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Apr 17, 2021

Sabres F Okposo's season ends from puck to face
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo will miss the rest of the season after he was hit in the face by a puck during Thursday's game against the Capitals.

ESPN NHL
Apr 17, 2021

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Battle of Florida takes center stage
The Lightning and Panthers square off in a pivotal Central Division showdown. Here's where all the races stand heading into Saturday's action.

ESPN NHL
Apr 17, 2021

Lightning's Stamkos on LTIR; Kucherov still out
Tampa Bay Lightning coach says that the team is placing Steven Stamkos on long-term injured reserve but that it doesn't mean Nikita Kucherov is ready to return.

ESPN NHL
Apr 17, 2021

U.S. women's hockey coach abruptly steps down
Assistant coach Joel Johnson will take over after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada.

ESPN NHL
Apr 17, 2021

US women's hockey coach abruptly steps down
Assistant coach Joel Johnson will take over after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championships open in Canada.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Sabres skating thin at goalie with Ullmark out
The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth-, fifth- and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed as week to week with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Canucks will resume play Sunday after outbreak
The Canucks will resume play Sunday for their first game since March 24 after a COVID-19 outbreak ran through the team. Vancouver will sprint to the finish, playing 19 games in 32 days.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Coyotes adding cancer victim, 9, to ring of honor
A 9-year-old girl who died of cancer -- described as having the tenacity of a hockey player -- will become the first person in NHL history who's not a former player, coach, general manager or broadcaster to be inducted into a team's ring of honor.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Avalanche put on COVID hiatus; 3 games ppd.
The Avalanche will not play until at least Thursday after a third player was placed into the NHL's COVID protocols Friday, postponing two games against the Kings and one against the Blues.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Lightning's Stamkos on LTIR, Kucherov still out
Tampa Bay Lightning coach says that the team is placing Steven Stamkos on long-term injured reserve but that it doesn't mean Nikita Kucherov is ready to return.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of April 19 - 25
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Bruins, Islanders run it back on Friday night
It's a typically light schedule this evening, but there will be ramifications in the playoff races -- and the 'race' for draft lottery positioning.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Trade-season grades for all 31 NHL teams
Which GMs aced the trade deadline? Who flunked? Who gets an incomplete? We assess all 31 here.

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Secondary scorers poised to benefit from NHL trade deadline
You already know about Taylor Hall and Jeff Carter, but what about their new linemates? Plus, which Devils and Sabres will step up into the roles left by departing stars?

ESPN NHL
Apr 16, 2021

Lightning put Stamkos (lower-body injury) on IR
The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed star center Steven Stamkos on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

NHL delays Canucks' return after COVID outbreak
The NHL announced Thursday that the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday will be postponed.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Injured Maple Leafs C Matthews to sit vs. Jets
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said Auston Matthews' injury is 'similar, but not the same' to a wrist injury suffered earlier this season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Secondary scorers poised to benefit from NHL trade deadline
You already know about Taylor Hall and Jeff Carter, but what about their new linemates? Plus, which Devils and Sabres will step up into the roles left by departing stars?

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Source: Friday's Oilers-Canucks game postponed
The Vancouver Canucks' game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday will be postponed, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Isles nearing season-ticket sellout for UBS Arena
The New York Islanders say they are close to selling out of season tickets for the 2021-22 season at UBS Arena -- their first at the venue built next to the racetrack at Belmont Park.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Post-deadline contender tiers: Where all 31 NHL teams rank now
With a quarter of the 2021 season left, distinct groups have emerged, from "The elite" down to "The rebuilders."

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Showdown Thursday in the Central
The top four teams play against one another tonight, as the jockeying for postseason positioning continues.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

How the deadline deals impact fantasy hockey
Get caught up on all the moves from around the NHL trade deadline, including who to add and what situations to monitor as we head into the fantasy hockey playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Apr 15, 2021

Rankings update: How to win your playoff matchup
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and how to maximize every single point to win your fantasy playoff matchup.

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

Canucks' Miller: 'Dangerous' to rush team back
Canucks forward J.T. Miller told reporters on Wednesday that his team is being rushed onto the ice after a COVID-19 outbreak, saying it is "dangerous to a lot of players."

