2022 Stanley Cup Final – Bettor sweating Colorado Avalanche for a second parlay predicting Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and NBA finals winners

It was Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas, and drinks were flowing at a private party for VIPs inside a Japanese restaurant at the Bellagio. High-rollers were betting shots of Fireball on whether the next play in Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be a run or pass. … Read more

‘The Cannons’ documentary gets red-carpet DC premiere

WASHINGTON — The Fort Dupont Cannons received the red-carpet treatment Saturday for the Washington, DC premiere of a documentary about the longest-running minority hockey club in North America and its founder Neal Henderson. A private screening of “The Cannons” was held for 350 guests at THEARC Theater in Southeast Washington, not far from Fort Dupont … Read more

Conn Smythe favorite for each playoff team selected by NHL.com

It’s even harder to pick the MVP before the two-month tournament gets started. But that hasn’t stopped NHL.com from identifying the favorite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is voted on by a select panel of members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, from each of the 16 teams in the 2022 Stanley Cup … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers vs. Penguins first-round preview

(2M) New York Rangers vs. (3M) Pittsburgh Penguins Rangers: 52-24-6, 110 points Penguins: 46-25-11, 103 points season-series: N.Y.R. 3-1-0; PT 1-3-0 Match 1: Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG, ATTSN-PT) The New York Rangers won three games against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a span of less than two weeks from March 25-April … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs. Capitals first-round preview

(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points Capitals: 44-26-12, 100 points season-series: FLA 2-1-0; WSH 1-1-1 Match 1: Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, BSFL, NBCSWA, SN360, TVAS) All eyes will be on the Florida Panthers as they start the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The Panthers won the Presidents’ … Read more

McDavid, Oilers looking to get over hump in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Although McDavid will win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer for the fourth time after setting career highs in goals (44), assists (79) and points (123), it is not the offense, but rather the all-around game from his team that McDavid said leads him to believe this time in the postseason could … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Lightning first-round preview

(2A) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (3A) Tampa Bay Lightning Maple Leaves: 54-21-7, 115 points Lightning: 51-23-8, 110 points season-series: TOR 2-2-0; TB 2-1-1 Match 1: Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, Scotiabank Arena: ESPN2, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSUN) The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time. … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Flames vs. Stars first-round preview

(1P) Calgary Flames vs. (WC1) Dallas Stars flames: 50-21-11, 111 points stars: 46-30-6, 98 points season-series: CGY 2-0-1; DL 1-2-0 Match 1: Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, SN, BSSW) The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time when they play in the Western Conference First … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wild vs. Blues first-round preview

(2C) Minnesota Wild vs. (3C) St.Louis Blues Wild: 53-22-7, 113 points Blues: 49-22-11, 109 points season-series: MIN 0-1-2; STL 3-0-0 Match 1: Monday (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS, BSN, BSMW) There is precious little separating the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series. Though the Wild earned … Read more

Fantasy pool sleepers: Stanley Cup Playoffs

MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Playoff pool rankings NOTES: Basic Stanley Cup Playoff pools have the following scoring system: goals and assists count for skaters with a bonus for a hat trick, and wins count for team goals with a bonus for a shutout. These picks are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Anna Dua. EASTERN … Read more