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Poll: Will the Caps finally make it to the Stanley Cup Final?
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This post is part of Capitals Day on PHT…… If you’re a fan of the Washington Capitals, you’re used to having a lot of fun between October and April. Once mid-April hits, things become a little more frustrating. There’s no denying that the Capitals

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The Jets are finally interesting
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Slowly but surely — emphasis on slowly — that has all started to change for the Jets. Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, just put together one of the best rookie seasons for an 18-year-old in recent NHL memory with his 36-goal in 73 games performance. Mark Scheifele, just now entering […]

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Goaltending may finally be strength for Winnipeg Jets
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The Ondrej Pavelec era in Winnipeg is – mercifully – over. Seeing the regularly underwhelming netminder leave for the Rangers isn’t the only reason why the Jets’ goaltending situation looks as promising as it ever has been. With the addition of Steve Mason and the possible ascension of Connor Hellebuyck, this franchise hasn’t enjoyed this […]

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Antti Niemi finally getting bought out by Dallas Stars
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The Dallas Stars finally learned their lesson after this season about sub-par goaltending. Now, they’re finally bidding farewell to one of their aforementioned sub-par goalies, Antti Niemi, who will have the final year of his misbegotten contact bought out after being placed on waivers. Niemi is scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2017-18, and league rules […]

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What We Learned: Predators stick to their game, finally break through vs. Penguins
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JUNE 03: Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) in Game Three of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The team’s response to the first […]

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Ducks feed off disrespect to finally win Game 7 at home
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ANAHEIM — The Ducks’ annual Game 7 colonoscopy began with the most bitter taste of all. Shea Theodore recovered a puck behind John Gibson’s net, after Edmonton’s Patrick Maroon checked it loose from Ryan Kesler. He skated out and in front of Gibson. Suddenly the puck was acting if it knew the time and date […]

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Ducks finally earn Game 7 victory, eliminate Oilers
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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks ended their streak of five straight Game 7 losses with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three years. Andrew Cogliano scored the […]

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Senators finally get good start at MSG, close out Rangers in Game 6
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The Ottawa Senators celebrate after Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in New York. The Senators won 4-2. NEW YORK – The Ottawa Senators did two things in Game 6 that helped them close out the New York Rangers and advance […]

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Alex Ovechkin, Capitals stars finally shine vs. Penguins
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Confidence is never exactly in abundance for the Washington Capitals in the second round of the playoffs. Especially when the Pittsburgh Penguins are on the other side of the ice. Ovechkin was coming off his worst performance of the 2017 postseason: Failing to score, mustering only four shot attempts and taking two minor penalties in […]

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Dallas Stars Daily Links: With Highest Draft Spot in Decades, Stars Finally Get a Big Win This Season
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The Dallas Stars, and their fans, have plenty to be excited about with the team winning a top-three spot in the 2017 NHL Draft lottery. For one thing, it’s the biggest victory of the season, as Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News points out. Dallas doesn’t have much history to speak of with high […]

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NHL Three Stars: Ducks finally win; Nashville rolls over St. Louis
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EDMONTON, AB – APRIL 30: Jakob Silfverberg #33 and Josh Manson #42 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate Silfverberg’s goal against the Edmonton Oilers in Game Three of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place

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Prediction recap: Braden Holtby finally shines in Game 5
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The Caps are headed to the second round thanks to their 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6. Here are three key observations from Game 6. 1. Overtime domination There were stretches of this game in which Toronto was the better team, but when it mattered the most, Washington delivered. The […]

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