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NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:00 am
by PJMIII
NHL mourns in wake of deadly bus crash

A horrific bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team sent shockwaves through the NHL on Saturday.

The crash killed at least 15 people, including the Broncos' coach and team captain. The team comprises 16- to 20-year-olds and was headed to a playoff game in Saskatchewan when a semi-truck slammed into its bus.


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/0 ... /23405645/

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:47 am
by PJMIII
Tee-time bookers: Why your favorite team won't win the Stanley Cup

For a handful of teams, it took the full 82 games to lock down a playoff spot, but the field is set for the 2018 NHL playoffs.

Any of these 16 teams could be in contention for the Stanley Cup come June, but only one team will win it all. So, what will send the other 15 to the golf course this summer without the sport's ultimate prize?


http://www.espn.com/nhl/insider/story/_ ... am-win-cup

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Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 am
by PJMIII
Flyers beat Penguins 5-1 to tie first-round series

Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Friday night to even the first-round Eastern Conference series at a game apiece.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... /33827639/

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:05 pm
by PJMIII
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, Carl Hagelin out for Game 1 vs. Capitals

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the winners of the past two Stanley Cups open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington.

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2331 ... n-capitals

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:49 am
by PJMIII
Nash, Bergeron score twice, Bruins beat Lightning in Game 1

Tuukka Rask tossed a broken skate blade up the ice in frustration, but hardly lost his cool.

"I didn't throw it at anybody," the Boston goaltender said Saturday. "If I threw it at somebody, I'd like to apologize, but I didn't. I just wanted to make sure that everybody saw that my blade was off."


http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401031381

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 7:18 am
by PJMIII
Golden Knights beat Sharks 4-3 in OT

William Karlsson and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights proved they can handle some adversity just as well as they can thrive as front-runners like they did most of their inaugural season.

The Golden Knights bounced back after allowing a late tying goal in regulation when Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime to lead Vegas to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night and a 2-1 series lead.


http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401031464

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:10 am
by PJMIII
Ovechkin's late goal lifts Capitals by Penguins 4-3

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have spent their entire careers chasing the Pittsburgh Penguins and shouldering their own franchise's onerous history of playoff failures.

One brilliant end-to-end rush gave the two Washington Capitals teammates and their resilient club something they've rarely enjoyed against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions: momentum.


http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401031452

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 am
by PJMIII
Lightning strike quickly, beat Bruins 4-1, lead series 2-1

Between the birth of his first child in Tampa Bay and Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston, Yanni Gourde squeezed in what could be his last nap for a while.

The Lightning forward spent the night with his wife and newborn daughter in the hospital on the off-day and flew to Boston on Wednesday. He missed the morning skate, but was waiting for his teammates at lunch.

He received quite a greeting.


http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401031406

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 am
by PJMIII
Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

Jakub Vrana came to the rink expecting to play on the Capitals' third line again. He left as a top-liner on top of the world.

Vrana made the most of his promotion to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, setting up the tying goal and scoring the Game 5 winner as Washington beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination.


http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=401031454

Re: NHL - 2018

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:35 am
by PJMIII
Capitals end Penguins' championship run, years of heartbreak. Is it their time?

In a season in which the Washington Capitals were expected to take a half-step backward, they instead have taken a major leap forward.

The Capitals, playing without injured center Nicklas Backstrom, downed the nemesis Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in overtime on Evgeny Kuznetsov's breakaway goal to reach the Eastern Conference final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era. They will face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 586962002/