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11:19 AM ET NHL InsidersESPN The Tampa Bay Lightning were sent home in four games, so the overwhelming favorite entering the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs is now out of the conversation. That makes the path to Lord Stanley a little easier for the other contenders. Who emerges as the new top dog? Our team chimes
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9:10 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Tampa Bay Lightning will be defined by their failure, swept out of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round by a Columbus Blue Jackets team that few thought had a prayer of hanging with the Presidents’ Trophy winners. That’s one way to look at
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9:33 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN A nasty fight between Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov, multiple offensive outbursts and a dazzling rookie debut highlighted Monday night’s action in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here’s a recap of last night’s action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for tonight, in today’s
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2:00 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights are getting reinforcement for their playoff push. Vegas announced it signed KHL leading scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry level contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this season, which was eliminated in
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12:31 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri could be facing yet another postseason suspension. Kadri received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a high hit on Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk late in the third period of Game 2 in the teams’ first-round series. The Bruins won 4-1 to
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3:31 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said a goalie interference penalty that swung momentum to the Vegas Golden Knights was “a travesty,” following his team’s Game 2 loss at home on Friday. After a wild first period that saw the Knights and Sharks both score three
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11:48 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the odds-on favorite to win the 2019 Stanley
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Apr 6, 2019 Greg WyshynskiESPN From the moment the Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 NHL draft lottery — and the right to draft generational prospect Connor McDavid — we’ve all been playing the role of remote psychoanalysts. The way he looked when the Oilers were revealed as the top pick — was that despondency? The
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10:45 PM ET Greg Wyshynski Chris Peters Close ESPN NHL Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention —
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In case your March Madness bracket didn’t go the way you hoped, fear not! There’s a chance for redemption coming up. With the NHL regular season coming to an end this weekend, it’s time for us to start thinking about how we’re going to fill out our Stanley Cup playoff picks between now and puck
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12:55 AM ET Emily Kaplan Chris Peters Close ESPN NHL Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention —
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Tampa Bay Lightning star defenseman Victor Hedman sat out Monday night and is not expected to play the final three games of the regular season. Hedman tried to deliver a hit to Washington’s Carl Hagelin on Saturday but took the worse of the confrontation when his chin bounced off Hagelin’s helmet. Hedman, 28, is officially
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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals became the third player in NHL history to record eight or more 50-goal seasons Saturday night — a list topped by Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine. The goal came with 5:25 left in the third period of the Capitals’ 6-3 road win over the Tampa
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