1. Ranking the Top Stars in the 2014 NHL Playoffs

    The beauty of the NHL playoffs is in watching a team come together over a grueling four-round ordeal, and no team wins the Stanley Cup without total commitment and brilliant performances from players all over the roster...

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  2. Los Angeles Kings' 5 Biggest Questions in Playoff Series vs. San Jose Sharks

    The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will meet in the NHL playoffs for a second consecutive year. The Kings eliminated the Sharks in seven games in 2013 and took three of five from their California rivals in the 2013-14 regular season...

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  3. 2014 NHL Draft Order: Updated Selection List, Predictions After Lottery Results

    On the eve of the NHL playoffs, the teams that did not qualify for the postseason learned their immediate fortunes during Tuesday’s NHL draft lottery. The Florida Panthers won the rights to the No...

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  4. 5 Crucial X-Factors for Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers

    The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers haven't met in the playoffs in 17 years, but the bitter rivals will face one another in one of the most highly anticipated first-round showdowns of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  5. NHL Draft Lottery 2014: How Results Affect Who Will Be the No. 1 Overall Pick

    This year’s edition of the NHL draft lottery was somewhat anticlimactic. While the potential existed for something crazy — Toronto takes the first overall pick! — ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 4 hours ago 2,728 reads 3 comments

  6. Canucks Retain No. 6 Choice in Draft Lottery

    Vancouver Canucks fans should get set to debate the merits of guys like Brendan Perlini, Nick Ritchie and Jake Virtanen...

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  7. Torres Likely Day-of Decision for Playoff Opener

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Raffi Torres is making progress but it's still unclear whether he'll play for the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings ...

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  8. Sabres Can't Keep Top Pick During Draft Lottery

    BUFFALO – Chalk up one more loss for the Sabres this season.The rebuilding club couldn't retain the No. 1 overall pick during tonight's NHL Draft Lottery. Instead, the Florida Panthers moved up one spot to the top selection...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 5 hours ago 42 reads 0 comments

  9. NHL Draft Lottery Results 2014: Selection Order, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

    Just one year ago, the Colorado Avalanche were celebrating a "win" at the NHL draft lottery. Today, they are preparing for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as the Central Division's No...

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  10. Islanders Receive Fifth Pick of Draft

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  11. Florida Wins '14 NHL Draft Lottery, Will Pick First Overall

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 5 hours ago 336 reads 0 comments

  12. 2014 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery First-Round Projections

    The NHL draft lottery is complete, and NHL teams know where they will select in this year's first round. Each NHL draft year is unique, and this season has several candidates for top spot...

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  13. New York Rangers' Blueprint to a Deep Run in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The New York Rangers are about to embark in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. And given their talent and makeup, it is very possible that they can make a deep run...

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  14. Los Angeles Kings' Player Grades for 2013-14 Regular Season

    The Los Angeles Kings wrapped up their regular season with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. They’re set to face the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs in what should be a tightly contested series...

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  15. Hard-Hitting Dillion a Gametime Decision for Stars in Opener vs. Ducks

    The Dallas Stars could be without their most physical rearguard for Wednesday's playoff opener against Anaheim ...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 6 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  16. St. Louis Blues' Slump Won't Make Matchup Any Easier for Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks may have finished in third place in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference, but the feeling around the team is one of strong optimism...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 6 hours ago 538 reads 2 comments

  17. Grading and Evaluating Each Carolina Hurricanes Player in 2013-14 NHL Season

    New arrivals and first-year players kept the Carolina Hurricanes afloat for much of 2013-14, but disappointing campaigns from several franchise cornerstones doomed the club to its fifth straight season without a playoff berth...

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  18. NHL Hit with Third Concussion Lawsuit

    A third group of ex-NHLers — which includes retired players Dave Christian, Reed Larson and William Bennett — have filed a federal class action lawsuit against the NHL regarding concussions and head injuries, per the Associated Press...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 7 hours ago 106 reads 0 comments

  19. Kings Recall Rookie Forward Linden Vey from Manchester of the AHL

    The Kings on Tuesday recalled rookie forward Linden Vey from their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester, N.H...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 7 hours ago 5 reads 0 comments

  20. NHL Series Odds with Picks and Predictions

    Starting this Wednesday night, this season’s quest to capture Lord Stanley’s Cup will get underway with four best-of-seven series in both the NHL ’s Eastern and Western Conferences...

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  21. NHL.com: Granlund, Kuemper Return to Practice for Wild

    The Minnesota Wild could be on the verge of getting two key players back from injury in time for their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche. Game 1 is Thursday at Pepsi Center in Denver (9:30 p...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 7 reads 0 comments

  22. NHL.com: Bruins Have Done Their Homework on Red Wings

    There are many intriguing matchups in the Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. Even the coaches have an interesting tie-in...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 28 reads 0 comments

  23. NHL.com: Flyers' Newcomer Akeson Could Get Call vs. Rangers

    Jason Akeson was hoping all season he would get the call, the one that would summon the 23-year-old from the American Hockey League to the Philadelphia Flyers...

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  24. NHL.com: Rangers' Brassard Leaves Practice with Injury

    New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard left practice early Tuesday limping and holding his lower back, apparently sustaining the injury while the Rangers did special teams work in preparation for the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 18 reads 0 comments

  25. Blues Get Some Injured Players Back at Practice

    The St. Louis Blues ended the regular season missing eight regulars from their lineup. When they open the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks , veteran ...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 8 hours ago 10 reads 0 comments