The NHL's leading goal scorer in the playoffs heading into the second round isn't stars Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin or Connor McDavid
Canadiens management says Galchenyuk not ready for top-line center duty
Senators find playoff inspiration in Erik Karlsson, Craig Anderson, Clarke MacArthur going into 2nd-round series against Rangers
Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Columbus Blue Jackets executives like the team's development and defensive depth. However they won't rule out a trade this summer that would bring another standout goal-scorer to town
The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history
Some players help their teams by being major irritants. Bloody or illegal hits can be part of the package.
Five straight appearances in the playoffs by Minnesota have produced two series victories and a high volume of frustration
Now, that's a brawl.
Not having Kevin Shattenkirk is no problem for the bigger, better Blues
He had surgery on Monday for injury that sidelined him two weeks before.
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer
A renewal of the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals highlights the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs
USA TODAY's Kevin Allen previews all four second-round NHL playoff series and predicts who will be the last four teams standing.
After 18 games were decided in OT in the first round, what's next for an encore?
From the Blackhawks' struggles to Radulov's performance, the first round was full of surprises.
The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen
The Caps won.
Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win their first-round playoff series in six games
The Capitals won a razor-thin series against the Maple Leafs to set up another second-round rematch with the Penguins
Hockey's postseason is underway.