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  1. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks goalies Corey Crawford, Ray Emery provin...

    Scott Burnside

    The Blackhawks' Corey Crawford and Ray Emery have each overcome their own adversity to help backstop the best team in the NHL, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  2. Burnside: This week's games to watch

    Scott Burnside

    Tuesday: Flyers at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. ETThe third game in a mighty 12-game homestand for the Lightning, and they host the league's best team (at least for our money). Tampa Bay could pull within two points of Philly for the top spot the Eastern Con...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  3. NHL -- ESPN.com's Game of the Week: Chicago Blackhawks at Boston ...

    Scott Burnside

    Yes, the Devils are within a point or two. So are the Sharks. There's also the Caps and Pens. But by any comparison, no team can match the Chicago Blackhawks. They visit Boston in our Game of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2010
  4. Some vets could be snubbed for 'best team'

    Scott Burnside

    Selecting the best U.S. team for the 2006 Olympics will not be an easy task for GM Don Waddell.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2005
  5. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Who will be the star of Game 7?

    Scott Burnside

    To help sort through what might unfold on Sunday, here are eight players who could impact the outcome of what has evolved into a classic playoff clash between two NHL powers, ESPN.com's Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  6. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Something is amiss with Pittsbur...

    Scott Burnside

    Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby's scoring struggles are every bit as mystifying as you might expect, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside. But it doesn't mean he's not being effective.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  7. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: 3 underdog teams that coul...

    Scott Burnside

    Because not every team that succeeds in the playoffs is a favorite, we have three dark horses that could make a run, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  8. NHL - 2013-14 season - First-quarter report: Superlatives

    Scott Burnside

    Pull out your NHL yearbook, because Scott Burnside is handing out the 2013-14 first-quarter superlatives.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  9. Penguins focused only on Game 4

    Scott Burnside

    There's always a lot of hocus-pocus when a team is down 3-0 in a best-of-seven series, and while Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged "it's not a very encouraging picture," it was still interesting to hear Bylsma liken the situation...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  10. Pens' best wasn't enough to beat hot Bruins

    Scott Burnside

    BOSTON -- There is nowhere quite like the dressing room of a team that has gone down 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series. There is especially nothing like the dressing room of a team that has lost an epic double-overtime battle like the one the ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. Lots of eager scouting eyes at Hawks-Kings

    Scott Burnside

    CHICAGO -- If it's possible to have a perfect press box storm, this might have been it. Not that a clash between two of the best teams in the Western Conference, both of whom have definite Stanley Cup plans, wouldn't provide enough drama on its ow...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  12. NHL - St. Louis Blues sweep road trip

    Scott Burnside

    The trip comes to a close with the Blues running the table, beating Detroit, Calgary and, on Sunday night in an emotional tilt against one of the best teams in the NHL, squeaking by the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2013
  13. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Leadership more than a 'C' for Martin ...

    Scott Burnside

    Undrafted, unwanted early in his career, St. Louis has a fierceness about him, even as he barrels toward his 36th birthday, that leaves his teammates in awe and his team one win from an improbable trip to the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  14. Caps-Bolts report: Green questionable, Boudreau balks at job secu...

    Scott Burnside

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There are few less inviting places than the locker room of a team down 3-0 in a best-of-seven playoff series. There are brave faces and fearless talk, but everywhere is the feel of despair. It was so Wednesday morning in the Wash...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  15. 2010 NHL playoffs -- Washington Capitals lose in collapse of hist...

    Scott Burnside

    Call it heart or character or whatever you want, but the Capitals don't seem to have it. And until they find it, it's hard to imagine there won't be more disappointments like Wednesday night's.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  16. NHL -- Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks meet in ESPN.com's ...

    Scott Burnside

    Yes, Thursday's game between the Hawks and Sharks is important when it comes to the overall West standings. But both teams are trying to keep the bigger picture in mind heading into our Game of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2010