The NHL playoffs are off to a heart-pounding start with a record 17 games going to overtime in the first round.
Although Joe Thornton and Dustin Brown might not agree on much else over the next two weeks, both captains believe hockey has never been bigger or better in California, from the thriving youth game all the way to their state’s three winning NHL clubs.
There is one key explanation, above all others, for why the Rangers are heading to the Eastern Conference semifinals. “Henrik Lundqvist,” Capitals forward Troy Brouwer said. “Plain and simple.”
Steve Kolbe is joined by Kevin Thomas & Andy Snakovsky to bring you the latest on the NHL Playoffs.
His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team’s season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday.
The Maple Leafs have won two straight to force a winner-takes-all Game 7 against the Bruins, and even Bruins DieHard doesn’t have much confidence in the home-town team.
Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.
The Bruins will have to overcome some unorthodox travel plans if they hope to win their series against Toronto.
Don’t count them out yet, according to players and coach Mike Babcock, who took time at the airport to tell reporters they’re ready to win game six Friday night.
The confident aura the Golden State Warriors are giving off right now might be the only thing brighter than those yellow shirts every home fan is expected to be wearing again for Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night at ear-piercing Oracle Arena.
The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls are getting ready for Friday’s pivotal game 3.
Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.