NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save in the third period against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Veteran Leadership Key To Young Lightning’s Success

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to rejoin hockey royalty after a decade-plus absence.

97.1 The Ticket–06/02/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shakes hands with Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers  after the Lightning defeated the Rangers by a score of 2-0 to win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Young Lightning Prove They Belong On Hockey’s Biggest Stage

The NHL playoffs have been a roller coaster of excitement, punctuated by a pair of Game 7s over the weekend to decide the Stanley Cup finalists.

97.1 The Ticket–06/01/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Red Wings Won’t Announce Coach Until Griffins Done

General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 27: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Ducks, Blackhawks Roll Into Game 7 In Memorable Conf. Finals

Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they’ll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Patrick Maroon #19 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates scoring a goal with teammate Clayton Stoner #3, Ryan Getzlaf #15, Corey Perry #10 and Sami Vatanen #45 in the third period of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ducks Ds Causing Problems For Blackhawks

Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals.

97.1 The Ticket–05/27/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Patrick Maroon #19 of the Anaheim Ducks gets the puck past goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks to score in the third period of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Toews Gets 2 To Force OT, But Hawks Drop Game 5 To Ducks 5-4 [VIDEO]

When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed playoff tenacity.

97.1 The Ticket–05/26/2015

New Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock addresses Detroit media at Joe Louis Arena about leaving the Detroit Red Wings after 10 seasons. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak)

Overwhelmingly Positive About His Time In Detroit, Babcock Does Have A Few Regrets

The first regret Babcock mentioned was comical – “I would have put a pool in when I first arrived.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock addresses the media at Joe Louis Arena and talks about his departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

In Emotional Farewell, Babcock Says He Went Back And Forth A Hundred Times Before Choosing Toronto Over Detroit

“Is it about money? Sure it’s about money,” Babcock continued. “But there was enough money in every place it didn’t have a factor in the decision.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers in the third period at the BB&T Center on March 19, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Former Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock Says Goodbye To Detroit In Full-Page Newspaper Ad

Babcock is leaving on good terms and deserves nothing but respect from Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Assistant coach Tony Granato and head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Babcock On Leaving Detroit: ‘This Was A Hard Decision’

“It was very emotional,” Babcock said. “I had to get the Kleenex box out when I sat in his office.”

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015