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Jun 22, 2024

Red Wings captain Larkin recovering from surgery
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin is recovering from surgery for an upper-body injury sustained late in the season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2024

Panthers rue nullified goal: Would've been 'spark'
Panthers coach Paul Maurice was baffled by an offside video review that wiped away a second-period goal Friday, saying there was "no way" for officials to make a definitive ruling.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2024

Bring on Game 7! Grades, lessons and more from a wild Game 6 win for the Oilers
It all comes down to a showdown on Monday in Florida. Here are the top takeaways from Game 6, along with lingering questions for the final contest.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2024

Panthers rue nullified goal: 'Would've been spark'
Panthers coach Paul Maurice didn't agree with an offside video review that wiped away a second-period goal Friday, saying there was "no way" for officials to make a definitive ruling.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2024

'Unshakable' Oilers keep rolling, force Game 7
From the brink of elimination, the Oilers cruised to their third straight win Friday to force Game 7.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Coyotes slam cancellation of Arizona land auction
The Arizona State Land Department has cancelled a June 27 land auction that the Arizona Coyotes' owner was counting on to reactivate his dormant NHL franchise.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Kuemper on Kings' return: 'Excited to be back'
The Kings acquired Darcy Kuemper on Wednesday from the Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in a trade of high-priced, underachieving players.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Gretzky's stick in '88 clincher sets auction record
The stick Wayne Gretzky used in the Oilers' Stanley Cup Finals-clinching win in 1988 sold for $336,000, an all-time record for an NHL-used hockey stick, Sotheby's announced Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Oilers join list of teams who were down 3-0 to make a comeback
The Edmonton Oilers were down 3-0 to the Florida Panthers to begin the Stanley Cup Final and are now making a comeback.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Panthers' Cousins on best behavior in Cup debut
Panthers center Nick Cousins, known for occasionally stepping over the line and taking penalties, vowed to bring the intensity in his Stanley Cup Final debut. Just not too much of it.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Red Wings' Dylan Larkin recovering from surgery
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin is recovering from surgery for an upper-body injury sustained late in the season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Draisaitl 'not happy' with 0 goals in Cup Final
Leon Draisaitl hasn't scored at all in the Stanley Cup Final after notching 10 goals in his first 16 playoff games.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Oilers' Kane game-time decision for Game 6
Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane is a game-time decision for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final against the visiting Florida Panthers on Friday, coach Kris Knoblauch said.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Blue Jackets re-sign Chinakhov, seek Laine trade
The Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Yegor Chinakhov to a two-year, $4.2 million contract and acknowledged they are navigating trade possibilities for winger Patrik Laine.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Andrew Cogliano retires, joins Avs front office
Forward Andrew Cogliano is retiring after 17 NHL seasons Friday, staying with the Colorado Avalanche as a member of the front office.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Devils send G. Clarke to Wild for A. Beckman
The Minnesota Wild acquired Graeme Clarke from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for fellow forward Adam Beckman. Both played mostly in the AHL this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Stanley Cup Final betting tips: Props, odds, Game 6 picks
Stanley Cup Final betting lines, props, and picks for Game 6 between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

What to watch for in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final -- and which team will win
The Cup will be in the building again. Can the Panthers close it out, or will there be a Game 7? Our experts weigh in, and predict the final score.

ESPN NHL
Jun 21, 2024

Key players, big questions for Game 6
The two clubs are headed back to Edmonton after an epic 5-3 contest. Here's what we learned, and what to watch for in Game 6.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

Panthers' Maurice: Oilers now have pressure, too
Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice believes the pressure in the Stanley Cup Final has "evened out" now that the Edmonton Oilers have rallied to force a Game 6.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

Pens re-sign goalie Nedeljkovic to a 2-year deal
The Penguins re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average annual value of $2.5 million.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

McDavid's play gives Oilers 'a lot of confidence'
Edmonton's Connor McDavid became the first player in NHL history to post back-to-back four-point games in the Stanley Cup Final, in Games 4 and 5.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

Panthers' Cousins returning to lineup for Game 6
Panthers forward Nick Cousins, who has been scratched from the past eight playoff games, will be in the lineup against the Oilers on Friday in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, game previews for the NHL's postseason
From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full results, and coverage on each team.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2024

