The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of the Conference Finals after a thrilling 3-2 OT win over the Washington Capitals. The two rivals have been punching each other all series long, and tonight was no exception, with Alexander Ovechkin slashing Sidney Crosby and Carl Hagelin going all upside-down style in the…
Jonathan Drouin left tonight’s high-scoring Lightning-Islanders game after taking this monstrous wallop in the second period. There was no penalty on the play.
The calls for suspension rang out during the first intermission of tonight’s Capitals-Penguins Game 3 as Kris Letang knocked Marcus Johansson out of the game with a brutal hit.
Washington took the first game of its series against Pittsburgh tonight on an overtime wrap-around goal by T.J. Oshie that capped a hat trick but needed video review in order to be verified.
Just like the traditional hockey saying goes: One minute, your team is up 4-2 in Game 1 of your second-round series, the next minute you’re in the locker room, bleeding from the head after a hockey puck smashes into your face.
The NHL convinced one more person to please like its sport last night. A man on Twitter tuned into Game 7 of Blackhawks-Blues, the first hockey game he had ever seen. He tweeted as he watched, and his enthusiasm was delightful.
That gif above you is a neat encapsulation of the sort of night the Blackhawks had tonight. The St. Louis Blues took Game 7 at home 3-2 and broke Chicago’s 18-game streak of winning in the playoffs when Marian Hossa scores. Chicago outshot their southern neighbors 33-26, but they gave up two goals in the first and…
John Tavares’s goal at 10:41 of the second overtime gave the Islanders a 2-1 win over Florida, knocking out the Panthers and seizing his team’s first playoff series win since they played in something called the “Patrick Division.”
The odd NHL postseason scheduling has resulted in some quirks, including Central time zone games reaching well into the A.M. hours—and that’s ignoring the ever-present spectre of overtime. Blackhawks analyst Pat Foley has HAD ENOUGH, and his presence on the NBCSN simulcast of Comcast SportsNet’s Chicago feed seemed to…
Thomas Hickey’s goal at 12:31 of the overtime period gave the New York Islanders a 4-3 win over top-seeded Florida. The Islanders scored three unanswered goals to come back from the 3-1 second period deficit.
Despite vehement Minnesota Wild objections, replay officials declared this crazy play a good goal for Dallas, giving the Stars a 1-0 lead in the second game of their playoff series and awarding Antoine Roussel credit for scoring it.
You knew this was coming: live shots of reporters in Chicago being overwhelmed by drunks. But wait! There’s more—including the line of the night, “They got black people lovin’ hockey!”
While CBC has ceded control of Canada’s hockey broadcast world to Rogers, the traditional sensational season-ending montage has remained a part of Hockey Night in Canada. Here’s tonight’s NHL season highlight reel, set to Alistair Griffin’s “Always No. 1.”
That’s suboptimal goaltending.
Tampa Bay took an early 1-0 lead in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final when Alex Killorn flipped an Anton Stralman pass past Corey Crawford. This is great stuff.
Hockey fans in Joplin, Mo. hoping to see an exciting Game 7 between Chicago and Anaheim tonight aren’t getting live Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey on NBC. No, their affiliate KSNF has the most redneckian of redneck shows on instead: Branson Country USA. The channel helpfully advises viewers looking for hockey to tune…
Before tonight’s Lightning-Rangers Game 7, CBC caught up with a fan who paid $4,500 for a seat along the glass. “Hundreds only. Benjamin Franklin is killin’ the game!” Give this guy a reality show; Hockey Night in Canada has its hero.
For the past few playoff games at Amalie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning have used their now-ubiquitous 3-D ice projection system to display a simulation of the classic Nintendo Blades of Steel game onto the playing surface—using the actual goals and everything. It’s the best usage of the technology we’ve seen so far: