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Op-Ed: Blackhawks win with championship core, playoff experience

When the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 Monday to clinch their third Stanley Cup title in six years, it was no fluke.

Op-Ed: Blackhawks have Stanley Cup edge based on experience

There are compelling arguments that suggest the Chicago Blackhawks are about to become as close to a dynasty as possible in an NHL salary cap world.

'Hawks, Lightning only two still standing at NHL's playoff party

Jonathan Toews was a true leader for the Chicago Blackhawks in a decisive NHL win Sunday, while counterpart Ryan Getzlaf came up short for the Anaheim Ducks.

Both impending NHL semi-final series evenly matched

A classic clash of styles is guaranteed in the Stanley Cup final no matter what happens in the next round of the playoffs.

Ovietime joy elusive for frustrated Washington Capitals

After a 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday by the New York Rangers, they and the Washington Capitals are going in opposite directions in terms of playoff results.

Ducks subdue plucky Flames, Rangers force Game Seven

The NHL's Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks eliminated the determined Calgary Flames 3-2 Sunday and the Eastern champion New York Rangers won 4-3 to force one more game with the Washington Capitals.

Op-Ed: Which four hopefuls will survive to continue Stanley Cup quest?

Stanley Cup pretenders are being separated from the real contenders with half of the original 16 hopefuls eliminated in the first round.

One good shot enough for Tampa in 'knife fight' with Red Wings

Although Steven Stamkos kept firing blanks, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored early in the third period as Tampa eliminated the Red Wings from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Op-Ed: The Calgary Flames in tough against the Anaheim Ducks

Calgary - After surviving the Whiteout, the Anaheim Ducks are attempting to eliminate another Canadian team in their quest for the Stanley Cup. In their way is a team that is captivating their city as they continue to shock the hockey world.

Capitals in NHL second round, Lightning remain in contention

The eight best-of-seven-game NHL preliminary series have provided eye-popping saves, highlight-reel goals, comebacks, heroic comeback attempts and nasty stickwork as well as vicious hits that enflamed the emotions of players and fans.

Op-Ed: The Calgary Flames owe their success to Jay Feaster

Calgary - He was a much maligned general manager who was run out by Brian Burke who didn't like the Flames lack of size, but as the team battles the Vancouver Canucks for a trip to the second round of the NHL playoffs, Jay Feaster is a man without due credit.

Op-Ed: Trade winds swirl around Toronto Maple Leafs, club should rebuild

The losing in Toronto has been going on for years yet the club has never tried rebuilding. Starting from scratch and drafting and trading for youth and trying to find a winning formula that way. The other way ain't working — so why not?

Op-Ed: Three NHL playoff stars and three terrible trades

Whether transactions are made because of salary dumps, a playoff push, or the removal of a player that wants a change of scenery, the art of a trade is one that often leaves one team in heaven and one team in hell.

Op-Ed: The NHL should suspend Milan Lucic

You can get the lowdown (in words and video) on how Boston's Milan Lucic handled himself after the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Bruins from the NHL Playoffs Wednesday night ...

Bruins' Milan Lucic allegedly threatens Weise after loss

The Montreal Canadiens' game 7 win over arch-rival Boston Bruins is the biggest NHL story of last night, but Bruin winger Milan Lucic also hit the news. In the hand-shake line-up after it was over, Lucic, allegedly, threatened Dale Weise.

Op-Ed: P.K. Subban has more heart than entire Maple Leafs organization

What will the Leafs do if the Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup? The discrepancy between the Leafs and Habs speaks volumes to Toronto's perpetual patheticism (my word).

Hossa surprise scratch part of NHL injury culture

Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks leading scorers in the playoffs, having notched three winning shots so far this postseason. And then in game three, Hossa wasn't in the lineup for a team which desperately needed his help.

Stanley Cup Final - Bruins Blank Blackhawks 2-0

Boston - Boston used a dominating performance on both ends of the ice to beat Chicago 2-0 on Monday night and take a 2-1 lead in the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

Stanley Cup Final — Blackhawks win a thriller in 3OT

Chicago - Game one of the Stanley Cup Finals had all the suspense of a blockbuster film and in the end Chicago scored in the third overtime period to earn a hard fought 4-3 victory Wednesday night.

Canadian hockey fan lives the dream at Stanley Cup final Special

Los Angeles - Jamie Forsyth is a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-living composer and hockey fanatic. He realized a long-held dream when he witnessed the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup.

NHL: Predators rookie Bourque helps Nashville top Detroit

Nashville - Rookie left winger Gabriel Bourque led the Predators to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings despite having nerves about his first ever playoff appearance.

NHL: Flyers rally late to top Penguins in Game 1

Pittsburgh - The opening game of the NHL playoffs featured one of the most storied interstate rivalries in sports that looked to be a wash for Pittsburgh after the first period, but a resilient Philly team mounted a late game comeback.

Op-Ed: NHL Playoffs Western Conference Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are once again at the top of the heap in the Western Conference. Do they have what it takes to get back to the finals, or will the riots start early?

Op-Ed: NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Preview

The NHL season is finally over and the playoffs are set. The Eastern Conference lineup features a few perennial favorites as well as a resurgent New York Rangers team.

Op-Ed: Maple Leafs hit bottom, time for Ron Wilson to hit the pavement

The Toronto Maple Leaf players clearly like GM Brian Burke, to a man they were grateful he had faith in them after leaving the team intact during the yearly sideshow known as the NHL trade deadline. But, it would seem, they don't like coach Ron Wilson.

Bruins force Game 7 with win over Canucks in Stanley Cup Final

Mark Recchi had three assists and Michael Ryder had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins once again beat the Vancouver Canucks soundly on home-ice by a score of 5-2 to force a deciding Game 7 back in Vancouver on Wednesday.

NHL: All eyes on Canucks as they host Bruins in pivotal Game 5

After Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Vancouver Canucks and their fans had to be feeling good about their chances of raising the franchises first ever championship banner. Now, heading into Game 5, that confidence seems all but shattered.

Bruins chase Luongo, blank Canucks in Game 4 to even series

Tim Thomas made 38 saves for his third shutout of the 2011 playoffs and Rich Peverley had two goals as the Boston Bruins dominated the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-0 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL: Bruins’ Recchi looking to hoist third Stanley Cup

At 43 years old, Boston Bruins forward Mark Recchi is still a valuable commodity around the NHL. Currently in his 22nd season Recchi may not be the top-flight forward he once was, but he’s still playing a major impact on the Bruins Stanley Cup run.

Bruins' Horton out for playoffs, Rome suspended 4 games

The Boston Bruins took a huge blow today as news broke that Nathan Horton will be out for the remainder of the playoffs. Horton suffered a severe concussion last night on a hit by Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome, and was taken off the ice on a stretcher.
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