Silverman: Defending Champion Blackhawks Nearly Ready To Hear The Final CountIt’s dangerous to count out the defending champions, but we saw several vulnerabilities with the Chicago Blackhawks throughout the season.
Isles Clinch Playoff Berth With 4-3 OT Win Over WashingtonThomas Hickey scored with 2:47 left in overtime, Christopher Gibson made 29 saves in his first NHL start and the New York Islanders clinched a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
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.
Late Goal Downs Islanders In Overtime Against CapitalsJustin Williams scored with 43.2 seconds left in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.
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.
Ovechkin Scores Deciding Goal For Washington Capitals' 3-2 Win Over DevilsThe Capitals entered the third period with a 1-0 lead on a goal by left winger Andre Burakowsky and avoided a second loss when leading after two periods this season (28-0-1).
Islanders Fall Short To Capitals, 3-2Alex Ovechkin, back in the lineup after sitting out Tuesday's game, scored the go-ahead goal with 2:40 left.
10 Notable Omissions From 2016 NHL All-Star GameThe 2016 NHL All-Star Game is set to take place Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee, and the league hopes the new 3-on-3 format and division tournament will breathe life back into the event.
Friedman: Islanders Have Learned Very Little Since Playoff Loss To CapsThe Washington Capitals have turned into an elite contender, while the New York Islanders have been unable to take that next step.
Hartnett: Capitals Exploited Rangers, Showed They Are Class Of MetroAs the NHL's holiday break nears, the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are Metropolitan Division rivals going in opposite directions.
Lundqvist Stops 32 Shots As Rangers Beat Caps 5-2 In Semifinal RematchGoaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves as the New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in a rematch of last season's conference semifinals.
Cardiac Rangers Advance To East Finals To Face LightningIt would seem there are two certainties ahead for the Rangers. First, they will see some very familiar faces in the lineup of their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals. Second, they will play lots of one-goal games.

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