Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he's "pleased with the process" -- even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.
The difference between missing the NHL playoffs and securing the final spot is huge, which is why teams are going all-out.
Do NHL teams really need to be hot going into the playoffs? Not exactly, but that doesn't mean a slump is acceptable, either.
Bill Guerin scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night.