The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues get underway this week, in what is probably the toughest opening series of this year's playoffs. The California romp between the Sharks and Kings is the other heavyweight contender and there's every chance the winners will be mortally wounded for the next series. For this 'Hawks-Blues tilt, let's start with the goaltending. St. Louis made...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending April 20th

(Photo courtesy of Getty Images) The Flyers were playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Down two games to one, a Game Four win was pivotal for the Flyers’ playoff hopes. Playing in Toronto against Mats Sundin and Ed Belfour, this was not going to be an easy task at all. The Flyers knew they had to throw everything at Belfour to have a chance...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Blackhawks and Blues Rivalry Reach These Old Heights?

Chicago Blackhawks News – The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues rivalry started long before the Detroit Red Wings were moved into the Eastern Conference prior to this season. With a mere 300 miles separating the the two cities it has been a rivalry based on proximity with a lot of animosity thrown in. This all began circa 1970 when the Blues moved into the Hawks division,...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Contextualizing Hank’s place in history

CBS Sports With his win over Ottawa on Tuesday night, Henrik Lundqvist passed Mike Richter for the Rangers’ all-time wins record.  His 302nd career victory came on the heels of back-to-back disappointing losses, so this achievement was somewhat marginalized.  It’s very difficult to take stock of history while you are in the middle of a somewhat frustrating playoff race. Aside...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL Goalie Ed Belfour Dumping Florida Home – $1.1 Million

  Despite being a Stanley Cup-wining goalie and first-ballot Hall of Famer, Ed Belfour is an under-the-radar hockey hero. From 1988 to 2007,…
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Antti Raanta Honors Ed Belfour With Stadium Series Mask (Photo)

The Winter Olympics are now officially in the books, but a return to normalcy will be brief for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defending NHL champs have just one game (Thursday against the Rangers in New York) before they bundle up and head to Soldier Field on Saturday for the final Stadium Series tilt of the season. As is typical for these showcase games, the Blackhawks’ goalies...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Florida Panthers' top 5 victories of all-time?

What makes a great hockey game? Back-and-forth action, a little adversity, maybe even an unexpected surprise. A little back story does not hurt either. The Florida Panthers have played 1,558 regular season and playoff games to this point, and although few have been high-stakes contests, the Panthers have had their share of memorable ones. There have been major triumphs, such as Florida...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

4 goals! Lightning's Marty St Louis ties franchise record

Marty St. Louis tied the team record for most goals in a game with four in the Lightning's 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The feat matched Kontos' output in a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Expo Hall against Ed Belfour on Oct. 7, 1992, the first game in Lightning history.
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marty St. Louis ties Lightning record with four goals vs. Sharks

TAMPA, Fla. -- It took more than 21 years, but Chris Kontos has some company in Tampa Bay Lightning lore. Marty St. Louis tied the team record for most goals in a game with four in the Lightning's 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The feat matched Kontos' output in a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Expo Hall against Ed Belfour on Oct...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Florida Panthers' top 5 goaltenders of all-time?

The Florida Panthers have rarely worried about goaltending. More often than not, the Panthers have a history of suiting up well-decorated netminders. There have been numerous all-stars, Vezina Trophy winners (John Vanbiesbrouck) and a couple who have captured the Conn Smythe Trophy (Tim Thomas). Florida can even stake claim to a former Hart Trophy winner (Jose Theodore) and a Hall...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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