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.
Should the playoffs factor into awards races? Will Jaromir Jagr play in the NHL next season? And what about those Bruins? It's Monday morning and Scott Burnside's gotta rant.
Henrik Zetterberg wasn't a highly touted prospect like a Crosby or an Ovechkin, but the forward is one of the NHL's most talented. How long until he's considered the best?
Scott Burnside writes that the Western Conference finals could simply come down to the battle between defensemen Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer.
The Sabres have been quietly winning in anonymity, writes Scott Burnside. Until now. So, who are these guys, anyway?
On a day that saw no fewer than 18 defensemen trade uniforms, the 2006 trade deadline will be remembered for the depth and role players that were on the move and the superstars that stayed at home. And that's not such a bad thing.
Where will the Wild land? Will Gretzky be a distraction in Torino? Will Peter Forsberg even play in the Olympics? Scott Burnside answers these questions and more.