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Flames F Lucic 'wasn't trying to hit' Oilers G Smith

Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic insists he tried to prevent a collision with Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith in Game 3 of their second-round series on Sunday, an incident that the veteran will not be disciplined for by the NHL. ... Continue Reading

Pens GM: 'In a perfect world,' Malkin, Letang stay

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall says he wants to find a way to have Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang stay with the club for the rest of their careers. ... Continue Reading

Stanley Cup playoffs: Second-round matchups, schedule, highlights

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team. ... Continue Reading

Flames' Lucic ejected for charging Oilers G in loss

Calgary's Milan Lucic was handed a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for barreling into Oilers goalie Mike Smith, who was forced to briefly exit Sunday's Game 3 before returning in an eventual 4-1 win that put Edmonton up 2-1 in the series. ... Continue Reading

Avalanche, police aware of threats aimed at Kadri

The Avalanche, who lead the Blues 2-1 in their second-round series, are working with St. Louis law enforcement regarding threats made toward Colorado center Nazem Kadri after their Game 3 victory on Saturday night. ... Continue Reading

Sideline stars: Patrick Mahomes in attendance for Warriors-Mavs Game 3

Another night, another celebrity sighting at a live sporting event. ... Continue Reading

Rangers' Gallant calls out Hurricanes' 'cheap shot'

The Rangers cut their second-round series deficit with the Hurricanes to 2-1 Sunday, and afterward, New York coach Gerard Gallant voiced displeasure with what he labeled "a cheap shot" from Hurricanes forward Max Domi on Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren. ... Continue Reading

Blues G Binnington out for rest of series vs. Avs

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington will miss at least the rest of the series against the Avalanche after suffering a knee injury in Game 3. ... Continue Reading

Down 3-0, 'it looks bleak' for top-seeded Panthers

Florida captain Aleksander Barkov and the No. 1 seed Panthers fell again on Sunday, this time a 5-1 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning that puts the Presidents' Trophy winners on the verge of a stunning sweep out of the postseason. ... Continue Reading

Ranking the NHL's best current rivalries

As the Battle of Alberta rages in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, we put the feud in perspective. ... Continue Reading

The wild past and furious present of the Battle of Alberta

From the glory days of the '80s and early '90s, to recent bad blood, to a second-round series in 2022, here's what you need to know before opening puck drop. ... Continue Reading

Maple Leafs sign Giordano to 2-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran defenseman Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension Sunday. ... Continue Reading

Penguins act fast, give F Rust six-year extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins, eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs earlier this month after a seven-game series with the New York Rangers, agreed to terms with forward Bryan Rust on a six-year, $30.75 million contract extension on Saturday night. ... Continue Reading

The ex-Rangers fueling the Hurricanes this postseason

After leaving New York, six current Canes players have found success with Carolina. Now, they take a 2-0 lead back to their old home at Madison Square Garden. ... Continue Reading