Despite inconsistency, Flyers find themselves in the playoff race

In the tightly-packed Metropolitan Division, one could easily make the case for any of the eight teams finding themselves in the postseason. With just 12 points separating the division-leading Washington Capitals (71 points) and the cellar-dwelling New York Rangers (59 points), all eight teams can rise up the standings – or plummet to the bottom […]

NHL power rankings: pre-trade deadline

31. Arizona Coyotes Not much has changed over the course of the season for Arizona. Clayton Keller has cooled off significantly since his early-season hot streak, and Antti Raanta hasn’t been able to steal enough games to lift the ‘Yotes out of the basement. Team MVP: Clayton Keller 30. Ottawa Senators Nothing has gone right for […]

Checking in on Lucas Johansen

Lucas Johansen was drafted 28th overall by the Washington Capitals in this year’s draft, but he was cut from the Caps’ training camp roster and sent to Hershey. The Bears are over a third of the way into the season, which is enough time to start making solid observations about players.