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Doughty: Kings 'need to be better, get better'
Drew Doughty laid down a challenge to the entire Kings' organization, calling for the team "be better and get better" after a disappointing run down the stretch.[read more]

Avs' MacKinnon on track to return for Game 1
Nathan MacKinnon returned to the ice for practice Saturday, and all signs point to him being back in the lineup for Game 1 of Colorado's first-round series against St. Louis.[read more]

2021 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis
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.[read more]

Best bets for the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs
From the first round all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, here are the bets our experts like for the playoffs.[read more]

NHL experts make bold 2021 playoff predictions on X factors, best series, more
Which players will have an outsized impact? What series is most intriguing? Which No. 4 seed will get furthest?[read more]

Picks for each first-round NHL playoff series
With the puck dropping on the first playoff clash Saturday, who do our experts take in each series? Plus, see our early picks for Cup champs and Conn Smythe.[read more]

Stars' Hintz set to have surgery for tendon issue
Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz, who played through "an avulsion injury of the left adductor tendon," will have surgery next week and is expected to be ready for training camp in September.[read more]

2021 NHL playoff series previews: First-round matchups, picks
The playoffs are here! Get caught up with position-by-position breakdowns of all the first-round series before the puck drops Saturday.[read more]

Avalanche lock up No. 1 overall seed for playoffs
The Avalanche clinched the West Division and the Presidents' Trophy with a 5-1 win over the Kings on Thursday night.[read more]

Fantasy hockey playoff pool guide: Stars, sleepers, and busts
Need to win your playoff pool? Victoria Matiash goes through each playoff matchup to give you the players to build your team around.[read more]