Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus identify one key stat for every NHL playoff series, weighing in with their prediction on whether the trend will continue as well as picking a winner in each series.
In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?
One of the most indispensable goalies in the NHL, Kari Lehtonen's continued growth is paramount to the Dallas Stars' success in 2013-14. Craig Custance breaks down what the netminder must do to stay on track.
ESPN Insider Craig Custance assesses the decisions that various teams must make this season on their impending UFAs, including Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik.