More than a decade and a half later, hockey is back on ESPN.
After months of Stanley Cup Playoffs action, the field has finally been trimmed down to just two teams: the Montreal Canadiens and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
As we await answers to all sorts of postseason questions, here’s all of the key info you need to know for the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals.
As chaotic and entertaining as the first round was, the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs is sure to provide sheer insanity.
After all of the madness inside the NHL’s bubble in Canada in 2020, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are back to normal in 2021. Well, kind of.
As the NHL prepares for its first regular season of the COVID-19 pandemic, the league’s players will have to quickly become accustomed to a new normal of sorts in 2021.
If current trends continue, the City of Seattle could propel itself into the conversation as one of the nation’s best sports cities.
After months of play inside the NHL’s bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto, the Stanley Cup Final finally has its two representatives from the Eastern and Western Conferences: the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars.
It only took three Game 7’s to get to this point, but the NHL’s postseason has finally reached the Conference Finals, and four teams are set to vie for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final.
Back in July, 24 teams entered the NHL’s bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto. A few weeks later, 16 remained, and the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs officially began. And then, there were eight.
After Qualifying Round series and round-robin play, the first round of the 2020 NHL playoffs is finally underway.
Release the Kraken!
In a historic announcement on July 23, 2020, the newest and 32nd NHL franchise finally got its new name: the Seattle Kraken.