Three Stanley Cup contenders who could choke early in the playoffs
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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…Share Tweet
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 …Share Tweet
Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin scores gorgeous breakaway goal on Carey Price in Drouin’s hometownthehockeynews.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 …Share Tweetthehockeynews.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 …Share Tweet
Getting To Know: Jeff Petrythehockeynews.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…Share TweetNHL.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...Share Tweet
Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchupsthehockeynews.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…Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share Tweet
CHL playoffs: The most intriguing first-round matchupsthehockeynews.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…Share Tweet
Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning can clinch ThursdayNHL.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...Share Tweet
Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffsthehockeynews.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…Share Tweet
Boudreau, Ducks see captain Ryan Getzlaf as Hart Trophy candidateNHL.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...Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past HabsESPN.com Mar 25Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OTShare TweetNHL.com Mar 24NASHVILLE, 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...Share Tweet
Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from knees on Habs superstar Carey PricePredators 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 …Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 24Is 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…Share Tweet
Prospect Hot List: Casey Fitzgerald’s deep hockey rootsSince 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…Share TweetBefore 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Mar 23Hamburgers 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Mar 22Last 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 22No. 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…Share Tweet
Plekanec goal, Price's second straight shutout, lift Canadiens over Sharks 2-0NHL.com Mar 21MONTREAL - 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...Share Tweet
Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 seasonthehockeynews.com Mar 21Canadiens 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…Share Tweet
Canadiens Blank HurricanesMar 19Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLMar 17John 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.
Canadiens Beat PanthersMar 17Jacob De La Rose had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 win over Florida.
Stamkos, Bolts Muscle Past HabsMar 16Steven Stamkos scored two goals in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Canadiens.
The Best Guess DraftApr 1Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you …
Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr spar again in Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State War…Mar 31Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr's latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday night.
ESPN NowMar 31The nation's leading shot-blocker this season, LSU's Jordan Mickey, is going pro after his sophomore season. Insider Chad Ford: "While Mickey projects...
ESPN NowMar 31LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey is jumping to the NBA after leading the nation with 3.65 blocks per game this season. His 219 career swats are second-most...