Nhl Playoffs

Feel Bad For Local Bars This Spring

CBC | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

Bars and restaurants in six of seven Canadian NHL cities are bracing for another spring without a hometown run at the Stanley Cup, but despite their d...

This Stanley Cup Fan Video Is About Anything But Hockey

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada

Note to Tampa Bay Lightning fans: hockey fan videos are NOT supposed to look like the movie "Spring Breakers." (P.S. Go Habs!) Like this article...

Who Will Face Off In The Playoffs?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada

The NHL season ends this Sunday (April 13), putting the final touches on what has been a woeful year for most clubs from the Great White North. Onl...

Do Weird Sports Superstitions and Rituals Actually Work?

Kasia Wind | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Kasia Wind

Lucky underwear? Lucky potato chips? The illustrious "playoff beard?" If you're gearing up for your favourite team's next NHL playoff game by taking part in a superstitious ritual, your friends might think you're nuts. But science has you covered.

NHL Playoffs 2013: Picks From Me and Strombo

Anson Carter | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada
Anson Carter

I have to give a shout out to my man George Stroumboulopoulos. He has been working nonstop preparing to debut his new show, but he still manages to keep an eye on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "I'm all about the Habs," he said. "When they're out of the playoffs, which is usually how it goes, I root for my favourite ex-Habs.

NHL 2013 Conference Finals Preview -- and Picks From Steven R. McQueen

Anson Carter | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada
Anson Carter

I caught up with Steven R. McQueen, hunk and heart-throb from the CW's Vampire Diaries. For all of you hockey fans who didn't know, Steven's step-dad is Mr. Hockeywood himself, Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. "Lucky" and "L.A. Kings" go together like Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.

It's Over

CP | Alan Robinson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Ottawa offered no answer for the surging Penguins. The way Pittsburgh is playing now, with offence up and down a lineup that isn't b...

NHL Playoffs 2013: Predictions From Me and Snoop Dogg

Anson Carter | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
Anson Carter

I had the chance to catch up with Snoop Dogg and get his thoughts on the Battle of California. Snoop's a big hockey fan and has been following this series from overseas in Africa. Snoop's pick? L.A. in seven. "Jeff carter's on a hot streak right now, and I don't think San Jose can hold him back," Snoop said.

Most Stylish NHL Players

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada Style

The Toronto Maple Leafs may have been knocked out of the 2013 NHL playoffs but there are plenty more hockey teams to cheer for - and stare at. Sinc...

Leafs Fan's Smashed TV Ad A Fake

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada

UPDATE: HuffPost Canada has learned that the TV in the online ad is likely a fake. FYI: The picture from the Leafs fan smashed TV ad cbc.ca/news/ca...

The Leafs Lost, But Look on the Bright Side

Andy Juniper | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

For the first time in eons, the city that was once the heart of hockey (with Montreal being the soul) was back in the Stanley Cup playoff picture. All told, it was good for the franchise, good for the fans, and good for the city. Hell, it was good for hockey...

Ron Nurwisah

Bruins Give These Four A Stanley Cup Playoffs Treat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada

Four Torontonians are getting a playoff treat from an unlikely source, the Boston Bruins. Four restaurant employees from Mississauga will get to watch...

Sens Not Scared By Penguins Big Guns

CP | Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have proven they can get results as an underdog. They have overcome long odds this season and are coming off an impressiv...

Leafs Force Game 7

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A young Toronto team whose previous exposure to the NHL playoffs was largely watching them on TV is looking to make a little post-season his...

Price Is Out

CP | Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada

BROSSARD, Que. - It has been one injury after another for the Montreal Canadiens.Goaltender Carey Price was the latest to go down as the team announce...

Chirp, Chirt, Chirp: Boston Bruins Fans Are The Worst Ever!

Grooch | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

As a passionate hockey fan, with numerous hockey fan friends, I have to say I`ve reached an educated opinion about who`s got the edge when it comes to smack talk, otherwise known as ``CHIRPING``. Drum roll please...

With Friends Like Gordon Wilson, Who Needs Enemies?

Shachi Kurl | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

I must confess to being entirely unsure what Gordon Wilson's endorsement of the Liberals actually does for leader Christy Clark or her party, who have been having the campaign of their dreams to this point. Seriously, with endorsements like Wilson's, who needs Dave Babych? There have been musings Wilson can help shore up centre-left votes. But that will be very hard to do while the party runs endless TV spots of Clark sounding like a fiscal hawk. Note to Clark and the BC Liberals: You don't need Gordon Wilson. You're doing just fine.

Why Did These Habs Fans Adopt A Walrus?

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - Two Montreal Canadiens fans are trying to put a positive spin on some of the nastiness that has surfaced during the Habs' playoff series wi...

WATCH: NHL And TSN Meet 'The Hangover'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada

To get already-fanatical hockey lovers even more excited for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN has released a new "Hangover" parody video. The ...

San Jose Stuns Vancouver

CP | Jim Morris, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - After sometimes getting lost on the road during the regular season the San Jose Sharks found a winning path in their first playoff game.Th...

Leafs Blow It In Game 1

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada

BOSTON - Nine years out of the NHL playoffs and the Toronto Maple Leafs looked rusty. And sloppy. And, by the end, befuddled.David Krejci had a goal a...

LOOK: The Cities With Most Ridiculous Playoff Ticket Prices

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Travel

The 2013 NHL playoffs are here and despite a lockout and shortened season, hockey fans across 16 cities will soon be out in full force to support thei...

The Buds Are Back

CP | Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada

After a truncated 48-game regular season, the NHL post-season has arrived. Here's a look at five storylines to watch as the quest for the Stanley Cup ...

12 Puck Rock Songs For The Playoffs

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

The National Hockey League playoffs are back! Now, this could be very bad news for people who don't enjoy hearing the same old Gary Glitter riff b...

Playoffs Start Wednesday! When Is Your Team Playing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada

It's finally here. No, not spring. After a half-season lockout and 48 games, the first Canadian teams in the 2013 NHL Playoffs will start on Wednesday...