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Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone confirmed he'll return to the lineup for Game 1 against the Dallas Stars on Monday.

"I'm excited," he said. "I'm going to play tonight."

Stone was sidelined for the last 26 games of the regular season after sustaining a lacerated spleen on Feb. 20 against the Nashville Predators. Vegas went 13-11-2 in his absence and ended the campaign in the second wild-card spot of the Western Conference.

He racked up 16 goals and 53 points in 56 games prior to his absence.

The Golden Knights will also have defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and forward William Carrier back within their ranks.

Pietrangelo missed the past seven games and 13 of the last 15 contests. He was initially sidelined by an illness, but he ended up needing to get his appendix removed.

Carrier, meanwhile, last played on March 25 and has since been out with an upper-body injury.

Stone was cleared for contact and was a full participant in practice on Saturday.

Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy said he doesn't expect to limit Stone's minutes, though he'll keep an eye on him and make adjustments if necessary, per The Athletic's Jesse Granger.

Stone was in a similar position last year. He sat out the second half of the regular season with a back injury but was able to return for the first game of the postseason.

The veteran forward didn't seem to be hampered by his ailment, recording 11 goals and 24 points in 22 games to help the Golden Knights lift the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.

Stone and his $9.5-million cap hit were on long-term injured reserve the past two deadlines, giving general manager Kelly McCrimmon more room to bolster his squad.

In 2023, the Golden Knights added forwards Ivan Barbashev and Teddy Blueger, as well as goaltender Jonathan Quick. This season, Vegas brought in winger Anthony Mantha, forward Tomas Hertl, and rearguard Noah Hanifin.

McCrimmon said in March that it was "ridiculous to suggest" the Golden Knights are exploiting the league's LTIR system.

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Hellebuyck shrugs off Game 1 goal fest: 'Who cares about stats' in playoffs?
- 22 Apr 2024

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The Winnipeg Jets' series-opening 7-6 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday wasn't a masterclass in goaltending, but Connor Hellebuyck isn't worried about his performance one bit.

"This time of year, who cares about stats, really?" he said Monday. "Stats are just gonna be something people look at, pick apart, and talk about.

"At the end of the day, it's 'Did you win, or did you not win?' ... 16 wins (gets you) the Stanley Cup and that's my goal, so who really cares about everything else that goes with it?"

The likely Vezina Trophy winner surrendered six goals - including three at five-on-five - on 46 shots.

The Avalanche's underlying numbers during the contest were dominant. Colorado dictated 65.2% of the shot attempts and 68.2% of the expected goals while holding a 17-9 edge in high-danger chances at all strengths, per Natural Stat Trick.

"I felt like I had a really good game," Hellebuyck said. "When the results end up like that, I instantly know - I've been in this league long enough - it's gonna be, I gotta stop one more than the other guy."

Jets coach Rick Bowness didn't blame Hellebuyck for any of the goals against.

"Some of them had seeing eyes, some of them were bouncing all over the place, some of them were just dead giveaways on our part," the bench boss said Sunday, per NHL.com's Darrin Bauming.

He added, "It could have been worse. Seriously. ... And Connor had to play better and he made a lot of big saves at the right time, which he always does."

At the other end of the ice, Alexandar Georgiev fared much worse.

The Avalanche netminder conceded seven goals on just 23 shots for an abysmal .696 save percentage. He allowed 5.04 goals above expected in all situations.

Unlike Bowness, Colorado head coach Jared Bednar wasn't so quick to defend his goaltender's performance.

"(Georgiev's game) probably needed to be better, right?" he said. "I thought we played well, we created some chances. He made some good saves, but we're (going to) need like a couple more saves than that probably to win, you know?

"But it is what it is. We'll regroup. We made some mistakes in front of him that we'll have to clean up and try to get the job done. It's a team game."

Georgiev led all goalies with 38 wins in the regular season but owned an .897 save percentage, and his minus-12.45 goals saved above average was the seventh-worst mark in the league, per Evolving-Hockey.

The 28-year-old is focused on keeping his spirits high following Sunday's stinker.

"They scored some really good goals, a couple lucky ones," Georgiev said, according to the Denver Post's Corey Masisak. "You have to stay positive and try to find out what happened today and move forward. It's only 1-0 in the series, so I'm looking forward to the next game."

Game 2 is set for Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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By the numbers: Breaking down Jets-Avs barn burner
- 22 Apr 2024

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The Jets and Avalanche delivered an instant classic Sunday, with Winnipeg defeating Colorado 7-6 in front of a raucous home crowd to take a 1-0 series lead. Below, we break down some of the craziest numbers and anecdotes from the game.

1 - The Jets only scored seven or more goals once during the regular season. Coincidentally, it came the last time they played the Avalanche, eight days ago.

3 - Adam Lowry's shot bounced off the posts three times - yet still narrowly crossed the goal line for the captain's second goal of the night.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?! pic.twitter.com/3LWOWh1UoH

— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 22, 2024

-4.64 - The goals saved above expected by Alexandar Georgiev, per Evolving-Hockey. The Avalanche netminder was on the hook for all seven. Usual No. 2 goalie Justus Annunen was out sick, so Arvid Holm, a former Jets draft pick with zero NHL experience, served as the backup.

.785 - Georgiev's save percentage in three games against the Jets this season, including the playoffs. It was .696 in this particular contest.

23 - The shot differential in favor of the Avalanche, even though Colorado lost the game. The Avs also controlled 65% of the shot attempts and 64% of the expected goals.

74.1 - The percentage of times the Avalanche win this game after 1000 simulations, per MoneyPuck's Deserve To Win O'Meter.

5 - The most goals Connor Hellebuyck, the Vezina Trophy favorite, allowed in a game during the regular season. He did so on four occasions, and the Jets lost each time.

98 - The number of games between Hellebuyck's last time allowing six goals in a contest, including playoffs. It last happened when the Jets lost 7-5 to the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 10, 2023.

1985 - The year the last time there was a 7-6 Stanley Cup Playoff game that ended in regulation. The Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the Adams Division semifinal.

1.000 - The winning percentage of home teams in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs through the first six games.

0 - The NFL's New York Jets have scored seven points in a playoff game zero times in the last 13 years. The Winnipeg Jets have now done so twice in that span.

3 - The CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers held their opponents to under seven points three times in 2023.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs betting: Leafs to get back on their feet
- 22 Apr 2024

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The first weekend of the Stanley Cup Playoffs lacked road victories, but in two of six games, the visitors had metrics that were deserving of victory.

Maple Leafs (+120) @ Bruins (-140)

No one wants to hear that a 5-1 opening-game loss in Boston wasn't that bad for the Maple Leafs, but it actually wasn't that bad.

From a metrics standpoint, Toronto had the edge in even-strength expected goals - 3.0 to 2.77 - and a significant 15-6 advantage in high-danger chances, suggesting the Leafs win the game around 62% of the time.

The problem for Toronto? The Bruins leaned on an incredible performance from Jeremy Swayman, who registered a +3.75 GSAx (goals saved above expected), while Auston Matthews hit the post on a yawning cage, missing a chance to tie the game in the second period. Add in a league-average Boston power play converting two of five opportunities, and that's a recipe for a lopsided score.

A four-goal loss still counts for only one win in a series where the Leafs would be content leaving Boston with a split. The betting market didn't think Game 1 was enough to change the odds for Game 2, as Toronto's +120 moneyline still implies it wins this game. A modest adjustment will often be made in favor of the loser of the last contest, but we're not seeing that here.

It would be a bonus for the Leafs if William Nylander returns, but they produced enough chances without him Saturday, and doing so again will give them a good shot at winning Game 2. At better than a 50-50 price at +120, the Leafs are a surprisingly good bet Monday night and worth adding to win the series at +200.

Best bet: Maple Leafs moneyline (+120)

Golden Knights (+120) @ Stars (-140)

With a pair of Game 1s yet to be played, we're still flying relatively blind in the two series that start Monday. But that's the key to playing the series opener in Dallas. The betting market doesn't know what to make of the allegedly full-strength Golden Knights.

As mentioned in the Western Conference first-round preview, Vegas - a wild-card team with mediocre metrics - is rated nearly as high as the Stars, who proved their quality all season long and earned the conference's top seed.

