Western Conference

Blues and Pietro? A Challenge All-Around

Alex Pietrangelo, 2020's most-coveted free agent, did not sign as the free agent market opened on Friday. But, it was not without a major development that could very well decide the future for the former cup-wi...

Lightning Get Taste of Frustrating Stars

What's one thing that the Flames, Avalanche and Golden Knights upper management are probably saying to themselves ahead of crucial and perhaps, months of an NHL offseason upcoming? It's got to be, at least a li...

More Balanced Seguin and Stars Eye Cup Berth

With a commanding 3-1 series lead, the Stars have a chance to make Monday one of the most memorable games in Stars' history. It's already, without question, the most important game the franchise has played in n...

Avs, Stars Going Seven

Two magic words: Game Seven. It's been absent from the bubble vocabulary since it began last month, and while Columbus and Toronto provided an all-or-nothing game five in the qualifiers, the stakes are consi...

Landeskog, Timmins Injured in Second Period

If there was one thing the Avalanche didn't need, it was a limping Gabriel Landeskog in the final minutes of the second period. Colorado took a 2-1 lead over the Stars on a Cale Makar snapshot in the second ...

Coyotes Fined Combine Violations

When the Coyotes sent a package of picks and prospects to the Devils for Taylor Hall in December, they hoped they were getting ahead of the trade deadline frenzy and could focus on a push to the playoffs. And w...

Canucks Can’t Answer Blues, Lose Series Lead

In each of the three prior games, the Canucks were able to answer whatever the defending champs threw their way. Even in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss, they took just 37 seconds to answer the Blues first lead of t...

Early Exit Edmonton, Sad but True

If there's one thing that makes me want to call the qualifying round, or round-of-24, part of the actual playoffs and not just the manufactured (albiet entertaining) tournament designated to decide the fate of ...