Eastern Conference

Todd Reirden, Capitals

Caps Make Change, Relieve Reirden as Coach

In June, 2018, when Barry Trotz departed the Capitals organization days after the franchise won their first Stanley Cup, Brian MacLellan's job was to find a quality replacement. Ideally, it would be a candidate...

Charlie McAvoy, A Man Among Boys

Loose headline translation: Charlie McAvoy has been good. Very good. The Boston Bruins took care of business against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sure, the offense ...

Boston Advances Past Carolina

Perennial playoff heroes aren't easy to come by and the Boston Bruins are fortunate to have a few of them. Once again the Bruins were powered by veteran centers David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron, as Boston clos...

Despite Best Efforts, Jackets Fall in Five

John, Jarmo and Ryan. Whether they knew it or not, they were to be the starring cast for the Blue Jackets 10 years ago. It was them, one from the bench, one from a suite atop and one helping bring Seth Jones...

DeBrusk, Bruins Dominate 3rd Period

Trailing by two going into the final 20 minutes of play wasn't enough to deter the Boston Bruins, who scored four goals in less than six minutes to take a commanding 3-1 series led over the Carolina Hurricanes....

Boston Pulls Ahead As Rask Pulls Up Stakes

Just about an hour and a half before the start of game three between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins, Boston announced that starting goaltender Tuukka Rask had opted out of the NHL bubble in Toronto. ...

Bergeron Wins Game One in Double OT

The Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins renewed NHL Playoff acquaintances in Toronto on Wednesday morning in typical 2020 fashion. It took a Patrice Bergeron snap-shot at 1:13 of the second overtime to break ...

Early Exit Edmonton, Sad but True

If there's one thing that makes me want to call the qualifying round, or round-of-24, part of the actual playoffs and not just the manufactured (albiet entertaining) tournament designated to decide the fate of ...

Leafs Find Own-Comeback Magic to Force Game 5

No, you're not reading the same story from Thursday night. And yes, I'm sure it's not the other way around. Though I understand your skepticism, yet another 3-0 deficit was blown. On back-to-back nights no less...