The hits are getting harder, the intensity is ramping up and it’s almost time for the best part of the NHL season.
It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.
Aside from merely wanting the Blackhawks to keep the spring party going, it’s nice to have some other layers of interest to make for a richer viewing experience. And with the Minnesota Wild, we get nothing.
Minnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it’s weaker behind that.
Instead of another long burn to a Stanley Cup that could cement their teams of the 2010s in league history, this could be remembered instead for the coach’s $25,000 crotch-grab and the game-misconduct headhunting.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville grabbed for a little too much gusto during a tense overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.
Sidney Crosby and his agent believe Zdeno Chara intentionally punched the Penguins’ captain’s jaw. Real-time video says otherwise.
Torey Krug is ready to make up for his costly turnover in Game 1, and it sounds like the Bruins will give him that opportunity.
Stanley Cup Finals preview pieces abound, and readers can get so inundated with them that the columns and articles and features become like vegetables to a six year old.
Los Angeles is the 14th consecutive NHL champion to fail to repeat, but the first in four years to make it back to the conference finals the next year.
Tuukka Rask deserves all the credit in the world for his brilliance this postseason, but Tim Thomas deserves an assist for showing him how it’s done.
The Boston Bruins are looking to complete the sweep and close out the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Everyone gives an extra effort in the playoffs, but Gregory Campbell gave even more.
If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings’ perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they’ll have to do it without their top defenseman.
Tomas Vokoun was the first goalie off the ice at Wednesday’s morning skate, and the team announced shortly after he will start between the pipes against the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien says his team is playing their best hockey of the year after taking each of the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, but is far from saying the series against the Penguins is over.
After back-to-back losses in Chicago, the Kings are hoping they can stay perfect at Staples Center in a crucial Game 3 on Tuesday night.
It’s very rare you see Patrice Bergeron get into a dust up, but when Evgeni Malkin wanted to dance following the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, the Bruins’ assistant captain was up to the challenge.
Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.