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  1. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Ryan Johansen's confidence key ...

    Scott Burnside

    Ryan Johansen exploded this season for a Blue Jackets team that exceeded expectations and qualified for the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2014
  2. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Columbus Blue Jackets make hist...

    Scott Burnside

    The Jackets didn't just even this Eastern Conference quarterfinal at one game apiece; they won the hard way, climbing out of a 3-1 deficit and killing off seven of eight Pittsburgh power plays, including two in overtime, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  3. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- R.J. Umberger back in Columbus Blue ...

    Scott Burnside

    R.J. Umberger will be in the Blue Jackets' lineup on Saturday after sitting Game 1 with an injury.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  4. Bylsma knows a little bit about long OT

    Scott Burnside

    In the wake of Thursday's triple-overtime game between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their opening-round series, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was asked about the longest playoff game he'd been involved with as a...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins Brandon Sut...

    Scott Burnside

    Pittsburgh Penguins Brandon Sutter is doing a good job fitting into the key third-line center role, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  6. Pens know they can't take the Jackets' bait

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- One of the characteristics of the Pittsburgh Penguins in recent playoff losses has been the under-the-skin factor. As in, they've let teams get under their skin, fallen out character with retaliatory penalties and become engaged in s...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. Blue Jackets loving every playoff minute

    Scott Burnside

    PITTSBURGH -- At the beginning of the season, Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson met with his players and talked about opportunity. Not just the opportunity of doing something special this season, but of big-picture opportunities; as in, h...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  8. NHL - 2014 playoffs: Experience pays off for Pittsburgh Penguins ...

    Scott Burnside

    Now it falls to a Columbus team that is new to the business of playoff hockey to ensure it doesn't end up chasing the entire series against the more talented, more experienced Penguins, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  9. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: 3 underdog teams that coul...

    Scott Burnside

    Because not every team that succeeds in the playoffs is a favorite, we have three dark horses that could make a run, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  10. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Weight of expectations heavy for...

    Scott Burnside

    The pressure to win in Pittsburgh rises with each postseason disappointment, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  11. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- Evgeni Malkin of Pittsburgh Penguins...

    Scott Burnside

    Former NHL scoring champ and playoff MVP Evgeni Malkin returned to practice with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time since being felled by a foot injury on March 23.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  12. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: 4 deadline deals with play...

    Scott Burnside

    Four trades were made at the deadline that could have a sneaky-good results in the playoffs, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  13. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: 5 players carrying the fre...

    Scott Burnside

    Every team has a key player who will be turned to for a big performance during the playoffs. Scott Burnside has picked five.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  14. 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Burnside: Why the Boston Bruins will...

    Scott Burnside

    The Bruins will take advantage of the favorites beating each other up in the West to roll to another Stanley Cup championship, Scott Burnside writes.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  15. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Colorado Avalanche versu...

    Scott Burnside

    Hands up those of you who figured the Colorado Avalanche, under rookie head coach Patrick Roy, would roll to a division title and finish within shouting distance of the top seed in the conference? OK, Joe Sakic, you can put your hand down. In sp...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  16. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: St. Louis Blues versus C...

    Scott Burnside

    It wasn't so long ago this would have been considered the marquee matchup of the first round. Actually, not so long ago it wouldn't have seemed possible these two teams would meet until the second round. Instead, both the Blues and the defending Stan...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014