It’s the most wonderful time of year for hockey fans. The first round of the NHL playoffs are underway. We’ve seen some exciting, fast-paced and hard hitting hockey games and it’s only round 1. If you stayed up late watching playoff hockey don’t worry, sit back enjoy your morning coffee and enjoy a quick glance around the NHL.
See why the Sabres organization is failing at PR. [The Hockey Writers]
NHL announces that the Pittsburgh Penguins will play in yet another “Winter Classic” or in this case a “Stadium Series.” The Penguins will square off against the Chicago Blackhawks. Will this be a re-match of the Stanley Cup Finals? This will be a battle of the Canadian captains as Sidney Crosby squares off against Jonathan Toews. [NHL.com]
Seems that now the Toronto Maple Leafs are actually in the playoffs, Toronto sports restaurants are copping out on a promise. [Puck Daddy]
We all love those crazy goalies. They keep your team in games they don’t deserve to be in and make jaw-dropping saves that make you stand up and clap while sitting at home. Not only are the great during the regular season, they’re even better in the playoffs. Here’s your goalie story lines in the Eastern Conference. [CBC]
Chicago Blackhawks reporter mixes words when talking about the Blackhawks “success” this season. [Huffington Post]
Taking a look at playoff superstitions. [Global News]
The Boston Bruins spoil the Toronto Maple Leafs long awaited return to the playoffs. [Toronto Star]