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Pro Sports Daily:
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Malkin collected five goals and four assists over a four-game stretch. With 97 points, Malkin sits 10 ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos and 11 ahead of Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was named the league's Second Star after posting a 7-0-2 mark in his last nine starts. This week, Miller recorded a .956 save percentage.
Washington Capitals stud Alex Ovechkin earned the NHL's Third Star after collecting goals in five straight games - including six in four tilts this week.
BEST OF MAXIM
For the last four year Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals have been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In fact, they’ve placed first the last two years, preceding with a second-place finish in 2009 and a third-place stop in 2008.
Alexander Ovechkin has registered seven goals and one assist in the last five games, but it may be too little, too late for the Washington...
Lindsey Czarniak of ESPN with a feature on Alex Ovechkin.
Tonight’s Buffalo game is near-playoff action in March. Dale Hunter even said it’s “like the seventh game of the playoffs.” [Caps Insider, RMNB]
Alex Ovechkin has scored nine goals in the past seven. [Caps Insider]
Nick Backstrom is practicing, but not yet ready to play. [Caps Insider]
This Crosby-Ovechkin job may be the worst jersey foul ever. [RMNB]
Braden Holtby’s car...
Alex Ovechkin continued his recent resurgence with his ninth goal in seven games, and the Washington Capitals pulled back into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
Jason Chimera and Mathieu Perrault also scored, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves in his fourth start of the season as the Capitals broke a two-game skid to move...
I apologize for the lack of Oilers/Florida blog last night. My day job keeps getting in the way of my hobby farm.
Here's some random thoughts:
Word! - Evgeni Malkin. The only reason he's having the season he is is because at the beginning of the season, I said in a blog he was a Top 10 player in the NHL, but wasn't a Top 5 player. Thanks for making me look stupid...
Ryan Miller stopped 44 shots, Drew Stafford scored two goals and the surging Buffalo Sabres beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to climb over the Capitals into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
It was the fifth straight win for the Sabres, their longest streak since a six-game run in 2009-2010. Buffalo was in 14th place on Feb. 17 before going on a 14-2...
Thirteen days remain in the regular season and there are some key games that could decide playoff spots and seeds. Here are the five contests that will impact these races…1. Buffalo at Washington, March 27The eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference will likely come down to two teams: Buffalo and Washington. They will play each other this Tuesday night in D.C....
By JEFF BARTL,
The Minnesota Wild's most recent defeat hurt the Washington Capitals' chances of earning one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spots.
They can do further damage with a victory Sunday.
Slumping Washington looks to avoid another letdown when it hosts the Wild, who have lost four of their five all-time visits to the nation's capital...
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Henrik Lundqvist, Brad Richards, Claude Giroux, Jaromir Jagr, Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrick Elias, John Tavares... If you made an all-star team out of just players in the Atlantic Division, boy would they be good. The Atlantic Division is easily the best division in the NHL. The top four teams in the Eastern Conference when it comes to point totals are all...
Sorry this is so late. None of us could catch the game, so Glen Miller took the recap for us. We kind of gave him late notice, and since he’s one of those crazy Ranger fans in California, he’s on PST. Thanks Glen, great job as always. Make sure to follow Glen on Twitter for great analysis.
Feel that Rangers fans? That’s the red-hot Penguins chasing down and on the verge of...
Impressive as the Buffalo Sabres' two-month charge out of the cellar and into the playoff hunt has been, defenseman Robyn Regehr knows their job is far from complete.
The Sabres remain on the outside looking in and now have a recharged Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals standing in their way in a critical late-season showdown at Washington on Tuesday.
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