Brad Richards is the third highest paid player on his team, but with New York facing elimination he told reporters he's being scratched for Game 4 against Boston. Find out more in Thursday's Need To Know.
The Chicago Blackhawks, the Presidents' Trophy winner as top regular season team, look to avoid going into a 3-1 series deficit when they face stingy goalie Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
The Boston Bruins are on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals, but they know too well not to take anything granted heading into Game 4 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
The Raptors teams of the Vince Carter and Chris Bosh era were relevant and almost overcame the stupidity of naming the franchise based on the early-1990s dinosaur craze. But it's time to rebrand, as incoming MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke alluded to on Tuesday.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal scored two goals each Wednesday night as Pittsburgh put a confident group of Ottawa Senators in desperation mode with a 7-3 win to take a three games to one series lead in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal.