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Grading Patrick Kane's Return to Chicago Blackhawks in 2015 NHL Playoffs

Patrick Kane was on pace to have one of the best seasons of his young career, but those plans were derailed when he broke his collarbone in February against the Florida Panthers. The Chicago Blackhawks' superstar winger was originally supposed to miss between 10 and 12 weeks, but he made his return after eight weeks of inactivity. Show More Summary

Mark Stone Injury: Updates on Senators Star's Wrist and Return

Forward Mark Stone has been a revelation for the Ottawa Senators this season, but the sudden star's status for the remainder of the Sens' first-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens is very much in question. Continue for...Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: TV, Live Stream Info for Thursday's 1st-Round Bracket

Playoff action abounds in mid-April, as professional franchises both on the hardwood and in the hockey rinks take to their respective postseason chases. The 2015 NHL playoffs have a slight head start on the NBA, so if you're a sports...Show More Summary

Discipline, Determination Key Islanders' Convincing Game 1 Win over Capitals

Unless this were the early-to-mid-1980s, it would have been a fantasy of George R. R. Martin-esque proportion that a New York Islander could have the third best-selling jersey in the NHL this time of year. But according to sports-apparel maker Fanatics.com, John Tavares' No. Show More Summary

Grizzlies’ Mike Conley and Tony Allen Still Out, No Timetable For Return

With the 2014-2015 regular season officially wrapped up. It’s now time to get ready for the start of surely another memorable and exciting postseason. However, the Memphis Grizzlies may not be fully ready come playoff time, as they are still missing two key players in their starting lineup. Star point guard Mike Conley, and defensive […]

NHL Playoffs 2015: Schedule and Latest Odds for Stanley Cup Bracket Picture

The greatest two months in sports have finally started. There's no formula to winning a Stanley Cup, as we've seen in recent years. Only once in the last seven years has the team that won the Presidents' Trophy won the Cup. The New York Rangers, who finished with a league-high 113 points, are looking to buck that trend. Show More Summary

The Picture at Light Welterweight is Unclear but Exciting

Last week on this site I wrote about the situation in boxing’s light heavyweight division, where just one fight would yield that rare unicorn: a true, undisputed champion. Sergey Kovalev holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts while lineal champion Adonis Stevenson hangs onto the WBC strap. One fight would end any possible debate over […]

Is a Blackhawks Goalie Controversy Brewing After Scott Darling's Game 1 Heroics?

The Chicago Blackhawks don't have a goaltending controversy. At least, not yet. Corey Crawford on Wednesday night picked up where he left off at the end of last year's postseason by allowing three first-period goals—two of which were cringe-worthy, a third eminently stoppable—on 12 shots, and Joel Quenneville yanked him during the intermission. Show More Summary

Blackhawks vs. Predators: Game 1 Score, Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs

Everybody catch your breath—that was just Game 1. The Chicago Blackhawks stole Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Nashville Predators in double overtime, 4-3. The veteran-laden Blackhawks overcame an early 3-0 deficit,...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: Best NHL DFS DraftKings Lineup for April 16

The playoffs got underway on Wednesday, and there were four entertaining contests and some interesting results. P.K. Subban was ejected for a slash, the Nashville Predators blew a three-goal lead and lost, the Calgary Flames came back...Show More Summary

Canadiens Take Game 1 as Senators Blow Perfect Chance to Turn Series on Its Head

You blew it, Ottawa Senators. Things aren ’t going to get easier for you. You had a glorious chance to make a massive statement and continue your Cinderella run, and you failed to take advantage. The 4-3 defeat against the Montreal Canadiens in the opening-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday is just one game in a best-of-seven series. Show More Summary

P.K. Subban Ejected for Slash on Matt Stone During Canadiens vs. Senators

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was ejected from his team’s first 2015 Stanley Cup playoff game Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Andy Graziano of IslandersInsight.com passed along the news. Subban received the game misconduct...Show More Summary

Complete Guide to the 2015 Offseason for the Carolina Hurricanes

Despite having won just 30 of 82 games in the 2014-15 season, the young and growing Carolina Hurricanes enter the 2015 NHL offseason with prevailing optimism. General manager Ron Francis, approaching just his first anniversary of holding...Show More Summary

Islanders vs. Capitals: Game 1 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs

The Washington Capitals and New York Islanders split their four regular-season meetings with the home team winning each of those games. Three of the four games required extra time to be settled, and the teams will once again lock horns...Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Candidates to Replace Peter Chiarelli as Boston Bruins GM

After nearly a decade —and a pretty successful one at that —at the helm of the Boston Bruins, Peter Chiarelli has been fired as the team's general manager. The club announced the decision in a release on Wednesday, thanking Chiarelli for his service, which included assembling a roster which won the Stanley Cup just four seasons ago. Show More Summary

Blackhawks vs. Predators: Game 1 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs

After an indifferent regular season that saw them finish third in the Central Division, the Chicago Blackhawks are back in the playoffs in pursuit of their third Stanley Cup in the last six seasons. They begin their journey with a matchup...Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Predictions 2015: Picking Each 1st-Round Matchup

Let the predictions begin. With the NHL postseason bracket set, hockey fans will now set out to see into the future and predict which of these 16 teams will advance. That is particularly difficult with the NHL playoffs, as so many of...Show More Summary

Harden a Longshot to Win Scoring Title Over Westbrook

James Harden needs all the help he can get to be named MVP this season. Steph Curry is probably the favorite, but it’s no slam dunk. Where the Rockets ultimately finish in the West (could be 2nd, 3rd or 5th) may play a role in that and perhaps whether or not Harden wins the scoring […]

Jimmy Howard Should Take a Page Out of Red Wings' 2008 Stanley Cup Playoff Run

It was a different time in the Detroit Red Wings' current 24-season playoff run, but current Wings goalie Jimmy Howard needs to take a page out of former Wings goalie Chris Osgood's book to avoid disappointment and to be ready going forward. Howard, the long-time No. Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres Rebuild: Why Jason Kasdorf Needs More Praise

Of the players involved in the blockbuster trade that sent Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres on February 11, the troubled 23-year-old has always taken the spotlight. However, goaltender Jason Kasdorf should receive more attention. The...Show More Summary

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