NHL Headlines Of The WeekWith excitement surrounding the entire league, we take a look at some of the top NHL headlines from this week.
Hartnett: Watch Out Metro Division — Rebuilt Penguins Appear To Be Back On TrackAfter suffering consecutive early playoff exits at the hands of the rival Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been rebuilt to strike back.
Silverman: NHL Trade Deadline Figures To Have Some Names, Key Role PlayersSerious plans for the NHL’s March 2 trade deadline are being made right now, and it’s all about making the best possible deal.
Maple Leafs Rally In 3rd, Top Rangers 5-4Leo Komarov snapped a tie with 5:34 left, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in a game in which both teams struggled with the lead.
Kessel Scores Two, Lifts Leafs To 5-2 Win Over IslandersPhil Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 rout over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Silverman: U.S. Men's Hockey Had The Personnel, Just Not The DeterminationIf you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.
Hartnett: Redemption Or Heartbreak? Drama Dialed Up For US-Canada RematchIt's the rematch the entire hockey world has been waiting for. The U.S. will have a chance to bury some nasty demons on Friday when it faces border-rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals.
U.S. Rips Czech Republic To Set Up Dream Rematch With Canada In SemifinalsDustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.
Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey StageThe Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.
Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In QuarterfinalsThe United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.
Winter Olympics: Phil Kessel's Hat Trick Propels Red-Hot Americans Past SloveniaPhil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade.
Four Reasons To Feel Optimistic About Bruins Heading Into PlayoffsIt's easy to be down on the Bruins right now, but here's why you should like their matchup in the first round of the playoffs.