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Jan 19, 2021

Hurricanes-Predators postponed due to COVID
The Hurricanes' game in Nashville has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2021

To fan or not to fan: NHL teams wrestling with fan attendance policies
A small fraction of teams are allowing fans into arenas in 2021. Here's the inside scoop from the execs who made those calls, and a look at what's ahead.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2021

Tortorella denies he benched disgruntled Dubois
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he did not bench Pierre-Luc Dubois, who has requested a trade, in the team's 3-2 win on Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2021

Waiver watch: NHL early impressions
The 2021 NHL season has just started, which means now is the time to pounce on key contributors like Phil Kessel and Joe Thornton while they're still available.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2021

Hockey world championships pulled from Belarus
The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2021

How the Avalanche are handling being a top Stanley Cup favorite
We check in with captain Gabriel Landeskog on the heightened expectations. Plus, three stars of the week, top upcoming games on tap and more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2021

Yandle keeps games streak alive, has 100th goal
Despite questions that he would be a healthy scratch, Keith Yandle played in his 867th consecutive NHL game on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2021

Penguins' McCann fined $10,000 for elbowing
Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000 for elbowing Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, the NHL announced Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2021

O'Reilly: Blues 'embarrassed ourselves' in rout
St. Louis Blues captain Ryan O'Reilly said his team "embarrassed ourselves" with its effort in Friday night's 8-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2021

Sens salute Alex Trebek with moment of silence
The Ottawa Senators saluted the late Alex Trebek with a moment of silence before Friday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2021

Stars set to start Jan. 22 after virus outbreak
The Stars will open their season on Jan. 22 against the Predators after their first four games had to be rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Blues' Blais suspended 2 games for check to head
Blues forward Sammy Blais has been suspended by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Avs defenseman Devon Toews.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Can a new coach light a fire under Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals?
The 2019-20 regular season was another impressive one for Washington. Can they rebound from an underwhelming postseason? Here's our 2020-21 preview.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Blackhawks put Toews, Dach on long-term IR
The Blackhawks put Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach on long-term injured reserve.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Wyshynski: Why the Maple Leafs are my Stanley Cup pick
It's been a weird year in sports. Weird enough that Toronto could hoist the Cup for the first time since 1967. Our writer explains his season picks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

NHL rookie tiers: Calder Trophy favorites, impact first-years, more
Who are the top Calder Trophy candidates? Which rookies will play a big role? Who could get called up? We tier the top first-years -- and pick a Calder winner.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Canadiens up, Blackhawks down and six more takeaways from the NHL's opening night
Expect plenty of offense, a new crew of young players worth watching and more in a season that will look different than any in history.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2021

Canadiens up, Blackhawks down, and six more takeaways from the NHL's opening night
Expect plenty of offense, a new crew of young players worth watching and more in a season that will look different than any in history.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

Flyers' Patrick scores in 1st game since April '19
Philadelphia Flyers center Nolan Patrick, who missed all of last season as he dealt with a migraine disorder, scored in the first period of his first game back Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

NHL, Canes deny ex-Trump staffer's firing claim
Dawson Buchanan, a travel coordinator for Trump's reelection campaign, claimed he was fired by a private airline company once "the NHL found out I worked for the Trump campaign," which the league and the Carolina Hurricanes deny.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

Lightning? Avalanche? Leafs? Our Stanley Cup, awards picks
Who will win the Stanley Cup? Who's the favorite for the Hart, Norris and Vezina? Here are our picks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

Panthers get goalie Bobrovsky back on the ice
The Florida Panthers got goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back Wednesday, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner joining the club on the ice for the first time since training camp started.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: Final preseason edition for 2021
With the puck ready to drop on a new season, we rank the teams 1 to 31 and add a reason for hope for every club heading into the campaign.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2021

2021 NHL season picks: Stanley Cup, division winners and awards
Who will win the Stanley Cup? Who's the favorite for the Hart, Norris and Vezina? Here are our picks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

