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In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....
6:53am - Fri 28 May

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....

This one came down to the details. And overtime, of course. With the Hurricanes moving on and the Predators headed home, Emily Sadler breaks down all of Thursday's Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
Habs' keep the motor running with a clutch O.T. winner from Suzuki
6:49am - Fri 28 May

Habs' keep the motor running with a clutch O.T. winner from Suzuki

With 2,500 fans due at the Bell Centre for an historic Game 6 on Saturday night — the first sporting event in Canada with a meaningful audience since the start of the pandemic — the Leafs need to show an unwavering commitment to the strategy that’s brought some dominant stretches in the series, and not let the moment be too grand.
Tampa puts it all together in Game 6 to put down the Panthers and advance to Round 2
6:05am - Thu 27 May

Tampa puts it all together in Game 6 to put down the Panthers and advance to Round 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning have retained their crown as Florida's best, eliminating the Panthers in Game 6 to seal a 4-2 series win.
Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.
6:04am - Thu 27 May

Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.

The Minnesota Wild put up a 3-0 win to keep their season alive, staving off elimination and forcing a decisive Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal
4:38am - Wed 26 May

Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal

Jordan Staal scored off a rebound at 1:44 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day
4:35am - Wed 26 May

From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day

Darnell Nurse won't get much of a break after his marathon performance Monday as the Edmonton Oilers defenceman became a father for the first time only hours after stepping off the ice.
The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4
4:33am - Wed 26 May

The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4

Jack Campbell made 32 saves to record his first post-season shutout, Alex Galchenyuk set up two goals and scored into the empty net against his former team, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round series.
One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler
6:18am - Tue 25 May

One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler

The Winnipeg Jets won 4-3 in triple overtime on Monday night to complete the first-round sweep and eliminate the Edmonton Oilers from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas
6:17am - Tue 25 May

Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas

Cam Talbot made 37 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 despite having only 14 shots on goal to stave off elimination in their opening-round playoff series on Monday night.
Leafs stave off a third period Habs onslaught to take a 2-1 series lead
6:15am - Tue 25 May

Leafs stave off a third period Habs onslaught to take a 2-1 series lead

Morgan Rielly scored the winner and Jack Campbell made 27 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series
6:12am - Tue 25 May

Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series

The 20-year-old rookie Spencer Knight stopped 36 shots, Mackenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist, and the Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Monday night in Game 5 of their Central Division playoff series.
Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.
8:39am - Mon 24 May

Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.

It would have been easy for the Jets to say it simply wasn’t going to be their night, that McDavid and Draisaitl were due, and they would try again another day. But they didn't. And the comeback they pulled off instead won't soon be forgotten.
The Preds gun down Carolina thanks to Cool Hand Luke
8:28am - Mon 24 May

The Preds gun down Carolina thanks to Cool Hand Luke

Luke Kunin scored his second goal at 16:10 of the second overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday to tie the first-round series 2-2
Berube ands the Blues are not impressed with the zebras so far
6:21am - Sun 23 May

Berube ands the Blues are not impressed with the zebras so far

Blues head coach Craig Berube was critical of the officiating in his club's series against the Avalanche after Game 3, a win that took Colorado's series lead to 3-0.
Relying on the rookie pays dividends for the Isles
6:17am - Sun 23 May

Relying on the rookie pays dividends for the Isles

Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 Saturday to even the first-round series.
There must be some misunderstanding......
6:14am - Sun 23 May

There must be some misunderstanding......

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said he was caught off guard with the number of games Nazem Kadri received as he doesn't believe the forward is a repeat offender since his last suspension came back in 2019.
Lightning grab a 6-pack and shoot down the Panthers
6:13am - Sun 23 May

Lightning grab a 6-pack and shoot down the Panthers

Alex Killorn scored a pair of second-period goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded from its first postseason loss to rout the Florida Panthers 6-2 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first-round Central Division playoff matchup on Saturday.
Win one for the Gipp.....'er Tavares
6:09am - Sun 23 May

Win one for the Gipp.....'er Tavares

The Maple Leafs' intentions are perfectly clear: They will rally around John Tavares, their fallen captain, and not fade quietly this spring.
Carter cashes in twice and helps the Pens grab a 2-1 series lead over the Isles
7:55am - Fri 21 May

Carter cashes in twice and helps the Pens grab a 2-1 series lead over the Isles

Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in Game 3 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Panthers avoid a 3-0 series deficit with a gritty comeback win over Tampa
7:52am - Fri 21 May

Panthers avoid a 3-0 series deficit with a gritty comeback win over Tampa

Ryan Lomberg scored on a breakaway 5:56 into overtime to cap a furious comeback and give the Florida Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round Central Division playoff matchup.
Knights come from behind and are rewarded with a 5-2 win over the Wild
7:48am - Fri 21 May

Knights come from behind and are rewarded with a 5-2 win over the Wild

Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild to grab the lead Thursday night in this first-round playoff series.
Best news possible so far in Tavares injury
7:45am - Fri 21 May

Best news possible so far in Tavares injury

Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was stretchered off the ice during Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens after an incidental collision with Corey Perry.
Canucks are taking the long way home.
7:42am - Fri 21 May

Canucks are taking the long way home.

