Yesterday marked the start of the First Round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. What a start it was! Flames vs Stars | Flames lead best-of-7 series 1-0 Calgary took a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period with two goals by Dillon Dube - including one for the highlight reel. Dallas came back with two goals of their own in the 2nd, however, Rasmus Andersson would score his second … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round + Marathon Game + Sabres’ New Threads
The New York Rangers have won the top spot in this year's NHL Entry Draft with Alexis Lafrenière being the likely pick. It was quite the funny process but they did a great job building up the dramatics behind the draw. https://youtu.be/esFracpg1FU And as always, Roberto Luongo blew up Twitter with this tweet moments before the actual draw took … [Read more...] about NHL Draft Lottery: New York Rangers Win No.1 Pick
The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now set to begin with all the first round match-ups having been determined. The First Round is set to commence on Tuesday August 11th with the Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay kicking things off at 3pm ET, the Flames and Stars will go at 5:30pm ET, the Hurricanes and Bruins have the 8pm ET spot, and Chicago and Vegas will wrap things up at 10:30pm … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs | First Round Match-Ups
32 years ago today, the Edmonton Oilers would make the trade that changed the game forever. After winning 4 Stanley Cups with them, Peter Pocklington sent Wayne Gretzky (along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski) to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings' first-round picks in 1989, 1991, and 1993. An … [Read more...] about The Trade: A Day That Changed The Game
It's always fun to do Top 10 lists, especially when it's something so pleasant to hear when your favourite team scores a goal! With the NHL Return to Play Plan almost set and in place, I thought, how can I get people pumped up? And so, with this, I bring you the Top 10 NHL Goal Songs! #10 Edmonton Oilers We kick things off with "Hell Yeah" by Rev Theory - the Edmonton … [Read more...] about Top 10 NHL Goal Songs
Yesterday's schedule was relatively light as the schedule was blocked off for potential Game 5s. However, with the Leafs and Blue Jackets are the only two teams who are going the distance, we would only have two games on tap and a few first round match-ups were finalized. Golden Knights vs Avalanche After a scoreless 1st period, the Knights and Avs see-sawed exchanging … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs | Play-in Round + Seeding
With teams facing elimination in every game last night - it was a wild one! Islanders vs Panthers The Islanders scored first and never looked back as they went on to dismantle the Panthers 5-1 and close out the series. The Islanders move on to the First Round of the 2020 Playoffs. Islanders win best-of-5 series … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs Day 7 | Elimination Day?
Join us tonight at 7:30pm ET for our second installment of Between The Pipes. This week we'll be featuring special guest, Mikyla Grant-Mentis from the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) and then Daniel Bakely and I will talk about week one of the NHL Playoffs, where we stand with our predictions, and how crazy today's schedule is with six games scheduled - all of which are … [Read more...] about Between The Pipes | Episode 2
Canucks vs Wild The Canucks and Wild were scoreless after one, but Vancouver played with urgency and shut down the Wild. They took Game 3 and with that, also took the series lead. Game 4 takes place tonight at 10:45pm ET with Vancouver looking to send Minnesota home. Canucks lead best-of-5 series 2-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJk6VArbCos Capitals vs … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs Day 6 | Not again…
Islanders vs Panthers Florida avoided elimination against the Islanders last night taking Game 3 by a score of 3-2. Both teams exchanged goals in the second after a scoreless first period. The Panthers added two in a 2-minute span to start off the third and the Islanders charged late to pull back within one but it wasn't enough. Game 4 takes place on Friday at 12pm … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs Day 5 + Between The Pipes | Episode 2 – Special Guests..
