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Rangers vs. Lightning: Game 6 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs

May 26th, 2015
Technically, the New York Rangers were the winners in their 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday. In reality, hockey fans everywhere are the true winners because they get to watch a Game 7 with a spot in the Stanley Cup ...

From Party Boy to Poster Boy: How Patrick Kane Became Hockey’s All-American Hero

May 26th, 2015
CHICAGO — Patrick Kane hasn't had one of his infamous incidents off the ice in three years. But that doesn't stop NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose job is to worry about the league's image, from getting a little jumpy at the mention of his name.Kane is the NHL's most recognizable ...

Rangers vs. Lightning: Game 6 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs

May 26th, 2015
The New York Rangers were in a bit of trouble as they headed into the third period of Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. While they held a 2-1 lead, they had been outskated and outplayed by the Lightning in the last five minutes of the first period and the ...

NHL Playoffs 2015: Last-Minute Preview and Prediction for Rangers vs. Lightning

May 26th, 2015
On the verge of being eliminated from the 2015 NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers need goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to perform like the former Vezina Trophy winner that he is in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Steven Stamkos-led Tampa Bay Lightning. It's been an up-and-down series for ...

Are Shorthanded Blackhawks Finally Out of Miracles in Western Conference Final?

May 26th, 2015
The Chicago Blackhawks remain a fearsome lot, and finishing them for good figures to be akin to knocking out Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Their reputation of invincibility in late-series playoff games, however, is finished. Or is it? How the Blackhawks respond to something that had never happened in the ...

Ken Hitchcock, Blues Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

May 26th, 2015
Despite three consecutive first-round exits in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ken Hitchcock will return to coach the St. Louis Blues in 2015-16.   According to the team's official Twitter account, the organization agreed to a one-year deal with the 63-year-old native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: General manager Doug Armstrong and Hitchcock addressed ...

Would Stanley Cup Make Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Greatest Goalie of Generation?

May 26th, 2015
The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist has a stacked resume, including a Vezina Trophy, an Olympic gold medal and numerous All-Star Game appearances.What would a Stanley Cup mean to his legacy? Does he need a ring to be considered an all-time great?Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NHL Analyst ...

Stock Watch for Top Free Agents in the 2015 NHL Offseason

May 26th, 2015
Prior to the start of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, we ranked the 10 best NHL free agents in his year's offseason. With the July 1 start of the free-agency period just over a month away, it's worthwhile to revisit that ranking and update the stock of the best available players.  Various ...

NHL Playoffs 2015: Latest Stanley Cup Standings, Predictions and Key Storylines

May 26th, 2015
This time, the Anaheim Ducks did not fall short in overtime. After losing in triple overtime in Game 2 and double overtime in Game 4, the Ducks took advantage of an early turnover in overtime by the Chicago Blackhawks and won the pivotal Game 5 when Matt Beleskey converted a Ryan ...

Pros and Cons of Noah Hanifin as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

May 26th, 2015
Originally considered a near-guaranteed top-four selection, Noah Hanifin has gradually become a possibility for the Carolina Hurricanes at No. 5. Hanifin, a 6'2" defenseman from Boston College, stands out as the consensus best player at his position in the 2015 NHL draft. He's a power-play quarterback with size, a puck-moving rearguard ...