The major story of last years series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins was the other guys, the players not named Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin who carried the Penguins to victory. On Wednesday in the last full practice before Game 1, Hornqvist practiced on the top line with Sidney Crosby and rookie Jake Guentzel.
BOSTON Bruce Cassidy made just a passing mention of the 14 years in between NHL head coaching gigs, but theres no doubt the newest head coach of the Bruins thought many times about a day just like Thursday morning. His general manager complimented the
One round of playoff hockey is down . Gone are favorites like the Chicago Blackhawks , not to mention other Original Six contenders like the Montreal Canadiens , Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs . We have high-scoring and defensively geared powerhouses still standing, however, and two teams left the first round without a loss to their name. With another wave of Stanley Cup showdowns here, make sure you know how to watch each and every game , and stay right here for updates on every series: Note: All game times are Eastern. Asterisks (*) denote games that will be played if necessary. Eastern Conference The Presidents' Trophy-winning Caps slipped past an energetic Toronto Maple Leafs squad