Eastern Conference & Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. The Stanley Cup playoffs is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League consisting of four rounds of best-of-seven series. /5
Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Buffalo Sabres Louis Blues Washington Capitals Western Conference Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Detroit Red Wings Northeast Division Los Angeles Kings Nashville Predators Tyler Myers
[SB Nation]“The only three Stanley Cup Playoffs berths left to fill are in the Eastern Conference. …
The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders in Game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Eastern Conference, 4-1. Series Tied 1-1.
NHL.com examines why fans of the eight Eastern Conference teams that missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2013-14 have new hopes for success.
In my opinion, NYC is better than LA, Great Adventure is better than Magic Mountain, and East Coast food is better than West Coast food. Still, many say CA beaches are better than the NJ Shore and then there's those who believe the Western Conference is better at hockey than the Eastern Conference. I'm trying to avoid those people but it's hard to ignore the many Devils and Flyers WC Bandwagon fans who are enjoying the Stanley Cup Playoffs more than we fans.
Stanley Cup Playoffs five times, won three division titles, two Eastern Conference championships and the 2006 Stanley Cup - Jim Rutherford
CAPITALS (34-29-13) at (32-28-16) TV: NBCSN, CSN-DC+ Last 10: Washington 4-3-3; New Jersey 3-4-3 Season series: This is the fourth and final game between the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. The Devils won the first two games, 2-1 at Prudential Center on Jan. 24 and 5-4 at Verizon Center on Dec. 21, before Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made 25 saves in a 3-0 shutout win on home ice Feb. 8. Big story: The winner of this Metropolitan Division showdown will still have a chance to challenge for a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; the Capitals enter play four points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and one point ahead of the Devils. The Capitals have lost four straight (0-2-2) and the Devils fell to 0-11 in shootouts when they lost 3-2 to the Buffalo Sabres in a nine-round tiebreaker on Tuesday. "It will all come down to our best players being our best players," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told The (Newark) Star-Ledger. "This team has ...
John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist 0 19 19 Email Print SABRES (15-33-8) at SENATORS (25-21-11) TV: MSG-B, BELL TV, SNET-E Last 10: Buffalo 2-6-2; Ottawa 4-3-3 Season series: The Ottawa Senators have earned five of a possible six points against the Buffalo Sabres this season. Ottawa won the last meeting, 2-1 at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 12. Big story: The Senators enter the game one point out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference and can't afford to lose to the 30th-place Sabres at home. They're back home and trying to build on one of their best wins of the season, a come-from-behind 5-4 shootout victory against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Team Scope: Sabres: Coach Ted Nolan knows his team isn't going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sabres are last in the overall standings and were beaten soundly by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, allowing five unanswered goals in a 5-1 home loss. But Nolan said games like the one against the Penguins will help the Sabres find out which players they want ...
Goaltending, scoring could have Leafs in contention (Ottawa Senators) (Source: Ottawa Senators) With only one-third of the Toronto Maple Leafs' season in the books, it's still too early to start making plans for playoff hockey at Air Canada Centre. The discussion phase, however, has begun as the Leafs appear to be charting a course to the postseason, which would be their first participation in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in nine years. Toronto has won six of its past seven games to become one of just five teams in the NHL with at least 10 wins so far this season. The Leafs' 20 points put them in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the Montreal Canadiens for first in the Northeast Division, heading into their game Tuesday in Tampa,... ~SportsMan
WOW! Did i call this one wrong. I expected a New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings finals in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the New Jersey Devils won the Eastern Conference so now the LA Kings will be facing-off against them for the championship. L.A. has not been in a race for the cup since 1993 when they lost to Montreal Canadians, the same year i moved from there to Houston, so i would love to see them take it from the Devils. GO KINGS!!!
Dale Hunter will not return as coach of the Washington Capitals, it was announced just two days after the Caps lost a game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Last time the top three seeds in the NHL's Eastern Conference failed to reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was 1998.
Anybody got a link to the Eastern Conference bracket for the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Rangers 5 - Flyers 3 The Rangers exploded for four goals in the first period en-route to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, clinching their first Eastern Conference regular season title since 1993-94 in the process. The Rangers are thus guaranteed home-ice advantage for the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs which begin next week. The win also gave the Rangers a six-game season series sweep over their bitter rivals, the Flyers. The Blue-shirts outscored Philly 24-11 over the six-game sweep. The victory also clinched the Rangers fourth division title since the 1967 expansion from the Original Six. Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle, Artem Anisimov, and Ryan Callahan all scored in the first period as the Rangers raced out to a 4-0 lead against beleagured Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who was playing for the first time in four games after suffering a chipped bone in his foot. The Blueshirts scored two goals on their first six shots, three on their first ni ...
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