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

Capitals sign Sheary to two-year, $3M extension
Forward Conor Sheary, who signed with the Capitals on Dec. 23, was rewarded with a two-year, $3 million extension. He has 11 goals and 8 assists this season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

Stars goalie Bishop, wing Radulov done for year
Stars goalie Ben Bishop and forward Alexander Radulov are done for the season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

Sabres' Eichel done for season with neck injury
Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss the rest of the season with a herniated disc in his neck.

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Who will win the West's fourth spot?
The Avs, Golden Knights and Wild have distanced themselves from the pack. But there's a jumble behind them, as all eight teams take the ice Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 14, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: Hinge players for all 31 teams down the stretch
The Avalanche remain in the top spot another week. Plus, which players will have an outsized impact on the playoff races?

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

Disappointing Blue Jackets start new chapter
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as "an opportunity to reload" rather than a rebuilding job.

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

Memorial Cup canceled for second straight year
The Canadian Hockey League announced Tuesday that for the second straight year, the Memorial Cup has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

Fantasy hockey rankings Week 12 update: How to win your playoff matchup
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and how to maximize every single point to win your fantasy playoff matchup.

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

Fantasy hockey: NHL trade deadline wrap
Get caught up on all the moves from around the NHL trade deadline, including who to add and what situations to monitor as we head into the fantasy hockey playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Who has best chances after the trade deadline?
Following Monday's trade deadline, here's a look at the playoff (and draft lottery) chances of all 31 teams, plus a peek at the schedule.

ESPN NHL
Apr 13, 2021

Fantasy hockey: NHL trade deadline live reactions
Get caught up on all the moves from around the NHL trade deadline, including who to add and what situations to monitor as we head into the fantasy hockey playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Winners and losers of the NHL trade deadline
With the annual flurry of deals complete, which players, teams and GMs come out ahead? Who missed their opportunity?

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Stars' Seguin (hip) may play before season ends
Optimistic Dallas general manager Jim Nill said Monday that forward Tyler Seguin (hip) is set to begin skating with the taxi squad and may be able to return to play this season for the Stars.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Twins, Wolves, Wild games PPD after shooting
The Twins, Timberwolves and Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Panthers acquire Bennett in trade with Flames
The Panthers acquired Sam Bennett from the Flames for a 2022 second-round pick and Emil Heineman.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Caps acquire Red Wings' Mantha in blockbuster
The Red Wings traded winger Anthony Mantha to the Capitals for Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik, a 2021 first-round and 2022 second-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Knights get Blackhawks' Janmark in 3-team deal
The Golden Knights acquired forward Mattias Janmark from the Blackhawks as part of a three-team trade Monday that also involved the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Kings, Iafallo agree to 4-year, $16M extension
The Kings and forward Alex Iafallo have agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract extension. The 27-year-old was to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Sources: Knights get Janmark from Blackhawks
The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired forward Mattias Janmark from the Blackhawks, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Wizards, Capitals to host fans at 10% capacity
The Wizards and Capitals will have about 2,100 spectators in attendance when the teams first welcome fans back to Capital One Arena later this month. The Nats will see an increase of allowed fans from 5,000 to 10,000.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Hall seeking extension with Bruins, not spotlight
Taylor Hall said he wants to stay in Boston beyond this season after leveraging his no-movement clause to get traded to the Bruins from the Sabres.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

NHL trade tiers: Top players available at each position
We identify 50 of the top rentals and players with term remaining at every position, including Eric Staal, Conor Garland and Jonathan Bernier.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

NHL trade tracker: Every deal made before the deadline
The NHL's 2021 trade deadline has passed. Get caught up here with all the deals that were made this season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

NHL trade tracker: Latest deals, rumors, analysis
We're tracking every trade leading up to Monday afternoon's deadline, including analysis, buzz on possible deals and more.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Penguins acquire Carter from Kings for draft picks
The Kings traded forward Jeff Carter to the Penguins in exchange for a 2022 conditional third-round pick and a 2023 conditional fourth-round pick, the teams announced Sunday night.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Bruins land Hall in trade with Sabres, source says
The Sabres have agreed to trade Taylor Hall to the Bruins in a deal that also will see Curtis Lazar go to Boston, with Buffalo receiving Anders Bjork and a 2021 second-round pick, a source told ESPN, confirming a TSN report.

