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Oct 19, 2018

Real or fake? Breaking down NHL's early-season trends
Goals are being scored at an historic clip, the Golden Knights are struggling and Auston Matthews is on a tear. These can't all hold.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2018

'Anything is possible.' Kenyan hockey star reunites with Crosby
After a video featuring his team took the sports world by storm this week, Ben Azegere witnessed his first NHL game -- featuring his new friend.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2018

Coyotes spoil Crawford's return in Chicago
Corey Crawford's first game for the Blackhawks since Dec. 23, 2017, was marred as Chicago lost to Arizona.

ESPN NHL
Oct 19, 2018

Where would Jack Hughes fit into our top 100 prospect list?
With the help of some scouts, we look at where the top 2019 NHL draft prospect would rank on our top 100 list.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Crosby: McDavid 'easy pick' as NHL's top player
Connor McDavid is the NHL's best player, according to Sidney Crosby -- and it's not particularly a tough decision.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Kings G Quick activated from injured reserve
The Los Angeles Kings have activated goalie Jonathan Quick from injured reserve and sent goalie Peter Budaj back to the AHL. Quick missed five games due to a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Kings G Quick shelled in return from IR vs. Isles
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick returned from injured reserve and started against the Islanders on Thursday night. Quick was pulled in the third period of a 7-2 loss after giving up six goals on 29 shots.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Kings' Quick returns from IR; Kopitar (illness) out
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick returned from injured reserve and started against the Islanders on Thursday night. Los Angeles was without center Anze Kopitar, who missed the game due to an illness.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

The NHL's most indispensable players
Some teams can absorb the loss of a key star. Others ... ahem, Edmonton ... not so much. Here are the NHL's most irreplaceable skaters.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

NHL quietly helped USA Hockey fund women
The NHL helped end a stalemate between the U.S. women's national hockey team and USA Hockey last year by bridging a "sizable" financial gap, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Pens goalie Murray returns from concussion
Penguins goalie Matt Murray will start against the Maple Leafs after being sidelined since Oct. 8 with a concussion.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Pens' Murray back from concussion, blanks Leafs
Penguins goalie Matt Murray, who had been sidelined since Oct. 8 with a concussion, shut out the Maple Leafs in his return Thursday in a 3-0 win.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Underperforming stars out of the gate
It may be very early in the 2018-19 season, but Victoria Matiash tells you which expected fantasy factors are simply not living up to expectations and exactly what you should do about it.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Blackhawks' Crawford starting vs. Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is starting in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, marking Crawford's first game action in nearly 10 months.

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Why the Sharks have stumbled out of the gate
The Sharks were a popular Stanley Cup pick after the Erik Karlsson trade, but they are struggling early. What's gone wrong, and can they fix it?

ESPN NHL
Oct 18, 2018

Roundtable: How many goals will Auston Matthews score?
Can he reach the 50-goal mark this season? 60? We weigh in on Matthews, as well as the Leafs' chances of winning the East.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Ducks sign holdout Nick Ritchie to 3-year deal
Power forward Nick Ritchie, who missed the entire preseason and six regular-season games while holding out for a better deal as a restricted free agent, has signed a three-year contract with the Ducks.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Ducks sign holdout Ritchie to three-year deal
Power forward Nick Ritchie, who missed the entire preseason and six regular-season games while holding out for a better deal as a restricted free agent, has signed a three-year contract with the Ducks.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

NHL Power Rankings: The driving force for all 31 teams
The season is taking shape, and every team is forming an identity. Here's the one thing (a player, a line or something else) carrying all 31.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Carolina demotes Necas, Fleury; promotes Bishop
The Carolina Hurricanes have assigned forward Martin Necas and defenseman Haydn Fleury to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Top 100 NHL prospects: Nos. 51-100
Beyond the top-tier prospects, there is plenty of talent filling out our top 100. Who makes the cut?

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Blackhawks' Crawford says he'll start
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford says he plans on starting in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes - which would mark Crawford's first game action in nearly 10 months.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Blackhawks' Crawford says he'll start Thursday
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford says he plans on starting in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes, which would mark Crawford's first game action in nearly 10 months.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Sens rookie Tkachuk out month with leg injury
Senators promising rookie Brady Tkachuk will miss a month with a torn ligament in his leg.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

NHL Hot Seat Index: Checking in on all 31 coaches
After two weeks of the 2018-19 season, we slot each bench boss into one of seven groups based on their chances of being fired.

