Eric Engels
Eric Engels is entering his 10th season on the Montreal Canadiens beat. Engels joined Sportsnet in the spring of 2015 as a staff writer and has since become an insider and commentator on regional broadcasts of the Canadiens.
Suzuki, Poehling could hold keys to Canadiens' playoff hopes in 2020
Eric Engels
No matter what happens, Nick Suzuki and Ryan Poehling are unquestionably key players in what appears to be a bright future for the organization. But if things work out, they could also play a huge hand in bringing the team to the next level as early as next season.
How Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin can acquire a top-four defenceman
Eric Engels
Canadiens must explore free-agent market for reliable backup to Price
Eric Engels
Rest has become an essential ingredient of a successful goaltending recipe, and the Montreal Canadiens have to find a way to get Carey Price more of it by finding a reliable backup.
Hurricanes' best rise to the occasion as Carolina sweeps Islanders
Eric Engels
The Hurricanes made it clear they were prepared to take advantage of their first opportunity to advance further in these playoffs, putting forth a dominant Game 4 performance to clinch a second-round sweep of the Islanders.
Takeaways: Williams delivers as Hurricanes put stranglehold on series
Eric Engels
Takeaways: Hurricanes gut their way past Islanders despite injury woes
Eric Engels
Goals for Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 series lead over the Islanders going back to PNC Arena, where the team has won 10 of its last 13 games and all three so far in the postseason. Here are some takeaways on the game that put them in that position:
Takeaways: Rusty Blue Jackets facing first true adversity of playoffs
Eric Engels
Here are some takeaways from a thrilling Game 1 of this second-round series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins.
Q&A: Matt Duchene says Blue Jackets' culture can lead to Stanley Cup
Eric Engels
Anatomy of an upset(s): Comparing '91 North Stars to '19 Blue Jackets
Eric Engels
We’re just two days removed from what both Modano and Roenick consider the biggest upset in NHL history. With their help, and that of Bob Gainey, we'll get a sense of what it's like to live on either side of another monumental first-round upset.