The market's hypothesis seems to be that the Golden Knights will take off running this week, mirroring the team that won the Stanley Cup with a 21.2% even-strength high-danger chance conversion rate (league average is 12.5%) and a rookie goaltender saving 0.71 GSAx/60. Both numbers would be a significant upgrade from Vegas' regular season. The Knights might realize that high-end potential in Game 1, but we need much longer odds to bet on them.

Instead, let's back the Stars, whose young core - with three series of playoff experience under its belt - will help them transition to postseason mode.

Best bet: Stars moneyline (-140)

Matt Russell is the lead betting analyst for theScore. If there's a bad beat to be had, Matt will find it. Find him on social media @mrussauthentic.

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Sheldon Keefe believes his Toronto Maple Leafs simply weren't disciplined enough in their 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Saturday.

"Two high sticks, that's just carelessness," he said postgame, according to 98.5 The Sports Hub's Ty Anderson. "This time of year, you can't allow your stick to get up like that."

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bertuzzi was called for a high stick on Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm late in the first period, and Auston Matthews was penalized for one on blue-liner Charlie McAvoy in the second. Toronto escaped the first unscathed, but Jake DeBrusk scored his first of two goals in the game to make it 3-0 with Matthews in the box.

Keefe also criticized Max Domi for slashing Bruins winger Brad Marchand on the wrist, saying Domi "can't do that," according to The Athletic's Fluto Shinzawa.

The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power play in the game. DeBrusk netted his second of the contest less than three minutes after his first on Domi's infraction.

Toronto was 0-for-3 with the man advantage, and Keefe said postgame his power-play units were "not good."

The Bruins ranked 14th with the man advantage in the regular season, while the Leafs slotted in seventh. Boston had the seventh-best penalty kill over the 82-game schedule, and Toronto ranked 23rd.

Game 2 of the series is scheduled for Monday night at Boston's TD Garden.

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The Vancouver Canucks did their part on the ice to secure their first playoff win at Rogers Arena in nine years, but the players gave some credit to the fans in attendance.

"The building was crazy," forward Dakota Joshua said after his team's 4-2 Game 1 victory over the Nashville Predators. "You think you know what to expect until you get out there, and you don't. The fans were behind us all night, and it was nice to pull through for them."

The Canucks headed into the third period down 2-1. Pius Suter tipped in captain Quinn Hughes' shot for the equalizer, and Joshua scored the game-winning goal just 12 seconds later for the fastest two playoff goals in franchise history.

Joshua then iced the contest with an empty-netter for the first two postseason goals of his career. Prior to Sunday's thrilling win, the 27-year-old only had one other game of playoff experience under his belt.

"A special moment. I'll never forget it," he said of his heroics. "It makes you want to keep doing it."

Hughes took in some postseason action last spring while supporting his brothers, Jack and Luke, on the New Jersey Devils during their run to the second round.

He may be a little biased, but the star defenseman said there was no comparison to the atmosphere at Rogers Arena.

"I couldn't really believe how loud (our) fans were," Hughes said. "I've seen some playoff games ... but it wasn't anything like what we just witnessed. ... To be able to come out here and see the support and see how much it means to the city and the people here is pretty special."

The Canucks were welcomed to the ice by a standing ovation from the thousands of fans waving rally towels.

Soak it all in, Canucks fans.

The #StanleyCup Playoffs are back in Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/rGhoPQ8NLD

— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 22, 2024

Vancouver last made the playoffs in 2020, but those games took place in Edmonton with no fans in attendance due to the pandemic.

J.T. Miller is one of six current Canucks who were on that roster. Prior to Sunday's Game 1, the veteran forward was itching to begin the playoffs. He clearly wasn't disappointed by the atmosphere.

"When we came out on the ice today, it was probably one of the more special things I've been a part of, other than the birth of my children and my wedding," Miller said. "It's hard not to get choked up when you see that, that literally is everything. ... If you can't get up for that, then you've got something wrong with you. That was amazing."

Now, the Canucks have to reset and turn their attention to Game 2 on Tuesday.

"We weren't perfect by any means tonight," Miller said. "I think we can be even better, which is great. ... We need to understand that there's still another gear and come off the high of being back in that playoff environment."

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We have a fun four-game slate Monday night split between a pair of Game 2s and series openers. Let's take a look at the best ways to attack them.

David Pastrnak: Over 4.5 shots

Pastrnak failed to record five shots in Game 1, but there were signs an outburst could be coming. Pastrnak's shot volume was quite solid given the circumstances. He attempted seven shots despite the Bruins leading for 58 minutes and sitting on a multi-goal lead for nearly two periods.

They didn't need to push for offense, and yet Pastrnak still generated enough attempts to give himself a reasonable chance of reaching five shots on goal.

Game 2 is almost certainly going to be more competitive, which should lead to a more favorable game script for Pastrnak to push for offense.

The matchup is very good as well. The Maple Leafs allowed more shots to wingers than all but the Blue Jackets over the last 10 games of the regular season. Pastrnak has feasted on them all year, generating 10 attempts or more in four of five meetings.

I expect we'll see an uptick in shots from Pastrnak in Game 2.

Odds: +120 (playable to -120)

Andrei Svechnikov: Over 2.5 shots

Svechnikov was a one-man shooting gallery for the Hurricanes in their series opener. He led the game in shots (six), scoring chances (eight), and shot attempts (13) while logging 15 minutes of ice time.

He mostly skated on the third line alongside Jordan Staal and Jordan Martinook at even strength. That may not sound like the opportune playing situation for a dynamic offensive player like Svechnikov, but the numbers tell a different story.

Svechnikov averages upwards of 25 shot attempts per 60 minutes of five-on-five play with Staal as his center. That's a far cry from his averages alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov (15.5) or Sebastian Aho (13.9).

His shot rates are also higher with Martinook than any other winger on the Hurricanes.

Staal is more of a passer than a shooter - he had twice as many assists as goals this season - and Martinook is a north-south player whose job is to forecheck and win pucks back. Both players are happy to defer to Svechnikov, the real offensive threat on the line, and it shows in the numbers.

Expect another active shooting performance against the Islanders.

Odds: -140 (playable to -150)

Adrian Kempe: Over 2.5 shots

The Kings are going to need offense to keep up with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the high-flying Oilers. Kempe is their best bet to provide it.

He led the team in scoring during the regular season and has enjoyed unbelievable success against the Oilers for several years.

Kempe has recorded three or more shots in 22 of 25 meetings against the Oilers dating back to the 2021-22 season. He's averaged a whopping 4.7 shots per game against Edmonton in that span.

He's also on a run of 10 consecutive games against the Oilers with at least three shots. He routinely soared over the number, averaging five shots on goal per contest.

Be it in the regular season or the first round of the playoffs, the Oilers have seen a ton of Kempe over the past few years. They haven't seemed to come up with an answer to stop his shot volume.

As a member of the top line and power play, Kempe will see all the ice he can handle. Look for him to make the most of it as he so often does.

Odds: -134 (playable to -160)

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New York Rangers forward Matt Rempe made his presence felt in his playoff debut as much as a fourth-liner can.

The rookie enforcer scored a goal, posted a plus-2 rating, and was engaged physically with three hits in the Rangers' 4-1 victory in Game 1 over the Washington Capitals.

"I think I'm built for the playoffs," Rempe told The New York Post's Mollie Walker postgame.

Rempe added that his mom was at Madison Square Garden for the first time to watch him play. The 21-year-old was asked if her presence gave him extra juice for the game.

"I've always got juice," Rempe said with a big grin.

Rempe, who stands at a towering 6-foot-7, 241 pounds, recorded just one goal and one assist in 17 contests during the regular season but gained popularity for his willingness to fight. He almost spent as much time in the box as he did on the ice, averaging 5:38 of ice time per game and 4.18 penalty minutes per game.

"I can't think of a player that's come in and had that impact on a team, on a fanbase, on a city," head coach Peter Laviolette said postgame.

The fourth line in general was a major factor in New York's victory. Jimmy Vesey registered a goal and an assist, and Barclay Goodrow added a pair of helpers.

