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Jan 22, 2022

Bruins star Marchand returns, 'felt OK' after injury
Boston star forward Brad Marchand, the team's leading scorer who was injured in Thursday's game vs. Washington, returned to the lineup Saturday in a 3-2 win over Winnipeg, much to the delight of the Bruins' faithful at TD Garden.

ESPN NHL
Jan 22, 2022

Iconic Isles star, Hall of Famer Gillies dies at 67
Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, a stalwart on the New York Islanders' dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cup championships in the early 1980s, has died. He was 67.

ESPN NHL
Jan 21, 2022

Fantasy hockey: Who benefits from the revised NHL schedule?
With the NHL rescheduling their postponed games, Victoria Matiash breaks down which teams will benefit the most from a busy February.

ESPN NHL
Jan 21, 2022

AHL player gets 30-game ban for racist gesture
The AHL has suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games for making a racist gesture at Tucson Roadrunners player Boko Imama, who is Black.

ESPN NHL
Jan 21, 2022

Ducks coach Eakins tests positive for COVID-19
Anaheim Ducks coach Dallas Eakins will not be behind the bench for Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning after testing positive for COVID-19. Assistant coach Mike Stothers will run things in Eakins' absence.

ESPN NHL
Jan 21, 2022

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Jan 21, 2022

Marchand exits hurt as hit leaves Bruins irked
Brad Marchand left the Bruins' dramatic win Thursday night with an injury on a hit that coach Bruce Cassidy later called "cheap." Both he and Anton Blidh will be reevaluated Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

USA Hockey's 'Star Wars' jerseys impress Luke Skywalker
The USA Hockey National Team's under-17 jerseys featuring "Star Wars" received a shoutout from actor Mark Hamill - aka Luke Skywalker himself.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

ESPN In The Crease podcast: How to listen, episode guide and more
Catch up with Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan as they discuss the latest news around the league, and interview the biggest stars.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

Checking the heat of NHL hot takes on Crosby, loser points, 'free throws,' Phil Kessel
We asked our fans for their hottest of hockey takes, and they didn't disappoint. Let's ponder how legitimate their cases are.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

Checking the heat of NHL hot takes on Crosby, loser points, 'free throws', Phil Kessel
We asked for fans for their hottest of hockey takes, and they didn't disappoint. Let's ponder how legitimate their cases are.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

Inside Nazem Kadri's career year -- at age 31
The veteran has produced wherever the Avs have needed him this season, in part due to a new mindset in 2021-22.

ESPN NHL
Jan 20, 2022

'We're a contender': Reaves nets 2, lifts Rangers
Fourth-line forward Ryan Reaves, a 34-year-old veteran brought to New York for toughness and size, scored the first two goals of his Rangers' career Wednesday night during a rousing 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2022

Capitals' Orlov suspended two games for kneeing
The NHL department of player safety announced on Wednesday a two-game suspension of Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov for a kneeing infraction on Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2022

NHL plans to end regular season on time in April
The NHL on Wednesday revealed new dates for 98 games postponed for coronavirus-related reasons, keeping the end of the regular season on schedule for April 29 with the playoffs up after that.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2022

NHL Power Rankings: Trendspotting every team from the past month
What is the key takeaway from each team's play since mid-December? We break it all down here and issue the latest 1-32 rankings.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2022

Breakout USA hockey star Abby Roque hopes to inspire other Indigenous players
As the first player of indigenous background for Team USA, the former University of Wisconsin standout is set to take on a major role in Beijing.

ESPN NHL
Jan 19, 2022

Rask pulled after allowing 5 goals in Bruins' loss
Boston coach Bruce Cassidy, after Carolina was "clearly better than us in every area," had to pull veteran goaltender Tuukka Rask in the Bruins' 7-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

O'Ree 'overwhelmed' as Bruins retire his jersey
Willie O'Ree, the first Black player to appear in an NHL game, finally had his No. 22 retired by the Bruins on Tuesday night, before Boston played host to the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

Stamkos, Kadri among fans' choices for NHL ASG
Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos (Atlantic), Colorado's Nazem Kadri (Central), Anaheim's Troy Terry (Pacific) and Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel (Metropolitan) will participate in the NHL All-Star Game. The Rangers' Mika Zibanejad was voted in but cannot attend.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

Fantasy hockey rankings: Which goalies are trending up?
Who's up and who's down in the newest fantasy hockey rankings?

