The Stanley Cup finals will be a coast-to-coast matchup featuring teams within the nation’s largest TV markets — New York and Los Angeles. It looks like a win-win deal for the NHL.
Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.
The Kings claimed the Western Conference title with a 5-4 road overtime win against the Blackhawks. The Rangers went 1-1 against the Kings in the regular season.
The young Dallas Stars began this season hoping to make the playoffs and end a franchise-record postseason drought.
A little boy gets the opportunity to meet his hero, hockey player Jordin Tootoo. The look on his face when Tootoo hands him his hockey stick — priceless.
Two-thirds of Anaheim’s top line is injured, including their captain and leading scorer. Their most beloved player has been benched, and their goalie looks shakier each night.
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Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas is ready for another long rehab after breaking his leg in Game 3 of Anaheim’s series with the Stars. At least he will not need surgery this time.
Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is now even.
When Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas broke his leg for the second time this season, the pain was felt on both benches. “It’s a heartbreaker,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said.
Anaheim defenseman Stephane Robidas wound up in a hospital with a broken leg Monday night, just as he did the last time he played in Dallas when he was still with the Stars.
Lindy Ruff figures that anyone who has watched the Stars in their first two playoff games with the Ducks should know that they won’t quit, even in a big hole against Anaheim.