The actual 2012 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22nd-23rd in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Every year it seems I contemplate whether or not to go through the intriguing yet […]
Archive for March 28th, 2012
With the Minnesota Wild missing out on post-season play once again, the team decided that it was time to give Jason Zucker a chance to showcase his talents at the […]
The Phoenix Coyotes experienced a fairly disastrous weekend losing in a shootout to San Jose and then getting blanked by St Louis all while watching teams around them win games. […]
Throughout a difficult season for the Tampa Bay Lighting center Steven Stamkos has been scoring goals at a record pace. He eclipsed the team record (held by Vincent Lecavalier) […]
It is becoming an annual affair: the Pacific Division is the league’s pressure-cooker.
It might be safe to say that out of the six Eastern Conference teams still in the hunt for the playoffs, the Boston Bruins have the most difficult schedule of remaining regular season games. The Bruins will first host the 9th seed Washington Capitals, just two points out of playoff contention before heading to New York for back-to-back games against the all-but-eliminated Islanders and a Rangers team which they’re winless against this season. After that, the Bruins will come back home to play the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins, travel to Ottawa to face the team closest to catching them for the Northeast Division lead and close out the season back in Boston against the Buffalo Sabres who are 7-1-2 in their last ten games.
A bit daunting when you think about how inconsistent the Bruins have been at times during the season, eh?
The good news is that the Bruins could potentially clinch a playoff spot in their next game with a win or overtime loss against Washington on Thursday. The bad news is that the division, along with their potential first round opponent, is far from being decided. Pair that with some tough decisions that Boston coach Claude Julien will face regarding starting goaltending and resting key players and you have to think: this will not be an easy two weeks for the Boston Bruins.
Life in the Pacific Division can be very confusing these days. A team can wake up one Saturday, happy-go-lucky, and sitting in 1st place in the division and 3rd place […]
With the season nearing its conclusion, most Islanders fans have already turned the page and are looking forward to next season. That feeling is certainly a common occurence on Long […]
THE STATS LINE 35-27-15 record [20th overall (in points percentage)] 2.44 goals-for per game [25th overall] 2.64 goals-against per game [15th overall] 18.1% power-play success rate [13th overall] 83.7% penalty-kill […]
Few would have predicted late March’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals to feature playoff implications, but with the Caps and Sabres tied with 84 points before their […]
Over the years, there have been hockey teams who have found themselves laden with a roster that does not garner as much fanfare as others. In the OHL, the Guelph […]
The Flyers might be in a tough spot when the NHL playoffs come around in a few weeks. With the New Jersey Devils 4 points behind them, and the Flyers […]