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Three Stanley Cup contenders who could choke early in the playo…

Three Stanley Cup contenders who could choke early in the playoffs

thehockeynews.com Updated 10 hours ago
We’re close enough to the end of the season that trends matter. Hot upstarts may stay hot through the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teams showing sneaky flaws may not have time to rectify them. Speaking of those flaws – which supposed elite teams h…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lo…

    NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lose

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning The winger scored two goals and added on assist in the Bolts’ 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, despite the absence of his linemate Tyler Johnson. He played 13:57 and was a plus-3. The Bolts are …
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  • Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin scores gorgeous breakaway goal…

    Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin scores gorgeous breakaway goal on Carey Price in Drouin’s hometown

    thehockeynews.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Tampa Bay Lightning rookie left winger Jonathan Drouin has had to earn every minute of his ice time on a deep Bolts team this year, and although he hasn’t been scoring at a great clip, the 20-year-old got a late birthday present Monday when he netted a …
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  • For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actual…

    For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actually – gasp – playoff underdogs?

    thehockeynews.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    The Hockey News this week revealed its collective pre-playoff pick to win the 2014-15 Stanley Cup (hint: team name rhymes with Grandpa Jay Whitening), but as an individual who was part of that process, I can tell you I wasn’t leading the charge for the …
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  • Getting To Know: Jeff Petry

    Getting To Know: Jeff Petry

    thehockeynews.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Status: Montreal Canadiens defenseman. Ht: 6-3 Wt: 198 pounds DOB: December 9, 1987 In: Ann Arbor, Michigan First Hockey Memory: “First day, getting to play. I don’t come from a hockey family. It was something new to the whole family. It was a great exp…
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  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Saturday, March 28

    Playoff clinching scenarios for Saturday, March 28

    NHL.com Mar 28 (4 days ago)
    With 15 days remaining in the regular season, there are 15 berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Clubs that can clinch their spots Saturday: * The Montreal Canadiens would clinch a playoff berth if they defeat the Florida P...
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  • Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchups

    Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchups

    thehockeynews.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)
    With the end of the NHL’s regular-season approximately two weeks away, attention has settled on the possible first-round playoff showdowns. Many, if not most of the specific post-season berths won’t be finalized until closer to the final games on Apr. 1…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Pavelec stops 39; Marleau leads Sharks over Re…

    NHL Three Stars: Pavelec stops 39; Marleau leads Sharks over Red Wings

    yahoo.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets The Jets stayed in the playoff hunt with a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Pavelec was excellent again, stopping 39 shots for his sixth straight victory. Mark Scheifele and Jim Slater each had a goal and an…
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  • CHL playoffs: The most intriguing first-round matchups

    CHL playoffs: The most intriguing first-round matchups

    thehockeynews.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The CHL playoffs begin tonight and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Connor McDavid has one last chance to win it all with the Erie Otters in the Ontario League, but the powerfully-built Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have designs of their own. Out in the Wes…
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  • Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning can clinch Thursday

    Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning can clinch Thursday

    NHL.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday can become the first three teams to clinch spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canadiens, who have a League-leading 100 points, will clinch a playoff spot if they d...
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  • Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playo…

    Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffs

    thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (7 days ago)
    One of the things that keeps NHL GMs awake at night is the prospect of facing a white-hot goaltender in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Your team could be a President’s Trophy winner, but if you follow up regular-season domination with a showdown against a ne…
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  • Boudreau, Ducks see captain Ryan Getzlaf as Hart Trophy candida…

    Boudreau, Ducks see captain Ryan Getzlaf as Hart Trophy candidate

    NHL.com Mar 25 (7 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens will likely win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals has earned plenty of deserved chatter, too. But the Anaheim Ducks don't want anyone to forge...
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  • Watch Carey Price make a skate save without facing the play

