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Las Vegas is Spanish for "the gardens." Its hockey team, the Golden Knights, have already planted the seeds of of a surprising season. Now comes the playoffs, and we've predicted a few surprises still to come: Atlantic Division Tampa Bay (54-23-5—113 points) vs. 2WC. New Jersey (44-29-9—97) After surprisingly missing the...
PITTSBURGH vs. NASHVILLE How they got here Pittsburgh is 12-7 in the playoffs, defeating Columbus 4-1 in round one, Washington 4-3 in round two and Ottawa 4-3 in round three. Nashville is 12-4, defeating Chicago 4-0 in round one, St. Louis 4-2 in round two and Anaheim in round three. What to expect Since...
The National Hockey League might not re-seed its teams after each playoff round, but that won't stop us here at Allpuck from re-thinking our picks. How do the Conference Finals contenders look after some rugged second-round series? Read on ... EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division Champion) vs. Ottawa Senators (Atlantic Division Champion) After...
Hello, Nashville! Welcome, Edmonton! The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs featured some stunning upsets. Here's a fresh look at the second-round matchups and where we might be from here. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Finals 2. Ottawa Senators (44-28- 10) vs. 1WC. New York Rangers (48-28- 6) Though it took six games, four of which went to overtime,...
The NHL postseason is here. How will the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs shake out? Is this the year the Toronto Maple Leafs end their championship drought? Can the Pittsburgh Penguins repeat? Will the Chicago Blackhawks keep their decade-long dynasty going? Keep reading to find out. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division...
The NCAA regionals have been over for two weeks, and even though the Frozen Four begins on Thursday, I’m still thinking about the past. I can’t help it. Things didn’t quite go as expected -- not only for my picks but in general. Some things did. High-flying Harvard moved on...
The 2016-17 college hockey season has been an interesting one. Some things stayed the same. The Big Ten Tournament had atrocious attendance, again. At a Michigan State-Ohio State game, around 200 people showed up at Joe Louis Arena. Granted it was a late afternoon game, but the fact that the conference...
The crowd slowly filed into the old but refurbished arena last Tuesday night, eager for the main event. They had been anticipating it for months and after a long process, the big game had finally arrived in Marquette, Michigan. Most of those fans had been in Lakeview Arena before, some...
Alaska is known for many things, including an excessive amount of oil and two Division I college hockey programs. Unfortunately for hockey fans, the former could have a dramatic effect on the latter. There’s a budget crisis going on in the Last Frontier that is caused primarily due to falling...
There's an unconfirmed theory around San Jose that Joe Thornton began growing a beard when the Sharks played their first game in 1991, and he refused to shave until the team won its first Stanley Cup. If true, the theory would explain a lot. The Silicon Valley is a region populated...