Vesey was highly complimentary of Rempe postgame.

"Any game he's in the lineup, he's had an effect," Vesey said.

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Playoff time is upon us, which means an overwhelming wave of anxiety is beginning to settle deep within the hearts, minds, and stomachs of hockey fans across the world.

Sixteen teams are vying to make that tension worth it by lifting the Stanley Cup by the end of the spring. However, they'll need to survive the opening round first to get there.

Here, we rank the eight series, focusing on watchability and vibes to decide the order. Let's get into it.

1. Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs

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Come on, is there another option for the top spot? We think not. This is what dreams are made of - or nightmares, if you root for the team in blue. The Atlantic Division rivals have battled in the opening round three times since 2013. Each meeting has stretched to seven contests, with Boston coming out on top every time.

Why this rematch is exciting for Leafs fans: Hey, maybe they'll finally slay the dragon - the big, bad Bruins who have haunted them since Patrice Bergeron's Game 7 overtime winner 11 years ago (it was 4-1!). The most recent postseason clash between Toronto and Boston came in 2019, and only five players from that Maple Leafs team are still on the roster: Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares, William Nylander, and Morgan Rielly. Things are totally different now!

Why this rematch is exciting for Bruins fans: There's no better way for Boston to recover from last year's first-round upset than drawing a matchup against the team it has been psychologically torturing for years.

Why this rematch is exciting for everyone else: If Toronto falls flat on its face and returns to first-round futility, you'll get to point and laugh at Leafs fans while crafting some dastardly burns on X, if that's your thing.

We see this as an absolute win. The content machine stays fed regardless of the result.

2. Florida Panthers-Tampa Bay Lightning

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Rivalries - both historical and geographic - went a long way in determining our rankings. The last time the Battle of Florida took place in the playoffs, the Lightning spoiled the Panthers' Presidents' Trophy campaign with a second-round sweep, and there was no shortage of bad blood. While the animosity will likely remain the same, there's a new dynamic between the two teams now.

In 2022, the Bolts were the class of the league, fresh off back-to-back Stanley Cups and on their way to another finals appearance. The Panthers, then coached by Andrew Brunette, were an offensive force without an in-your-face mentality. Paul Maurice has since transformed the club into a defensive juggernaut, and Matthew Tkachuk's arrival helped make the Cats mean. Tampa Bay isn't nearly as dangerous at five-on-five anymore, but its special teams can swing any game.

On top of these two clubs generally detesting each other, the talent between both squads makes for appointment TV. Tkachuk, Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, and Sergei Bobrovsky squaring off against Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, and Andrei Vasilevskiy is just about as good as it gets this spring.

3. Winnipeg Jets-Colorado Avalanche

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The Jets and Avalanche don't have any sort of longstanding rivalry (yet). But this series features two of the league's best teams and matches up an unstoppable force (Nathan MacKinnon) against an immovable object (Connor Hellebuyck) that'll likely determine which squad advances through what should be a nail-biter.

Colorado led the league in goals this season, while Winnipeg allowed the fewest. This matchup is essentially a coin flip and should highly entertain fans. Although Hellebuyck's brilliance forms the Jets' identity, Winnipeg boasts four deep lines and should benefit from securing home ice, where the club went 27-11-3 this season. Conversely, Colorado was 19-16-6 away from Denver in 2023-24.

The Avalanche are the far more dangerous team on paper and ice, but goaltender Alexandar Georgiev is their clear X-factor. Going up against the likely Vezina Trophy winner is a daunting task, and Georgiev will need to improve on his .897 save percentage - particularly if he doesn't get the run support he's used to.

This series exemplifies why most hockey fans are fed up with the league's playoff format. Pitting the conference's second- and fourth-best teams in the first round can be seen as unfair, especially when the West's fifth- and seventh-place squads face off in another series. It makes little sense, but the NHL has no intention of changing how things work. We might as well enjoy the elite matchups that come out of the flawed format, even if they're earlier than they should be.

4. Dallas Stars-Vegas Golden Knights

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The Stars and Golden Knights are set to lock horns again in a rematch of last year's Western Conference Final. This feels like an unlikely 1-seed versus 8-seed matchup, but the defending champs lost a step in the regular season. That said, Dallas can't be thrilled about its draw, as Vegas is rife with championship pedigree and at full strength again with captain Mark Stone in the picture. It should surprise no one if the Golden Knights get hot as soon as the real season begins.

The Stars are among the deepest teams in the NHL, icing a roster with a perfect blend of youth and experience. Dallas was also a top-10 squad in expected goals for and against per 60 minutes during the regular season, and it feels more equipped than ever to go on a championship run. But the Stars must knock off the titleholders if they want to become the new Western Conference powerhouse.

5. Vancouver Canucks-Nashville Predators

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This series might be the biggest mystery box of the first round. We may look back in two weeks (or less) thinking this matchup was the most exciting one.

Many of the questions surround the Canucks since no one seems to agree if they're legitimate contenders or not. The answer to that question through the season's first few months was yes, but their 17-12-4 record since the All-Star break puts them in the middle of the pack. Vancouver still finished atop the Pacific Division but had battled for first in the league earlier in the winter.

The Predators rank third in the NHL in points percentage (.726) with a 21-7-3 record since early February. While Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg were machines during that run, the Canucks have more star power at their disposal with J.T. Miller, Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, and Quinn Hughes.

Nashville is the more battle-tested team in playoff experience in recent years, but will that matter if a now-healthy Thatcher Demko continues playing at a Vezina-caliber level for Vancouver? Discounting Juuse Saros wouldn't be wise, either. Though he hasn't dominated consistently, he was strong down the stretch to help the Preds get here.

Is it too late for Predators GM Barry Trotz to buy tickets to The Sphere in Las Vegas again and promptly cancel the trip? Hey, it resulted in a 16-0-2 run for Nashville the last time he did it.

6. Edmonton Oilers-Los Angeles Kings

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We'd be justified in moving this one up a few spots due to the mere presence of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl and the fact that they go Super Saiyan mode in the playoffs, but we've seen this movie before.

Like, is there anything else on?

This is the third straight spring that Edmonton and Los Angeles have met in the opening round. The Oilers won the first two meetings, and beating the Kings to start the playoffs could become a tradition for Edmonton by this point. Unless L.A. has somehow found a way to slow down the best player in the league and his homies, we'd put our money on the Oilers winning again.

Edmonton should also be highly motivated. In eight seasons of McDavid doing McDavid things, the Oilers have made the conference finals only once. Last spring, the club lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champs in the second round, and Draisaitl dubbed Edmonton's year as a "failure or a wasted season, almost" as a result. The club's mantra heading into 2023-24 was essentially "Cup or bust," and we wouldn't want to get in front of that train.

What does L.A.'s offseason look like if it loses to the same team again? Does GM Rob Blake spend his entire summer crafting the squad into bloodthirsty, Oilers-killing machines? Well, the Kings won't have to worry about that if they finally get over their Edmonton-shaped hump.

7. New York Rangers-Washington Capitals

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This one has some potential to get spicy, but our hopes aren't high. When has the second wild-card team in the Eastern Conference ever upset the Presidents' Trophy winners in a first-round meeting?

Oh, right. Just last year, actually.

Still, it's a tough thing to do, and we aren't confident in the Capitals' ability to pull it off, so we've put this series in the basement. For one, Washington rocked a minus-37 goal differential in the regular season - the worst mark by a playoff team since 1990-91. Led by overlooked Hart Trophy candidate Artemi Panarin, the Rangers ranked seventh in the league with 3.39 goals per game.

That isn't the most favorable matchup for the underdogs. And even if goalie Charlie Lindgren can stave off New York's attack, he'll still have to outduel Igor Shesterkin, who can enter Vezina Trophy mode at any moment.

And Shesterkin might not have the toughest workload. The Capitals' 2.63 goals per game was the fifth lowest in the NHL this season. Washington also ranked 30th in shots per game (26.5).

We can never discount the Alex Ovechkin factor, but the 38-year-old sniper might not be able to will his team through this one.

8. Carolina Hurricanes-New York Islanders

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Unless you're a fan of squads that roster a Sebastian Aho, it's tough to find much excitement in the second straight running of Hurricanes-Islanders in Round 1. Last year's series didn't provide many fireworks, and this one is heavily lopsided in Carolina's favor again.

