With the proposed 24-team NHL play-in format, the Montreal Canadiens have a chance to make the 16-team playoffs. In the play-in round, the Habs will face the Pittsburg Penguins, who had 15 more points in the standings during the regular season. Montreal Canadiens’ Karl Alzner and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Bryan Rust (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gene J. Puskar) Both teams had … [Read more...] about Canadiens vs. Penguins Playoff Series: How Do They Match Up?
May 28 has given us a lot of National Hockey League memories through the decades. Among them are two Hall of Famers calling it a career, numerous Stanley Cup Final victories and a huge swing and miss in the draft. Roy Hangs Them Up Whether you loved or hated Patrick Roy during his playing days, you have to respect what he accomplished in the NHL. Many argue that he is the … [Read more...] about Today in Hockey History: May 28
Hockey fans in Steel Town, USA look back on May 26 with a great amount of fondness. In addition, this date was a big date for coaching changes in the National Hockey League and it also saw the start of a new tradition after winning the Stanley Cup. Penguins Rule the Day May 26 has given Pittsburgh Penguins fans many reasons to cheer over the years. Starting in 1986, when … [Read more...] about Today in Hockey History: May 26
It’s been over 10 weeks since the NHL indefinitely postponed the 2019-20 season. Fans were finally given some hope last week regarding the league’s return. While nothing is set in stone, it appears that a 24-team, bracket-style playoff will determine this season’s Stanley Cup champion. Under the proposed format, the Pittsburgh Penguins would be the Eastern Conference’s 5th … [Read more...] about Penguins vs. Canadiens – Potential First-Round Matchup Preview
May 25 is one of the most memorable days in National Hockey League history. Not only was a bold prediction made true, but three Stanley Cup champions were crowned as well. Messier Backs Up His Guarantee “We will win tonight.” That was the famous quote from New York Rangers captain Mark Messier prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New Jersey Devils. … [Read more...] about Today in Hockey History: May 25