First-round sweeps of the NHL-best Lightning and two-time champion Penguins show just how different playoff hockey is from the regular season
The Tampa Bay Lightning are the heavy title favorites heading into the NHL playoffs, but will they take home Lord Stanley's cup? SI senior writer Alex Prewitt joins SI Now to discuss what, if anything, could slow the Lightning down.
Referee’s ACROSS THE BOARD have been hot garbage these last few years, and this guy has had enough! Fights are allowed in hockey, but is fighting the ref? Let’s get to the news right now, stay tuned!
The series between the Predators and Stars, Capitals and Hurricanes, Bruins and Maple Leafs and Avalanche and Flames are already proving to be tight, intense matchups
Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, Hurricanes winger Andrei Svechnikov and Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner are among the young players making big impacts early in the Stanley Cup playoffs
Welcome back to the playoff party, New York Islanders. Same to you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary. A by-the-numbers glance at the postseason.
Deal or no deal: The start of the playoffs will begin determining which teams took the right approach by either making deals or standing pat at the NHL trade deadline in February