The Canes have been white-hot since the trade deadline and appear more motivated than ever to finally get over the hump and reach the Stanley Cup Final. Carolina is far better than the Isles at five-on-five and special teams, and it has more talent on forward and defense. There's a reason the Hurricanes are the odds-on favorite to win it all.

The Islanders have been a considerably better team under head coach Patrick Roy - who might be this series' best hope at quality entertainment - but this is a huge mismatch in his first playoff series at the helm on Long Island. It'll be on Roy to motivate his troops to make this a close battle and prove our rankings wrong.

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The Winnipeg Jets are looking to prove the doubters wrong in the first round against the Colorado Avalanche.

"There's been some talk, obviously, that maybe we aren't where we're supposed to be, and we know that we are," forward Nikolaj Ehlers said Sunday. "So we wanna show ourselves and prove to each and every guy in here that we got what it takes to be a Stanley Cup champion."

Ehlers confirmed the team is using a comment from the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast as bulletin board material entering Round 1, according to TSN's John Lu.

"I had a player in the NHL on a team currently sitting in a playoff spot tell me that the Winnipeg Jets are the biggest frauds in the league and that they'll lose in the first round," podcast host and former NHLer Ryan Whitney said on the March 1 edition of the show.

Meanwhile, forward Mason Appleton reiterated his team's self-belief.

"This is the hungriest I've seen this group," Appleton said, per the Winnipeg Free Press' Mike McIntyre. "We really have a lot of belief in this room and in this team."

That belief goes all the way to head coach Rick Bowness, who noted he likes this iteration of his team more than last year's entering the postseason.

"This team is far better prepared going into the playoffs today this year than we were last year," Bowness said, according to The Athletic's Murat Ates. "As I mentioned, we were scrambling to get in, and it just felt like that scramble carried through, through the playoffs."

He added: "So again, I think it's a more confident group. It's a deeper group, it's a tighter group, and we'll see that come into play. And I just feel going into these playoffs that we're much better prepared."

The Jets face the Avalanche in Game 1 on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

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J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks haven't appeared in a postseason game for almost four years, and the veteran forward couldn't be more excited to end that drought.

"I just love the playoffs," he told Sportsnet's Iain MacIntyre. "And the older I get, the more I love them because your mindset changes. And I guarantee you it will change for every single guy in here. Once you get a taste of it one time - the city, the crowd, the away crowds ... I burn for it. It's the greatest feeling ever."

"Not getting to the playoffs has driven a lot of my frustration," he added. "I don't think anybody on this team has played a playoff game here in this building."

The Canucks will open their first-round series against the Nashville Predators on Sunday night in Vancouver. Since the 2020 playoffs took place in an Edmonton bubble for the Western Conference teams, Rogers Arena hasn't hosted a postseason contest since 2015, when the Canucks lost to the Calgary Flames in the first round.

Only two players from that roster - New York Islanders forward Bo Horvat and Dallas Stars defenseman Chris Tanev - still play in the NHL.

Miller has 78 playoff games under his belt after being a part of four runs with the New York Rangers and two with the Tampa Bay Lightning, making him the second-most experienced postseason performer on the Canucks behind defenseman Ian Cole.

Vancouver was one of the league's biggest surprises this season, ascending to the top of the Pacific Division after finishing 12 points outside the playoff picture in 2022-23. Miller was key to the Canucks' success, pacing the team with a career-high 103 points (37 goals, 66 assists) in 81 contests.

Though the 31-year-old isn't about to limit Vancouver's window for success, he's aware these chances to win the Stanley Cup aren't guaranteed.

"We can do something special here, and we have to realize that," Miller said. "For the most part, teams ... get their crack for only a couple years. ... But we've got a chance to win this year.

"We have a special team. We have our expectations, and we're still building."

The Canucks were eliminated in the second round by the Vegas Golden Knights in 2020. In addition to Miller, five other players on the current team were part of that run: Tyler Myers, Brock Boeser, Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson, and Thatcher Demko. Pettersson and Miller tied for the team lead with 18 points in 17 games.

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Maple Leafs scorers must stir to have hope against Bruins
- 21 Apr 2024

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It feels strange to question the finishing ability of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Eastern Conference leader in goals, and wonder if they can score enough to take revenge on a playoff foil.

Toronto's 298 goals in the regular season were four off the NHL lead. Sparked by Auston Matthews' flirtation with the 70-goal milestone, the Leafs iced one of the best offenses of their Core Five era. But this strength vaporizes in the postseason. Saturday's disheartening 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins provided the latest example.

Over six regular seasons since John Tavares' celebrated arrival in 2018, the Leafs scored 3.52 goals per game, allowed 2.98, and posted a .645 points percentage. Over 38 playoff outings in that span, they've averaged 2.71 goals, let in 2.95, and won a single series. The Leafs fire the same amount of shots on net at this time of year, but goalies like Boston's Jeremy Swayman tend to swallow them.

Blame's easy to assign. Toronto's expensive stars fade when the playoffs start. Only William Nylander and Morgan Rielly approximate their usual production.

Since Tavares joined the team, Matthews tops the NHL in goals by a wide margin, while only Connor McDavid has dished more primary assists than Mitch Marner. On a per-game basis in the playoffs, those Leafs barely crack the top 20 in either category.

While Nylander missed Game 1 due to an unspecified injury, the remaining Big Four failed to convert a long 4-on-3 power play. Matthews beat Charlie McAvoy and a wandering Swayman to a loose puck but rang it off the near post. After topping out at 69 goals, none of Matthews' 22 shots in Toronto's past three games found twine.

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Swayman improved to 4-0 with a .962 save percentage against the 2023-24 Leafs. Though he's hard to beat from distance, his denial rate on high-danger chances this season ranked in the league's pedestrian 52nd percentile, per NHL EDGE. Slot shots can trouble Swayman. That said, his early kick stop thwarted Nick Robertson from close range and let Bruins rookie John Beecher respond with the opening score.

Boston's supporting cast shone Saturday. Jesper Boqvist put the puck on Beecher's tape when the fourth line struck off the rush. Morgan Geekie's screen blocked Ilya Samsonov's view of Jake DeBrusk's first power-play tally. David Pastrnak's muted night (three shots, no goals for a sixth straight game) didn't slow the onslaught.

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Series around the NHL are irresistibly dramatic. The Battle of Florida between the Panthers and Lightning starts Sunday. Out west, the Kings will get a third straight crack at the powerhouse Oilers. But nothing compares to Leafs against Bruins. Boston infamously vanquished Toronto in Game 7s in 2013, 2018, and 2019 - once in a blowout and twice by erasing third-period deficits.

Old-timers recall that the Bruins have won six straight playoff matchups with the Leafs going back to 1969. That was shortly after Bobby Orr's NHL debut. If the stars don't score, another opportunity will slip away.

Nick Faris is a features writer at theScore.

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Following a strong debut season that'll likely earn him the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie, Chicago Blackhawks phenom Connor Bedard is already thinking about where he can improve for Year 2.

"Obviously, I want to get faster," he told reporters Saturday. "In the gym, more explosive probably, a little stronger for puck battles and netfront, little things like that. ... I'm gonna work on trying to create more offense. ... That creativity of playing the game and having fun."

Bedard already showed off plenty of offensive prowess with his Auston Matthews-inspired shot, clever passes, and a Michigan goal scored in December.

The 2023 first overall pick amassed 22 goals and 61 points in 68 outings to secure the best season by a Blackhawks rookie since Artemi Panarin in 2015-16, though the Russian wasn't a teenager at the time like Bedard.

The 18-year-old missed 14 games with a fractured jaw after taking a hit from New Jersey Devils defenseman Brendan Smith, but Bedard made it clear that he's not going to "shy away from trying to make something happen."

"I got blown up a decent amount this year. I'm gonna get hit a lot, it's hockey, it's a contact sport, so I'm not afraid of that," Bedard added.

He was a tough critic of his own game prior to the Blackhawks' last game of the season on Thursday.

"Personally, I think I was OK a lot," he said. "Maybe not as good as I hoped."

