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If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25

The season ends Sunday, but a lot is still on the line. Despite seven Western slots being locked up, neither Western division has a winner. The top and low seeds in the conference are still very much up for grabs. In the East, the Bruins have the conference easily locked up, and are on the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24

Just two weeks remain, yet many teams are still having difficulty gaining separation. Only one division has been clinched so far, but only one remains close. The Wildcard situation looks to be the most tenuous down the stretch, especially in the tight Eastern race. Home-rink amid #2 and #3 teams is still mostly up for […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23

Teams only have between eight and eleven games remaining, so the time to act to secure a spot is now. Despite that, only four teams have mathematically clinched so far. With the divisions exceedingly difficult to overtake, it’s largely been a race to get home-rink advantage at the #2 positions, most of which are much […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22

Barely more than 10 games and just under a month remain in the season. It’s still close for many teams looking to get a better seed or just get into the playoffs in the first place. Even the top of the standings is in a state of uncertainty that hasn’t been present there for some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

Less than 20 games remain, and while some teams have started making their moves, others are suddenly finding themselves in hot water. The Wildcard spots are among those still in the running, while St Louis and Boston are among those teams making strides in their division. Plenty of time remains for everyone to do something […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

The trade deadline is done with, and some big goaltending moves were made. With several teams in the mix looking to make an improvement, the landscape of the NHL is quite different in the final 20 games or so. The second Wildcards are still very much in play, and much of the divisions could still […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18

The NHL goes on Olympic break after Saturday’s games, yet many teams are looking to get those last few points to put them in position for the home stretch of the season. Most division winners have a decent hold on their quadrants of the NHL, though could use a bit of insurance points against each […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

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. […]

Bruins Dominate Division-Leading Lightning Again

The Bruins once again dominated the best team in the division during an early Monday afternoon game. Boston beat the Tampa Bay Lighting by a score of 3-0. This is the Bruins’ third straight win after going through a tough five-game stretch in which they only won a single game. This game was also the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

Just one week remains in the season, and there’s still plenty left to play. The unfortunate events surround the Boston Marathon and the week after have forced the Bruins to postpone two games, in turn forcing the Penguins and Sabres to postpone a game. That leaves Boston with six games games to play between now […]

Rangers Complete Trade with Blue Jackets for Rick Nash

Over the past couple years, the New York Rangers have been a very active team during the offseason.  Back in 2009, the Rangers signed Slovakian superstar Marian Gaborik to a five-year deal. In the previous offseason, the Rangers signed Brad Richards, who happened to be the top overall unrestricted free agent in 2011. Even after […]

Sputtering Bruins End Losing Streak in Columbus

It took a while to get on track in this game and the past few games, but the Boston Bruins finally started a new winning streak in Columbus, taking the win 5-3. Starting the game, it looked like Boston’s losing streak would be pushed to three games; just 5:46 in, the Blue Jackets took the […]

Bruins Finish Perfect Homestand with Shootout Victory over Blue Jackets

The Boston Bruins have shown that when they want to, they can play beautiful hockey, combining explosive scoring with punishing defense and near-perfect goal-tending. Thursday night at the TD Garden, the Bruins showed they can play ugly and still win. Sometimes, all you need is a goalie. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves in regulation and […]

Video: Brad Marchand Hits R.J. Umberger; Suspended 2 Games

Brad Marchand was suspended for two games by the NHL on Thursday for his behind-the-back hit on Blue Jacket R.J. Umberger on Tuesday night. Marchand skated behind Umberger and elbowed him in the back of the head. Was it a suspendable hit? In my opinion, absolutely. “I understand where the league’s coming from,” Marchand told […]

Bruins Beat Blue Jackets in Shootout, Snap Skid

The rookie prevails. When all else was lost, the Boston Bruins relied on first-year player Tyler Seguin in the overtime shootout to get past the pesky Columbus Blue Jackets. The Bruins really needed the 3-2 victory on Tuesday night, as it snapped a four-game losing streak. Before the game, head coach Claude Julien knew that […]