- Ducks fire Boudreau after 4 straight Pacific titles
- Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar vie for Lady Byng
- Sabres re-sign Larsson after career season
- Doughty, Karlsson, Burns finalists for Norris
The Lightning will look to get off to a fast start and get Ben Bishop to return to playoff form in a hurry in Game 2.
Game 1 between Pittsburgh and Washington was expected to be a showcase of skill, but instead each team came out swinging. Will that nasty edge carry over into the rest of the series?
Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are looking to bounce back after getting clipped by the hard-charging Capitals in Game 1.
This is how it's going to go down: Our experts weigh in with their predictions for the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.
While most of the attention was focused on the star players, third-line prospect Radek Faksa emerged from the shadows to lead the Stars to a big Game 1 win over the Blues.
San Jose came alive in the third period, scoring all five of its goals, to take Game 1 from Nashville. Joel Ward keyed the Sharks' rally with a go-ahead goal and one assist.
From the first game until the Stanley Cup is handed out, we have you covered. All the results, in one spot.
Despite leading the Ducks to four consecutive Pacific Division titles, coach Bruce Boudreau was relieved of his duties on Friday.
Following the Anaheim Ducks' firing of Bruce Boudreau, Craig Custance explores who the Ducks will hire, and where Boudreau will land.
The Ducks fired their coach after they lost in the first round of the playoffs. Check out Bruce Boudreau's coaching numbers.
Florida's Aleksander Barkov, Boston's Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.
The Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract after a season in which he set career bests with 10 goals and 17 points.
The NHL's award for top defenseman will go to Los Angeles' Drew Doughty, Ottawa's Erik Karlsson or San Jose's Brent Burns.
For some fan bases, it has been decades since their team raised the Stanley Cup. Others are still waiting for their first Cup kiss. So who deserves a Stanley Cup victory the most?
In what could be a significant step toward adding a team, the league and its players union concluded 'extensive discussions' on expansion issues.
The NHL has fined Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 for his knee-on-knee hit that temporarily knocked forward Conor Sheary out of Game 1.
Pressuring -- as in, bodychecking -- the puck-carrying defenseman on the dump-in is a tactic that's been around since the days of Bobby Orr. And the Penguins' Kris Letang is ready for it.
The leadership group will be charged in the coming 48 hours to make sure the Penguins don't dwell on what could have been after losing a road game they very well could have stolen.
Friday Flashback: Slowly but surely, the uni universe seems to be going back to the 1990s, when everywhere you looked, teams were clad in teal and purple.
A hat trick and a budding leadership role have thrust T.J. Oshie into the spotlight after he helped the Capitals to a big OT win over the Penguins in Game 1 of their second-round series.
Injury-riddled Tampa Bay won't get Anton Stralman or Steven Stamkos back anytime soon. But Matt Carle, J.T. Brown and Mike Blunden are day-to-day.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, out of action since having surgery to remove a blood clot, has no timetable for his return. But one doctor said athletes can be on a different timetable.
John Buccigross combines his favorite art forms, hockey and music, into an appreciation of each playoff team. The Red Wings are in Emo mode, while the beat goes on for contenders like the Caps.
Matt Niskanen left the Penguins and signed with the Capitals in the summer of 2014, so he has unique insight into playing against his former teammates as they head for a Game 1 clash.
John Torchetti, who helped turn around the Minnesota Wild after taking over for the fired Mike Yeo in February, is "a very serious candidate" to be the permanent coach, GM Chuck Fletcher said.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the Stanley Cup playoffs thus far by goals versus threshold (GVT).
Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.
The Arizona Coyotes would be wise to adopt the Golden State Warriors' new-age approach to management and team-building, writes Craig Custance.
Two schedules for the second round have been released -- one with the Predators advancing, the other with the Ducks advancing.
Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus identifies the most important numbers to know for every NHL semifinal playoff matchup and makes a pick on each series.
The ESPN.com NHL team share their thoughts on second-round playoff matchups, and what could become of the Ducks after another early exit. Plus, we hear from Islanders D Johnny Boychuk, Lightning C Steven Stamkos and "Keeper of the Cup" Phil Pritchard.
Can the upstart, bruised and well-traveled Predators upset the favored, well-rested and fired-up Sharks to move on to the Western Conference finals?
Vezina Trophy finalist and 2015 playoff hero Ben Bishop struggled and the Islanders pounced, stealing Game 1 on the road against the Lightning.
Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of watching the NHL playoffs? Same for these famous fans, who go to great lengths to follow their favorite teams -- all while doing their day jobs.
The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs saw many surprising star turns (and vice versa). Craig Custance identifies the biggest as Round 2 begins.
The Lightning with a 3-1 lead over the Islanders after two periods. Shots: Tampa 19, New York 17.
Drouin is buzzing today.
His one-timer from the point was redirected in off the deHaan's skate.
Victor Hedman with a power-play goal to give Tampa a 3-1 lead.
I'm not a fan of the delayed entry on the PP. Too much standing around.
Bishop has allowed a couple of bad rebounds.
4-on-4 for 52 seconds.
Hamonic was given a penalty for cross checking at the 20:00 mark of the first period. Lightning will start second with a PP.
Kari Lehtonen's son Mikko scoring on Antti Niemi may be the best thing you see at a rink all day today. #Stars #NHL #DallasStars
Islanders finish first period with sustained pressure but Lightning hold a 2-1 lead.
It's a shift like that from Drouin that will keep him in Tampa.
POLL: If Edmonton wins the lottery tonight you will?
So much for today's gut check.
But first, the Islanders will score. Oh, they just did.
Tampa's third goal coming up in two minutes.
Both goals have been scored five-hole.
Thomas Greiss needs to stop that one.
Action getting chippy and now Drouin gives the Lightning a 2-0 lead.