Mental toughness has made Craig Anderson the Senators' savior
The goalie can be surly and intense, which is part of what makes the steely, cerebral 36-year-old so essential to Ottawa's success.
SVP: Senators won't make Game 7 easy.
Scott Van Pelt explains why recent history gives the Senators a legitimate shot in Game 7 on the road against the Penguins.
Senators find a way to force Game 7
Struggling through injuries, blowouts and a faulty power play, the Senators somehow kept their season alive and forced a Game 7 against the defending champion Penguins.
Hoffman rips it from the top of the circle.
Mike Hoffman's third-period slap shot sneaks by Matt Murray to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead it would not relinquish.
Ottawa came through with its back against the wall on Tuesday night, but history suggests it might not matter anyway. The Senators have never won a Game 7, while the Penguins -- who will host the deciding game -- have been better than average in such situations.
Predators' postseason surge keyed by Rinne
How did Nashville go from a near also-ran to Stanley Cup finalist? A cool-handed coach and punishing D matter, but it's all come down to the longest-tenured and often overlooked Predator, goalie Pekka Rinne.
Sissons, Rinne dazzle as Nashville advances
A surprising hat trick by Colton Sissons and an all-world performance by goalie Pekka Rinne pushed the Predators to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance with a big win over the Ducks.
Sissons happy to step up in Game 6.
Colton Sissons chats with Linda Cohn about his hat trick leading the Predators to their first Stanley Cup final and being able to clinch at home.
Subban calls Nashville an 'A-market for hockey.'
P.K. Subban speaks to Linda Cohn about the ups and downs the Predators experienced during the season and praises the fans.
Pictures of the postseason
The 2017 playoffs have provided plenty of drama, from Connor McDavid's debut to a record number of overtime thrillers. Here are some of the most stunning and significant images -- so far.
Greatest recent conference finals performances
Some of hockey's biggest stars have cemented their legacies during the conference finals, including Patrick Kane's virtuoso performance in 2015 and Tuukka Rask's takeover in 2013.
Playoff agitators opposing fans love to hate
Every team has a guy -- like Ryan Kesler, Austin Watson, Patric Hornqvist or Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- who'll grab, tug and irritate foes until they retaliate and swear their way to the penalty box.
Nowhere is hockey bigger than in Minnesota, even at small schools like St. Paul Academy and Summit School, which until last year hadn't made the state tournament in 41 years. See the Spartans make a spirited run at another postseason bid.
We wrap up our countdown of the top 100 prospects for the 2017 NHL draft with Nos. 1-20, including the call on whether Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick is the top prospect available.
The expansion draft and a stagnant salary cap will trigger the busiest offseason in league history, says Pierre LeBrun. Could Sharks stalwarts Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau leave San Jose?