    Watch Carey Price make a skate save without facing the play

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Mar 25 (7 days ago)
    The way Carey Price is playing this season is almost unfair. He leads the league in every single goaltending category, he’s the biggest reason for the Canadiens success and now he’s just showing off by making saves without even facing the play. During T…
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  • Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past Habs

    Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past Habs

    ESPN.com Mar 25
    Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OT
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  • Filip Forsberg scores power-play goal at 1:54 of OT as Predator…

    Filip Forsberg scores power-play goal at 1:54 of OT as Predators rally, beat Canadiens 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 24
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night in a game between two of the NHL's top teams. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in hi...
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  • Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from kn…

    Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from knees on Habs superstar Carey Price

    Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm did something Tuesday very few NHLers have been able to do this year – put a puck past Canadiens superstar goalie Carey Price – and he did so from his knees, moments after being tripped. The teams had yet to score in …
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  • Pekka Rinne's slim Vezina hopes hinge on Carey Price showdown

    Pekka Rinne's slim Vezina hopes hinge on Carey Price showdown

    yahoo.com Mar 24
    Is there truly a Vezina Trophy battle Tuesday night between the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens? No, not really. In absence of a major meltdown, Carey Price is going to win the award – which is chosen by the NHL’s general managers. Pekka Rinn…
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  • Prospect Hot List: Casey Fitzgerald’s deep hockey roots

    Prospect Hot List: Casey Fitzgerald’s deep hockey roots

    Since I did a big NCAA dig on Monday, it’s time to focus on some other circuits. Major junior playoff brackets are set and there will be some barnburners – Quebec vs. Cape Breton is intriguing, while a potential second-round match between Erie and the S…
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  • Carey Price touched by gesture of boy from his hometown in hear…

    Carey Price touched by gesture of boy from his hometown in heartwarming video

    Before he was a star NHL goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price was just a boy growing up in a small British Columbia community called Anaheim Lake, with a population of little more than 1,000. In making the NHL, Price put Anahim Lake on the…
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  • Canadiens star Max Pacioretty goes undercover to sell burgers t…

    Canadiens star Max Pacioretty goes undercover to sell burgers to Bruins fans

    Hamburgers and hockey are enjoying a mutually-beneficial relationship of late. And in a new ad for McDonald’s, Montreal Canadiens star left winger Max Pacioretty puts a fun twist on the trend by going undercover to sell burgers to fans of one of the tea…
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  • Here’s why Shea Weber deserves the Norris Trophy this season

    Here’s why Shea Weber deserves the Norris Trophy this season

    Last season, the No. 1 spot on the Norris Trophy ballot I had the privilege of submitting belonged to Boston’s Zdeno Chara. But at the end of the breakdown of my vote for the Norris, I said “One of these years, though, Weber has to be the recipient”. Th…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Price goes nine on shutouts; Turris' goals lea…

    NHL Three Stars: Price goes nine on shutouts; Turris' goals lead to burgers

    yahoo.com Mar 22
    No. 1. Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens The star Canadiens netminder stopped 29 of 29 San Jose shots on goal in a 2-0 victory. With his ninth shutout, Price is the first Canadiens goaltender with nine or more shutouts since Ken Dryden had 10 in 197…
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  • Plekanec goal, Price's second straight shutout, lift Canadiens …

    Plekanec goal, Price's second straight shutout, lift Canadiens over Sharks 2-0

    NHL.com Mar 21
    MONTREAL - Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period and Carey Price made 29 saves for his second shutout in a row and ninth shutout of the season as the Montreal Canadiens eked out a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Pr...
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  • Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 season

    Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 season

    Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is having a year for the history books. Almost singlehandedly, with unthinkable saves and stellar play, he’s guiding Montreal to the playoffs. For his efforts, there’s talk of Price not only taking home the Vezina Trophy…
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  • Video - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Canadiens Beat Panthers 01:21

    Canadiens Beat Panthers

    Mar 17
    Jacob De La Rose had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 win over Florida.
  • Video - Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs 01:22

    Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past Habs

    Mar 16
    Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

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