NHL free agent rankings: Guentzel, Montour, Stamkos among top options available
The signings will begin on July 1. Here are the best options potentially on the move at all positions and contract sizes.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Do Kings or Capitals come out ahead in Dubois-Kuemper swap?
The trade is one for one! With both players needing a change of scenery, we grade the GMs behind the deal.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Summer's first blockbuster sends Markstrom to the Devils
Below-average goaltending held the Devils back in 2023-24. Did they solve the problem by adding the veteran netminder? We grade both GMs on the swap.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Kings trade C Dubois to Capitals for G Kuemper
The Capitals acquired forward Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Kings for goaltender Darcy Kuemper on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Sharks acquire Barclay Goodrow, Ty Dellandrea
The San Jose Sharks claimed Barclay Goodrow off waivers from the New York Rangers and acquiring Ty Dellandrea from the Dallas Stars in a trade.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

NHL trade grades: Summer's first blockbuster sends Markstrom to the Devils
Below-average goaltending held the Devils back in 2023-24. Did they solve the problem by adding the veteran netminder? We grade both GMs on the swap.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Devils acquire Markstrom in trade with Flames
The Devils, looking for stability at goaltender, acquired Jacob Markstrom from the Flames for Kevin Bahl and a top-10-protected draft pick in 2025.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

'Grumpy' Panthers will be 'ready to go' in Game 6
After a second failed attempt to secure the final victory needed to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup, Florida coach Paul Maurice spoke for himself and the Panthers on Tuesday, saying "I'm not feeling deflated, neither is the hockey team."

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

McDavid, Oilers drag Panthers back to Alberta
The Oilers, led by Connor McDavid, fended off elimination yet again by beating the Panthers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2024

Oilers drag Panthers back to Alberta with Game 5 win: Grades, takeaways, early look at Game 6
The two clubs are headed back to Edmonton after an epic 5-3 contest. Here's what we learned, and what to watch for in Game 6.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

'Tkachuk, go get it done': Tatum supports high school classmate
Before they ascended to NBA and NHL stardom, Tatum and Tkachuk attended Chaminade College Preparatory School together in St. Louis, Missouri.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Hronek, 26, secures eight-year deal from Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Filip Hronek on an eight-year contract, general manager Patrik Allvin announced Tuesday, a deal that will carry an average annual value of $7.25 million for the 26-year-old standout blueliner.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Blues sign defenseman Perunovich to $1.15M deal
The signed defenseman Scott Perunovich, a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights, to a $1.15 million contract for next season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Who has the most points, assists during an NHL playoff year?
Connor McDavid just broke Wayne Gretzky's long-standing record for assists in a single postseason. Check out other NHL assist and point leaders now.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Utah Hockey names agency vet as president of ops
The Utah Hockey Club named Chris Armstrong president of hockey operations Tuesday, making him the latest agency veteran to run an NHL team.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Rangers put depth forward Goodrow on waivers
The New York Rangers put Barclay Goodrow on waivers Tuesday, the first step of an offseason plan to clear salary cap space and prime for another deep playoff run.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Oilers rallying cry: 'Drag them back to Alberta'
"Drag them back to Alberta" has become an unofficial slogan ahead of Game 5 for the Oilers, who trail 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final series against the Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Stanley Cup Final betting: Four picks for Game 5
Stanley Cup Final betting lines, props, and picks for Game 5 between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Hurricanes remove interim tag, name Tulsky GM
Eric Tulsky, who took over for the departed Don Waddell in May, has been promoted to GM, the Hurricanes announced Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Youth hockey camp to honor late Adam Johnson
A Minnesota youth hockey camp is creating the Adam Johnson Memorial Scholarship to honor the alum, who died in October from a skate cut to the neck while playing in England.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2024

Can Connor McDavid win the Conn Smythe even if the Oilers don't win the Stanley Cup?
The last skater to win MVP of the playoffs in a losing effort was Reggie Leach in 1976, but there's chatter that McDavid's run could earn him the nod.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2024

Warsofsky says 'exciting times' ahead for Sharks
New Sharks coach Ryan Warsofsky, speaking at his introductory news conference Monday, acknowledged the franchise is coming off "two really tough years" and is in need of "some new light" and "energy."

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2024

Jackets' new GM Waddell fires Vincent as coach
Hired as coach less than a year ago, Pascal Vincent was dismissed by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, following a season in which the club struggled to a 27-43-12 finish and 66 points, by far the fewest total in the Eastern Conference.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2024

Panthers better prepared to hoist Cup after rout
The Panthers squandered a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Game 4 against the Oilers. That experience might be what needed to eventually win it.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2024

Stanley Cup Final: Oilers-Panthers odds, spread, MVP favorites
The Florida Panthers are up 3-1 in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. See the updated betting odds for the series, Conn Smythe Trophy favorites and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2024

Family matters: Which 2024 draft prospects have relatives with NHL ties?
From Macklin Celebrini to Tij Iginla to Miroslav Satan Jr., this year's group features several names that might sound familiar.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2024

