2016 IIHF World Championship Playoff Preview

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The 2016 IIHF World Championship is currently taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary round of the tournament ended yesterday and the top four teams of Group A and Group B advanced to the playoff round, which will begin tomorrow. The teams that will participate in the playoff round are Czech Republic, Russia, […] READ MORE



Bradenton Makes Marketing Snafu in Eastern Conference Final

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The city of Bradenton, Fla., is less than an hour down Interstate 75 from Amalie Arena, where the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning play their home games. The Lightning are currently tied 1-1 with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series. It’s not odd that the city of Bradenton should try […] READ MORE


OTPP – Conference Finalists, NHL Award Nominees, and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week Dave and Ben go on the power play to […] READ MORE


Sharks and Blues: A Refreshing Change to the Stanley Cup Picture

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As we ascend into the conference finals, fans are finding it easier to speculate over who could possibly raise the Stanley Cup over their heads in June. Exhausted at the monotony of seeing the same teams vying for and winning the Stanley Cup year after year, many rejoiced with the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, winners of the […] READ MORE



Capitals Moving Forward

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For the Washington Capitals players, coaches and fans every spring brings disappointment regarding their hockey team. This year the Capitals could not get by the high-speed locomotive known the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fueling the frustration is the fact all of Washington’s losses in the series were by one goal and two of those contests went to overtime. […] READ MORE


Series Review: Penguins Eliminate Capitals

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After a hard-fought overtime win Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Washington Capitals and advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Washington Capitals have once again capitulated, despite a valiant effort that erased a 3-0 deficit and forced the Penguins to the brink in overtime to turn what appeared to be a complete no-show […] READ MORE


Sharks Second Round Key at Home Plate

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The San Jose Sharks second round key to success against the the Nashville Predators lies at home plate. Not home plate in the traditional baseball sense.  Home plate in the area in front of the goaltender that looks, as you might have guessed, just like the home plate at your favorite baseball field. It is no […] READ MORE