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Nashville Predators Suspend A. Kostitsyn and Radulov for Game 3 Against Coyotes

It is official, Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn have been suspended for Game 3 of the Predators series against the Phoenix Coyotes. The Predators, who are currently down 2-0 in the series, have to play without the help of two of their important late-season additions.

Predicting the Second Round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs: NY Rangers vs Washington

This is going to be a quick hit read of predicting the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs.

I'll break down the offensive, defensive, and goaltending advantages and then predict which team will prevail and in how many games.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

New York Rangers (1st, 51-24-7) vs Washington Capitals (7th, 42-32-8)

2012 NHL Playoffs: Predicting the 2nd Round: St.Louis vs. Los Angeles

This is going to be a quick-hit read predicting the second round of the NHL playoffs.

I'll break down the offensive, defensive and goaltending advantages and then predict which team will prevail and in how many games.

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

NHL Playoffs 2012: 5 Best Game 7 Players on the Boston Bruins Active Roster

Head coach Claude Julien and seven individual players have been with the Boston Bruins for each of the franchise’s post-lockout playoff runs, including six Game 7s.

NHL Playoffs: 8 Reasons We Would Love to See a LA Kings vs. Flyers Cup Final

The first round of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs has provided us with some memorable moments and monumental upsets. With parity in the NHL at a level where an upset isn't really that surprising, a couple of lower seeds have made their case for Cup contenders.

NHL Playoffs 2012: Bruins Must Score First, Lead at Intermission in Game 6

The Boston Bruins have taken only three leads at any point of their first five playoff tilts with the Washington Capitals.

The first of those leads froze the moment it was spawned as Chris Kelly finalized a 1-0 overtime decision in Game 1. The second one lasted a mere 13:58 of clock time in Game 3, but was ultimately recompensed by Zdeno Chara with 1:53 left in regulation for 4-3 victory.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pens Defense Have Regained Footing

The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't allowed an even-strength goal in two straight games against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Both wins.

While it has often been special teams that have decided the course of this series, Pittsburgh is decidedly winning the battle at five-on-five and that dynamic was on display again Friday night.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Top 5 Reasons San Jose Sharks Are Done

In the wake of Thursday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, the San Jose Sharks face their second consecutive 3-1 series deficit.

I fully expect to be shaving not only my beard but my head tonight. That is my response to winning only one game in the playoffs.

There are all sorts of statistical reasons this series is over. Coming back from 3-1 is almost as rare as coming back from 3-0. But the reality is that it's because most of those teams are better.

Do the New York Rangers Need a Win Sunday to Stay in the Bruins' Heads?

Posted 03/31/2012 - 09:54 by HockeyPolls

In their first 184 minutes and 56 seconds of competition this season, the New York Rangers have yet to trail the Boston Bruins at any point. Even if you discard Boston’s less-than-commendable effort in a 3-0 decision February 14, you still have two other games in the season series, each with abundant evidence as to who has the upper hand and why.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Can the Boston Bruins Repeat?

With only five games left in the regular season, the Boston Bruins have regained a comfortable lead over the Ottawa Senators for the Northeast Division title and locked in the No. 2 or 3 seed.

After proving last year that they can get through the grind that is the Stanley Cup playoffs, this year’s Bruins have fewer question marks.

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