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Mar 20, 2019

Red Wings keep goalie Howard for 14th season
Despite trade rumors, the Red Wings are keeping goaltender Jimmy Howard for a 14th season. Howard, 34, has spent his entire career with Detroit.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2019

Lightning defenseman Girardi out indefinitely
The Lightning's Dan Girardi will miss time with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2019

Isles' Filppula out 4 weeks, Eberle day-to-day
The Islanders lost Valtteri Filppula for four weeks, and Jordan Eberle is day-to-day after both suffered upper-body injuries in a 5-0 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2019

The NHL playoff matchups we want to see
Aside from hometown fans, most of us want to see close matchups that go seven games. Here are the potential first-round series that fit the bill.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2019

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Playoff chances, Lose for Hughes projections and more
Who has the best playoff chances? What teams are poised to land Jack Hughes at No. 1 overall? Projections for both, plus what's at stake in Lightning-Caps and other important games.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2019

2019 NHL Draft Central: Analysis, rankings, mock drafts, more
Everything you need to know for the 2019 NHL draft, including updated rankings and prospect analysis.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Capitals to celebrate Cup win at White House
A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Connolly to skip Caps' Monday White House trip
The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but forward Brett Connolly said he will skip the ceremony.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Bruins' Pastrnak (thumb) makes return to lineup
Bruins forward David Pastrnak will be back in the lineup Tuesday after missing a month with a thumb injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Bruins' Pastrnak likely back, with thumb brace
Bruins forward David Pastrnak is expected back in the lineup Tuesday after missing a month with a thumb injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Blues get Tarasenko back after injury layoff
Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko is returning to the lineup after missing five games with an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 24 update
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a discussion of some hot hands to grab for the homestretch.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

The NHL draft lottery: Key dates, schedule and how it all works
Are there actual lottery balls? Why is there a lottery to begin with? Is Gritty allowed to represent the Flyers? We answer all the big questions.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

The most, least impressive NHL trade deadline acquisitions
Some trades have paid off handsomely since the deadline. Some ... not so much. We identify the best and worst so far, and what comes next.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2019

Looking ahead for the Los Angeles Kings: Time to trade Jonathan Quick?
The NHL seemed to lap the Kings in 2018-19, and it's time for tough decisions on veterans this summer. Plus, a look at the team's top prospects.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2019

Predators' Watson reinstated from suspension
Predators forward Austin Watson has been reinstated after being suspended in January and admitted to the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2019

Fantasy NHL: David Perron among week's top waiver wire picks
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2019

Caps ink Yale's Snively; played for Little Caps
The Washington Capitals have signed college free-agent forward and local product Joe Snively to a two-year entry-level contract that begins next season.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2019

Scouting takeaways from the OHL: Suzuki, Bouchard stand out
In this week's prospect roundup, we look at some of the top talent in the OHL and prospects who will soon make an NHL impact.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2019

Malkin week-to-week with upper-body injury
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is week-to-week with an upper-body injury suffered after taking a crosscheck from former teammate Robert Bortuzzo during Saturday's loss to the Blues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 17, 2019

NHL's only female Zamboni driver is a smooth operator
How will Alison Murdock make nice ice in Tampa during the Stanley Cup playoffs? By keeping her cool as the weather and intensity heat up.

ESPN NHL
Mar 17, 2019

NHL's only woman Zamboni driver is a smooth operator
How will Alison Murdock make nice ice in Tampa during the Stanley Cup playoffs? By keeping her cool as the weather and intensity heat up.

ESPN NHL
Mar 17, 2019

McGregor fires up Bruins, who respond with win
Brad Marchand said of Conor McGregor's presence at Saturday night's Bruins game: "It's not every day you have an icon here in the room."

