The Stanley Cup 2022 playoff ratings are back to their historic beginnings with ESPN, Turner

The first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs proved historic for ESPN and Turner Sports, with ratings for TNT and TBS the highest since the advent of cable television. Games covered on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and TBS averaged 768,000 viewers, a 58% increase over last season on NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network. Turner Sports … Read more

Stars out for lack of offense, excessive dependence on Oettinger

The Dallas Stars were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Calgary Flames, losing 3-2 in overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference first round on Sunday. Dallas (46-30-6) was the first wild card in the Western Conference playoffs. The Stars made it to the playoffs after failing to qualify last season. … Read more

The loss of Game 7 OT could mark the end of the historical era for Penguins

NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Penguins may never be the same after losing a 3-1 lead in the series and losing Eastern Conference first-round game 7 to the New York Rangers in extra time at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. “I mean, it’s a possibility,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said after the 4-3 defeat at … Read more

Rangers flock past the penguins in game 6, push the series to the limit

PITTSBURG – Chris Kreider broke a draw with 1:28 left in the third period and the New York Rangers rallied to avoid elimination with a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Friday. Game 7 of the best of 7 series is … Read more

3 Keys: Lightning at Maple Leafs, Eastern First Round Game 7

(3A) Lightning bolt at (2A) Maple leaves 7pm ET: TNT, CBC, TVAS, SN, BSSUN The best of 7 series drew 3-3 The Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs will each look to advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference with a first-round game 7 win at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The Lightning … Read more

Lightning, Maple Leafs have a lot going on in Eastern First Round Game 7

TORONTO – On Saturday (7 p.m. ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSUN) the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs have more up for grabs than usual, even for Game 7 in the first round of the Eastern Conference. The Lightning are looking to stay alive in their quest for three consecutive Stanley Cup … Read more

The Oilers defeat the Kings in game 6 of the Western First Round, even streak

LOS ANGELES – Tyson Bari scored the go-ahead goal at 2:50 pm in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers drew their Western Conference first-round streak against the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-2 Game 6 win at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday. . The best of 7 series is 3-3. Game 7 will be in … Read more

The Blues defeat Wild in Game 6, win the Western First Round series

ST. LOUIS – Giordano Binnington made 25 saves and the St. Louis Blues eliminated the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 win in Game 6 of the first round of the Western Conference at the Enterprise Center on Thursday. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his fourth goal in two games for the Blues, who progressed to the second … Read more

3 Keys: Flames to the Stars, Game 6 of the Western First Round

(1P) Flames to (WC1) Stars 9:30 pm ET; TNT, CBC, TVAS, SN, BSSW The flames lead to the best of 7 series 3-2 The Dallas Stars will look to avoid elimination when they play against the Calgary Flames in Game 6 of the first round of the Western Conference at the American Airlines Center on … Read more

Rangers rally past Penguins in Game 5, extend streak after Crosby injured

NEW YORK — Philip Chitil scored the go-ahead in the third period and the New York Rangers avoided elimination by winning 5-3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Match 6 of the best of 7 series is in Pittsburgh on Friday. Chytil … Read more