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  1. Stanley Cup Final: Can the Blackhawks Win in Six (Again)?

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane was the first person to realize that the Chicago Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup. He had put a low-angle shot on net during overtime of Game 6 in Philadelphia, and the puck had disappeared from view, but Kane knew it wasn't stuck some...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. 20 Years of Awkwardness: A Celebration of Gary Bettman Stanley Cu...

    Sean McIndoe

    The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight in Boston, with the Chicago Blackhawks one win away from claiming the championship. And that means it's time to get excited about one of the highlights of the NHL season: Watching commissioner Gary Bett...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  3. The 1-1 Stanley Cup Series: A Historical Analysis

    Sean McIndoe

    After the opening two games between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, the Stanley Cup final is tied at one game apiece for the first time since the lockout. Well, not this year's lockout. I mean, that would be true, but it wouldn't be very...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  4. 2013 Stanley Cup Final: Chicago's Lucky Night

    Katie Baker

    What do you do when you're completely exhausted? Me, I get cranky. My eyes redden, my skin sags, my temper shortens, and everything seems like a much bigger deal than it probably is. Small tasks become grand impositions. Minor snafus seem life-ruinou...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Grantland on the 2013 NHL Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    Our coverage of the breakout players, most heartbreaking losses, and biggest games of this year's Stanley Cup race.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  6. NHL playoff conference finals preview

    Katie Baker

    How will a week off affect Boston and Pittsburgh? (And other big questions about the NHL conference finals.)

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  7. NHL Playoffs Stock Watch

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL playoffs can define a player's career. It's when some elevate their games while others crumble, when legacies are made and lost, and when we separate the clutch performers from the choke artists. There are two schools of thought on all thi...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Ten Great Moments From the NHL's Least-Loved Playoff Round

    Sean McIndoe

    Hockey fans have an uneasy relationship with the second round of the NHL playoffs. Don't get us wrong. We like it. It's fun. No complaints. It's just that ... well, if we have to be honest, it's probably the postseason's least interesting round. ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  9. The Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and Round 2 of the NHL...

    Katie Baker

    The Detroit Red Wings have taken the series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks. Can they keep this up?

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  10. Toronto's Game 7 Gut Punch

    Sean McIndoe

    There's a secret that Toronto fans aren't supposed to talk about, but after what happened Monday night, I don't care about anything anymore, so here it is: Heading into Game 7 against the Boston Bruins, Leafs fans were OK with losing. Not "OK" as ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  11. NHL playoffs Round 2 power rankings

    Katie Baker

    The big questions and bold predictions for Round 2 of the NHL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL Playoffs: The Best and Worst of the First Round

    Sean McIndoe

    The first round of the NHL playoffs isn't over quite yet, thanks to a pair of Game 7s tonight. But since one of those games involves the Toronto Maple Leafs, I'll be completely incapable of even basic human function all day long so we better just go ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  13. Katie Baker on Sidney Crosby, the Penguins, and the rest of the w...

    Katie Baker

    Sidney Crosby helps lift the Pittsburgh Penguins, who could advance with a win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  14. We Went There: (Playoff) Hockey Nights in Canada

    Sean McIndoe

    Playoff time in Toronto and Ottawa used to mean the Battle of Ontario. That was the creative nickname slapped onto the rivalry between the two teams who faced each other four years out of five from 2000 to 2004. Fans of either team don't need to be r...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. NHL Playoff Preview: Will Crosby Return to Face the Islanders?

    Katie Baker

    This week, Grantland's Katie Baker will be previewing the NHL playoffs' first-round series. Today: Maple Leafs–Bruins, Islanders-Penguins, and Sharks-Canucks. Read yesterday's installment here. Toronto Maple Leafs (5) at Boston Bruins (4) B...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. 10 Veteran Players Looking for Their First Stanley Cup

    Sean McIndoe

    Over the course of its history, the NHL has developed a long list of playoff traditions that hockey fans now hold dear: the playoff beard, the post-series handshake, the color-coordinated fans, and most important of all, booing Gary Bettman. Recen...

    Blog | May 01, 2013