2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – Takeaways after four games in each second-round series

We’re past the halfway point of each second-round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, and one conference semifinalist has already begun its offseason, as the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Florida Panthers were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning. What have the first four games of each series taught us? And how will those lessons impact the … Read more

NHL playoffs results daily: Kadri’s hat-trick powers Avalanche, Lightning sweep Panthers

Game 4: Lightning 2, Panthers 0 | Tampa Bay wins 4-0 Who was the guy? Well, it was a close-out game, so the answer is the same as it’s been in seemingly every other Lightning close-out game for the last three postseasons. Andrei Vasilevskiy put up yet another shutout – his sixth in the Lightning’s … Read more

Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri records hat trick in Game 4 to push St. Louis Blues to brink of elimination

Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, who over the previous 48 hours was the subject of racist attacks and threats following his injurious collision with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, recorded his first career playoff hat trick in Colorado’s 6-3 Game 4 road win on Monday night, pushing St. Louis to the brink of elimination. “Unfortunately, I’ve been … Read more

Nazem Kadri is innocent. Craig Berube’s a clown. Would St. Louis fans like some cheese to go with their whining over Avalanche’s Game 3 comeback?

If the Avs’ Nazem Kadri truly wanted to hurt Blues’ goalie Jordan Binnington, don’t you think he would’ve done a better job than that? The hit was legal to the last. An accident. A hockey play. An unfortunate hockey play, but a hockey play nonetheless. “Look at Kadri’s reputation,” Louis coach Craig Berube told reporters … Read more