Round-Robins Take Center Stage

With just one best-of-5 series heading for Game 5 (Toronto Maple Leafs v Columbus Blue Jackets), Saturday saw two round-robin showdowns. Saturday's action wasn't as exciting as Friday's but we were treated to 12 goals and an overtime. Eastern Conference Philadelphia Flyers v Tampa Bay Lightning4-1Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice to give the Philadelphia Flyers a... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Qualifiers – Day 7

We all probably thought there was no way Friday could top Thursday's events which saw 28 goals, 10 of which game in the round-robin game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the St. Louis Blues and the Columbus Blue Jackets come from 3-0 down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime, but we... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Qualifiers – Day 6

Heading in to Day 6 the Calgary Flames knew all they needed was a victory against the Winnipeg Jets to become the second team, and first in the West, to secure their place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was an exciting day of hockey with 28 goals scored, 10 of which came in the... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup – Day 5

Day 4 of the season's Stanley Cup saw the Carolina Hurricanes sweep the New York Rangers. The New York Islanders headed in to the day hoping to do the same against the Florida Panthers. Day 5 saw more round-robin games with the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars going head to head, as well as the... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup – Day 4

The Stanley Cup is now well under way, with Day 4 featuring only Best-of-5 series games. Heading in to the day the Carolina Hurricanes knew that victory would secure them the series and they'd be moving on to the Playoffs, after taking a 2-0 lead on Monday. The Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames also faced... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Playoffs – Day 3

We're already on Day 3 of the 2019/20 Stanley Cup Playoff campaign. The first two days brought us some shocks, edge-of-your seat moments, an overtime and 48 goals. Day three treated us to four best-of-5 series games (two Eastern, two Western) and two Round-Robin games (one Eastern, one Western Conference), not one, but two hat... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Playoffs – Day 2

144 days on from the pause, Saturday saw the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sunday's games completed the first round of the Best-of-5 series (1 Eastern, 2 Western Conference), as well as giving us the beginning of the Round-Robin mini-series (1 Eastern, 1 Western). The total goal tally for Day 2 was 20,... Continue Reading →

Stanley Cup Playoffs – Day 1

142 days after the NHL paused its season due to COVID-19, the Stanley Cup Playoffs have officially started!Each team played an exhibition game earlier this week, but it's all business from here on in. There hasn't been a best-of-5 series in the NHL since 1986. The League used them for the preliminary round of the... Continue Reading →

Pre-Cup Friendlies – Day 2

Tuesday saw the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames all took to the ice for the first time in months. Wednesday played host to the Carolina Hurricanes meeting Metro rivals, the Washington Capitals, as the New York Islanders did with the Rangers. Tampa Bay Lightning faced off... Continue Reading →

Pre-Cup Friendlies – Day 1

With the Stanley Cup playoffs finally set to commence, each team has been given one friendly to get back in to the swing of things after a long break due to Covid-19. Tuesday's games saw the Pittsburgh Penguins take on local rivals the Philadelphia Flyers, the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Montreal Canadiens, and the... Continue Reading →

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