1. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Most Unexpected Storylines to Emerge in 1st Round

    The 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs are just over a week old and all of the series in the quarterfinals are at least three games old, which means that plenty of storylines have started to emerge...

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  2. Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    The first home playoff game in over nine years for the Toronto Maple Leafs didn't go according to plan as they were defeated by the Boston Bruins by a final score of 5-2...

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  3. Power Ranking the Top Stars in the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Almost every 2013 NHL playoff series is three games old now, which means that some of the league's best players have had ample time to impose their game upon the opposition...

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  4. 10 Burning Questions Midway Through First Round of 2013 NHL Playoffs

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are at least two games old for each ongoing series, and several important questions have emerged already. Heading into the playoffs, there were some obvious story lines...

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  5. Maple Leafs vs. Bruins: Instant Analysis, Updates and Score

    The goals didn't come in the first period of Game 2 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, but once they started, they didn't stop the rest of the way through...

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  6. Young NHL Skaters Ready to Break Out Next Season

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are underway, but that doesn't mean that it's too early to look forward to the 2014 NHL regular season and which young players could make an impact. Few things invigorate a fanbase like a possible young star...

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  7. The 10 Greatest NHL Playoff Beards of the Past Decade

    The tradition of the playoff beard is alive and well, from the guys skating in the 2013 NHL playoffs all the way down to the most minor of leagues across North America and Europe...

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  8. 5 NHL Stars Who Will Likely Be on the Move with a Poor Postseason Performance

    With the 2013 NHL playoffs underway, the pressure around the league has certainly ratcheted up a notch—it's during the games that players don't get paid for where they actually earn their money...

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  9. Upset Meter for Every First-Round NHL Playoff Series

    The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs open on Tuesday night, and that means that the upset meters finally have a chance to kick into high gear...

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  10. 2013 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery 1st-Round Predictions

    The 2013 NHL draft came one step closer with the conclusion of the lottery draft, and the Colorado Avalanche should thank the hockey gods for the chance to draft Seth Jones with the first overall selection...

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  11. Preview and Prediction for Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

    The 2013 Stanley Cup playoff matchups are finally set, and after the Ottawa Senators knocked off the Boston Bruins in the final game of the season, it'll be the B's taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the postseason...

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  12. 10 Bold Predictions for 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The 2013 NHL playoff seeds and matchups are finally set, which naturally leads fans and pundits alike to make a series of predictions heading into the postseason...

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  13. Top Offseason Priority for Every NHL Team That Missed the Playoffs

    Watching the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs might be the toughest part of the season for players on teams that didn't quite make the postseason. After the immediate shock, there tends to be a glimmer of hope, however...

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  14. Top 5 NHL Players at Every Position in 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The 16 teams that are headed to the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are finally set. After what feels like months of shifting standings and will-they-or-won't-they storylines, fans finally know who the top eight teams in each conference are...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 8,514 reads 56 comments

  15. Preview and Prediction for New York Rangers vs. Washington Captials

    After many trials and plenty of tribulation, the New York Rangers are set to face the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 9,781 reads 32 comments

  16. NHL Injury Report: Which Teams Are Most Banged Up Entering Postseason?

    Several different factors must come together for a team to win the Stanley Cup, the least of which isn't health. With the 2013 NHL playoffs just around the corner, even a casual glance at the IR raises some eyebrows...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 5,245 reads 23 comments

  17. Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets: Live Score, Updates & Analysis

    The Winnipeg Jets gave the Montreal Canadiens everything they had Thursday, but just didn't get the help they needed from the New York Rangers or Ottawa Senators to make the anticipation last more than two periods...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 1,279 reads 7 comments

  18. Must-See NHL Games as Stanley Cup Playoff Race Reaches Fever Pitch

    If you've given in to any annoying urges like the need to eat or sleep over the last week, then odds are you've missed some kind of shuffle or movement in the ever-changing 2013 NHL Stanley Cup playoff race...

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  19. 10 Burning Questions as the 2013 NHL Playoffs Loom

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are only a few days away, and some important questions are starting to emerge as more and more of the dust settles from the regular season...

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  20. Edmonton Oilers and Three Other Non-Playoff Teams That Will Be Better in 2014

    The 2013 NHL playoffs are right around the corner, which is good news for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks—they are in the postseason after all...

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  21. Predicting In or Out for Every NHL Team Still Fighting for a Playoff Spot

    The start of the 2013 NHL playoffs is upon us with four teams battling for the last three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference and six teams going after the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about 1 year ago 21,856 reads 31 comments

  22. Ranking the 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in the 2013 NHL Season

    The 2013 NHL season was cut short by an embarrassing lockout, and plenty of equally embarrassing bloopers followed once play finally resumed in January. Some miscues, of course, are better than others, so we'll rank them for you here...

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  23. The Biggest Disappointments Among Preseason Stanley Cup Favorites

    The NHL standings grow more double-take-worthy as every day goes by, and teams that were considered Stanley Cup favorites during the preseason fall by the wayside as squads like ...

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  24. NHL Players Who Would Look Awful with a Playoff Beard

    The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are just over a week away, which means hockey fans are close to witnessing the best goals, saves and playoff beards that the sport has to offer...

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  25. NHL Coaches That Give Their Team the Greatest Edge in the Playoffs

    The NHL regular season will be coming to a close on Sunday, April 28th, which means that the playoffs are upon us. The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators will do battle that day. Then the insane season that has been 2013 will turn into something else...

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