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Dec 05, 2019

Wysh List: Coaches punching players is bad!
As the hockey culture shifts, we must ask ourselves some basic questions. Plus, Jersey Fouls, OT innovation in the ECHL and more.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Avs' Landeskog returns after missing 16 games
Forward Gabriel Landeskog will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Montreal Canadiens.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Landeskog returns, scores key goal in Avs win
Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog returned from a lower-body injury Thursday night, and scored in the first period of the Avalanche's 3-2 win at the Montreal Canadiens.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Flames sign 35-year deal for new Calgary arena
The Flames, the city of Calgary and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed a 35-year agreement to replace Scotiabank Saddledome with a new downtown arena.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Flames sign 35-year deal for new downtown home
The Flames, the city of Calgary and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed a 35-year agreement to replace Scotiabank Saddledome with a new downtown arena.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Canadiens to start Primeau, 20, in goal vs. Avs
Canadiens goalie Cayden Primeau will make his NHL debut against the Avalanche on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Sell high candidates
Has the magic run out for these players? We break down nine players to sell high on.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

NHL experts buy/sell Kessel scoring 30 goals, Bobrovsky buyer's remorse and more
As Phil returns to Pittsburgh, can he turn things up? Are the Panthers regretting their big signing? Will the Rangers make the playoffs?

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

The ESPN Daily podcast
Emily Kaplan joins Mina Kimes to discuss hockey's coach abuse scandal.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2019

NHL coach abuse reckoning: Where things stand and what happens next
Allegations continue to come out following the firing of Mike Babcock and the resignation of Bill Peters. Here's the latest.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

'Miracle on Ice' star Pavelich committed by judge
Mark Pavelich, who won a gold medal as a member of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. hockey team, has been committed to a secure treatment facility by a Minnesota district judge.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus every team as a holiday toy
There's a new No. 1 team, and the Flyers are rising rapidly. Plus, every club's proxy as a classic toy.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

Wild's Spurgeon out 2 weeks, Koivu day to day
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon is out about two weeks and forward Mikko Koivu is day-to-day.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

NHL coach abuse reckoning: Where things stand, and what happens next
Allegations continue to come out following the firing of Mike Babcock and the resignation of Bill Peters. Here's the latest.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

Sharks' Kane fined $5K for elbowing Caps' Gudas
Evander Kane's high hit on Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas on Tuesday cost the Sharks forward a $5,000,fine, the maximum allowable under the CBA.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

Senators' Borowiecki stops attempted robbery
Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki stopped an attempted robbery Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

Caps: League will 'deal with' Kane's hit to head
Capitals coach Todd Reirden characterized Sharks forward Evander Kane's hit to the head of defenseman Radko Gudas as "the type of stuff we're working to remove from the game."

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2019

Canadiens give Primeau chance to back up Price
Seeking a change behind starting goaltender Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens waived Keith Kinkaid and promoted Cayden Primeau, the son of former NHL forward Keith Primeau, on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Flyers forward Raffl (finger) sidelined 4 weeks
Veteran Flyers forward Michael Raffl will miss about four weeks after breaking a finger during Tuesday's win over the Maple Leafs.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Aliu optimistic after meeting with NHL, Bettman
A week after opening up about allegations of racist language directed toward him, former NHL player Akim Aliu had a productive meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday in Toronto.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Why the Devils fired John Hynes, and what happens next
Why did the move take so long? How does this impact the Taylor Hall situation? Who is Alain Nasreddine? And can the Devils make the playoffs?

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

NHL Rookie Rankings: Cale Makar, Quinn Hughes keeping company with Hall of Famers
Makar's and Hughes' early-career point totals fall into some big-name historic company. Who joins them on our list of the 10 best rookies right now?

