The NHL has released the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals and Western Conference Finals based on multiple playoff scenarios.
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Pittsburgh is supposedly searching for answers after a 5-1 loss in Game 2 on Friday, while Tampa is just looking to ride a wave of confidence and momentum towards a 2-1 series lead.
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The first round playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning kicks off tonight at 7pm and is set to be an intriguing one.
Pittsburgh instead turned their sights to Brian Gibbons and Paul Thompson, two college free agents willing to sacrifice performance bonuses and the ability to burn the first year of their two-year ELC’s. Neither player attracted the buzz of Da Costa, but they still carry impressive resumes that caught the attention of a number of NHL teams.
On Sunday at 6pm EST, another episode The Hockey Writers Live airs with hosts Mike Colligan and Jim Neveau. This week, the THW Live team is joined by guests Adam […]
Stephane Da Costa is the latest potential diamond in the NCAA rough – a late-blooming talent who is a free agent because he was never drafted by an NHL team. The native of Paris, France received a few NHL offers following his freshman season but chose to return to school to work on his game. It seems to have paid off.