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CHL Prospect Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs. London Knights – May 16

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CHL Prospect Report: Val d’Or Foreurs vs. London Knights – May 16

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) The Val d’Or Foreurs opened up the tournament with a bang, picking up a 1-0 win over the London Knights in front of almost 9,000 strong. Despite outshooting Val d’Or 51-28, London was unable to beat goaltender Antoine Bibeau and opened the tournament with a loss as a result. Some thoughts […]

The time I broke the Memorial Cup

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The time I broke the Memorial Cup

In the summer of 2005, yours truly was a pudgy young boy attended a hockey camp in hopes of improving his playing ability. Despite having zero foot-speed or any endurance whatsoever — it wasn’t uncommon to see me hunched over on the bench with a puffer in hand — I continued to trudge away and […]

Gustafsson decides to leave Flyers for KHL

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Gustafsson decides to leave Flyers for KHL

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) First reported early Friday morning by Sports.ru’s Igor Eronko, Philadelphia Flyers RFA Erik Gustafsson has inked a deal with Avantgard Omsk of the KHL. Though the report was confirmed by a pair of Swedish newspapers, it was not completely clear for hours as to whether or not Gustafsson would actually be […]

Los Angeles Kings look to avoid elimination for sixth time in tonight’s Game 7

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Los Angeles Kings look to avoid elimination for sixth time in tonight’s Game 7

By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo) For the Los Angeles Kings, elimination games have become a part of their destiny. They’ve already faced five such contests during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and will do it again in tonight’s Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center to determine which team will take on the Chicago […]

Anaheim Ducks use last years loss as tonight’s Game 7 motivation

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Anaheim Ducks use last years loss as tonight’s Game 7 motivation

By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo) The Anaheim Ducks don’t have a record in their Game 7 past to give them the confidence their Los Angeles opponent is feeding off of. Instead, Bruce Boudreau and his team have a chip on their shoulders and a message they wear on their chests because of failed attempts. Something they […]

Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins get set for Game 7 thriller tonight

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Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins get set for Game 7 thriller tonight

Boston Bruins’ defenseman Zdeno Chara will be making his 11th career Game 7 appearance tonight at TD Garden as he and his teammates prepare to battle the Montreal Canadiens in what will likely be must-see-TV. The winner of tonight’s Game 7  will meet up with the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals after […]

New York Rangers’ fans raise money to pay Henrik Lundqvist’s fine… Kind of

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New York Rangers’ fans raise money to pay Henrik Lundqvist’s fine… Kind of

The NHL fined New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist $5,000 on Monday for his actions during Game 6 where he used his water bottle as a squirt gun on Sidney Crosby at the conclusion of the second period, and it didn’t take long for fans of the Blueshirts to come up with a way to […]

New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 7 by the numbers

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New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 7 by the numbers

For the second time this Spring, the New York Rangers have found themselves heading into a do-or-die Game 7, with the winner of tonight’s matchup making an Eastern Conference Final berth. The Blueshirts, who took Game 1 at Consol Energy Center before dropping their next three, look to complete their comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins […]

Nick Ritchie Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Peterborough Petes

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Nick Ritchie Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Peterborough Petes

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Nick Ritchie Age – 18 Position – Left Wing Height – 6′3″ Weight – 229 Draft Projection: Top-10 OHL Team: Peterborough Petes 2013 Regular Season Stats: 39 goals, 35 assists, 74 points, +4, 136PIM, 61 games played 2013 Playoff Stats: 5 goals, 5 assists, 10 points, 24PIM, 11 games played NHL […]

Rangers defeat Penguins 5-1 in Game 5 – Knee-Jerk Reactions

  By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) – Healthy or not, the Rangers received what they’ve been missing from Ryan McDonagh tonight. He was positionally sound, and was consistently responsible with the puck. McDonagh had 23 zone starts (tied with Dan Girardi for the most of any Ranger tonight), and 19 of them were either in the […]