The task facing the Pittsburgh Penguins is not unlike the deficit the LA Kings were facing going into game 3 of the eastern conference finals-with 1 exception. A HUGE exception. The Kings played game 3 at home, and home is where they have done their best work so far in the playoffs
Bruins-Penguins had the most intrigue of any Stanley Cup playoff series for the simple reason that the two teams play completely different styles. Boston plays tough and with depth and scores big goals at big times. Pittsburgh scores all the time and flies up and down the ice, the total finesse team that relies on superstar players.
The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. The Kings raised Lord Stanley in 2012 as the first 8-seed to do so. Now, these two teams will face-off in the Western Conference Finals for the right to play for the Cup again. Here is a series preview.
The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins will play in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. Two distinct styles of play will be on display in this match-up. The Bruins, with their deep team and four lines, like to punish the opponent with forechecking and winning battles in the corners, eventually scoring the big goal
Let's be honest for a minute - it is no big secret to fans of 104.5 "The Team" that Bruce Jacobs is one of the biggest die-hard fans of the New York Rangers in the entire Capital Region. With the pompous attitude he brings with every victory and borderline depression he carries with every loss, the host of "Game On" every weekday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. is very open about his love for the Blueshirts through thick and thin.
Mike Lindsley recently talked with former NHL player and captain (Sabres and Islanders) Mike Peca about the NHL playoffs, Peca's Stanley Cup runs and what hockey teams look like when you know they are going to win at the most crucial times
The Rangers were a dangerous team heading into the playoffs. Star goalie, Rick Nash's supposed Broadway playoff hunger, depth, last year's experience of losing in the conference finals, the magic of Madison Square Garden
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