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May 25, 2018

Ex-Flames coach Gulutzan joins Oilers staff
Glen Gulutzan, who spent the last two seasons as the Flames head coach, has joined the Oilers as an assistant coach.

ESPN NHL
May 25, 2018

Key stats for Capitals-Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final
The Capitals finally got over the hump. Vegas defied all expectations. Who will hoist the Stanley Cup? Here are the keys, plus a series pick.

ESPN NHL
May 25, 2018

Key matchups for the Stanley Cup Final
Matchups can be everything in a playoff series. Rob Vollman looks at how the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights stack up against each other.

ESPN NHL
May 25, 2018

Ranking the best Stanley Cup losers of the past 20 years
Either the Golden Knights or the Capitals will lose in the Final, joining this list of also-ran's. Plus, a Calgary Flames Jersey Foul, and more.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

New hire Quinn: Rangers fit 'my coaching DNA'
David Quinn was introduced as the Rangers' coach Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Stanley Cup Final betting guide
The Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals are four wins from the Stanley Cup. How should you bet the series and Game 1?

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Stanley Cup Final tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picks
Which team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Golden Knights working out trademark issues
As the Vegas Golden Knights get ready to play in the Stanley Cup Final in their first season, the team is closing in on finally being able to register the team name and logos with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Sharks sign high-scoring Kane to 7-year deal
Evander Kane, who had nine goals in 17 games for San Jose after being acquired at the trade deadline, has signed a seven-year deal with the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Experts' predictions: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe picks
Our NHL experts -- including Barry Melrose, John Buccigross, Linda Cohn, Steve Levy, Emily Kaplan, Greg Wyshynski and Adnan Virk -- forecast who will win the Cup and MVP honors.

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Permission for optimism: The Caps take on D.C.'s pain
No Washington team has won a title since 1991. With the hockey gods seemingly on their side, can the Capitals end the streak of futility?

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Stamkos: 'Gut-wrenching feeling' after G7 loss
After seeing a 3-2 series lead slip away to the Capitals, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said it was a "disappointing, gut-wrenching feeling knowing how special this group was and not ending the way we wanted it to."

ESPN NHL
May 24, 2018

Ovechkin on Cup final: Waited long time for this
Alex Ovechkin admitted he was "emotional" after Washington's 4-0 Game 7 win over the Lightning on Wednesday night, when the Capitals captain reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in his career.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Capitals D Orpik injured on brutal hit in Game 7
Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was helped from the ice by trainers after a brutal hit from behind by Lightning forward Cedric Paquette in Game 7 on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

The Lightning's offseason game plan
Given the contracts coming up in the summer of 2019, there must be a sense of urgency for Tampa Bay this offseason.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Follow live: Caps, Bolts face off with trip to the Final on the line
The Golden Knights await the winner as the Lightning play in their third Eastern Conference finals Game 7 in four years.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

States urged to nix sports betting 'integrity fee'
A New Jersey lawmaker is urging states to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation enacted.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Rangers hire BU's Quinn as next head coach
The Rangers have hired David Quinn of Boston University to be their new head coach, GM Jeff Gorton announced Wednesday. Quinn is the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in four years.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Fire and ice: Capitals coach skates hot lap
Capitals coach Barry Trotz took a hot lap around the ice to kick off practice, just as Alex Ovechkin had done.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Sabres sign 2016 2nd-round pick Asplund
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Rasmus Asplund, a 2016 second-round pick, to a three-year entry level contract.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Vegas' success wasn't rigged: Here's how the Knights were built
No one expected Vegas to make the Stanley Cup Final this season. Here's how each player taken in the expansion draft has helped (or not).

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Barnwell: Is Vegas the biggest surprise team ever? The verdict ...
Does Vegas' Stanley Cup run make it the most unlikely finalist in modern American sports? Bill Barnwell looks at candidates across the big four.

