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Predators brace for physical series vs Jets in…

Nashville looks every bit like the team that went to the Stanley Cup Final a season ago and won the Presidents' Trophy this season heading into a second-round series with Winnipeg

Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won nine straight playoff series, which tied a franchise record and are the most in the NHL since the Detroit Red Wings also won nine from 1997 to 1999

Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game…

Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.

High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense…

Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in…

Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored 1:19 apart in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 night and avoid playoff elimination

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Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead…

Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series

Sharks 4th liners help team advance to 2nd round

Eric Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance

Column: Vegas provides a new template for expansion teams

Column: The Vegas Golden Knights have shown that expansion teams need not take years to be highly successful, and that's the approach all leagues should take when adding new teams

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

The playoffs are filled with players that were put on waivers only to find a revamped role with a new team

Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs

Foligno brothers savoring first simultaneous NHL postseason

Nick Foligno and Marcus Foligno, for the first time in seven seasons together in the NHL, are in the playoffs at the same time