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NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Avalanche eye No. 1 overall seed
With a victory Thursday night, Colorado will win the West Division and be the top seed in the playoffs. Get caught up on everything here.[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]

Goaltender Confidence Index: Ranking all 16 NHL playoff teams by their tandems
How good should each team feel about its netminders? We rank them here, with insights analyst Steve Valiquette.[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]

Kraken's first signing a 3-year deal with Henman
Luke Henman, a 21-year-old center, inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kraken on Wednesday to become the expansion team's first signing.[read more]

Keys to the offseason: Free-agency, draft plans for the 15 non-playoff teams
We explore the next moves each non-playoff team should make this offseason and forecast their 2021-22 outlook.[read more]

Sabres GM says Eichel hasn't requested trade
Buffalo Sabres GM Kevyn Adams said star Jack Eichel has not yet requested a trade after Eichel's contentious news conference Monday in which he openly questioned whether he'd play in Buffalo next season.[read more]

Rangers fire coach Quinn to continue upheaval
Coach David Quinn was fired by the Rangers on Wednesday, continuing their recent upheaval.[read more]

Finally at '100%,' Ovechkin returns in Caps' win
Saying that "right now, I'm 100%," Washington forward Alex Ovechkin returned to the Capitals' lineup on Tuesday night, in time for a win over the Bruins that wrapped up the regular season for both teams.[read more]

Eichel: 'Disconnect' with Sabres over neck injury
Sabres captain Jack Eichel said Monday there has been a disconnect between him and the team since he was injured in March, and he raised questions about his long-term future in Buffalo.[read more]