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Lightning Ready to Strike Again?

Will youth be served? The Tampa Bay Lightning enter Stanley Cup play against the Chicago Blackhawks as one of the youngest teams to earn a trip to the finals in recent memory, but that doesn’t mean they’re abo...

Simple DeDucktion

Aside from the specifics of what happened in the Chicago-Ducks game Saturday night, which I detailed in my story “Down for the Three Count” at IH, other things stand out from this series. First, the Blackhaw...
Tied for 2nd-leading scorer in playoffs with Patrick Kane, right winger Jakob Silfverberg (#33) celebrates his empty-net goal with the Ducks bench

Down for the Three Count

Three things needed to happen for the Ducks to win against Chicago Saturday night. Their coach needed to be smarter than the Blackhawks’ Quenneville. Their goalie had to be at least solid if not great. And thei...
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Rangers Fall to Lightning in Game 7

NEW YORK – In the end, the Rangers ran out of ways. They seemed to always find a way; through a Presidents’ Trophy-winning regular season, a five-game series win in the first round, and recovering from a 3-1...
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Wolf Pack Sent to Brink of Elimination

Hartford CT - It’s been a long road for both the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Manchester Monarch’s and now the stakes are running at an all-time high – the Monarch’s are now one win away from making the franchise...
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Not For the Faint of Heart

One small lineup change shouldn’t make a huge difference to a team, but on Monday night, taking one guy out of the lineup (Etem) and inserting one other (Fleischmann) made a huge difference in mojo for the Anah...

Monday Links: Lightning Strikes Rangers

To date, 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been nothing short of fabulous.  Moreover, the 2015 Stanley Cup Conference Finals have been packed full of drama.  The Ducks and the Blackhawks have played in four games ...