NHL: 27 players tested positive during camps
The NHL announced that 27 players among nine clubs tested positive for COVID-19 during training camps, including 17 players on the Dallas Stars.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Wild extend Foligno with 3-year, $9.3M deal
The Wild signed forward Marcus Foligno to a three-year, $9.3 million contract extension on Tuesday, coming off the best season of his NHL career.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Sens owner calls for 6,000 fans, backtracks
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk called for 6,000 fans at home games before Ontario issued a stay-at-home order.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Reports: Sharks' Kane files for bankruptcy
Sharks forward Evander Kane has filed for bankruptcy in California and says in the filing that he might not play this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Bruins to honor NHL's first Black player O'Ree
The Bruins will retire the number of Willie O'Ree, the first Black player in the league.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Blackhawks coach Colliton receives extension
The Blackhawks have given coach Jeremy Colliton a two-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Coyotes' Fry 4th woman as radio analyst in NHL
Lyndsey Fry was named the radio analyst for the Arizona Coyotes, becoming the fourth woman to fill that role for an NHL team.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

Lapsed fan's guide to the 2021 NHL season: Everything you missed this offseason
There's been a whirlwind of activity since the Lightning won the Stanley Cup in the Edmonton bubble in September. Get caught up here on the big takeaways.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2021

NHL experts: Bold predictions, breakout and trade candidates, bounce-back teams, more
Our team weighs in on some last-minute questions about the upcoming NHL season, including who will break out and who will be dealt by the deadline.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Stars to resume practice on Tuesday after pause
The Dallas Stars will resume practice on Tuesday, following a facility shutdown after six players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Bettman expects NHL financial losses in billions
With the NHL's short season slated to begin this week, commissioner Gary Bettman painted a bleak picture Monday regarding the league's financial outlook, given the lack of fans at games this year.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Fantasy hockey guide to the 2020-21 NHL season
Football's over and you need a new game to play? Friends talk you into joining a league? With the NHL dropping the puck this week, here's what you need to know to get up to speed with fantasy hockey and the 2021 season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Doan returning to Coyotes in front-office role
Shane Doan is returning to the Arizona Coyotes as chief hockey development officer.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

AHL's Moore now 1 of top female execs in hockey
The AHL has named Hayley Moore the league's VP of hockey operations, making the 34-year-old one of the highest-ranking women among hockey executives in North America.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Milbury out as NBC hockey analyst after 14 years
Analyst Mike Milbury is out at NBC after 14 years with the network. The news came on Monday as NBC unveiled its game and studio commentary lineup for the 2021 NHL season, and Milbury was conspicuously absent.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Belarus leader defends hosting hockey worlds
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko defended his country's ability to host this year's hockey world championships on Monday by ridiculing the United States following the violent attack at the Capitol.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Best bets for the 2021 NHL season
What are the best Stanley Cup value bets? Which player is worth a look for MVP? It's all part of our NHL betting guide.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

2020 Fantasy Hockey: Centers to target in your draft
Getting the most from your centers can make or break your fantasy team. We break down the dos and don'ts at the position and give you the best picks to dominate this NHL season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

The NHL megapreview: Bold predictions, breakout picks and more for all 31 teams
Top prospects. Strengths and flaws. Breakout fantasy candidates. This is all you need to know about every team for the 2020-21 season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Are the Golden Knights the team to beat for the Cup?
Vegas came up just short again this past postseason, and then struck big in free agency, landing former Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Is the Sharks' Stanley Cup contention window closed?
The Sharks headed into 2019-20 with high expectations -- then missed the 24-team postseason. What should we expect in 2020-21?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Is the Rangers' rebuild officially over?
The Blueshirts have transitioned to a new cast of young talent, boosted by a veteran MVP candidate in Artemi Panarin.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Why the Avalanche are a top Stanley Cup favorite
As long as this team stays healthy, it's tough to argue against them taking it all the way in 2021. Here's our season preview.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

How likely is a Stanley Cup repeat for the Lightning?
Despite the long-term injury for Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay looks dominant again. Here's what to expect in 2020-21.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Is the goaltending good enough for the Canes to contend?
Carolina looks poised for another playoff berth, but to make a long run, an upgrade in the crease seems necessary.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

