Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Avalanche, Hurricanes can clinch berth

Here is a look at the NHL standings and everything else that could impact the playoff picture. Stanley Cup Playoffs cliching scenarios for Tuesday: Eastern Conference The Carolina Hurricanes will clinch a playoff berth if: They defeat the Buffalo Sabres in any fashion (7 pm ET; ESPN+, HULU, NHL LIVE) and the Dallas Stars defeat … Read more

NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

Panthers ride potent offense to clinch playoff berth

The Florida Panthers became the first team to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. The Panthers (48-15-6) have already won the most games in their history and are one point shy of their record (103) they set in 2015-16, when they finished first … Read more

NHL top storylines for stretch run toward Stanley Cup Playoffs

And that was just Monday, deadline day. The period started Feb. 14, when the Calgary Flames acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens, and heated up over the weekend, when several other players and picks changed hands. Now comes the stretch drive toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Here are some top storylines: Goalie controversy … Read more

Fleury, Wild ready to chase Stanley Cup after trade from Blackhawks

Marc-Andre Fleury is the reigning winner of the Vezina Trophy, voted the NHL’s best goalie by the League’s general managers. He is not a journeyman. Yet here he were moments after the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline on Monday, fresh off a private plane after being traded for the second time in less than a year. … Read more

Vegas Golden Knights could miss the playoffs for the first time in team history

Robin Lehner has been injured and not great this season.Image: Getty Images Normally, a team five seasons out from its creation fighting for a playoff spot would be a mark of success. They’ve built and grown over four years, taken their lumps, accrued draft picks and developed their own, and were starting to see the … Read more