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Knights On Ice

Wolves drop series opener to IceHogs

Penalties are not useful tools in the playoffs. The Chicago Wolves had a rough start to the Calder Cup Playoffs, falling 2-1 to the Rockford IceHogs in Game 1. Chicago couldn’t get the offense going until the third period, and spent far too much time on the penalty kill. While the refs called more penalties on the Wolves — including some rather suspect calls — the Wolves were putting themselves in a position to get those calls. Head coach Rocky Thompson acknowledged it, saying the Wolves were getting “emotional,” and when that happens in the playoffs, “you’re playing with...

Second City Hockey

Rockford holds off Wolves in Game 1 of Calder Cup Playoffs

A red-hot powerplay gives the IceHogs a 1-0 series lead in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs After jumping out to a 2-0 lead through two periods of play, the Rockford IceHogs held off a late surge from the Chicago Wolves to win Game 1 of the Calder Cup Playoffs 2-1. Adam Clendening was named the number one star of the game, with a powerplay goal and an assist, and goaltender Collin Delia racked up 31 saves with Stan Bowman and staff in attendance at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. The IceHogs opened the scoring midway through the first period on a powerplay goal (what are those...

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Wild eliminated early from Stanley Cup playoffs, yet again

ST. PAUL, Minn. — No team in the ultra-competitive Western Conference has made the playoffs more times in a row than the Minnesota Wild, with six straight appearances to share the current streak lead with the Anaheim Ducks.That regular season consistency has only led, however, to April dissatisfaction. Ousted in five games by Winnipeg in their first-round series, the Wild were sent again to an early exit from the Stanley Cup tournament. They were shut out by the Jets in the last two contests and finished with a scoreless streak of 141:47.Its really disappointing. I dont think thats...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: A crossroad for the fanbase ahead of next season

With the Montreal Canadiens not in the playoffs, Habs Twitter has turned into a tracker of former players creating more disputes on current management. Angry words have been going back and forth among Montreal Canadiens fans. It started with tracking the success of former players currently in the playoffs, but the P.K. Subban Norris nomination […] Montreal Canadiens: A crossroad for the fanbase ahead of next season - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

All About The Jersey

A Breakdown of the New Jersey Devils-Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Series

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games in the first round of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. As the Devils’ season is now done, this post breaks down what happened in the series and discovers that the Lightning really were the better team overall. The New Jersey Devils faced of with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Devils were eliminated in five games by the Lightning. This ended the Devils’ 2017-18 campaign. The offseason has now begun for the Devils. However, before we discuss at length...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Wild overcame a lot to make playoffs, but finish was disappointing

The disappointment of a third consecutive first-round playoff ouster defines mood for Wild’s season

Toronto Sun

Leafs beat Bruins, crowd, referees on wild Saturday night

BOSTON — There was five minutes 24 seconds to play and the Maple Leafs stood, wobbling, barely alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs, still sweating, still breathing, hearts thumping with noise blaring and everyone on their feet at the TD Garden. It was that crazy a Saturday night in Boston. There was no reason for […]

Sportsnet.ca

Maple Leafs nearly blow 4-1 lead to Bruins, hang on to force Game 6

Despite getting greatly outshot, and nearly blowing a 4-1 lead, the Toronto Maple Leafs hung on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 Saturday night to force a Game 6 in their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series.

The Republican

Boston Bruins fans react: Loud TD Garden crowd sings Bon Jovi during Game 5 vs. Maple Leafs (video)

BOSTON -- A very, very loud TD Garden crowd made their presence felt throughout Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs series between the Bruins and Maple Leafs Saturday night. In particular, they really, really enjoyed singing along to Bon...

The Hockey Writers

Devils End of Season Prospect Update – Part 2

With the playoffs underway across hockey there are a few prospects from the New Jersey Devils still alive in pursuit of a championship, but with their AHL affiliate, Binghamton Devils just completing their season most of the future Devils will be now entering their offseason programs.  For the second part of this update we will […] The post Devils End of Season Prospect Update – Part 2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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Conroy: Bruins' Game 5 mess gives Maple Leafs troubling confidence

Cliches become cliches for a reason.Heres the one that smacked the Bruins right between the eyes last night: The toughest game to win is the one in which youre trying to end your opponents season.And its not like they werent warned.“If they watched games (Friday) night, which we did address, we try to stick to the game in front of us, but two teams that went to the Stanley Cup finals last year couldnt close out, Bs coach Bruce Cassidy said yesterday morning. “So its difficult. Weve talked about it all year. Its hard to win in this league, and its especially hard to win in the playoffs. I...

The Republican

Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins goaltender, pulled in 2nd period of Game 5 vs. Maple Leafs

BOSTON -- If the Boston Bruins are going to mount a comeback in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, they're going to have to do it without goaltender Tuukka Rask. The Bruins goalie...

PensBurgh

2018 Calder Cup Playoffs, Round 1 Game 2: WBS 1, Charlotte 4

Joseph Cramarossa scored 22 seconds into the game, but they didn’t score again as Charlotte’s Josiah Didier scored the game-winner with 5:28 left to give the Checkers a 2-0 series lead coming up to Wilkes-Barre Township. Coming out of Game 1, WBS needed to be much more disciplined. They were not going to survive another game with the Charlotte Checkers having to kill off seven penalties. The good news is, they only had to kill off two penalties in Game 2. The bad news? It didn’t matter. Expected #WBSPens...

