Boyle, Luongo, Staal finalists for Masterton

Devils forward Brian Boyle, Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo and Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal have been named finalist for the Bill Masterton Trophy.

Bruins’ Bergeron likely to return for Game 5

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is likely to return Saturday when Boston plays the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Auston Matthews has 2018’s top-selling jersey

Toronto star Auston Matthews had the NHL’s best-selling jersey this season, up from fourth last season.

Capitals’ Burakovsky out rest of first round

Winger Andre Burakovsky had minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and might return in the second round if the Capitals advance.

Hurricanes’ Peters resigns after four seasons

Bill Peters, who went 137-138-53 in his four seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, has resigned as head coach, the team announced.

How dangerous are the Sharks?

After quickly disposing of the Ducks, San Jose moves on to Vegas. What are the Sharks’ chances of making another run to the Stanley Cup Final?

NHL Department of Player Safety must stay consistent

Just as refs shouldn’t swallow their whistles entirely, a suspendable offense should remain so throughout the playoffs. Plus, Jersey Fouls and more.

Doughty, Hedman, Subban finalists for Norris

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators have been named finalists for the 2018 Norris Trophy.

Doughty, Hedman, Subban finalists for Norris

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators have been named finalists for the 2018 Norris Trophy.

NHL suspends Preds’ Hartman for Game 5

The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg.

NHL suspends Preds’ Hartman for Game 5

The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg.

Roundtable: Who is the greatest Penguin — Sidney Crosby or Mario Lemieux?

Sidney Crosby broke Mario Lemieux’s mark for career postseason points. Has Sid the Kid also surpassed Super Mario in the pantheon of Penguins greats?

Avs turn to G Hammond for elimination game

After holding the Predators scoreless in the third period Wednesday, Andrew Hammond will start Game 5 for the Avalanche.

Lightning’s Kucherov won’t be suspended

Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will not be suspended for his controversial hit on Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen.

Who is this year’s Ray Bourque? Odds for Cup-less vets

Just about every team has an, ahem, experienced vet on the roster looking for his first Cup ring. Which one will earn the ultimate reward?

Painted, shirtless Puddy riles up Devils crowd

Patrick Warburton, who played Puddy on “Seinfeld,” had his face painted and took off his shirt while riling up fans at the Devils’ playoff game.

Humboldt GoFundMe page raises over $15M

The GoFundMe account collecting funds for the Humboldt Broncos closed Wednesday after raising more than $15 million in less than two weeks.

Free bets on Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup? Only in Vegas

Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas are hoping to attach themselves to the excitement of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team by giving out randomized futures bets on the Golden Knights to loyalty members.

Roundtable: Trouble signs for Predators, Lightning and Blue Jackets

Even series leaders have issues. Nashville has been a bit leaky defensively, Tampa Bay is taking too many penalties and three overtime games have overtaxed Columbus’ young guns.

The Ducks’ offseason game plan

An injury-riddled season was followed by a quick playoff exit. What should the Ducks do to get better this summer?

Jets D Morrissey suspended for Staal check

Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday for cross-checking Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal.

Matthews, Marner living to answer Leafs’ prayers

This postseason, the Leafs’ young stars have each other, and that’s a lot. But is it enough to orchestrate a comeback against the Bruins?

Bruins’ Bergeron in line for record fifth Selke

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron earned his seventh straight nomination for the Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward in the NHL. Also named as finalists are Kings center Anze Kopitar and Flyers center Sean Couturier.

The Wild’s offseason game plan

It was another one-and-out in the playoffs for Minnesota. How do the Wild get over the hump? Here are keys to the summer.

Vegas now co-favorite to win Stanley Cup

The Golden Knights were long shots to win the Stanley Cup before the season, but now they’re co-favorites.

Flyers’ Couturier a game-time decision

Flyers center Sean Couturier, the team’s leading scorer in the playoffs, is a game-time decision for Wednesday after a practice collision with a teammate.

Flyers’ Couturier out G4 with lower-body injury

Flyers center Sean Couturier will not play in Wednesday night’s Game 4 at home against the Penguins due to a lower-body injury, coach Dave Hakstol said.

Regrading and re-drafting Round 1 of the 2017 NHL draft

Chris Peters looks back on June’s first-round selections and casts some new picks.

Golden Knights make history with series sweep

The Golden Knights keep making history in their inaugural season, as they became the first expansion franchise in NHL history to sweep a postseason series in its first season when they defeated the Kings on Tuesday.

The Kings’ offseason game plan

There were things to like about the Kings’ season, but ultimately they fell short. One decision looms larger than the rest this summer.