Tag Archives: Evgeni Malkin

Stanley Cup Qualifying Round Picks

It’s Day One of the NHL expanded playoff format. Over the next week and a half, sixteen teams will compete for a chance to advance in a Best of Five preliminary round. Only eight will make the true Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Malkin somehow still gets overlooked

AP Photo credit sportnet.ca via Canadian Press Imagine being one of the game’s brightest stars on a team you helped win three Stanley Cups, a Calder, a Conn Smythe, a Hart Trophy and two scoring titles. All this list of … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Blue Jackets prove you don’t need a high priced goalie to have success

AP Photo credit Russell LaBounty of USA Today via Getty Images Like most observers, I didn’t have many expectations for the Blue Jackets. They lost star forward Artemi Panarin to the Rangers. Let Sergei Bobrovsky go to his destination of … Continue reading

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Game #16: Kaapo Kakko Night, rookie lifts Rangers to thrilling overtime win over Penguins

Adam Fox and Kaapo Kakko celebrate Kakko’s overtime winner highlighting a well deserved 3-2 Rangers win over the Penguins. AP Photo by Jim McIsaac via Getty Images It took 16 games. Finally, Kaapo Kakko announced himself to the NHL. The … Continue reading

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Two unpredictable sweeps

We’ve come a long way. And we’re ready to keep proving people wrong. #Isles pic.twitter.com/wMnnnETv6Q — x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 17, 2019 Not even a week in and two Eastern Conference teams have been sent packing in … Continue reading

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Umm Lightning?!?! The Trotz Isles and awful officiating

Night Three is in the books. It could be one to remember for a couple of reasons. Let’s highlight why. A.The Lightning were blown out 5-1 by a more determined Blue Jackets in a shocking Game Two. They’re in trouble. … Continue reading

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A friendly Zucc reminder

Mats Zuccarello scored the game-winner for the Stars in their 3-2 win over the Predators in Game One tonight. I seem to remember seeing this kind of enthusiasm from Zucc following goals like this one. GET HYPE, @zuccarello36! #GoStars pic.twitter.com/QYENlNNn5P … Continue reading

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NHL Playoffs: First Round and Beyond

As we already know in this space, there’s no playoffs for either the Rangers or Devils for the first time ever. This is the first time since Colorado relocated to New Jersey that that’s happened. It’ll be a quiet Spring … Continue reading

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Game #58: Zuccarello and Hayes boost value in 6-5 Rangers loss to Penguins, Deadline a Week Away

Zucc on his 2-goal effort and the #NYR comeback that fell just short vs. the Pens ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/hn6A3OHIpU — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 17, 2019 When you lose games, there are no consolation prizes. Sure. The Rangers didn’t quit … Continue reading

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Game #56: Rangers fall to Winnipeg 4-3 despite good effort

It would be easy to point out that losing to Winnipeg was predictable. Sure it was. However, in a puzzling league where Detroit went into Nashville and swept the season series (not joking), it was possible for the Rangers to … Continue reading

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