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Stamkos scores in return; Game 4 status unclear
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos made his long-awaited return Wednesday and scored in the first period as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3, taking a 2-1 series lead.[read more]

Khudobin pulled, vows to be ready for Game 4
Stars coach Rick Bowness said pulling Anton Khudobin in Game 3 wasn't necessarily for his performance, but for rest, although the goalie added that he didn't think he need a break.[read more]

2020 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis
From the qualification round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Check out the full picture and coverage on each team.[read more]

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 takeaways: Stamkos return keys lopsided Lightning victory
The captain was back -- and scored on his first shot in nearly seven months in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win. Here's what else stood out on Wednesday.[read more]

Why aren't there more families in the NHL bubble?
Although the plan was for players' partners and children to join them for the conference final round and beyond, not many have. We explore why that is.[read more]

NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs
From on-site amenities (or lack thereof) to playing without fans to recreational substances of choice, here's the inside scoop from those who lived it.[read more]

Senators won't re-sign longtime goalie Anderson
The Senators have told goalie Craig Anderson that they won't re-sign him.[read more]

Keys to the rest of the Stanley Cup Final: Stamkos, Seguin and more
We checked in with two-time Cup champ Kris Versteeg for his take on what the Stars and Lightning must do to get the upper hand.[read more]

From The Brick to The Bubble: How NHLers got their starts at the famous youth tournament
For 30 years, North America's top 10-year-old hockey players have come to Edmonton for a famous youth hockey tournament. Many have now returned for an adult version of sorts.[read more]

Kucherov sets Lightning's playoff points record
Nikita Kucherov surpassed Brad Richards' Tampa Bay franchise record for most points in a single postseason playoffs with his 28th (six goals and 22 assists).[read more]