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Three Periods with Dan Mount: A Look at the NHL

It’s Dan Mount again, and I’m here with a spooky edition of the Three Periods blog. It’s Halloween time, and I’m going to take a look at the tricks and treats of the opening month of the season. First period Tricks: The horrid starts by the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Anaheim Ducks. I projected both teams to make the ... Read More »

Three Periods with Dan Mount: A Look at the NHL

It’s Dan Mount again, and I’m back with this week’s edition of the Three Periods blog. This week I take a look at the youth movement going on in the NHL, the red-hot Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets hiring John Tortorella. Let’s drop the puck on this blog. First period If you think you’ve heard the phrase “scored his ... Read More »

Three Periods with Dan Mount: A Look at the NHL

I’m back after being a healthy scratch last week. We’re a week or more into the National Hockey League season, but there’s still time for me to offer my preview of what’s going to happen this season. The first period will tackle the Eastern Conference the second period will predict the West and the final will lay out the Stanley ... Read More »

NHL approves 3-on-3 overtimes in regular season

Las Vegas, NV ( – The NHL will move to a 3-on-3 overtime format during the regular season after the league’s board of governors voted unanimously to OK the change on Wednesday. The board also voted unanimously to give coaches the ability to challenge a goal in certain situations, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced. In another unanimous vote, the board ... Read More »

NHL salary cap rises to $71.4 million

Las Vegas, NV ( – The NHL and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday that the salary cap for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4 million, with an adjusted midpoint of $62.1 million and a lower limit of $52.8 million. The new number is an increase over the $69 million cap for the 2014-15 season. This summer’s free agent period begins ... Read More »

Isles D Hamonic suffered torn MCL

Uniondale, NY ( – One day after his club was eliminated in a Game 7, New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic finally revealed the source of the injury which kept him sidelined for the entire series. Hamonic said he suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during an April 10 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The damage ... Read More »

Capitals edge Islanders to win Game 7

Final Score: Washington 2, NY Islanders 1 Washington, DC ( – Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining in the third period as the Washington Capitals edged the New York Islanders 2-1 on Monday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. History wasn’t on the Capitals’ side in Game 7s, but they did just enough ... Read More »

Caps dominate Isles for 3-2 series lead

Washington, DC ( – Evgeny Kuznetsov had two goals and an assist and the Washington Capitals thumped the New York Islanders, 5-1, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Karl Alzner and Jason Chimera posted a goal and an assist, and Brooks Laich added a goal for the Capitals, who now hold a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. ... Read More »

Caps even series on Backstrom’s winner as Isles lose OT thriler

Uniondale, NY ( – Nicklas Backstrom scored at 11:09 of overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday, evening this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at two games apiece. On the game-winning goal, Backstrom collected the puck after a faceoff in the New York zone and protected it from Game 3 hero ... Read More »

Tavares nets OT winner to give Isles series lead

Uniondale, NY ( – John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. Off the opening faceoff of overtime, Johnny Boychuk blasted the puck into the Washington zone. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloved the shot and decided ... Read More »