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Preds extend HC Hynes, assistants thru '23-24
The Predators have extended the contracts of coach John Hynes and his assistants through the 2023-24 season.[read more]

Gallant, Sutter, Brunette up for coach of year
The Rangers' Gerard Gallant, the Flames' Darryl Sutter and the Panthers' Andrew Brunette are the three finalists for NHL coach of the year.[read more]

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.[read more]

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.[read more]

Lightning again without Point in G2 vs. Panthers
Lightning forward Brayden Point, who did not play in Game 1 of Tampa Bay's second-round series against the Panthers, is out for Game 2 with a lower-body injury.[read more]

Ranking the NHL's best current rivalries: Where does Lightning-Panthers fit in?
As the Battle of Florida rages in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, we put the feud in perspective.[read more]

'Not good enough': Oilers' Smith pulled in G1 loss
Oilers goalie Mike Smith was pulled after allowing three goals in just over six minutes in the 9-6 Game 1 loss to the Flames.[read more]

Cole goal: Veteran's rare tally boosts Canes in OT
Veteran defenseman Ian Cole, with just one career postseason goal before Wednesday night, beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.[read more]

Micah Parsons, Guy Fieri among stars enjoying live sports
A number of celebrities graced the sidelines to watch live sports this week.[read more]

Leafs' Marner grateful for support after carjacking
In a message posted to social media on Wednesday, Maple Leafs star Mitchell Marner thanked the Toronto community for its "overwhelming support" after he and his fiancée were victims of a carjacking on Monday night.[read more]