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2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Quarterfinals Primer

The 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are ready to start. Here’s a 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Primer exclusively at Inside The Rink. Eastern Conference Quarterfinals The Eastern Conference is the easier of the two conferences in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. It will still be as hard-hitting as the Western Conference, but not […]

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Detroit Red Wings First Half Recap

Detroit Red Wings Miss Out on Stanley Cup Playoffs in Heartbreaking Fashion

The Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from Stanley Cup playoff contention after winning in a shootout against the Montreal Canadiens. This is now the eighth season in a row that the team has missed the playoffs. While the team made drastic improvements in the second season under head coach Derek Lalonde, questions about the “Yzerplan” […]

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Detroit Red Wings Will Be Without Andrew Copp for Crucial Game Against Pittsburgh Penguins

The Detroit Red Wings’ playoff chances took a major hit with their most recent loss to the Washington Capitals. Detroit hung tough with the Capitals until the 18:58 mark of the second period when Dylan Strome gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Alex Ovechkin, chasing Wayne Gretzky’s goal scoring record, scored a second goal for […]

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Matt Duchene Named Dallas Stars Bill Masterton Trophy Nominee

Dallas Stars veteran forward Matt Duchene was named the Bill Masterson trophy nominee on Friday. Duchene, 33, is a left-handed center and right wing from Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Duchene’s nomination came at a rather unexpected time as some, if not most, of the hockey world, were uncertain if the 33-year-old would improve the Stars’ scoring […]

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Nate Schmidt with the Winnipeg Jets

Nate Schmidt’s Late Season Surge is Best Case Scenario for the Jets

A few months ago, I wrote a strongly worded piece for an old outlet I wrote for analyzing some of the main reasons that the Winnipeg Jets should consider trading Nate Schmidt. This is one of the many cases where I was wrong, and I’m wrong because Nate Schmidt is having a late-season surge for […]

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Canes Clinch Sixth Consecutive Playoff Spot: Weekly Carolina Hurricanes Recap

On Thursday, March 28, 2024, the Carolina Hurricanes clinched their sixth consecutive spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Before 2018 – the start of leadership of Canes head coach Rod Brind’amour, GM Don Waddell, and majority owner Tom Dundon, the Canes hadn’t made playoff contention since 2009. Now, the Canes keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive once again.

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Red Wings Fall Out of Playoff Contention During Important Stretch

The Detroit Red Wings lost a pivotal game against the Washington Capitals in overtime in the race to make the Stanley Cup playoffs by a final score of 4-3. There are ten games left in the NHL’s regular season. While this loss does not necessarily guarantee that the team will miss the playoffs for the […]

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PHOTOS: Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers – 03/13/2024

EDMONTON, AB – Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals traveled to Edmonton Wednesday to take on the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. The Oilers would get off to a roaring start, burying a pair of power-to-play goals in the opening seven minutes, but the Capitals quickly clawed their way back into the game by burying […]

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Blackhawks Lose 4-1 vs. Washington Capitals, Tyler Johnson Scores Lone Goal | 3/9/2024

After ending a seven-game skid with a 5-2 victory, the Blackhawks lost 4-1 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, March 9th. This was Washington’s second straight win, their first being against the Pittsburgh Penguins where they shut them out on Thursday 6-0. However, Chicago did put in some effort and they were able to avoid […]

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Kuznetsov Clears Player Assistance Program, Placed on Waivers

The National Hockey League and its Player Assistance program announced earlier today that Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals was cleared to resume practicing. Kuznetzov entered the program on February 6th where he missed 12 games. It is still unclear why the Capitals forward entered the program. Teams are not told details of a player’s […]

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