How much is left in the tank for Sidney Crosby and the Penguins?
Despite an underwhelming performance in the postseason bubble, there's enough talent here for another Stanley Cup run.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Can the Islanders build on last season's surprising playoff run?
An appearance in the Eastern Conference finals portends good things to come for the Isles. Can they keep the momentum going?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Has the Stanley Cup window closed for the Bruins?
You'll recognize many of the faces for Boston this season. How far can this veteran group carry the load? Here's our season preview for the B's.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Will Jack Eichel's playoff drought finally end?
The 2020-21 edition of the Sabres is the strongest group with which the franchise center has played. Here's what's in store for Buffalo this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Can the Kings' rookies, veterans form perfect blend for playoff run?
The Kings have the NHL's top prospect pipeline, and some holdovers from their dynastic seasons in the 2010s. Here's what to expect in 2020-21.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Can goaltending deliver a playoff berth for the Coyotes?
Goal suppression has been a hallmark of the Coyotes in recent seasons. Can they score enough to make the postseason again?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Jets season preview: Laine situation looms large
Rumors of a trade involving the young goal-scorer continue to swirl, even as the team looks poised for another playoff run.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Canucks 2021 season preview: The rise of Elias Pettersson
The young Swedish dynamo is poised to challenge for a league MVP title as his team pushes for another long playoff run.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Rebuild continues for the Senators, but there's talent here
The Senators are unlikely to make a ton of noise this season, but there are some captivating young pieces in place on the roster.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Have the Canadiens finally found the right mix?
The Canadiens are the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup. Will they be the next ones to do it? Here's our preview for 2020-21.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Are the Oilers more than the McDavid-Draisaitl show?
Edmonton has two of the NHL's top-scoring superstars on the roster. Is that enough to seriously contend for the Stanley Cup?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2021

Previewing the Flames: Why Matthew Tkachuk will be the most hated player in Canada
Calgary is part of the all-Canadian North Division, and the 23-year-old agitator is sure to get under everyone else's skin.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2021

Devils give RFA Bratt, 22, new two-year contract
As the season opener versus the Boston Bruins draws near, the New Jersey Devils secured a new deal with one of their restricted free agents, Jesper Bratt, on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2021

Red Wings claim defenseman Djoos off waivers
As the season opener draws near, the Detroit Red Wings claimed defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2021

No fans for Raptors, Lightning amid virus surge
The Raptors, who are playing their home games in Tampa, Florida, will join the NHL's Lightning in not having fans until Feb. 5 at the earliest due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2021

Crawford retires without suiting up for Devils
Veteran goaltender Corey Crawford, who led the Blackhawks to two Stanley Cup titles in his 10 seasons with the team before signing with New Jersey this offseason, has announced his retirement.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2021

Islanders, Barzal agree to 3-year, $21M contract
The Islanders and 23-year-old star forward Mathew Barzal have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract. He led the Islanders with 60 points in 68 games last season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

Pens radio voice Lange opts out to start season
Penguins Hall of Fame radio play-by-play announcer Mike Lange, 72, will sit out the beginning of the 2021 season as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

Stars' opener delayed after positive virus tests
The Dallas Stars had six players and two staff members test positive for COVID-19, and the NHL expects the team will not open its 2020-21 season any earlier than Jan. 19.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

Devils' Crawford takes indefinite leave of absence
Goaltender Corey Crawford, who was the Devils' big free-agent signing this offseason, has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons, the team announced.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

Spinning NHL Rank forward five years: Predicting the future's top players, risers, more
You saw our top-100 NHL player list for the 2020-21 season. But what could it look like in 2025-26? Who will be the top players, and who will rise in the next five years?

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

What you need to know about NHL rule changes for this season
From on-ice tweaks to major new policies for contracts and rosters to COVID testing and all those new advertisements, get caught up here.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2021

Hockey is coming back! Everything you need to know for the 2021 season
The NHL and NHLPA have agreed on a 56-game season starting on Jan. 13. Here's your guide to all the details we now know.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

Devils re-sign Vatanen less than year after trade
The Devils brought back defenseman Sami Vatanen less than a year after trading him to the Hurricanes.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

Six Canadian teams approved to play at home
With Ontario giving the Maple Leafs and Senators permission to play at home, six of the seven Canadian NHL teams have received the green light to host home games.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

Watchability rankings for all 31 NHL teams
Using our proprietary five-category rating system, we rank the teams from the must-see to the ones for which you can check box scores the next day.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