At the end of a chaotic season that was unimaginable when it began, the Vancouver Canucks did something sensible Thursday as they moved towards a new contract for head coach Travis Green.
Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware
7:09am - Thu 20 May

Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware

With the regular season officially over, Connor McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy and Auston Matthews has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
Kadri's number might move up another notch on the NHL's speed-dial after Faulk's K.O.
7:05am - Thu 20 May

Kadri's number might move up another notch on the NHL's speed-dial after Faulk's K.O.

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri was given a match penalty and a game misconduct for a hit to the head of Blues defenceman Justin Faulk.
The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory
7:02am - Thu 20 May

The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets seven times on nine tries this season. But in Game 1 of their playoff series, it was unsung heroes who led the Jets past the Oilers while McDavid was kept off the scoresheet.
Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.
6:58am - Thu 20 May

Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.

Multiple players on the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights have been cleared to play in their teams' next games after their latest COVID-19 tests returned negative results.
Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller
6:51am - Thu 20 May

Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller

Craig Smith scored 5:48 into the second overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and a 2-1 lead in their East Division first-round playoff series.
Tocchet is in consideration by both the NYR and Seattle
4:04am - Wed 19 May

Tocchet is in consideration by both the NYR and Seattle

Former Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will be interviewed by the New York Rangers and Seattle Kraken for their vacant head coach positions, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Pens' finish off a close one, with a 2-1 win over the Isles
4:01am - Wed 19 May

Pens' finish off a close one, with a 2-1 win over the Isles

Tristan Jarry bounced back from a shaky performance to stop 39 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders with a taut 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1
5:44am - Mon 17 May

Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1

Brayden Point scored two late goals, including the game-winner with 1:14 left in the third period, to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.
The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener
5:42am - Mon 17 May

The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener

Joel Eriksson Ek's goal at 3:20 of overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.
The Isles take Game 1 in a back and forth battle with the Pens
5:39am - Mon 17 May

The Isles take Game 1 in a back and forth battle with the Pens

Kyle Palmieri's second goal of the game 16:30 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.
Canucks beat the Oil, but their future in still in limbo
6:48am - Sun 16 May

Canucks beat the Oil, but their future in still in limbo

Former Canuck Geoff Courtnall has been approached by ownership for counsel about the direction of management for next season and beyond. It’s unclear what Courtnall’s role would be, but much more than losing games has contributed to the crisis in consumer confidence that seems to be developing in Vancouver.
Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston
6:43am - Sun 16 May

Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston

Nic Dowd deflected in T.J. Oshie's shot from the blue line 4:41 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.
Here are the pundits' picks for the Post Season
8:30pm - Sat 15 May

Here are the pundits' picks for the Post Season

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs upon us, a panel of Sportsnet Insiders picks their first round winners, semifinalists, Cup champion and Conn Smythe winner.
Everyone is gearing up for a memorable Playoff run
8:29pm - Sat 15 May

Everyone is gearing up for a memorable Playoff run

There’s something special about the arrival of the Stanley Cup Playoffs every spring but it’s bound to hit differently this time around. Watch Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins tonight on Hockey Night in Canada. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, CBC and SN Now.
Questions of the Leafs' internal fortitude will be answered after Round 1
8:28pm - Sat 15 May

Questions of the Leafs' internal fortitude will be answered after Round 1

A dive into the Maple Leafs' greatest weakness | Which Toronto forwards will sit out Game 1 | Justin Bieber honours happy Doug Gilmour | Nick Foligno on John Tortorella's future | Playoff predictions + 7 more NHL goodies...
Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes
6:18am - Sun 09 May

Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes

Luke Kunin scored twice, Juuse Saros made 21 saves and Nashville beat the Carolina to secure the Central Division's fourth and final playoff berth.
McDavid hits milestone 100 pts, but he's not done yet.
6:16am - Sun 09 May

McDavid hits milestone 100 pts, but he's not done yet.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has reached the 100 point plateau in just 53 games with four assists against the Vancouver Canucks. The 24-year-old became the ninth player in NHL history -- and the first in his own lifetime -- to reach the century-point mark in 53 games or less, according to NHL statisticians.
Another positive step for Sens as Stutzle nothces his first NHL hat trick
6:14am - Sun 09 May

Another positive step for Sens as Stutzle nothces his first NHL hat trick

Rookie Tim Stutzle notched his first NHL hat trick to lead the surging Ottawa Senators past the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Saturday night.
Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division
6:11am - Sun 09 May

Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division

The short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Saturday night to guarantee they'll open the playoffs at home. Failing to win in regulation gave the East Division title to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.
End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"
6:09am - Sun 09 May

End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"

John Tortorella has reportedly informed the Columbus Blue Jackets that he will not be returning to the team next season, ending the most successful stretch in franchise history.
Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100
5:11am - Fri 07 May

Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100

Whatever happens beyond this season, Mikko Koskinen will forever be a chapter in the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending history book.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will cost you money.
5:07am - Fri 07 May

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will cost you money.

The NHL has fined the New York Rangers $250,000 for public comments criticizing George Parros and the league's department of player safety.
Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres
5:06am - Fri 07 May

Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres

Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night.
Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou
4:41am - Thu 06 May

Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou

Haydn Fleury scored the shootout winner after also connecting in regulation in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win
4:39am - Thu 06 May

Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win

Alex Pietrangelo scored at 1:53 of overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 victory after another late rally by the Minnesota Wild.