In his farewell blog post for ESPN Insider, E.J. Hradek recaps San Jose's Thursday night win over Detroit and predicts a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup final.
The 2009 postseason has been one of the most memorable in NHL history. Here are E.J. Hradek's Top 10 moments.
According to multiple sources, if the Penguins and Red Wings can wrap up their respective Conference final series by Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup final series likely would start on Saturday, May 30 in Detroit.
Which goalies give confidence and which make you cringe? E.J. Hradek ranks this season's playoff netminders.
If you believe defense wins championships, then you have to figure the eventual Stanley Cup winner will come from the Western Conference.
E.J. Hradek gives his Quick Hits from Game 5 of the Cup finals. First up: how Anaheim's dominating play along the boards helped it clinch the Cup.
E.J. Hradek gives his Quick Hits from Game 4 of the Cup finals. First up: the Ducks survive without Chris Pronger.
E.J. Hradek gives his Quick Hits from Game 3 of the Cup finals. First up: the Senators put more pressure on Ducks.
E.J. Hradek gives his Quick Hits from Game 2 of the Cup finals. First up: the Ducks' checking line strikes again.
E.J. Hradek gives his Quick Hits from Game 1. First up -- the Ducks effectively shutting down the Senators' top line.
Thanks to a knuckleballing blast from defenseman Joe Corvo, the Senators had a 4-3 overtime win and a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Normally, getting a power play is a good thing. On Thursday night, however, the Sabres' power play wasn't pretty. In fact, it was pretty ugly, E.J. Hradek writes.
What will it take to score in the conference finals? E.J. Hradek breaks down the final four netminders.
The Sabres did what they had to do, and what the Rangers couldn't do in Game 5: finish the job.
With five of the six Canadian-based teams eliminated, the Red and White nation turns it Cup-hungry eyes to the Senators.
Is the heavy weight of great expectations beginning to wear on the Presidents' Trophy winning Buffalo Sabres?