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East 2nd Round - Game 1

Conn Smythe Watch: Ranking candidates for Stanley Cup playoffs MVP

Where do Adam Fox, Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon and others fall as the second round begins?

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What the remaining Stanley Cup contenders learned in Round 1

From the education of Igor Shesterkin, to newfound resiliency in Florida, to McDavid vs. Markstrom in Alberta, here's what we're watching heading into Round 2.

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Playoff picks: Who wins each second-round series?

As we approach puck drop of Round 2, our experts pick a winner of each series. Who makes it to the conference finals?

Betting nuggets for the second round

Mackenzie Kraemer goes over the betting lines for the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs and offers historical trends and betting nuggets.


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Manson's wrister gives Avs OT win in Game 1

Josh Manson scores the game-winning goal on a wrister in overtime as the Avalanche take Game 1 by a score of 3-2 over the Blues.


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Playoff beards: Hockey's wackiest tradition

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  • Playoff beards: Hockey's wackiest tradition

    A staple since the early 1980s, we look at the best beards in 2022, the next generation of bushy beauties and the greatest facial forests in postseason history