3 Keys: Panthers at Capitals, Game 6 of Eastern First Round

(1A) Panthers at (WC2) Capitals 7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, NBCSWA, BSFL Florida leads best-of-7 series 3-2 The Florida Panthers can advance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 1996 when they visit the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Friday. … Read more

3 Keys: Penguins at Rangers, Game 5 of Eastern First Round

(3M) Penguins at (2M) Rangers 7 pm ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG, ATTSN-PT Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 3-1 The New York Rangers return home after two road losses facing elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a must-win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. … Read more

Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 5, Blues 1

1. Not weird, but odd One of the keys to the game for Minnesota was needing to take advantage of a Blues backend that is really banged up. Former Wild defenseman Marco Scandella did not play in either of the first two games because of a lower-body injury. Then the Blues lost Nick Leddy to … Read more

3 Keys: Predators at Avalanche, Game 2 of Western First Round

(WC2) Predators at (1C) Avalanche 9:30 pm ET; TNT, SN360, SNE, TVAS, ALT, BSSO Colorado leads best-of-7 series 1-0 Connor Ingram will make his first start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Nashville Predators will try to rebound against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Ball Arena … Read more

3 Keys: Penguins at Rangers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(3M) Penguins at (2M) Rangers 7 pm ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG, ATTSN-PT Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The New York Rangers will try to even the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday after losing 4-3 in triple overtime in Game 1 … Read more

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(WC2) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 7:30 pm ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The Florida Panthers are determined to rebound against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at FLA Live Arena on Thursday after losing 4-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday. The Panthers reviewed … Read more