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Last-place Devils fire Hynes hours before faceoff
After a bold offseason of acquiring big names, the New Jersey Devils, mired in last place in the Metropolitan Division, fired John Hynes and named Alain Nasreddine interim coach Tuesday, hours before faceoff against the Vegas Golden Knights.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Last-place Devils fire Hynes hours before loss
After a bold offseason of acquiring big names, the New Jersey Devils, mired in last place in the Metropolitan Division, fired John Hynes and named Alain Nasreddine interim coach Tuesday, hours before a 4-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Ex-Leaf, Flame Stajan retires after 14 seasons
Matt Stajan retired Tuesday after 14 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Caps deal Stephenson to Knights for draft pick
The Washington Capitals traded forward Chandler Stephenson to the Vegas Golden Knights for a 2021 fifth-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 10 update
The goalie market is tough, but we'll give you some sleepers to fix your troubles in net.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

Blackhawks investigating conduct of Crawford
The Blackhawks are investigating assistant coach Marc Crawford over "recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization." Crawford will be away from the team during the investigation, the team said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

Blackhawks investigating Crawford's past conduct
The Blackhawks are investigating assistant coach Marc Crawford over "recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization." Crawford will be away from the team during the investigation, the team said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

NHL Awards Watch: The McDavid-Draisaitl debate continues
The Oilers linemates are tough to separate when it comes to the MVP race. We assess where every major award race stands after November.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

Canadiens great Lafleur has additional surgery
Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur had additional surgery just two months removed from quadruple bypass heart surgery in late September.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

Backstrom representing himself in free agency
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is representing himself as he heads into free agency next season.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

How the Blues' predictive gaming app reveals the future of NHL gambling
An app that St. Louis helped to develop could serve as a model for how other franchises embrace in-game wagering.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2019

Waiver watch: Fantasy hockey risers this week
Fill out your roster with players like Rasmus Ristolainen and Charlie Coyle, who have stepped up to fill injury voids.

ESPN NHL
Dec 01, 2019

Bruins' Backes scores key goal in first game back
David Backes, playing in his first game in nearly a month, scored the deciding goal with 9:31 left in the third period as Boston won its seventh straight game Sunday night against rival Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Dec 01, 2019

The NHL's best and worst this week: How Philly took flight in November
The team's 24 points during the month have it high in the playoff mix. Are the Flyers for real? Plus, stars of the week, key upcoming games and more.

ESPN NHL
Dec 01, 2019

Blue Jackets' Werenski out with shoulder injury
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 01, 2019

Penguins D-man Dumoulin out after ankle surgery
Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin will miss at least eight weeks following surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his left ankle.

ESPN NHL
Nov 30, 2019

Red Wings pick up G Comrie in deal with Coyotes
The Red Wings have added goaltender Eric Comrie in a trade with the Coyotes that sends minor league defenseman Vili Saarijarvi to Arizona.

ESPN NHL
Nov 29, 2019

Keith exits game vs. Avalanche with groin injury
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith left Friday's 5-2 loss to Colorado with a groin injury midway through the second period after logging 9:30 of ice time.

ESPN NHL
Nov 29, 2019

Marchand contrite after ripping concussion spotter
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand appeared dazed by an elbow late in the second period of Friday's game against the Rangers but wasn't pulled by the league's concussion spotter until the start of the third, a delay Marchand called "embarrassing."

ESPN NHL
Nov 29, 2019

'Kicks to Beat Cancer' is back for V Week
Dozens of players, coaches and celebrities from across college and pro sports have donated autographed sneakers to raise money for the V Foundation.

ESPN NHL
Nov 29, 2019

Peters out as Flames coach after epithet scandal
Bill Peters is out as Flames coach, days after a former player said Peters "dropped the N bomb" several times 10 years ago while both were in the minors.

ESPN NHL
Nov 28, 2019

Blues put forward Sundqvist on injured reserve
The Blues have placed Oskar Sundqvist on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Nov 27, 2019

Flames coach Peters apologizes in letter to GM
In a letter of apology addressed to general manager Brad Treliving, Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledged using offensive language in dealing with a Nigerian-born player 10 years ago in the minors.

ESPN NHL
Nov 27, 2019

Bruins sign Coyle, Wagner to long-term deals
The Bruins signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multiyear contract extensions.

ESPN NHL
Nov 27, 2019

Sabres' Dahlin, Sobotka ruled out indefinitely
The Sabres' list of injuries continues to grow, with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin out indefinitely with a concussion and forward Vladimir Sobotka having surgery on his right knee.

ESPN NHL
Nov 27, 2019

NHL power plays: Who's doing it right, who needs major help
We explore why an efficient power play is so vital, why the "load up your top unit" philosophy is so effective, and identify which teams need a fix.

