- Parise rehabbing back injury without surgery
- Senators' former No. 1 pick Phillips retires
- Jagr won't play for Czechs at World Cup of Hockey
- Bruins give defenseman Miller 4-year extension
Sidney Crosby insists Game 7 will be about the team, not him. Oh, and the battle-tested Bolts are getting back their captain for Game 7.
Momentum may be a myth, but Sidney Crosby's clout is not. Pittsburgh has won the past 11 playoff games in which its captain has scored. Here's why the Pens will make a Stanley Cup finals return.
Tampa was on the ropes in the 2015 Eastern Conference finals after losing Game 6 at home, but rallied to win the series. Here's why the Lightning will strike again in Game 7 against the Pens.
Would the Sharks be better off facing the Lightning or Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals? Craig Custance breaks down both potential matchups.
From the first game until the Stanley Cup is handed out, we have you covered, with all the results in one spot.
Forwards and goaltending will be strengths for Sweden at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, but its defense, anchored by several Stanley Cup playoff stars, will be a force at both ends of the ice.
Goaltending and defense will be strengths for Finland, which will try to build on recent international success heading into the World Cup of Hockey in September.
The jerseys for the World Cup of Hockey have been rolled out, and while the designs range from spectacular to adequate, all of the sweaters share one particular flaw.
Wild left wing Zach Parise said there's "no question" he'll be ready to play for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey tournament.
Drafted first overall by the Senators in 1996, defenseman Chris Phillips, 38, announced his retirement Thursday.
Both St. Louis' free-agent-to-be captain and his team face an uncertain future after their loss to San Jose. But as one selfless gesture showed, this tight-knit group went down fighting together.
After all these years of being picked to win it all, it figures the San Jose Sharks finally get to the Stanley Cup finals in the season in which nobody picked them.
It has been a long rough trek, with lots of missed opportunities, for the San Jose Sharks. Stats & Info recounts the challenges along the way.
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.
Corey Pronman checks in on the Maple Leafs' rebuild, including a breakdown of strengths, weaknesses, their path forward and how soon they can contend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This could be an offseason of big changes for the Blues. Craig Custance looks at three critical decisions for GM Doug Armstrong.
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.
Matt Murray has faced just 14 shots but made a nifty grab on an Anton Stralman shot with Ondrej Palat on the doorstep.
Bryan Rust two more great chances at a Game 7 hattie but can't close the deal. Still 2-1 Penguins 12:51 left.
That was Stamkos' best shift of the game. He was involved and was creating chances.
Lightning very nearly tie it on deflection of Val Filppula. Nick Bonino shaken by blocking shot with what looks like left ankle.
Rodeo rules apparently at play as Bryan Rust held by Braydon Coburn on solid scoring chance.
Twenty to go. Or more. Third period about to get underway here in Game 7.
Game 7 NHL playoff hockey is a health hazard!
The second period ends with the Pittsburgh Penguins holding a 2-1 lead in Game 7 of the ECF against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lightning captain didn't see the ice too often in the second period. He had only five shifts and overall has logged 6:29 of ice time. He's 3-for-3 on drops and still has two shots on net. His second shot of the game was a quality scoring chance but Penguins goalie Matt Murray made the save.
Second game in row Lightning have been outplayed dramatically through 40 mins. 29-10 shots favor Pens. Difference? Penguins lead just 2-1.
Big kill for the Lightning obviously with their best player, Hedman, in the box.
Matt Murray can handle the puck well but he's been struggling a bit in Game 7. Something to keep an eye on.
Steven Stamkos with a quality scoring chance during 4-on-4. He had a partial break away and with a defender off to his left, Stamkos took a slap shot from the right face-off dot. The puck went under Murray's right arm but the Penguins goaltender got just enough of it and it trickled into the corner.
Now Victor Hedman in box for slashing with 3:06 left in what has been an eventful middle frame.
With 3:47 left in the second Steven Stamkos sneaks behind Penguin defense and blasts one from top of circle goes through Murray but wide.
And a careless stick from Kris Letang ends the PP 19 seconds in as he is called for tripping.
With 5:06 left in second Jonathan Drouin gets caught holding Tom Khunhackl's stick. Pittsburgh PP.
Remember this play as Victor Hedman blocks Conor Sheary shot destined for back of the net. PP ends and it's still a one-goal game.
Steven Stamkos on the ice for only a quick faceoff before linemate Ryan Callahan is whistled for high-sticking. Stamkos back to the bench.
With 7:37 left in second Pittsburgh will go to first full PP of the night as Ryan Callahan called for offensive zone high stick.
Rare miscue for Andrei Vasilevskiy who had a chance to trap loose puck before Rust poked it home.
This hockey game is insane! Less than a minute after Drouin tied it up, Rust gets his 2nd goal of the game to give Penguins 2-1 lead!