Whether it's a "shoe check" or a rubber snake in a cooler, pulling pranks has a long and storied history in the NHL, writes Katie Strang.
With Senators GM Bryan Murray revealing he is going through cancer treatments, Blackhakws GM Stan Bowman recalls his own battle with cancer, writes ESPN.com's Katie Strang.
Andrew MacDonald suffered a broken hand in the New York Islanders 6-4 Game 4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins and is unlikely to return during the playoffs, Newsday reported Tuesday night.
Multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com that there appears to be cautious optimism from both the league and the union as a result of Tuesday's marathon session between the two sides.
The NHL and NHLPA remained at an impasse in the latest round of collective bargaining talks as the deadline for a lockout looms.
The NHL has issued another proposal to the players' association as a lockout looms next month.