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

Sources: NHL won't test asymptomatic players
The NHL plans to halt testing of asymptomatic players for COVID-19, sources told ESPN's Emily Kaplan. Mandatory testing will remain for cross-border travel between the U.S. and Canada.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

Canadiens hire former agent Hughes as new GM
Agent Kent Hughes, who listed NHL stars Patrice Bergeron and Kris Letang among his clients, has been hired by the Canadiens as the 18th general manager in franchise history.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

PHF to increase salary cap, add two franchises
To make the most of attention on women's hockey after the Olympics, the Premier Hockey Federation announced it would more than double the salary cap and add two expansion franchises.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2022

'We will never let his name die': How NHL players have been inspired by Willie O'Ree
As the Bruins retire O'Ree's No. 22, we spoke to people he has inspired with his story who are continuing to work to make sure hockey truly is for everyone.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2022

Timo time: Meier scores 5 goals in Sharks' victory
Swiss-born veteran forward Timo Meier added another chapter to his All-Star season on Monday, setting a San Jose franchise record with five goals in the Sharks' convincing 6-2 matinee win over the Los Angeles Kings.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2022

Fantasy hockey waiver watch: ikheyev, Zuccarello on hot streaks
Surprising contributors on the Los Angeles Kings and Florida Panthers, as well as a few players riding hot streaks, among the players to add to your fantasy hockey team.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2022

O'Ree humbled, honored Bruins will retire jersey
Willie O'Ree, 86, who broke the NHL's color barrier in 1958 with Boston and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018, will have his No. 22 jersey retired by the Bruins on Tuesday night at TD Garden, an honor he calls "simply amazing."

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2022

Shane Wright taking on 'generational' expectations as the NHL's top draft prospect
Is a player that projects in the Patrice Bergeron mold worthy of the No. 1 pick? Here's what analysts and Wright himself have to say about it.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Isles' Johnston gets 3-game ban for illegal check
Islanders forward Ross Johnston was suspended for three games without pay for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey's A.J. Greer on Thursday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Top hockey prospects game postponed for virus
The 2022 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which features prime prospects eligible for the NHL draft, has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Julien to coach Team Canada hockey; Doan GM
Claude Julien will coach Team Canada's hockey team at the Beijing Olympics, while Shane Doan was named general manager.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Maple Leafs put three players on COVID list
The Toronto Maple Leafs have added three more players to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol as an outbreak on the team that started in December continues to drag on.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 17 to Jan. 23
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Six burning questions about the 2022 U.S. Olympic men's hockey roster
With NHL players not participating, USA Hockey leaned heavily on NCAA players. Here's a deeper look at the squad.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Rask stops 25 shots in first game since June
Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in his return from hip surgery, and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak scored a hat trick in the victory.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2022

Rask stops 25 shots in 1st game since last June
Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in his return from hip surgery, and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak scored a hat trick in the victory.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

Rask returns, makes 24 saves in Bruins' 3-2 win
Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in his return from hip surgery, and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. David Pastrnak scored a hat trick in the victory.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

NHL reveals ASG rosters; no Crosby, Panarin
The NHL on Thursday revealed its rosters for the 2022 All-Star Game, with some significant names missing from the teams.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

NHL All-Star snubs, surprises: Marchand, Zegras lead notable absences
The rosters for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game were announced Thursday, with some notable names missing. We break down the list here.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

2022 NHL All-Star Weekend: Everything you need to know
Find full rosters, competition format, schedule and information on when and where to see all the festivities from Las Vegas.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

U.S. Olympic men's hockey team turns to NCAA
With the NHL opting out of the Olympics in December, the U.S. Olympic men's hockey roster, announced Thursday, includes 15 current NCAA players.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

Fantasy hockey questions - Impact of Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, Tuukka Rask returns
Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and Tuukka Rask have been the talk of the NHL this week, and Victoria Matiash sorts through the headlines to tell fantasy managers how to proceed.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

Flyers' Hayes lauds Bruins' aid after brother died
Flyers forward Kevin Hayes told ESPN's The Point that he has been looking forward to Thursday night's matchup against the Bruins, his first game in his hometown since the death of his brother, Jimmy, last year.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN and Hulu
Everything you need to know about how to watch the NHL on ESPN networks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

What the 2018 hockey Olympians want the 2022 Olympians to know
NHL players will not be heading to Beijing, meaning collegians and minor leaguers will take center stage at the Games.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

Patrik Laine balances hockey fun with personal grief
While the winger has found his love for the sport again in 2021-22, he has traversed the loss of his father and his own injury issues.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2022

Bruins' Rask set to make season debut vs. Flyers
The Bruins' goaltending situation appears to be in great shape these days with Linus Ullmark winning on Wednesday in Boston, and Tuukka Rask in line to make his season debut on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

Six betting tips for new bettors in New York
Sports betting has gone live in New York with an expected $1 billion in annual gross gaming revenue. What should bettors in New York expect and how should they approach this new world? Erin Dolan provides some advice.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

