Eastern Conference

Lightning Depth Begins at Center Ice

The center-ice spot is arguably the single most important position in the National Hockey League. Teams are always seeking talent, intelligence, depth, size, speed, and sandpaper down the middle of the ice as they look to build a contending roster capable of winning a Stanley Cup.

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Brayden Point: The Face of the Franchise in Tampa Bay

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are any hockey fan’s dream. Drama, excitement, unpredictability, passion, and despair all highlight one of the best tournaments on the planet

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New York Islanders: The Gift that Just Keeps on Giving

On July 1, 2018, the New York Islanders lost their captain, best player, and face of the franchise, John Tavares. More than two years later, and the Maple Leafs have failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs. The Islanders, on the other hand, have won three playoff series, and find themselves just three wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals.

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David Krejci’s Playoff Excellence Continues

Between a sluggish Round Robin tournament and Tuukka Rask opting out, it seemed as if the Bruins playoff run could be short-lived. The Bruins were, however, able to overcome those challenges partly due to the play of David Krejci.

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Three Reasons to Fear the Tampa Bay Lightning

Last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with an astounding 62-16-4 record to go along with 128 points-signifying one of the best single-season records in National Hockey League history. A week-and-a-half later, their season was over as the Bolts were swept in the first round in surprising (and convincing) fashion at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets sending shockwaves across the hockey world. 

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Rangers Win Draft Lottery, Will Pick No. 1 Overall

The New York Rangers won the NHL Draft lottery and now hold the No. 1 selection.

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NHL Playoffs Series Outlook: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Boston Bruins

Carolina vs. Boston…here we go again. Last spring, the Carolina Hurricanes campaign came to an end when they were swept (4-0) at the hands of the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals. Fast-forward 15 months and the two teams are scheduled to lock horns, once again, in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in what promises to be a scintillating encounter. So just what can we expect this time around between two evenly-matched, well-coached teams? Let’s read on and find out. 

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Takeaways From New York Rangers’ Loss to Carolina Hurricanes

Liz Pendergraft shares key takeaways from the New York Rangers’ painful playoff exit.

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Secondary Scoring Will Determine Bruins’ Success

With the NHL playoffs approaching, the Boston Bruins are counting on their secondary lines and younger players to be the difference-makers in the scoring column.

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