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2018-19 Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the 2017-18 season as back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions, looking to become the first team to win three in a row since the 1981-83 New York Islanders. Instead, they were bounced from the second round by their rivals and eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Washington Capitals. Now they come into the 2019…

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Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick from Penguins

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2019 fourth-round draft pick.  Condition on draft pick. If Sheary scores 20 goals or 40 pts or Buf trades Hunwick before the '19 draft, it flips to a 3rd round pick. https://t.co/eqe1KYdf09 — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 27,…

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Evgeny Kuznetsov sends Capitals to Eastern Conference Final

Monday, May 7, 2018

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For the first time in 20 years, the Washington Capitals are going to the Conference Finals. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored on a breakaway 5:27 into overtime to give the Capitals the victory and eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series. With the score tied 1-1 in the extra period, Alex Ovechkin recovered…

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Zach Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and concussion from Tom Wilson hit

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson continues to not make any new friends — especially in Pittsburgh. The Washington agitator avoided discipline for his high hit in Game 2 on Penguins’ defenceman Brian Dumoulin. Dumoulin went into the league’s concussion protocol after Wilson blindsided him while the Pittsburgh blueliner was bracing for a collision with Ovechkin. Dumoulin was…

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Alex Ovechkin scores baseball-like game-winner, sticks it to Pittsburgh fans

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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The Washington Capitals needed a hero in Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Ovechkin delivered. Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal with 1:07 remaining to propel the Capitals to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Pittsburgh. After taking a pass from Nicklas Backstrom,  Ovechkin fired…

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Alex Ovechkin and Capitals eliminate Blue Jackets in Game 6

Monday, April 23, 2018

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There won’t be a Game 7 in Columbus. The Blue Jackets were eliminated from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs following a 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 on Monday. Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin had another dominating performance, scoring a pair of goals to lead the way for Washington. Ovechkin concluded the series…

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What to Look for in Early Results

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Navigating a new season is difficult in all fantasy sports, but the NHL is showing more and more statistical and player turnover from year to year, and it makes the beginning of the year challenging to project. Opening Night showcased one glaring example, as the Flyers scored five times in San Jose. Last season, Philadelphia…

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DailyFaceoff 2017-18 NHL Predictions

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Oops. I guess I started my season previews too late because I only made it to Ottawa… not even close. Well let’s skip Philadelphia to Winnipeg and just get to my season predictions. This season we could truly see a changing of the guard in the NHL with former basement dwellers like the Edmonton Oilers…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Nashville Predators

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Following an offseason in which they acquired P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens, the Nashville Predators entered the 2016-17 season with extremely high expectations. About mid-way through the season, the Predators sat at a disappointing 17-16-7—which ranked 12th in the Western Conference at that time. After a sluggish start, Nashville finished the season 24-13-5 (53…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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During the 2016-17 season, the Blue Jackets won 50 games for the first time in franchise history, thanks to a 16-game winning streak from November 29th-to-January 3rd—yeah they didn’t lose a game in the month of December. After a successful regular season, the Blue Jackets were bounced in the first round of the playoffs by…

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