ESPN NHL
Mar 16, 2019

Red Wings recall Lashoff ahead of Islanders game
The Red Wings said defenseman Brian Lashoff was being recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL under emergency conditions.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Mar. 18-24
Sean Allen breaks down Week 24 in the NHL, including a look at which teams are playing four games in one of the final weeks of the NHL's regular season.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2019

David Krejci on the NHL playoff format, false teeth and Jaromir Jagr
Once a teammate of Jagr's, he now counts much younger countryman David Pastrnak as a teammate. Plus, that time Johnny Boychuk returned his tooth.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2019

The X factors of the NHL season's final weeks
As the NHL season hits the final weeks of the season, we look at stretch-run X factors, make some bold playoff calls and identify teams on upset watch.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2019

The most appreciated 'underappreciated' NHL players
On second thought, Patrice Bergeron & Co. do get enough love. Plus, the Week in Gritty, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2019

Sens call up Brannstrom, 19; was in Stone deal
The Senators are calling up prospect Erik Brannstrom, the centerpiece of the deal that sent Mark Stone to Vegas.

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2019

Sharks D Simek needs knee ligament surgery
San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek needs surgery for torn ligaments in his right knee.

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2019

Looking ahead for the Detroit Red Wings: The return of Steve Yzerman?
Might the Red Wings icon join the front office? How does the team take its next steps to return to contention? Plus, a look at top prospects.

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2019

Looking ahead for the New Jersey Devils: Taylor Hall's future takes center stage
After a playoff appearance in 2017-18, the Devils finished near the bottom in 2018-19. Here are the key offseason tasks and a look at top prospects.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2019

NHL moves up 'Hughes' draft lottery to April 9
NHL teams part of the Jack Hughes sweepstakes will find out on April 9 if they'll get a chance to draft the highly-regarded American center at No. 1, as the league has moved up its draft lottery to the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: The puck luck edition
We update our ranking of all 31 teams, plus a breakdown of who has been particularly lucky (or unlucky) for every club this season.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2019

Bettman upholds suspension of Flyers' Voracek
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld the two-game suspension of Flyers winger Jakub Voracek.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2019

Ranking NHL future franchise goalies: Carter Hart and the next wave
Carter Hart owns the Flyers' net of the future. How do the rest of the NHL's next franchise goalies stack up?

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

Tiny oral history: Gritty's epic NHL debut
It's one of the most important, game-changing moments in recent sports history. Yep, we're talking about Gritty's unforgettable first skate.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

How the banged-up Coyotes have stayed in the playoff hunt
Despite absurdly bad luck with injuries this season, Arizona is in a wild-card slot. Here's how they've done it, and what comes next.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

NHL: Leafs' Rielly didn't utter anti-gay slur
The NHL said Tuesday that Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly did not utter an anti-gay slur that was picked up by microphones in Monday's game.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

What is the ideal final four in the Stanley Cup playoffs?
We look way ahead to the matchups we'd like to see in the conference finals this spring, with Sharks-Jets getting multiple votes.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 23 update
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a discussion of some hot hands to grab for the homestretch.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

NHL investigating anti-gay slur at Lightning-Leafs
An anti-gay slur picked up by microphones during a game at Toronto against the Lightning is being investigated by the NHL after video indicated it might have originated with a Maple Leafs player.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2019

NHL investigating gay slur from Lightning-Leafs
A gay slur picked up by microphones during a game at Toronto against the Lightning is being investigated by the NHL after video indicated it might have originated with a Maple Leafs player.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2019

Minors owner has physical altercation with refs
Robbie Nichols, an owner in the Federal League, got into a physical altercation with on-ice officials Saturday, leading to the chief referee quitting.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2019

Sabres' Eichel disagrees with NHL's 2-game ban
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel disputes the NHL's decision to suspend him for two games for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg of the Colorado Avalanche.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2019

Fantasy NHL: Brady Tkachuk among week's top waiver wire picks
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2019

Ranking the top 15 NCAA undrafted free agents
NHL teams looking to pad their depth down the stretch will have a talented crop of undrafted college free agents to look at over the next few weeks.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2019

How the Tampa Bay Lightning can be defeated
The Lightning are running away in the NHL's regular-season race. But they do have some weaknesses that can be exploited in the playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Sabres' Eichel suspended two games for check
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Sabres forward Jack Eichel suspended 2 games
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Canucks sign top prospect Hughes to deal
Michigan standout Quinn Hughes, drafted seventh overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the club Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Quinn Hughes headlines group of college players making NHL jump
Michigan's Hughes will give the Vancouver Canucks a boost on the blue line. That and more in this week's prospect roundup.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Blues top scorer Tarasenko out at least 10 days
St. Louis Blues leading goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko will be sidelined at least 10 days with an upper body injury, the team announced Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Flyers' Voracek banned 2 games for Boychuk hit
Flyers winger Jakub Voracek has been suspended two games for his hit on Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Hall of Famer Howell, Rangers icon, dies at 86
NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86.

