Maple Leafs, Bruins no strangers to nail-biting Game 7 showdown

Tuesday’s Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs contest (CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET) marks the fifth Game 7 in history between the Original Six rivals. Like the four previous Game 7s, the 2019 series finale will be played in Boston. All four so far have featured third-period comebacks. Here’s a look at the Game 7 history between the sides: April 3,… Read More »

Ehlers played final game of playoffs on fractured leg

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers admitted this morning he skated on a fractured leg in Game 6 of the team’s playoff series with the St. Louis Blues. He sustained the injury blocking a shot from defenceman Colton Parayko in Game 5 in Winnipeg on Thursday. “It did not feel great. We tried a lot of things to make… Read More »

‘I can’t think of a player that likes it’: NHLers on playoff format

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That does not mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL’s current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams shows that almost half favour… Read More »

Philadelphia Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of everything the Flyers stand for,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said… Read More »

Why the Winnipeg Jets Fell Flat in Games 5 & 6

report this ad The Winnipeg Whiteout is over early. After capturing two well-deserved wins against the St. Louis Blues in Games 3 and 4 and drawing even in the first-round series at two games apiece, the Winnipeg Jets lost Games 5 and 6 and their Stanley Cup quest came to an end exactly a month earlier than a… Read More »

Jets’ playoff run ended too soon

ST. LOUIS — This one is going to sting for a while. Yes, there was plenty of shock inside the Winnipeg Jets’ room following a surprisingly early playoff exit, a development few predicted when the puck dropped on the 2018-19 season. The club was viewed as a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, and that didn’t seem to change despite… Read More »

Sharks stay alive with double-OT win over Golden Knights

Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Just 31 seconds after Barclay Goodrow was called for slashing Brayden McNabb, it was Hertl recovering the loose puck and… Read More »

Leafs facing the pressure as another Game 7 in Boston awaits

Game 7 in Boston is not a comfortable position for long-suffering Leafs fans. They’ve been here before, and they’ll be there again after the Bruins’ impressive 4-2 win in Toronto on Sunday forced another Game 7 between the storied franchises. It will be the third since 2013. The Maple Leafs and their fans need not be reminded how the previous… Read More »

Maple Leafs facing the pressure as another Game 7 in Boston awaits

Game 7 in Boston is not a comfortable position for long-suffering Leafs fans. They’ve been here before, and they’ll be there again after the Bruins’ impressive 4-2 win in Toronto on Sunday forced another Game 7 between the storied franchises. It will be the third since 2013. The Maple Leafs and their fans need not be reminded how the previous… Read More »

Bruins impose will on Leafs to force series back to Boston

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarter-final at three games apiece. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, which got 22 saves from Tuukka Rask in staving off elimination. David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins,… Read More »