ESPN NHL
Apr 12, 2021

Boston fans salute Chara in Capitals' 8-1 victory
The short-handed Bruins had no answers for first-place Washington on Sunday night, as Zdeno Chara played in front of Boston fans for the first time as a Capital during an easy victory.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Maple Leafs acquire Blue Jackets captain Foligno
The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to add draft picks on Sunday, as they look to the future, receiving a first- and fourth-round choice from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for veteran forward Nick Foligno.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Predators' McCarron suspended for illegal check
Nashville Predators forward Michael McCarron, given a match penalty on Saturday night for an illegal check against the Tampa Bay Lightning, was suspended two games by the NHL on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Canucks stay shut down; new player in protocols
The Canucks will not reopen their practice facilities Sunday as originally planned after another player was placed in the NHL's COVID protocols.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Habs get Merrill from Wings for pick, prospect
The Canadiens have acquired veteran defenseman Jon Merrill from the Red Wings for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021 and minor-league forward Hayden Verbeek.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Lundqvist shelves plans of comeback this season
After a checkup last week showed some inflammation following heart surgery, veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has decided not to suit up for the Washington Capitals this season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 11, 2021

Caps deal Siegenthaler to Devils for 3rd-rounder
The Devils have acquired defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Capitals for a 2021 third-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Historical victory for Leafs goaltender Campbell
The first-place Toronto Maple Leafs, powered by an Auston Matthews hat trick and a historical effort from Jack Campbell, outlasted the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Saturday night.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

UMass wins first NCAA men's hockey title
Massachusetts crushed St. Cloud State 5-0 on Saturday night to win the program's first NCAA men's hockey title.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Lightning add to blue line, snag veteran Savard
With hopes of a repeat Stanley Cup Playoff run, the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday sent a 2021 first-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a package for veteran defenseman David Savard.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Virus-stricken Canucks OK'd to resume season
The Vancouver Canucks have had eight games postponed since March 31 as a COVID-19 outbreak spread through the team.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Sutter steps down as coach of team in Canada
Brent Sutter, the former NHL star who coached the Devils and Flames, has quit as coach of the Western Hockey League team he owns.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Avalanche grab goaltender Dubnyk from Sharks
Seeking some insurance in net as the Stanley Cup playoffs near, the Colorado Avalanche acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubnyk, 34, from the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Panthers acquire D Montour from Sabres for pick
Brandon Montour, who is in the last year of a contract that pays him $3.85 million annually, is the third player traded by the Sabres ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

2021 NHL trade deadline: Grades for all the biggest deals
Prior to the NHL trade deadline, we grade both GMs on each major swap, including David Savard to the Lightning.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

NHL trade grades: Who wins the Brandon Montour deal?
Prior to the NHL trade deadline, we grade both GMs on each major swap, including Brandon Montour to the Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Fantasy forecaster for the week of April 12-18
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Is it safe to drop Carter Hart or Taylor Hall?
Should you wait for Carter Hart, Taylor Hall, or Johnny Gaudreau to turn it around? Victoria Matiash goes around the NHL to tell you who to drop, and who to give one last chance to.

ESPN NHL
Apr 10, 2021

Who are the NHL's top 10 wingers? Execs, coaches, players make their picks
The NHL is full of electrifying wingers now, including recent MVP winners and finalists. How does the top 10 stack up?

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Avs bring back Nemeth in trade with Red Wings
The Avalanche traded a fourth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for veteran defenseman Patrik Nemeth.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Blue Jackets' Werenski (hernia) out for season
Zach Werenski is set for season-ending sports hernia surgery, the latest blow to a Blue Jackets team that has fallen out of playoff contention.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Preds' injury list grows longer with Forsberg on IR
Predators leading scorer Filip Forsberg was placed on injured reserve Friday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Canucks GM says affected players feeling better
Canucks GM Jim Benning said many of the players who tested positive for COVID-19 are feeling better and the team still believes they can complete the pandemic-shortened season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of April 12-18
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Fantasy hockey drops: Is it safe to drop Carter Hart or Taylor Hall?
Should you wait for Carter Hart, Taylor Hall, or Johnny Gaudreau to turn it around? Victoria Matiash goes around the NHL to tell you who to drop, and who to give one last chance to.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

From young Rangers fan to 'the next Brian Leetch,' Adam Fox describes his NHL journey
The New York defenseman is breaking out in his second season -- and making a legitimate push for the Norris Trophy and 2022 U.S. Olympic team.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Remembering the great Cooper goalie helmet
The bucket was last worn in an NHL game on April 9, 2011. The goaltenders who made it famous chat us up on why they wore it.

