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    The NHL playoff matchups we want to see


    Aside from hometown fans, most of us want to see close matchups that go seven games. Here are the potential first-round series that fit the...

    Aside from hometown fans, most of us want to see close matchups that go seven games. Here are the potential first-round series that fit the bill.

    NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Playoff chances, Lose for Hughes projections and more


    Who has the best playoff chances? What teams are poised to land Jack Hughes at No. 1 overall? Projections for both, plus what's at stake in Lightning-Caps and other important...

    Who has the best playoff chances? What teams are poised to land Jack Hughes at No. 1 overall? Projections for both, plus what's at stake in Lightning-Caps and other important games.

    Red Wings keep goalie Howard for 14th season


    Despite trade rumors, the Red Wings are keeping goaltender Jimmy Howard for a 14th season. Howard, 34, has spent his entire career with...

    Despite trade rumors, the Red Wings are keeping goaltender Jimmy Howard for a 14th season. Howard, 34, has spent his entire career with Detroit.

    Isles' Filppula out 4 weeks, Eberle day-to-day


    The Islanders lost Valtteri Filppula for four weeks, and Jordan Eberle is day-to-day after both suffered upper-body injuries in a 5-0 loss to the Bruins on...

    The Islanders lost Valtteri Filppula for four weeks, and Jordan Eberle is day-to-day after both suffered upper-body injuries in a 5-0 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.

    The NHL draft lottery: Key dates, schedule and how it all works


    Are there actual lottery balls? Why is there a lottery to begin with? Is Gritty allowed to represent the Flyers? We answer all the big...

    Are there actual lottery balls? Why is there a lottery to begin with? Is Gritty allowed to represent the Flyers? We answer all the big questions.

    Connolly to skip Caps' Monday White House trip


    The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but forward Brett Connolly said he will skip the...

    The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but forward Brett Connolly said he will skip the ceremony.

    Bruins' Pastrnak (thumb) makes return to lineup


    Bruins forward David Pastrnak was back in the lineup Tuesday night after missing a month with a thumb...

    Bruins forward David Pastrnak was back in the lineup Tuesday night after missing a month with a thumb injury.

    Blues get Tarasenko back after injury layoff


    Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko is returning to the lineup after missing five games with an upper-body...

    Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko is returning to the lineup after missing five games with an upper-body injury.

    Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 24 update


    Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a discussion of some hot hands to grab for the...

    Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a discussion of some hot hands to grab for the homestretch.

    The most, least impressive NHL trade deadline acquisitions


    Some trades have paid off handsomely since the deadline. Some ... not so much. We identify the best and worst so far, and what comes...

    Some trades have paid off handsomely since the deadline. Some ... not so much. We identify the best and worst so far, and what comes next.

    Predators' Watson reinstated from suspension


    Predators forward Austin Watson has been reinstated after being suspended in January and admitted to the league's substance abuse and behavioral health...

    Predators forward Austin Watson has been reinstated after being suspended in January and admitted to the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program.