ESPN NHL
Oct 17, 2018

Top 100 NHL prospects: Nos. 1-50
Who is among the best prospects in the NHL? We rank the top 100.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2018

Adam Henrique relishing hard-nosed battles with the Ducks
The former Devil has meshed well with his new teammates after a move to the Western Conference.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2018

Logan Pyett is the best player in the world of the week
It's been a long road back to the ice for the 2006 draft pick, now skating for the AHL's Hershey Bears.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2018

Which member of the 2010 draft class would you build around?
The debate is not just Taylor Hall vs. Tyler Seguin anymore. Our panel picks their franchise building block from the 210 players taken that year.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2018

Rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings: Week 3
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, highlighting a huge jump from a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

ESPN NHL
Oct 16, 2018

Q&A: Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on the future of his team
One of the NHL's signature franchises, Chicago must find a way to engage fans while building its next contender.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Matheson gets 2-game ban for Pettersson injury
Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson on Monday was suspended two games for "intentionally and dangerously" slamming Canucks rookie forward Elias Pettersson to the ice in Saturday's game.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Golden Knights' Stastny could miss two months
Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny could miss at least two months with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Avalanche claim Dano off waivers from Jets
The Colorado Avalanche have claimed center Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Penguins' Schultz out four months after surgery
The Pittsburgh Penguins' blueline has suffered a significant loss, as defenseman Justin Schultz underwent surgery to repair a fracture of his lower left leg.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Top waiver adds of the week, including Derick Brassard
Already 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
Oct 15, 2018

Report: Pettersson out 7-10 days after hit
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson, hit by Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson, traveled with the team but won't play.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Roundtable: Will the Maple Leafs win the East?
Toronto is off to a great start, so we ponder whether they'll make it to the Stanley Cup Final. Plus, our takes on Matthews, Nylander and more.

ESPN NHL
Oct 15, 2018

Legal pot in Canada raises questions for NHL
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.

ESPN NHL
Oct 14, 2018

Blackhawks 1st to start season with 5 OT games
The Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games.

ESPN NHL
Oct 14, 2018

Pens' Schultz to be re-evaluated after leg injury
Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz left Saturday's game after suffering what appeared to be a serious lower-leg injury. Coach Mike Sullivan shed no light on the injury other than to say Schultz would undergo more tests.

ESPN NHL
Oct 13, 2018

Leafs' Matthews joins Lemieux in exclusive club
Toronto's Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal of the season Saturday in a 4-2 win over Washington. He joins Mario Lemieux (11) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

ESPN NHL
Oct 13, 2018

Watson's girlfriend: Incident not an act of abuse
The girlfriend of suspended Predators forward Austin Watson said in a statement Saturday that the June 16 incident between the two "was not an act of domestic violence."

ESPN NHL
Oct 12, 2018

NHL criticizes decision to reduce Watson's ban
The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge.

ESPN NHL
Oct 12, 2018

Panthers' Haley enters assistance program
Panthers center Micheal Haley, who led the NHL in penalty minutes last season, has entered the NHL and NHL Players Association's player assistance program for undisclosed reasons. There is not timetable for his return.

ESPN NHL
Oct 12, 2018

McDavid vs. Matthews is the rivalry the NHL deserves
If Crosby and Ovechkin helped rescue the NHL, McDavid and Matthews are raising it to new heights.

ESPN NHL
Oct 12, 2018

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Oct. 15-21
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into Week 3, pointing out some power-play performers to add to your rosters.

ESPN NHL
Oct 12, 2018

Matthews ties record with 9 goals in 1st 5 games
Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals -- tying an NHL record after five games -- and helped the Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night.

ESPN NHL
Oct 11, 2018

NHL Power Rankings: Top injury concern for all 31 teams
We're just a few games into the 2018-19 season, but there's already been some movement in the power rankings.

ESPN NHL
Oct 11, 2018

Watson's domestic abuse ban pared to 18 games
Predators forward Austin Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic violence has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator.

