St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks preview: The champs and the kids
What happens when you mix the defending Stanley Cup champions and one of the league's most exciting teams? A must-watch affair.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche preview: The tale of two teams
There's a real mismatch on paper, but the Arizona Coyotes are no slouches. Can they push Colorado's buttons, or will the Avalanche live up to the task?
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers preview: Battle of the goalie juggernauts
The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season and the Montreal Canadiens are coming off of an incredible upset. Will this series be decided by goaltending?
New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Preview: Headed for the distance?
The Washington Capitals were among the best NHL clubs this season but didn't show well in the round-robin. Can the New York Islanders capitalize quickly and take away their steam?
Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars Preview: Momentum vs. regular season results, who has the edge?
One of the tightest matches of the opening round, can the Dallas Stars fight back from a lackluster round-robin and show their strength again, or will the Calgary Flames ride the momentum train to victory?
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights: The favorite vs. the upset
The Vegas Golden Knights entered the post-season as one of the favorites and that hasn't changed. But can Chicago pull off another upset victory?
Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview: A tightly contested battle
The Boston Bruins were the hottest team in the NHL this season, but the Carolina Hurricanes have heavy momentum after a fantastic qualifying round performance. Could this go the distance?
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets preview: Revenge time?
The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in embarrassing fashion last season, but have they learned from their mistakes? Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy break down the highly anticipated rematch.
How do players adjust to back-to-back games in the playoffs?
The new playoff format has caused new challenges for teams who aren't used to playing on consecutive nights. Sarah Nurse dishes on how players and teams prepare for the added toughness of the grind.
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Seasons on the verge of collapse
Each series on Friday could result in elimination, meaning things are about to get crazy. Steven Ellis and Sarah Nurse break down the biggest storylines heading into the day's action.
Which players have impressed the most in the qualification round?
Connor McDavid has been up to his usual shenanigans in the post-season, but there have been other big-name players sharing the spotlight in the early going. Steven Ellis and Matt Larkin break down some of the best players early in the playoffs.
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Jets look to survive, others aim for series leads
Only the Winnipeg Jets can get eliminated on Thursday afternoon, but that doesn't mean the action will any less intriguing. Steven Ellis and Matt Larkin break down all the biggest playoff headlines.
Despite being swept, the NY Rangers have a lot to look forward to
The New York Rangers were the first playoff causality of 2020 after getting swept in three games by Carolina. But success is on the horizon, and there are many reasons to be pumped if you're a fan of the Blueshirts.
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Elimination looming for more teams
With one team down and the fates of 15 others still up in the air, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy broke down the latest headlines and predict which teams will be able to snap series deadlocks.
What is Connor McDavid capable of during the playoffs?
Connor McDavid doesn't have much playoff experience to his credit, but he's already looking at the top of his game after two contests. What does #97 have in store for the rest of the post-season?
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Big day for play-in teams
With the busiest day of the qualification round underway, Steven Ellis and Ken Campbell break down the biggest storylines, including the New York Rangers' hope of survival, Toronto's inability to score and more.
What version of Jesperi Kotkaniemi will the Habs get in the post-season?
Montreal Canadiens youngster Jesperi Kotkaniemi made a big impact in Game 1 against Pittsburgh. Is he ready to show why the Habs were eager to choose him in the first place?
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Bottom seeds aim for consecutive wins
With an exciting Day 3 on tap, Steven Ellis and Matt Larkin break down the biggest match-ups on Monday and discuss whether the Toronto Maple Leafs should be worried at this point.
Nicholas Robertson ready to make an impact for Maple Leafs
Ahead of his first career playoff game at just 18, Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy analyzes Nicholas Robertson's game and discuss what impact they expect out of Toronto's top prospect.
The Hockey News Daily Playoff Primer: Teams embark on Day 2
Steven Ellis and Ryan Kennedy broke down the biggest storylines heading into the second day of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs and discuss where the Winnipeg Jets stand after losing two key players to injury in Game 1.
Montreal Canadiens prospects Harris, Norlinder have makings of future blueline fixtures
All eyes may be on Alexander Romanov, but Ryan Kennedy looked at two other defensive prospects making noise that Montreal Canadiens should start getting excited about.
Wild-Card Roundup: Which teams have the best chance at earning a playoff berth?
With just a few weeks left in the regular season, Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell discussed which teams they think will earn the four wild-card entries between both conferences this year.
The St. Louis Blues look primed for another shot at the Cup
The St. Louis Blues have been one of the most dominant teams over the past month, and it comes at a time where momentum truly matters. Can the Blues win consecutive league titles?
Can the Flyers turn their hot play into a long playoff run?
The Philadelphia Flyers have won 11 of their past 12 games, pushing them near the top of the Metropolitan Division with only a handful of games left to go. Are they for real?