Auston Matthews isn’t on the level of a Connor McDavid or Sidney Crosby, but he’s projected to be right there in the Steven Stamkos, John Tavares tier. More
The KHL defenseman had an excellent campaign with CSKA Moscow and now he's trying out for The Show by signing a one-year pact with the Maple Leafs. But what should be expected of a 24-year-old who went undrafted every year he was eligible for the draft?
Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff hasn’t named a starter for Game 3 after Antti Niemi was forced to make a relief appearance for Kari Lehtonen in Dallas’ Game 2 loss. This is the second time this post-season Dallas has had goaltending questions early in a series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will officially be without Olli Maatta for Game 3 as the 21-year-old defenseman is out with an upper-body injury following a late hit from Washington Capitals blueliner Brooks Orpik. Justin Schultz or Derrick Pouliot will replace Maatta.
Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry said he takes “a lot of the blame” for the team’s early post-season exit, and said recently fired coach Bruce Boudreau has “nothing really” to do with the Ducks being bounced from the playoffs in a Game 7 on home ice for the fourth-straight season.
One report suggest the Rangers should offer up left winger Rick Nash to the St. Louis Blues for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.
Nashville Predators netminder Pekka Rinne struggled early in the season, but he’s starting to heat up in the playoffs. Watch his awesome consecutive right pad stops on Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi.
The Maple Leafs weren't the only winners at the draft lottery; Winnipeg jumped up to second overall and now gets a crack at a fantastic scorer in Patrik Laine. The kid looks NHL ready, but what does that mean for all the other excellent young prospects in the Jets' system?
David Backes celebrated his 32nd birthday Sunday in spectacular fashion: he lifted his St. Louis Blues to victory by scoring the overtime winner. It was his second OT goal in these playoffs, and those are the first two playoff winners of his career.
Meet the new THN, with an updated logo and a fresh look inside! It’s our Playoff Preview edition, where we give a full-page breakdown – including Fantasy Zone, Depth Chart and X-Factor – for each post-season team. Plus, features on Burns, Backstrom, Crawford and much more.Buy now