Video: Gary Bettman is too busy to watch STL-CHI

Gary Bettman is a busy man. So busy that he simply can’t take his eyes off his phone while attending Game 1 between the Blues and Blackhawks.
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Detroit Red Wings: Against all odds, round 1 preview

The road to the Stanley Cup starts Friday for the Detroit Red Wings against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins. It’s the first playoff meeting between the two Original Six rivals in 57 years. Game 1 of the Atlantic division quarterfinal will be shown on NBC Sports at 7:30PM. Games will be played every other day after that until a winner is crowned in this best of 7...
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Ducks Take Game One Against Dallas

A win is a win and this one was closer than the Ducks would have liked. The 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in game one of the opening round of the NHL playoffs was narrow, but as usual, Anaheim found a way to hold on and win the game. “A little adversity isn’t going to hurt us,” said Corey Perry. “We’ve got to learn how to play with the lead, especially down to the wire...
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PHOTO: Ryan Getzlaf's face, after being hit by slap shot

In case you missed it, Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf had to leave the ice during Game 1 of the Ducks-Stars series after taking a Tyler Seguin slap shot directly to the face in the game’s final seconds. The puck appeared to strike Getzlaf around the mouth, where he began to bleed pretty profusely before heading to the locker room for repairs. He managed to escape serious damage...
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Iginla believes that this could be his year

Photo via thehockeyguys.net     Jarome Iginla will be a Hall of Famer, without question. Throughout his 17-year career in the National Hockey League, Iginla has accomplished so much, scoring more than 500 goals, and picking up a pair Gold Medals along the way.     Despite his iconic career, and outstanding post-season numbers (32 goals, 29 assists in 69 playoff games), Jarome...
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Detroit Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg Skates, Team Arrives in Boston

Detroit Red Wings captain and left winger Henrik Zetterberg skated with the team for the first time since before the Olympic break Thursday. Zetterberg underwent back surgery on February 21, and expects to play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, if the Red Wings advance. If he were to return in Round 1, it would come late in the series. “I think that time-wise we...
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WATCH: Singer butchers 'O Canada' at Lightning-Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to start the Stanley Cup playoffs strong in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, but Lightning anthem singer Max DeFrancesco’s painful rendition of “O Canada” may have destroyed his team’s competitive edge before the game even started. DeFrancesco appeared nervous as he squeaked out the first few notes, cracking several...
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Open Post- Day 2, Stanley Cup Playoffs

Tonight should be another great night to settle in and watch some playoff hockey. The Blues will be without  T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund, the Flyers are starting Ray Emery and their #1 goaltender Steve Mason will join the Flyers in NYC tomorrow but is still questionable for game 2. Also, there was some question of the starting goaltender for San Jose and this morning the...
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Rangers/Flyers Game 1 Preview

Get your playoff beards ready. Game one is tonight!  The Philadelphia Flyers are at MSG taking on the New York Rangers in game 1 the Eastern conference quarter finals.  The Rangers and Flyers split the season series together,  winning 2 games apiece, both on home ice.  I've broken down key elements in this series to find the strengths and weakness' of each squad. -...
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The Vancouver Canucks Eulogy: 2013-2014 Edition

To get the full effect of this Canucks eulogy, please play the following Youtube Clip throughout the article. CANUCKS EULOGY: Dearly beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the Vancouver Canucks 2013-2014 season.  We gather amongst our California Pacific Division rivals who are simply better than us and our Western Canada rivals who are still trying to...
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Jake Allen named AHL’s most outstanding goaltender ☆

Jake Allen quietly had an outstanding season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. While Blues fans had their attention locked on the goaltending situation at the NHL level after the Blues made a major trade to bring in Ryan Miller, Allen closed out a stellar campaign which resulted him in being named the AHL’s best netminder as judged by coaches, players and members of the media...
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Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Preview: Red Wings vs. Bruins

Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins Season Series: Detroit wins 3-1 Schedule: Game 1: Detroit at  Boston, Friday, April 18th; 7:30 PM, NBCSN Game 2: Detroit at Boston, Sunday, April 20th; 3:00 PM, NBC Game 3: Boston at Detroit, Tuesday, April 22nd; 7:30 PM, NBCSN Game 4: Boston at Detroit, Thursday, April 24th; 8:00 PM, NBCSN *Game 5: Detroit at Boston, Saturday, April...
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Battle of the Broads: Series Preview

