NHLN Playoff Notebook: Not quite enough from the Islanders

Cam Lewis
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. 

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NHLN Playoff Notebook: St. Louis is Seeing (Too Many) Stars, and Triple Overtime in Nashville

Scott Maxwell
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.

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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!

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 06 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs and Jets win draft lottery, breaking down Mathews vs. Laine, Stamkos to Leafs more plausible now, who replaces Bob Hartley in Calgary, Benning and Canucks look for a forward at 5, picking 4th does not do the Oilers any good, all kinds of draft news, helping Fort McMurray and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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NHLN Playoff Notebook: The Capitals are on the brink

Cam Lewis
May 05 2016 10:43AM

There are two ways you can look at this Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game last night. Either you look at it as the Capitals — the NHL’s vest team this season, the one that was expected to roll, maybe not easily, but with some amount of difficulty to the Stanley Cup Finals — failing yet again to get the job done. Or, you can look at as the Penguins — who have been the hottest team in the league since the turn of the New Year — playing a damn good game and capitalizing on their chances. 

Regardless of how you want to spin it, the perspective you take, or which narrative you subscribe to, the Penguins have the Capitals’ backs right up against the wall, and it’s going to be very, very difficult for them to come back and win this series.

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