NHL playoff watch: The impact of Thursday's Stars-Wild game

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Anytime the Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild face off, it’s a reminder of when the North Stars relocated from Minnesota to Texas, and all of the anger about that decision for years …

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NHL playoff watch: Appraising the Kings' postseason chances

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. As of the commerce deadline on March 21, it appeared that the Los Angeles Kings had a fairly protected spot within the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Issues have gotten so much muddier …

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NHL Power Rankings: The biggest decision for every team

We’re approaching the ultimate fortnight of the 2021-22 NHL season, and as groups are clinching playoff berths (or being eradicated) seemingly each night time, there are various large questions that every membership should reply. Which on-ice teaching choices will produce the perfect outcomes? Which pending free brokers ought to be re-signed? Is the present coach …

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NHL playoff watch: State of the Metro Division title race

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. After a one-game slate final night time, there are significantly extra video games on faucet for hockey followers tonight — 14 of them, in reality, together with a double-header on ESPN: Philadelphia …

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Playoff watch: Will the Stanley Cup return to Canada this year?

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. Tonight is among the lightest slates on the NHL regular-season calendar, with only one recreation on faucet. The Winnipeg Jets — who preserve a nonzero however insubstantial playoff probability — are visiting …

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NHL insiders on the big week for the Stars, playoff races, players to watch

With lower than three weeks left within the common season, groups are jockeying for playoff spots, gamers are chasing milestones and the strain is ratcheted up. We have gathered our panel of specialists to interrupt down all the large matters forward of the upcoming week, together with their tackle the Dallas Stars, who’re in a …

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NHL playoff watch: Bruins-Capitals matchup leads busy Sunday slate

7:45 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. Due to some early begin occasions, Sunday’s NHL schedule offers us one other “all-day hockey” really feel, and it begins off with arguably one of the best matchup of the day because …

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NHL playoff watch: Southern-fried contender clash between Panthers, Predators

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. Three weeks from Saturday, all eight first-round matchups within the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs shall be set. At this level, the Florida Panthers have clinched a spot (and are on their solution …

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NHL Awards Watch: Matthews vs. Shesterkin for MVP

The final month of the 2021-22 NHL common season brings the ultimate version of the NHL Awards Watch, as we’re days away from ballots being despatched out to voters. Whereas there are established front-runners for every of those awards, the following few weeks are nonetheless important for figuring out the winners, as voters typically cannot …

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Playoff watch: Wild-Blues a pre-playoffs preview

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Shut Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a local of upstate New York. As we gaze upon the present NHL standings, one first-round playoff matchup seems to be extra locked in than all the relaxation: the Minnesota Wild vs. the St. Louis Blues within the …

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