For the first time in 17 years, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are set to square off in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  With both teams entering the season sharing postseason aspirations, the longtime rivals both stumbled out of the gate.  Each club compiled a 3-7 record in their first 10 games, quickly drawing the ire of the media and fans.  It took some time to get...
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New York Rangers Fan Gets Haircut That Kinda, Sorta Looks Like Rick Nash’s Face

When it comes time to support your favorite NHL player in the playoffs, most normal fans generally choose to wear some sort of apparel to show their support – a jersey, a t-shirt, maybe even some face paint. This New York Rangers fan, however, is not one of those normal fans. Instead of the jersey route, this guy elected to shave a photo of his favorite player – forward Rick...
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Why the Colorado Avalanche made the playoffs

There are a pair beat writers for the Colorado Avalanche this season for isportsweb.com: Jake Hazan and I. We decided that we would put together some questions and explain some of the reasons for the Colorado Avalanche making the playoffs this season, as well as do a little looking ahead to the first-round matchup between the Avs and the Minnesota Wild. Who would you consider to...
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Avalanche exec. Joe Sakic admits Roy most responsible for playoff birth

DENVER, Colo. — On the eve of the Colorado Avalanche’s first playoff series since 2009/10, president of hockey operations Joe Sakic admits there is one major factor that has contributed to the turn-around of the Avs this season — head coach and Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Sakic, who was hired as the Avs president of hockey operations in May, has made it a major goal of his...
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Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Excited For First Playoff Game Since 2008

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson was among the best Bruins after the Winter Olympic break, and he will enter his first playoff run since 2007-08 playing his best hockey of the season when the Black and Gold take on the Detroit Red Wings in Friday night’s Game 1. “It’s definitely been a challenging season for me, especially in the beginning with the injuries and concussions and everything...
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Bruins Podcast: Jack Edwards Breaks Down B’s-Red Wings First-Round Series

At long last, the wait is over. Boston Bruins playoff hockey is about to start. The Bruins’ dominance in the final couple of months of the regular season has had fans clamoring for what could be come playoff time. Well it’s finally playoff time, and after a long break, the B’s will finally hit the ice on Friday night in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the...
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Rangers vs. Flyers (Game 1)

The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://gofirstrowus.eu/watch/254610/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-philadelphia-flyers.html Probable...
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Rangers fan gets frightening image of Rick Nash cut into hair (PHOTO)

Most athletes are usually honored to have their number or image shaved into the hair on the back of devotee's head, but this Rangers fan's elaborate rendition of Rick Nash's face might scare the NHL star himself.  It is absolutely terrifying — even the Bauer logo looks sinister.Let the nightmares begin.Wow...this haircut is something else!!! #Nashty #NYRPlayoffs pic...
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Summer Sweeps: The Edmonton Oilers

After nearly seven months of misery and heartache fans of the Edmonton Oilers have experienced an entire cavalcade of emotions, ranging from bitter resentment all the way down to sheer bliss.  On one end of the spectrum Oiler fans said goodbye to one of the best friends the team and the city have ever had in Ryan Smyth.  They also experienced the blessedness of handing the Vancouver...
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Ott, playing on top line tonight, is still adjusting to the Blues

ST. LOUIS -- There is no replacing T.J. Oshie, who does just about everything for the Blues. This includes setting the tempo and energy level that helped his club finish with one of its best seasons in franchise history. When scanning the St. Louis roster, Steve Ott probably doesn't stick out as the most likely candidate to fill the void created by Oshie's absence on the...
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New Boston Bruins Playoff Commercial Will Get Fans Ready For Playoffs (Video)

The Boston Bruins released a new playoff commercial Wednesday, and it’s enough to make any hockey fan hyped up for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which for the Bruins begins on Friday at the TD Garden. The video features footage of the Bruins walking through the team tunnel and some regular season highlights set to a voice-over of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The...
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Jarome Iginla On Stanley Cup Pursuit: This Is As Good A Chance I’ve Had

Jarome Iginla has accomplished pretty much everything an NHL player could imagine. He’s scored more than 500 goals, won two Olympic gold medals, is adored by legions of fans throughout the league and will one day be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The one goal he hasn’t been able to reach in his 17-year is winning the Stanley Cup, but the 37-year-old forward feels that...
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The Flyers May be Putting A Target On Ryan McDonagh’s Back

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Question: Do you know the difference between Bobby Orr and Ryan McDonagh? Answer: The Bruins would never have traded the rights to Orr to the Rangers in exchange for Scott Gomez. Well, that difference among many. And yet, as the Flyers approached Thursday’s Garden opener of their opening-round playoff series against the Blueshirts...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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