Trade-deadline deals, playoff upsets and heartbreak also stood out from the calendar year
Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown epitomizes his team's effort, Scott Burnside writes.
Jeff Carter, the not-so-old goat, had a goal and two assists as the Kings rolled over the Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
A Norris Trophy, a Stanley Cup, a gold medal. Duncan Keith has accomplished a lot in his career, but there is even more to the star defenseman's life, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
Will Sidney Crosby score again? Who will start in net for the Ducks? As the second round gets rolling, there are plenty of storylines to watch, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
Jack Johnson has been a pivotal part of the Columbus Blue Jackets' critically important evolution from "promise" to "playoff presence," writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.
The Olympic experience rejuvenated Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, who has carried his team into a desperate battle for a playoff spot, writes Scott Burnside.
Fans, teammates can't get enough of center Patrice Bergeron, who came a long way in a short time, writes Scott Burnside.
With Sidney Crosby likely not returning during the first round, the Penguins must find a way to counter the Lightning's offensive firepower.
The Canucks have Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo, but ESPN.com's Scott Burnside believes the Kings have enough experience and talent to pull off the first-round upset.
The Sharks are seeing their playoff stock drop, while Ryan Miller and the Sabres have their sights set on a long postseason run. Scott Burnside tells all in this week's Power Play.
The coming week will tell us a lot about the playoff picture and the Coyotes' future in Phoenix. Scott Burnside tells all in this week's Power Play.
Will the Kings hold onto a playoff spot in the West? How bad is the Eastern Conference race? Scott Burnside tells all in this week's Power Play.
Which team sits at the head of the NHL class? Scott Burnside hands out his grades for all 30 teams.
Is it all about the money for Mats Sundin? Who are the front-runners for coach of the year? Parity in the NHL? Just a few of the things Scott Burnside is scratching his head over this week.
Ryan Malone has had to prove himself his entire career to show the hockey world he wasn't just a "daddy pick." Now, the Pittsburgh native is having the last laugh in his first trip to the Cup finals.