Fantasy hockey draft - Wyshynski's plant my flag list
Fantasy draft this weekend? Have no fear, Greg Wyshynski will guide you with his ten must-draft players for 2021.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

NHL Rank snubs, overrated players: Who should have made our top-100 list?
We ranked the top 100 NHL players for the coming season. Who'd we miss? Who was ranked too high or low? We respond to your gripes with our list.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2021

Takeaways from World Juniors: Risers, fallers, USA's victory, more
While the big news was that the U.S. defeated Canada for the gold medal, many individual performances shocked us as well.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

Predators sign Kunin to 2-year, $4.6M deal
Luke Kunin, who had 15 goals and 16 assists for the Wild last season before being traded to Nashville, has signed a two-year deal with the Predators.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

Top 300 player rankings for the 2020-21 fantasy hockey season
Welcome to the best season yet of ESPN Fantasy Hockey, as we give you the top 300 player rankings and catch you up on all the improvements to this year's game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

Sabres' Girgensons out 6 months after surgery
Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons is expected to miss the regular season after undergoing surgery for a hamstring injury suffered during a scrimmage Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

Blue Jackets sign Bjorkstrand to $27M extension
The Blue Jackets have signed right winger Oliver Bjorkstrand to a five-year, $27 million extension, linking him to the team through the 2025-26 season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

U.S. stuns Canada in final to capture World Juniors gold
Behind Spencer Knight's 34 saves, the U.S. stunned heavily favored Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win gold in the World Junior Championship.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

NHL Rank: Predicting this season's top 100 players
We ranked the top 100 players in the NHL based on expectations for the 2020-21 season. Here's the complete list, starting with -- surprise! -- Connor McDavid.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2021

U.S. stuns Canada to capture world juniors gold
Behind Spencer Knight's 34 saves, the U.S. stunned heavily favored Canada 2-0 on Tuesday night to win gold in the World Junior Championship.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

Ex-Predators, Avs forward Colin Wilson retiring
Colin Wilson, who played 11 seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators as part of a three-generation NHL family, announced his retirement Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

Kraken add ex-Sabres GM Botterill to front office
The Kraken added former Sabres GM Jason Botterill to their front office as assistant GM and Norm Maciver as director of player personnel.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

NHL sells naming rights to four new divisions
The NHL has sold the naming rights to its four new divisions for this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

Who will be the 2021 NHL draft's top pick? Owen Power, Matt Beniers and the race for No. 1
Will Owen Power be the top pick in July? Who are his biggest challengers? We dive into this year's race for No. 1 and even take a look at future draft classes.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

Which 56-game records could fall in the shortened 2020-21 NHL season?
Which players have posted the best 56-game stretches in modern NHL history, and will those marks be threatened this season?

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2021

Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies
John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2021

Guerin, Evason name D Spurgeon Wild's captain
Jared Spurgeon, 31, who's beginning his 11th season in the NHL, will replace Mikko Koivu this season as the captain of the Minnesota Wild.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2021

AHL to move forward with season after 3 opt out
The AHL affiliates for the Panthers, Predators and Blues have opted out of the season, but the league will move forward with 28 teams.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2021

Stars' Khudobin still quarantining after visa delay
Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin missed the start of training camp Monday while still going through NHL-mandated quarantine after some immigration issues.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2021

Sidelined by migraines, Patrick eyes Flyers return
Nolan Patrick, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft, hopes to get back on the ice for the Flyers after battling debilitating migraines.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2021

Bounceback candidates for 2020-21
Here are seven players off disappointing seasons, and how likely they are to bounce back this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2021

Blackhawks, Strome reach 2-year, $6M extension
The Blackhawks and center Dylan Strome have agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2021

Canucks get provincial approval to play at home
The Canucks received provincial approval Sunday to play in British Columbia this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2021

Penguins sign D Marino to six-year extension
The Penguins have signed John Marino to a six-year contract extension, tying the defenseman to Pittsburgh through the 2026-27 season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 01, 2021

Sources: NHL plans outdoor games at Lake Tahoe
The NHL is planning two outdoor games in February at Lake Tahoe, sources told ESPN.

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