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Which team is the new Stanley Cup favorite?

[ad_1] 11:19 AM ETNHL InsidersESPN The Tampa Bay Lightning were sent home in four games, so the overwhelming favorite entering the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs is now out of the conversation. That makes the path to Lord Stanley a little easier for the other contenders.Who emerges as the new top dog? Our team chimes in:With the Lightning eliminated, who's the Stanley Cup favorite now?Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Interesting question.
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Mikko Rantanen pushes Flames to the brink

[ad_1] 8:41 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Now that the Tampa Bay Lightning are out, the field is wide open -- and yet things are tighter than ever, with three of the six remaining series tied (pending the result of Thursday's Carolina Hurricanes-Washington Capitals clash in Raleigh, North Carolina).Here's a recap of Wednesday night's action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+) and what to watch for tonight in Thursday's
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Lightning, Penguins swept away

[ad_1] 8:59 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Fare thee well, Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. We hardly knew ye.Here's what happened in the NHL last night (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for tonight, in today's edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily:Jump ahead: Last night's games | Three StarsPlay of the night | Today's games | Social post of the dayAbout last night...Game
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Carolina dominant in home win

[ad_1] 7:03 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN A nasty fight between Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov, multiple offensive outbursts and a dazzling rookie debut highlighted Monday night's action in the Stanley Cup playoffs.Here's a recap of last night's action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for tonight, in today's edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily:Jump ahead: Last night's games | Three StarsPlay of the
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Lightning, Penguins pushed to the brink

[ad_1] 8:41 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Look, we know what many of you were up to last night. Arya. Daenerys. Viserion. Winterfell.So as a public service, here's what happened in the NHL last night (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for tonight, in the latest edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily:Jump ahead: Last night's games | Three StarsPlay of the night | Today's
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Overtime madness!

[ad_1] 9:42 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Three games went to overtime Saturday. The other was a physical battle that brought drama and a potentially costly suspension.Here's a recap of last night's action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for today, in Sunday's edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily:Jump ahead: Last night's games | Three StarsPlay of the night | Today's games | Social
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Columbus stuns, Vegas gets even

[ad_1] 8:17 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The Columbus Blue Jackets followed up their Game 1 surprise with an emphatic win over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning, one of three series that moved to 2-0 on Friday night. The one that's tied up was delightfully contentious.Here's what happened last night, and what to watch for today, in today's edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily. And don't forget, you can watch
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Atlanta United look nothing like the side that won the 2018 MLS Cup. What’s gone wrong so far in 2019?

[ad_1] When Atlanta United hired Frank de Boer to succeed Gerardo "Tata" Martino as manager after their title-winning season in 2018, there was more than just a temptation to think that the Five Stripes machine would keep chugging along. Atlanta's talent pool remained largely intact -- aside from the record sale of Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United -- while the team also added Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez, the reigning South American
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Wysh List – Five ways I’d improve the Stanley Cup playoffs

[ad_1] 1:21 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN I don't want to say that Joe Pavelski looked ghastly after scoring a goal with a puck off his face on Wednesday night against Vegas, but his mouth looked like he had been bobbing for crushed grapes in a barrel filled with bees.He lost "a few" teeth and his jaw appeared bruised. Any normal human probably would have taken off their gear and settled in
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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Maple Leafs, Flames cruise

[ad_1] 7:06 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN The current playoff format just isn't fair, because a legitimate Stanley Cup contender like the Boston Bruins must play a powerhouse team in round one like the... Toronto Maple Leafs? Toronto played a complete game to knock down the Bruins at home in Game 1, though this series is far from over; we're still predicting a slugfest.Meanwhile, the defending Cup champs survived a late scare