Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
Kings center Jarret Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of Los Angeles’ second-round playoff series against the Sharks after a hard hit from San Jose’s Raffi Torres in the opener.
Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night.
What to expect when the Bruins and Rangers take the ice for their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.
Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals’ season with what the team says is a hairline fracture in his left foot.
“You can keep writing blogs and deluding yourself and thinking people will buy in,” Jason La Canfora said of Caps owner Ted Leonsis, in an utter verbal beating he unleashed on the entire Washington Capitals organization. One-by-one, La Canfora picked apart each flaw no one seems to want to mention.
106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes, no stranger to radio rants, had an epic blowup on the air Wednesday, holding Alex Ovechkin accountable for his lack of leadership as well as the entire Capitals roster for six straight disappointing seasons. And he does it like no one else.
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings are finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward.
Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.