Found April 22, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
I will be back with the Western Matchup Blogs...but I am curious as to what you all think of this news... EA Announces NHL 14 Cover Athlete Candidates An impressive list...with such favorites as Subban, Taylor Hall, John Tavares right on down to a few guys I would call "longer shots" like Carl Hagelin and the likes of Matt Belesky and Brandon Yip! Go to to vote... Y...

Islanders beat Jets in shootout

John Tavares scored the winning goal in a shootout on Saturday to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win over Winnipeg and put a dent in the Jets' playoff drive. Bryan Little tied the game for Winnipeg 4-4 at 17:59 of the third period, just seven seconds after Isles defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky was called for interference. A rebound sent the puck at Little's left skate and...

Vote for a Ranger on NHL14 Cover

For the second straight year, EA Sports is holding a fan vote to determine the cover of NHL14. And for the Rangers the two representatives are Ryan Callahan and........Carl Hagelin? Huh? Listen, I love Hagelin, but how in the heck is he in the running over guys like Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan? And actually, if you look at most of the teams' representatives...

Fisher and Yip go for NHL 14 cover

EA Sports returns the NHL cover vote for the second straight year to allow gamers to vote on who should be the face of NHL 14. As many Predators fans remember, star goalie Pekka Rinne advanced to the finals after advancing through the rounds of 60, 32 and 16; quarterfinals and semifinals.  In a narrow defeat, Rinne lost the cover vote to Philadelphia Flyers' captain Claude...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have clinched a playoff spot

For the first time since 2004, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs. Yes. You heard me right. After beating the Ottawa Senators 4-1, the Toronto Maple Leafs have clinched a playoff spot. I became a hockey fan during the 2005-06 NHL season. The last time the Leafs made the playoffs was the 2003-04 season. I have never watched my favourite team in the playoffs. But on April...

Competition for forward places now and beyond

Reasons for optimism up front in New York The quality of opposition hasn’t been the toughest in the past few games but deadline day acquisitions, the return to form of several players and recently found consistency among the forward ranks has seen the Rangers production up front really take off in recent games. All this bodes well for a trip to the playoffs and, perhaps most promisingly...

Islanders-Hurricanes Preview

It's been quite some time since the New York Islanders were battling for playoff position while facing non-contenders down the stretch, rather than it being the other way around. Now they're hoping to reverse their fortunes against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders look to win their fourth straight while salvaging the final meeting of the season with host Carolina...
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