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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Uneven goaltending has become t...

    Scott Burnside

    Spotty goaltending has been a theme so far in the first round of the playoffs for various reasons, but it's a trend that's likely coming to an end, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  2. Ramblings: Sharks get revenge; can Kaleta change?

    Scott Burnside

    It didn't take long for the week's high-profile tilt between the unbeaten San Jose Sharks and unbeaten St. Louis Blues to turn ugly Tuesday. Early in the first period, Blues forward Max Lapierre sent veteran Sharks defensemen Dan Boyle head...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. NHL - Nashville Predators' Rich Clune is on a long road to recove...

    Scott Burnside

    Three years ago, Nashville's Rich Clune's boozing and drug use pushed him to rock bottom, Scott Burnside writes. Which makes his recovery all the more remarkable.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  4. Trophy Tracker: Top Jack Adams candidates

    Scott Burnside

    For this week's latest Trophy Tracker, we take our first look at the top coaching candidates for the Jack Adams Award: 1. Bruce Boudreau, Washington CapitalsAny early look at the coach of the year contenders has to start with the only undefeated t...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  5. Stanley Cup playoffs: Alexander Semin, Washington Capitals take f...

    Scott Burnside

    If you're trying to exorcise playoff demons like the Capitals are, what better way to start than by getting a monster goal from the ghost himself, Alexander Semin?

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2011
  6. Burnside: This week's games to watch

    Scott Burnside

    Monday: Kings at Sharks, 10 p.m. ETThe Kings, who have won five of their past six games, can secure a playoff berth with a win at the Shark Tank and take another step toward home-ice advantage in the first round. Meanwhile, the Sharks, who have won t...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  7. Peter Forsberg takes to ice and tests himself with Colorado Avala...

    Scott Burnside

    Former Hart Trophy winner and two-time Stanley Cup champion Peter Forsberg began early Saturday morning what he hopes will be one final comeback attempt with the Colorado Avalanche.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2011
  8. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Game 1 between Chicago Blackhawks and Ph...

    Scott Burnside

    Tons of goals, a goalie switch and unsung heroes? Game 1 had it all and was one of the more wacky Cup finals games we've seen in recent memory.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2010
  9. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom 'questi...

    Scott Burnside

    Nicklas Backstrom is "questionable but probable" for Game 1 of the Capitals' first-round series against the Canadiens, coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters after Tuesday's practice.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  10. NHL -- Why Alex Ovechkin's game is better than ever since his fir...

    Scott Burnside

    Many wondered whether Alex Ovechkin's first career suspension would take some bite out of his game. Um, never mind. Scott Burnside rants on this and more in this week's Power Play.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2009
  11. Scott Burnside: Instead of putting hammer down, Pittsburgh Pengui...

    Scott Burnside

    Instead of showing the sense of purpose that marked their play through the first three rounds of the playoffs last season, the Penguins turned in a strangely dispassionate performance in Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2009
  12. Training camp questions: Eastern Conference

    Scott Burnside

    As NHL training camps open up this week, we take a look at where each team stands. First up, our take, and questions, on the Eastern Conference.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  13. With Hartley out, are more firings around the corner?

    Scott Burnside

    With Bob Hartley's firing last week, does this mean more dismissals are coming? Scott Burnside takes a look at coaches on the hot seat.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2007
  14. It might take time, but Senators should feel good about their sea...

    Scott Burnside

    It might take some time, but the Ottawa Senators should take away something positive from their first trip to the Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2007
  15. How'd we do? An NHL season review

    Scott Burnside

    We picked the top stories expected to dominate the NHL season. How did it all turn out? Scott Burnside takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2006
  16. Bourque's one regret: No Cup in Boston

    Scott Burnside

    Ray Bourque reached the pinnacle of his career in Colorado, but his Hall of Fame game was bred in Boston.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2004