"I hope I'm better (next season), of course," he added. "I'll do everything I can throughout the summer to try to make that happen, but actions speak a lot louder than words."

Bedard pointed to his defensive play and faceoffs as other areas of improvement. He was a team-worst minus-44 on the season and won just 38.9% of his draws.

"An improved Connor Bedard is a scary thought," Blackhawks veteran Nick Foligno said Friday, per the Chicago Sun-Times' Ben Pope.

The Blackhawks ranked 31st in the league this season with a 23-53-6 record. Though it was a frustrating year, it left Bedard feeling more appreciative of Chicago's supporters.

"I couldn't be more grateful for everything this year that the fans did. ... (Patrick) Kane and (Jonathan) Toews were here for a long time, and with them not being here this year and (the fans) embracing us the way they did, it was incredible," Bedard said.

He added, "We know it was a tough year, but the support we got throughout never wavered. ... It exceeded my expectations by a long way, and my expectations were pretty high."

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It took Dan Bylsma only 49 games to accomplish what some coaches never get to do: lift the Stanley Cup. When Bylsma replaced Michel Therrien with 25 games left in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2008-09 regular season, he was the youngest head coach in the league and a first-time NHL bench boss. But a Game 7 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the final capped the team's subsequent turnaround and put Bylsma in a rare club of rookie NHL coaches to win a Stanley Cup.

No one has joined those ranks since. Bylsma is also one of two rookie head coaches to win it all after being a midseason replacement. However, two coaches enter this postseason looking to join Bylsman in that select club. The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings both turned to NHL coaching neophytes following disappointing starts to the campaign, and they'll face each other in the playoff's opening round starting Monday.

The Oilers finished 46-18-5 under Kris Knoblauch, who the club brought aboard after Jay Woodcroft started 3-9-1. This will be Edmonton's sixth postseason with the league's best player, Connor McDavid, leading the way. The Oilers are hoping Knoblauch has the secret to get them back to the final for the first time since 2006. On the other side, the Kings were 21-12-1 under Jim Hiller after dismissing Todd McLellan in February.

At 53 years old, Bylsma has 15 years of hindsight to reflect on the 2009 season. Following his successful debut, Byslma became the winningest coach in Penguins history and earned the Jack Adams Award in 2011. Currently the head coach of the AHL's Coachella Valley Firebirds, he led the Seattle Kraken's affiliate to Game 7 of the 2023 Calder Cup Finals, losing the championship in overtime. The Firebirds topped the AHL's Pacific Division in the 2023-24 regular season.

When Byslma looks back at that storied run with the Penguins in 2009, the first thing that comes to mind is how fleeting those days were. "In retrospect, it really was such a short period," he said.

But it didn't feel that way while he was going through it. "It's a lot of tension, and there's a lot of emotional roller-coaster rides.

Dan Bylsma lifts the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009 Dave Reginek / NHL / Getty Images

"I was 38 at the time, and I hadn't been a head coach for very long at all," Bylsma said. His first shot at the top position was for the Penguins' AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre, working the initial 55 games for the club in the 2008-09 season. "From that standpoint, getting a team with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and getting them in a difficult position where they're out of the playoffs, it was a drinking-from-a-firehose experience."

What Bylsma remembers from those early days is both the privilege and pressure. The Penguins had a stunning amount of talent, boasting a roster that included Crosby and Malkin in their early 20s, future Hall of Fame goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and defenseman Kris Letang, an eventual All-Star. The squad fell short in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final the previous year against the Red Wings.

"That was a team that maybe had not met expectations to that point," Bylsma said. "But it was a good team with good players, and you don't get that opportunity very often."

The replacements

The NHL favors re-hiring coaches with experience, but it's not uncommon for rookie bench bosses to get their shot when things are going wrong. "Many times, the opportunity to be a coach in the NHL is coming because the team's not in a great spot," Bylsma said. After starting the 2008-09 season 27-25-5 under Therrien, the Penguins sat 10th in the Eastern Conference. With 25 games left to salvage a playoff spot, general manager Ray Shero pivoted to Byslma on Feb. 16.

"When the coaching change was made, we were a long way out of the playoff picture," Bylsma said. "The expectation wasn't necessarily that we had a Stanley Cup team in the dressing room; it was that we were fighting to get into the playoffs to get a chance to do that."

Knowing someone just lost their job can alter a locker room. "Changing the coach hits the players in a unique way," Bylsma said. "I think they all feel some responsibility in the fact that they were the demise of the coach. I think that slap in the face is felt throughout the room, and - whether you call that a reset or not - it gives them some perspective about how they have to change as well.

"I think you get a response from the players because, to a man, they feel somewhat responsible for the situation the team is in with the coach. That's a reflective moment."

Bylsma behind the bench during his first game as Penguins head coach on Feb. 16, 2009 Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

It's up to the new bench boss to do his part to capitalize on that energy change. "You're charged with guiding them and getting them into the playoffs," Bylsma said. "It was a difficult situation, but one I was prepared for."

In the Penguins' case, the results came quickly. "As I remember, we certainly started winning a lot of hockey games rather immediately," he said. The team finished 18-3-4 in Bylsma's 25 regular-season contests and lost only once in regulation in 13 matchups in March. Pittsburgh rose to fourth in the standings to set up a first-round matchup with the cross-state rival Philadelphia Flyers. The second round featured the first Crosby-Alex Ovechkin playoff meeting.

Beyond mindset, systems shifts are a midseason replacement coach's best tool. "You're always looking at what you would do differently without voicing that all the time," said Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy, who replaced Claude Julien on the Boston Bruins' bench in the 2016-17 season. He wasn't a rookie then but hadn't held an NHL head coaching job in 13 years and was looking for a second chance.

"I think when (I took over), there were some things in my head I thought we could do differently that might help the team, and that was just having our DNA a little more involved offensively," Cassidy said.

Those opportunities for coaches are so rare that the only thing Cassidy would change about that first year back as an NHL head coach is simple: "I think I would enjoy the moment a little more sometimes. I think when you're getting your second opportunity, you're so caught up in hockey that you always compartmentalize certain things."

The Kings' Jim Hiller coached his first NHL game on Feb. 10, which they won 4-0 against Edmonton Juan Ocampo / NHL / Getty Images

The same could be said for rookie coaches in a similar position. Bylsma's 2009 Penguins were grinding from the day he arrived. "Sometimes they say your team needs to be playing its best hockey when it comes to the playoff time, but we were continually pushing and fighting and scratching and clawing to get into the playoffs, and that carried over," he said. "It carried over to the start of the playoffs and throughout our playoff run."

By the time it was over, the Penguins had secured hockey's top prize, and a 21-year-old Crosby became the youngest captain of a Stanley Cup-winning team.

History repeats itself

A modest parallel to Pittsburgh's situation could be brewing in Edmonton this postseason. Oilers general manager Ken Holland made his coaching change quickly rather than in the last third of the season, but Edmonton boasts a generational superstar and owns the league's best record since making the switch ahead of its 14th game.

Although Knoblauch has a relationship with McDavid as his junior coach in Erie, coming into a team with an established roster as a rookie coach can be challenging. "It's not easy," Oilers forward Zach Hyman said. "I think the key is just to be yourself."

Kris Knoblauch shakes hands with Leon Draisaitl during morning skate before the rookie coach's first game behind the bench for the Oilers on Nov. 13 Andy Devlin / NHL / Getty Images

Beyond that, any rookie coach looking to go far needs to mentally prepare to dig in for the long haul. "Over the course of my time in that year of '09, we rode a lot of ups and downs. The playoffs are long and arduous if you are going to win the Stanley Cup," Bylsma said.

He remembered a piece of advice given to him by Mario Lemieux in 2009 when the Penguins trailed the Capitals 0-2 in the Eastern Conference semifinal: "It's a long two months; stay with the process." Pittsburgh won the next three and earned a decisive 6-2 victory on the road in Game 7.

If Bylsma were to go back in time, that'd be the advice he'd repeat to himself. As short as it is in hindsight, it's long when you're living it - especially if you're lucky enough to go all the way.

