2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL Playoffs 2015: TV Schedule, Live Stream Guide for Friday's Stanley Cup Games

Posted 04/24/2015 - 06:00 by HockeyPolls

The 2015 NHL postseason is a freight train that cannot be stopped and is chugging along toward a trio of Game 5 action Friday.

Two teams will have the chance to add their names to the list of second-round contestants, as the Montreal Canadiens look to oust the Ottawa Senators, while the New York Rangers aspire to take the series from the Pittsburgh Penguins at home.

NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: Matchups, Predictions and Saturday's Round 1 Guide

Posted 04/18/2015 - 09:24 by HockeyPolls

We're only four days in, but the 2015 NHL playoffs are in full swing entering Saturday as the league's 16 best are showing their hunger for the Stanley Cup.

NHL Playoffs 2015: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info, Odds for Saturday's Round 1

Posted 04/18/2015 - 06:00 by HockeyPolls

Whether one craves down-to-the-wire drama and epic comebacks or the simple upset, the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs have already delivered heading into the postseason's first weekend.

NHL's 8 Most Hate-Filled, Heated Rivalries Based on Geography

"Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy."  - General George Patton, Speech to the Third Army

New York Rangers Free Agency 2012: 5 Top Reasons to Play for the Blueshirts

"I'll never be your beast of burden. I'll never be your beast of burden. Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be."

Stanley Cup Playoffs: How the NHL Should Format the Postseason

Posted 07/17/2012 - 19:15 by HockeyPolls

NHL fans and commentators have stated over the years that the regular season is not all that important when it comes to winning the Stanley Cup. Provided that a team can make the postseason, the results from the regular season are not considered all that insightful for predicting who will win the conference and league championships.

That opinion is supported by the fact that the NHL has had its fair share of low-seeded conference champions in the last couple of decades.

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Picking the NHL Tournament's All-Rookie Team

Posted 06/12/2012 - 15:33 by HockeyPolls

While it is not possible every year, the just-concluded 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs offered enough noteworthy freshman performers at each position to compose an All-Rookie team.

Each member spent all or part of the 2011-12 regular season at an amateur or minor league level. But for two or more NHL postseason rounds, they jutted among or above their teammates by either holding their own in a showdown with veterans, having a hand in multiple game-winning plays, or just getting rewarded for grunt work.

Stanley Cup Finals: 5 Goats for Devils During Series with Kings

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated in six games by the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals.  The Devils fell behind three games to none, but rallied to force a Game 6.  They were only the third team in NHL history and the first since 1945 to accomplish this feat.

Los Angeles Kings Complete Trend of Hot Teams Winning Championships

People may have missed it, but last night was a historic night for the sporting world. The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. What makes it even more historic is that the Kings were the first ever No. 8 seed to win a championship in either the NHL or NBA (the MLB and NFL don't go as far down as an eight seed). 

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Postseason Solidified Jonathan Quick's Star Status

Posted 06/12/2012 - 11:24 by HockeyPolls

Jonathan Quick was a very good goalie coming into the 2011-12 season, perhaps even one of the better goalies in the NHL.

But with a Stanley Cup championship now on his resume after a dominant postseason run, it's safe to say Quick is one of a few elite goalies in the NHL—some might argue he's the best netminder, period— and a true star in the NHL.

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