NHL watching close after Calgary Flames players target Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle

NHL watching close after Calgary Flames players target Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle

The NHL is keeping a close eye on the Calgary Flames after they targeted Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle late in game three. With 11 minutes to go in the third period, the Oilers were on a powerplay and multiple Flames players took swings at Leon Draisaitl’s injured ankle. #NHL is aware of this clip and … Read more

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Game 4 prediction

Hurricanes vs.  Rangers Game 4 prediction

Commercial Content 21+ The final score for Sunday’s Game 3 between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes may have looked in line with what we saw from the first two games in Raleigh, but anybody watching would tell you that is not the case. Through the first two games of the series, both Carolina … Read more

Killer instinct takes time. NHL playoff teams can’t win without it

Killer instinct takes time.  NHL playoff teams can’t win without it

You can sense when it’s missing, and you know when it’s there. It’s hard to define, yet there are many ways to define it. Killer instinct isn’t the first thing that comes up when describing your favorite hockey team or player, but it may be the single most important element in sports. And at playoff … Read more

What Are the Highest-Scoring Games in NHL Playoff History? – NBC Chicago

What Are the Highest-Scoring Games in NHL Playoff History?  – NBC Chicago

What are the highest-scoring games in NHL playoff history? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Throughout NHL playoff history, there have been some high-scoring affairs on the ice. Wednesday’s Game 1 matchup between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers in the second round became tied for the fifth-highest scoring game in NHL playoff history. The … Read more

Sammy Blais’ return to Rangers for NHL playoffs still possible

Sammy Blais’ return to Rangers for NHL playoffs still possible

RALIEGH, NC-Sammy Blais, who tore his ACL in mid-November, was back on the ice with the Rangers for their optional morning skate on Wednesday before Game 1 of their second-round series against the Hurricanes. “It’s a great sign,” head coach Gerard Gallant said. “He’s worked hard and he’s at that stage where he can start … Read more

Round Two – NBC Chicago

Round Two – NBC Chicago

2022 NHL Playoffs Second Round Bracket originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago After a gripping first round, the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are moving on to round two, the Division Finals. The chase for the Cup continues in a best-of-seven series with the second round/Division Finals, the Conference Championships/Semifinals and the Stanley Cup Final. … Read more

NHL playoffs are getting tight, but we’ve seen tighter

NHL playoffs are getting tight, but we’ve seen tighter

Photo: Getty Images There’s a common phrase percolating through each NHL playoff broadcast about how this is the most “evenly-matched” postseason of all time. It’s like these commentators get a bonus every time they talk about it. It’s nauseating and more importantly, it’s not correct. This year’s NHL postseason is the most tightly contested in … Read more

Stars vs. Flames odds, predictions, picks

Stars vs.  Flames odds, predictions, picks

Commercial Content 21+ While every other NHL playoff series has seen buckets of goals and at least one blowout, the best-of-seven between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars has looked a lot more like “playoff hockey.” Stingy defense, physical play, and exemplary goaltending have been the standout themes through the first four games of the … Read more

Kings vs. Oilers NHL playoffs Game 5, odds, prediction Tuesday

Kings vs.  Oilers NHL playoffs Game 5, odds, prediction Tuesday

Commercial Content 21+ One of the most interesting developments in Round 1 of the 2022 NHL playoffs is that the Los Angeles Kings have decided to go toe to toe with the Edmonton Oilers, rather than play a more conservative approach and slow the Oilers down through the neutral zone. Conventional wisdom would suggest that … Read more