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Jan 18, 2020

Rally Caps: Ovechkin, Capitals storm past Isles
On the eve of their bye week, the league-leading Washington Capitals kept up their torrid pace, rallying past the New York Islanders on the strength of another hat trick from Alex Ovechkin.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2020

Stars activate Johns after missing 22 months
The Dallas Stars activated Stephen Johns before their game Saturday night in Minnesota, clearing the way for the defenseman's first game in almost 22 months.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2020

Stars D Johns returns after nearly 22 months
Stars defenseman Stephen Johns returned to game action for the first time in almost 22 months Saturday night when Dallas visited Minnesota. Jones has been sidelined because of post-traumatic headaches.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2020

Stars' Johns activated after missing 22 months
The Dallas Stars activated Stephen Johns before their game Saturday night in Minnesota, clearing the way for the defenseman's first game in almost 22 months.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2020

Panthers goalie Driedger to miss several weeks
Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what's believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

Predators' Arvidsson hit with $2K fine for diving
The Predators' Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league's rules regarding diving and embellishment.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

NHL All-Star Weekend to include Chel Gaming Challenge pro-am event
All-Stars, elite women's players, pro gamers, streamers and more will compete in St. Louis this year.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

Hurricanes D Hamilton breaks bone in left leg
Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton has a broken bone in his left leg.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

Bruins waive veteran Backes, send him to minors
The Boston Bruins have waived 14-year veteran David Backes. The 35-year-old Backes has just one goal and two assists in 16 games with the Bruins this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

The rise of Swedish defensemen: How Hedman, others have taken over the NHL
Sweden has become a dominant defensive pipeline. How did Victor Hedman help lead the way for a talented next wave of blueliners?

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2020

Stars' Johns nears return after 22-month absence
Stars defenseman Stephen Johns, who hasn't played in an NHL game since March 2018 because of post-traumatic headaches, will likely return to action Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2020

Bruins' Rask lands on IR due to concussion
The Bruins placed goaltender Tuukka Rask on injured reserve Thursday, two days after he took an elbow to the head and suffered a concussion in a 3-0 loss to the Blue Jackets.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2020

NHL experts buy/sell Panarin as a Hart finalist, Ovechkin winning the shots title, more
Our panel checks in on a handful of hot topics around the league, including scoring races, goaltender trades and more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2020

Fantasy hockey: Goalies who could be the next Jordan Binnington
With a handful of backups shining in net, we give you our picks of the best backups to bolster your team in the second half.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2020

Jets' Perreault sounds off on NHL officiating
Jets forward Mathieu Perreault says "I gotta take matters into my own hands," after an elbow to his face Tuesday resulted in no punishment.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2020

The Wysh List: Five essential traits of an NHL pest
Matthew Tkachuk is reminding us of legendary pests of the past. Plus, Jersey Fouls, winners and losers of the week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2020

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus hidden All-Stars for every team
We've got a new No. 1 team. Plus, which players deserve more credit for what they've accomplished this season? Here's our pick for each club.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2020

What's behind the Gallant firing, DeBoer hiring for the Golden Knights?
Why make a move now? How will DeBoer change the on-ice strategy? Does this impact the trade deadline? We explore what's next.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2020

Flyers goalie Hart (abdomen) out 2-3 weeks
Flyers goalie Carter Hart will be out two to three weeks with a right lower abdominal strain.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2020

