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NHL insiders debate biggest game this week, wild-card races
As the playoff races heat up, a number of critical matchups dot the schedule. Plus, which team will emerge as the best of the West?[read more]

NHL playoff watch: How the Kings can earn the Western crown
L.A. has been on a heater lately, heading into tonight's matchup in Calgary. Plus, full playoff projections and updated draft lottery standings.[read more]

McDavid 1st NHL player to hit 140 points since '96
Edmonton's Connor McDavid picked up an assist for his 140th point of the season Monday in the Oilers' 5-4 win over the Coyotes, becoming the first player to reach the mark since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr both achieved it in 1995-96 for the Penguins.[read more]

Breaking down the Frozen Four: Michigan, Quinnipiac, Minnesota, Boston University
The matchups in Tampa promise to be thrillers, featuring plenty of star power, high-octane offense and stellar defense.[read more]

Sabres player to skip Pride fete, cites Russia law
Ilya Lyubushkin is citing an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of facing retribution at home in Russia for electing not to participate in the Buffalo Sabres' pregame warmups on Pride night. The defenseman is still expected to play.[read more]

Who are the top candidates for NHL coach, GM jobs?
Hiring season will be upon us before you know it. Here are the people that could be line for the opportunities, including Cammi Granato, Spencer Carbery and Joel Ward.[read more]

Flyers' chairman Scott to retire; Hilferty up next
Dave Scott will retire as chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers' parent company Comcast Spectacor and be replaced by Dan Hilferty.[read more]

Kings up point streak to franchise-best 12 games
The Kings extended their point streak to a franchise-record 12 games in a 7-6 win over the Blues on Sunday night.[read more]

Michigan, Quinnipiac secure berths in Frozen Four
The Michigan Wolverines, a team filled with NHL draft picks and prospects, beat Penn State 2-1 in overtime on Sunday to join Quinnipiac, Boston University and Minnesota in the Frozen Four men's national hockey semifinals in Tampa, Florida, next month.[read more]

Pastrnak tops 50 goals as Bruins win 7th straight
David Pastrnak eclipsed the 50-goal mark, scoring twice, and the Boston Bruins, a day after securing the Atlantic Division title, won their seventh game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout Sunday night.[read more]