2019 Stanley Cup Second Round Preview

Just how wild was the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs? For the first time in NHL history, the top seed in each conference were upset in the opening round. The Eastern Conference Tampa Bay Lightning, who tied an NHL record for wins in a season with 62, were swept in four games by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The #1 seed in the Western Conference, the Calgary Flames, were eliminated in five games. Then the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals were eliminated along with last year’s Western Conference Champion Vegas Golden Knights.

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Tampa Bay Lightning chase win record

With the Tampa Bay’s 6-2 win over the Toronto this past Monday, the Lightning became only the 7th team in NHL history to reach 110 points through 70 games.

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Once Upon an NHL Fan

An NHL Fan Is Born

I remember it like it was yesterday. #12 evading defenders, skating over the line, and just as the big hit was about to be delivered, sending a pin point perfect pass to #16 who then blasted a screaming slap-shot past the helpless goaltender. It was 1991 and I was playing EA Sports “NHL Hockey” for the first time. I had chosen the St. Louis Blues because they were the closest team to my hometown of Kansas City and they had a cool logo, the

classic musical note with the wing attached. I didn’t know who #12 or #16 were at the time, but I could tell from the very beginning that they must be stars, whoever they were. I was killing it with these guys! As it would turn out, #12 and #16 were Adam Oates and Brett Hull, two of the games biggest stars. I was instantly hooked and started watching hockey on ESPN whenever I could. I’d buy hockey cards and started reading sports almanacs to learn more about the history of the game and its players. I became a St. Louis Blues fan and would attend games in St. Louis a few times a year. In short, I was the guy the NHL was trying to find in the 90’s and they found me. I bought jerseys, went to games, and followed the standings and stats daily. I sat on the edge of my couch through every dramatic playoff game. I’m 41 years old now. I make a good living and I now live in an NHL city…..and I don’t care anymore. Continue reading “Once Upon an NHL Fan”

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