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Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Aligned for success

One season under the NHL's realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.

The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won their...

Series guide to Stanley Cup playoffs

Lace 'em up and buckle up, NHL playoff season is here.

Don't take any stupid penalties, watch those cross-ice passes and just win your shift. First one to 16 victories gets the best trophy in North American pro sports.

Here's a look at the first...

Decision expected on Flyers' Mason on Wednesday

There is intrigue surrounding whether Flyers goalie Steve Mason will play in Thursday's playoff opener against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Mason is trying to overcome an unspecified upper-body injury; he is believed to have ...

Yeo and his principles don't wilt

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darryl Sydor remembers driving to Xcel Energy Center thinking "that was it."

The temperature was below zero on that morning, Dec. 30, after the assistant coach spent a sleepless night following the Wild blowing a three-goal ...