Timo Seppa writes that goaltending is always a key to playoff success, but netminders have been especially dominant this season. Behind Mike Smith, Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist, we could even call it the Year of the Goalie.
Insider is looking potential offseason fixes for every NHL team, starting with the Atlantic Division, where the Rangers eye the summer's biggest prize, the Flyers need a goalie -- and it's not Bryzgalov -- and the Pens may turn to a familiar face.
Hockey Prospectus analyzes what Sidney Crosby means to the Pittsburgh Penguins by analyzing the team's performance with and without him on the ice. Should he return, the Pens project as Cup favorites. Without him, they're barely a playoff team.
Timo Seppa of Puck Prospectus analyzes the first-round goalie matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs using a heat index formula. The good? Quite possibly Jaroslav Halak, even against a loaded Capitals team. The bad? Maybe Martin Brodeur. (Yes.)