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Video: Petr Mrazek robs Brian Boyle with a great stick save

We’re not even through the first round of the playoffs and Petr Mrazek may have made the best save of the tournament. His save with the paddle on Brian Boyle was so good that it completely fooled the announcer and stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s just incredible. You could make the case that Boyle was unlucky to shoot the puck at Mrazek’s stick, but let’s be honest...
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Which NHL teams need the biggest overhaul?

It can be a rebuild or you can miss the playoffs by a few points, either way several teams this offseason need to make adjustments to compete in the near future. These are the teams with the most pressing needs. Toronto Maple Leafs TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 8: The current Toronto Maple Leafs team take in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 64′ Stancley...
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Video: Canadiens play a prank on Carey Price

Carey Price stopped 43 shots in the Canadiens’ Game 6 victory over the Senators. Price made some ridiculous saves during his shutout and was largely responsible for the Canadiens moving on from the first round. Following his effort, the Canadiens decided to play a little joke on him. The post Video: Canadiens play a prank on Carey Price appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
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ABC station in Chicago refers to the Blackhawks as the “Blacks”

Here’s a funny blooper out of Chicago courtesy of ABC 7. The station was about to run highlights of the Blackhawks’ Game 6 victory over the Predators and there was a small typo/blooper in their graphic. Instead of simply writing “Blackhawks Win” the screen read “Blacks Win” instead. Via Reddit Hockey: Oops. The post ABC station in Chicago refers to the Blackhawks as...
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Video: Matt Niskanen hits a beer bottle back into the stands

You might remember that Islanders fans nailed Brooks Orpik with a beer a couple games ago. Following the Islanders’ win in Game 6, fans tossed several cups and objects at the Capitals as they left the ice. The Caps looked pretty irritated (rightfully so) and Matt Niskanen took it upon himself to send a beer bottle back into the crowd. See ya #BYE #isles #bigwin #nocaps #bottleservice...
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Gary Bettman's quote about expansion makes no sense

Expansion continues to be a hot topic in the NHL and Gary Bettman was recently asked about the possibility of a new team joining the Eastern Conference. Based on the current structure of the league (14 teams in the West and 16 in the East), the obvious solution is to place two teams in the West to balance things out. Would Bettman consider adding a team in the East if the right...
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Video: Slovak goalie’s horrible attempt to save a shootout shot

Kaspars Daugavins’ shootout goal was pretty nifty, but the real story here is the feeble attempted save by Slovak goalie Jan Laco. Daugavins’ had a pretty unique approach, dragging the puck with the tip of his stick, but Laco’s “I’ll just lay down” effort is something special. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Slovak goalie’s horrible attempt to save a shootout...
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Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to close out their series against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon inside the Nassau Coliseum. Should the Capitals win Game 6, the doors will officially close on the arena and the Isles will officially call Brooklyn home. Alex Ovechkin was asked about the opportunity to close out the Coliseum with a victory and he had a...
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Uniform colors have already been picked for Vegas NHL team

The NHL hasn’t given the city of Las Vegas a hockey team quite yet, but that hasn’t stopped those connected to the project from selecting uniform colors for the future squad. Prospective Vegas owner Bill Foley participated in a social media interview with fans and he revealed three colors the team would be using should they receive approval from the NHL. Q: What about team...
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Mayor in Minnesota asks Wild “Wtf was that?” after Game 4 loss

Chris Coleman, the mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, wasn’t sure what happened to the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 in their series against the St. Louis Blues. Following a dominant Game 3 win, the Wild were blasted at home by a lopsided score. Coleman’s reaction mimicked the feelings felt from Wild fans everywhere: .@mnwild #WTF was that? — Chris Coleman (@mayorcoleman) April 23...
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Video: Ben Bishop knocks the puck into his own net

How did Ben Bishop follow up his bizarre holding penalty? By knocking a puck into the air and then into his own net, of course. He initially made a save with his glove/left arm, the puck then deflected across his body and then that’s where everything fell apart. Via Reddit Hockey: What a strange, strange night for Tampa Bay’s goaltender. The post Video: Ben Bishop knocks the...
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GIF: Goaltender Ben Bishop called for holding

Goaltenders don’t receive penalties too often and when they do it’s usually for Delay of Game (puck over the glass) or some sort of slashing or interference call for hitting a player with their stick in front of the crease. Ben Bishop wanted to do something a bit different and picked up two minutes for holding after tackling Tomas Tatar as he passed by the crease. GIF: Bishop...
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Video: Max Lapierre fakes being hit to draw a penalty