Knights fire Gallant, hire ex-SJ coach DeBoer
The Golden Knights have fired coach Gerard Gallant and replaced him with former Sharks coach Peter DeBoer.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Classic Crosby: Sid scores in return to Penguins
After missing 28 games recovering from core muscle surgery, Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby authored a vintage performance, posting a goal and three assists in a 7-3 win over Minnesota.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Boudreau's lineup gaffe forces defenseman to sit
The lineup card submitted by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau and his staff mistakenly listed Greg Pateryn as a scratch, leaving the team with only five defensemen in Tuesday night's game against the Penguins.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Bruins G Rask suffers concussion vs. Columbus
A day after Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask decided to skip the All-Star Game for a weekend of self-care, the veteran suffered a concussion in Boston's 3-0 loss at Columbus Tuesday, coach Bruce Cassidy said.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Flames' Tkachuk still has Oilers' Kassian fired up
Edmonton's Zack Kassian defended his attack on Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk in Saturday's game, and promised more retribution to come next time the rivals get together on the ice.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Surgery sidelines Sabres F Thompson for season
With recovery time from shoulder surgery expected to last up to six months, Buffalo center Tage Thompson will miss the rest of the season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Flyers GM expects Patrick back from migraines
Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher expects center Nolan Patrick to return from a migraine disorder and play this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Pens get Crosby back Tues. after 2-month layoff
The Penguins will get Sidney Crosby back for Tuesday's game against the Wild, after a two-month layoff following core muscle surgery.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Waiver watch: Ten players to pick up now
Tyler Toffoli, Jake DeBrusk, and the other hot picks to fill out your fantasy hockey team this week.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Fantasy hockey rankings update plus players on new lines
Dominik Kubalik, Valeri Nichushkin and other players benefiting from new scoring lines.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Midseason college hockey takeaways: Cornell, North Dakota legit national title contenders
Blue bloods have struggled, but North Dakota has rebounded, and Cornell has a top defense. Let's check in on the college landscape.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Capitals re-sign Backstrom to 5-year, $46M deal
The Capitals have given longtime center Nicklas Backstrom a five-year, $46 million deal.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Sources: NHL skills event has shots from stands
The All-Star Game this month will feature a new skills competition with players shooting pucks from the stands at targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2020

Marchand's bizarre shootout gaffe costs Bruins
Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt to seal the Bruins' 6-5 loss to the Flyers on Monday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2020

Bruins G Rask joins crowd, skips All-Star Game
After a lengthy run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2019, and with perhaps another one in store this spring, veteran Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will skip the All-Star Game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2020

Oilers' Kassian suspended 2 games for altercation
Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended two games on Monday for his attack on Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk during Edmonton's game Saturday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2020

New 3-on-3 summer league has high hopes
Capitalizing on the fascination that has become 3-on-3 overtime play in the NHL, a specific league, geared just for that format, 3ICE, will debut in North America in 2021.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2020

Leafs' Rielly out 8 weeks with fractured foot
The Maple Leafs will be without defenseman Morgan Rielly for eight weeks due to a fractured foot.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2020

Buffalo to remain combine host through 2022
The NHL extended its agreement with Buffalo to host the league's combine for another three years, through 2022.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Sources: Women's event set for All-Star Weekend
The three-on-three scrimmage will be between top Americans and Canadian women's hockey players.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Why the Devils fired Ray Shero now and what's next
Midseason GM firings are rare, but the Devils are having that kind of season. Here's what led to the firing and what's forthcoming in New Jersey.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Why the Devils fired Ray Shero now, and what's next
Midseason GM firings are rare, but the Devils are having that kind of season. Here's what led to the firing and what's forthcoming in New Jersey.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

The NHL's best and worst this week: On women's hockey at the All-Star Game
There is a new wrinkle for women's players at this year's event. Plus, three stars, games of the week and Pekka Rinne's new, self-applied nickname.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Last-place Devils fire general manager Shero
Stuck in last place in the Metropolitan Division and looking at another offseason overhaul, the New Jersey Devils elected to fire general manager Ray Shero Sunday, hours before a home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Last-place Devils fire GM Shero before 3-1 win
Stuck in last place in the Metropolitan Division and looking at another offseason overhaul, the New Jersey Devils elected to fire GM Ray Shero Sunday, hours before an impressive 3-1 victory that ended a 10-game winning streak for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Last-place Devils fire GM Shero before victory
Stuck in last place in the Metropolitan Division and looking at another offseason overhaul, the New Jersey Devils elected to fire GM Ray Shero Sunday, hours before an impressive 3-1 victory that ended a 10-game winning streak for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Pierre-Luc Dubois on fighting Sidney Crosby, Baby Yoda and more
The Blue Jackets' center checks in on a variety of topics, including the team's resilience after losing multiple key players in the offseason.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2020

Slurpees, smoothies and scoring: Inside Cale Makar's quick transition to NHL stardom
After an impressive playoff call-up last spring, the defenseman -- who models his persona on Jarome Iginla -- is on fire in his first full season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2020

Lowly Devils dominate first-place Capitals 5-1
No longer on cruise control, the Washington Capitals, in first place in the Metropolitan Division, have lost consecutive games and were handled at home by the last-place New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Saturday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2020

