May 09 2016 12:01PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning advance to the Conference Final for the second year in a row, even though the real Eastern Conference Final is technically being played right now between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. On the other side, the St. Louis Blues have a chance to advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2001, which gives a nice reminder of some goaltending issues they've dealt with in the past, and how that's showing up right here for the Dallas Stars. And the Nashville Predators return home tonight for Game 6 with the San Jose Sharks, which means an automatic win, right? Since they're at home?
May 09 2016 11:02AM
Jon Steitzer may be moving on from the Nations Network, but his consolidated draft rankings were such a useful little tool for looking at where exactly all of the top prospects stand in the eyes of the scouts that I knew I had to keep the tradition going. So I made my own.
May 07 2016 07:30AM
Well, you can’t say that they didn’t try. The New York Islanders came into the fourth game of their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in desperate need of a win after dropping the previous two games, but they couldn’t get the job done.
Now, the Lightning are one win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, which really isn’t something that was expected of them when it was announced that captain Steven Stamkos was sidelined for the final stretch of the season due to a blood clot in his arm.
May 06 2016 09:21AM
Hockey fans got more than what they bargained for tonight, as both games went to overtime. First, despite an interesting gaff, the Dallas Stars managed to tie the series in St. Louis, and head home for the now best of 3 series in a 3-2 win. Then, the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks made you decide between the value of sleep and watching hockey in a triple overtime epic.
May 06 2016 07:00AM
Last month we asked you, the fine citizens of The Nation, to let us know who your favourite fighter(s) of all time was. Weeks later, after running the numbers through a massive bank of supercomputers, we've tabulated the results. AND NOW WE VOTE!