GM George McPhee was once again forced to re-align his roster after division rival Tampa Bay swept the Capitals in the second round of the playoffs. With a busy off-season, the Caps look like they’ve replaced quality for quantity, but the core of the team that has brought such success during the regular season is still in tact. With that in mind, Washington’s success seems imminent.
Every October rings in a fresh NHL season and fantasy fanatics are busy coming together to test their knowledge of player’s statistics, as well as their ability to predict the “sleepers” that they hope may give their team an advantage. Here is what you need to know in order to have a successful season of fantasy hockey, broken down position by position, along with some sleepers that may be overlooked
Nathan Horton’s goal with only 7:33 left in the third period lifted the Boston Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night.
Dwayne Roloson improved to 7-0 in post-season elimination games and Martin St. Louis scored two goals and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7 on Friday by defeating the Boston Bruins 5-4 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Wednesday.
Boston’s 19-year-old rookie — a healthy scratch in the playoffs until debuting and scoring in Saturday’s Game 1 loss — tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.
James Neal scored his first career playoff goal in double overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Tampa Bay Lighting 3-2, giving the Pens a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Eric Brewer scored a goal and two assists and 41-year-old Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1, tying the best-of-seven series 1-1 on Friday.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins took game one 3-0 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a rash of serious injuries this season to earn home-ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.