1. The Most Dangerous Sleeper Teams in Projected 2016 NHL Playoff Picture

    Upsets in the Stanley Cup playoffs aren't uncommon, as lower-seeded teams at times knock off more heavily favored opponent. In the opening round of the 2015 postseason, the wild-card seed Minnesota Wild (pictured above) upset the higher-ranked St...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 23,086 reads 57 comments

  2. Jake Virtanen Suspended 2 Games for Hit on Roman Polak: Latest Details, Reaction

    The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday that Vancouver Canucks winger Jake Virtanen earned a two-game suspension for his hit on San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 month ago 3,436 reads 3 comments

  3. Breaking Down the Races for the Final NHL Playoff Spots

    The “regular” portion of the 2015-16 NHL season is nearly over, with just three-to-seven games remaining for every team in the league...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 25,488 reads 55 comments

  4. NHL Playoff Picture 2016: Bracket Predictions and Teams to Watch

    Color the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers as winners Tuesday night in the NHL , as the former picked up two points with a shootout win while the latter appeared to gain strength even though they did not show up to play...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 12,127 reads 0 comments

  5. 2016 NHL Draft Prospects Tearing It Up in the Playoffs

    NHL scouts have been viewing this year's best prospects all winter, and now there is a chance to view some of them through a different lens...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 15,573 reads 10 comments

  6. NHL Betting Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds, Analysis

    The Philadelphia Flyers (37-25-13) are looking to return to the postseason after missing out last year, and beating the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals (54-16-5) ...

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  7. NHL Rookies Most Likely to Make an Impact in the 2016 Playoffs

    Several NHL rookies, such as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (pictured above), have made a positive impact on their teams during the regular season. A lucky handful face a bigger test in the upcoming 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 9,660 reads 16 comments

  8. The Latest 2016 Vezina Trophy Rankings in the NHL

    With less than two weeks to go in the 2015-16 regular season, time is running out for the NHL 's goaltenders to make their cases for consideration for this year's Vezina Trophy. Per NHL...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 17,350 reads 107 comments

  9. Duncan Keith Suspended for Striking Charlie Coyle in Face with Stick

    The Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday, but the loss was only one of the concerns for the defending Stanley Cup champions...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 185,012 reads 143 comments

  10. Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier Accidentally Spits on Someone, Instantly Feels Bad

    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will probably check his surroundings the next time he goes to spit. Bernier did not see any time on the ice during Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 10,385 reads 8 comments

  11. NHL Playoff Standings 2016: Latest Picture, Projected Bracket and Races to Watch

    The NHL regular season has reached the end stretch, and the Eastern Conference race for the two wild-card spots is a four-way battle...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 29,176 reads 1 comments

  12. Sabres' David Legwand Gets Caught Nosing Teammate by Television Camera

    Sometimes, you just need a little help with stuff when you are in uniform. During Monday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Buffalo Sabres' David Legwand got caught ...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 11,704 reads 9 comments

  13. The Biggest Problem Facing Each Canadian NHL Team

    The NHL playoffs have not been free of Canadian content since 1970. Yet all seven current Canadian clubs are playing out the string of the 2015-16 season with no hope of appearing in the postseason...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 9,208 reads 29 comments

  14. Flyers Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere Next in Line of NHL's Most Explosive D-Men

    Shayne Gostisbehere may not technically finish as the NHL 's best rookie of 2015-16. But he probably will go down as the most valuable...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 11,541 reads 19 comments

  15. NHL Emails Discuss Link Between Fighting and Concussions

    While concussions and their long-term impact on athletes are often associated with football, the topic reportedly has been on the minds of National Hockey League executives since at least 2011...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 9,274 reads 16 comments

  16. NHL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Odds, Analysis

    The road team has won each of the first four meetings between the Los Angeles Kings (45-25-5) and San Jose Sharks (41-28-6) heading into the final regular-season game in the series at the SAP Center on Monday ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 1 month ago 2,813 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking Teams' Chances of Winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

    With just a short time left in the 2015-16 NHL regular season, eight teams have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. Two others have a 0 percent chance of getting to the dance, according to Sports Club Stats ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 36,156 reads 50 comments

  18. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 26 Poll

    There is no shortage of competitive races in the NHL . In the Central, three legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, all vying for home ice in the playoffs, are within four points of each other in a pitched battle to win the division...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 39,794 reads 191 comments

  19. Ranking the Biggest 'Buyer-Beware' Free Agents in the NHL

    This year's NHL unrestricted free-agent pool is a deep one, with a number of quality players potentially available on July 1. Some, such as New York Rangers center Eric Staal (pictured above), are in the category of "buyer beware...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 20,548 reads 32 comments

  20. Nikita Kucherov Injury: Updates on Lightning Wing's Lower Body and Return

    Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov left Friday's game against the New York Islanders after blocking a puck with his skate. Continue for updates...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 1 month ago 1,172 reads 0 comments

  21. Is the Nashville Predators' Shea Weber Really an Elite Defenseman?

    The advent of analytics for hockey has done much to change the way we view the game, and in a lot of cases, it has also shifted the perception of players...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,738 reads 20 comments

  22. The Most Underrated Player at Every Position in the 2015-16 NHL Season

    As we edge closer to the end of the season, fans have a chance to reflect on the year and identify outstanding performances. Some of the league's best players this year will not receive credit for various reasons...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,060 reads 54 comments

  23. Anton Stralman Injury: Updates on Lightning Defenseman's Leg and Recovery

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely after suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula during his team's game against the New York Islanders on Friday...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 1 month ago 4,955 reads 15 comments

  24. Parise Scores 1st Single-Period Hat Trick in Wild History

    Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise became the first player in franchise history to score three goals in a single period, recording a hat trick in the first period of Thursday's ...

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  25. Can the Boston Bruins Bank on Brad Marchand's Scoring to Continue?

    Brad Marchand is enjoying quite a campaign. The Boston Bruins left wing has scored 34 goals already this season, which is six better than his previous career high and ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 1,726 reads 9 comments