Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Golden Knights can tie for wild card in West

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 24 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Golden Knights defeat Kraken, move into second wild card in West

SEATTLE — Jack Eichel scored twice for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 5-2 win against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday. Eichel made it 1-0 at 10:28 of the first period, tipping in an Alec Martinez shot, and extended the lead to 2-0 at 1:26 of the second period after Seattle … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Stars jump over Golden Knights for wild card

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 29 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Golden Knights hoping Lehner, Stone return for wild card push

MANALAPAN, Fla. — The Vegas Golden Knights said they hope goalie Robin Lehner and forward Mark Stone will return from injuries to help fight for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Lehner hasn’t played since March 8 because of a lower-body injury. Stone hasn’t played since Feb. 8 because of a back injury. “Lehner, … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

DeBoer took a unique journey on the road to coaching 1,000 games in NHL

DeBoer could have been a lawyer. He gave up an opportunity to keep playing pro hockey to go to law school in the 1990s and earned two law degrees — one in Canada from the University of Windsor, one in the United States from the University of Detroit. But DeBoer roomed with a friend and … 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

NHL Trade Buzz: Toews contemplating future after Blackhawks deal Hagel

Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is reportedly contemplating his future after the rebuilding Blackhawks traded forward Brandon Hagel to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. “Yeah, if ‘Hags’ is the guy to get traded, if he’s not a guy that’s a part of a rebuild, then I don’t know. I don’t know if anyone feels safe … Read more

Eichel doubtful to play for Golden Knights on Saturday

Jack Eichel is the latest worry for the Vegas Golden Knights, who have been plagued by injuries this season and are in danger of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since they joined the NHL as an expansion team in 2017-18. The center left in the second period of the Golden Knights’ … 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