stanley cup playoffs

There Can Only Be One
The Bruins and Blackhawks, two Original 6 teams, meet for the right to raise Lord Stanley.  Boston is 9-1 in the postseason since toppling Toronto in overtime of Game 7 in the opening round.  Chicago is 7-1 since being down 3-1 to rival Detroit and beat last year's Cup champion Kings in the Western Conference Finals...
Boston Advances
Those pesky, battling, deep and teamwork-oriented Boston Bruins finished off the sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins, taking Game 4 1-0.  And now it is on to the Stanley Cup Finals.
No One Matches Boston Bruins’ Effort
The 2011 Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup because of three reasons.  One, Tim Thomas in goal.  Two, depth.  Three, effort.  It is that last one that has been increased in 2013, somehow, some way, by these current Bruins.
Boston Wins Thriller
The Pittsburgh Penguins and their maligned goaltender situation took center stage last night in Boston for game 3 of the eastern conference finals. Tomas Vokoun certainly held his own after a shaky start, but the Bruins got the overtime winner, in the 2nd OT and beat the Pens 2-1...
Back In Business
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...
Western Finals Preview
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.
Rangers Fire Tortorella
After 5 years and much success, then recent failure and unmet expectations, the NY Rangers have fired head coach John Tortorella this afternoon. Tortorella took over for Tom Renny late in 2009 and got the Rangers to the playoffs. they missed the post season the following season but then made the post season the last 3 years of Tortorella's reign...
Eastern Conference Showdown
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...
The Season Ends For The Rangers In Boston
A season that has to qualify as a disappointment ended in the Boston TD Garden, as the Bruins wore out the Rangers, and dusted off the Blueshirts 3-1 in game 5 of the eastern conference semi finals. The Bruins now move on to play Pittsburgh while the Rangers move to chalkboard for a plan to move forward...
Can The Rangers Survive For A Game 5- Bruce’s Thought Of The Day
I will probably live to regret this piece later on but putting my superstition aside the numbers say the Rangers have a good chance to keep their season alive and get out of Boston Saturday with a win. The Rangers, if nothing else, and there is plenty of reasons, have proven resilient in win or go home games...
Former NHL Captain Mike Peca Talks on The Team
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...
Rangers Are Toast
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.  Oops. The Rangers are done...

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