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  1. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Montreal Canadiens versu...

    Scott Burnside

    Hands up those of you who had the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers meeting in the Eastern Conference finals? Sorry, your hands don't count, Henrik Lundqvist and Carey Price. While many -- including us here at ESPN.com -- believed the playo...

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Pittsburgh Penguins squa...

    Scott Burnside

    The lost first period juxtaposed against the dominance of the second period merely reinforces that the Penguins squandered a grand chance to set the tone in this series, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  3. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs. M...

    Scott Burnside

    These two teams meet in the playoffs for the second straight postseason, although there's a much different feel about this Minnesota Wild team than a season ago, when they backed into the postseason and were easy pickings for a Ch...

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vers...

    Scott Burnside

    The last time these two teams met in the playoffs, in the second round in 2008, the Penguins were an emerging force and the Rangers were trying to meld the old of Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan with the new of Henrik ...

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vers...

    Scott Burnside

    If all you looked at was the regular-season series between these two geographic rivals -- thrown together in the same division this season thanks to realignment -- then you'd presume the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins will have their way with the u...

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  8. NHL -- Ten players with something to prove this season

    Scott Burnside

    Scott Burnside looks at 10 players who need to prove themselves this season.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  9. NHL preview: Hawks primed to repeat

    Scott Burnside

    With two Stanley Cup championships in four years, the Chicago Blackhawks are flirting with terms like "dynasty." But history tells us that the ultimate feat, repeating as a Cup champion, remains very much a long shot. Not since 1997-98, when Detroit ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  10. NHL - Five volatile situations ready to blow

    Scott Burnside

    What to do with high-priced star players, underachieving talent and new front-office demands? Scott Burnside looks at five hairy situations heading into the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL playoffs - Stanley Cup finals preview: Chicago Blackhawk...

    Scott Burnside

    The clash between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals will mean a lot for history buffs -- these two Original Six teams haven't met in the playoffs since the 1978 quarterfinals. But make no mistake, both teams are built...

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2013
  12. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: Boston Bruins versus Ne...

    Scott Burnside

    Talk about a flair for the dramatic. The Boston Bruins, on the verge of blowing a 3-1 series lead against the plucky Toronto Maple Leafs, stormed back from a 4-1 deficit in Game 7 to tie the game in the waning moments of regulation and then win it 5-...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  13. First-round preview: Anaheim Ducks versus Detroit Red Wings

    Scott Burnside

    Our guess is that a lot of folks will tag this series as an upset special. Part of that will be the fact the Red Wings rolled into their 22nd straight playoff tournament by winning four straight under trying circumstances after flirting with disastro...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  14. First-round preview: Chicago Blackhawks versus Minnesota Wild

    Scott Burnside

    In spite of the Chicago Blackhawks' status as runaway winners of the Western Conference and their place as Presidents' Trophy winners as top team in the NHL, the Western Conference is fraught with potential trap doors. The lone exception to the trap-...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  15. First-round preview: Boston Bruins versus Toronto Maple Leafs

    Scott Burnside

    Oh, hardly any storylines here. The Toronto Maple Leafs return to the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and find themselves in a clash with the Boston Bruins, whose trade of Phil Kessel to Toronto in September 2009 ultimately delivered Tyler Seg...

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2013
  16. NHL - Claude Giroux is ready for the challenge of the Philadelphi...

    Scott Burnside

    Claude Giroux feels he is ready for the heady challenge of taking on the Philadelphia Flyers' captaincy, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013