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Bruins Blow Out Flames, 5-0

Well where did that come from? In what was a pivotal game for both teams in terms of playoff positioning, the Boston Bruins came out and clicked on all cylinders, especially their recently struggling power play unit, and doused the Flames with a surprising 5-0 shutout, all but ending much hope for Calgary’s playoff chances […]

Ice Breakers: Bruins-Flames, Saturday March 27th

The Bruins (33-28-12) will take on the last of their Western Conference opponents this afternoon, as they host Jarome Iginla and the Calgary Flames (37-28-9) at TD Garden for a matinee skate on Causeway St. The hockey world just isn’t fair sometimes, and if you’re a Flames fan, those words could never be more true. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 21

We’re back, after the first week of action following the Olympic break. We’ve seen Pittsburgh open up a nice-sized lead over New Jersey in the Atlantic Division. Washington is still looking like the President’s Trophy winner, but Chicago is closing the gap on San Jose for the top spot in the West. The East’s bracket […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 20

With the Olympic Break setting in, and Ryan Miller having looked pretty good against Switzerland (Go USA! Boo Federer!), plenty of NHL players are getting a much needed rest before play resumes, while others are getting a chance to test their mettle in the international arena. Even with a shortened week, we’ve seen plenty of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19

After another week, we’ve seen plenty of surprises. The Lightning have shot up the rankings, as have the Bruins, after favoring Tuukka Rask over their dead-weight Thomas. Buffalo is maintaining their division lead, but only by tiebreakers after Ottawa has kept surging forward. Speaking of which, the West’s #3 seed has a worse record than […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16

In the past week, the Devils have amassed a rare three-game losing streak, the Sabres are making their push, and the Bruins are failing miserably. The West has seen the Blackhawks taking another lead over the Sharks, whereas the Flames have lost four in a row and are in danger of losing their spot. In […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 1-17-10

With another two weeks gone, it’s time for SoB’s third NHL power rankings. Our usual four experts selected their picks, and three also picked teams that, by next time, will have shot up the NHL standings and fallen from grace. For the second time in a row, two teams dropped from the rankings. The race […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

Over the past week, the seeding has been jumbled up, making for some interesting series. The top seeds, just like all the others, are still very much up for grabs. The Sharks and Blackhawks are fighting for the honor out west, while the Devils are building a bit of a lead in the East, though […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

All teams are now officially at least half way through the season. Three teams have broken the 60-point barrier, and the league-leading Devils are on pace to get 122 points this season, the most since the Red Wings tallied 124 in 2005-2006. And if you doubled the Hurricanes’ score, they would still only be in 4th […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 1-3-10

Hello, and welcome to SoB’s NHL power rankings. Four experts have ranked the top 10 NHL teams, and three have given their choices for top seeds in each conference by the time the next power rankings rolls along in two weeks. The results are quite interesting. Two teams dropped off the rankings (including last time’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

We’re almost at the halfway point for the season (four teams are already there), and there’s still a lot on the line. Both top seeds are decided by a point or less. The Hurricanes, even with 10 wins, are still only 13 points away from a spot. The East’s next worst team, Toronto, is just […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

Now this has been a good week. The Blackhawks enjoyed a spell on top of the West. We’ve seen a game in each conference between the two best to determine the top team. The Avalanche are retaking control over their division. Even the Bruins moved back into 2nd in their division and 5th in the […]

SoB NHL Power Rankings 12-20-09

Hello, and welcome to Sports of Boston’s premiere of our bi-weekly NHL power rankings. Four SOB experts have ranked the top ten NHL teams so far, three have submitted their choices for surprisingly good and bad teams so far, and the results are partly stable and partly in disagreement. The Capitals, Kings, Predators, and Avalanche […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

The brackets are suddenly looking so much more interesting. Nobody gave the Kings a thought before the season, but now they’re on top in the West. And of 15 teams in the East, eight will go to the playoffs, and #14 (Tampa Bay) is only two points away from being tied for the last spot. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The previous week has been quite fun, with teams dropping and entering in dramatic fashion. A full three of the divisions are currently contested by a single point or less. Only the Capitals have an iron grip on theirs. Even the Red Wings are only a point out. Even though we’re two and a half […]