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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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Sabres win Lottery, Rangers sign Nils Lundkvist, great hockey in second round, the clutch Marchand

For those who care, they held the NHL Lottery on Thursday night. After dragging it out to the point of exhaustion thanks to all the wasted nonsense, they finally got down to who won. The winner was again the Sabres. … 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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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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Game #42: A better effort not enough as Rangers lose fourth in a row to Golden Knights, 4-2

The second half officially began the same way the first half ended. It’s not going to get any better. At least they competed tonight in Vegas. Unlike the past three losses with the previous two unwatchable, the Rangers gave a … Continue reading

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Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe in Capitals first ever Stanley Cup

It took only five games. But getting the fourth one against the Golden Knights proved difficult for the Capitals. Led by their captain, they fought back after falling behind a goal to stun Vegas 4-3 in Game Five to capture … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Ovechkin and Caps silencing critics

Through three games of the most unpredictable Stanley Cup Final, it’s Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps needing just two more wins to capture the franchise’s first Cup. In a virtuoso performance following a bizarre introduction from game show host Pat … Continue reading

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Conference Finals Preview: Fresh blood good for NHL

Unlike the past decade that’s been largely dominated by the Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings who combined for eight of the last nine Stanley Cups, there’s fresh blood in the Conference Finals which start tonight in Tampa with the Lightning hosting … Continue reading

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Golden Knights and Sharks giving good show

So far, the second round has been much better than the first. With more evenly matched opponents, each series has a chance to go six or seven games. While the Lightning drew even with the Bruins last night, the Golden … Continue reading

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Controversy makes NHL look bad in these playoffs

Controversy has surrounded too many games in these playoffs. The NHL looks bad for how some key decisions have impacted games on the big stage. Look no further than what took place over the weekend. Let’s start with Saturday night … Continue reading

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