The Flyers believe they have an edge because they've been through more playoff battles than the Lightning.
Joe Sakic kept the Avalanche thinking they can be the third team to overcome a three games to none deficit.
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Now is the time for every player to prove himself, but some prominent names have a little more to prove.
The last month of the season is a good test to see how individuals perform under near-playofflike conditions.
Almost every playoff pairing features a good rivalry that will only get stronger after the puck is dropped.
Just about every team in the playoffs has some uncertainty in net, the most important position in hockey.
The Sabres have three games to make up three points on the Islanders for the final playoff spot in the East.
Alexei Yashin's ice time has been drastically cut, making him the highest-paid fourth-liner in the NHL.
Rick DiPietro's stellar play has Islanders followers wondering if he can be the key to playoff success.
New York is facing a collapse not seen since ... well, last season, as Buffalo makes a late-season charge.
Getting two of their best scoring threats back couldn't come at a better time as the Isles fight to reach the playoffs.
Ron Tugnutt's return should allow Dallas to rest workhorse Marty Turco heading into the playoffs.
Under the guidance of Bill Wirtz, the Blackhawks have made the playoffs just once in the past six years.