Tag Archives: Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Last Hurrah: Stanley Cup Contenders Who Fell From the Promised Land

Photo: Getty Images Throughout NHL history, there have been a number of teams who have made the Stanley Cup Final only to fall into mediocrity for years following their appearance in the “Big Dance”. This list includes teams at the … Continue reading

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Flyers’ Matt Niskanen Suspended For One Game After Hitting Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher In Jaw During Game 5

Screencap: TSN The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday evening that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen has been suspended for Game 6 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series after cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden: “We Knew Coming Into The Tournament We Could Have A Lot Of This”

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Wednesday that being without center Nicklas Backstrom, who has missed the past three games due to an undisclosed injury suffered in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Moves Into 18th Place On NHL’s All-Time Stanley Cup Playoff Goal List

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images With his two goal night in the Washington Capitals‘ 3-2 win in Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders, captain Alex Ovechkin moved past Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie … Continue reading

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Capitals Come Back After Slow Start, Extend Series With 3-2 Victory In Game 4 vs. Islanders; Alex Ovechkin Scores Two

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images The Washington Capitals came back from a 2-0 deficit in the second period to defeat the New York Islanders by a score of 3-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Hurricanes’ Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour Fined $25,000 For Calling Officiating “A Joke”

Photo: CBS Boston The NHL announced on Wednesday that Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour was fined $25,000 for calling the officials “a joke” after they did not blow the play dead when goaltender Petr Mrazek covered the puck and … Continue reading

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Brayden Point Nets Game-Winning Goal For Lightning 10:27 Into Fifth Overtime Of Game 1 vs. Blue Jackets

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images There were plenty of storylines entering Game 1 of the first-round series between the No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Lightning and No. 7 seed Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday afternoon after the Blue Jackets stunned the Lightning, … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Preview

How will the NHL’s Western Conference shake out after the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Continue reading

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Eastern Conference First Round Preview

Photo: Mark LoMogio/Getty Images With puck drop on the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than 24 hours away, NoVa Caps takes a look at the Eastern Conference matchups.

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Islanders-Capitals First Round Preview

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals (41-20-8 regular-season record, third seed in Eastern Conference) and New York Islanders (35-23-10 regular-season record, seventh seed in Eastern Conference) will meet in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The … Continue reading

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