Regardless of what transpires in Saturday’s Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN), the Western Conference finals between Phoenix and Los Angeles will begin on Sunday and the Eastern Conference finals between New Jersey and New York/Washington will start on Monday (and open at either Madison Square Garden or the Prudential Center.)
2012 Western Conference finals (all times ET)
Game 1: Sunday, May 13, Los Angeles at Phoenix (8 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 2: Tuesday, May 15, Los Angeles at Phoenix (9 p.m., NBCSN)
Games 3-7: TBD
2012 Eastern Conference finals
Game 1: Monday, May 14, NJ/WSH at NYR/NJ (8 p.m., NBCSN)
Game 2: Wednesday, May 16, NJ/WSH at NYR/NJ (8 p.m., NBCSN)
Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins