New scrutiny for Avs’ Kadri after collision with Binnington

That water bottle tossed toward Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri hardly came out of nowhere. For two straight postseasons, Kadri has been the agitator that makes Colorado go and the pest that drives the St. Louis Blues crazy. In Saturday night’s 5-2 victory, Kadri’s collision with Blues defenseman Calle Rosen ended with him in the lap of St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington, who left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury and is now out of the playoffs.

Lightning take commanding 3-0 series lead against Panthers

The Florida Panthers were the NHL’s best team in the regular season, the highest scoring team in nearly 30 years, and had the look of a bonafide Stanley Cup Contender. Now they find themselves facing the prospect of being swept out of the Second Round. They dropped a 4-1 decision to the Tampa Bay