It’s the last gasp for the Sharks. The San Jose Sharks finally made a Stanley Cup Final a year ago. Now they’re on the verge of a first-round knockout at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. Life is weird. San Jose was stunned when the Oilers erased an early 3-1 Sharks lead and won the game in overtime, taking a 3-2 series edge. Show More Summary
Playoff season is in full swing. Whether your eyes are glued to the ice for the NHL Stanley Cup or geared up for a fastbreak during the NBA Finals, you can stay in the know with your favorite teams right in Play Newsstand and with posts in Google Search. Check out Play Newsstand this playoff season, where you can get a play-by-play of all the action. Show More Summary
Can the Capitals weather the storm? This is the big one, folks. No, it’s not the Stanley Cup Final just yet but we’ve got ourselves a David vs. Goliath match in the first round of the playoffs. The Washington Capitals have all the pressure on them. Show More Summary
It's finally here, the NHL playoffs. USA TODAY's Kevin Allen breaks down the potential upsets, the player to watch, and who's going to be holding Lord Stanley's Cup when it's all said and done.
The Capitals are favored to come out of the Eastern Conference after years of playoff disappointments, but reaching the Stanley Cup Final won't be an easy task
Flames-Capitals would pit underdogs vs. title favorites, while Pens-Oilers would showcase elite scorers
There’s a lot to like about the possibility, and Wednesday showed us why. If Wednesday showed us anything, it’s that the Blackhawks and Penguins would make one fine Stanley Cup matchup. As much as it pains me as a watcher of the hockey...Show More Summary
Iginla’s trade request was finally granted. Jarome Iginla, one of the greatest power wingers in NHL history, will get one last shot at winning a Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche granted the future Hall of Famer’s wishes on Wednesday,...Show More Summary
NHL history is woven into the longtime and soon-to-be-replaced home of the Detroit Red Wings
Detroit, which won four Stanley Cups while playing at Joe Louis Arena, is expected to end a long playoff streak in its final season there.
Once the most-favored potential Stanley Cup winner, Chicago has fallen behind Washington, Minnesota
Marv Albert is undeniably an announcing legend. He's called Super Bowls, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
Vigneault has gone 175-97-23, reaching a Stanley Cup Final and winning a Presidents' Trophy.
How will the weak West be won? With the All-Star break behind us, the NHL will rev its engines and take off on Tuesday, hurtling full-speed down the final stretch to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So it’s only right that we take a step back and assess where the playoff races are at, and how we got there. Show More Summary
The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Brent Burns to an eight-year extension on Tuesday, according to NHL.com. The 31-year-old is in his 13th season in the NHL and helped the Sharks appear in their first-ever Stanley Cup Final last season. According...Show More Summary
After an exciting offseason full of twists and turns, the 2016-17 NHL season is finally ready to begin. The reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will have a long road to repeating, with many teams stacking their teams to copy the Penguins' approach. Show More Summary
The San Jose Sharks first played NHL hockey in the fall of 1991, but they did not make it to the Stanley Cup Final until the spring of 2016. Getting so close to winning it all and falling short was disappointing for the team and fans,...Show More Summary
Thanks Obama! Remember the 2016 Stanley Cup Final? I’d like to forget it myself, but if you recall the Penguins won over the Sharks, securing their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history. Yet, what the Penguins didn’t have those other three times they won was the enigmatic, amazing Phil Kessel. Show More Summary
One year after winning the Presidents' Trophy and two seasons after reaching the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers are looking to rejoin the NHL elite after a dip in their performance in 2015-16. The Rangers dropped from first to third in the Metropolitan Division last season, finishing the year with 101 points. Show More Summary
The Tampa Bay Lightning aren't in a hurry to anoint themselves championship contenders