Intrigue Prevails in Metallurg vs Lev Series of Gagarin Cup Finals
After initial loss at home against Lev (Prague) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) sweepingly won in the second game. Metallurg’s victory with the 4:1 score showed that the team from the Urals could do everything on the rink and it just needed a proper thrashing in order to wake up for a bit of hockey a…
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Intrigue Prevails in Metallurg vs Lev Series of Gagarin Cup Finals

After initial loss at home against Lev (Prague) Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) sweepingly won in the second game. Metallurg’s victory with the 4:1 score showed that the team from the Urals could do everything on the rink and it just needed a proper thrashing in order to wake up for a bit of hockey a…

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Los Angeles Kings On the Brink After 4-3 Overtime Loss to Sharks
  Jonathan Quick was better in game 3, but not enough to avoid a third straight loss. 
They say baseball is a game of inches. In hockey, sometimes a fraction of an inch is all it takes to turn a big win into a crushing loss.
Nobody knows that better than the Los Angeles Kings, who came within a…
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Los Angeles Kings On the Brink After 4-3 Overtime Loss to Sharks

Jonathan Quick was better in game 3, but not enough to avoid a third straight loss. They say baseball is a game of inches. In hockey, sometimes a fraction of an inch is all it takes to turn a big win into a crushing loss. Nobody knows that better than the Los Angeles Kings, who came within a…

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Joel Ward: Washington Capitals Unsung Hero
Joel Ward Has A Career Season With the Washington Capitals
  (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) 
When people first think of the Washington Capitals, they think of Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom.  No one really thinks about someone like Joel Ward.  But Ward quietly goes about his business o…
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Joel Ward: Washington Capitals Unsung Hero

Joel Ward Has A Career Season With the Washington Capitals (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) When people first think of the Washington Capitals, they think of Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom.  No one really thinks about someone like Joel Ward.  But Ward quietly goes about his business o…

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Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty. 
The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series a quick one, ending it in four or five games, so it may not surprise most hockey fans that the Pens are up… …
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Penguins Offensive Firepower, Empty.

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves up two games to one versus a young Columbus Blue Jacket team. Everyone, except for ESPN’s Barry Melrose, expected the Pens to make this series a quick one, ending it in four or five games, so it may not surprise most hockey fans that the Pens are up… …

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Phoenix Coyotes: No Concerns about Goaltender Mike Smith
  Mike Smith (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI) 
Much has been made of Mike Smith and his inconsistent play this past season. However I have no concerns that he is a solid goaltender for the Coyotes and one that they can win with. He may not be in the same class as a Tuukka Rask or Jonathan Quick, but when…
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Phoenix Coyotes: No Concerns about Goaltender Mike Smith

Mike Smith (Ric Tapia/Icon SMI) Much has been made of Mike Smith and his inconsistent play this past season. However I have no concerns that he is a solid goaltender for the Coyotes and one that they can win with. He may not be in the same class as a Tuukka Rask or Jonathan Quick, but when…

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AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: First Round Predictions
The American Hockey League playoffs get underway Wednesday night as 16 clubs begin battle for the Calder Cup. The Grand Rapids Griffins hoisted last season’s championship trophy and are in the playoffs again this year. Below is a preview of the Eastern Conference matchups as a playoff journey in …
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AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: First Round Predictions

The American Hockey League playoffs get underway Wednesday night as 16 clubs begin battle for the Calder Cup. The Grand Rapids Griffins hoisted last season’s championship trophy and are in the playoffs again this year. Below is a preview of the Eastern Conference matchups as a playoff journey in …

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Kari Lehtonen Makes Statement in First Playoff Win
Not that he needed to prove it to anyone in Dallas, but Kari Lehtonen’s first career playoff victory showed the hockey world the greatness that he is capable of.
Lehtonen put everything he had on display during the Dallas Stars’ 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Con…
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Kari Lehtonen Makes Statement in First Playoff Win

Not that he needed to prove it to anyone in Dallas, but Kari Lehtonen’s first career playoff victory showed the hockey world the greatness that he is capable of. Lehtonen put everything he had on display during the Dallas Stars’ 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Con…

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Is This the Beginning to the End of Jonathan Quick?
Jonathan Quick has been the worst goaltender through the start of the 2014 NHL Playoffs. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as his numbers are the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury during the 2012 and 2013 playoffs. However, the question has be asked while watching his performance through the first two g…
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Is This the Beginning to the End of Jonathan Quick?

Jonathan Quick has been the worst goaltender through the start of the 2014 NHL Playoffs. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as his numbers are the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury during the 2012 and 2013 playoffs. However, the question has be asked while watching his performance through the first two g…

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15 hours ago
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Washington Capitals, Ryan Stoa Haven’t Talked Contract
With the Hershey Bears season over, the team looks to make some changes to get back to the AHL postseason in the 2014-15 campaign. The team only has a few players under contract for next year, with a lot of their roster to be determined by Washington along with AHL signees by Hershey GM Doug…
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Washington Capitals, Ryan Stoa Haven’t Talked Contract

With the Hershey Bears season over, the team looks to make some changes to get back to the AHL postseason in the 2014-15 campaign. The team only has a few players under contract for next year, with a lot of their roster to be determined by Washington along with AHL signees by Hershey GM Doug…

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18 hours ago
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Canadiens’ Rene Bourque Making A Difference 
 Rene Bourque scored 11 seconds into Game 3 against the Lightning helping the Canadiens take a 3-0 series lead. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
The Montreal Canadiens can sweep away the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at the Bell Centre and the Canadiens can thank Rene Bourque for the s…
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Canadiens’ Rene Bourque Making A Difference

Rene Bourque scored 11 seconds into Game 3 against the Lightning helping the Canadiens take a 3-0 series lead. (Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports) The Montreal Canadiens can sweep away the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at the Bell Centre and the Canadiens can thank Rene Bourque for the s…

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