ESPN NHL
May 23, 2018

Barnwell: Ultimate surprise sports runs -- where Vegas ranks
Does Vegas' Stanley Cup run make it the most unlikely finalist in modern American sports? Bill Barnwell looks at candidates across the big four.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Reports: Sharks, Kane nearing 7-year deal
Hoping to keep star Evander Kane off the market, the San Jose Sharks are attempting to finalize a seven-year deal for the forward, according to multiple reports.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Ovechkin prepares for 'biggest game in my life'
With one game separating him from his first Stanley Cup Final appearance, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin said Wednesday's Game 7 is the biggest game of his life.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Wild hope new GM Fenton able to deliver Cup
After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Shanahan defends Dubas after Hunter, Lamoriello leave Leafs
One decision. Two departures. Many questions about the Leafs' future. We spoke with the team president after both departures were made official.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Goaltender Niemi to re-sign with Canadiens
Goaltender Antti Niemi has agreed to re-sign with the Montreal Canadiens on a one-year, one-way contract worth $950,000, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Get to know new Stars coach Jim Montgomery
The bench boss dishes on leaving Denver, video games, the trend of NCAA coaches coming to the NHL, how he'll measure success in Dallas and more.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Lamoriello officially has 'full' control of Isles ops
Lou Lamoriello, the architect of three Stanley Cup championships during his 28 years as president and GM of the Devils, has taken over hockey operations for the Islanders.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Lamoriello takes over Isles' hockey operations
Lou Lamoriello, the architect of three Stanley Cup championships during his 28 years as president and GM of the Devils, has taken over hockey operations for the Islanders.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Assistant GM Hunter leaving Maple Leafs
Assistant general manager Mark Hunter is leaving the Maple Leafs after not getting the GM job.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

X factors, picks for Capitals-Lightning Game 7
Which players' performances -- for better or worse -- will determine the winner of the Eastern Conference final? Our panel weighs in.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Why no NHL players made the World Fame 100 list
Hockey players were frozen out of our accounting of the 100 most famous athletes on the planet -- although, no surprise, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin came closest.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

ESPN NHL
May 22, 2018

Capitals' Orpik: 'Desperation' drove us to win
Fueled by physical play and "desparation," the Capitals kept their playoff hopes alive with a Game 6 win over the Lightning.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

Fenton leaves Predators to be Wild's new GM
Paul Fenton, who had been a part of the Nashville Predators' front office since 1998, was named the GM of the Minnesota Wild on Monday, replacing Chuck Fletcher. The Wild are owned by the Predators' founding owner, Craig Leipold.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

Report: Lamoriello to handle Isles' operations
Lou Lamoriello, the architect of three Stanley Cup championships during his 28 years as president and GM of the Devils, will take over hockey operations for the Islanders, according to The Athletic.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

Lightning coach: Knights 'not a Cinderella story'
As they prepared for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Capitals and Lightning talked about the Vegas Golden Knights' surprising run to their first Stanley Cup Final. "They're a wonderful story," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

How Capitals' infusion of youth helped them forget old pain
Jakub Vrana and the rest of the new wave of talent have brought exuberance and skill -- and they weren't around for the team's recent early exits.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

The Jets' offseason game plan
The Jets made the Western Conference final, but fell short against Vegas. Here's what they should do to take the next step in 2018-19.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

Ryan Reaves' journey from enforcer to series-clinching hero
There was a time the veteran wondered if the NHL wanted him anymore. After his goal against the Jets, his stick is headed to the Hall of Fame.

ESPN NHL
May 21, 2018

Who is the Golden Knights' most valuable skater?
Vegas is in the Stanley Cup Final largely due to Marc-Andre Fleury. But who has been the best player in front of the veteran goaltender?

ESPN NHL
May 20, 2018

Sweden tops Switzerland to win hockey worlds
Forward Filip Forsberg scored the decisive goal in a shootout to edge Switzerland 3-2 and give Sweden a third world title in six years.

ESPN NHL
May 20, 2018

Golden Knights ride improbable run to Cup finals
The expansion Golden Knights defeated the Jets on Sunday in Winnipeg to punch their ticket to the finals.

ESPN NHL
May 20, 2018

Golden Knights ride improbable run to Cup Final
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Winnipeg to punch their improbable ticket to the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
May 20, 2018

Ex-Sens star Alfredsson tops IIHF HOF inductees
Former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson leads the group of eight 2018 inductees into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

ESPN NHL
May 20, 2018

U.S. tops Canada for bronze at hockey worlds
The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the ice hockey championship on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
May 19, 2018

Follow live: Golden Knights looking to advance to Stanley Cup Final
After Alex Tuch nets his sixth goal of the postseason for Vegas, Josh Morrissey ties the game for Winnipeg in Game 5.