"I had my head in my hands when he said that to me," Bylsma said. "It turned out to be prophetic. It was a long two and a half months, but I would tell myself to stay with the process, stay with the plan, and ride it out."

Jolene Latimer is a features writer for theScore

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- 21 Apr 2024

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The Toronto Maple Leafs were without star winger William Nylander for their 5-1 defeat to the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round series Saturday night.

The 27-year-old experienced some discomfort when he woke up Thursday, one day after the Leafs' final regular-season game, reports TSN's Chris Johnston.

Nylander didn't attend Friday's practice or Saturday's optional morning skate.

He skated in all 82 games for Toronto this campaign, registering 40 goals and a career-high 98 points. He represented the Maple Leafs at the 2024 All-Star Game in February for the first time in his career.

This was just the second time Nylander has missed a game because of an injury in his nine-year NHL career. He sat out of a clash against the Washington Capitals in November 2016 with an upper-body ailment.

Nylander has posted 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) in 50 playoff games since his debut in 2015-16, good for the third most on the team behind Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.

He put up two goals and seven points in 14 games during two previous playoff series against the Bruins in 2018 and 2019.

Bobby McMann also sat out Game 1 for the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He missed the final two contests in the regular season with what the club called a lower-body injury.

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theScore's picks for the 2023-24 NHL Awards
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Somehow, we've already reached the end of the regular season. That jarring fact means it's time to look back on the 82-game slate and pick who we think should win the NHL's six major annual awards. So our editors - Kyle Cushman, Mike Dickson, Kayla Douglas, Josh Gold-Smith, Sean O'Leary, and Josh Wegman - did exactly that.

We've been ranking four of these (Hart, Norris, Vezina, and Calder) monthly, so just like last year, the votes from the editors responsible for those honors are worth double the standard amount. We denoted those editors using asterisks in the charts.

Aside from the expert votes, the regular point system applies. That's three points for first, two for second, and one for third. Also, remember these are not actual award votes, which would be submitted to the PHWA. We simply created our own hypothetical ballots for this exercise.

Here's how our crew voted:

Jack Adams Award

Jeff Vinnick / National Hockey League / Getty
Place Head coach Voting Points
1 Rick Tocchet 16
2 Andrew Brunette 12
T3 Kris Knoblauch 3
T3 Jim Montgomery 3
T5 Peter DeBoer 1
T5 Peter Laviolette 1
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman Brunette Tocchet DeBoer
Dickson Tocchet Brunette Knoblauch
Douglas Tocchet Knoblauch Brunette
Gold-Smith Brunette Tocchet Montgomery
O'Leary Tocchet Brunette Laviolette
Wegman Tocchet Montgomery Brunette

Tocchet deserves credit for surprisingly guiding his Vancouver Canucks to the Pacific Division title about 16 months after replacing the fired Bruce Boudreau. He inherited a talented squad, but it still greatly exceeded expectations in his first full campaign behind Vancouver's bench.

Brunette has less to work with on the Nashville Predators, so it's no wonder he nearly matched Tocchet in our voting. Brunette and general manager Barry Trotz famously forbade their players from seeing U2 at The Sphere during a February stop in Las Vegas. Nashville went 14-0-2 in 16 games after that and completely turned around its season.

Knoblauch resurrected the Edmonton Oilers upon taking over in mid-November (though he also inherited a good team featuring two of the best players in the league). Montgomery - the reigning winner of this award - kept the Patrice Bergeron-less Boston Bruins competitive.

Selke Trophy

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Place Player Voting Points
1 Aleksander Barkov 18
2 Auston Matthews 7
T3 Roope Hintz 3
T3 Nick Suzuki 3
T5 Anze Kopitar 2
5 Jordan Staal 2
6 Sam Reinhart 1
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman Barkov Matthews Suzuki
Dickson Barkov Suzuki Reinhart
Douglas Barkov Kopitar Hintz
Gold-Smith Barkov Matthews Hintz
O'Leary Barkov J. Staal Matthews
Wegman Barkov Matthews Hintz

Barkov wins unanimously here in what would be his second Selke triumph in the last four seasons. The Florida Panthers captain is always in the conversation for this honor, as he's been one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL for nearly a decade.

Matthews' defensive game has dramatically improved over the last few seasons, and only Evgeni Malkin had more takeaways than the Toronto Maple Leafs sniper among NHL skaters in 2023-24. Matthews has never been a Selke finalist, but he deserves to be one this time.

Hintz, Suzuki, Kopitar, Staal, and Reinhart round out our downballot votes, and a case can be made for any of them to finish third. Each forward has demonstrated defensive prowess while contributing to varying degrees offensively.

Calder Trophy

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Place Player Voting Points
1 Connor Bedard 20
2 Brock Faber 12
3 Luke Hughes 7
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman Bedard Faber L. Hughes
Dickson Bedard Faber L. Hughes
Douglas* Bedard Faber L. Hughes
Gold-Smith Bedard Faber L. Hughes
O'Leary Bedard Faber L. Hughes
Wegman Faber Bedard L. Hughes

This one might've been unanimous had Bedard not missed 14 games with a broken jaw, but Faber deserves praise for playing the final two months with broken ribs. However, it's hard to argue Bedard isn't worthy of claiming the Calder. Despite missing time, the Chicago Blackhawks phenom still led all rookies in goals (22), assists (39), and points (61).

It's also impressive that Faber and Hughes tied for second among the class in points (47) considering they're defensemen, and the Minnesota Wild blue-liner logged nearly 25 minutes per game (24:58) to top all rookie skaters. The New Jersey Devils rearguard helped quarterback his team's power play and recorded over 21 minutes per contest.

Norris Trophy

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Place Player Voting Points
1 Quinn Hughes 21
2 Roman Josi 12
3 Cale Makar 6
T4 Evan Bouchard 1
T4 Adam Fox 1
T4 Miro Heiskanen 1
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman Q. Hughes Josi Fox
Dickson Q. Hughes Makar Bouchard
Douglas Q. Hughes Josi Makar
Gold-Smith Q. Hughes Josi Makar
O'Leary Q. Hughes Josi Heiskanen
Wegman* Q. Hughes Josi Makar

Luke's brother, Quinn, had himself a season that rightfully earns him first-place votes across the board here. The Canucks defenseman led all NHLers at the position in assists (75), points (92), and even-strength points (54) while tying for 10th among the league's skaters in average ice time (24:41).

Josi topped all blue-liners in goals (23) and shots on goal (268) and ranked third in points (85). That's a commendable campaign for a player who turns 34 on June 1, especially since his analytic figures were also favorable.

Makar - who, like Josi, has won the Norris before - had a very good 2023-24, even by his lofty standards. Considering the dominance of his two aforementioned counterparts, it feels right that our crew collectively tabbed Makar as the third-place finisher.

Vezina Trophy

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Place Player Voting Points
1 Connor Hellebuyck 21
2 Thatcher Demko 13
3 Sergei Bobrovsky 7
4 Jacob Markstrom 1
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman Hellebuyck Demko Markstrom
Dickson Hellebuyck Demko Bobrovsky
Douglas Hellebuyck Demko Bobrovsky
Gold-Smith Hellebuyck Demko Bobrovsky
O'Leary* Hellebuyck Demko Bobrovsky
Wegman Hellebuyck Bobrovsky Demko

Everyone in our crew agrees on this one, and with good reason. Hellebuyck is a lock to be a finalist for the fourth time in his career and should take home the hardware for the second time after winning it in 2019-20. The Winnipeg Jets goaltender led all NHL netminders who played at least 28 games in save percentage (.921) while ranking third in games played (60) and second in victories (37).

Hellebuyck also led the league by wide margins in goals saved above expected (32.81) and goals saved above average (29.77) at five-on-five. Demko finished second to the Jets goalie among qualified netminders in save percentage (.918) with just two fewer wins while playing nine fewer games.

Bobrovsky showed few signs of decline at age 35, winning 36 contests in 58 appearances. He posted a .915 save percentage and tied for the league lead with six shutouts.

