From Carey Price in Montreal to the Sutter brothers in Calgary, Scott Burnside highlights the top storylines to watch this season in the NHL.
Despite outplaying Roberto Luongo in the second round, Antti Niemi hasn't silenced all of his critics. But if Game 1 is any indication, those critics should stop doubting the Hawks goalie.
Sean Allen scans the NHL rookies and sophomores for potential sleepers.
Evgeni Nabokov made 34 saves for his sixth shutout of the season, and San Jose newcomer Travis Moen returned to Anaheim to score in the Sharks' 1-0 victory over the Ducks on Sunday night.
Patrick Rissmiller had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Cheechoo added a goal and the San Jose Sharks kept pace in the tight Pacific Division race with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
The emergence of some young talent is just one of the highlights of the NHL's first 41 games.
Vacation is over. ESPN analysts detail what to watch for the last two months of the season.