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THN Now: Eliminations on the Line

Mike Stephens looks back at an intense night of action on Wednesday and previews what will be a wild Thursday evening with four teams fighting for their playoff lives.


THN Now: Will the First Domino Fall in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Mike Stephens looks at how Sunday's games worked out, the firing of Barry Trotz and looks ahead to Monday's action, which could see the first elimination of the playoffs.


THN Now: Everything is Evening Out

Mike Stephens breaks down the four matchups from an exciting night of hockey on Thursday and previews what's up ahead leading into the weekend.


THN Now: A Mixed Bag of Everything

Mike Stephens looks back at a crazy night of action on the second day of the Stanley Cup playoffs, including a triple-overtime affair, a major blowout, a one-goal game and a tight night in Florida. He also previews all of Wednesday's matchups.


The Hockey News Now: The Fun Has Just Begun

Mike Stephens takes a look at what happened on the opening night of the Stanley Cup playoffs and looks ahead at another busy four-game slate on Wednesday.


Lightning Need to Carry Confidence Into Game 2

Tampa Bay didn't look out of place in Game 1 with a big victory. Diandra Loux joined Steven Ellis to talk about the Lightning's top performers and how they can keep the momentum alive ahead of Wednesday's bout in Florida.


The Hockey News Now: One Down, One to Go

With the Montreal Canadiens off to the Stanley Cup final, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning are set to battle to decide who'll meet with the Habs next week. Steven Ellis and Avry Lewis-McDougall preview what to expect in Game 7.


Can the Montreal Canadiens Advance to the Final?

The Canadiens are in a spot to advance to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1993. Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli break down that game, plus what happened in the overtime thriller between New York and Tampa Bay.


The Pressure is on for Habs, Golden Knights

The series is tied at two apiece, and with momentum shifting game-to-game, there isn't a clear Game 5 favorite. Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli break down Tuesday's contest and the Islanders' massive 8-0 loss to Tampa Bay.


The Stanley Cup Playoffs Have Been Anything But Boring

The Islanders and Lightning series has been tremendous so far, highlighted by an exciting end to Game 4. Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens preview Monday's action, plus talk about the elephant in the room from Sunday.


The Hockey News Now: Habs, Golden Knights Looking for Series Lead

The series is tied up at one apiece, and now the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights will look for anything possible to get an advantage at the Bell Centre. Steven Ellis and Avry Lewis-McDougall preview that game and what the Lightning right on Thursday.


The Hockey News Now: Habs Even Series, Islanders, Lightning Looking for Edge

The Islanders have started each of their playoff series' down 2-1. Can they avoid that this time around, or will it be a good luck charm? Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli break down that contest, plus Montreal's win over Vegas on Wednesday.


The Hockey News Now: Who Needs to Step Up for the Habs?

The Montreal Canadiens don't have the same scoring depth as the Golden Knights, so they'll need to figure out other ways to win Game 2. Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens preview that game, plus look at what happened to the New York Islanders on Tuesday evening.

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Lightning Simply Need More in Game 2

The Lightning hope to tie the series up against the Islanders, but they need a more complete effort to make it happen. Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli preview tonight's game, and recap what happened between the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights.


The Hockey News Now: Tough Task Ahead for Colorado Avalanche

The Presidents' Trophy winners find themselves on the brink of elimination against the Vegas Golden Knights. Can the Avs force Game 7? Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli discuss that and the end of the Bruins, Islanders series.


The Hockey News Now: Bruins the Next Team to Fight Elimination

A night after the Hurricanes' season ended early, the Bruins look to avoid the same fight in their bout against the New York Islanders. Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens break down tonight's game, the Hurricanes' post-season and Nazem Kadri's impact on the Avalanche.


The Hockey News Now: Hurricanes Look to Stay Alive

It's do-or-die now for the Carolina Hurricanes, despite keeping things close with Tampa Bay the entire time. Plus, Montreal advances, Islanders fight off a comeback effort and Vegas and Colorado look to find a new series leader.


The Hockey News Now: Vegas on the Chase

The Vegas Golden Knights find themselves on the outside looking in heading into Game 3. How can they battle back? Steven Ellis and Avry Lewis-McDougall discuss that, the Mark Scheifele suspension and more.


The Hockey News Now: Habs, Jets Start With a Bang

Montreal and Winnipeg kicked things off on Wednesday, but the focus wasn't on the game itself. Plus, the Hurricanes need a big game on Thursday, the Islanders and Bruins look for someone to take over and Vegas finds themselves in a deep hole.


The Hockey News Now: There's Nothing Like Game 7

After a thrilling Game 7 between Vegas and Minnesota, Montreal and Toronto are set to close out the first round in style. Steven Ellis and Nick Emanuelli have that, and more, in today's roundup of the biggest hockey stories.


Canes Advance and Wild, Golden Knights Ready for Big Clash

The Nashville Predators are done, the Canadiens force Game 6 and the Wild and Golden Knights are set for Game 7. Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens have all that and more, including a preview of Game 1 between the Islanders and Bruins.


The Hockey News Now: Do-Or-Die Time for Habs, Preds

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers are done, and the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators are trying to avoid a similar fate on Thursday.


The Hockey News Now: Panthers, Wild Hoping to Survive

Has the Montreal, Toronto series lived up to the hype? Can the Wild and Panthers avoid elimination? Steven Ellis and Mike Stephens discuss the day's biggest headlines from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.