Erik Karlsson usually puts his speed to use when jumping into an odd-man rush or skating the puck out of trouble, but Sunday the smooth-skating defender used his skating to blow up Canadiens Nathan Beaulieu with a massive hit. Beaulieu popped right back up, but he's going to be feeling this hit for days. More
The Nashville Predators didn't have star defenseman and captain Shea Weber for Game 3 of their first-round series against Chicago Sunday, and boy, did it show. Weber's physical presence was missed by the Preds and welcomed by the Hawks in Chicago's 4-2 win. Nashville needs him back a.s.a.p.
A true NHL superstar steps up in high-pressure situations to make a difference, and also makes his teammates better. Chicago's Jonathan Toews was doing both those things in Game 3 against Nashville Sunday with a dazzling goal and slick assist.
The Washington Capitals rebounded strongly after a Game 1 loss to the Isles to tie their first-round series in Game 2, but Sunday on Long Island, the Caps' supporting cast once again failed to provide enough support to stars Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby.
Kyle Okposo has had some bumps in the road during his NHL career, but he's been a force for the Islanders in the first round of their series against Washington – and on Sunday in Game 3, he was laying into Caps' players with big-time checks and the first goal of the game.
Injuries have forced Chicago to play a system that's different from the one that brought them two recent Stanley Cups. But now the Hawks are healthy. Can they find their possession game in time, or will the Predators knock them off before it all comes together?
St. Louis finally has an elite sniper in Vladimir Tarasenko. The transition wasn’t easy, but he’s taken to life in North America and has become one of the NHL’s elite snipers. But the question remains: can he be enough of a difference-maker to get the Blues over the Stanley Cup hump?
Ondrej Pavelec's goaltending heroics weren't enough to protect a Winnipeg Jets lead from the third-period power of the Anaheim Ducks.
Watch out, New York Rangers. Sidney Crosby just remembered how to score in the playoffs. And if Carl Hagelin's bump to the jaw didn't erase Crosby's memory, he might just make a series of this Rangers-Penguins match up.
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