Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Panthers, Avalanche can clinch

Here is a look at the NHL standings and everything else that could impact the playoff picture. Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for Sunday Eastern Conference The Florida Panthers will clinch a playoff berth if: — They defeat the Buffalo Sabres in any fashion (1 pm ET; SN, MSG-B, BSFL, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). OR — … Read more

McLellan reflects on philosophy en route to 1,000 games as NHL coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Todd McLellan will coach his 1,000th NHL regular-season game when the Los Angeles Kings host the Seattle Kraken on Monday (10:30 pm ET; BSW, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). A friend recently reminded the Kings coach after exchanging text messages: That number does not reflect the time and energy it took to … Read more