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  1. Camp Tour: Malkin ready for fresh start

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Whenever we think of Evgeni Malkin, we think of two things. First, the 2009 Eastern Conference finals, when he single-handedly demolished the Carolina Hurricanes in a four-game sweep en route to the Pittsburgh Penguins' first Cup cha...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  2. Pregame report from Raleigh: Players ready to get Game 4 going

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- If it seems like this Eastern Conference finals series is taking forever, well, that's because it is. Game 4 will mark just the fourth game in nine days, and if the Carolina Hurricanes manage to extend the series Tuesday night, Game ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  3. Report from East finals: Five rumblings from Raleigh

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here are some Sunday musings in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals: 1. Coming into this series, the Carolina Hurricanes played 14 playoff games and the Pittsburgh Penguins 13. So, how come the Penguins look fresh as a daisy...

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2009
  4. Aftershocks of Niklas Kronwall's hit on Martin Havlat reaches Eas...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The reverberations of Niklas Kronwall's devastating hit on Martin Havlat reached across the Midwest to the South and the site of the Eastern Conference finals, highlighting the great dilemma the NHL faces in how to deal with such mom...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  5. Report from Raleigh: Bayda's hit, Crosby's record and Carolina's ...

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NHL opted not to suspend Carolina forward Ryan Bayda after he received a match penalty for intent to injure for cross checking Kris Letang in Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Bayda was assessed a $2,500 fine, ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  6. Steve Yzerman does a little Team Canada recon work at Eastern Con...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- We had a chance to chat briefly with Steve Yzerman, executive director of the 2010 Canadian Olympic team, Thursday night at Mellon Arena. He has been splitting time between his duties as the Red Wings' vice president of hockey operatio...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  7. History not repeating itself for Evgeni Malkin in the playoffs

    Scott Burnside

    At this point last season, Evgeni Malkin was hitting the wall. Now, back in the Eastern Conference finals, he's just getting warmed up.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  8. Coach Paul Maurice says Game 2 not a must-win for Carolina Hurric...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Carolina coach Paul Maurice would not nibble on the suggestion that winning Game 2 to avoid going down 2-0 in this Eastern Conference finals series is a must-win situation. He pointed out that when his team got down 3-2 to New Jersey i...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  9. How will Carolina Hurricanes cope if they're without Tuomo Ruutu,...

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- The Carolina Hurricanes still aren't sure whether they'll have to try to even up their Eastern Conference finals series against the Pittsburgh Penguins sans two of their grittiest forwards. Tuomo Ruutu left in the first period of Game ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  10. Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury again shows his wort...

    Scott Burnside

    Heading into the East finals, Carolina was supposed to have the edge in net behind Cam Ward. Apparently, Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury didn't get the memo.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  11. First-period report: Marc-Andre Fleury winning the goalie war

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- So, just checking, but who was supposed to be the dominant goalie in this Eastern Conference finals? With one period in the books and the Pittsburgh Penguins enjoying a 2-0 lead, the early lead in the battle between Marc-Andre Fleury a...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  12. Comparing the goalies in Eastern Conference finals

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury (2.72 goals-against average and .901 save percentage) doesn't have the eye-popping numbers his counterpart Cam Ward does (2.22 and .927), but the Penguins have been quick to point out Fleury has delivered the goods whe...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2009
  13. East finals Stanley Cup playoffs breakdown: Pittsburgh Penguins v...

    Scott Burnside

    Fatigue might be a factor for the Penguins and Hurricanes, especially Carolina, but mental toughness won't be.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009
  14. Scott Burnside's 5 Things: Bubble teams, Avery's rehab and mixed ...

    Scott Burnside

    Will a new-and-improved Sean Avery really help an NHL team? Can the Kings pull off a playoff miracle? Scott Burnside weighs in with his weekly 5 Things.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2009
  15. Conference finals breakdown: Hurricanes vs. Sabres

    Scott Burnside

    The Eastern Conference final will be a close series, but Scott Burnside believes, in the end, Carolina's depth will be too much for Buffalo.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2006