Panthers vs Islanders Florida struck first, but the Islanders stormed back led by Eberle and took another win away from the Panthers. Florida must now win 3 straight to advance or their playoff run is over and done with. Game 3 kicks off at 12pm ET today. Islanders lead best-of-5 series 2-0 Coyotes vs Predators The Predators tied up the series with a convincing … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs Day 4 | Canes Sweep! + Injuries…
Day 3 of the NHL Playoffs delivered tons of excitement. We saw some high-scoring games and comeback victories as well as a couple of hat-tricks and some highlight reel goals. Rangers vs Hurricanes Carolina took the lead and never looked back after Panarin tied it up in the first period. Andrei Svechnikov potted 3 goals and tallied the first hat-trick of the 2020 … [Read more...] about NHL Playoffs Day 3
The excitement and anticipation of playoff hockey carried over into day 2 on Sunday, with another 5-game day. Coyotes vs Predators Arizona didn't waste any time getting ahead in this one. The Preds had a late surge, but unfortunately it was too little, too late to complete the comeback. Arizona leads best-of-5 series 1-0 Flyers vs Bruins Philadelphia had a … [Read more...] about Game On: NHL Playoffs Day 2
In a much anticipated Return to Play, the NHL playoffs matches on Saturday night did not disappoint! With five games on tap to kick things off, we saw some great hockey with more expected to follow today with another five on the go. Rangers vs Hurricanes Carolina jumped out to an early lead after twenty minutes and managed to hold off the Rangers to take a 1-0 series … [Read more...] about Game On: NHL Playoffs Day 1
Join Archie Spagnolo and special guest Daniel Bakley for the premiere episode of Between the Pipes as they break down the 2020 NHL Playoffs with a preview of all the action! Tune in this Friday, July 30th at 7:30 pm ET for our 2020 NHL playoff preview and predictions! … [Read more...] about Between the Pipes: NHL Playoff Preview and Predictions
Last night, Leafs legend, Eddie Shack passed away. A few weeks ago we reported he was in palliative care after a long battle with throat cancer and also having fallen and gotten a little bumped up. Today, the world lost "The Entertainer". RIP Eddie Shack. February 11, 1937 - July 25, 2020 Eddie Shack was born in Sudbury, Ontario in 1937. Shack left his job as a … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Eddie Shack Passes Away at 83
On Friday the NHL released more details into the Toronto and Edmonton Hub City features. NHL Deputy Commissioner, Bill Daly, went over the details via webcast. First and foremost, he maintains the decision up to now and moving forward will continue with the ultimate focus being on health and safety of all. Many were curious as to how the NHL was making their decisions and … [Read more...] about NHL: That Hub Life
Seattle officially announced the introduction of the Seattle Kraken expansion team! Here is the logo defined and below the team home and away jerseys and features. The NHL is set to make an announcement at 12pm ET on Thursday relating to the Seattle expansion team. The NHL teased with the promo video below, entitled, “32nd Franchise Comes To … [Read more...] about NHL: BREAKING – SEATTLE RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
NHL Unveils Hub City Life As discussed in my article yesterday, the NHL is set to hold a virtual media conference on Thursday afternoon. It is expected the NHL will reveal hotel structure, a behind the scenes into player rooms, amenities and restaurants the players will have access to, workout/training areas, players' lounge(s). In addition, details revolving around the … [Read more...] about NHL: Where To Watch
The NHL will be hosting a virtual media conference on Thursday where they are going to be revealing opening night details. It is also expected they'll be releasing details related to ad campaigns, as well as everything from the arena looks to the broadcasting side of things. Per the schedule, teams will be arriving to their Hub City destinations on … [Read more...] about NHL: Virtual Media Conference Scheduled Thursday
For the second time in a week the Toronto Maple Leafs are facing scrutiny over their practice methods. The issues stemming during both the off-season; as well as currently, in preparation for the qualifying rounds of the 2020 playoffs. Earlier in the week, several teams expressed displeasure with the club. It was discovered the Leafs were using referees/linesman at their … [Read more...] about NHL: Toronto vs Everybody – Leafs In Hot Seat
Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Black Hawks Led by arguably two of best players in the league, the Oilers will be sure to put on a show with the McDavid/Draisaitl combo. Edmonton led the league with the top-rated PP at a 29.5% conversion rate and the second-best PK at 84.4%. However, the Oilers also allowed 217GA in 71 games. The Hawks on the other hand, have an abundance of … [Read more...] about NHL: Western Conference Playoff Picture + Predictions
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes This is going to be a battle of the Special Teams. Surprisingly, the Rangers had the seventh best PP in the league with a 22.9% conversion rate. That said, they also ranked 23rd with a 77.4% PK when short-handed. The Hurricanes on the other hand, were in the top-10 for both the PP and the PK. They ranked eighth with a 22.3% PP … [Read more...] about NHL: Eastern Conference Playoff Picture + Predictions
Per TSN's Frank Seravalli, the NHL has released the schedule for the first 10 days of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. To the joy of fans everywhere, we have a jam-packed first 10 days of August. Back in March, the NHL implemented its pause and fans have been been eagerly awaiting for the puck to drop. Suffice to say, the wait is now … [Read more...] about NHL: First 10 Days Schedule Released. Hubs Officially Named.
UPDATE: Per TSN's Frank Seravalli, the 2020-21 season would kick off with training camp starting November 17, 2020 with the regular season starting December 1, 2020. https://twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1281001969960837121?s=20 Furthermore, here are some dates that were revealed this … [Read more...] about UPDATE: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 24 Days Away! 2020-21 Season Start Date. NJ Hire Ruff! Quick Hits.