Tag Archives: Mark Stone

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 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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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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Islanders put Penguins on the brink, Connor’s goal in triple overtime eliminates Oilers, goalies shine including a memorable playoff debut for Cats’ Spencer Knight

These playoffs have been electric. It is only the first round yet there are so many cool storylines. From the magnificent playoff debut of 20-year old Spencer Knight to backstop the Cats to a 4-1 win in Game Five to … 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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Game 26: The gang that can’t shoot straight

Reilly Smith flips a backhand past Henrik Lundqvist to convert a breakaway goal in a Golden Knights 4-1 win that cooled off the Rangers on Monday night. AP Photo by Vegas Golden Knights via Getty Images Forget that five-game point … Continue reading

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Rangers visit troubled Senators in classic trap game

Artemiy Panarin looks to keep it going with Jacob Trouba at Ottawa. AP Photo by Mary Altaffer via Getty Images In about an hour from now, the Rangers and Senators will face off from Ottawa in Kanata, Ontario. The name … Continue reading

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Devils offseason preview

While next weekend will certainly be one of the most exciting non-game related weekends in local hockey history with both the Devils and Rangers getting potential franchise players in the first two picks of Friday’s NHL Draft, drafting Jack Hughes … Continue reading

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Led by Kevin Lankinen, Finland takes gold at World Championships

As it turned out, nobody had better team chemistry than Finland. It didn’t matter that they lacked proven NHL stars. Suomi more than made up for it with good overall play and stellar goaltending from hero Kevin Lankinen. That was … Continue reading

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Jack Hughes has best game in Team USA elimination at Worlds

It was quarterfinal day at the World Championships in Slovakia. Two of the four games went to overtime. Three were decided by a goal. That included Team USA against Russia. A game won by the more skilled Russians, 4-3. It’s … Continue reading

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