Follow live: Kase, Ducks cut into Preds' lead
After a scoreless first period for the Ducks, Ondrej Kase scores on the assist from Sami Vatanen to put Anaheim on the board against the Predators in the second period.
Ducks score make it a 2-1 game Nashville in 2nd.
Forsberg providing timely firepower
Without star center Ryan Johansen to feed him passes, the pressure is even greater for Filip Forsberg to power the offense of the Predators past the Ducks and into their first Stanley Cup finals.
Penguins run powered by collective effort
Sidney Crosby and the other Penguins stars can't repeat by themselves. A 'next man up' approach and youth infusion have Pittsburgh one win away from a repeat trip to the Stanley Cup finals.
Pictures of the postseason
The 2017 playoffs have provided plenty of drama, from Connor McDavid's debut to a record number of overtime thrillers. Here are some of the most stunning and significant images -- so far.
Melrose dishes on conference finals
Barry Melrose breaks down the Penguins' big win over the Senators in Game 5, the impact of Pittsburgh's goalie change and more.
Penguins send message with dominant win
The Penguins' lopsided 7-0 rout of the Senators in Game 5 showed that they have the depth and determination to lock down an ever-elusive Stanley Cup repeat. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.
Crosby leads Pens' Game 5 barrage.
Sidney Crosby redirects Trevor Daley's slapper for a goal and adds an assist on a beautiful no-look pass to Phil Kessel.
Top NHL draft prospects: 1-20
We wrap up our countdown of the top 100 prospects for the 2017 NHL draft with Nos. 1-20, including the call on whether Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick is the top prospect available.
Greatest recent conference finals performances
Some of hockey's biggest stars have cemented their legacies during the conference finals, including Patrick Kane's virtuoso performance in 2015 and Tuukka Rask's takeover in 2013.
Playoff agitators opposing fans love to hate
Every team has a guy -- like Ryan Kesler, Austin Watson, Patric Hornqvist or Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- who'll grab, tug and irritate foes until they retaliate and swear their way to the penalty box.
Nowhere is hockey bigger than in Minnesota, even at small schools like St. Paul Academy and Summit School, which until last year hadn't made the state tournament in 41 years. See the Spartans make a spirited run at another postseason bid.
Even though they were beaten in Game 7 by the Ducks, the high-flying Oilers showed they can compete with the best -- and they will be back on the big stage for years to come.
The NHL's newest team is ready to start making deals -- "We're not fooling around," says GM George McPhee -- and these four teams are trying to entice Vegas to take veterans off their hands.
The expansion draft and a stagnant salary cap will trigger the busiest offseason in league history, says Pierre LeBrun. Could Sharks stalwarts Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau leave San Jose?