- Panthers trade D Gudbranson to Canucks
- Jagr won't play for Czechs at World Cup of Hockey
- Bruins give defenseman Miller 4-year extension
- Former Leafs, ECHL coach Brophy dies at 83
Patrick Marleau -- a member of the San Jose Sharks for 19 sometimes painful seasons -- is quietly enjoying the time spent on the precipice of battling for the ultimate prize.
Brian Elliott was benched for Games 4 and 5 of the Western Conference finals. Now rested, he could be the difference for the Blues, per Craig Custance.
From postgame riots that stopped them in their tracks to thrilling plays that brought them out of their seats, ESPN.com's hockey experts expound on the most electrifying Game 7s they've covered.
The final rosters will be named this week for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, so here's our final projection as to what the colorful Team Russia will look like for the tournament.
Jaromir Jagr announced he's sitting out the World Cup of Hockey. Who will take his place on the Czech Republic's roster? Here's our latest projection as to who'll be checking in for the Czechs.
Sure, they'd rather be playing for their native countries than a collective or region, but players named to these two teams will form unique combinations at the World Cup in September.
He was a star for the Quebec Nordiques, an international hockey icon and a proud fighter against the Soviet bloc. Now Peter Stastny's favorite hobby is watching his son, Paul, star for the Blues.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstars backed up their words and stole the show on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a winner-take-all Game 7.
If the Lightning win Game 6, they will earn their second consecutive appearance in the Stanley Cup finals, an accomplishment only a few very talented teams have achieved.
From the first game until the Stanley Cup is handed out, we have you covered, with all the results in one spot.
Erik Gudbranson, who has spent all five of his NHL seasons with the Florida Panthers, is headed to the Vancouver Canucks in a trade for Jared McCann.
To save Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup dreams, Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel must lead the Penguins again. Or should Mike Sullivan split them up? Matthew Coller examines.
Joe Pavelski's unwavering dedication to his game was evident after he scored yet another clutch deflection to push the San Jose Sharks to within one game of the Stanley Cup finals.
The World championships that just wrapped up in Russia afforded us a glimpse of what to expect when the best national teams gather for the World Cup in Toronto in September.
Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic will not play at the World Cup of Hockey after the star winger confirmed he won't be available to compete in September.
The Bruins have signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a four-year contract extension and added a pair of assistant coaches.
These four black players are changing the game in NHL playoffs
John Brophy, who coached the Maple Leafs for 2½ seasons before coaching in the ECHL for 13 seasons, died at 83.
Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun cover the Penguins switching from Matt Murray to Marc-Andre Fleury in goal and the coaching battle in the Western Finals between Pete DeBoer and Ken Hitchcock. Plus, Sharks RW Joel Ward joins.
The determined Sharks rallied back against the Blues in their own building and are on the brink of a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.
The Penguins are on the brink of elimination but can take inspiration from last year's Lightning team, which found itself in similar straits -- and stormed back to reach the Stanley Cup finals.
Hockey and wrestling nicknames collided when Shawn Michaels stepped into Consol Energy Center on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were looking good heading into the third period with momentum and a one-goal lead. Then the roof caved in and changed the complexion of the Eastern Conference finals.
Booed out of Edmonton, Justin Schultz has been thrust into action because of injuries, and he has responded in the Penguins' bid to win the conference finals against the Lightning.
Wayne Gretzky says picking Canada's final three D-men could come down to what the coaching staff wants to do when it comes to crunch time during the World Cup. If only it were that easy.
Canada beat Finland 2-0 for the gold medal, and Russia routed the United States 7-2 to win the bronze at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday.
Capitals GM Brian MacLellan knows Alex Ovechkin's prime years as a player won't last forever, which adds urgency to the team's push for a Stanley Cup.
The Calder Trophy race is down to someone who missed half the season, and another who has been playing professional hockey for half a decade. Rob Vollman examines the debate and makes a pick.
Joe Thornton's legacy as one of the best players of his generation is already secure. But those close to the Sharks center say it's his generosity that makes him a winner, on and off the ice.
How will the West be won? Craig Custance identifies the linchpins to success for the Blues and Sharks as Game 5 looms on Monday night.
Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs conference finals.
Joe Pavelski, picked 205th overall (seventh round) in 2003 NHL draft. Mercy.
Blues better in the second but lose ground. Sharks go into second intermission with 2-0 lead. San Jose one period away from first trip to Stanley Cup finals in franchise history.
Real strong push by the Blues ever since they killed that 4-min penalty. Been spending lots of time in Sharks zone
Only ten shots on goal against Sharks goalie Martin Jones but he's had to make a couple Grade A saves vs. Blues.
Gigantic kill by the Blues. They're still breathing. Now let's see if this gives them momentum.
Now a four minute double minor on Scottie Upshall for high stick on Tommy Wingels and Sharks going on the power play. Chance to take a commanding lead.
And now 4 min on Upshall, offensive zone infraction, high stick on Wingels. Sharks could end this series on this PP here.
Joel Ward tips point shot from Brent Burns and Sharks now up 2-0. Crowd here rocking. San Jose has been the better team in this game since the drop of the puck.
Nice re-direct by Ward off Burns shot. Sharks third line scores on Blues top D pairing of 19-27.
Point shot goes off Joel Ward, I believe
Solid PK there by the Blues, they pressed Burns up high, which gave the Sharks a couple of down-low chances but all in all, important kill
All in all, if I'm the Blues, I'm ok down just 1-0 after one period. Sharks could have had more. They were looking for early knockout.
The way the Sharks are playing right now Blues should be happy getting to first intermission down just 1-0.
Basically VAN fans don't jump off the ledge just yet, but you're going to want your jumping shoes if McCann puts up a 50 pt yr within 3 ssns
Sharks buzzing since the Pavelski goal. Blues need a push back in last five minutes of first.
So that's now 13 goals in 18 playoff games for Joe Pavelski but who's counting.