As always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics.
The New Jersey Devils finally got their first win of the 2013-14 season, a 4-0 victory over the rival New York Rangers, this past Saturday night at Prudential Center.
Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza each had a goal and two assists to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
The New York Rangers know this going forward: If they can handle the Ottawa Senators in Games 6 and 7, they will have this pressure thing down. You will face better teams if you survive, but the pressure won’t be any greater.
While Chris Neil isn’t deserving of a 25-game ban for his head-shot on Brian Boyle, it’s clear that he and his Senators teammates have targeted Boyle all series.
Only the strong survive in the NHL playoffs. Boyle has become the villain in the eyes of Senators fans while lifting himself to iconic status among Rangers backers.
Rangers’ winger Carl Hagelin was handed a three game suspension by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Matt Carkner was banned for one game.
Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Eastern Conference opening round predictions and wasn’t afraid to pick a few first round upsets.
It was a dismal President’s Day afternoon for the New York Islanders and they were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 6-0.
Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round and the Ottawa Senators snapped the New York Rangers’ season-best, five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.
Milan Michalek and Jarkko Ruutu scored 2:16 apart midway through the second, spoiling Martin Brodeur’s return to New Jersey’s lineup in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Devils on Friday night.
Strong offensive performances have sparked the Ottawa Senators to four wins in their last six games. A meeting with the foundering New York Islanders isn’t likely to slow them down yet.