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NHL Playoffs: All of the Other Game Recaps 04/17/2019

Las Vegas Knights fans need to know what’s going on in the NHL playoffs. Here are quick game recaps for all the games not involving an ice hockey team from the desert that happened on 04/17/2019 while we all wait for this Gusev dude. Stars 5 Predators 1 (series tied 2-2) The Dallas Stars route […] NHL Playoffs: All of the Other Game Recaps 04/17/2019 - Vegas Hockey Knight - Vegas Hockey Knight - Vegas Golden Nights News, Rumors, & Updates

Chicago Tribune

7 things to know about the top-seeded Wolves as they open the AHL playoffs

The Blackhawks’ season is over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t playoff hockey in Chicago. The Wolves begin the AHL playoffs Friday. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The Wolves are top seeds. The Wolves — affiliate of the Las Vegas Golden Knights — finished the regular season with 98 points (44-21,...

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning's top affiliate set to open postseason play ... and the similarities are eerie

Looking for a team to cheer for now that the Lightning has been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs?How about its top affiliate?The Syracuse Crunch begins its pursuit of the Calder Cup when it opens the American Hockey League (AHL) playoffs Friday in Syracuse.But

Puck Prose

Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 best Presidents’ Trophy winners that didn’t win the Stanley Cup

The 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning can feel better in knowing that they’re not the only historically dominant Presidents’ Trophy winners that unraveled in the postseason. Heading into the 2019 playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning had the chance to make their case as the greatest NHL team ever assembled, having won the Presidents’ Trophy with 62 […] Stanley Cup Playoffs: 5 best Presidents’ Trophy winners that didn’t win the Stanley Cup - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

The Hockey Writers

THW Podcast – Ep. 19 – NHL Playoffs: Leafs & Lightning Down in Four

On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we’re bringing Euegene Helfrick to talk the shocking Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games and Conner McTague to talk the Penguins getting swept by the New York Islanders.  How did two teams manage to perform so badly, especially the Lightning who […] The post THW Podcast – Ep. 19 – NHL Playoffs: Leafs & Lightning Down in Four appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Kekalainen on HC at Noon

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Mile High Hockey

Colorado Eagles open playoffs Friday hosting Bakersfield

For the first time in eight years the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate will participate in the post season The Colorado Avalanche are not the only team in the state enjoying an extension on their season as their AHL affiliate the Colorado Eagles qualified for the playoffs as well. While the feat is a large accomplishment for an Avalanche farm club, which had not seen the postseason since the 2010-11 season, the Colorado Eagles extend their playoff streak to 16 straight seasons and in each year of their existence. It came down to the wire as the Eagles did not clinch until the last game...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Lack of Momentum Edition

In Red Wings Land Grand Rapids Griffins carry long losing skid, but fresh start, into playoffs | Detroit News Any hockey team will tell you that ideally, you like to go into the postseason with some momentum. Even if it’s just a little. But the Griffins, the Red Wings’ minor-league affiliate, will open the American League playoffs Friday in Chicago having lost nine straight games. Momentum? Maybe, but it was going in the opposite direction. I literally did a double take when I read that the Griffins lost *NINE STRAIGHT GAMES* to end the regular season. Holy sh*t. I, admittedly,...

Die By The Blade

Beyond The Blade | Episode 96 - Amerks Playoff Preview

This week on Beyond The Blade we preview the Amerks round one playoff matchup against the Marlies There may be no playoff hockey in Buffalo again, but there will be in Rochester again this season. In this week’s episode of Beyond The Blade we focus on the first round matchup for the Amerks. In the beginning of the podcast I quickly touch on some Sabres topics with the playoffs, coaching updates, and the rumors about Arttu Ruotsalainen. After that I’m joined by Keith Wozniak from Lets Go Amerks to preview round one of the Calder Cup playoffs against the Toronto Marlies. You can catch the...


Penguins breakdown day notes: Brian Dumoulin was a playing with torn PCL

We find out some injuries and some player perspective as they get ready to start their summers The Penguins had their last media session of the season. Brian Dumoulin missed the last two weeks of the regular season and wasn’t great in the playoffs, though he still did play 21 minutes a game in a first pair role. Turns out there was a good reason he wasn’t all that comfortable on the ice - he had a major knee injury. Brian Dumoulin was playing with a torn PCL and trying to get used to playing with a knee brace in the playoffs.— Shelly Anderson (@_ShellyAnderson) April 18,...


Duchene, Lehner among pending free agents upping value in playoffs

We looked at some players on expiring contracts whose performances early on this post-season could do wonders for the value of their next deal. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

It's go time for Blues' top line

After dropping two games on home ice in St. Louis, the Blues’ success in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs may come down to time and place.


Jets’ Kyle Connor overcoming learning curve of playoff hockey

Kyle Connor has matched his goal total from the 2018 playoffs in four games against the St. Louis Blues. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Toronto Sun

Dermott, Leafs so close to redemption

On Wednesday morning, Travis Dermott relived how gutted he was as a 16-year-old Maple Leaf fan when his team coughed up a 4-1 lead in Game 7 of the 2013 playoffs. That, and the pain of his own Game 7 loss last season has been motivating him for this April’s series. “If you were from […]

The Denver Post

Shots fired! Avalanche nearing upset of Flames with relentless attack.

