NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champions, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues – Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champions, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues – Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games … Read more

3 Keys: Penguins at Rangers, Game 5 of the Eastern First Round

(3M) Penguins at (2M) Rangers 7 pm ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG, ATTSN-PT Pittsburgh leads the best-of-7 series 3-1 The New York Rangers return home after two road losses to elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a must-win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square … Read more

Rangers confidential: Anonymous NHL insiders break down the Penguins series

You’ve seen the opinions. You ‘ve seen the models. It’s a mixed bag as far as media and data viewpoints go on the Rangers-Penguins. We ask some real insiders what they think, and … well, see for yourself. Our panel consisted of two scouts, both of whom cover the Metro Division, one Eastern Conference coach … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:30 PM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He is a native of upstate New York. After the Vegas Golden Knights’ elimination from playoff contention last night, the 16-team field for the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs is set – we just have to wait and see which teams … Read more