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Eastern Conference (NHL)

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  • NBC broadcast team expects fast-paced Stanley Cup Final, high ratings

    NBC broadcast team expects fast-paced Stanley Cup Final, high ratings
    Mike Emrick never uses conventional descriptions. So while the game may be hockey, he referred to another sport in previewing the Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Final. "It's going to be a track meet," Emrick said. "I don't think they'll have the...
  • Lightning Out To Prove They're No Flash In The Pan Vs. Established Blackhawks

    TAMPA, Fla. — The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left. Jonathan Toews and his teammates have raised the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, compiling a wealth...
  • Three Lightning players in spotlight in Stanley Cup Final

    Three Lightning players in spotlight in Stanley Cup Final
    C Tyler Johnson He's No. 1 in playoff points with 21 (12 goals, nine assists) while playing on what technically is the Lightning's No. 2 line with Ondrej Palat (seven goals, eight assists) and Nikita Kucherov (nine goals, 10 assists). More than 80...
  • Facing Lightning may be 'emotional' for Blackhawks' Brad Richards

    Facing Lightning may be 'emotional' for Blackhawks' Brad Richards
    Brad Richards paid plenty of attention to how the East was won while the Blackhawks were winning the West. Richards won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason MVP for the Lightning in 2004, when the franchise won its only Stanley Cup. He had 26 points...
  • Rangers' Mats Zuccarello Couldn't Talk For Four Days

    Rangers' Mats Zuccarello Couldn't Talk For Four Days
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello could not speak for four days after being hit in the head by a shot in the opening round of the playoffs and sustaining a small skull fracture and some bleeding. Three days after the...
  • 10 things to know about the Tampa Bay Lightning

    10 things to know about the Tampa Bay Lightning
    For all their success this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still playing the underdog card. Maybe it's because they lack household names on their roster. Or because they play their home games in a part of the country better known for deep-sea...
  • Stanley Cup Final to feature speed, skill on both sides

    Stanley Cup Final to feature speed, skill on both sides
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — While the Blackhawks were locked in their battles with the Ducks, coach Joel Quenneville still made some time for a little relaxation. It still involved hockey. Quenneville said he watched every game of the Eastern Conference...
  • Tampa's Amalie Arena cancels Garth Brooks shows

    Tampa's Amalie Arena cancels Garth Brooks shows
    Honky-tonk makes way for hockey in Tampa as the Amalie Arena has canceled all three of Garth Brooks' upcoming shows in Tampa. The decision was announced in a press release on Sunday, citing "unexpected scheduling by the NHL and NBC on June 6 for the...
  • Blackhawks' Veterans Meet Lightning's Young Stars In Final

    Between the Chicago Blackhawks' veteran poise and the Tampa Bay Lightning's young stars, the Stanley Cup Final will have no shortage of dynamic offensive talent playing on hockey's biggest stage. The Blackhawks begin the final series in their quest for a...
  • Blackhawks and Ducks note quick starts usually essential in Game 7s

    Blackhawks and Ducks note quick starts usually essential in Game 7s
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — With their season on the line each of the last two years, the Ducks have enjoyed home ice in Game 7 of a playoff series. They're 0-2. In 2013, it was the Red Wings who sent them packing in the first round and the Kings...
  • They Didn't Quite Reach Top, But Wolf Pack Made Huge Strides

    They Didn't Quite Reach Top, But Wolf Pack Made Huge Strides
    HARTFORD — A year ago, the Hartford Wolf Pack rebuilt their roster on the fly and made a frantic playoff push in the final stretch of the season. But they were in too deep of a hole after starting the season with inexperienced players and fell...