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The Coyotes cannot waste Darcy Kuemper's brilliance
The goalie has been a shining star for the Yotes this postseason. Can the team around him score enough for that to matter?[read more]

Habs' Julien out of hospital after getting stent
Canadiens coach Claude Julien, who was admitted to a hospital in Toronto after experiencing chest pains, was released after having a stent inserted into his coronary artery. He is expected to make a full recovery.[read more]

2020 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis
From the qualification round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team.[read more]

NHL Playoffs Daily: Who else will go up 2-0 today?
Friday's five-game slate presents a chance for revenge -- or a two-game lead. Plus, it could get chippy for the Islanders and Capitals after their Game 1 antics.[read more]

Bruins' Pastrnak game-time decision for Saturday
Bruins star forward David Pastrnak will be a game-time decision on Saturday after being deemed "unfit" to play on Thursday.[read more]

Brind'Amour 'moving on' after criticism, $25K fine
Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said he was "moving on" when asked whether he had anything more to add a day after being fined by the NHL for calling the league "a joke" in criticizing an officials' ruling on a goal challenge.[read more]

Should the Rangers trade the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL draft?
New York won the lottery and the chance to select Alexis Lafreniere on Monday. But there's a compelling case to be made that they should deal the top pick away.[read more]

Caps coach: Lee's hit on Backstrom 'predatory'
Capitals coach Todd Reirden took exception to Anders Lee's heavy hit on Nicklas Backstrom in Wednesday's series opener, calling it "late" and "predatory."[read more]

Pens let three coaches go after early playoff exit
After a qualifying-round loss to the Canadiens, the Penguins won't renew the contracts of three assistant coaches: Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi.[read more]

What it's like to run the NHL playoff soundboard
There are no fans in the arenas. Instead, someone is hitting lots of buttons to simulate the sound of a crowd in the building. Here's how that works.[read more]