Mikko Rantanen will take credit for the overtime game winner on Wednesday night. But the result was simple math. More shots on goal equal more opportunity to score, and against Calgary in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Avalanche can’t get enough.


Bruins’ special teams and lineup trickery sink Maple Leafs in Game 4

A leaky penalty kill, a missed assignment, a shrewd lineup tweak by the opposing coach. It was the small things that cost the Leafs a golden chance to secure a 3-1 series lead and give themselves three cracks at vanquishing the ghosts of playoffs past. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Senators Fans – Who Should You Cheer For?

Sadness has befallen the Ottawa Senators’ fan base again, as the Belleville Senators failed to make the AHL playoffs in the last regular season game. Now, almost all of the Senators players, signed and unsigned, are done for the summer. However, I don’t know about you, but I’m not done with hockey yet. During the […] The post Senators Fans – Who Should You Cheer For? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Calgary Sun

Flames lose in overtime in Game 4, pushed to brink of elimination

DENVER — The Calgary Flames, fresh off the second-best regular season in franchise history, might not notch a second victory in these playoffs. And if they don’t get back to their winning ways Friday, they won’t get a second chance. Despite another splendid performance by starting netminder Mike Smith, the Flames frittered away a two-goal lead […]

The Cannon

Cannon Blasts : Sweep

Unless you’re living on the moon, by now you know the Columbus Blue Jackets swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Holy cow! Is this real? Yes! Yes it is!! On last week’s The Cannon Cast everyone was a bit hesitant about the upcoming first round. Last night’s podcast had a bit of a different tone; elation. To be honest, I don’t think any of us have fully processed the sweep quite yet. The first game in the series was a bit dicey. At the end of the first period, fans were beginning to accept an unhappy fate as the team was playing similar to a small...

The Hockey Writers

Columbus Blue Jackets: At Long Last

At long last, the playoff victory drought is over in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets permanently put a cannon blast to their previous first-round failures in historic fashion. When the dust settled, the Blue Jackets swept the Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs with a stunning 7-3 win at Nationwide Arena. They now await […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets: At Long Last appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Toronto Sun

TRAIKOS: Bruins load up on ‘Pasta’ as Pastrnak finds back of the net in Game 4 win

TORONTO — For three games, the guy they call “Pasta” was invisible. David Pastrnak had almost singlehandedly killed the Toronto Maple Leafs in last year’s playoffs, scoring five goals and 13 points. One year later, with only one assist heading into Game 4, it was as though the Boston Bruins had adopted a mostly carb-free […]


April 18, 2019: Shocking Sweeps

The Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Presidents’ Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Is it the biggest upset in professional hockey history? Is this good for the NHL? What do the Lightning do this off-season? Jeff and Elliotte unpack all this and more from the series that caught all of us off guard. They also discuss how the Pittsburgh Penguins can bounce back after getting swept by the Islanders, the hiring of Alain Vigneault and Todd McLellan and Nazem Kadri’s suspension. Plus, they preview their interview with Paul Bissonnette (dropping...

Canes Country

Hurricanes vs Capitals: Game 4 Keys

The Canes can even up the series if they keep up the intensity of game three at home. In the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs the Carolina Hurricanes have won more games than the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins — combined. The two-day break came at a great time for the Canes who lost two players in their last game and could use extra time to define the remaining players’ roles in the lineup. The Canes will continue to feed off of the PNC Arena energy again in game four to even the series heading back to Washington, D.C. Two straight home wins heading into a pivotal Game 5 would...


Should P.K. Subban be suspended for dirty hit on Jamie Benn?

In the Dallas Stars demolition of the Nashville Predators in game four, Predators defenseman P.K. Subban got away with a very questionable hit on Stars captain Jamie Benn. A Twitter user posed a very good question about the hit. Didn't Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov just get suspended for an almost identical play? If he did, shouldn't the NHL at least review what Subban did?I pulled a gif of the hit from the previous Tweet. Benn appears to get hooked, but to be fair he also appears to trip Subban after the fact. It's the playoffs. Seeing those go uncalled is par for the course....


Jim Montgomery: Stars' Roope Hintz has taken game to 'another level' since last NHL call-up

Stars winger Roope Hintze rode the Cedar Park shuttle four times to play for Texas of the AHL this season.After his performance in a 5-1 win the tied the playoff series against Nashville after four games, Hintz is unlikely to ever make that trip again.Hintz started the scoring with a power-play goal less than four minutes into the game and added an even-strength score midway through the second period. It was the first multi-goal showing by a Star in the playoffs since Patrick Sharp had two goals in a loss to Minnesota 2016."You've got give credit to the staff there,'' Stars coach Jim...

Winnipeg Jets' Hellebuyck talks playoffs and his pregame rituals | Off the Ice with KT | NHL on NBC

In the latest episode of Off the Ice with Kathryn Tappen, Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck goes for a stroll with his dog, Tinsley, and talks ice fishing, pregame rituals and playoff environment in Winnipeg. #NBCSports #NHL #WinnipegJets »

The Los Angeles Kings' impossible comeback against Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers deserves a deep rewind

The Edmonton Oilers were by the far the favorite against the Los Angeles Kings in the 1982 Stanley Cup playoffs. They were breaking records, had Gretzky in his prime (who was also breaking his own records), and their new division rival Kings were...not. B

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. ----------------------------------------------