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April 4th, 2012 at 11:46 PM

The city of Toronto is once going to get a chance to witness professional playoff hockey.  Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have still been eliminated.  You don't have look very far to see the furrowed brow of General Manager Brian Burke and...
April 4th, 2012 at 8:40 PM
St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues have become one of the NHL's elite teams this season.  While the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak was expected to propel the Blues into the upper echelon of the Western Conference, the real surprise has been the emergence of...
April 4th, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Ottawa Senators

Every year in the playoffs there are upsets in the first round as a lower seeded team defeats a higher seeded team. On occasion, the upsetting team is able to carry that momentum beyond a single round and become a Cinderella team going all the way...
April 4th, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Detroit Red Wings fans have seen several glimpses of Gustav Nyquist thanks to the injuries that have plagued their regular roster members this season. Currently with the team, he's accumulated 6 points in his last 10 games while seeing frequent time...
April 4th, 2012 at 1:08 PM
Buffalo Sabres

Anyone catch that game last night? It was phenomenal, exciting, epic and thrilling! We came back from two 3 goal deficits to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in OT and keep our playoff hopes alive! In the third period there was such desperation and...
April 4th, 2012 at 1:01 PM
Arizona Coyotes

The saga about the Phoenix Coyotes took another twisted turn yesterday when the City of Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs "blew a fuse" during the Glendale City Council Budget Workshop. Before the Coyotes' last home game of the season where they blanked...
April 4th, 2012 at 9:27 AM
International Hockey

Dynamo Moscow scored six goals, including three from late-season addition Mikhail Anisin to move into the Gagarin Cup final. Russia’s oldest team easily picked apart its northern rival, SKA St. Petersburg, sweeping the series 4-0. An impressive...
April 4th, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Los Angeles Kings

The end of the NHL season is just 4 days away and most teams have a pretty solid idea of where they will be finishing…unless they reside in the Pacific Division.  In one of the wildest races heading down to the wire that the NHL has seen in...
April 4th, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Since 1980, when the OHL separated from the Ontario Hockey Association, several European countries have had representation in the league as import players. One country with significantly lower numbers than most, though, is Switzerland, a nation that...
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