Silverman: Crosby, Penguins Get Redemption On Way To Capturing CupIt’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Pittsburgh Penguins proved that old adage over the last four months, and they were rewarded with the Stanley Cup for their efforts.
Silverman: Jones Saves Sharks And Now Pressure Is On PenguinsSuddenly, some real drama has been infused into the Stanley Cup Final.
Silverman: Toothless Sharks Still Have A Shot At The Cup, In TheoryOn the surface, there’s no reason in the world the San Jose Sharks can’t still make a series of the Stanley Cup Final. Well, it's a nice thought, anyway.
Silverman: Role Players, Rookies Have Taken Over Stanley Cup FinalWhile all four are having an impact through the first three games of the championship, the lesser-known players on both teams have been the decisive players thus far.
Hartnett: Big-Game Joel Ward Proving To Be An Indispensable Glue Player For SharksThe Sharks are 4-0 when Ward scores a goal this postseason. His latest came at 8:48 of the third period when he unleashed a powerful slapshot past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, forcing overtime.
Silverman: Desperate Sharks Need Huge Effort From 'Big 3' In Game 3The San Jose Sharks entered the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins knowing they fully belonged. Through two games, something is wrong.
Hartnett: Sharks Need To Stop Crying And Figure Out How To Stop CrosbySidney Crosby is dominating the San Jose Sharks and they can't take it.
Hartnett: Pens' Crosby Remains The Standard By Which All Are MeasuredThere's always been something about Sidney Crosby that separates him from other stars in the NHL.
Long Road To Stanley Cup Final Ends For Rebuilt Sharks And PenguinsIt wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for the Pittsburgh Penguins to get back to the championship round.
Silverman: Caps, Rangers, Lightning Out To Ruin Blackhawks' Cup PlansWait just a minute. The hockey season is not over and they have not awarded yet another Stanley Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Silverman: East Is Finally Ready To Beat West In Stanley Cup FinalWhen it comes to winning championships, the Western Conference has ruled the National Hockey League for a while. But that's about to change.
Silverman: Washed Up, Huh? Richards Plays Key Role In Blackhawks' Run To GloryBrad Richards left New York in the most ignominious of fashions. The Rangers had no use for him and issued a compliance buyout of his contract.