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Islanders’ Bailey, Pulock could be back for Game 3, Halak not ready yet

May 3, 2016

The New York Islanders are home for Game 3, and they could have two familiar faces in the lineup as Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock skated ahead of Tuesday’s game. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Halak continues to rehab his groin injury, but there’s no rush for his return thanks to the play of Thomas Greiss.

Penguins’ Maatta officially ruled out for Game 3 with ‘upper-body injury’

May 2, 2016

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.

Stars take Game 1 over Blues on strength of Faksa factor

Apr 30, 2016

It appears as though role player Radek Faksa is developing a knack for scoring at crucial times during these playoffs.

Bruce Boudreau fired by Anaheim Ducks after another Game 7 loss

Apr 29, 2016

The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau after yet another heart-breaking Game 7 defeat on home ice. Boudreau went 208-104-40 during his time in Anaheim, and has the highest winning percentage of any coach in franchise history.

Watch Blues’ Backes score his second overtime winner of the playoffs

May 2, 2016

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.

Should refs let more go during crunch time? 2016 playoff data suggests they likely are

Apr 29, 2016

Data from the first round of this year's playoffs shows penalty calls declined as the stakes in games increased. This might not be shocking, but is it an issue? Or do we accept it as part of the culture of our game?

Bergeron named Selke Trophy finalist, but Kopitar, Kesler stand in the way of three-peat

Apr 28, 2016

The NHL announced the Selke Trophy finalists Thursday, and Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will have a shot at three-peating as the winner. Kings center Anze Kopitar and Ducks center Ryan Kesler are also finalists. Kesler won in 2011. Kopitar has never won the award.

Ben Bishop, Braden Holtby, and Jonathan Quick are your 2016 Vezina Trophy finalists

Apr 27, 2016

Unlike a year ago when Montreal's Carey Price was the no-doubt-about-it winner of the Vezina Trophy, the 2015-16 season had no sure thing.

Report: Flyers defenseman Medvedev arrested on suspicion of DUI

Apr 27, 2016

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was reportedly arrested Wednesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence. Medvedev, 33, signed a one-year deal with the Flyers in the off-season, but had a hard time cracking the lineup in 2015-16.

Penguins’ Fleury calls concussion ‘one of the toughest things’ of his career

Apr 26, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury says he’s still dealing with concussion symptoms ahead of the second-round series against the Washington Capitals. The 31-year-old has missed the past 10 games, including all five games of the first round against the New York Rangers.