Stanley Cup Playoffs
This time, the Rangers are not burdened by an overbearing coach who specialized in wearing down his players instead of building them up.
The Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series is set to begin on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, but the nastiness has already begun.
Since these two teams are no strangers to each other on the ice, it’s not surprising the playoff prices would increase once the Flyers showed up on the Rangers’ playoff schedule.
Any goalie can catch fire and carry a team to glory, one key injury can suddenly decimate the hopes of a legitimate Cup contender and an unheralded player can step forward and have the series of his life.
Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 16, and despite the new format, you can expect the same fast-paced, exciting hockey you crave this time of year.
It’s been 17 years since the Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs. There’s a sense of enormity brewing ahead of what should be a memorable, tightly fought, blood-and-guts kind of series.
If you are an old school hockey fan you have to hope the Columbus Blue Jackets take the rest of the regular season off. That way, the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers can resume a rivalry that’s among the most storied in the NHL.
The niceties and pleasantries in the Stanley Cup Final are no more.
If the Bruins want to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here are three keys to get them there.
Hockey fans who endured another lockout are in for a treat that’ll cap a sprint of a season.
Patrick Kane’s double overtime winner secured the Hawks place in the Stanley Cup Final where they will take on the Boston Bruins.
Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Head coach Joel Quenneville made one thing clear: The Blackhawks had to get the puck to Patrick Kane.
The Boston Bruins are looking to complete the sweep and close out the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.