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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 8

Two months into the NHL season, several coaching changes are in order. While that’s sure to shake things up, many surprise teams are still going strong. Florida and Minnesota have healthy leads, Toronto’s still hanging in there, and the Coyotes and Stars are leading the way in the Pacific. Vancouver and Boston are both on […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 7

Thanksgiving is now over, and things are starting to get real interesting. The Bruins are back in control of the Northeast. Pittsburgh is losing its grip. Florida and Minnesota continue to shine. Minnesota has a solid lead in their division, but all the others are just one win away from changing hands. In fact, the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 6

It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and things are getting close. Four divisions are led by at most two points, while another is led by three. Pretty much everyone except the Islanders and Blue Jackets is still well in the hunt. Virtually no seed has any amount of safety at the moment, so let’s look at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 5

Another week down, and the standings are starting to get shaken up. Even the Bruins are improving, though there’s still a long way to go to solidify a shot at a seed. So far, only the Stars have a multiple-game lead in their division. And for that matter, only the Blue Jackets are dead in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 4

We’re now a month into the hockey season, and the defending champs continue to disappoint. Toronto, Ottawa, Florida and Edmonton are all just a few examples of surprising teams early on. It’s still fairly crowded as far as playoff contenders go, though a few teams seem to be fading already. There’s still plenty of time […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 3

Another week into the season and we’re getting an early sense of who might pull ahead later, though it is still close. Every team now has at least one win, and Washington is the only perfect team left (the only one without any sort of loss, even). There continue to be several surprising teams, both […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 2

Another week has gone by, and more surprising teams are poking their heads in the race. While every has at least a point, only two remain perfect. Already, all but eight teams have been involved in shootouts. It’s been a rough start for both participants in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. That means the field […]

Seguin Lifts Bruins to Shootout Win Over Blackhawks

Four games into the season, it appeared the Bruins were still drunk from celebrating their Stanley Cup win as they stumbled to a 1-3 record. Seven minutes into the third period of their fifth game, in Chicago against the Blackhawks on Saturday night, it appeared the B’s were on their way to another loss. That […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 26

After a long season, the playoff bracket will be set Sunday night, quite possibly in the final game between Dallas in Minnesota. Even with half a week to go, only the three Western divisions have been clinched; no other Western slot has been clinched. Buffalo and New York are still hanging onto their spots, but […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

It’s almost time for the playoffs, and five of the spots have been locked up so far. But only Vancouver has clinched a division, and they’ve even clinched their conference, and their magic number is down to four points to clinch the President’s Trophy. It’s still pretty packed out West otherwise, though Chicago and the […]

Thomas, Bruins Shut Out Blackhawks (And Their Playoff Hopes)

Some times it’s just nice to play spoiler. The Boston Bruins worked on doing that Tuesday night as they matched up against the Chicago Blackhawks. While the Bruins already secured it’s playoff spot, the Blackhawks needed a win to help them stay afloat in the race for eighth place in the Western Conference. Chicago is […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Blackhawks, Tuesday March 29th

The playoff-bound Bruins (42-23-10) return home for another three-game homestand, that kicks off tonight when they skate with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks (41-26-8) at TD Garden. Boston officially punched their postseason ticket with their 2-1 win over East-leading Philadelphia Sunday night. For Boston, it was their third win in their last […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

No more than ten games remain for anyone, yet only three playoff spots have been officially wrapped up, and only one of those a division. The excitement continues to be in the middle of the West’s pack, where three points separate #5 from #10. A maximum of three points separate any playoff team from the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

We’re coming up on the last 10 games of the season, and it’s just as exciting as it ever was. If it weren’t for those games in hand, Philadelphia would be in trouble. Vancouver isn’t too far away from clinching that President’s Trophy. It’s still a logjam out West, and Anaheim is just one win […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22

Only one month remains in the season, and there’s still a lot to be hashed out. The Devils are still making an improbable run. Five points separates #4 from #11 out west. Even the Flyers aren’t safe, with Boston and now Washington right behind them. One of the few sure things right now appears to […]