Tag Archives: first round

Podcast: Derek on Monday’s great first round games, an observation plus a cool story

In my latest podcast over on Spotify, I review a busy first round slate from Monday night that included the Isles edging the Pens in two overtimes along with the Jets finishing off the McDavid/Draisaitl Oilers in an epic triple … Continue reading

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All even through two games, Pens hold off Isles

So far, three first round series are all even through two games. They include the Bruins/Capitals, Islanders/Penguins and Wild/Golden Knights. These could go long. Especially based on how hard fought they’ve been. In a pivotal Game Two that saw the … Continue reading

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Alexei Cherepanov passed away 12 years ago today

Remembering former Rangers 2007 first round draft pick Alexei Cherepanov 12 years later. It was thirteen years ago that the Rangers had a very talented Russian scoring forward fall to them in the 2007 NHL Draft. With the number 17 … Continue reading

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A glimpse at tomorrow’s big first round of the NHL Draft

Quenton Byfield (left) and Alexis Lafreniere (right) are expected to go in the top three tomorrow in the first round of the NHL Draft. Lafreniere will go number one to the Rangers. Tomorrow night is the first round of the … Continue reading

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Picking The First Round and Beyond

The most unique Stanley Cup Playoffs begins now. For half the field of the Sweet Sixteen, they got a head start by earning the right to be here. In a expanded format due to the pause in play on March … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: A remarkable first round finishes with a stunning comeback and another shocker

So, you thought you knew it all when it came to the hockey. Not when it came to the first round of these playoffs. A remarkable round concluded late Wednesday night. There’ll be no repeat. Following the craziest third period … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Another One Bites The Dust

Another One Bites The Dust. Much like the classic Queen hit, higher seeds continue to go by the wayside in an unpredictable 2019 NHL Playoffs. The Winnipeg Jets became the latest victim in a first round that’s seen both top … 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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Leafs and Bruins play Game 7 tonight!

Of all the series in a lackluster first round, this one has stood out from the rest. A matchup between bitter rivals will require a Game 7 to decide who advances to the second round where the Lightning await. For … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Golden Knights are for real

All this to wish the team good luck the next few days 🤩 pic.twitter.com/8JQaW60pfv — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 14, 2018 In its amazing inaugural season that included a Pacific Division crown and 109 points, the Vegas Golden Knights … Continue reading

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