ESPN NHL
Apr 09, 2021

Six NHL trades we'd like to see: Ryan, Hall, Driedger, more
The 2021 NHL trade deadline is April 12. Here are six mutually beneficial deals we'd like to see made before then.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

Avs' MacDonald banned 2 games for hit vs. Wild
The NHL's department of player safety said the contact was avoidable for Jacob MacDonald, who approached the Wild's Ryan Hartman on a back check and knocked him to the ice with a sideswipe hit in the first period Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

Canucks sign Pearson to three-year extension
The Canucks have signed forward Tanner Pearson to a three-year, $9.75 million contract extension and announced that Thatcher Demko will make $25 million on his five-year extension.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

Blackhawks deal for Panthers' Connolly, Stillman
The Blackhawks sought to give their surprising playoff push a boost by acquiring forward Brett Connolly and defenseman Riley Stillman from the Panthers in exchange for forward Lucas Wallmark and defenseman Lucas Carlsson.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

NHL hopes Canucks can return to ice next week
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN the league is still hopeful that Vancouver to play a full 56 games this season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

Regrading 10 recent NHL trade deadline blockbusters
With the benefit of hindsight, some of these major deals look a lot different than they did when they were made.

ESPN NHL
Apr 08, 2021

How the Penguins have survived another season of horrible injury luck
As the games lost pile up for key players, the club continues its quest to win another Stanley Cup in the Sidney Crosby era.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Trade grades: Islanders smartly improve Cup chances with Palmieri deal
Isles GM Lou Lamoriello has made a big opening play in the 2021 NHL trading season, dealing for two veteran forwards.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Aggressive Islanders grab Devils' Palmieri, Zajac
The New York Islanders didn't look too far to add to their playoff depth up front, acquiring forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Jackets' Jenner out for season after finger surgery
Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner had surgery Wednesday for a broken finger and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Canucks up to 21 players positive for COVID-19
The Canucks say 25 members of the organization, including 21 players, have tested positive for the coronavirus and that the cases can be traced back to one individual.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

NCAA men's Frozen Four preview: A three-peat champ or first-time winner?
John Buccigross breaks down this year's Frozen Four in Pittsburgh and whether Minnesota Duluth will continue its reign.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Stars coach cleared for return after false positive
After being pulled from the bench midgame Sunday, Stars coach Rick Bowness has been cleared to rejoin the team after recording a false positive on a COVID-19 test.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

NHL Awards Watch: Projecting the races with a month left
Can anyone catch Connor McDavid for the Hart Trophy as league MVP? Here are our early-April projections for all the major awards.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: Trade-deadline sticking points for all 31 teams
The Avalanche have surged into the top spot, with big changes elsewhere in the top five. Meanwhile, the Sharks' rise continues.

ESPN NHL
Apr 07, 2021

Bruins' Swayman makes 40 saves, wins in debut
Rookie Jeremy Swayman, 22, called up this week as a replacement because Boston's Jaroslav Halak tested positive for COVID-19, made 40 saves and posted a victory for the Bruins in his NHL debut Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

ESPN NHL
Apr 06, 2021

Rankings update: How to manage the NHL schedule
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, including how to manage the late season schedule, Eric Staal's Montreal debut, and the Florida defenseman situation.

ESPN NHL
Apr 06, 2021

Former NHL MVP Hall sitting out Sabres game
Taylor Hall, the 2018 NHL MVP who signed a one-year deal with the Sabres this offseason, is sitting out Tuesday's road game against the Devils with the April 12 trade deadline looming.

ESPN NHL
Apr 06, 2021

Fantasy hockey rankings Week 11 update: How to manage the NHL schedule
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, including how to manage the late season schedule, Eric Staal's Montreal debut, and the Florida defenseman situation.

ESPN NHL
Apr 06, 2021

Vasilevskiy, then who? NHL execs rank the top goalies
Our panel of coaches, players and front-office execs debates which netminders are the league's best.

ESPN NHL
Apr 06, 2021

Ranking the NHL's top centers: Where execs put McDavid, Matthews, Crosby
A trio of young perennial MVP candidates tops our list. Where does 33-year-old Sidney Crosby finish?

ESPN NHL
Apr 05, 2021

Death of ex-hockey star Pavelich ruled suicide
Last month's death of "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey standout Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide, a Minnesota medical examiner said Monday.

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