ESPN NHL
Oct 11, 2018

Habs' Weber returns to ice, targets Dec. return
Veteran Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber skated for the first time since having surgery in June, and he remains on schedule to return to game action in December.

ESPN NHL
Oct 11, 2018

Flyers forward Patrick out 7-10 days with injury
The Philadelphia Flyers will be without forward Nolan Patrick for seven to 10 days due to an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 11, 2018

Early-season help in specific fantasy hockey categories
Finding your fantasy hockey roster lacking in some areas? Victoria Matiash tells you where to turn for early-season help in categories like PIM, hits and shutouts.

ESPN NHL
Oct 10, 2018

Bruins move up game time to avoid Sox conflict
The Boston Bruins have moved up the start time of Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings to 3 p.m. to avoid a conflict with the Red Sox playoff game.

ESPN NHL
Oct 10, 2018

Golden Knights' Stastny out 3 games with injury
Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny will miss at least three games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 10, 2018

Pacioretty, Stastny carrying on the 'Golden Misfits' persona
The Golden Knights aren't the underdogs anymore, but their two big acquisitions still want to carry last season's mentality into this season.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Kings' Kovalchuk gets 1st goal in NHL return
Ilya Kovalchuk, playing in his third game as a Los Angeles King, redirected a nice centering pass from defenseman Drew Doughty on Tuesday night for his first NHL goal since April 25, 2015.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Shattenkirk may be healthy scratch vs. Sharks
The struggling Rangers are considering making defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Sharks. Shattenkirk told reporters Tuesday that he probably needs to fight a little bit harder to get his spot back.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

College hockey preview: Top NHL prospects, Frozen Four picks
College hockey is back. We preview the top teams, look at the best NHL prospects taking the ice, and give picks for the Frozen Four and Hobey Baker Award.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Pens goalie Murray out with another concussion
Penguins goalie Matt Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings: Week 2
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, highlighting players who have already answered key early questions.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Patrick Dwyer is the best hockey player in the world this week
The former Hurricane tops the list this week thanks to his (disallowed) "pants goal" for the Belfast Giants.

ESPN NHL
Oct 09, 2018

Roundtable: Will the Predators win the West?
As another season gets rolling, we assess the Stanley Cup chances of the defending Presidents' Trophy winners.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Seattle group unveils $70M training center plan
The ownership group looking to bring an expansion NHL team to Seattle unveiled plans Monday for a $70 million training facility in the northern part of the city.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Sharks glad Thornton just has knee infection
Joe Thornton, who was put on short-term injured reserve after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired knee, has an infection in the joint.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Panthers' Luongo out 2-4 weeks with knee injury
Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo will miss two to four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Inside the Hurricanes' ridiculous new post-game celebration
Carolina captain Justin Williams explains what the team is going for with the jubilant new tradition they started this weekend.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Inside the Hurricanes' wild new postgame celebration
Carolina captain Justin Williams explains what the team is going for with the jubilant new tradition they started this weekend.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Top waiver adds of the week, including Zach Parise
Already 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
Oct 08, 2018

Blue Jackets' Dubinsky sidelined 4-6 weeks
Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky is out 4-6 weeks with an oblique injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Inside Patrick Maroon's decision to come home this season
The veteran winger left more money and longer-term offers on the table to be closer to his family -- and placed a big bet on himself for his next contract.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Flyers forward van Riemsdyk out 5-6 weeks
Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk will be out five to six weeks with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 08, 2018

Why Jake DeBrusk is more vital to the Bruins than you might think
The second-generation winger was inconsistent last season, but is crucial to Boston's status as a Stanley Cup contender.

ESPN NHL
Oct 07, 2018

Panthers' Luongo out at least 1 week for knee
The Florida Panthers put goaltender Roberto Luongo on injured reserve Sunday, one day after a right knee injury knocked the veteran out of his team's season-opening loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ESPN NHL
Oct 07, 2018

Kings' Quick hurt in practice, out vs. Wings
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will not start against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night because of a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Oct 07, 2018

Kings' Quick hurt in practice, placed on IR
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was placed on injured reserve Sunday after sustaining a lower-body injury in practice the previous day.

