NHL

Panthers' Lomberg to miss Game 2 with illness

Panthers forward Ryan Lomberg will miss Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against the Lightning due to illness. ... Continue Reading

Amid boos, Stone leads Knights to win in return

Any questions about how Mark Stone would handle his first game in three months were quickly answered Monday night. ... Continue Reading

Collapse in Carolina: Islanders suffer historic loss

The Hurricanes shocked the Islanders on Monday night, scoring the game-tying and winning goals just nine seconds apart in the third period, giving them a 2-0 lead in this Round 1 series, a loss that New York captain Anders Lee said "hurts the gut." ... Continue Reading

Peter Laviolette coached the Caps -- now he's trying to eliminate them

This is the eighth time in history that a fired coach has faced his former team in the ensuing Stanley Cup playoffs; previously, those coaches went 6-1. ... Continue Reading

Nathan MacKinnon is having the best season of his career, but he still gets overshadowed

From a crowded Hart field to a Justin Bieber snub, the Avs star still doesn't seem to get his due. But don't expect him to worry about what anyone else thinks. ... Continue Reading

NHL odds to win 2024 playoffs, Stanley Cup, conference futures

2024 NHL futures odds for every team to advance from the first round, to the Stanley Cup and to win it all. ... Continue Reading

NHL playoffs MVP, Conn Smythe Trophy betting odds

Every player's odds to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Continue Reading

'No second guesses': Bruins start Ullmark, drop G2

On the heels of a 3-2 loss that tied the series at 1-1, Boston coach Jim Montgomery stood behind his choice to start Linus Ullmark over Jeremy Swayman in Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at TD Garden. ... Continue Reading

Collapse in Carolina: Isles blow lead, lose Game 2

The Hurricanes shocked the Islanders on Monday night, scoring the game-tying and winning goals just nine seconds apart in the third period, giving them a 2-0 lead in this Round 1 series, a loss that New York captain Anders Lee said "hurts the gut." ... Continue Reading

Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, preview for the NHL's postseason

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full results, and coverage on each team. ... Continue Reading

'Ready to go,' Stone returns, scores in Vegas' win

Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone, out of the lineup since Feb. 2, played in Game 1 of his team's Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center Monday night, scoring a goal in the 4-3 victory. ... Continue Reading

'No second guesses': Bruins start Ullmark, lose G2

On the heels of a 3-2 loss that tied the series at 1-1, Boston coach Jim Montgomery stood behind his choice to start Linus Ullmark over Jeremy Swayman in Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at TD Garden. ... Continue Reading

Leafs' Nylander out for G2; Bruins turn to Ullmark

Leafs forward William Nylander will miss Game 2 of Toronto's first-round series against Boston, while the Bruins will start Linus Ullmark over Jeremy Swayman. ... Continue Reading

Without Nylander, Leafs fall to Bruins in Game 1

Maple Leafs forward William Nylander, coming off a career-best 98-point campaign, sat out Game 1 of his club's first-round playoff series against Boston, a 5-1 Bruins victory, due to an undisclosed injury. ... Continue Reading

Lindy hop: Sabres rehire Ruff after Devils exit

Over 10 years since his departure, Lindy Ruff is back in Buffalo as the Sabres coach. Ruff is the last coach to lead the team to the playoffs. ... Continue Reading