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Author: Josh Erickson

Boston Bruins Offence: Onslaught Continues in Game Two

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 12: David Pastrnak #88 celebrates with Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins offence handily beat down the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-2, in part due to monster performances from Charlie Coyle, Torey Krug, and goalie Tuukka Rask. The Bruins now lead the Eastern Conference Final 2-0, and they can take a stranglehold on the series when Game 3 occurs in Carolina...

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St Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Series Preview

ST. LOUIS, MO – MARCH 27: St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, right, makes a pass in front of San Jose Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic during the third period of an NHL hockey game. The St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in overtime on March 27, 2018, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The St Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks matchup is happening again, as they’ll meet in the Western Conference Final three years after they matched up in 2016. This is both teams’ first trip back to the...

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Boston Bruins Series Win Due to Revival of Offense

COLUMBUS, OH – MAY 6: Artemi Panarin #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shakes hands with Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins after Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Boston defeated Columbus 3-0 to win the series 4-2. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) The jig is up on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Boston Bruins series win moves them onto the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2013. The Carolina Hurricanes are waiting patiently for them, as...

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Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets keep Playoff Train Rolling

COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 30: Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets congratulates Sergei Bobrovsky #72 after defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 30, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) It’s become clear quite quickly that the Columbus Blue Jackets are not in the Second Round by fluke. While their matchup against the Boston Bruins has been tight so far, with all games decided by one goal, Columbus comes out with a 2-1 series lead...

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Rod Brind’Amour Carries Carolina Hurricanes Past Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 24: The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Hurricanes defeated the Capitals 4-3 in the second overtime period to move on to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) 2019: the year of the upset. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, and now, the defending champion Washington Capitals, all division winners, are out in round one. This...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Boston Bruins Second Round Series Preview

COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 02: Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) blocks a shot from Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins on April 02, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. (Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Yes, the matchup we all expected: the Columbus Blue Jackets vs Boston Bruins heading into the second round. For Boston, this is their second straight trip this far, having been beaten by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games last year. As for Columbus, it’s their first time out...

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