ESPN NHL
Oct 07, 2018

Sharks' Thornton (knee) on injured reserve
Joe Thornton was put on short-term injured reserve after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired knee.

ESPN NHL
Oct 07, 2018

Checking in with Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour
The Carolina coach dishes on coaching millennials, his influences, the team wearing Hartford Whalers jerseys and more.

ESPN NHL
Oct 05, 2018

Capitals' Wilson appeals 20-game suspension
The NHL Players' Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Wilson after the Capitals forward was suspended 20 games for an illegal check to the head.

ESPN NHL
Oct 05, 2018

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Oct. 8-14
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into Week 2 of the 2018-19 season, pointing out players whose roles have already changed.

ESPN NHL
Oct 05, 2018

Did Tom Wilson get hosed? No, he earned this
Don't compare this penalty with those levied against Brad Marchand.

ESPN NHL
Oct 04, 2018

Sharks sign forward Goodrow to 2-year extension
The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Barclay Goodrow to a two-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Oct 04, 2018

Kings' Kovalchuk eager to resume Cup pursuit
Ilya Kovalchuk has an Olympic gold medal but he is back in the NHL to add the one thing missing from his stellar career -- a Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Oct 04, 2018

Roster surprises for fantasy hockey's first week
With the NHL's regular season underway, Victoria Matiash notes some surprising fantasy-relevant assets to consider before the rest of your league notices they've made the roster.

ESPN NHL
Oct 04, 2018

Roundtable: Can the Caps repeat as Stanley Cup champions?
Our panel breaks down the Caps' chances, the team's most important player this season, and makes bold predictions for one year from now.

ESPN NHL
Oct 04, 2018

Caps irate over Wilson's 'garbage' suspension
Tom Wilson's Capitals teammates made it clear Wednesday they were not pleased he was suspended 20 games for an illegal check.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Capitals raise Cup banner; no mention of Trotz
The Washington Capitals raised their first Stanley Cup championship banner prior to facing the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Former coach Barry Trotz wasn't mentioned during the ceremony or included in a celebratory video shown prior to the opener.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

African American museum brings O'Ree to tears
Willie O'Ree, who broke hockey's color barrier, toured the Smithsonian's African American museum with Gary Bettman on Wednesday, and recounted his meetings with Jackie Robinson as a boy and again as an NHL player.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

African-American museum brings O'Ree to tears
Willie O'Ree, who broke hockey's color barrier, toured the Smithsonian's African American museum with Gary Bettman on Wednesday, and recounted his meetings with Jackie Robinson as a boy and again as an NHL player.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Make or break time: Prospects under pressure to take next step
Dylan Strome is running out of time to take his game to the next level, but the 21-year-old isn't the only NHL prospect feeling the heat.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Capitals' Wilson suspended 20 games for hit
Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games for his hit on Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Capitals forward Wilson suspended 20 games
Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games for his hit on Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Laine: Canucks' 'Fortnite' ban just a scapegoat
A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a "Fortnite" ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Laine: Canucks' Fortnite ban just a scapegoat
A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

Sabres make 21-year-old center Eichel captain
Center Jack Eichel has been selected captain of the Buffalo Sabres.

ESPN NHL
Oct 03, 2018

NHL experts' predictions: division winners, Stanley Cup, awards
Our picks for each division, Stanley Cup Final matchup, 2019 champion and all of the major awards.

ESPN NHL
Oct 02, 2018

Red Wings assign 3 players to Grand Rapids
The Detroit Red Wings have assigned right wing Luke Witkowski and defensemen Joe Hicketts and Filip Hronek to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

ESPN NHL
Oct 02, 2018

The biggest mysteries of the 2018-19 NHL season
Can the Capitals repeat, or will Sidney Crosby be back on top? Which goalies will bounce back? Who are the sleepers? How will Gritty affect it all?

ESPN NHL
Oct 02, 2018

Smith-Pelly has his sights set on changing his sport
The Capitals' playoff hero has embraced being a role model. "Devante isn't there because he's black," NHL pioneer Willie O'Ree says. "He's there because he's a good hockey player."

ESPN NHL
Oct 02, 2018

Seattle group makes its case to NHL owners
The prospective owners of a Seattle expansion team made their case to a group of NHL owners on Tuesday and expressed confidence as they await word on the next step.

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