Avalanche center Nazem Kadri got last laugh on St. Louis Blues haters. But if the NHL does not suspend David Perron, somebody’s going to get hurt.

The NHL is awfully quick to throw the book at Nazem Kadri. But where the heck are they when some idiot throws an elbow at him? Or a water bottle? Or something worse? David Perron, Blues forward by day and tactless goon by night, should be suspended. Now. If not for Game 5 of Avs-Blues … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoff second-round storylines highlighted by rivalry series

The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are still alive in the Eastern Conference. The Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers fill out the Western Conference bracket. We have rivalries in the United States and Canada taking center stage, a team going for a three-peat, and … Read more

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

The Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics was defined by 10 seconds of Jrue Holiday’s defensive heroics

BOSTON – The relationship between Giannis Antetokounmpo and teammate Khris Middleton, now nine years in, is well-known for its depth and trust. But about that Jrue Holiday relationship … “It’s blooming, it’s blooming!” Antetokounmpo said after the Milwaukee Bucks finished off a jaw-dropping display of clutch play in stealing a 110-107 Game 5 victory over … 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

Rangers look to rediscover game facing elimination in Game 5 vs. Penguins

GREENBURGH, NY – The New York Rangers huddled in a corner of the ice following a short yet intense practice at MSG Training Center on Tuesday that at the end had forward lines and defense pairs doing gassers. What coach Gerard Gallant told them was inaudible, so the first question he faced Tuesday was if … Read more

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

(2M) Rangers at (3M) Penguins 7 pm ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, MSG Best-of-7 series tied 1-1 The New York Rangers will try to win back home-ice advantage from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round when they play Game 3 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The Penguins won Game 1 … 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