First-round breakdown: Sharks vs. Predators
On paper, this looks like one of the biggest mismatches of the first round. The Predators have home-ice advantage, but that might be the only thing going for them as they begin their second playoff series in franchise history.
Top netminder Tomas Vokoun is gone for the season with a blood disorder. Top offensive contributors Steve Sullivan (groin) and defenseman Marek Zidlicky (shoulder) are out and their return is unknown. And they're facing arguably the hottest team in the NHL, featuring ...
Read full story
NHL Playoffs: First Round
The matchups are set and the puck drops Friday. We're ready for the NHL playoffs, and Scott Burnside takes a look at each first-round series.
• Lightning vs. Senators
• Canadiens vs. Hurricanes
• Rangers vs. Devils
• Flyers vs. Sabres