Article posted on Monday 09 April
Article posted on Friday 11 May - 12:16 EDT
And then there were ones - three of them. Three NHL division winners - the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific) and Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic) - are in the Stanley Cup final four, joined by the Winnipeg Jets.
The last time the Pittsburgh Penguins came into the playoffs as two-time defending Stanley Cup champions was in the spring of 1993. They did so with an NHL-best 119 points during the regular season, and rode a league-record 17-game winning streak into the postseason. But the Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Islanders. Which only goes to prove that the playoffs are anybody's game.
Article posted on Thursday 15 February
If someone asked you who owned the Detroit Red Wings and the answer you came up with was the Ilitch family, you'd be correct. The pizza barons have owned the club since the early 1980s. But you know who else owns the Wings? The Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay has won 10 in a row from Detroit, and 17 of the last 21 since the start of the 2013-14 season.