This is The Hockey News Podcast. Each week our experts tackle all the hottest issues in the hockey world, with analysis of breaking news, special preview shows for major moments in the hockey calendar and in-depth interviews.
What happens when you mix the defending Stanley Cup champions and one of the league's most exciting teams? A must-watch affair.
There's a real mismatch on paper, but the Arizona Coyotes are no slouches. Can they push Colorado's buttons, or will the Avalanche live up to the task?
The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season and the Montreal Canadiens are coming off of an incredible upset. Will this series be decided by goaltending?
The Washington Capitals were among the best NHL clubs this season but didn't show well in the round-robin. Can the New York Islanders capitalize quickly and take away their steam?
One of the tightest matches of the opening round, can the Dallas Stars fight back from a lackluster round-robin and show their strength again, or will the Calgary Flames ride the momentum train to victory?
The Vegas Golden Knights entered the post-season as one of the favorites and that hasn't changed. But can Chicago pull off another upset victory?
The Boston Bruins were the hottest team in the NHL this season, but the Carolina Hurricanes have heavy momentum after a fantastic qualifying round performance. Could this go the distance?
The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in embarrassing fashion last season, but have they learned from their mistakes? Matt Larkin and Ryan Kennedy break down the highly anticipated rematch.
The official playoffs are set to begin in the Edmonton bubble. Which team has the edge in each Western Conference series?
The official playoffs begin in the Toronto bubble. Who will win each first-round matchup in the East?