Maurice: Blowout loss 'all part of this process'
Trailing in the Stanley Cup Final, 3-0, to the Florida Panthers, and on the verge of a sweep, the Edmonton Oilers broke out at home on Saturday night, racing to a convincing 8-1 victory, securing a Game 5 in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2024

Gushin' with goals: Oilers avoid sweep, win 8-1
Trailing in the Stanley Cup Final 3-0 to the Florida Panthers and on the verge of being swept, the Edmonton Oilers broke out at home Saturday night, racing to a convincing 8-1 victory and securing a Game 5 in Sunrise, Florida, on Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2024

McDavid sets single-postseason assists record
Connor McDavid set the NHL record for most assists in a single postseason, picking up his 32nd on Saturday night to pass Wayne Gretzky (1988).

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2024

Oilers strike back with Game 4 blowout: Grades, takeaways and a look ahead to Game 5
The two clubs are headed back to Florida after Edmonton's dominant play. Here's what we learned, and what to watch in Game 5.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2024

Bobrovsky pulled as Panthers fail to clinch Cup
Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after the Edmonton Oilers scored five times against him, and the veteran gave way to Anthony Stolarz, who made his first career playoff appearance in the 8-1 loss.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Bobrovsky chased after allowing five goals in G4
Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after the Edmonton Oilers scored five times against him, and the veteran netminder gave way to Anthony Stolarz, who made his first career playoff appearance.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

'It's a way better party': Couple ditches prom for Stanley Cup Game 4
Two high schoolers spent five minutes at prom before deciding spending their night in Edmonton's Moss Pit would be more fun.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Assistant coach Boucher won't be back with Leafs
Assistant coach Guy Boucher will not be part of the first staff of new Toronto Maple Leafs coach Craig Berube.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Coach defends play of scoreless star Draisaitl
Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch defended the play of center Leon Draisaitl, the playoffs' second-leading scorer who has yet to register a point in the Stanley Cup Final ahead of Saturday night's Game 4.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Stanley Cup Final betting: Four picks for Game 4
Stanley Cup Final betting lines, props, and picks for Game 4 between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Can the Oilers win Game 4? Thoughts on lineup and tactical changes, plus score predictions
Down 0-3 to the Panthers, Connor McDavid & Co. need a win to avoid the sweep. Here's how they send the series back to Florida.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

Key players, questions for Game 4
Florida escaped with a 4-3 win, thanks again to Sergei Bobrovsky's performance. Here's what else we learned and what to watch for on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

'You don't touch the Stanley Cup until you've earned it': How the Keeper of the Cup helped shape hockey lore
The NHL postseason is steeped in tradition: playoff beards, post-game handshakes, and more. Yet there is one ritual that eclipses them all.

ESPN NHL
Jun 15, 2024

An underlying battle of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final? Mario Kart vs. Poker
The Oilers and Panthers set a record for the longest distance between two teams in a Cup Final. They have different ways to pass the time in transit.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Desperate Oilers remain defiant: 'We can do it'
The Edmonton Oilers vowed to keep fighting despite facing a 3-0 hole against the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Panthers not assuming anything with 3-0 lead
The Panthers aren't assuming anything even though they're up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Hurricanes, D-man Chatfield have 3-year, $9M deal
The Hurricanes have signed defenseman Jalen Chatfield to a three-year, $9 million extension, retaining a valuable part of what has been a deep position group.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Kakko signs 1-year deal with Rangers for '24-25
Kaapo Kakko has signed a one-year, $2.4 million extension with the Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Oilers believe despite miscues, 3-0 hole: 'No quit'
The Oilers have not lost faith, even after a series of mistakes against the Panthers on Thursday night put them in the position of needing an improbable comeback to capture the Stanley Cup.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Panthers on cusp of 1st title: 'Hardest game' next
The Panthers held on against the Oilers on Thursday night to move within a victory of their first Stanley Cup title.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Panthers are one win from the Stanley Cup: Grades, takeaways after Game 3 of the Final
Florida escaped with a 4-3 win, thanks to more heroics from Sergei Bobrovsky. Here's what else we learned, and what to watch for on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Panthers go up 3-0 to reach brink of first title
The Panthers held on against the Oilers on Thursday night to move within a victory of their first Stanley Cup title.

ESPN NHL
Jun 14, 2024

Which NHL teams have won the most Stanley Cup titles?
The Edmonton Oilers are fighting for their sixth Stanley Cup title. Which NHL teams have won the most championships? Check out the full list now.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

NHL awards and trophies for the 2023-24 season: Full schedule, list of winners
It's time to recognize the best players from this season. Who will take home the hardware for MVP, rookie of the year and more?