Lowly Devils dominate first-place Capitals, 5-1
No longer on cruise control, the Washington Capitals, in first place in the Metropolitan Division, have lost consecutive games and were handled at home by the last-place New Jersey Devils, 5-1, Saturday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2020

Perron, Oshie among NHL's final All-Star adds
The NHL on Saturday announced the final additions to All-Star Game rosters, one from each division -- St. Louis Blues winger David Perron and Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2020

Signs of Sid: Crosby practices in full with Pens
Sidney Crosby, who has largely practiced with a noncontact jersey in his recovery from core muscle surgery, took part in line rushes Saturday and also worked with the first power-play unit as the Pittsburgh Penguins captain moves closer to his return.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2020

No sign of Sid: Crosby still out as Penguins win
As captain Sidney Crosby moves closer to his return from core muscle surgery, the Pittsburgh Penguins closed a 3-0 road trip with a 4-3 shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2020

Pavelski says return to San Jose will be 'awkward'
Joe Pavelski admits it's going to be awkward. There's no other way for him to feel as he returns to San Jose as a member of the Dallas Stars, months after his hopes of remaining with the Sharks were dashed.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2020

Struggling Senators hire executive Little as CEO
Jim Little was hired Friday as chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators, a team looking for a boost on the ice and at the gate.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2020

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Jan. 13-19
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2020

Predators' Rinne 12th NHL goalie to score a goal
Nashville's Pekka Rinne became just the 12th goalie to score a goal in NHL history Thursday night when he had an empty netter in the Predators' 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2020

Bold second-half predictions for all 31 NHL teams
From impact trades to personal milestones to awards-race crashers, here are our audacious takes for every NHL club.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2020

NHL experts buy/sell Lightning winning the Atlantic, Justin Williams' scoring pace, more
Are the Lightning back to their dominant selves? Might the Red Wings prefer Byfield over Lafreniere? Our panel weighs five hot topics.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2020

Flyers D-man Gostisbehere to have knee surgery
Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday and be sidelined approximately three weeks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2020

Stars navigating past shocking coach dismissal
Rick Bowness took over under not-so-great circumstances. But he has the team pointed in the right direction and looking like a serious contender.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Report: Sharks' Couture out with broken ankle
Sharks captain Logan Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured left ankle, TSN reported.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Sharks' Couture sidelined with fractured ankle
Sharks captain Logan Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured left ankle,

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Stars D Johns close to returning from headaches
Defenseman Stephen Johns, 27, who has missed a season and a half because of issues with headaches, is on a conditioning assignment in the AHL and is moving toward a return to the Dallas Stars.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

The Wysh List: The 15 most shocking events of the NHL's first half
From a wave of abuse allegations and firings to Taylor Hall landing in Arizona to the Sharks losing their bite, these were the biggest surprises.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Flames, D Andersson agree to 6-year extension
Defenseman Rasmus Andersson, 23, a key cog in Calgary's youth movement, received a six-year, $27.3 million contract extension from the Flames on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus one stunning stat for every team
The Lightning make a big jump, but the Capitals stay at No. 1. And, we identify a weird stat for all 31 clubs.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Williams 'missed hockey,' excited to join Canes
Ready to work, and not be a distraction to his teammates, newly signed Justin Williams will be patient and persistent as he works his way back into the lineup for the Carolina Hurricanes.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Q&A: The NHL's past, present and future with Bill Daly
From All-Star truants to coach abuse investigations to Olympic participation, the deputy commissioner has a lot to say.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

NHL ASG jerseys honor St. Louis music scene
The NHL's All-Star jerseys honor the music scene in St. Louis, the host city.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2020

Sharks center Couture helped off ice with injury
Sharks center Logan Couture was helped off the ice with an apparent knee injury in the second period of Tuesday's game and did not return.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

J. Williams returns to Hurricanes for 19th season
Justin Williams had said in September he was taking a break from the game, but will now be suiting up for his 19th season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

NHL's Daly says players skipping ASG 'a concern'
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday that the trend of players skipping the annual All-Star Game is "a concern."

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

Pens' Jarry, Letang named All-Star replacements
Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry and defenseman Kris Letang have been named injury replacements for the NHL All-Star Game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

Sabres call up AHL All-Star defenseman Pilut
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled playmaking defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the minors.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

What's next for the injury-riddled, prospect-starved Penguins?
Jake Guentzel is out. Matt Murray is slumping. The prospect pool is barren, and Sidney Crosby still isn't back. Can the Pens keep pace?

