NHL Playoffs Western Conference: Game 7

As the East prepares for the NHL Playoffs Conference Final the West is still undetermined with both series going to Game 7 today and tomorrow. On Monday night, the Boston Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 to seal a 4-2 series win while the Carolina Hurricanes surprised everyone with a series sweep of the Read more

NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals

Then there were eight. No one could have predicted the number of upsets in round one of the NHL playoffs. For the first time in league history, all the top seeds are gone, as are all the Canadian teams that were vying for the Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs. What’s Read more

NHL Playoff Update: First Round

With two powerhouses already out, this weekend might prove to be even more exciting and unpredictable than what we’ve seen so far in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. Few picked the Columbus Blue Jackets to come out of their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did they win the franchise’s first playoffs series to Read more

NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Race

There are five teams in the Eastern Conference that have yet to solidify their position in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning, after a record-breaking season, have clinched the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the postseason. The Washington Capitals and New York Islanders are battling over the Metropolitan Division title, while the third-place Pittsburgh Read more

NHL Western Conference Playoff Race

In the NHL’s Western Conference, four teams are vying for, essentially, two playoff spots. The Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues each have 90 points and rank third in their division. Below them are the two wild card spots held by the Dallas Stars with 86 points and Colorado Avalanche with 83 points. Then Read more

Byfuglien’s Unforgivable Suspension

Someone needs to throw Byfuglien’s track suit in the shower. The Winnipeg Jets defenseman, who was credited with sparking the controversy that ended Evander Kane’s tenure with the franchise, could use a little discipline. Kane’s crime was to disrespect the logo and his teammates by showing up late to a team meeting in inappropriate attire; an incident that caused Read more

Canada’s Playoff Picture Continued

The playoff race in the Western Conference is still wide-open.  As of Tuesday, only the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks have clinched post-season berths, leaving 6 spots up for grabs. Competition is fierce in the West with just 17 points separating the top 9.  If the playoffs started tomorrow, Canada would have three teams from Read more

Canada’s NHL Playoff Picture

The Montreal Canadiens became the first Canadian NHL team to clinch their playoff position over the weekend.  The Habs were also the first NHL team to hit the 100 point mark in what has, so far, been a very successful 2014-2015 campaign. No Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since the Habs last managed Read more

Senators Reaching for the Playoffs

With 14 games remaining in the NHL regular season, the Ottawa Senators are making an unlikely push for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.   If the Boston Bruins weren’t the team in their way, I’d say they had a pretty good shot. The good news is that even though the Bruins have a 5 Read more

Where They Stand: Montreal Canadiens

Record: 30-13-3 Standing: 6th overall According to CBC Sports, the Montreal Canadiens had a 98.8% chance of making the playoffs going into Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Stars, their first after the All Star break.  The Habs won the game 3-2 and are now 7-2-1 in their last ten games. Despite that the Habs are 3rd in Read more

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round Two

We are now in week 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  What started as the top 16 teams in the NHL has been whittled down to 8 teams, all vying for a chance at the Cup. These have been some of the most exciting and up and down playoffs in recent memory.  Here’s a look Read more

Canadian NHL Teams Playoff Standings: Western Conference

The 2013-2014 NHL regular season is down to its last week with only one Canadian team currently guaranteed a spot in the post-season. Not since 1973 has only one team made the playoffs from the country that claims the sport as its own. As of Monday, there are no Western Conference Canadian teams with the Read more

Canadian NHL Teams Playoff Chances: Eastern Conference

With one week remaining in the regular season schedule, only one Canadian team has clinched a playoff spot, the Montreal Canadiens.  Not since 1973 has only one team made the playoffs from the country that claims the sport as its own. Luckily there’s still time.  But as of Sunday only the Toronto Maple Leafs have Read more

Get Your Tickets to the NHL’s FINAL FOUR!

The season began with 30 teams vying for the final two spots in June and we’re now down to the FINAL FOUR. Having reached the Eastern Conference Finals, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers are set to lock horns in what is an all too familiar rivalry.   Get your New York Rangers Read more