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Barry Trotz: this where the heartbreaks end

For this writer the most beautiful aspect of the Washington Capitals first Stanley Cup win is that gave head coach Barry Trotz some richly deserved glory and immortality after 19 seasons of solid hockey coachin...

Peters Resigns From Hurricanes

After 4 seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, Coach Bill Peters resigned on Friday April 20th after another disappointing season, going 36-35-11. Peters missed the playoffs all four years coaching the club and ...

Close, But Good Enough

The Golden Knights-Kings series has been a goaltending battle for the ages, with each game being decided by one goal in an ascending range. The first, 1-0; the second, 2-1 (OT); the third, 3-2. As the fourth be...

Battle Royal(e)

In a series dominated by two goalies at the peak of their games, it only made sense that Marc-Andre Fleury and Jonathan Quick would do it once more Sunday night with their series returned to LA. Save for sav...

See You Later?

There wasn’t much to be said in advance of the Ducks-Sharks game on Saturday night except one thing: the Ducks better be better, or there might not be a game five late next week. This could be the end of hockey...

No Surprise Here?

Is anybody going to surprise anybody this playoff season? Looking at the matchups, it seems surprisingly easy to call most of the series. That Washington-Columbus one might be a bit sticky, and who knows what V...

Brown’s Pants Trick

Playing for nothing. It’s not just the fate of the non-playoff team. It’s also what haunts the mind of the teams that have clinched but who could move up or down the standings pending the outcome of the last re...

Kings Inch Closer

In the ongoing saga of who wants and who does not want to get into the NHL playoffs from the Western Conference, the Avs blew a point and squeaked a point on Sunday (Anaheim beat them in OT), then headed up the...

Ducks Pull OT Miracle–Again

Neither team could afford to give up two points. Other teams fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference didn’t want the game to be a three-point affair. That was the story at Honda Center on ...

Another Three-Pointer

If you were wondering where the Kings-Ducks rivalry went somewhere around 2012, and thought you saw it come back in  2014 when the Kings beat Anaheim in a come-from-behind seven-game win, you probably like this...