the previous Monday the Bruins used a solid four day break to get healthy and prepare for the Flyers. The time off proved beneficial as the Bruins dismantled the Flyers 6-1. Continue reading Bruins Gaining Momentum Heading into the Olympic Break »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 17's prediction for the Stanley Cup

With just a week and change to go before the Olympics get underway, teams are searching for the best way to balance their own needs with how much their stars might tire themselves out in Sochi. This comes at a time when many teams have to decide what to do with their best players while divisions, seeds and playoff spots in general are on the line. It will be a raucous time before the Olympics break, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 29, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 16's prediction for the Stanley Cup

16 weeks into the season, plenty of teams are starting to reach 50 games played. The Atlantic and Central Divisions are still in play. Aside from Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is still very topsy-turvy. The Pacific Division is fairly well-spaced, though Anaheim still hasn’t gotten a very significant lead over Chicago for the West title. Even with the playoff picture starting to come into view, virtually everything is very much up for grabs, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 22 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 15's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Now into the second half of the season, teams are officially starting to run out of time to make moves. Still, many teams are still alive, especially in the jam-packed Wildcard race in the East. Last season’s Stanley Cup Finalists are barely holding onto leads in their divisions, while Pittsburgh and Anaheim are still going strong. It’s an exciting time with teams trying to make their last runs before Sochi, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 15, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 14's prediction for the Stanley Cup

14 weeks into the season, and all teams have played more than half their games. The race in the East has gotten quite cluttered for the final spots, while Minnesota is still poking their nose around the playoff race. The Central and Atlantic Divisions are still close at the top. It will be a tough time for contending teams while getting their players ready for the Winter Olympics, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 8, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14 »

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Ducks vs Penguins: Week 13's prediction for the Stanley Cup

The season is about half over now, and while the probable division winners have made themselves known, the rest of the seeding is easily up for grabs. Below Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is wide open. Similarly, the Pacific Division is available from #2-#4, and Montreal and Tampa are fighting for home rink advantage in the first round. Much is still going on, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 1 at 10:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13 »

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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

December 26, 2013 at 7:23pm in Bruins, NHL
Ducks vs Penguins: Week 12's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Three months are gone in the NHL season, and all the teams are getting some rest on the league’s Christmas vacation. Games resume Friday, and plenty of teams have a lot of work to do. Some positioning is still up for grabs, as well a few spots in the playoff standings. The top contenders are starting to make themselves known, but the middle of the pack is anyone’s game, with many teams vying for home-rink advantage. A lot is still going on despite the standings shaping up, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, December 26: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12 »

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