Rhett Warrener's toughness, smarts and veteran leadership rounded out Calgary's young, promising defense.
Tampa Bay won't make it to the Stanley Cup finals without squeezing out more from their blue-liners.
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Detroit's Manny Legace finished with 23 saves in his first career NHL playoff start against Nashville.
The Original Six clubs have been among the busiest in this year's trade market.
With the bidding war up to at least eight teams, Sergei Gonchar's trade appears imminent.
Considering he plays behind a young and inexperienced defense, Roberto Luongo's play has been exceptional.
Thanks mostly to impressive play on defense, the Sabres are headed in the right direction.
For all the blame given to the Stars' defense, their highly touted forwards haven't done much to pick up the slack.
Lou Lamoriello prefers to focus on the Devils' defense of the Stanley Cup instead of building the U.S. World Cup team.
The big Lightning defense, which averages 6-2.5 and 212 pounds, might be the Rodney Dangerfields of the NHL
After a horrible start, the New York Rangers are suddenly back in the thick of the Eastern Conference race.
The Canadiens have rediscovered team defense and are back in winning style so far with a 4-2 record.
The Bruins have given up 23 goals in six exhibition games, and Bryan Berard and Nick Boynton remain unsigned.
With five points in two games, Joe Nieuwendyk is quickly fitting right in with the Maple Leafs.