Hart Trophy

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Place Player Voting Points
1 Nathan MacKinnon 20
2 Auston Matthews 12
3 Connor McDavid 7
4 Nikita Kucherov 3
Editor 1st 2nd 3rd
Cushman MacKinnon Matthews McDavid
Dickson MacKinnon Matthews Kucherov
Douglas MacKinnon Kucherov McDavid
Gold-Smith* MacKinnon Matthews McDavid
O'Leary MacKinnon McDavid Matthews
Wegman Matthews MacKinnon McDavid

MacKinnon has come up short numerous times in past MVP races, but he's made it abundantly clear that this should be his year. The Colorado Avalanche superstar led all NHL skaters in standings points above replacement, wins above replacement, and goals above replacement this season. His expected goals for and scoring for percentages were superb, and his conventional stats were sublime.

Matthews fell short of 70 goals, but his 69 tallies were the most by an NHLer since Mario Lemieux notched the same number in 1995-96. Given his exceptional offensive exploits and his success on the defensive end, the American center would be a worthy Hart runner-up.

McDavid managed to post 100 assists in 2023-24 despite missing six games, and Kucherov did the same. The Tampa Bay Lightning winger led the NHL with 144 points, but he collected 53 of those on the power play, and his above-replacement numbers weren't as strong as his three competitors here. Matthews and McDavid rank second and third, respectively, in all three (SPAR, WAR, and GAR), which illustrates their elite all-around play.

(Analytics sources: Natural Stat Trick, Evolving Hockey)

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Heading into the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, theScore's Kyle Cushman, Kayla Douglas, Mike Dickson, Josh Gold-Smith, John Matisz, Sean O'Leary, and Josh Wegman make their picks for the first round, conference finals, Stanley Cup Final, and Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

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The Panthers managed to squeak into the playoffs last season before going on a Stanley Cup Final run. This time, they enter as the top seed in the Atlantic looking to build from last year's success. Our editors expect Florida to get revenge on its in-state rivals after the Lightning swept the Panthers in the second round in 2022, with just one editor thinking Tampa Bay can find some of its former postseason magic.

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The Maple Leafs finally made it out of the first round for the first time in nearly two decades in 2023. Now they again meet a team that's caused them so much heartache. The Bruins won all four meetings between the two during the regular season, and the majority of our editors see that trend continuing in the playoffs. However, everyone expects this series to go long.

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The Capitals have a date with the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers after earning their postseason berth in their final game of the season with a little help from the Flyers. The 23-point differential between Washington and New York is the largest of any of the eight opening-round matchups. Our editors don't forsee the Rangers facing too much of a test.

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In a rematch of last season's first round that saw the Hurricanes oust the Islanders in six games, we don't predict much of a difference a year later. As with the other Metro Division series, our editors have made a unanimous selection.

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The Stars captured the top spot in the West with one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. For their reward, they get the defending champs as their opening opponent. These two met in last year's Western Conference Final, with Vegas emerging as the victor in six games on the way to its first Stanley Cup win. While our editors feel a close series is likely, the majority expects Dallas to take it this time.

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The 2022 Stanley Cup champions were disappointed with their first-round exit to the Kraken last year, but the Avalanche are back looking for their second title in three years. However, the Jets enter the series with home-ice advantage after the second-best regular season in franchise history. Despite a potential Game 7 in Winnipeg, our editors mostly expect an Avalanche victory in a lengthy series.

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While the Canucks got off to a blazing start in 2023-24, it's the Predators who come into the postseason red-hot after being written off at the trade deadline. Vancouver and Nashville present the most evenly split matchup of the first round, with four of our seven editors picking the Preds to take the series and everyone predicting it to go at least six games.

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The Kings and Oilers meet in the first round for the third consecutive season, and just like the last two years, our editors see Edmonton taking the series. With the history between these two, and the Oilers winning three of the four regular-season games, this series marks the third unanimous selection of the first round.

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Most of our editors have the Hurricanes making a return trip this season, with more than half predicting Carolina as the East's representative in the Stanley Cup. Five editors see the Canes' conference final opponent last year, the Panthers, also making it back. However, only two see Florida making it back to the Cup final.

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The Stars and Oilers appear to be the most popular picks to reach the West final, with all seven editors selecting Edmonton to emerge from the Pacific Division. Despite that, Dallas has the edge among our editors in actually making the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in five years.

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There's no true consensus among our editors on who'll lift Lord Stanley's mug this year, with the Oilers (three), Stars (two), and Hurricanes (two) all receiving multiple votes. A Dallas-Carolina matchup appears to be the favorite to be the Cup final, with each team picked four times to reach the final. However, is this finally the first time since 1993 that a Canadian team wins the Cup?

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McDavid and, in perhaps a bit of a surprise, Guentzel are the only two players to be selected by multiple editors to win playoff MVP. While the McDavid (or Draisaitl) selection is a pretty obvious pick if you think Edmonton will win the Cup for the first time since 1990, Guentzel has put up 25 points in 17 games since being dealt from Pittsburgh to Carolina. If the Hurricanes are to win it all, they'll need their deadline acquisition to have a big impact.

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Avalanche's Drouin out for 1st round with lower-body injury
- 20 Apr 2024

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Colorado Avalanche forward Jonathan Drouin will miss the entire first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets with a lower-body injury, the team announced Saturday.

Drouin scored 19 goals and a career-high 56 points in 79 games this season as he rekindled chemistry with junior teammate Nathan MacKinnon.

The 29-year-old left Colorado's regular-season finale Thursday and didn't return. The Avalanche were already locked into a matchup against the Jets.

Here’s what’s knocked out Jonathan Drouin. Didn’t look too bad, but guess we’ll see. Hope it’s just precautionary #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/oYJ0LAtvZp

— x - Mile High Hockey (@MileHighHockey) April 19, 2024

The Colorado-Winnipeg series commences Sunday. Should the series go the distance, Game 7 is scheduled for May 4.

Drouin has played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs three times, most recently in 2020 with the Montreal Canadiens. He has six goals and 21 points in 33 career postseason contests.

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Markstrom: 'I don't know' where I'll play next season
- 20 Apr 2024

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After hearing his name in several trade rumors this season, Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom said he isn't sure what his future holds.

"I don't know," he told reporters Friday. "What I do know, and what I tell you guys every day, is I love winning hockey games. ... And I know everyone in that locker room wants to win hockey games, too. That's pretty much where my head is at right now."

The Flames had a fire sale this campaign, parting ways with pending free agents Nikita Zadorov, Elias Lindholm, Chris Tanev, and Noah Hanifin.

Though Markstrom has two seasons left on his deal with a cap hit of $6 million and a no-move clause, the New Jersey Devils reportedly wanted to acquire the veteran ahead of the deadline and appear interested in taking another run at him in the offseason.

Flames general manager Craig Conroy was noncommittal when asked if he envisions Markstrom being on the team in 2024-25, saying "time will tell with everything we're doing."

Calgary is currently carrying three goalies - Markstrom, the injured Dan Vladar, and youngster Dustin Wolf - but Conroy said it's "tough to say" if that will still be the case come September.

In early March, Markstrom said his situation "could've been handled a lot different from up top." The Swede revealed Friday that he addressed his team the morning after making those comments.

"I wanted them to know everything that's going on and how I feel and what I was pointing at," he explained. "I love every single player on the team and I love the coaching staff. ... This is my home and has been for four years. I've got great relationships, and I take pride in who I am as a person."

Markstrom added that he thinks there's no tension between him and management, while Conroy said they had a "cordial" chat.

The Flames missed the playoffs for the second straight season, but Markstrom had a strong campaign. He ranked third among all netminders in goals saved above expected at all strengths (28.93), per Evolving-Hockey, and ranked among the best in high-danger save percentage (.868) at five-on-five, according to Natural Stat Trick.

However, all the 34-year-old cared about was his 23-23-2 record.

"Obviously, (I was a) .500 goalie. ... It's not where I want to be, I want to be still playing and win a lot more games than half of the ones I've played," he said.

Markstrom owns a career .907 save percentage and 105 wins in 213 appearances as a Flame.

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Groundhog days: Leafs hope grand plan works - this time
- 20 Apr 2024

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It's tempting to say that the Toronto Maple Leafs, as another postseason looms, are at an inflection point.

It's tempting to say that because the Leafs have been in Cup-run-or-bust mode for years now. April often seems like an inflection point. It's just no longer true.

