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Friday Four: Predators moving on with impressive sweep

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Ducks, Penguins, who each advanced to second round

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays or trends that have caught his eye.

 

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Friday Four: Road teams off to fast start

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses home dominance of Flames by Ducks, Marc-Andre Fleury

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Friday Four: Capitals not slowing down

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Rangers-Canadiens, Penguins-Blue Jackets playoff matchups

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Rangers-Capitals

Washington has best home record in League; New York enters game with top road mark

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are no strangers to each other. The Metropolitan Division rivals have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs five times in the past eight years, with New York winning three of the five.

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Friday Four: Oilers end long playoff drought

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses success of Canadiens, Hurricanes

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

 

Edmonton Oilers

It was a feel-good story when the Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday to clinch their first Stanley Cup Playoff berth since 2006. But the Oilers aren't done. They have a chance to win their division (the Pacific), something they haven't done since 1986-87. Bringing in Peter Chiarelli as general manager and Todd McLellan as coach has brought a whole new mindset in Edmonton. To finally have some continuity and people who have had success, and in Chiarelli's case, someone who has won a Cup, have been huge.

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Pluses, minuses for Blackhawks-Penguins

Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby worth watching in rivalry game between Chicago, Pittsburgh

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins have been two of the best teams in the NHL this season and for the past decade.

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Friday Four: Blackhawks continue climb

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Capitals, Hurricanes

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

A month ago, the Blackhawks were trailing the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Central Division. Now they have an eight-point cushion atop the division.

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Pluses, minuses for Islanders-Rangers

Goaltending, speed, forechecking among things to watch in rivalry game

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

The New York Rangers haven't had many dips this season. They're tied for the fifth-best record in the NHL and fourth in the Metropolitan Division, eight points behind the first-place Washington Capitals. It's not set in stone, but the Rangers likely will be the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

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Friday Four: Brad Marchand making case for MVP

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Predators, Flames, Jets

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Penguins-Flyers

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin provide tough matchup for Philadelphia defense

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

Don't look now, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the League.

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