ESPN NHL
Mar 10, 2019

Looking ahead for the Senators: The rebuild begins in earnest
The big names have been traded, but the prospect system is the NHL's best. What should Senators GM Pierre Dorion do this summer?

ESPN NHL
Mar 09, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Mar. 11-17
Sean Allen breaks down Week 23 in the NHL, including reasons to avoid members of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

The best hair at the Minnesota boys' high school hockey tournament
From bleach jobs to mullets to stripes to mustaches, from hair flips to blown kisses to winks, our picks for the best of the best for 2019.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

Avalanche All-Star Landeskog out 4-6 weeks
Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury suffered during the third period of Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

Lifted HS announcer sorry for lynching comment
Doug McLeod, the play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Boys' State Hockey Tournament, has been pulled after he encouraged one team's fans to "get out the lynching ropes." He has since apologized.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

HS announcer pulled following lynching comment
Doug McLeod, the play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Boys' State Hockey Tournament in Minnesota, has been pulled after he encouraged one team's fans to "get out the lynching ropes."

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

Wysh List: Five rule changes that make sense
The GMs debated some tweaks at their recent meetings, with a few catching our eye. Plus, the Week in Gritty, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

Wysh List: Five rule changes that makes sense
The GMs debated some tweaks at their recent meetings, with a few catching our eye. Plus, the Week in Gritty, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 08, 2019

Are the Lightning the best team of the NHL's analytics era?
On pace to challenge the all-time standings point mark, Tampa Bay has been dominant this season. But just how dominant?

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

An NHL dinosaur roars in Boston
The "enforcer" role is dying out, but David Backes just volunteered to become one for the Bruins, raising some eyebrows around the hockey world.

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be
Of the 123 major sports teams, 82 percent play in areas where it's legal to purchase medicinal or recreational marijuana. The NHL has noticed. Who's next?

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

Wings' Green to miss rest of season with virus
Red Wings defensman Mike Green will miss the rest of the season while he recuperates from a virus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

How the Islanders can be the best version of themselves
There's a simple solution that can bolster their chances to make some playoff noise. Plus, why the race for the Pacific crown is so important.

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

How the New York Islanders can be their best selves
There's a simple solution that can bolster their chances to make some playoff noise. Plus, why the race for the Pacific crown is so important.

ESPN NHL
Mar 07, 2019

Fantasy NHL: Late-season specialists for a rotisserie run
Victoria Matiash takes a look at waiver wire options for fantasy managers in rotisserie leagues who are looking for late-season help in one specific category.

ESPN NHL
Mar 06, 2019

Bruins' Johansson sidelined with lung contusion
Bruins right wing Marcus Johansson will be out for at least a week after suffering a lung contusion when he collided with the Hurricanes' Michael Ferland Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Mar 06, 2019

Humboldt going to playoffs 11 months after crash
The Huboldt Broncos finished in sixth place in the 12-team Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to qualify for the postseason, in which they begin play March 15.

ESPN NHL
Mar 06, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: Reasons for optimism for all 31 teams
Some teams are eyeing the playoffs. Others, not so much. But, there's hope for the future for all of them. Plus, our updated league-wide ranks.

ESPN NHL
Mar 06, 2019

NHL prospect pipeline rankings: Rangers, Red Wings crack the top 10
After good 2018 drafts, the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings have stacked prospect systems. Who else ranks in the top 10?

ESPN NHL
Mar 06, 2019

Ryan O'Reilly explains the Blues' wild ride this season
From the depths of the conference to a solid playoff spot, how St. Louis has turned it around. Plus, what went wrong in Buffalo?

