NHLN Playoff Notebook: Boyle Foils an Islanders Win, Smashville Smackdown, and A St. Louis Blue-out

Scott Maxwell
May 04 2016 09:35AM


The Tampa Bay Lightning faced three deficits in game three, including one with a minute left, but managed to overcome the odds and slip ahead 5-4 in OT. The Nashville Predators looked to get on the board in the series, and did so with the help of the captain. The St. Louis Blues laid a beat down on the Dallas Stars in their home debut of the series.

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NHLN Playoff Notebook: Oshie Hat Trick, and Flashback to the First Round

Scott Maxwell
April 29 2016 09:16AM


There wasn't much hockey on last night, but there was no shortage of entertaining hockey, as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals faced off for the first time in these playoffs.

Also, the nominations for the Frank J. Selke were announced, and for the second consecutive day, fans were left puzzled by one of the nominees.

Finally, it's Friday, so kick back in your chair that you're supposed to be doing work in, relax, and let's take one last look at some interesting stats from the first round.

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2016 Stanley Cup Second Round Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Scott Maxwell
April 28 2016 01:39PM


Sidney Crosby. Alex Ovechkin. Evgeni Malkin. Nicklas Backstrom. Phil Kessel. Evgeny Kuznetsov. It's a star-studded series in the East, as the long waited return of the Crosby vs. Ovechkin series commences tonight between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals are looking to conquer their demons, and get past the second round for the first time since 1998, when they went to the Cup Finals and were swept by the Detroit Red Wings, while the Penguins also look to get over the hump and advance to the Conference Finals for only the second time since their 2009 Cup win (and make sure that first round pick in Toronto is as bad as possible). Without further ado, let's take an in-depth of this Conference Fin...I mean, Semifinals series.

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NHLN Playoff Notebook: A Brick Wall in Washington, Double Overtime, and Exorcizing Demons

Scott Maxwell
April 23 2016 09:04AM



The Washington Capitals, after failing to advance in Game 4, looked to finish off the Philadelphia Flyers...and stumbled face first into a brick wall by the name of Michal Neuvirth. The New York Islanders looked to take the lead in a 2-2 series against the Florida Panthers, and it took double overtime and a goal from a rookie defenseman to get the job done. The San Jose Sharks put an end to their choking ways after exiling the Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs. Also, the Minnesota Wild decide to stick around for another game after an overtime win against the Dallas Stars.

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The chances for a comeback for each team on the brink of elimination

Scott Maxwell
April 21 2016 09:06AM


The Detroit Red Wings have dug themselves into a deep hole heading into tonight's game, as they are looking at a 3-1 deficit against the Lightning. However, they aren't the only team stuck in a rut, as five teams are facing elimination right now, and we could see up to seven, depending on how the Pittsburgh-New York and Anaheim-Nashville games go tonight. So, what are the odds of them coming back? Let's take a look.

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