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
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 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
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!
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
Well it was only a matter of time before the NHL followed suit; one night after the NBA, WNBA, MLS, and MLB players boycotted scheduled games resulting in a postponement. The NHL was under scrutiny last night after the games went on as scheduled. The NHL did however observe a Moment of Unity prior to the start of Game 3 of the Bruins and Lightning series. Today, the NHL … [Read more...] about NHL: PLAYERS OPT TO BOYCOTT
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
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
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