NHL Eastern Metropolitain 2018-19 Season Preview

September 25, 2018

Top Fantasy Picks from the NHL Eastern Metropolitain Division The fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at the Eastern Metropolitain division franchise players. Top Washington Capitals Player Alex Ovechkin, LW — Ovechkin is the only player in the NHL to score at least 49 goals and have at least 139 hits in a single season, and he has accomplished that eight times since…

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NHL Eastern Atlantic 2018-19 Season Preview

September 23, 2018

Top Fantasy Picks from the NHL Eastern Atlantic Division The fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at the Eastern Atlantic division franchise players. Top Tampa Bay Lightning Players Nikita Kucherov, RW — The 25-year-old finished third in the NHL with 100 points (39 goals, 61 assists) in 80 games. He also finished top 10 in shots on goal (279), power-play points (36) and…

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Capitals at Golden Knights Game 5

June 7, 2018

Capitals at Golden Knights Game 5 Preview The Washington Capitals are venturing to Vegas with more than just breaking the bank on their minds – they are looking to capture their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. The Capitals can do precisely that on Thursday as they look to secure Washington’s first professional sports championship since 1992 with a win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 at…

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Golden Knights at Capitals Game 4

June 4, 2018

Golden Knights at Capitals Game 4 Preview The Washington Capitals hope the momentum of their first-ever home win in the Stanley Cup Finals will go a long way toward recording another versus the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 on Monday, thereby bringing them one victory away from grabbing the chalice for the first time in franchise history. Three-time Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin scored the signature diving goal in…

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Capitals at Golden Knights Game 2

May 30, 2018

Capitals at Golden Knights Game 2 Preview Those looking to break the bank in Sin City have often tried to disprove the theory that “The House always wins,” often times leaving with a bruised ego and a lighter wallet. The Vegas Golden Knights, who have posted better odds at home than most tables in the casino, aim to continue their good fortune at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday in Game 2…

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NHL Stanley Cup Finals Preview: Capitals at Golden Knights Game 1

May 28, 2018

Capitals at Golden Knights Game 1 Preview The Vegas Golden Knights started their inaugural season looking to be competitive and could end it with a championship as they host the Washington Capitals on Monday night for Game 1 of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals. The Golden Knights needed only 15 games to dispatch Los Angeles, San Jose and Winnipeg in the Western Conference playoffs to give themselves seven days off…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Lightning at Capitals Game 4

May 17, 2018

Lightning at Capitals Game 4 Preview The Tampa Bay Lightning fought their way back in the series with a vastly improved performance and the reward is a chance to even the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night when they visit the Washington Capitals for Game 4. All-Stars Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov combined for seven points as the Lightning recorded a 4-2 victory Tuesday in Washington after dropping the…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Jets at Golden Knights Game 3

May 16, 2018

Jets at Golden Knights Game 3 Preview Playing on the road has not fazed the Winnipeg Jets in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and they need to continue that strong play away from home as the Western Conference finals shift to Las Vegas for Game 3 Wednesday against the Golden Knights. Vegas snatched home ice with a gritty 3-1 victory Monday in Game 2 at Winnipeg, and now the Jets –…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Lightning at Capitals Game 3

May 15, 2018

Lightning at Capitals Game 3 Preview The suddenly struggling Tampa Bay Lightning look to begin digging out of a deep hole in the Eastern Conference final series when they visit the red-hot Washington Capitals for Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lightning dropped the first two games of the series at home by a combined score of 10-4 and a team has not rebounded from down 2-0 to win a…

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second-round previews

April 26, 2018

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second-round previews Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins The Lightning will come into this series as the more rested team after making quick work of the New Jersey Devils in Round 1. But after coming off an emotional high from a wild Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, don’t take the Bruins lightly. In fact, the Bruins owned the Lightning during the regular season after walking away with…

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: First-round previews

April 10, 2018

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs First-round previews Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils From first overall pick to first playoff berth in six seasons, the surprising New Jersey Devils are set to take on the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning. The series features a pair of Hart Trophy candidates in Nikita Kucherov and Taylor Hall, but the X-factor should be Devils netminder Keith Kinkaid, who emerged as the starter down the stretch and played phenomenally,…

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NHL Preview: Kings at Predators

February 1, 2018

Kings at Predators The Nashville Predators welcomed back a former captain on Wednesday with the unexpected return of Mike Fisher, who retired shortly after the team’s loss in the Stanley Cup Finals. While the 37-year-old Fisher will need some time to shake off the rust, the Predators will see the return of fellow forward Filip Forsberg on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Forsberg has been sidelined the…

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NHL Preview: Blackhawks at Predators

January 30, 2018

Blackhawks at Predators The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves in an unfamiliar position as they continue their four-game road trip Tuesday against the Central Division-rival Nashville Predators. Chicago is 13 points out of first place in the Central after winning the division last season and four back in the Western Conference wild-card race after qualifying for the playoffs each of the last nine campaigns – winning three Stanley Cups along the…

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