ESPN NHL
May 19, 2018

Source: Quinn intends to leave BU for Rangers
David Quinn, who has coached BU to three NCAA regional finals in five seasons, informed officials he intends to leave for the Rangers job, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
May 19, 2018

Hawks' Hossa: 'I will not play hockey anymore'
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, "I will not play hockey anymore," in an interview published Saturday.

ESPN NHL
May 19, 2018

Sweden routs U.S. in semis of hockey worlds
Sweden will play for a third world title in six years after beating the United States 6-0 in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championships.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Follow live: Lightning, Capitals seek advantage in series with Game 5 win
Cedric Paquette and Ondrej Palat score to open Game 5 as Tampa Bay looks to be the first team in these Eastern Conference finals to win a game on its home ice.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Follow live: Golden Knights attempt to open up 3-1 series lead on Jets
After William Karlsson scores early in the first period, the Jets and Golden Knights trade goals in the second period.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Why the Vegas Golden Knights should be Canada's team
From a Canadian-heavy roster to their style of play, the Golden Knights -- not the Winnipeg Jets -- should be Canada's rooting interest.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

How Vasilevskiy's worst moments helped him be Tampa's best
After a rough 13-game stretch in 2016-17, the young Russian learned how to fight through adversity.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

How the Hurricanes build their next Stanley Cup contender
Change is in the air in Carolina. Here are the moves the Canes should make this summer to jump-start their build.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Vasilevskiy, Lightning top Caps to even East series
Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to lead Tampa Bay.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Caps rue 'a missed opportunity' vs. Lightning
A late power-play goal by the Lightning breathed new life into the Eastern Conference finals and evened the series between Tampa Bay and Washington at two games apiece.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Caps rue 'missed opportunity' vs. Lightning
A late power-play goal by the Lightning breathed new life into the Eastern Conference finals and evened the series between Tampa Bay and Washington at two games apiece.

ESPN NHL
May 18, 2018

Caps' Wilson calls loss 'a missed opportunity'
A late power-play goal by the Lightning breathed new life into the Eastern Conference finals and evened the series between Tampa Bay and Washington at two games apiece.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Caps' Backstrom returns but Lightning get win
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom returned to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals but the Lightning pulled out the win to even the series at two games apiece.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Backstrom back from injury for Caps in G4 loss
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom returned to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, but the Lightning pulled out the win to even the series at two games apiece.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Backstrom back in Capitals lineup for Game 4
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom returned to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning on Thursday night in Washington.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Backstrom back in Capitals' lineup for Game 4
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom returned to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Lightning on Thursday night in Washington.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Qatar helps D.C. keep Metro open for Caps game
Hockey fans will be able to take the Metro home after Game 4 between the Lightning and the Capitals on Thursday night. The Qatar Embassy came up with $100,000 to keep the subway system in the nation's capital open an hour later than usual.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Qatar helps D.C. keep Metro open for Game 4
Hockey fans will be able to take the Metro home after Game 4 between the Lightning and the Capitals Thursday night. The Qatar Embassy came up with $100,000 to keep the subway system in the nation's capital open an hour later than usual.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Humboldt families to get $15M from fundraiser
The 29 families affected by the Humboldt bus crash will receive a total of $15 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign, the team said.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

The legend of 'Big Buff' grows with every hit, punch and goal
With a laser shot and a physique that resembles an NFL defensive lineman, Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has become a folk hero around the NHL.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Kane, U.S. into worlds semis with Canada
Captain Patrick Kane scored two goals to lift the United States to a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship on Thursday, while Canada beat Russia 5-4 in overtime.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Kane, U.S. into worlds semis, with Canada
Captain Patrick Kane scored two goals to lift the United States to a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship on Thursday, while Canada beat Russia 5-4 in overtime.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Fleury tickles Jets player's ear during scrum
Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

How new NHL dads juggle newborns, playoff pressure
For J.T. Miller, Yanni Gourde and John Carlson, the Eastern Conference final has been a balancing act.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Follow live: Lightning look to even series with Caps
Steven Stamkos put the Lightning in front after Brayden Point evened Tampa Bay with Washington in the first period.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Roundtable: How will legalized sports betting impact the NHL?
Our panel looks at the potential effects of the SCOTUS ruling on sports gambling in the world of hockey betting.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Fleury, Knights host family of Humboldt coach
Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury met with Carson and Jackson Haugan, the sons of Broncos coach and general manager Darcy Haugan, after Wednesday night's win, letting them try on his gear and talking to them about the game.

ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Stream now on ESPN : Breaking down a key win for Vegas
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ESPN NHL
May 17, 2018

Jets' Ehlers misses G3 with undisclosed injury
Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers missed Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday because of an undisclosed injury.

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Home-ice disadvantage? Why road teams have been winning more
It doesn't matter how raucous crowds have been in this year's NHL playoffs -- home teams are having a hard time getting the job done.

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Top 2018 NHL draft prospects at each skill
Looking at this season's draft class, who is the best of the best in each skill area?

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Follow live: Western Conference finals make debut in Vegas
The Golden Knights got on the board quickly as Jonathan Marchessault scored a goal in the opening 35 seconds of the first period.

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Stream on ESPN : Lightning get back into the series vs. Capitals
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ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Lightning correct course in Game 3
After dropping two games at home, the Lightning took down the Capitals for a crucial Game 3 win in the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Lightning get back on track after Game 3 win
After dropping two games at home, the Lightning corrected course and took down the Capitals for a crucial Game 3 win in the Eastern Conference finals.

ESPN NHL
May 16, 2018

Caps' Wilson: Stralman hit should be reviewed
Capitals forward Tom Wilson said the league needs to review the hard hit delivered by Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman that forced Wilson to briefly exit Tuesday night's game.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Capitals' Backstrom misses 4th straight game
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was not in the lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, missing his fourth straight game with a right hand injury.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Jagr says he'll play 30th season in Czech Rep.
Jaromir Jagr will continue his professional hockey career for a 30th season when he skates with the Kladno Knights in the Czech Republic.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Humboldt bus crash survivor: 'I want to play hockey again'
Kaleb Dahlgren, who is still recovering from his own devastating injuries, hopes to honor his fallen teammates by returning to the ice.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Capitals not ruling out Backstrom for Game 3
The Capitals said Nicklas Backstrom, who has missed the last three games with a hand injury, took part in the morning skate and remains a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Turris has to borrow gear for Canada game
Kyle Turris showed up for the world championships to play for Canada, but his gear didn't make it.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Which Lightning player will lead a series comeback?
In order for Tampa Bay to come back from being down 0-2, these players will have to step up with Conn Smythe-caliber performances.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Follow live: Tampa Bay looks to get back in series vs. Washington
Trailing 2-0 in the series, Tampa Bay opens Game 3 with a Steven Stamkos goal in the first period to take the lead on Washington.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

U.S. suffers first loss at ice hockey worlds
The United States lost its first game at the ice hockey worlds -- 6-2 to Finland -- and will next face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Predators moving on from Hartnell, Emelin
The Predators plan to move on from forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Alexei Emelin, who will both be unrestricted free agents.

ESPN NHL
May 15, 2018

Predators parting ways with Hartnell, Emelin
The Predators plan to part ways with forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Alexei Emelin, who will both be unrestricted free agents.

ESPN NHL
May 14, 2018

How the Caps disrupted a history of playoff disaster
Higher standards and tactical changes in playing style have Washington six wins from a Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
May 14, 2018

Golden Knights turn to Tatar, Nosek for Game 2
The Golden Knights have inserted forwards Tomas Tatar and Tomas Nosek into their lineup for the first time in nearly two weeks as Vegas enters Game 2 of the Western Conference finals down 1-0 to the Winnipeg Jets.

ESPN NHL
May 14, 2018

Golden Knights may turn to Tatar for Game 2
The Golden Knights might insert forward Tomas Tatar into their lineup for the first time in nearly two weeks as Vegas enters Game 2 of the Western Conference finals down 1-0 to the Winnipeg Jets.

ESPN NHL
May 14, 2018

Tatar nets Game 2 goal in return to Vegas lineup
The Golden Knights inserted forwards Tomas Tatar and Tomas Nosek into their lineup for the first time in nearly two weeks for Monday's series-tying Game 2 victory over the Jets.

ESPN NHL
May 14, 2018

Not just Jets: Cars join Winnipeg whiteout
Winnipeg car dealerships are showing their support for the Jets by getting on board with the team's whiteout campaign.

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