7:00 AM ET Once again, it’s elimination Monday. The Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins — two popular Stanley Cup picks — both need to win out in their series, or they’ll leave the bubble. That also means the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning are a win away from making it to the conference finals.
The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Manny Viveiros as the first head coach of the AHL’s Henderson Silver Knights. Viveiros joins the Golden Knights organization with 13 years of coaching experience, most recently as head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs in 2019-20. He was an assistant with the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19,
The first two games of the Eastern Conference second-round playoff series between the Philadelphia Flyers and their Metropolitan Division rival New York Islanders were unpredictable. The Isles have solid depth throughout their lineup, and that continued to show from their previous series versus the Washington Capitals. The Flyers had their hands full in both games,
EDMONTON—Vegas forward Max Pacioretty, set back by injury in the return to play tournament, found his groove Sunday and put the Vancouver Canucks deep in the ditch in the NHL playoffs. Pacioretty scored twice and added an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Canucks
Max Pacioretty scored twice and added an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for three goals in the third period and beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday night. The Golden Knights took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven second-round series. With a win in Game 5 on Tuesday, Vegas can eliminate Vancouver, the
The San Jose Sharks re-signed Sweedish center Joel Kellman earlier this week. Kellman signed for another two seasons at an average of $750,000, with the first season being a two-way contract and the second season being one-way. Before becoming a restricted free agent at the end of the 2019-20 season, Kellman absorbed a cap hit
3:19 AM ET After two weeks without a game and one controversial tweet from his agent, Marc-Andre Fleury returned to the crease to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to within a victory of advancing to the Western Conference Final. Fleury made 28 saves in the Golden Knights’ 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game
Free agency is a little over a month away, and the New Jersey Devils will have just over $26 million in cap space to spend. Though it’s unlikely new general manager Tom Fitzgerald goes wild and spends to the cap, he’ll still have to be smart spending the team’s money when signing any unrestricted free agent. And
Well-rounded winger Ondrej Palat is scoring, reigning MVP Nikita Kucherov is defending and the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken over their series against the Boston Bruins. Palat scored two goals to give him four in the past three games, Kucherov was part of a strong defensive effort in the third period and the Lightning beat
After showing solidarity with the Vancouver Canucks in a stance against racism the Vegas Golden Knights had no trouble turning up the intensity when the teams returned to the ice Saturday night. The Knights led 2-0 after the first period and shutout Vancouver 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. It
Tyler Myers has missed the majority of the Vancouver Canucks’ postseason after suffering a separated shoulder in Game 2 against the St. Louis Blues. Fortunately, it seems like he will be ready to return to Vancouver’s lineup sometime this week, which will no doubt provide the Canucks with some much-needed depth on the back end.
7:41 AM ET After two days with no games, as the NHL paused to put a focus on racial violence and issues of equality, the Stanley Cup Playoffs restarted with the Boston Bruins being pushed to the brink of elimination, and two key games that were front ends of back-to-back games that’ll continue on Sunday.
If the injury-plagued Avalanche rallies from an 0-2 series deficit to eliminate the Dallas Stars, Colorado general manager Joe Sakic and his staff should get the much-deserved credit. Players win games, but setting the team up for success is on Sakic and his right-hand man, Chris MacFarland, among others. Sakic is a Hockey Hall of
The Columbus Blue Jackets had an impressive playoff showing in 2020, despite technically bowing out in the first round. They dispatched an offensively loaded Toronto Maple Leafs team in the play-ins and forced the best out of the Stanley Cup favorite Tampa Bay Lightning in their five-game series before ultimately losing out. They were carried
Matt Martin and Leo Komarov scored in the second period as the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 lead in their conference semifinal series. Anders Lee also scored, and Semyon Varlamov had 26 saves to rebound after a rocky Game 3 that saw him benched
Goaltender Robin Lehner made 32 saves for the shutout as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in NHL playoff action Saturday. The win gives the Golden Knights a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven second-round series, with Game 4 set, on a short turnaround, for Sunday night. It was Lehner’s second playoff shutout
The New York Islanders are continuing their quest for their fifth Stanley Cup in the bubble in Toronto. While that has been going on, they announced that they have sent former 2017 first-round pick Simon Holmstrom to Vita Hasten HC of the Swedish League. He is eligible to return once the 2020-21 NHL training camp
1:15 AM ET ESPN News Services EDMONTON, Alberta — Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots, and the Vegas Golden Knights rebounded from an uncharacteristic Game 2 loss, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series Saturday night. Vegas leads the series 2-1 and improved to 9-2 inside the Western Conference