NY Islanders win first playoff series since 1993

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Captain John Tavares' game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 6 propelled the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday night that clinched their first playoff series victory since beating the Penguins in the 1993 Patrick Division(!) Finals. The end of ridiculously long droughts allows for one ...

Canada shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Woe, Canada. While many Americans are hanging on to their typical presidential election year promise to flee for the Great White North should such-and-such candidate be elected, they may want to reconsider. No one up there seems to know how to play hockey. With the Flyers beating the Capitals on Wednesday night, ...

Game 7: The worst/best experience in sports

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

From a fan's standpoint, I believe the key to successfully preparing for a Game 7 is to resign yourself to the fact it'll never happen in the first place. That's the beauty of falling behind 3-1 in a series -- simply extending the series to a winner-take-all game is a ...

Maple Leafs gag up Game 7 to Bruins

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Maybe it was karmic retribution for allowing the team to be the focal point of "The Love Guru." The Toronto Maple Leafs became the first team in NHL history to squander a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game 7 on Monday night, getting eliminated by the Boston Bruins ...

Video: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens re-make ‘Slap Shot’

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

The only thing missing in Ottawa Sunday night was Ned Braden stripping down and circling the rink in his skivvies. Or, for a change in movie scenery, Brick Tamland killing a man with a trident. Things escalated quickly in Game 3 of the Senators first-round series with the Canadiens, as everyone ...

Phoenix vs. LA: Bettman’s Playoff Wet Dream Come True

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

  Back when I took my first sex ed class -- near the end of fifth grade, if I'm not mistaken, though they clearly jumped the gun by several years when it came to me needing any knowledge of the subject -- we were encouraged to anonymously submit questions to the ...

Washington Capitals Fans Hilariously Heckle Thomas

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made major headlines this January when he declined attending Boston's championship trip to the White House in an effort to make a political statement against Barack Obama. (He said it was a statement against both political parties because the federal government has grown out of control, ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Here we are, back again for the Stanley Cup roundup. The best is yet to come for those of us that live around the Chicago area and are ready to see what the Blackhawks are going to do. But seriously, there have been some great...GREAT...opening games in the conference quarterfinals. Odds are ...