CHICAGO, IL - MAY 21:  Frederik Andersen #31 and Patrick Maroon #19 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/22/15

What everyone is talking about There will be no easy series to get into the Stanley Cup Final. The Ducks and Blackhawks keep swapping wins in their series, just like the Lightning and Rangers. Last night, the Ducks nosed past Chicago in the Windy City to retake the series lead at 2-1. That also happened to […]

Cup Dumps 5/20/15

What everyone is talking about For the second night in a row, a playoff game went to overtime. Of course, when it went to OT, there were already 10 goals on the board. There was no way it was going to triple OT. Indeed, Nikita Kucherov scored the game winner just over 3 minutes into […]

Other ways your goal may be disallowed

By now, we all know that Andrew Shaw’s header into the goal is against the rules. It’s definitely against the rules, even though nobody actually knew it until the referees enforced it. EJ Hradek helpfully tweeted the specific rule last night. Here’s the rule pic.twitter.com/MOW04OPGYb — EJ Hradek (@EJHradek_NHL)

Cup Dumps 5/20/15

What everyone is talking about The Blackhawks played the longest game in their history, dragging things out with a 3-2 win in the second half of their third overtime. How were their 4 goals scored in regulation, then nothing until OT number 3? This is already a hell of a series. ESPN, Fox, Yahoo, Sports […]

Cup Dumps 5/19/15

What everyone is talking about Game 2 is in the books, and it went in the favor of the Tampa Bay Lightning. More specifically, it went in the favor of Tyler Johnson, who netted the first hat trick in Lightning postseason history. Perhaps more impressively, it is, literally, what everyone is talking about. ESPN, NBC, Fox, […]

in the third period of Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Cup Dumps 5/18/15

What everyone is talking about Game one of the Western Conference Final was not close. Perhaps it was Chicago’s long layoff, or Anaheim’s depth, or just a hot goaltender, but the Ducks managed to dominate and shut down the Blackhawks. ESPN, NBC, Fox, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News Scoreboard Anaheim 4, Chciago 1 – Anaheim keeps winning, […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 10: Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks, who scored the game winning goal in overtime, gets congratulated by teammate Nate Thompson #44 against Calgary Flames in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 10, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Ducks eliminated the Flames, 3-2, in overtime. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/17/15

What everyone is talking about The Eastern Conference Final kicked off last night, and the Western Conference sees things firing up today. The Ducks and the Blackhawks promise to provide some entertaining hockey. Can the Ducks be the team to disrupt the Blackhawks on their hard charge to a third cup in the last 5 […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Jesper Fast #19 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrate after the game winning goal of Derek Stepan #21 in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals by a score of 2-1 during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/14/15

What everyone is talking about The Rangers did it. They are now 4-0 in overtime in the playoffs this year after Derek Stepan scored the series clinching goal almost 9 minutes into overtime. The Rangers take on Tampa for a chance to get to the Stanley Cup Final. NBC, Sporting News, NHL.com Scoreboard New York […]

Cup Dumps 5/13/15

What everyone is talking about The Lightning finally rubbed out the Canadiens last night. They won handily to close out the 6 game series. There is but one series left in the second round. ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, Sportsnet, CBC, TSN, NHL.com Scoreboard Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 1 – The Stamkos has been […]

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 18:  Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a goal against the San Jose Sharks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on January 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/11/15

  What everyone is talking about Tonight is an off night for the NHL, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the big Game 6 coming on Tuesday. The Lightning are sick of dinking around and just want to eliminate the Canadiens. ESPN, NBC, TSN. Some folks are still discussing the great finish to the […]

Movie makes accurate prediction

I mean, sure, everyone has been talking about the Cubs winning the World Series, as prophesied by Back to the Future, but perhaps it’s a different Chicago team and a different movie that is prescient? I think so. Mighty Ducks predicted the 2015 Western Conference Final.

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Cup Dumps 5/11/15

What everyone is talking about The Rangers and Capitals are squaring off tonight with the Caps trying, once again, to expunge the Rangers from the playoffs. they aren’t doing a great job! ESPN, NBC (Yahoo links to same), Sports Illustrated, CBC, NHL.com Scoreboard Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1 – The Habs are hanging on. It’s […]

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Cup Dumps 5/9/15

What everyone is talking about I said for most of the year that I thought that this was Anaheim’s year, but then after looking at their numbers, like goal differential and such, they looked like paper tigers and I thought there was no way they would make a deep run. I guess I should have trusted […]

ST PAUL, MN - MAY 7: Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild shakes hands with Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks after Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 7, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 4-3 to sweep the series. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Cup Dumps 5/8/15

What everyone is talking about A lot of people remarked that this was the year it changed for the Wild against the Blackhawks. And it did change! This time, the Wild didn’t win a single damn game! Fox, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, NHL.com Scoreboard Montreal 6, Tampa Bay 2 – Montreal wasn’t about to be eliminated […]

TAMPA, FL - MAY 6: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Puck Dumps 5/7/15

  What everyone is talking about Tyler Johnson scored with about a second left to give the Lightning the victory, which just so happens to be their third in their series with the Canadiens. They now are poised to earn a sweep. That’s what we were all expecting.  ESPN, NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, Sportsnet, […]

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