Corey Perry got the Stars on the board at 17:52 of the 1st period to give the Stars a 1-0 lead going into the 2nd. In the 2nd period, Ondrej Palat tied things up at 4:37 as the Lightning out shot the Stars 23-14 after 40 minutes of play. In the 3rd period, Mikhail Sergachev got the Bolts the lead on a rocket from the point that beat Khudobin off the post and in on the far … [Read more...] about COREY PERRY THE OVERTIME HERO
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?
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
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!
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
It was a day of mixed emotions for sports fans and athletes throughout all professional levels of sports. Following the tragic shooting of 29-year-old African-American, Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on August 23, 2020, protests began to spread across North America. As such, several NBA games were postponed due to teams jointly boycotting playing them - potentially now leading to … [Read more...] about NHL: Playoffs Continue | Green Retires | Coyotes Penalized | Boycotts
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
We had two games scheduled last night, both series openers of the conference semi-finals. In addition, the Washington Capital announced the firing of head coach Todd Reirdan, and we have some injury updates. Bruins vs Lightning | Bruins lead best-of-7 series 1-0 Charlie Coyle got the Bruins on the board late in the 1st period and David Pastrnak scored the lone goal in … [Read more...] about NHL: Conference Semis | Caps Fire Coach + Injury Update
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?
There were 5 games on top last night, with 4 teams having their backs against the wall as they faced elimination! After all was said and done - 3 of the 4 teams are out of the first round and are headed home. Blue Jackets vs Lightning | Lightning win best-of-7 series 4-1 The Lightning got off the the start they wanted, taking a 2-0 lead early in the 1st; with goals by … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round | Homeward Bound
Four games on the schedule last night with both the Capitals and Blackhawks facing elimination and Chicago was sent packing. Today we have 5 games scheduled, however, with 4 teams on the brink of elimination - Columbus, Carolina, Arizona, and Montreal. Flyers vs Canadiens | Flyers lead best-of-7 series 3-1 The Habs out-shot the Flyers in both the 2nd and 3rd periods. … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round | Hawks Eliminated
So a week into the First Round of the NHL Playoffs and it's been entertaining to say the least! We've seen a bit of everything with lots of hockey from 6 games on the schedule in a day to a 5-OT period thriller! In addition, so many other games have also gone into over time! Lightning vs Blue Jackets | Lightning lead best-of-7 series 3-1 After a quiet 1st period, Barclay … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round | Week In Review
Day 5 appeared to lack in excitement compared to the previous days - perhaps the "dull" feeling Tuukka Rask was referring to the other night? Bruins vs Hurricanes | Bruins lead best-of-7 series 2-1 Prior to puck drop, Bruins starter Tuukka Rask (1-3-0) announced his departure from Toronto to return to his family; opting out from the remainder of the 2020 Stanley Cup … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round Day 5 + HOTN
In a surprising turn of events, Bruins starting goalie Tuukka Rask has announced he is going home; opting out from the remainder of the playoffs. As if 2020 hasn't been a bizarre enough year - this is definitely something unexpected. "I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life... and that's being with … [Read more...] about NHL: Tuukka Rask Walks Out On Bruins
Another day of playoff hockey, means more goals and highlights to talk about. We also had a two-way tie for the Highlight of the Night. We saw true captains and how they respond to adversity; rising to the occasion when it comes down to the wire. Coyotes vs Avalanche | Avalanche lead best-of-7 series 2-0 Nathan MacKinnon got the Avs on the board early with a beauty of a … [Read more...] about NHL: First Round Continued + HOTN