ESPN NHL
Nov 27, 2019

Kane extends NHL-leading scoring streak in win
On a night when the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Dallas Stars' 12-game point streak with a 3-0 victory, Patrick Kane extended his league-leading scoring streak to 13 games to the delight of his teammates.

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

Pastrnak's hat trick highlights Bruins' 8-1 rout
The East-leading Boston Bruins, paced by a hat trick from David Pastrnak and three points from Brad Marchand, continued their mastery of one of their biggest rivals, cruising past the Canadiens 8-1 on Tuesday in Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

Wysh List: What we're thankful for in hockey in 2019
NHL players, personalities and the ESPN puck crew identify the best parts of loving hockey right now. Plus, Jersey Fouls, Babcock fallout and more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

Lightning's Cernak suspended 2 games for elbow
Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak has been suspended after elbowing the Sabres' Rasmus Dahlin, causing him to leave with a concussion.

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus do we buy or sell each team's current playoff status?
The Isles stay on top, while we have a new entrant in the top 10. Plus, which teams will maintain their Thanksgiving standings position?

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

Kings' Martinez, cut on wrist, undergoes surgery
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his right wrist.

ESPN NHL
Nov 26, 2019

Peters will not coach Flames' game at Buffalo
As the NHL and the Calgary Flames investigate claims of racial slurs aimed at a former player, Coach Bill Peters will not be behind the bench for Wednesday's game against the Sabres in Buffalo.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

Flames probing claims Peters used racial slurs
The Flames are looking into accusations from former player Akim Aliu that coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward him "several times" while Peters was coach of the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 9 update
Here are some players who had early hype but are now starting to put up numbers, as well as our rest of season rankings.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

Waiver watch: Fantasy hockey quick fixes to boost your scoring
Anthony Cirelli has a nice scoring streak while Roope Hintz returns to form with the stellar Stars.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

Bergeron (lower body) out indefinitely for Bruins
Patrice Bergeron won't make the trip with the Bruins due to a lower-body injury, coach Bruce Cassidy said Monday.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

NHL superstar roundtable: Can hockey players be anonymous? Who has the league's best flow?
We asked stars about their spending, whether more offense is good for the game, the most Canadian sayings and much more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 25, 2019

Maple Leafs' Kerfoot suspended 2 games for hit
Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot was suspended two games by the NHL on Monday for his hit on Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Nov 24, 2019

The NHL's best and worst this week: How a move to the Lightning rejuvenated Shattenkirk
Free from the Rangers' rebuild, the Tampa Bay blueliner is off to a great start. Plus, three stars of the week, key upcoming games and more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 24, 2019

Predators' Arvidsson out 4-6 weeks after hit
Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Nov 24, 2019

Bortuzzo suspended for hit that hurt Arvidsson
St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended four games for his cross check of Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson.

ESPN NHL
Nov 22, 2019

Red Wings assign Smith to Grand Rapids
The Detroit Red Wings have removed forward Givani Smith from injured reserve and assigned him to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

ESPN NHL
Nov 22, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Nov 22, 2019

Bjugstad surgery adds to Penguins' injury woes
Surgery for Nick Bjugstad and an injury to Justin Schultz have added to an already lengthy list of missing Pittsburgh Penguins, who have now lost four of their past five games.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

NHL experts buy/sell Ovechkin's 50-goal hopes, Blackhawks' playoff chances, more
We gather our analysts to break down key trending topics for the 2019-20 season, including whether Alex Ovechkin can reach 50 goals again.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

Keefe: Leafs have talent for quick turnaround
Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday teaching instead of running drills as he prepared for his NHL head coaching debut against the Arizona Coyotes.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

Fantasy hockey: Non-standard category pickups
Does your league use hits or faceoffs? We break down the players to look for to win your matchups.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

Inside Brendan Smith's transition from defenseman to forward
After some soul-searching and a stint in the minors, the veteran New York Ranger adopted a new position and a new lease on his NHL life.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

Lightning star Kucherov sidelined with injury
Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will not play Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks because of an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Nov 21, 2019

Wysh List: How to increase scoring in the NHL
Yes, scoring is up this season. But here are three ways the league can boost it further. Plus, Jersey Fouls, winners and losers this week, and more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Blues' Blais (right wrist) out at least 10 weeks
Blues forward Sammy Blais, who injured his right wrist in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, will require surgery and be out at least 10 weeks.