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Which NHL teams have never won a Stanley Cup?
Will the Florida Panthers take home their first Stanley Cup this season? Check out the list of NHL teams without championships now.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Trevor Lawrence joins biggest active contracts in NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL
The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback's new deal joins a group of the largest contracts across North American sports.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

SLC team picks 'Utah Hockey Club' as temp name
The NHL's new team based in Salt Lake City will be known as Utah Hockey Club in its first season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Panthers laugh off travel delays, 'bonding time'
The Panthers, who endured significant travel delays in getting to Edmonton on Wednesday, said they enjoyed the "bonding time" ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Kakko inks 1-year extension with Rangers
Kaapo Kakko has signed a one-year, $2.4 million extension with the Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Draisaitl denies intent to injure Barkov with hit
Oilers star Leon Draisaitl said his hit to the head of Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov was "unfortunate" but stressed that he is not seeking to injure opponents.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Blues set plan for Steen to succeed GM Armstrong
Alexander Steen is in line to become the first Swedish NHL general manager after the Blues announced their front office succession plan.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Sharks make assistant Warsofsky new head coach
The Sharks have promoted Ryan Warsofsky to become the team's new head coach after two years as an assistant under recently fired David Quinn.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Edmonton remembers: Matthew Tkachuk returns as Public Enemy No. 1
Oilers fans are quite familiar with the Panthers winger, who used to torment them as a member of the Calgary Flames.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

How a sports psychologist helped make the Oilers Cup finalists
George Mumford, who has worked with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, has been a key resource for Edmonton.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 betting tips
Stanley Cup Final betting lines, props and picks for Game 3 between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

'Unshakable belief and confidence:' How a sports psychologist helped make the Oilers Cup finalists
George Mumford has worked with Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant among others and this season he's helped the Oilers find success and reach the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Penguins hire ex-Sharks coach Quinn as assistant
The Pittsburgh Penguins hired former San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers head coach David Quinn as an assistant coach on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 13, 2024

Veteran of the Battle of Alberta, Matthew Tkachuk returns to Edmonton as Public Enemy No. 1
Oilers fans are quite familiar with the Panthers winger, who used to torment them as a member of the Calgary Flames.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Panthers in Edmonton after storm-delayed flight
Heavy storms forced the Panthers' charter jet to arrive three hours later than scheduled, at about 8 p.m. in Edmonton, less than 24 hours before they face the Oilers on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Caps announce agreement to buy CapFriendly site
The Washington Capitals reached a deal to buy CapFriendly, a popular site that has long been a source of NHL salary information and will soon no longer be available to other teams or fans.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Florida storms delay Panthers' flight to Edmonton
Heavy storms forced the Panthers' charter jet to take off three hours late, leaving their scheduled arrival at about 8 p.m. in Edmonton, less than 24 hours before they face the Oilers on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Oilers, down 2-0, seek to jump-start power play
Connor McDavid is confident the Oilers can break through vs. the Panthers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday. "We usually solve penalty kills," he said.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Panthers' Barkov practices, will go to Edmonton
Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov was a full participant at practice Wednesday and will travel with the team to Edmonton.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

The 2024 Cup Final journey: How Panthers, Oilers can manage a 2,541-mile trip between cities
How will the Panthers and Oilers deal with the record-setting travel distance during the Cup Final? Here's what a behavioral sleep expert had to say.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

Penguins hire David Quinn as assistant coach
The Pittsburgh Penguins hired former San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers head coach David Quinn as an assistant coach on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 12, 2024

GMs, agents predict the NHL offseason: Stamkos' decision, goalie carousel, Utah's big swing(s)
As the Panthers and Oilers battle for the Cup, all 32 of the league's GMs are preparing for the draft, trades and free agency. Here's the latest buzz.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2024

Toronto forward Spooner wins PWHL's MVP award
Toronto's Natalie Spooner was named the Professional Women's Hockey League's Most Valuable Player and Forward of the Year on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2024

Oilers' Draisaitl not suspended for hit on Barkov
Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl avoided suspension for his illegal hit that took Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov out of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2024

Ex-Blackhawks coach Colliton hired by Devils
Sheldon Keefe has filled out his coaching staff with the New Jersey Devils, hiring former Chicago Blackhawks head man Jeremy Colliton.

ESPN NHL
Jun 11, 2024

Why a make-or-break season for the Maple Leafs begins now
After another playoff bust, Toronto has already replaced its coaching staff, with big player moves potentially on the way. Here's what happens next.

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