Tag: Stanley Cup

Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his 10th win of the postseason by making 33 saves in a 4-2 win for the Golden Knights to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.

May 17, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Victor Hedman

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs to extend his point streak (1-10–11) to eight games in a 4-2 Game 3 win over the Washington Capitals to cut their opponent’s Eastern Conference Final series lead in half.

May 16, 2018

My Top 5 | Postseason shot leaders

By: Chris Lomon

Who are the big shots (on the teams still competing for hockey’s top team trophy) when it comes to taking the most shots in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs?

May 15, 2018

'Fast and fearless', Point making waves this postseason

By: Chris Lomon

Brayden Point was determined to make a point when he was added to the Team Orr squad. And did he ever.

May 15, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Jonathan Marchessault

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Jonathan Marchessault scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in Monday's 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets to even the Western Conference Final to one game apiece. 

May 15, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | John Carlson

By: Nadia Vocaturo

John Carlson picked up a pair of assists for his 11th this postseason, to lead all defencemen in the category, while helping the Washington Capitals to a 6-2 victory in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night.

May 14, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Mark Scheifele

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Mark Scheifele scored his league-best 12th goal of the postseason, as part of his eighth multi-point effort, to help the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday night.

May 13, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Ovechkin

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Alex Ovechkin helped the Washington Capitals start their Eastern Conference Final on the right foot with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night.

May 12, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Paul Stastny

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Paul Stastny posted a three-point night Thursday, which included the series-clinching goal in a 5-1 win that sent the Winnipeg Jets to the first Western Conference Final in franchise history.

May 11, 2018

'Saucer-eyed': Caps, others count on rookies in NHL playoffs

By: Canadian Press

The 50 rookie skaters in these playoffs are the most since teams used 54 in 2005-06. That could be a reflection of teams having greater trust in young players arriving from junior hockey or college, or the need to stock rosters with cheap talent as a greater percentage of the salary cap is devoted to the elite.

May 10, 2018

Student of the game? Scheifele has graduated to stardom

By: Chris Lomon

The “student of the game” has graduated to NHL stardom. It was something one of Mark Scheifele’s former coaches saw coming a long time ago.

May 8, 2018

My Top 5 | Blocked Shots

By: Chris Lomon

Who has the best shot-stopping stats so far in the 2017-18 postseason? Hint: Three Washington Capitals made the cut.

May 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 5:27 into overtime, assisted by a takeaway from Alex Ovechkin, which sent No 92 on a breakaway to propel the Washington Capitals to their first Eastern Conference Final since 1998 a 2-1 win over their rival Pittsburgh Penguins Monday Night.

May 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves to turn in his fourth shutout of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs, guiding the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 series-clinching win over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.

May 7, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Kyle Connor

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Ten games into his first Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kyle Connor’s confidence paid off in a Winnipeg Jets’ franchise rookie record and a pair of his first NHL postseason goals Saturday in a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of their Western Conference Second Round.

May 7, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Tuch

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Alex Tuch posted his second multi-point game of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a pair of goals to help the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks Friday and a 3-2 series lead.

May 5, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Pekka Rinne

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Blocker, glove, knob – you name it, Pekka Rinne used it to help the Nashville Predators even their Western Conference second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets in a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

May 4, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Ondrej Palat

By: Nadia Vocaturo

For the second straight game, Ondrej Palat cashed in the game-winning goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning – this time to help his team to a 4-1 victory and an Eastern Conference Second Round lead over the Boston Bruins.

May 3, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Dustin Byfuglien

By: Nadia Vocaturo

If there was any doubt that Dustin Byfuglien was loving grinding out an eventual 7-4 win to help the Winnipeg Jets take a 2-1 series lead over the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, you just had to look at his dance moves.

May 2, 2018

My Top 5 | Active Playoff Scoring Defencemen

By: Chris Lomon

Which five current NHL D-men get an A-plus when it comes to contributing the most on the scoresheet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

May 1, 2018