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Eastern Conference (NHL)

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Top Eastern Conference (NHL) Articles

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  • Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener

    The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals...
  • Mrazek passes big test, Red Wings beat Lightning in Game 1

    Detroit's Petr Mrazek rejected shot after shot, making the decision to give him his first NHL playoff start look like a wise one. The Red Wings won Game 1 of their opening-round Eastern Conference series against the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Thursday...
  • Rangers Get Early Goals, Jump On Penguins 2-1 In Opener

    Rangers Get Early Goals, Jump On Penguins 2-1 In Opener
    NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. New York...
  • On The Fly: Peterson's Back In NFL, But On What Team?

    On The Fly: Peterson's Back In NFL, But On What Team?
    A drian Peterson is back in the game. Well, he's back in the NFL, anyway. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Peterson that he has been reinstated after being suspended for most of last season while facing child abuse accusations. Assuming Peterson...
  • FACEOFF: Blues, Red Wings ready to roll with rookie goalies

    The NHL playoffs are usually as unpredictable as they are dramatic, hence that old adage about the hot goaltender determining possession of the Stanley Cup. So what's the rule about rookies in the net during the postseason? Well, the Detroit Red Wings...
  • Flynn scores winner, Canadiens take Senators 4-3 in Game 1

    Lots of scoring and wild action took a back seat Wednesday night to a slash that could lead to a suspension for Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. Brian Flynn's goal was the winner at the end of a wild second period that saw five goals scored and Subban...
  • Young forwards, Halak lift Islanders past Caps 4-1 in Game 1

    Ryan Strome is 21 years old, Brock Nelson is 23, and Josh Bailey is 25. Entering Wednesday night, the trio of New York Islanders forwards owned these combined career NHL playoff numbers: seven games, zero goals. So much for the supposed importance of...
  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night. Nelson, Bailey and...
  • Rangers And Penguins Headed In Different Directions

    Rangers And Penguins Headed In Different Directions
    NEW YORK (AP) — The previous time they met in the postseason, the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins were headed in different directions. They still are. When the puck drops Thursday night at Madison Square Garden for the opener of their...
  • NHL teams' goalie choices may be make or break for the playoffs

    NHL teams' goalie choices may be make or break for the playoffs
    Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock told reporters Monday he had to "try and take all the emotion out of it" while choosing goaltender Petr Mrazek over an experienced but struggling Jimmy Howard to start Detroit's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series...
  • Capitals have turned to 'a heavier game'

    Capitals have turned to 'a heavier game'
    During his time coaching the Nashville Predators, whenever Barry Trotz prepared to face the Washington Capitals, he always marveled at their size but never saw it translate onto the ice. Sure, the Capitals could carve through defenses and pour in goals,...