1. Brandon Saad and Torey Krug: A Tale of 2 Rookies in the Stanley Cup Final

    Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad issued an awakening in his first-ever Stanley Cup Final game Wednesday night. Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug endured one...

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  2. Stanley Cup Final 2013: Game 2 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The NHL ’s first nonconference contest in over a year (by one day, to be exact) went 52 minutes and eight seconds above the standard 60-minute brim...

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  3. NHL Stanley Cup Final 2013: Critical Keys for the Boston Bruins

    The answer to the question of what the Boston Bruins fundamentally need in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals breeds the deeper inquiry of how they ensure more of the same winning formula...

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  4. Ranking the Most Likely Destinations for the Top 2013 NHL Free Agents

    In one of the NHL ’s first major offseason moves of 2013, would-be free agent Sergei Gonchar reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars, who had just traded for his rights with the Ottawa Senators...

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  5. Bruins vs. Penguins: Game 4 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    Just as they did in the second round, the Pittsburgh Penguins have lost Game 3 of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Finals in double overtime, 2-1...

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  6. Stanley Cup History: 7 NHL Goalies Who Made Fans Forget Their Predecessors

    All four of the most recent Stanley Cup champions constitute the last four teams in the hunt for the 2013 championship. Yet only Jonathan Quick of Los Angeles has stayed with his current team as the starting goaltender since winning his first title...

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  7. Pens vs. Bruins Game 3 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    As the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Final switches sites, the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are percolating polar memories of the last time they each faced the Philadelphia Flyers in a Stanley Cup playoff series...

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  8. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 2 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    For the first time in either the Boston Bruins’ or the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run, one of these teams is trailing in a series. That was inevitable after Game 1 of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference Final...

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  9. Chicago Blackhawks: Why They Have the NHL's Top Captain-Coach Duo Right Now

    The Chicago Blackhawks continued a pair of characteristic patterns when they won Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinal Wednesday night, 2-1, in overtime. The win completed a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Detroit Red Wings ...

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  10. The Biggest Reason Why Each NHL Conference Finalist Can Win the Stanley Cup

    The top goaltender from the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs is in his regal position on the postseason leaderboard yet again at the halfway mark of the 2013 tournament. Ditto the highest-producing scorer from the 2011 playoffs...

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  11. Bruins vs. Penguins: Game 1 Preview, TV Info and Predictions

    The last two members of the NHL ’s Eastern Conference to win the Stanley Cup will clash for the right to play for another crown in the third round of the 2013 playoffs...

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  12. 10 NHL Players Ready to Emerge as Stars in the 2013-14 Season

    Several young NHL skaters, each with no more than one or two seasons in the league to their credit, are not certified big-timers…yet...

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  13. The Signature Highlight from Each Remaining 2013 NHL Playoff Team (Video)

    Going into Sunday night’s Game 6 between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, 10 Stanley Cup playoff series had already finished. San Jose's season-saving 2-1 triumph means there are still six teams standing in contention for the Cup in 2013...

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  14. 10 Best Combined Playing and Coaching Careers in NHL History

    Patrick Roy, who plugged the Colorado Avalanche vacancy on Thursday , is all but indisputably the best former NHL goaltender to return to the league as a head coach...

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  15. Stock Watch for the Top Free-Agents-to-Be in the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Several participants in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are playing for a byproduct of team success...

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  16. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Biggest Rumors, Speculation Around the NHL

    Almost exactly a full decade after he announced his retirement from playing, Patrick Roy is popping up in multiple contexts and multiple NHL cities...

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  17. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Are Contributions from Captains an Underrated Factor?

    When Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson deflected a last-minute equalizer en route to a dramatic 2-1 overtime win Sunday night, he capped a Stanley Cup playoff weekend dense with unexpected achievements...

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  18. 10 Biggest Takeaways from the 2013 World Hockey Championship

    There is always something to watch for when NHL personnel―whether it's the players, prospects or coaches―engage in on-ice competition of any sort...

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  19. Stanley Cup Playoffs: NHL Players with Impressive, but Underpublicized Stats

    Two otherworldly individual shutout streaks came to an end during Thursday night’s NHL playoff action...

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  20. 5-Year Projections for the Top Stars in the 2013 NHL Draft

    Seth Jones , Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin are part of one of history’s more memorable build-ups to the NHL entry draft when their respective teams face off in the Memorial Cup this weekend...

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  21. Ranking the 10 Most Overrated Players in the 2nd Round of the NHL Playoffs

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are a prime time for detecting overrated NHL players. This is generally when the game has a greater presence of casual followers who are too quick to judge based on name recognition or a small sample of performances...

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  22. 2013 NHL Draft: Why NHL Fans Do Not Want to Miss the 2013 Memorial Cup

    Is it Saturday yet? That is when each of the top three 2013 NHL draft prospects, as determined by Central Scouting , will intersect for their respective teams’ Memorial Cup opener in Canada in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan...

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  23. Most Important Lessons from Round 1 of the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    It is fitting that the Stanley Cup playoffs always coincide with final projects and exams for high school and college students. In each of those venues, toiling participants are learning and relearning in a rigorous fashion...

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  24. Boston Bruins: Game 5 of the Toronto Series Will Be a Test of Their Growth

    For Friday night’s Game 5 of the 2013 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Boston Bruins will presumably dress five holdovers from the last game of their 2008 playoff run under then-first-year head coach Claude Julien ...

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  25. Ranking the 10 Strangest Moments in NHL Playoff History

    Spring weather and spring fever―or, rather, Stanley Cup fever―each have an overwhelming track record of percolating peculiar events around the NHL playoffs...

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