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NHL Makes a Triumphant Return; Eastern Conference Full of Contenders

NHL Makes a Triumphant Return; Eastern Conference Full of Contenders

Matt Bacon

January 23, 2013

At the very end of winter break, hockey fans across North America were given a late Christmas present by the NHL. The league finally came to an agreement for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NHL Player’s Association. This means that hockey is finally back, and the NHL got underway this...

NHL Officially Locks Out for Third Time in 20 Years

NHL Officially Locks Out for Third Time in 20 Years

Matt Bacon

September 19, 2012

For the third time during Gary Bettman’s tenure as commissioner, the National Hockey League has entered a lockout. The 1994-‘95 season was cut in half due to a lockout, and the 2004-’05 season was lost completely. With the players officially locked out on Saturday and the scheduled season opener...

Editors’ NHL & NBA championship predictions

Editors’ NHL & NBA championship predictions

Mike Giannattasio

April 18, 2012

"NHL: "Bruins- the defending champs know how to get it done in the playoffs. They also have many returning Cup players and this experience will give them the edge. NBA: Bulls- they have an outstanding defense and a terrific bench, as well as the reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose." -Mike Giannattasio, sports editor "NHL: "Brui...

NHL playoff preview and predictions: round one

NHL playoff preview and predictions: round one

April 11, 2012

Matthew Bacon Journal Staff The NHL regular season came to an end on Saturday, setting the stage for the playoffs to begin this week. The NHL playoffs are often called the most intense and exciting tournament in sports, and this year is looking to be no exception. So what can hockey fans expect in th...

NHL Atlantic Division playoff race heating up

NHL Atlantic Division playoff race heating up

March 21, 2012

Matthew Bacon Journal Staff Don’t look now hockey fans, but the Atlantic Division title race just got that much tighter. Heading into March, the high flying New York Rangers held a ten point lead over second place Pittsburgh and seemed a lock for the division title. Read More »...

NHL’s midseason report card: the best and worst so far

NHL’s midseason report card: the best and worst so far

February 1, 2012

Matthew Bacon Journal Staff The NHL held its annual All-Star game in Ottawa this weekend, marking the symbolic halfway point of the season and the beginning of "the grind," the last half of the season where the teams still in contention battle their hearts out for a playoff spot. So far, this sea...

Bruins ready to shine in spotlight

Bruins ready to shine in spotlight

October 11, 2011

Mike McMahon Journal Staff For the city of Boston, October 6 was a night that was much needed for the morale of its sports fans. The Bruins had their home opener and raised the majestic Stanley Cup banner from last season. Even though the game resulted in a 2-1 loss for the black and gold, there was a magical feeling as you watched the Brui...

NHL opens season with European games

October 11, 2011

Matthew Bacon Journal Staff This past weekend kicked off the beginning of the 2011-2012 regular season for the National Hockey league.  For the fourth consecutive year, four NHL teams played their first two games overseas. The New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, and Los Angeles King...

Sports Briefs March 3, 2010

March 3, 2010

Gold medal game pulls huge numbers Sunday's gold medal hockey game between Canada and the United States wasn't just huge on the ice, but on the airwaves as well. The game, which is being called one of the most exciting and intense ever played by some pundits, was watched by 27.6 million people in the Un...

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