The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild each have a lot to prove in their first-round series.
It was a rough season for the teams in English-speaking Canada, none of them are going to the postseason. They headline the list of most disappointing teams and players of 2013-14.
Matt Moulson was surprised like everybody else when the Islanders traded him. On Tuesday he made his return to Long Island with the Wild and scored to applause in the first period.
Get your teams ready for the stretch run with Brian Rutherford's latest breakdown of the NHL schedule.
After trading for Thomas Vanek in October, the Islanders sent a conditional first-round pick to the Sabres. They'll have to decide whether or not to keep in 2014 or hold onto their 2015 first-rounder.
Five teams made big-time acquisitions near the trade deadline, but which teams made out the best heading into the stretch run?
Time to hand out the grades for the trade deadline moves in the NHL with a couple of teams atop the class and one dropout.
Matt Moulson and Jaroslav Halak were dealt by the Buffalo Sabres with Moulson going to Minnesota and Halak to Washington. In return for Halak they landed Michal Neuvirth.
The wheels are in motion for the Calgary Flames to deal Mike Cammalleri as the veteran forward has reportedly submitted a seven-team no-trade list.
It seems all the more likely Ryan Kesler will be moved by the trade deadline. The question is to where and how much value will he bring back to the Vancouver Canucks?

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