Eyes On The Prize

Stanley Cup Playoffs: PIT vs. PHI, NSH vs. COL — Open thread

Two teams that looked to be heading for elimination before Friday night hang on for at least another game. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers Penguins lead 3-2 How to watch Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDTIn Canada: CBC, Sportsnet Now (English), TVA Sports (French)In the USA: NBCOnline: Rogers NHL Live/NHL.tv The Battle of Pennsylvania finally provided good entertainment after opening with four blowout victories. Michal Neuvirth may need to stand on his head once again to give the Flyers a chance to play a Game Seven. Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche Predators...

Winging It In Motown

Griffins Drop Game 1 on Late Goal by Moose

Calder Cup Playoffs – Central Division Semifinals – Game 1 – Manitoba Leads Series, 1-0 WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Michael Spacek’s power play goal with 1:09 remaining on Saturdaygave the Manitoba Moose their only lead of the game, and the home team held on to steal a 3-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins and grab a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five Central Division Semifinals. A tripping penalty sent Dylan McIlrath to the box with 2:35 remaining, and Spacek made the Griffins pay by one-timing a Nic Petan feed past Tom McCollum from the left circle. Manitoba’s win broke several...

NESN.com

Bruins Vs. Leafs Live Stream: Watch NHL Playoffs Game 5 Online

The Boston Bruins will eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs from the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs if they win Game 5... Read More »

Knights On Ice

Calder Cup Playoffs 2018: Chicago Wolves set for first round matchup against Ice Hogs

Two of the Wolves’ last three games came against their first round opponent in the Calder Cup playoffs. They won both of those games. The Chicago Wolves enter the Calder Cup Playoffs as the hottest team in the AHL. They’re loaded with talent up top, with an infusion of youth. Brandon Pirri, Teemu Pulkkinen, and Tomas Hyka will look to be catalysts. The Rockford Ice Hogs, affiliates of the Chicago Blackhawks, stand in their way with the first round getting underway Saturday. The last time these two teams met in the postseason, the Ice Hogs’ goaltender was Corey Crawford. So it’s...

Sportsnet.ca

Lightning edge Devils to advance to second round of playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning held off a late rally to edge past the New Jersey Devils 3-1 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games Saturday afternoon.

Second City Hockey

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 21 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. There are three Stanley Cup playoff games on the schedule for Saturday, including two elimination games. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins can both advance to the second round with a win on home ice in their respective series. Both teams won their Game 4s with a 3-1 road victory. The New Jersey Devils, who are in the postseason for the first time since 2012, will need to shut down the Lightning’s dynamic offense led by forward Nikita Kucherov, who has nine points (four goals, five assists) in the playoffs, to avoid elimination....

Knights On Ice

Calder Cup Playoffs 2018: Chicago Wolves’ playoff run

Collection of coverage as the Wolves look to make a deep playoff run. The Vegas Golden Knights aren’t the only ones playing for a championship this spring. The Chicago Wolves, Vegas’ American League Hockey affiliate, is in the running for another Calder Cup. Playoff hockey all around in the organization. Let’s get hyped. We’ll be bringing you coverage throughout the postseason run, courtesy of our resident Wolves writer, Shepard Price. He is on location to watch Chicago make a run. Keep this pinned throughout the playoffs.

CBC News

Lightning lean on Vasilevskiy to send Devils packing

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career post-season goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday to end the first-round series in five games.

Pension Plan Puppets

Game Day Chat: Maple Leafs face the Bruins in Game 5

It’s triple-header playoff hockey day for Leafs organization teams. It’s game day! The Marlies faced the Utica Comets at 4 p.m. today in the opening game of the opening round of the AHL playoffs. The good guys were leading 2-1 going into the final seconds of play when Utica scored to tie it up. The overtime is just beginning as of now. At 7 p.m., the Orlando Solar Bears look to sweep the South Carolina Stingrays in their first round. The Solar Bears have taken a 3-0 lead in a series they weren’t the favourites to win. And of course the Leafs are in Boston to earn the right to bring...

Winging It In Motown

Stanley Cup Playoffs Open Thread: Saturday April 21st

Yesterday’s Results Pittsburgh Penguins 2 - Philadelphia Flyers 4 (PIT leads 3-2) Minnesota Wild 0 - Winnipeg Jets 5 (WPG wins 4-1) Colorado Avalanche 2 - Nashville Predators 1 (NSH leads 3-2) New Jersey Devils (Wild Card 2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic Division 1) Series: TBL leads 3-1 Time 3:00pm ET Television: NBC, NBCSN, SN360, TVAS2 The Bolts look to put the terribly overmatched Devils out of their misery and behind a Tampa team looking like a good matchup with Boston in the 2nd round. Columbus Blue Jackets (Wild Card 1) at Washington Capitals(Metropolitan Division 1) Series:...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri Returns

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Boston Bruins in game five at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Toronto Maple Leafs are down 3-1 in the series and need to win tonight to stay in the playoffs. In game four, the Toronto Maple Leafs out-shot the Bruins, but still come up short. […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri Returns - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rangers vs. Islanders, Patrick Division semifinal, Game 5 - April 10, 1984 | NHL Classics

For the fourth straight year, the New York Islanders eliminated the Rangers in the playoffs, this time in OT of Game 5 of the Patrick Division semifinals. ----------------------------------------------

Tim and Sid: No quick fix for Canadiens, could take months to find solutions

Nick Kypreos joins Sid and Faizal to talk about the rough situation the Montreal Canadiens are in and how it could be months and many deals before any real progress is made and how the Oilers could surprise many if they did not make the playoffs.

Tim and Sid: The Maple Leafs' disallowed goal was the right call

Sid and Faizal discuss the controversial disallowed Maple Leafs goal and how Leaf fans shouldn't worry too much given the standings. They also touch on if this is the year the Leafs make a real push in the playoffs.