Barry Trotz reveals why Alex Ovechkin missed the second half of practice

Alex Ovechkin missed the second half of Tuesdays practicethe Capitals first session in preparation for the Penguinsbecause of an equipment issue. Prior to exiting the ice,
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 minutes ago

Oilers vs Ducks Series Preview: Who Ducks Out First?

Round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tomorrow for the Edmonton Oilers as they take on the Anaheim Ducks. Man, that sure was nice to type. I could get used to this. Edmonton fans watched their team battle it out against San Jose in the first round, prevailing on the backs of David Desharnais, Zack Kassian, Cam Talbot and more. It was thrilling to watch playoff hockey again...
Via The Oilers Rig
13 minutes ago

Capitals vs. Penguins 2017 playoff preview: 5 players to watch

On Thursday, the Caps begin their second round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a rematch of last years series in which the Caps fell in
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
34 minutes ago

Firing Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma the Right Move by the Buffalo Sabres

Less than two weeks after the season ended, the Buffalo Sabres dismissed Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma. This was an unexpected move, but it was still the right call. The 2016-17 season was a major disappointment for the Buffalo Sabres that saw them take steps in the wrong direction. It was obvious that changes of some sort needed to […] Firing Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma the Right...
Via Sabre Noise
47 minutes ago

Dallas Stars Season Grades: Adam Cracknell

I chose this player for a reason, and the reason is that he shines like a star. Prior to 2017’s trade deadline, Patrick Eaves was my personal highlight of this season with the Dallas Stars. Sadly, we all know how trade deadline went, but after the departure of that glorious beard, Adam Cracknell’s quietly excellent season was there to fill the void. The most interesting part...
Via Defending Big D
1 hour ago

Pegula Sharpens His (S)words

The 2016-17 Buffalo Sabres marketing slogan was “Sharpen Your Swords.” After his sixth failed attempt at taking his prized asset to the NHL playoffs, it seems as though Owner Terry Pegula has merely dropped the ‘S’ off in his post-season press conference. [not really, but it seemed like it to us] Addressing the media after axing Tim Murray and Dan Byslma, it appears that...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Tom Wilson takes puck off of foot during Caps practice

In the Washington Capitals first practice preparing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, first round star, Tom Wilson took a puck off of his foot.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

WATCH: Doan & Dvorak

Coyotes captain Shane Doan explains his unique relationship with rookie Christian Dvorak.
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Chicago Blackhawks’ Big-Picture Problems Surface After Another Playoff Loss

Since the Chicago Blackhawks lost their first-round playoff series to the Nashville Predators, fans have been left in a state of shock wondering about the future of the franchise.  It seems the Blackhawks have now exposed their weaknesses to the division and teams league-wide. After the Chicago Blackhawks were uncharacteristically swept out of the playoffs last week, […] Chicago...
Via Blackhawk Up
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

2017 NHL Playoffs: Ottawa vs. New York Rangers Series Prediction

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: New York Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators preview, prediction

Henrik Lundqvist, Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh and the New York Rangers will attempt to reach the Eastern Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time in four seasons when they play Erik Karlsson, Mark Stone, Craig Anderson, Derick Brassard and the Ottawa Senators in the second round. The teams play in Game 1 in Ottawa on Thursday, April...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Joe Beninati explains his confidence level for the Capitals vs. Penguins.

Washington Capitals play-by-play announcer, Joe Beninati, has a high confidence level for the team heading into their series with Pittsburgh.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Capitals vs. Penguins Predictions: CSN analysts weigh in

CSN's Taarik El-Bashir, Alan May and Rob Carlin analyze the second-round playoff series between the Penguins and Capitals. Who dare they picking to win the series?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

WATCH: RAW | Oscar Klefbom

Oscar talks to media before departing for Anaheim.
Via Oilers TV
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Todd McLellan

Todd talks to media before departing for Anaheim.
Via Oilers TV
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Connor McDavid

McDavid talks to media before departing for Anaheim.
Via Oilers TV
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RAW | Patrick Maroon

Maroon talks to media before departing for Anaheim.
Via Oilers TV
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs won't stand pat in off-season, Lamoriello vows

'We have to get better.'
Via Toronto Star
2 hours ago

Rapid fire questions for Washington Capitals' Nate Schmidt

At the Capitals practice, Nate Schmidt answers a handful of rapid fire questions to help you better connect with the Caps defensemen.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

The last thing the Minnesota Wild need is another Top-4 defenseman

Despite a lack of size and physicality, Minnesota’s defensemen were great at protecting the net this season. It’s been 72 hours since the Minnesota Wild’s shocking exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The swift first-round defeat against the St. Louis Blues has the State of Hockey searching for answers. What happened? What did the Wild do poorly? What does the team need going...
Via Hockey Wilderness
2 hours ago

Notebook: Stevens’ relationships; Lombardi/Sutter respect; Blake on RFA, UFA

COACHING. While Rob Blake was speaking with John Stevens for the better part of the last two weeks, the conversations didn’t really take the form of a job interview, according to the Los Angeles Kings’ new general manager. “I’ve heard the word ‘search’ for a long time. There was literally no search,” Blake said. “It […] The post Notebook: Stevens’ relationships...
Via LA Kings Insider
2 hours ago

Nate Schmidt discovers he is on Facebook Live during interview

Washington Capitals defenseman, Nate Schmidt has a priceless reaction when Rob Carlin tells him his interview is on Facebook Live.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

WATCH: Why Lou feels so invigorated by these young Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello says from everything like the media coverage, to the city's enthusiasm, to the successes and achievements, how could you not feel invigorated by this team.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' Logan Couture shares gruesome photos after taking puck to the mouth

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

What to watch for in second round of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have been pared down to eight teams, and with four second-round series on tap, there’s quite a bit to look forward to. That includes matchups that should probably be seen in the conference finals, but we’ve already taken our swings at the NHL’s playoff format. Connor McDavid and the latest edition of Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin are among the best...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss
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