The Stars took Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning; and they have one person to thanks - Anton Khudobin. The 4-1 final score would suggest the Stars dominated this game. However, Tampa Bay out-shot Dallas 36-20; including 22-2 in the 3rd period. oel Hanley, in his first every playoff game, put the Stars on the board at 5:40 of the 1st to make it … [Read more...] about Stars Win Game 1 | Pietrangelo to…
The Tampa Bay Lightning had another chance to put away the Islanders last night; after the Islanders pulled off the 2-1 double OT win in Game 5. The Islanders scored first on a goal by Devon Toews at 4:15 of the 1st period before. Viktor Hedman tied it up just over 2 minutes later. The Lightning came on strong the entire game outshooting the Islanders 42-21 after 60 minutes. … [Read more...] about Stanley Cup Finals | Lightning vs Stars
With the 2020 NHL Entry Draft less than a month away, all eyes are on Alexis Lafrenière of the Rimouski Océanic in the QMJHL. The New York Rangers won the draft lottery giving them first dibs at Lafrenière's services. This draft is definitely a talent-filled pool with a variety of positions. Quinton Byfield (C), Jamie Drysdale (D), Jake Sanderson (D), Cole Perfetti (C), … [Read more...] about No 1 Picks (2015-2020)
Tonight was a do-or-die Game 5 for the Vegas Golden Knights as they were facing elimination being down 3-1 in the series. Chandler Stephenson got the Knights on the board at 8:14 of the 1st period to give them the 1-0 lead. The two teams skated through a scoreless 2nd period, with Vegas out-shooting the Stars 25-14 after 40 minutes of play. Reilly Smith took the momentum … [Read more...] about NHL: Shooting Stars
This afternoon the Lightning and Islanders were back at it for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning welcomed Alex Killorn and Brayden Point back into the lineup. However, Casey Cizikas was still out of the lineup for the Islanders. Tampa Bay dominated the 1st period, out-shooting the Islanders 11-5, but neither team could find the back of the net. In the … [Read more...] about NHL: Isles Thunderstruck
Tonight's game got off to a slow start; with the Stars being out-shot 13-5 in the 1st period. After a scoreless 1st period, Alec Martinez got the Knights up 1-0 at 7:44 on the power play. Joe Pavelski continued his hot streak and tied it up at 11:34. Jamie Benn then gave the Stars the 2-1 lead at 19:01 on the power play. The Golden Knights would continue to pressure and … [Read more...] about NHL: Stars Shine Bright + Leafs, Fleury?
Last night the Islanders prevented themselves from getting into a near-impossible situation by avoiding going down 3-0 in the series. In the 1st period, Cal Clutterbuck got the Islanders on the board at 12:58. Mikhail Sergachev, however, would erase the lead less than 4 minutes later to tie things up. In the 2nd period, the Isles battled hard and with goals from Pelech and … [Read more...] about NHL: Isles Weather Storm
Game 3 was dominated by Vegas on the shooting front, however, the final score suggested otherwise. After a scoreless 1st period that saw the Knights out-shoot the Stars 12-4, Jamie Oleksiak got the Stars on the board late in the 2nd at 19:43. In the 3rd period, the Knights came shooting again out-shooting the Stars 18-4. Shea Theodore tied things up at 3:49 on the power … [Read more...] about NHL: WCF | Knights vs Stars | BTP E7
Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning was nothing short of dramatic! The Islanders got things started early with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Matt Martin at 1:24 of the 1st period. However, Viktor Hedman tied things up at 18:25 of the 1st. Both teams played through a scoreless 2nd period - though the Lightning lost … [Read more...] about NHL: ECF | Isles vs Bolts
Game 2 of the Western Conference Final got underway tonight between the Knights and Stars. After a scoreless 1st period, the Knights came out firing on all cylinders in the 2nd period. As a result, the scored 3 goals in less than 10 minutes via Stastny, Karlsson, and Nosek. But that could only mean one thing - taking a 3-0 lead going into the 3rd period. But in the 3rd … [Read more...] about NHL: WCF | Knights vs Stars
A night after the Stars and Knights kicked off the Western Conference Final; it was the Islanders and Lightning's turn to battle it out in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning wasted no time getting on the board tonight. They got the lead on a goal by Brayden Point at 1:14 to make it 1-0. Jordan Eberle tied things up at 4:33 of the 1st. However, Viktor … [Read more...] about NHL: Eastern Conference Final
Another Game 7 on tap for tonight to determine the last team to join Vegas, Dallas, and Tampa Bay in the final four. Islanders vs Flyers | Islanders win series 4-3 The Islanders took a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period after goals by Scott Mayfield and Andy Greene in the 1st period. Brock Nelson would add another in the 2nd period to make it 3-0. The Islanders, who held … [Read more...] about NHL: Isles Ground Flyers | Philly Flying Home
Stars vs Avalanche | Stars win series 4-3 The Stars got off to an early lead on a goal by Radulov at 2:39 of the 1st period. However, just over a minute later, Namestnikov tied it up and then Burakovsky gave the Avs a 2-1 lead at 9:43. The Stars tied it back up at 2 on a goal by Joel Kiviranta at 3:06 of the 2nd period, however, Kadri would restore the Colorado lead a … [Read more...] about NHL: Stars Shine Bright | What A Knight!