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Here's why the Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock now and what happens next
We grade the decision by Toronto and answer all the big questions following the move. Plus, what's next for the legendary coach?

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Here's why the Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock now, and what happens next
We grade the decision by Toronto, and answer all the big questions following the move. Plus, what's next for the legendary coach?

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Leafs fire Babcock, give coaching reins to Keefe
Mike Babcock, one of seven NHL coaches with 700 career regular-season wins, has been fired as coach of the Maple Leafs and replaced with Sheldon Keefe.

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

NHL Power Rankings: 1-31 poll, plus unsung heroes on every team
For the second straight week, we have a new team on top. Plus, these players should get more attention for their 2019-20 production.

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Caps' Hathaway suspended 3 games for spitting
Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent.

ESPN NHL
Nov 20, 2019

Sens' Ryan on leave to enter assistance program
Senators forward Bobby Ryan is taking a leave of absence to enter the league's player assistance program.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

GM Botterill seeking forward depth for Sabres
With defenseman Zach Bogosian closer to his season debut, Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is actively seeking a trade to increase his scoring depth up front.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

NHL stars carrying the biggest offensive burden for their teams
There is no overstating the importance of these players to their respective teams' fortunes. Who makes the early-season leaderboard?

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

First-place Bruins hold Bergeron out of lineup
Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy held his star center, Patrice Bergeron, out of the lineup for the second straight game with a lower-body injury on Tuesday, as the team took on the Devils in New Jersey.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

Bruins expect Bergeron to return on Thursday
Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy expects his star center, Patrice Bergeron, to be back in the lineup Thursday at home vs. the Buffalo Sabres after missing consecutive games because of a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

Bruins hold Bergeron out of 5-1 win over Devils
Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy held his star center, Patrice Bergeron, out of the lineup Tuesday for the second straight game due to a lower-body injury, as his team defeated the Devils 5-1 in New Jersey.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

Hockey Canada dropping 'midget' from divisions
Hockey Canada says it is dropping the term "midget" from youth divisions in Canadian hockey because the governing body aims to be more inclusive.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

NHL won't amend rule after Calvert controversy
NHL director of officiating Stephen Walkom said there was no push for a rule change at the league's GM meetings in the wake of play continuing while Colorado's Matt Calvert was lying injured on the ice.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

Cherry says he won't apologize in order to return
Hockey commentator Don Cherry says the network that fired him "made it impossible" for him to address the comments that led to his dismissal.

ESPN NHL
Nov 19, 2019

NHL Insiders: What's ailing the Maple Leafs, and what can be done to fix them
Should they fire Mike Babcock? Are there any trades to be made? Can they turn it around? We debate the big topics.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Caps' Hathaway ejected for spitting on opponent
Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway was ejected from Monday's game after spitting on Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Wickenheiser, Zubov among '19 HOF inductees
Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jim Rutherford and Jerry York round out the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Wickenheiser, Zubov among 6 inducted into HOF
Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jim Rutherford and Jerry York round out the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Waiver watch: Young scorers and lineup changes
Whether it's young scorers seeking out more minutes, or a goalie change in New Jersey, we've got this weeks bargains and pickups ready for you.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 8 update
Which slumping players are likely to turn things around on the power play?

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Sabres' Okposo out indefinitely with concussion
For the fourth straight season Sabres forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined by a concussion.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Canadiens forwards Drouin, Byron having surgery
Canadiens forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron both need surgery.

ESPN NHL
Nov 18, 2019

Devils putting goaltender Schneider on waivers
The Devils are placing goaltender Cory Schneider on waivers with the hope of sending him to the AHL.

ESPN NHL
Nov 17, 2019

Avs upset play continued after Calvert hit in head
The Avalanche were upset Saturday night that play was allowed to continue while forward Matt Calvert lay on the ice with blood coming from his head after being hit by a shot.

ESPN NHL
Nov 17, 2019

The NHL's best and worst this week: Inside Joel Quenneville's refurbishment of the Panthers
The veteran coach has Florida in the thick of the playoff hunt. Plus, three stars of the week, key upcoming games, our favorite quote and more.

ESPN NHL
Nov 16, 2019

Kuemper, Tkachuk spar in Coyotes-Flames brawl
Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday.

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