Playoffs Power Rankings: Vegas at No. 1? You bet!
The Round 2 rankings feature a new clubhouse leader -- one that opened the season at 200-1 odds -- while the Sharks surge and the Predators plunge.
Experts' predictions: Second-round playoff picks, Stanley Cup winner
Our NHL experts -- including John Buccigross, Linda Cohn, Emily Kaplan, Steve Levy and Greg Wyshynski -- forecast the second-round playoff series winners.
Healthy, hungry Capitals have depth to prevail over Penguins
With Braden Holtby at peace in the crease and Washington's first line firing on all cylinders, the third time will be the charm for the Caps against Crosby.
The 10 lowest Capitals moments in their rivalry with Penguins
Greg Wyshynski ranks Washington's worst collapses against Pittsburgh, including one so painful it nearly inspired Capitals fans to take up a new hobby.
All Access: Capitals dispatch Blue Jackets in Game 6
Relive the sights and sounds from the Capitals' win over the Blue Jackets. Quest for the Stanley Cup can be seen on ESPN+ starting May 4.
Sharks veteran Paul Martin is the king of Stanley Cup near-misses
Paul Martin has made the playoffs in each of his 14 NHL seasons, but just missed winning titles with the Devils and Penguins. Is this the San Jose defenseman's last shot?
How each Round 2 Stanley Cup playoff series will be won
With a razor-thin margin, these are the key factors that will determine who moves on to the conference finals.
Conn Smythe Watch: Top 10 candidates
With the first round in the rearview, who is tracking toward the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP? Greg Wyshynski reviews the top 10 contenders.
Lightning will ride scoring depth, steadier goalie past Bruins
The Bruins won three of four games against the Lightning in the regular season, but they narrowly survived Round 1. Here's why we're picking Tampa Bay.
In The Crease on ESPN+: Recapping Leafs-Bruins Game 7, and best of Round 1
The Maple Leafs' offseason game plan
After another first-round exit, how does Toronto take the next step? Here's where they must focus this summer.
Depth scoring, blueliners give Predators the edge vs. Jets
The Predators and Jets had some epic, playoff-esque clashes in the regular season. Here's why we like Nashville to win in seven in this series.
Defense and special teams will carry Sharks over Knights
The Knights were 3-0-1 vs. the Sharks in 2017-18, outscoring them 14-11; both teams swept their first-round series. Here's why we like San Jose now.
The Vegas Golden Knights have a DJ at their training facility because, well, why not?
Is it OK that I like the NHL's Draft Lottery decision, making it an all-night affair? The NHL announced that Saturday night's lottery will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, with picks Nos. 15 through 4 being announced. The final three picks will be announced during the second intermission of the San Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden Knights game, so around 9:30 ET/6:30 PT. What's wrong with building this kind of buzz for two hours, as social media explodes with speculation about which of the three teams wins the Rasmus Dahlin derby? What's wrong with giving disengaged fans from eliminated teams a reason to watch hockey on a Saturday night? This is fine. Not sure why there's backlash.
The "Golden Nites Bohemian Pilsner" from Lovelady Brewing in Henderson, Nev. is served at the restaurant overlooking the ice at City National Arena, the Vegas Golden Knights training facility.
No matter what happens these Vegas Golden Knights are already legends in the city.
There is a line the length of the store to buy Vegas Golden Knights merchandise at the team's training facility.
Ryan Reeves is passing out pucks to kids long after the Vegas Golden Knights morning skate ended.
McCarran International Airport is ready for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs to start tonight in Las Vegas.
Bruins fueled by big 3rd period to win Game 7
Boston scores 4 goals in the 3rd period to defeat Toronto in Game 7 as they advance to the next round of the NHL playoffs.
From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team.
Chris Peters ranks and evaluates the top 50 prospects eligible for June's 2018 NHL draft, a group loaded with talented wingers and dominant blueliners.
Sidney Crosby, the greatest player of his generation, is a lock for the Hall of Fame. So's Jaromir Jagr. What about Alex Ovechkin -- or rising star Connor McDavid? We put 43 active players to the test to find out who truly has the stuff of legends.