The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

There was this coach I heard about. He hadn’t yet served as an NHL head coach. His qualifications indicated he was ready to do so. So like a fan of a new indie band double-checking its coolness with a music snob, I reached out to an NHL team executive to ask how they felt about … Read more

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

Wilson out for Capitals in Game 2 against Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Tom Wilson will not play for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Thursday (7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The forward sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 4-2 victory in Game … Read more

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(WC2) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The Florida Panthers are determined to rebound against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at FLA Live Arena on Thursday after losing 4-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday. The Panthers reviewed … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

Ovechkin to play for Capitals in Game 1 against Panthers

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin will play for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). Ovechkin smiled and said “we’ll see” when asked if he will play Tuesday, but the forward will return … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs. Capitals first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs.  Capitals first-round preview

(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points Capitals: 44-26-12, 100 points Season series: FLA 2-1-0; WSH 1-1-1 Game 1: Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, BSFL, NBCSWA, SN360, TVAS) All eyes will be on the Florida Panthers as they start the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The Panthers won the … Read more

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Panthers can clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Panthers can clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are four days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Super 16: Panthers No. 1 in power rankings for second straight week

Super 16: Panthers No. 1 in power rankings for second straight week

The Avalanche were No. 1 for 12 straight weeks before the Panthers knocked them out last week. They are No. 2 again this week. The Calgary Flames moved up two spots to No. 4 and the Tampa Bay Lightning three to No. 6. The New York Rangers are down four spots and sitting at No. … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26: Eastern Conference Tea Florida Panthers will clinch the Presidents’ Trophy: If they defeat the Boston Bruins in any fashion (7 p.m. ET; NESN, BSFL, ESPN+, NHL LIVE) AND the St. Louis Blues defeat the Colorado Avalanche in any fashion (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, … Read more