Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine take a look back at how all the first-round NHL playoffs series played out and offer their predictions for Round 2. After staving off the plucky Toronto Maple Leafs, are the Washington Capitals ready for another scrum with the Pittsburgh Penguins? How far can the Nashville Predators ride the momentum after sweeping out the Chicago Blackhawks?
Following the NASCAR Monster Energy Series‘ traditional Easter break, Greg DePalma and PSN motorsports analyst C.J. Radune discuss whether Kyle Larson can keep the momentum and other observations from the season’s first segment. There’s also playoff talk with analysts Jan Levine (Stanley Cup) and Jamal Murphy (NBA).
The Chicago Blackhawks look for their fourth championship in eight years when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight around North America. Our analysts provide their picks with Chicago getting the nod in the West and with Washington and Columbus getting split in the East.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine break down all eight opening NHL playoffs series and offer their predictions for who eventually will lift the Stanley Cup. Can the Washington Capitals finally turn talent into a Cup? What about the Chicago Blackhawks‘ current run of titles in odd-numbered years?
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine analyze the NHL playoff picture as the regular season winds down to its final week, including the free-for-all in the East as the Bruins, Lightning, Hurricanes, Islanders and Flyers scramble for the remaining wild-card berth. The West is a little tamer, with only the Predators, Kings and Jets in the mix.
With a month left before the NHL playoffs, Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine profile hot teams seeking to build momentum – and their standing – before the postseason begins. Topping the chart is the Tampa Bay Lightning, where Steven Stamkos is skating again and could provide a dangerous first-round foe for the Capitals or Penguins. The Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues also get a look.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine welcome Brian Compton, deputy managing editor with NHL.com, to discuss the deals that went down before the NHL’s trade deadline expired. Among them: The Washington Capitals acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk from St. Louis and goaltender Ben Bishop going from Tampa Bay to the Los Angeles Kings.
A detailed account of the key players out, recovering and returning from injury around the NHL: Ottawa, who just recently welcomed back Craig Anderson, had three wingers go down in less than 24 hours including Bobby Ryan who broke his finger on Saturday. Let’s take a look at the other 26 key players that make this week’s list including the two additional Senators who were injured on Sunday.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine discuss possible deals as the NHL’s trade deadline approaches, including possible landing spots for such impact players as Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, Blues defenseman Keith Shattenkirk and Stars winger Patrick Sharp.
The Department of Player Safety totally dropped the puck – again – by garnering just a six-game suspension on the vicious spear levied by Detroit winger Gustav Nyqvist’s stick-to-the-face of Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon. The NHL failed big by ignoring the possible ramifications of what could have happened if the stick was just a few inches higher, as well as the intent to injure.