1. Flyers Playoff Beards Prove Orange Is the New Dyed-Black

    The Stanley Cup Playoffs are under way and that means it's beard season. Most players who participate begin clean-shaven. Then there's Radko Gudas of the Tampa Bay Lightning who had several weeks of beard on his face Wednesday night in Game 1...

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  2. NHL.com: Sharks Plan to Break out Greatest Hits Against Kings

    The last time the San Jose Sharks faced the Los Angeles Kings, they had a franchise-record 52 hits and captured a 2-1 victory April 3 at SAP Center...

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  3. Pressing Question: Can the Sharks Get Over Past Playoff Hurdles?

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  4. Sharks' Marty Havlat, Jason Demers Healthy for This Playoff Run

    Forward Marty Havlat's playoff experience from last season amounted to two games and 11 total shifts. Defenseman Jason Demers played one game and lasted all of nine shifts.....

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 26 minutes ago 2 reads 0 comments

  5. Flyers Want to 'Punish' Rangers D-Man McDonagh

    Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh missed the last five games of the season with a shoulder injury. Fully healthy or not, he'd better be ready to battle tonight, because the visitors from Philadelphia have put a big bulls eye on him...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 30 minutes ago 251 reads 0 comments

  6. Joe Sakic, Patrick Roy Rebuilt Colorado Avalanche for Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Joe Sakic had one goal in mind when he accepted the position as Colorado Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations in May: Bring the franchise back to the elite status it had when he twice won the Stanley Cup as captain...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 37 minutes ago 28 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL.com: Bergeron Back at Bruins Practice, Feeling Good

    Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron missed two of the last three games of the regular season and sat out the third period of the third game in that stretch...

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  8. NHL Playoffs 2014: Latest 1st-Round Bracket Odds and Updated Schedule

    The NHL playoffs are the best playoffs, hands down—well, outside of the NCAA basketball tournament, perhaps—and Wednesday night was another indication of why that always holds true...

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  9. NHL Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated Postseason Bracket and 1st-Round Predictions

    The end of the NHL regular season has hockey fans across the world upset, but the start of the 2014 playoff schedule and the marquee matchups it has produced will result in everyone enjoying the sport...

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  10. Power Ranking the Goalies in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    There was a time when every playoff series prediction I made was based purely on who was playing between the pipes. There's no more critical position than goal when it comes to the postseason...

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  11. The 5 Most Impressive New York Rangers During 2013-14 Regular Season

    Playoff time is here (finally) and we can now turn the page on what was a pretty good regular season for the 2013-14 New York Rangers . Before the start of the year, the Rangers were expected to finish in that No...

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  12. Stars Show Ducks They're No Pushover

    For a game that began with utter domination by the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas's comeback Wednesday gave the Stars plenty of inspiration to carry into game two Friday night...

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  13. Coyotes Got 'complacent' with 'people Being Here Too Long,' Says GM

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  14. LeBrun: Underdog Sharks Ready to Make Noise

    For a team that had 111 points in the standings, the San Jose Sharks sure aren't getting a lot of love from prognosticators in their first-round series with the rival Los Angeles Kings ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 20 reads 0 comments

  15. NHL.com: Blues Getting Healthy, but Lineup Still in State of Flux

    The St. Louis Blues went through a full practice Wednesday at their training facility inside the St. Louis Mills Outlet Mall in preparation for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL.com: Tale of Two Seasons for Blackhawks' Special Teams

    Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks proved just how valuable a great penalty-killing effort can be through the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite having a power play that ranked 19th in the regular season (16...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  17. Jonathan Quick and Antti Niemi meet in San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings series

    Quick is one of the fastest goalies in the NHL , which is good because he's also the most aggressive and needs all that explosive mobility to cover off his positioning...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 13 reads 0 comments

  18. Lightning Fan Takes Selfie While Players Scuffle by Glass

    When hockey players scuffle, most fans can't look away. However, we live in a new age. A skirmish broke out along the glass during Game 1 of the Montreal Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning series on Wednesday...

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  19. In the Slot: Ryan Miller Confident, Eager for Playoff Challenge

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  20. Avs Lose Another Center: Mitchell out for Game 1 vs. Wild

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  21. Rangers-Flyers Could Get Nasty, It Always Has

    You don't really have to study the club's front-office directory to know there is still a lot of Bobby Clarke in these Philadelphia Flyers...

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  22. Blackhawks Are Confident to the Core

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  23. Another Stanley Cup Solidifies Blackhawks as a Dynasty

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  24. Corey Crawford Isn't Considered Elite Goalie Outside Chicago

    Patrick Sharp was smirking before the question was even finished. It wasn't the first time he heard it, and he knows it won't be the last time, either...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 41 reads 0 comments

  25. Krug Pumped at Chance to Beat Hometown Wings

    There's clearly no shortage of excitement from rookie defenseman Torey Krug when conversation turns to Boston 's first round playoff opponent from Detroit ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments