NHL

Round 1: Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild

Key Matchup- Ryan Suter is one of the league’s best defensemen, but Jamie Benn has had the edge every time the two have met on the ice over the past...

Round 1: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Key Matchup- Nicklas Backstrom vs Claude Giroux; could there be a more well rounded matchup? Nicklas Backstrom is second in assists-per-game with 0.73 while Claude Giroux is fifth with 0.69....

Round 1: Florida Panthers vs. NY Islanders

Key Matchup- Young Aleksander Barkov has made big moves this season and he will be matched up against elite John Tavares. Tavares has beat Barkov in possession while Barkov has...

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Round 1: San Jose Sharks vs. LA Kings

Key Matchup- Two of the league’s best centers are going head to head. Anze Kopitar and Joe Thornton will be a fantastic matchup to witness. While Kopitar has score more...

Round 1: Chicago Blackhawks vs. St Louis Blues

Key Matchup- The focus of the Blues will be to shut down Art Ross winner Patrick Kane, who finished with a career-high 46 goals and 60 assists, and that responsibility...

Round 1: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

Key Matchup- Nikita Kucherov vs. Pavel Datsyuk will likely to be the main story of this series. Kucherov has become an offensive threat for the Lightning over the last season. Datsyuk...