Posts Tagged ‘ Eastern Conference ’

Game 7 Battles

April 25, 2012
Game 7 Battles

Those hockey fans in the West know by now that the Western Conference Series have all determined their winners, and match ups. The Kings defeated The Canucks 4-1, the Blues won 4-1 over the Sharks, The Coyotes managed to destroy the Blackhawks 4-2, and the Predators took out the Red Wings 4-1. It has recently been announced by the league that the Coyotes will take on the Predators and the Blues with take on the Kings for the Round 2 Western Conference Semi-finals round. While the Western teams are...

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Hockey 101: Playoffs

March 28, 2012
Hockey 101: Playoffs

So I didn’t write a hockey 101 blog last week, partly because I was on spring break, and partly because I’m not sure there is much more I can explain about hockey. So since the playoff season is going to start soon, I’m going to break down what happens during the playoffs. With less than two weeks left in the current season, it seems like prime time to do this. Who gets into the playoffs? In hockey there are two conferences: Eastern & Western,...

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Rangers Wreck The East

February 6, 2012
Rangers Wreck The East

It sometimes astounds me how different the NHL standings are from season to season. Last season The New York Rangers were beaten out in the first round of the playoffs by the top seeded Philadelphia Flyers, but this season the tables have slightly turned for both the Eastern Conference contenders.  The Rangers have been on top of the conference since the season started, and one of the reasons why this is comes in the form of that wall of a man that is front...

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1-3-1 Controversy

November 15, 2011
1-3-1 Controversy

By now most hockey fans  have heard of the controversy that occurred during a Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers game last Wednesday Night. The Lightning have always used the 1-3-1 system of forechecking in which they sit  in the neutral zone and wait before moving the puck into the defensive zone of their opponents. Clearly fed up with being beat by this system before, The Flyers took to retaliating against them with their own version of the 1-3-1 trap by refusing to attack. Since The Lightning...

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