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2 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of Each NHL Playoff Series

Three nights into the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, each team has seen some action.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ondrej Palat, Ben Bishop, Anders Lindback, NHL Players

Fri Apr 18, 2014

How Faceprices For Bruins Playoff Tickets Are Killing The Secondary Ticket Market

The Bruins have a long history of success with six Stanley Cups championships, most recently in 2010-11.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

CBS Local

Kings, Quick Unfazed After Falling 6-3 To Sharks In Game 1

Jonathan Quick realizes that even the NHL's best defensive team is powerless against a few bad bounces of the puck.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Alec Martinez, Robyn Regehr, Jonathan Quick, NHL Players

Inside Bay Area

Live Stanley Cup playoffs chat: Sharks vs. Kings, Game 2, Sunday at

Join Curtis Pashelka for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference playofs between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Brent Burns, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division

Northwest Herald

Musick: Bollig at home on the road in St. Louis

The Blackhawks' 27-year-old winger could have relaxed with the trophy at a lake house or partied with it at a ritzy club.


Related Topix: Sports, Paul Stastny, NHL Players, Ben Bishop, Chris Butler, Patrick Maroon

Western Conference Playoff Capsules

The Stars took two of three from the Ducks, scoring 11 goals in the process, but the two teams haven't met since February 1. Four of the league's top-10 scorers get together for what looks to be a lamp-lighting frenzy.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Players, Jamie Benn

Our choices for NHL awards

Perhaps because it is expected with a player of his stature and skill, Sidney Crosby posted the NHL's third 100-point season since 2010, and even the most hardcore hockey observers did little more than shrug their shoulders.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Pascal Dupuis, Anaheim Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf

ABC News

Stastny Leads Avs to 5-4 OT Win Over Wild

Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Kyle Brodziak, NHL Players, Paul Stastny, Joe Sakic


Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division, Marc-Andre Cliche, Paul Stastny, Patrick Roy, NHL Players

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Miami Herald

NHL Playoff Capsules

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, Alexander Steen, NHL Players, Jaden Schwartz, David Backes

Defending Big D

2014 NHL Playoffs Watching Thread: Rangers/Flyers, Hawks/Blues, Wild/Avs, Kings/Sharks

More playoff hockey. Get your dose in now, because before you know it we're in the doldrums of August and begging for hockey to return.


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Contra Costa Times

Sharks will start Antti Niemi in goal

The expected became official as Antti Niemi will start in goal for the Sharks when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.


Related Topix: Sports, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Antti Niemi, Alex Stalock, NHL Players, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division

Blackhhawk up

Stanley Cup Playoffs Viewing Party: Live Streaming, TV Listings & More

The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off tonight with three games with two from the Eastern Conference and one late night tilt from the Western Conference.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Ben Bishop, NHL Players, Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Atlantic Division

Salt Lake Tribune

NHL playoffs: Dale Weise lifts Montreal over Tampa Bay in overtime

Tampa, Fla. a Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Dale Weise, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, Carey Price, Daniel Briere

Denver Post

Joe Sakic draws parallel between current Avs, Nordiques of his youth

The excitement in Joe Sakic's voice was just as well expressed on his face. The former Avalanche captain, now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, is jazzed about the team being in the playoffs again.


Related Topix: Sports, Joe Sakic, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene, Jan Hejda, Cory Sarich

Tualatin Times

Got the power

The Portland fans cheer as an opposing player goes to the penalty box, and out on the ice skate five Winterhawks: Derrick Pouliot, Nic Petan, Taylor Leier, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Brendan Leipsic.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

NHL playoffs

Many Blackhawks fans are nervously comparing this year's very good team to last year's unbelievable Team of Destiny.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, St. Louis Blues, David Backes, T.J Oshie

Langley Times

NHL Preview: Predictions, Assumptions, and Bold Calls for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Full disclosure, right up front: my preseason Stanley Cup picks were the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Detroit Red Wings, Mike Babcock, NHL Players, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist

The Winnipeg Free Press

Maurice returning to coach NHL's Jets

Paul Maurice, who stated remaining in Winnipeg would be a family decision, is staying behind the bench of the Jets.


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Pucks And Pitchforks

2014 NHL Playoff Predictions: Western Conference Quarterfinals

Apr 3, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton controls the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Joe Thornton, NHL Players, Joe Pavelski, Matt Greene, NHL Pacific Division