Your NHL Playoffs Open Thread

There are two game sevens on the bill tonight, with the Canucks-Blackhawks and Sabres-Flyers series both tied up, 3-3. The Bruins, meanwhile, have come back from two games down against the Canadiens and now lead 3-2. They'll play in Montreal tonight, which means Zdeno Chara can once again look forward to a chorus of… » 4/26/11 7:00pm 4/26/11 7:00pm

Really, Montreal Fans? A Protest Against Head Shots Now?

Tonight, before the Habs' game against the Capitals, a couple thousand fans will rally outside the Bell Centre to demand that something be done about head shots in hockey. Except it's a lot more likely they're really agitating for something to be done about the head shot on Max Pacioretty. » 3/15/11 5:05pm 3/15/11 5:05pm

Max Pacioretty Was Seriously Injured In Last Night's Zdeno Chara Hit

Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebrae in last night's hard collision with Boston's Zdeno Chara. Montreal's left wing remains in the hospital and is out indefinitely. Chara will not be punished beyond the game misconduct. [ESPN] » 3/09/11 4:10pm 3/09/11 4:10pm