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Bruins RW Johansson hospitalized after collision
Bruins right wing Marcus Johansson was hospitalized after suffering an upper-body injury in a first-period collision on Tuesday against the Hurricanes, but Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said things look encouraging while the team awaits test results.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Bruins RW Johansson out after upper-body injury
Bruins right wing Marcus Johansson left Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes after colliding with Michael Ferland and suffering what the team called an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Blackhawks goalie Ward (knee) out 7-10 days
The Chicago Blackhawks said goalie Cam Ward has a right knee injury and will not participate in hockey activities for seven to 10 days.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Proposed rule: Helmetless skater must go off ice
NHL general managers said at their meetings Tuesday that a skater without a helmet would be assessed a two-minute penalty if he fails to immediately leave the ice.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

A Mount Rushmore that never was: What happened in Washington?
In 2012, each of the major sports teams in the nation's capital had a superstar. Here's a look at what they accomplished.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Canucks' Sutter (hernia) likely done for season
Canucks center Brandon Sutter, who hasn'tplayed since Feb. 9, will need six to eight weeks to recover from his second surgery for a sports hernia.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Wagering on the NHL: Trends, pitfalls and best bets this season
The Tampa Bay Lightning are an NHL-best 45-16 ATS this season. Here are the biggest trends and pitfalls -- and the best bets -- in NHL wagering.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Final Humboldt player released from hospital
Morgan Gobeil, a defenseman for the Humboldt Broncos who was injured in the tragic 2018 bus crash, was released from the hospital Monday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Top 50 NHL prospects: Ranking the best young players in hockey
An updated look at the players poised for future NHL stardom, led by Colorado defenseman prospect Cale Makar, currently skating for UMass.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 22 update
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 05, 2019

The secret to the Carolina Hurricanes' goaltending turnaround
In the prior four seasons, the Canes were 29th in save percentage. This season, they're 12th. Goaltending coach Mike Bales chats us up on his tactics.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

GMs pleased with greater scoring, quality of play
NHL general managers came to Florida at this time last year looking for clarity and consistency on goalie interference.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Oilers' Puljujarvi undergoes surgery for hip injury
Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi is expected to be recovered in time for training camp in the fall after undergoing hip surgery.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Fantasy NHL - Jordan Staal among week's best waiver adds - Line changes
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Top waiver adds of the week, including Jordan Staal
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Sabres defenseman McCabe likely done for season
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe is expected to miss the remainder of the season with what the team calls an upper body injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Sabres' McCabe likely out for rest of season
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe is expected to miss the remainder of the season with what the team calls an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Bret Hart honors Jarome Iginla for inspirational jersey gift
For the former WWE and WCW superstar, the Flames icon offered a different kind of inspiration, at a critical time in the pro wrestler's life.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Bret Hart honors Jarome Iginla, cites inspirational jersey gift
For the former WWE and WCW superstar, the Flames icon offered a different kind of inspiration at a critical time in the pro wrestler's life.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

NHL Awards Watch: Calder Trophy race officially heating up
Can Jordan Binnington spoil Elias Pettersson's Calder Trophy party? We update the races for every major award.

ESPN NHL
Mar 04, 2019

Hall of Famer and Howe linemate Lindsay dies
Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay has died at 93.

ESPN NHL
Mar 03, 2019

Hughes, Makar leading wave of collegiate blue-line dominance
Defensemen Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar look ready to make offensive rushes at the next level. That and more in this week's prospect rundown.

ESPN NHL
Mar 03, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of March 4-10
Sean Allen breaks down Week 22 in the NHL and takes a special look at the players who switched teams at the trade deadline.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2019

Jets' Lowry suspended 2 games for high-sticking
Jets forward Adam Lowry received a two-game suspension without pay for high-sticking Predators forward Filip Forsberg in Friday night's game.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2019

N.J.'s Gabriel suspended for hit on Flyers' Patrick
The NHL on Saturday suspended New Jersey Devils forward Kurtis Gabriel one game for an illegal hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick.

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