Inside the Rangers-Hurricanes matchup

The Rangers are on the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2017. Their opponents, the Hurricanes, are back here for a second straight season and the third time in the last four years. There is no doubt the Rangers are the underdogs, but this is a team that made … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champions, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues – Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champions, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues – Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoff second-round storylines highlighted by rivalry series

The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are still alive in the Eastern Conference. The Colorado Avalanche, Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers fill out the Western Conference bracket. We have rivalries in the United States and Canada taking center stage, a team going for a three-peat, and so … Read more

3 Keys: Panthers at Capitals, Game 6 of Eastern First Round

(1A) Panthers at (WC2) Capitals 7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, NBCSWA, BSFL Florida leads best-of-7 series 3-2 The Florida Panthers advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1996 when they visit the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Friday. Florida leads 3-2 in the … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – X factors, predictions for Bruins-Hurricanes, Lightning-Maple Leafs, Kings-Oilers

While the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs included a few too many blowouts for our liking, it also provided at least three Game 7s, the ultimate “tension convention.” According to ESPN Stats & Information, Saturday will be the first time since April. 30, 2014, there will be three Game 7s played on … Read more

3 Keys: Penguins at Rangers, Game 5 of the Eastern First Round

(3M) Penguins at (2M) Rangers 7 pm ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG, ATTSN-PT Pittsburgh leads the best-of-7 series 3-1 The New York Rangers return home after two road losses to elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a must-win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square … Read more