From the point when former general manager Kyle Dubas built his roster around four elite and expensive forwards, every spring has felt like a test case of that model. Could a team with almost half its salary cap allotted to four high-end skill guys assemble enough talent elsewhere to go on a deep playoff run?

Even though the Leafs kept losing in the first round of the playoffs, the answer to that question from the front office appeared to be: Maybe. That is, it kept resisting calls to trade one of the star forwards, preferring to run the same core version of the roster back again, even as coaches and goalies were changed. The Leafs having a sad early spring exit was about as reliable as the Arizona Coyotes' arena drama.

Last season, they finally got over the hump by knocking off the Tampa Bay Lightning, only to pratfall in a second-round gentlemen's sweep by the Florida Panthers. Surely things would be shaken up. If not a smashing of the nuclear button, at least a controlled demolition. Except the only fundamental change came in the front office, with Dubas leaving even though team president Brendan Shanahan wanted to bring him back.

New GM Brad Treliving wasn't in the job long before he effectively endorsed the Dubas model, eschewing a shakeup and instead making changes on the roster's periphery. Auston Matthews signed for four more years. William Nylander re-upped for eight more seasons after this one.

And so, as the Leafs enter the playoffs, the stakes seem strangely low. They could easily get bounced in the first round again, which would set off an understandable round of exasperated groaning and hair-pulling among the team's fans, Toronto-area sports bars, and the executive suites at Rogers and Sportsnet. An eighth straight playoff disappointment is entirely within the range of possibilities.

It's just hard to see how that would lead to much of a reckoning, even if the fan base sharpens its pitchforks and local media lights its torches. Matthews and Nylander just signed those extensions, and had career years. Mitch Marner may be considered a prime trade asset, a star winger entering the walk year of his contract, except for the fact his deal has a full no-movement clause that kicked in last summer. John Tavares also has one year left on his contract, also has a NMC, and has less trade value to begin with, as he turns 34 in September and is no longer a point-per-game player.

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Barring an extraordinary unforeseen development, today's Maple Leafs will look a lot like next fall's Maple Leafs, no matter what happens over the next two months - or two weeks if it goes poorly. If Shanahan and Treliving were going to give up on the Dubas model, they needed to do so sooner than now.

Marner said it himself last summer, explaining that Treliving reached out within days of landing the Leafs job to give his blessing to the roster he inherited.

"Brad came in and defended us all, really, and our team," Marner said. "It meant a lot to all of us to come in and do that."

It also meant a lot to Leafs fans who were desperate to see one of the star forwards moved.

Of course, the Leafs could make all of the preceding moot by actually going on the long playoff run that's so far eluded them. Matthews is scoring like he's shooting at a net 10 feet wide and Nylander, after an incandescent start to the year, has smashed his previous best points total. Marner missed time with a bum ankle but has been his usual dangerous self when healthy. Tavares has even taken on more of a shutdown role, which isn't normally what's asked of an $11-million center but may well be the best use of that salary.

But the talent of those four was undeniable last year, too. And the year before that, and before that, and you see where I'm going here. Whether they advance will likely come down again to the vagaries of playoff hockey. Will they run into a hot goalie? Will they be bailed out by their own hot goalie? Will they get enough scoring from their stars? Will they get enough big games from the assorted players Treliving assembled on the cheap to supplement the Big Four? If these questions sound familiar to you, it’s because they're the same questions asked around this time for years now.

And they're the same questions likely to be asked this time next April, too.

Scott Stinson is a contributing writer to theScore.

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The 1990 playoff plot twist that went from disappointment to destiny
- 20 Apr 2024

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Playoff disappointment came to the Penguins, Flyers, and Red Wings this week, but sometimes those clouds part quickly.

Pittsburgh is out for the second straight year in the Sidney Crosby era, and the New York Islanders squeaked in as the No. 3 team in the Metropolitan Division. The same scenario happened in 1990, but Pittsburgh's short-term disappointment turned into a franchise-altering opportunity.

In that Islanders era, the team was trying to rekindle the magic of its run of four consecutive Stanley Cup victories in the 1980s and reinstalled coach Al Arbour behind the bench midway through the previous season.

"We were just a young team, just trying to figure ourselves out," says Glenn Healy, who was in his first season with the Islanders and is now the president and executive director of the NHL Alumni Association. "We were all trying to make the league or stay in the league."

Glenn Healy clears the puck for the Islanders in March 1990 Mitchell Layton / Getty Images

New York still had a chance to make the playoffs on the final day. The Islanders took care of their business by beating Philadelphia 6-2 to reach 73 points in the standings. If Buffalo, riding in second place in the Prince of Wales Conference, could pull out a win against Mario Lemieux's Penguins, who had 72 points, New York would be in. Islanders players crammed into the bowels of the Nassau Coliseum to watch their fate unfold on TV.

"We didn't have your vaulted television rooms where you can watch team videos and watch tape," Healy says. "We were in this tiny room. It, maybe, sat six comfortably. It had a couch, a chair, and a coffee maker."

He guesses there were about 27 grown men crowded together, hanging on every play. The anticipation and tension were palpable.

The game was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation after Lemieux scored early in the third period. With no shootout back then, a tie would've been enough to put Pittsburgh into the playoffs.

"Both teams were mailing it in," Healy says. "The season was basically over for both. The clock was ticking and our hopes were going with it."

A minute into overtime, seemingly out of nowhere, Buffalo defenseman Uwe Krupp put a shot on net from just inside the blue line. Shockingly, it got by Penguins goalie Tom Barrasso.

"The entire room erupted," Healy says. "Imagine the euphoria of 27 guys all in a room, jumping up and down. We were a playoff-bound team. It was the first time for a lot of those guys to be in the Stanley Cup playoffs."

The Islanders lost in Round 1 against the Rangers, but they had reversed their recent decline that saw them finish with the fewest points in the NHL in 1988-89. It was a pyrrhic victory, though. They didn't know it then, but the biggest twist was still to come.

Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr stand with the Stanley Cup, early 1990s. The Pens won the championship trophy in 1991 and 1992 Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

That overtime loss to Buffalo may have pushed the Penguins out of the playoffs, but it also moved them ahead of the Islanders in the draft order. Only five teams missed the playoffs in the 21-team NHL, so Pittsburgh had the fifth pick while the Islanders had the sixth.

The Penguins used the selection on another generational player to skate alongside Lemieux. Jaromir Jagr went on to play 1,733 NHL games, make seven All-Star appearances, and win two Stanley Cups. The Islanders, meanwhile, selected Scott Scissons, who played just three games due to injuries.

"That's why you tune in, right?" Healy says. "It's not wrestling. I kind of know at the end of Titanic, the ship gets hit with an iceberg. I don't even need to watch the movie, I figured that out. But sports isn't that way."

Jolene Latimer is a features writer at theScore

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Wild's Faber played with broken ribs for 2 months
- 20 Apr 2024

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Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin made a rather startling revelation about Brock Faber as he met with the media Friday for the final time this season.

"Brock's been playing with fractured ribs for two months," Guerin said. "That's the type of kid he is. He never complained ... he could've been out of the lineup a number of times, and he just wasn't."

"I'll take him with one rib," Wild head coach John Hynes joked.

Earlier on Friday, Faber told reporters he's skipping the upcoming World Championship due to injuries.

Faber excelled as a rookie despite the injury. He led all players in the class in average ice time, logging 24:58 per contest - three and a half minutes more than fellow Calder Trophy contender Luke Hughes. Faber tied Connor Bedard for first among rookies in assists (39) and matched Hughes for second among the group in points (47).

Guerin praised the 21-year-old Wild blue-liner Friday for earning a critical role in his first NHL campaign.

"He has emerged as a top-pairing defenseman - he was our top defenseman this year," the GM said. "That is an unbelievably good thing for our organization going forward."

The Wild acquired Faber from the Los Angeles Kings along with a first-round pick (which they used to select Swedish forward Liam Ohgren) for winger Kevin Fiala in June 2022. The Kings drafted him 45th overall two years earlier.

Faber was born in the Wild's home state and played three seasons at the University of Minnesota, captaining the team in 2022-23 and leading it to the NCAA championship game.

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