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Controversial decision that gave Kings overtime win over Oilers part of a league problem

Late Friday night in Los Angeles, the Kings and Oilers battled into overtime of a very competitive Game Three. There were plenty of physical battles between two Western rivals that don’t like each other. The intriguing first round series is … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Picks and Beyond

Tonight, it finally gets rolling. After a long 82-game schedule, the best time of year is finally here. The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin with four games on Monday. The first round gets going later. It’ll start off with the defensive … Continue reading

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Rangers cost themselves due to sitting back in frustrating overtime loss to Maple Leafs, Gallant hardly plays fourth line, Cuylle debuts, top guns no show

The frustration level is high. If you’re a passionate fan of this team, it should be following a tightly contested game played against one of the league’s best up in Toronto. Simply put, the Rangers didn’t closeout the Maple Leafs. … Continue reading

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Day One of the Free Agent Frenzy: As predicted, Trocheck signs with the Rangers, Halak the new backup, Copp heads home and Strome out West, Gaudreau turns down Devils for Blue Jackets, The best contracts of July 13th

Day One of free agency didn’t disappoint. The July 13th FA Frenzy featured almost every big name. There were so many signings that it may as well have been a carnival. Even with the late news that Evander Kane stayed … Continue reading

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The excitement of free agent frenzy begins Wednesday, Avalanche lock up Nichushkin, Malkin stays, Gaudreau leaving, Rangers likely to lose Copp and Strome, qualify Kakko

As we draw closer to midnight before July 13th, there will continue to be many discussions on potential available players who could hit the market on Wednesday. The free agent frenzy officially begins tomorrow afternoon. With that in mind, it’s … Continue reading

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Devils add goaltending with Vanecek, conclude draft weekend with seven more picks on Friday

With free agency beginning in just a few days there was still a question mark as to how the Devils were going to deal with their goaltending situation, especially given the ominous non-update of Jonathan Bernier after hip surgery ended … 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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Rangers end regular season with one-goal win over Capitals, Lafreniere gets 19th, Kakko two assists, Georgiev strong in possible last game as Blueshirt

In what was a good way to conclude the regular season, the Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2 on Friday night at The Garden. They came back for a one-goal win over an old Patrick Division rival. On Fan Appreciation Night, … Continue reading

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Lafreniere shines in strong win over Capitals, Reaves turns Wilson into a ghost, Kreider gets 34th as Rangers move into second with the Penguins on deck

Way back in October, there was so much anticipation for the season opener at Washington. That fell flat along with the Rangers, who dropped a 5-1 decision to the Capitals on Oct. 13. There were no fireworks then. In Game … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game Five for Islanders/Penguins, Bruins finish off Capitals, Oilers’ meltdown in The Peg, Plus Rick Middleton ranks as worst Rangers’ trade ever

It was a week ago that there was a lot of excitement for fans of 16 NHL teams. Now, we’re down to 14 with two more teams facing elimination tonight. The Avalanche are already waiting for the Golden Knights, who … Continue reading

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