Max Lapierre went to some extreme lengths to draw a penalty in Game 4 against the Rangers. As Lapierre skated to the bench, he bumped into John Moore. Though there was no contact to Lapierre’s head or face, that didn’t prevent the Penguins forward from dropping his stick and clutching his face to draw a penalty. The NHL has tried to cut down on the diving and embellishing this...
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The average NHL playoff series is getting longer

The heartbeat of the playoffs is the beautiful creation called the 7-Game Series. We take it for granted, at times, but the genius of it is everlasting; it provides a rhythm, a consistency, to the madness of the postseason. Since the dawn of the Original 6 era in 1942, there have been 614 completed 7-Game Series in NHL history (including this year’s Winnipeg-Anaheim series...
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Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik

We recently talked about Islanders fans and how they prematurely stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum. This time the story isn’t quite as quirky as one fan tossed a beer at Brooks Orpik following Washington’s Game 4 victory. Don’t. Throw. Things. On. The. Ice. The post Video: Fan throws a beer at Brooks Orpik appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Nicklas Backstrom’s loving quote about Braden Holtby

There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected. Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
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Video: Tom Wilson crushes Lubomir Visnovsky

There are big hits and then there are monstrous hits. Tom Wilson’s crushing blow on Lubomir Visnovsky falls into the latter category. Visnovsky was forced to leave the game with an injury and Wilson was sent to the penalty box for charging. You can make a pretty solid case that Wilson deserved the two-minute infraction, but that’s the only discipline he deserves. While there...
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The Edmonton Oilers were on the right path prior to landing McDavid

#stoked pic.twitter.com/cUm5vgOozE — Emmanuel Perry (@MannyElk) April 19, 2015 Why so sad Connor? After the Edmonton Oilers won the draft lottery on Saturday, the overwhelming sentiment was that of complete rage. Many shouted from their social media mountain tops that the Oilers didn’t deserve the lottery win or that in one way shape or form that the draft was fixed in favor...
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Video: Steve Ott’s latest dirty play apparently included scratching at Jared Spurgeon’s face.

Steve Ott might be one of the most disliked players in the NHL. Even fans of the St. Louis Blues have a difficult time dealing with his constant chirping and dirty plays away from the puck. Ott’s latest incident occurred at the end of Game 3 between the Blues and the Wild. The Blues trailed 3-0 in the final few seconds and Ott decided that was the appropriate time to jump two Minnesota...
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Islanders fans stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders are playing their final games inside the Nassau Coliseum prior to their move to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. Fans are eager to grab a piece of history before the doors close on the Isles’ time in the Coliseum, but they may be a bit too eager if Game 3 was any indication. Good seats available! Fans took seats from Nassau Coliseum last game, sometimes using tools...
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The biggest disappointments from the NHL 2014-15 regular season

It’s time to look back and reflect on the 2014-15 regular season. Sure, the playoffs are just heating up, but it’s important to remember some of the biggest and most disappointing story lines from the 82-game campaign. Which players and teams failed to rise to the challenge? Columbus Blue Jackets NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 06: Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets looks...
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Video: Fans wrestle in the stands during Senators-Canadiens game

Canadians love their hockey. Maybe a bit too much as some fans fought in the stands during Game 3 between the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens. The video below shows some pushing and shoving as well as a headlock, but no real punches or brawling. It’s a shame that a playoff series between two Canadian franchises – an event which should be celebrated in the country –...
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WATCH: Karlsson catches Beaulieu with big open-ice hit

Erik Karlsson stepped up the physical side of his game during Ottawa’s Game 3 battle against Montreal, delivering a huge open-ice check to Nathan Beaulieu. Canadiens fans won’t be happy with this one as the initial contact appears to be Beaulieu’s head. There was no penalty called on the play.  (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post Video: Erik Karlsson catches Nathan Beaulieu...
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Blue Jackets led the NHL with 502 man-games lost due to injury

Every NHL team has to deal with injuries over the course of the regular season. Though it seems like fans of every team claim to have dealt with the most or the worst injuries, the handy “man-games lost due to injury” statistic reveals which teams had the worst luck when it comes to the injury bug. Via the Columbus Dispatch (with help from Man Games Lost), the Columbus Blue Jackets...
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