Carey Price and Defence Propels Montreal Canadiens Past Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. In a surprising upset, the 12-seeded Montreal Canadiens knocked the 5-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins out of playoff contention. There is no doubt Carey Price was a huge factor in this series win, but the rest of the Montreal Canadiens didn’t […] READ MORE


Carey Price is Showing Up for the Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins have battled it out in two games during the Stanley Cup qualifying round. The series is even at one apiece and fans don’t know what to expect next. On the one hand, Pittsburgh’s defence finally looks to be making an appearance. On the other, Carey Price. Carey Price […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Qualifying Round Preview

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The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers is almost here! Twenty-four teams will take to the ice in two bubble cities to battle it out for the ultimate trophy. Phase 4 of the NHL’s return to play plan begins with the qualifying round and round-robin tournament. One of those matchups being between the 5-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins vs. […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers One-Hit Wonders

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s One Hit Wonder series. Each day, we will take a look at a new team’s three biggest one-hit wonders. These are players that had one great season or playoff run but never did anything like that again. Join us every day for a new team! Today we take a […] READ MORE


NHL Rivalry Breakdown: Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins

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Even as hockey leagues all over the world take a hiatus, the Last Word on Hockey team is still devoted to publishing quality content in the absence of live sports. Such continues the NHL Rivalry Breakdown. Each article will take a look at two longtime rivals and break down how the rivalry came to be, how the teams stack up against each other currently, and how the matchup may look down the road. This next edition takes a look at the rivalry between the giants of the Metropolitan Division, the Washington Capitals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. READ MORE


Washington Capitals Black Aces

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When the coronavirus ended the regular season, the Washington Capitals were on top of the Metropolitan Division, solidifying them a place in this year’s playoffs. Alex Ovechkin was nearing another 50 goal season, including being tied for most goals in the league at 48. John Carlson‘s elite play was gaining him recognition as a possible […] READ MORE


New Jersey Devils Player Additions Bring Them No Closer to The Stanley Cup

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Since losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, the New Jersey Devils have been in a considerable playoff drought. Qualifying for only one tournament in the past eight years, the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils hoped to change their fortunes through draft picks and trades. 2019-20 New Jersey Devils No Closer […] READ MORE


Washington Capitals Facing Crisis with Braden Holtby Entering Free Agency

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In 2012, rookie goaltender, Braden Holtby fell just short of leading the Washington Capitals to their first Eastern Conference Final since 1998. In 2018, just six years later, Holtby and the Washington Capitals raised the Stanley Cup. But, as of July 1, 2020–or the NHL determined new free agency deadline due to the interruption of […] READ MORE