The Lightning and Canadiens came down to the final day of the season to determine their seeding with Tampa Bay getting home ice. As you'd figure, it's a tight matchup.
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.
Get your playoff squad in position to win with Brian Rutherford's latest NHL schedule analysis.
The Buffalo Sabres and interim head coach Ted Nolan have reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year deal. Nolan says it's not signed yet, though.
Thomas Vanek took Patrick Roy's thunder in the latter's return to Monteral when Vanek scored not only his first goal as a Hab but a hat trick in the 6-3 win.
If the Montreal Canadiens have any hope of re-signing Thomas Vanek, they better make a big impression because he has been eyeing free agency for a while now.
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.
Two spots are clearly spoken for in the East with another two looking pretty solid but the East is anything but settled. We preview the playoff race to fill the field.
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.

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