Tampa Bay moves onto the Conference Finals, who will join them? Archie and Daniel took a look at the last week's games, highlights, and news and previewed what's coming ahead with updated predictions! Check it out below! We also talked about Thatcher Demko and his ability to come into this series and be a game changer where as the same could not be said about the Avalanche … [Read more...] about Between The Pipes | Episode 6 – Game 7s!
The Flyers and Canucks were the two teams facing elimination last night with both teams looking to force a Game 7. What a night it was with some beautiful goals! But before we get into hockey... OG ANU-FRICKEN-OBY! I have to give a shout out to the Toronto Raptors for pulling off the unbelievable buzzer beater with 0.5 left on the clock and down by 2! WOW!! Moments … [Read more...] about NHL: Seventh Heaven | Flyers, Canucks Win!
Tonight was the continuation of one of the best series in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far; between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars. With the Stars up 3-2 in the series, Colorado knows it's win or go home. After a solid effort, the Avs pulled it off and force the first Game 7 of the 2020 Playoffs - it's going to be a doozy! Avalanche vs Stars | Best-of-7 … [Read more...] about NHL: Avalanche Force Game 7
It was another night of a potential double elimination in the NHL tonight. The Islanders up 3-1 heading into Game 5 against the Flyers and the Knights up 3-1 going into Game 5 against the Canucks. Who would live to see another game? Islanders vs Flyers | Islanders lead best-of-7 series 3-2 After a scoreless 1st period, the Isles got on the board first with a goal by … [Read more...] about NHL: Flyers, Canucks Stay Alive | Can Avs ?
It was a win or go home night for the Bruins and Avalanche tonight with both teams facing elimination from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Lightning vs Bruins | Lightning win best-of-7 series 4-1 The Lightning welcomed back Ryan McDonagh after he missed 3 games with an injury. Both teams played through a scoreless 1st period in this must-win for Boston. Ondrej Palat … [Read more...] about NHL: Bolts Going to East Finals | Avs Stay Alive
After last night's results, the Stars, Islanders, and Golden Knights all hold a 3-1 lead in their series. Tampa Bay is also up 3-1 in their series with Boston. We've seen 3-1 be the Achilles heal for several teams so far when having that lead in a game. Will we continue to see the trend when it comes to the 7-game series or will we see teams getting eliminated as early as … [Read more...] about NHL: The 3-1 Curse | Elimination Day
The NHL officially resumed play of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs after the 2-day boycott; which saw four games postponed and re-scheduled. As a result, we've got a few days of back-to-back hockey for a few teams. Moment of Solidarity Prior to resuming play this afternoon, the Lightning and Bruins held for a Moment of Solidarity in the continued fight against racism. A … [Read more...] about NHL: Play Resumes | Back-to-Backs
Tuesday was quite the day in the hockey world; with the Leafs and Penguins kicking things off with a blockbuster trade. We'll get into the details of the trade that saw Kasperi Kapanen return to Pittsburgh further down. The Tampa Bay Lightning beat Boston to tie the series up at one a side. Whereas, over to the west coast, the Canucks surprised the Golden Knights with a … [Read more...] about NHL: Bolts, Nucks Win | Leafs + Pens Blockbuster
Kasperi Kapanen’s days as a Maple Leaf appear to be over. Several sources around the league this morning confirmed the Leafs and Penguins are set to announce the trade today. So far, the only known fact is Kapanen going back to Pittsburgh. Complete details confirmed. To Pittsburgh:RW Kasperi KapanenD Jesper LindgrenLW Pontus Aberg To Toronto:2020 1st Round Pick (15th … [Read more...] about NHL: Leafs Trade Kapanen (Updated)
The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche marked the start of the conference semi final round with an entertaining Game 1. Stars vs Avalanche | Stars lead best-of-7 series 1-0 Tyler Seguin got things going with his first of the playoffs four minutes into the 1st period. MacKinnon responded a minute later to tie the game up at one. The Stars would add two more taking a 3-1 … [Read more...] about NHL: STARS SHINE | MILBURY GONE
The Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues were the last two teams to be ousted from the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As both the Flyers and Canucks brough their "A" games last night. Flyers vs Canadiens | Flyers win series 4-2 The Flyers got things going early on with goals by Provonov and Hayes in the first five minutes of play. Nick Suzuki would score for the Canadiens … [Read more...] about NHL: Conference Semis + Mike Milbury
Only 2 games on tap last night, with the Capitals and Flames facing elimination and eliminated is in fact what they would be. Islanders vs Capitals | Islanders win series 4-1 Both teams appeared to be gassed in this one. Neither team managed more than 8 shots on goal in each period. However, the Islanders capitalized with 4 goals on only 17 shots; as they took this one … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round | Boudreau to Toronto?