Battle of Alberta vs. Battle of Florida in Stanley Cup playoffs

Connor McDavid (l.) and Matthew Tkachukphoto† Getty Images The second round of the playoffs worked, in part, the way that the NHL dreamed up when it went to this postseason format of divisional brackets. You can question the wisdom of it happening in the second round, but we’re getting the Battle of Alberta and the … Read more

Washington Capitals face big questions after fourth-straight first-round exit

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals went out early once again.Image† Getty Images The Washington Capitals just pissed away their first round Eastern Conference series against the Florida Panthers. The President’s Trophy winners were on the ropes in three straight games. And the Panthers won all three of those postseason contests in succession, two in … Read more

Alex Ovechkin notches eighth 50-goal season of career

Alex Ovechkin has eight 50-goal seasons.Illustration† Getty Images On Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin recorded his 50th goal of the season. It is his eighth 50-goal season, which ties the record for most in NHL history, along with Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky. But Ovechkin’s accomplishment is far more impressive than those two’s, and eight 50-goal … Read more

Mike Bossy, scoring star of 1980s Islanders dynasty, dies at 65

Image† AP Mike Bossy, star of one of the NHL’s greatest dynasties, died Thursday night according to TVA Sports, a French-language network in Canada where Bossy was a hockey analyst. The Canadian right wing spent his entire 10-year NHL career with the New York Islanders, playing a critical role in their four-straight Stanley Cups from … Read more