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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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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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NHL Playoffs: Three overtimes and an unbelievable finish provide fans with excitement, Panthers and Lightning put on a show

There’s nothing like Playoff Hockey. How much so? Even celebrities from other sports take notice. Playoff hockey just hits different — Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) May 16, 2021 Aside from being nice on the eyes, apparently former LGPA pro golfer Paige … Continue reading

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Kravtsov arrives in NYC, tempering expectations, Johnson on waivers

The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming. As I teased in a recent post, the Rangers will be adding another young Russian prospect to the NHL roster. Following Igor Shestyorkin’s early success in ’19-20, Vitaly Kravtsov arrives with much … Continue reading

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A haunting realization for hockey fans

This was the picture at an empty MSG earlier as players warmed up. Another night of 🗽 here at MSG #NYR pic.twitter.com/cE8Q6RaNmc — Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) February 8, 2021 The music might be the same. But the building isn’t. … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Concern

As we reach Super Bowl weekend in February, there is a harsh reality for hockey. They’re facing something different this season. Much like the NFL and NBA, the NHL has adversity due to the virtual unknown. Unlike last summer when … Continue reading

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Bitetto’s rare goal highlights Rangers’ win over Capitals

"It was magical." Anthony Bitetto on his first @NYRangers goal: pic.twitter.com/QYJKwosdv0 — Rangers on MSG (@RangersMSGN) February 5, 2021 When he got the call on Monday, Island Park native Anthony Bitetto couldn’t have been more excited. The defensive defenseman had … Continue reading

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New NHL Season Starts Up

Following a lengthy wait, hockey finally is back. A new NHL season starts up later today with five games on the schedule. It even features an early bird special with the Flyers and Penguins doing battle in Pennsylvania at 5:30 … Continue reading

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