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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Uneven goaltending has become t...

    Scott Burnside

    Spotty goaltending has been a theme so far in the first round of the playoffs for various reasons, but it's a trend that's likely coming to an end, writes's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  2. Ramblings: Sharks get revenge; can Kaleta change?

    Scott Burnside

    It didn't take long for the week's high-profile tilt between the unbeaten San Jose Sharks and unbeaten St. Louis Blues to turn ugly Tuesday. Early in the first period, Blues forward Max Lapierre sent veteran Sharks defensemen Dan Boyle head...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. NHL - Nashville Predators' Rich Clune is on a long road to recove...

    Scott Burnside

    Three years ago, Nashville's Rich Clune's boozing and drug use pushed him to rock bottom, Scott Burnside writes. Which makes his recovery all the more remarkable.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  4. Trophy Tracker: Top Jack Adams candidates

    Scott Burnside

    For this week's latest Trophy Tracker, we take our first look at the top coaching candidates for the Jack Adams Award: 1. Bruce Boudreau, Washington CapitalsAny early look at the coach of the year contenders has to start with the only undefeated t...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  5. Stanley Cup playoffs: Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals take f...

    Scott Burnside

    If you're trying to exorcise playoff demons like the Capitals are, what better way to start than by getting a monster goal from the ghost himself, Alexander Semin?

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  6. Burnside: This week's games to watch

    Scott Burnside

    Monday: Kings at Sharks, 10 p.m. ETThe Kings, who have won five of their past six games, can secure a playoff berth with a win at the Shark Tank and take another step toward home-ice advantage in the first round. Meanwhile, the Sharks, who have won t...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  7. Peter Forsberg takes to ice and tests himself with Colorado Avala...

    Scott Burnside

    Former Hart Trophy winner and two-time Stanley Cup champion Peter Forsberg began early Saturday morning what he hopes will be one final comeback attempt with the Colorado Avalanche.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2011
  8. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Game 1 between Chicago Blackhawks and Ph...

    Scott Burnside

    Tons of goals, a goalie switch and unsung heroes? Game 1 had it all and was one of the more wacky Cup finals games we've seen in recent memory.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2010
  9. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom 'questi...

    Scott Burnside

    Nicklas Backstrom is "questionable but probable" for Game 1 of the Capitals' first-round series against the Canadiens, coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters after Tuesday's practice.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  10. NHL -- Our top Alex Ovechkin-Sidney Crosby moments

    Scott Burnside

    Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are set to clash on the Olympic stage. Here's some of the top moments between the two NHL stars.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  11. NHL -- Why Alex Ovechkin's game is better than ever since his fir...

    Scott Burnside

    Many wondered whether Alex Ovechkin's first career suspension would take some bite out of his game. Um, never mind. Scott Burnside rants on this and more in this week's Power Play.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  12. First-period report: Goalies strong, Crosby seeing lots of Zetter...

    Scott Burnside

    DETROIT -- After a pretty tentative start to the first period, this winner-take-all Game 7 contest got pretty lively in the last five minutes or so. Neither team had any particularly glorious scoring chances, but I thought the Penguins did the bette...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2009
  13. First-period report: It's the Malkin and Crosby show again

    Scott Burnside

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Holy shockers, Batman. I'm not sure what is more incredible, the fact the Pittsburgh Penguins scored two goals in the last 42.2 seconds of the first period to take a 3-1 lead, or the fact there is a strong Pittsburgh presence in the...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2009
  14. NHL mysteriously skirts a slippery issue

    Scott Burnside

    Interesting morning down at the Verizon Center before Monday night's Game 2: • First, it continues to boggle the mind that the NHL chooses not to force the Penguins and Caps -- or any two teams during the playoffs -- to take the morning s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2009
  15. Scott Burnside: Instead of putting hammer down, Pittsburgh Pengui...

    Scott Burnside

    Instead of showing the sense of purpose that marked their play through the first three rounds of the playoffs last season, the Penguins turned in a strangely dispassionate performance in Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2009
  16. Training camp questions: Eastern Conference

    Scott Burnside

    As NHL training camps open up this week, we take a look at where each team stands. First up, our take, and questions, on the Eastern Conference.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008