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Eric Staal's Miserable Showing with Rangers Has Torpedoed His Free-Agency Value

It is often claimed that a strong performance from a player in a contract year should be mistrusted, that the incentive of a pricey new deal can drive players to levels of performance that are not sustainable over any kind of longer term. Show More Summary

Brayden Schenn Suspended for Charging T.J. Oshie: Latest Details and Reaction

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday that Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn will be suspended three games for his hit on Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie in Game 6 on Sunday. Since the Flyers are no longer...Show More Summary

Jaromir Jagr Reportedly Doesn't Plan on Retiring, Wants to Return to Panthers

It seems hockey's version of the ageless wonder, 44-year-old right winger Jaromir Jagr, isn't ready to hang the skates up yet after the New York Islanders eliminated his Florida Panthers in six games in the first round of the Eastern...Show More Summary

Twitter Bro Becomes Hockey Superfan After 45 Seconds of Playoff Action

Hockey is generally underrated in American sports, but many would agree that its postseason is crazy fun to watch. One non-hockey fan discovered the beauty of the playoffs during the St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game 7 thriller on Monday night. Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Round-by-Round Bracket Info and Guide

The Nashville Predators got up off the deck Monday night and extended their first-round playoff series against the Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks to a seventh game when they registered their first home win of the postseason. The...Show More Summary

Who's to Blame for the Chicago Blackhawks' Early Exit from 2016 NHL Playoffs?

On Monday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks became the seventh team eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, after a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis B lues in Game 7 of their first-round series. The Blackhawks...Show More Summary

Capitals vs. Penguins: Preview and Prediction for 2016 NHL Playoffs Matchup

One of the National Hockey League's marquee matchups will highlight the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, as the Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins. For more than a decade, the two teams have been linked by their superstar captains: Alexander Ovechkin, 30, chosen first overall in the 2004 draft, and Sidney Crosby, 28, picked No. Show More Summary

Blues Finally Best the Blackhawks and Their Playoff Demons in Epic Game 7 Win

It was all set to happen again, just like it always seems to happen with the St. Louis Blues. Another terrific regular season, another round of "we've learned our lessons, we've learned how to win now" bromides as the playoffs began....Show More Summary

Blues vs. Blackhawks: Game 7 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs

There will be a new Stanley Cup champion this year after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their first-round series on Monday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Blues were ready to celebrate afterward: The deciding goal came with 12 minutes, 29 seconds remaining in the third period. Show More Summary

Power Ranking the Goalies in the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs so Far

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, goaltending often means the difference between success and failure for NHL teams. With the opening round of the 2016 postseason nearly completed, it's time to rank the efforts of the 22 netminders who'veShow More Summary

Blackhawks vs. Blues: Game 7 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs will come to an end for one Central Division powerhouse as the Chicago Blackhawks face the St. Louis Blues for a sudden-death Game 7 in their first-round series. Keep it here for live scores and updates on all the action. Second intermission: St. Louis 2 - Chicago 2 Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

NHL Playoff Chatroom: Is Ken Hitchcock's Job on the Line in Game 7?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NHL Chatroom (copyright pending), a lively and frank discussion between Bleacher Report writers on the latest goings-on in the game. With the NHL playoffs now into high gear, we thought now would be a good time to roll out our first panel discussion, between yours truly and B/R's own Jonathan Willis. Show More Summary

Ducks vs. Predators: Game 6 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs

The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators are facing off in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series. Stay tuned for live updates from Bridgestone Arena. Score Update: Anaheim 0, Nashville 0 (End of First Period) Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: TV Coverage, Live Stream Guide and Monday Game Times

The Anaheim Ducks have reversed their situation after a difficult start to the NHL playoffs. While they started the postseason as one of the Western Conference favorites, the Ducks began their playoff series against the Nashville Predators...Show More Summary

NHL Betting Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues Game 7 Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks will be in a familiar spot Monday in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series with the St. Louis Blues. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks have rebounded yet again from an early series deficit and will try to win their sixth playoff road game in eight attempts at St. Show More Summary

NHL Playoffs 2016: Updated TV Schedule, Odds, Standings and Bracket Predictions

The Chicago Blackhawks have battled back from the brink of oblivion, and they have an opportunity to complete a tremendous comeback and advance to the second round Monday. If they do so, the St. Louis Blues will have another empty playoff...Show More Summary

Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 7: Preview, Prediction for NHL Playoff Series Finale

There is nothing in sports more appealing than a Game 7, and for NHL fans the most brilliant early series of the playoffs will deliver a climax game on Monday. The St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks were not supposed to be here, as the early days of this series featured an explosive Blues team and brilliant goaltending from Brian Elliott. Show More Summary

Panthers vs. Islanders: Game 6 Live Score, Highlights from 2016 NHL Playoffs

The Florida Panthers and New York Islanders are squaring off in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. The Islanders currently hold a 3-2 series advantage. Stay tuned for live updates from the Barclays Center. Score Update: Florida 0, New York 0 (First Period) Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

NHL Playoffs Roundup: The Real Test for Capitals Begins After Closing Out Flyers

Having faced some adversity and their own mortality in a fickle sport that does not always see the best team win, the Washington Capitals enter the second round of the 2016 NHL playoffs a little more aware of just how tough their quest...Show More Summary

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Stanley Cup Guide, Postseason Tree and Standings

From this point forward, all games played in the first round of the NHL playoffs will be elimination games. The initial round of the postseason has been filled with thrilling action, and when the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at home Saturday, it gave them a 3-2 lead in the series. Show More Summary

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