The NHL playoff watch continues, analysis of the Islanders, Rangers, Capitals and Maple Leafs, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Justin Glock wonders if the Ottawa Senators will seek revenge on Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke for his accidental injuring of Erik Karlsson. If they do, they’re fools. The playoffs matter more than extracting revenge for an accident.
NHL NUMBERS: Cam Charron explains why the Maple Leafs emphasis on fighting this season isn’t the reason they made the playoffs.
PUCK BUDDYS: Eric Pinder reviews what went wrong for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.
JAPERS’ RINK: Analyzing the Capitals problems on the penalty kill.
EYES ON ISLES: Andy Graziano on the shared expectations of the NY Islanders and their arch-rivals, the NY Rangers.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Matt Drake looks back on the 1984 “Good Friday Massacre”.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Alexander Ovechkin is Terry Campkin’s fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks back at the career of Mike Moffat in “Absurd Goalie Monday”.