SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Florida Panthers is congratulated by teammates after scoring the first goal of the game against the Detroit Red Wings during second period action at the BB&T Center on March 19, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/30/15

What everyone is talking about The regular season is coming down to a the wire. Jaromir Jagr is way too old to feel pressure anymore, and will single handedly drag the Panthers to the playoffs, if that’s what it takes. Yahoo, TSN, Scoreboard Washington 5, New York Rangers 2 – The Caps look dead set […]

Puck Dumps 3/29/15

What everyone is talking about The Central Division is going completely bananas. Everyone is competitive and it’s going down to the wire. We’re in for a doozy of a finish to the season, and probably even better series when we get to the playoffs. NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated Scoreboard Nashville 4, Washington 3 – Filip Forsberg […]

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 29:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the New York Islanders during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/28/15

  What everyone is talking about It’s barely past noon and they are already playing hockey! It’s a big game for the final spot in the playoffs, but also big for the Rangers. They have already clinched a spot, but they are giving Henrik Lundkvist a chance to test out his ice legs now that […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24:  Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers congratulates Kevin Hayes #13 after Hayes scored in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 4-2.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/27/15

What everyone is talking about  There are two ways to look at it. You can either stand with the winners and say “Congratulations, the New York Rangers are the first team to officially claim a playoff spot!” Or you can be pouty and pessimistic and mention that Andrew Hammond was ascribed the first loss of his […]

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 14: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot of Tim Jackman #15 of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on November 14, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/26/15

What everyone is talking about Calgary needs all the points they can get, as they find themselves in a dogfight with the Kings, Jets and Canucks for playoff positioning, or even a spot in those playoffs. Dallas is at the very periphery of the race, but they got a well needed 2 points with a […]

Guess who is the asshole on the Blues?

But first…let me take a selfie! #stlblues #OurBlues A photo posted by St. Louis Blues (@stlouisblues) on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:19am PDT It’s Steve Ott. Steve Ott is the asshole for the St. Louis Blues.

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 05:  David Schlemko #3 of the Calgary Flames is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game winning goal during a shootout against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on March 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Flames defeat the Bruins 4-3.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/25/15

What everyone is talking about The Flames are still doing really good, for some reason. They will keep trying to do well, this time against the Stars. If Dallas loses, they can pretty much kiss the post season goodbye. CBC, Scoreboard Columbus 5, Anaheim 3 – True story: Anaheim is building their success on […]

Let’s nail down those final few playoff spots.

There are only about 10 games left in the NHL season, depending on which team you are talking about. It’s pretty clear for some teams whether or not they will be in the postseason, For others, it’s not quite as easy to discern who will keep playing deep into the summer. I think, however, if we are willing […]

on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The New York Rangers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 7-2.

Puck Dumps 3/23/15

What everyone is talking about There were only 4 games last night, so discussion had few places to go. There was a handful that discussed the Rangers undressing of a very good Anaheim team NBC, Yahoo, Sportsnet With a few more looking at the Coyotes-Canucks affair, with even a bit of introspection about long time […]

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 17: Members of the St Louis Blues celebrate a goal by Jori Lehtera #12 (R) against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/22/15

What everyone is talking about The Red Wings and Blues have already started their matinee today. WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS GO WATCH HOCKEY. NBC, (Yahoo links to the same thing), Scoreboard Minnesota 6, St. Louis 3 – Minnesota keeps playing the top teams in the conference, and they keep winning. Columbus 2, […]

Puck Dumps 3/21/15

What everyone is talking about Ben Bishop was a rock in net, but not the slow immobile type. He was the type of rock that has fast moving limbs and good reflexes. I’m not sure what kind of rock that is, come to think of it. Anyways, he did really good for Tampa Bay, and […]

Puck Dumps 3/20/15

What everyone is talking about I know this is a hockey blog, but I worry that the NHL beat writing staff is a little preoccupied with the NCAA tournament. There isn’t a lot of organized discussion going on among writers in North America. Scoreboard Ottawa 6, Boston 4 – Lots of goals scored in this one. […]

at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2015 in New York City.

Puck Dumps 3/19/15

  What everyone is talking about The Rangers are comfortably in the playoffs, while the Blackhawks are less comfortably so. They met last night in Manhattan, and the back-up goalies took over. It ended 1-0, and neither Corey Crawford nor Henrik Lundqvist was anywhere to be found. ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBC, Scoreboard Chicago 1, […]

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 4: Andrew Hammond #30 of the Ottawa Senators defends his net in second period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 3/18/15

What everyone is talking about Andrew Hammond just keeps on keeping on. He tied the record for longest start to a career in which he allowed two goals or less per game with last night’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, which should barely count, but it still does. Yahoo, CBC, TSN, Scoreboard […]

Puck Dumps 3/17/15

What everyone is talking about Nazem Kadri blew up Matt Fraser with an unfortunate head shot yesterday. Does this mean he should or will be suspended? Probably. Lots of suspensions for Kadri as the year winds down. Yahoo, CBC, TSN Scoreboard Washington 4, Buffalo 3 (SO) – It’s like the Caps aren’t even trying. Tampa Bay […]