Metropolitan Division

Injury-Plagued Squads Make Changes Heading to Game Five

If you’ve watched any of the the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, you know it’s been a physical series. The Hurricanes have out-hit the Capitals...

Hurricanes Look to Even Series in Game Four

After getting off to a slow start in the first two games of the series, the Hurricanes bounced back and took Game Three by storm. So far, the Hurricanes have dominated the series in 5-on-5 hockey, and quite fra...

Game 4: Isles Sweep Pens Out of Playoffs

For the first 35 seconds – the first 2:08, really – things were going the Penguins’ way in Game 4. The Penguins’ top-line pair of Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, held off the scoresheet throughout this seri...

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Jackets v @ Lightning 4/16/19

NHL brackets across the world bust out as the Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Presidents' Trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.  The Blue Jackets wi...

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Jackets v Lightning 4/14/2019

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.  The Blue Jackets lead the series against the Presidents' Trophy winner 3-0 .  (Rachel Lewi...

Game 2: Pens Look to Rally from 0-2 Deficit

Sidney Crosby was back in his practice stall Saturday in the Pittsburgh suburb of Cranberry, away from the hostile environs of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders had sent Crosby’s Penguins pack...

Retro Rangers: Making a Case for the Cat

I’ll get right to the point, Emile “The Cat” Francis deserves a banner with his name on it up in the rafters at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers have already retired the numbers of five of his former players ...

Game 1: Isles Beat Pens, 4-3, in OT

On paper, the challenge for the Penguins seemed clear as they entered their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. How would the NHL’s sixth highest-scoring team crack a system that, under f...