PHF shifts All-Star Showcase to Buffalo over virus
The Premier Hockey Federation is shifting its 2022 All-Star Showcase to Buffalo, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto, which would have severely limited the number of fans being able to attend.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

Sabres sign Houser with so many goalies out
The Buffalo Sabres signed Michael Houser to a one-year, $750,000 contract and called up Aaron Dell from the minors Wednesday to shore up their injury-depleted goaltending ranks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

KHL to suspend season a week over outbreaks
The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League, a key source of players for Olympic teams, decided Wednesday to suspend its season for a week because of coronavirus outbreaks at many clubs.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

Fantasy hockey rankings: Why Mathew Barzal is important to your playoff run
Who's up and who's down in the newest fantasy hockey rankings?

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

'An honor and a message': The meaning of Willie O'Ree's jersey retirement
With the No. 22 sweater rising to the rafters in Boston on Tuesday, Jan. 18, two Black NHL players reflect on O'Ree's lasting impact.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

NHL Power Rankings: Every team as a Disney World attraction
Which team is Space Mountain? Toy Story Mania? The Tower of Terror? The Mad Tea Party? Find out here.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

Couture dodges fake octopus, nets Sharks OT win
Logan Couture scored in overtime moments after a fan threw a fake octopus on the ice, and the Sharks beat the Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night in San Jose.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2022

Malkin scores 2 in season debut as Penguins win
Evgeni Malkin scored twice and had an assist in his season debut, leading the surging Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Islanders coach Trotz put in COVID-19 protocol
Islanders coach Barry Trotz and defenseman Ryan Pulock were placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Wild look long term, secure Merrill with extension
Minnesota veteran defenseman Jon Merrill, 29, has been a low-budget, effective surprise on the back line for the Wild this season, and the club rewarded him on Tuesday with a new three-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Eichel joins Knights skate: 'An emotional moment'
Jack Eichel said he was like a kid on Christmas morning during his first skate with the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Rask, 34, returns to Bruins on prorated deal
Tuukka Rask has signed a prorated, $1 million contract for the rest of the season with the Bruins.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Oilers GM: Spoke to agent on controversial Kane
Ken Holland, GM of the struggling Oilers, said he has spoken with the agent for controversial free-agent winger Evander Kane.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2022

Wings hire legend Lidstrom as VP of hockey ops
The Red Wings have hired franchise legend Nicklas Lidstrom as vice president of hockey operations.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

NHL postpones Hurricanes' road game at Flyers
A spike of positive tests among the struggling Flyers forced the NHL on Monday to postpone Philadelphia's Tuesday game with the Carolina Hurricanes, yet another game that will need to be made up as the league scrambles for answers.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

NHL fines Stars coach Bowness $25K after tirade
A day after his stick-swinging tirade following a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues Sunday night, Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness was fined $25,000 for his actions by the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

Penguins' Malkin could make season debut Tues.
Coach Mike Sullivan said he anticipates center Evgeni Malkin will be a game-time decision when the Penguins visit Anaheim on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

Fantasy hockey waiver watch: Six skaters to start or stash
Victoria Matiash spotlights some skaters to play immediately, one to stash for the future, and a fascinating DFS goalie play.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

Grievance filed after Sharks terminate Kane deal
The NHLPA has filed a grievance on behalf of Evander Kane. The forward cleared waives before his contract was terminated by the Sharks for violating AHL COVID-19 protocols.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2022

NHL betting: Analyzing the scoring COVID boom
Greg Wyshynski discusses the recent surge in scoring in the NHL and how it has impacted betting over/unders.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2022

Ex-Canadiens GM Bergevin joins Kings as adviser
Ex-Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin joined the Kings on Sunday as a senior adviser.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2022

Irate Bowness swings stick after Stars falter late
Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness grabbed a stick and angrily slashed it around the bench twice, having watched the St. Louis Blues rally with two power-play goals in the last minute Sunday while getting the benefit of some questionable officiating.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2022

Ducks first-rounder McTavish switches OHL teams
Anaheim Ducks first-round pick Mason McTavish switched Ontario Hockey League teams Sunday, moving from the Peterborough Petes to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2022

Devils, Oilers have COVID issues; 2 games ppd.
Monday's games between the Lightning and Devils as well as the Senators and Oilers have been postponed over COVID-19 issues affecting New Jersey and Edmonton.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2022

Fleury welcomed back to Vegas by adoring fans
Marc-Andre Fleury received a hero's welcome by Golden Knights fans in his return to Vegas on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2022

