Month: May 2021

In the first of a two-part post, learn how the Eastern Conference grew to its current size of 16 teams. Through expansion, league merger, and relocation, the conference increased from five of the Original Six teams in the north to having teams in Florida. Learn the story behind each franchise. Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Began
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The Laval Rocket have agreed to terms on a one-year American Hockey League contract with defenseman Tobie Paquette-Bisson. A 24-year-old native of Rosemere, Que., Bisson played 28 games for Laval during the 2020-21 season, his first full campaign in the AHL. He notched one goal and six assists for seven points and led the Rocket
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Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8, first in the Central Division during the regular season) Raleigh, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Lightning lead series 1-0 BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round
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11:46 PM ET Vegas Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer isn’t second-guessing his decision to start goaltender Robin Lehner in Game 1 of the second round — despite Lehner being hung out to dry in a 7-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Vegas started Marc-Andre Fleury throughout the entire first-round series against the Minnesota Wild, including
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New York Rangers owner James Dolan made significant changes to the organization, ousting general manager Jeff Gorton and president of hockey operations John Davidson. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, those changes were helped by “The recent mismatches against the Islanders,” which “Highlighted the team’s deficiencies in grit and leadership.” (from, ‘Rangers
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New York Islanders (32-17-7, fourth in the East Division during the regular season) vs. Boston Bruins (33-16-7, third in the East Division during the regular season) Boston; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Bruins lead series 1-0 BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders in the second round of the
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Logan Couture is the lifeblood of the San Jose Sharks, but a number of injuries over the past couple of seasons have prohibited the 32-year-old from playing to the best of his ability. Almost every time Couture steps on the ice, there’s a certain electricity that the team lacks when he’s not in the lineup.
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The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens? The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers? Perhaps a more recent team, like the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings? These three teams are among the first that come to mind in a discussion of the best teams in NHL history. Here at The Hockey Writers, our goal is to find out what the best team
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