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

Midseason fixes for NHL teams in the playoff hunt
The Maple Leafs are proof that a small change can have a big impact. Here are some recommendations for other teams that could use a boost.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

Predators quickly hire ex-Devils coach Hynes
The Predators are hiring ex-Devils coach John Hynes to replace Peter Laviolette behind the bench.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2020

Source: Predators hire ex-Devils coach Hynes
The Predators are hiring ex-Devils coach John Hynes to replace John Laviolette behind the bench.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Why the Predators fired Peter Laviolette, and where team and coach go from here
After five-plus seasons behind the bench, Laviolette is out. Who takes over? Will the Preds make any trades? Could the coach land in Seattle?

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Predators fire Laviolette after 5-plus seasons
The Predators have fired coach Peter Laviolette after five-plus seasons.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Will Alexis Lafreniere be the 2020 NHL draft's top pick? Inside the race for No. 1
Is Lafreniere the no-doubt top prospect? What about Quinton Byfield? Who else is in the mix? We answer the biggest first-pick questions.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Kovalchuk makes Canadiens debut in loss to Jets
Veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk was quite active in his Montreal debut Monday night, registering an assist on 25 shifts. He was on the ice for 19:25.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Kovalchuk to make Canadiens debut against Jets
Ilya Kovalchuk will make his Montreal debut Monday night when the Canadiens host the Winnipeg Jets.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Fantasy hockey rankings: Rises, falls and notable names to watch
Our weekly update for the 2019-20 fantasy hockey season sees William Nylander and Alex Killorn make big jumps while we wait and see what will happen to Ilya Kovalchuk and Barrett Hayton.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2020

Ill-timed re-air had some celebrating '11 junior title
Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat of the 2011 final.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

The NHL's best and worst this week: Who can pull off a Blues-like run?
St. Louis famously went from the basement to the Stanley Cup; can any teams do the same this season? Plus, three stars, games of the week, and more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Caps rally from 2 down in final minute for win
Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

NHL Rookie Rankings: Rangers' Fox on the rise in defense-loaded rookie group
Adam Fox is a bright spot on New York's blue line, moving up our top-10 rookie list that is stocked full of defensemen.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Midseason grades for all 31 NHL teams
From the A's to the F's (yes, multiple teams have failing grades thus far), we profile how each club has performed against expectations.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Canada stuns Russia late for world juniors title
Akil Thomas scored the winning goal in the final period and Canada rallied from two goals down to beat Russia 4-3 in the final of the world junior hockey championship.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Sweden tops Finland for bronze at world juniors
Samuel Fagemo scored again to help Sweden beat defending champion Finland 3-2 and take bronze at the world junior hockey championship on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Jan. 6-12
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2020

Twelve bold predictions for the new year
Don't say we didn't warn you when Max Pacioretty or Alex DeBrincat go on a scoring tear soon.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2020

Missing passport costs G DeSmith call-up to Pens
The Penguins wanted to promote minor league goalie Casey DeSmith to the NHL on Saturday, but DeSmith couldn't find his passport and was unable to travel to Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2020

Kings D Martinez to return from wrist surgery
After suffering a skate cut on his wrist that required November surgery, defenseman Alec Martinez will make his return Saturday night, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Nashville Predators.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2020

Canada, Russia win, gain final at world juniors
Alexis Lafreniere, likely the No. 1 pick in this year's NHL draft, scored twice as Canada set up a classic final with Russia at the world junior hockey championship.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2020

Russia stops Sweden in OT to reach juniors final
Ivan Morozov scored the winner in overtime to give Russia a 5-4 win over Sweden to reach the final of the world junior hockey championship.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2020

Stars' Perry suspended 5 games for elbowing Ellis
Dallas' Corey Perry was suspended for five games due to an elbow he delivered to Nashville's Ryan Ellis during the teams' Winter Classic game Wednesday in Dallas.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2020

Kings' MacDermid suspended for illegal check
The league's player safety department ruled that Kurtis MacDermid delivered a forceful check to the head of Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov on Tuesday when it was avoidable.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2020

Fired Stars coach Montgomery going into rehab
Jim Montgomery, who was dismissed by the Stars last month, is checking into alcohol rehab. He says his firing was a "wake-up call."

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