Category Archives: NHL Playoffs

2022 Stanley Cup Playoff Picks

I’m not real confident in some of these. That’s due to the balance that exists. There are some very evenly matched teams. Those series can go either way. Expect a lot of brackets to be busted. STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Eastern … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup: Methodical Lightning Take Game One over Canadiens 5-1

We’ve finally arrived at the epic conclusion to this long, strange season. The Stanley Cup Finals began last night in Tampa. It pits the Cinderella Canadiens versus the heavyweight defending champion Lightning. If we were to base it on Game … Continue reading

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Gourde’s shorthanded goal leads Lightning over Islanders in Game Seven, Stanley Cup Final pits Canadiens against defending champs

The Lightning are going back to the Stanley Cup Final. The defending champs bested the gritty Islanders in seven hard fought games thanks to Yanni Gourde’s shorthanded goal last night at Tampa. It was his goal would the Islanders were … Continue reading

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Montreal Canadiens advance to their first Stanley Cup Final in 28 Years

The Montreal Canadiens advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in 28 years. They did it last night in dramatic fashion by defeating the Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime of Game Six before 3,500 screaming Habs fans at Bell Centre. … Continue reading

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The Block

If you caught the dramatic conclusion of Game 4 between the Islanders and Lightning At Nassau Coliseum, then you saw one of the best defensive plays ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If Marc-Andre Fleury has The Save, then Ryan … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Montreal Miracle, Canadiens two wins from reaching Stanley Cup Final

In the latest podcast on DFlex’s Pushing Buttons, I review the improbable win by the Canadiens last night over the stunned Golden Knights. The Habs came back to win Game Three 3-2 in overtime on ultimate hero Josh Anderson’s winner. … Continue reading

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Bolts edge Islanders to quiet The Barn in Game Three

The excitement was palpable. The first big game hosted by Nassau Coliseum in 28 years lived up to the hype. With the Islanders competing in the Conference Finals Stanley Cup Semifinals for a second consecutive year outside the bubble, it … Continue reading

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The NHL Semifinals: Islanders face Lightning in rematch, Canadiens heavy underdogs versus Golden Knights, Thoughts on Avalanche and Bruins, Fox up for Norris

Twenty-four hours apart, the final two teams of the NHL Semifinals finished off their second round series by closing out Game Six at home. With both the Islanders and Golden Knights taking care of business to prevent Game Seven in … Continue reading

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Trotz nails what defines playoff hockey, Barzal leads Islanders to Game Four win over Bruins to even compelling series

On Saturday, the Islanders tied their second round series at two apiece against the Bruins by defeating them 4-1 before 12,000 loud fans at the old barn off the Meadowbrook Parkway. Mat Barzal scored the game-winner with over seven minutes … Continue reading

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