5 more Oilers players in NHL COVID protocols
Five more Edmonton Oilers players and six support staff were placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2022

Sharks place embattled wing Kane on waivers
The San Jose Sharks placed Evander Kane on waivers Saturday and told him they plan to terminate his contract for "breach" and for violating AHL COVID-19 protocols.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2022

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 10 to Jan. 16
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2022

HDA unveils #TapeOutHate anti-racism campaign
The Hockey Diversity Alliance hopes an attention-grabbing video and a campaign involving hockey tape bolster its mission to eradicate racism in the sport.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2022

15 WHL teams pause activities due to COVID-19
The Western Hockey League suspended all activities for 15 teams after players and staff were added to the COVID-19 protocols list because of symptoms of positive tests.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2022

Canucks, Sens games PPD due to capacity caps
The Canucks had another game pushed back Friday when the NHL announced it was postponing the Saturday matchup with the Ottawa Senators due to ongoing attendance restrictions. The league also postponed a Senators-Jets game originally set for Jan. 15.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2022

High school hockey player dies after collision
- A Connecticut 10th-grade hockey player has died after falling to the ice and being cut on the neck by the skate of another player during a game, school officials and police said.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2022

How Hayley Wickenheiser is pushing for women's equality in hockey -- one stick at a time
Female hockey players have had to make do with equipment designed for men, among other inequities in the sport. That's about to change.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2022

NHL Awards Watch: Ovechkin leads MVP race, Makar for Norris
With the calendars flipped to 2022, new leaders have taken command in the major awards races. Get caught up here.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Kucherov returns, fuels Lightning's big 3rd in win
Nikita Kucherov, back on the ice after a 32-game absence, had two assists to key a three-goal third period in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Flames on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Bolts' Kucherov returns after 32-game absence
Tampa Bay star Nikita Kucherov returned to the lineup Thursday night against Calgary after missing 32 games with a lower-body injury that required surgery.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

New York Times Co. buys The Athletic for $550M
In one of its largest-ever acquisitions, The New York Times Company, looking to expand its audience of paying subscribers to 10 million by 2025, is purchasing The Athletic for $550 million.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Wings-Ducks ppd. hours before scheduled game
Anaheim placed center Sam Carrick, goaltender John Gibson, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and right wing Vinni Lettieri into the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Kraken to be without Schwartz for 4-6 weeks
The decision for forward Jaden Schwartz to have surgery was made with the Kraken on an extended break due to postponements.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Bolts' Kucherov to return after 32-game absence
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov is "ready to go" Thursday against Calgary, coach Jon Cooper said, after the star forward missed 32 games with a lower-body injury that required surgery.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Rask inks AHL tryout deal, eyes Bruins comeback
Tuukka Rask has signed a professional tryout contract with the AHL's Providence Bruins, the first major step in the star goaltender's comeback with the Boston Bruins.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Is Tuukka Rask the Bruins' savior?
The longtime Bruin is on his way back to Boston's crease. Can he push them back to the ranks of top Stanley Cup contenders this season?

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

Men's college hockey check-in: Bucci's take, X factors on all the top teams
Here's what you need to know as college hockey gets set to heat up, including John Buccigross' take on Minnesota State and the other contenders.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2022

How Jack Hughes leveled up his game -- and personality -- this season
From tossing a stick into the crowd in celebration, to the kind of plays that cause that celebration, it's been a big year for the No. 1 pick of the 2019 draft.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2022

Penguins trade Lafferty for Blackhawks' Nylander
- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Sam Lafferty in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in exchange for forward Alex Nylander.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2022

NHL Power Rankings: Big questions for all 32 teams
The Canes are back on top of our latest poll. Plus, we lay out the most pivotal situations for every club as 2022 gets rolling.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2022

Makar dazzles with OT winner: 'A little bit lucky'
Cale Makar tried to downplay his slick goal that lifted the Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2022

Oilers star McDavid out after positive COVID test
With the short-handed Oilers stuck in a four-game losing streak, star forward Connor McDavid tested positive for COVID-19, Edmonton coach Dave Tippett announced after practice Tuesday, along with center Derek Ryan.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2022

Jaw surgery for Devils D Hamilton on Wednesday
New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday on his broken jaw after taking a puck to the face early in the team's victory Sunday over the Capitals in Washington.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2022

Fantasy hockey rankings: Penguins, Blues, Hughes reactions
Who's up and who's down in the newest fantasy hockey rankings?

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2022

Kraken GM Ron Francis on what's gone wrong, plans for the future
The inaugural season of the NHL's newest franchise hasn't gone as well as some hoped. The man in charge checks in on the short-, medium- and long-term plans.

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