Category Archives: Pittsburgh Penguins

How Phil Kessel made two teams winners on July 1st



For the Toronto Maple Leafs, turmoil seemed to be the name of the game. They’ve made the playoffs only once in the past decade, the teams they put together always seem to disappoint and the fans are as ruthless as can be. Justifiably so, since it has been almost 50 years since the city of Toronto has seen a Stanley Cup Final. Read more

FTHN Rumor Roundup: Malkin wants out? Rick Nash on the move? And more…

Nash chased by Malkin (Getty)

Nash chased by Malkin (Getty)

You have to love hockey! Two teams have just begun to battle for the most coveted prize in sports, while big names like Evgeni Malkin and Rick Nash are in trade rumors. The game is played on ice, but there’s no cooling down the speculation. Read more

FTHN Playoff Report: Rangers get off to fast start, Wings find a way

Brassard scores 28 seconds into the playoffs (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Brassard scores 28 seconds into the playoffs (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Last night’s action in the Eastern Conference started off fast as Derick Brassard lit the lamp for the favored Rangers just 28 seconds in. Meanwhile, Pavel Datsyuk aka: The Magic Man mystified Ben Bishop to give Detroit a series lead. Read more

3 Predictions: Flames fizzle, Kings in then out and no Sidney Crosby this postseason

That 70'S LINE (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

That 70’S LINE (Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

The playoffs are only 8 days away and set to begin on April 15th. If the post-season were to start today, the defending Cup champs Los Angeles would not be in it. Here’s 3 predictions before the playoffs begin. Read more

Virtually locked up Eastern Conference is all about positioning now


Price is screened by Helm (Photo: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The 8 teams that currently hold playoff spots today, will likely be the same ones holding them at the close of the regular season.
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NHL Eastern Conference: Odds of making the playoffs

New York Islanders' John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

New York Islanders’ John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

As we near the 41 game mark for some teams, it signifies the mid-way point of the NHL season. Although it is still early, many teams have gotten off to starts that have laid the foundation for clinching a playoff berth. Let’s check in on the Eastern Conference and see who the odds are in favor of. Read more

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