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Mar 03, 2021

Burke named Canadiens' new goaltending coach
The Montreal Canadiens appointed Sean Burke as their new director of goaltending following Tuesday night's 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

NHL's COVID-19 list at season-low 3 players
The list of players in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol dropped to a season-low three.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Oilers forward Chiasson nets 1-game suspension
After a cross-check in Monday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs that drew the league's attention, Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson was suspended for one game.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Preds' Ellis, Kunin on IR; Johansen on COVID list
- The Nashville Predators have placed defenseman Ryan Ellis and forward Luke Kunin on injured reserve with center Ryan Johansen placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Week 7 rankings: Top five consistent defensemen to add
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, including the most consistent players available on your waiver wire.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Fantasy hockey rankings Week 6 update: Top five consistent defensemen to add
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, including the most consistent players available on your waiver wire.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Crosby in COVID protocol, to miss Pens' game
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been placed on the COVID-19 protocols list and is not available for Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

Jackets GM gives Tortorella vote of confidence
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella was given a vote of confidence by general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 02, 2021

NHL Awards Watch: Connor vs. Auston for MVP
Two young centers appear to be pacing the field for the Hart Trophy. Here are our early-March projections for how all of the major races will shake out.

ESPN NHL
Mar 01, 2021

Waiver watch: Grzelcyk, Tarasenko due back soon
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including a pair of scorers set to return from injury and key dynasty league adds.

ESPN NHL
Mar 01, 2021

NHL ends February with 4 players on COVID list
Overall numbers on the NHL's COVID-19 roster have stayed in single digits since Feb. 22, and the league closed the month with just four players on the list.

ESPN NHL
Mar 01, 2021

Theo Fleury's plan to better support mental health
The 52-year-old has taken up the cause to help others that are struggling, working to erase the stigma that he feels still exists.

ESPN NHL
Mar 01, 2021

Forecaster for the week of March 1-7
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Mar 01, 2021

Sports Betting's best of the week: Golden tickets, props, trends and more
From NBA to college hoops, NHL and more, there is plenty going on in the sports world post-football. Doug Kezirian and David Purdum take a weekly look at the sports betting landscape.

ESPN NHL
Feb 27, 2021

Knights abruptly end deal with betting pick-seller
Three days after announcing a partnership with UpickTrade, a Mexico-based company that sells sports betting picks, the Vegas Golden Knights abruptly ended the deal.

ESPN NHL
Feb 27, 2021

Leafs' Matthews to miss game with sore wrist
Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, who has been dealing with a wrist injury for most of the season, will miss Saturday's game against Edmonton.

ESPN NHL
Feb 27, 2021

Sabres lose goalie Ullmark for at least a month
The Buffalo Sabres, who have been beset by injuries this season, learned they will be without starting goaltender Linus Ullmark for at least the next month because of a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Feb 26, 2021

Sharks back at practice, set to face Blues on Sat.
After having Thursday's game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, the Sharks are back at practice Friday and will play the Blues on Saturday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 26, 2021

Sabres' Eichel day-to-day; Ullmark still out
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is considered day-to-day, and starting goalie Linus Ullmark will miss at least the team's two-game weekend series against the Philadelphia Flyers.

ESPN NHL
Feb 26, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of March 1-7
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Feb 26, 2021

How the NHL could embrace the NBA Top Shot revolution
Have questions about the phenomenon, and wondering whether hockey fans will get a similar opportunity soon? Get caught up on everything here.

ESPN NHL
Feb 26, 2021

Sabres' Ullmark exits early; Eichel day-to-day
Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark left Thursday night's game with a lower-body injury, while captain Jack Eichel was sidelined after warm-ups.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Sabres goalie Ullmark out after first-period injury
Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark has been ruled out after he was injured in the first period of Buffalo's game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Sharks-Knights postponed with Hertl in protocol
Thursday's Western Conference clash between San Jose and Vegas became the 36th NHL game this season to be postponed for COVID-19 related issues, after Sharks forward Tomas Hertl was placed onto the protocol list.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Lundqvist 'months' away from deciding future
Henrik Lundqvist posted videos of himself back on the ice earlier this week but said Thursday he's still months away from making a decision about his future post-open-heart surgery.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Tyler Toffoli, Joe Pavelski and other matchup specialists
Tyler Toffoli's goals the Canucks, Linus Ullmark's unbeaten run against the Devils. Here are the top ten players who seem to torment that one specific team.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Knights partner with picks recommendation site
The Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday announced a multiyear partnership with UpickTrade, a sports betting recommendation service based in Mexico.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Sabres' Ristolainen eager to play after COVID
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is putting behind the frightening two-week bout he had with COVID-19 by focusing his energy on getting back into game shape.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Biggest surprises (and non-surprises) of the 2021 NHL season
From the seemingly limitless Connor McDavid to Jack Roslovic's star turn to a renaissance from Marc-Andre Fleury, we rank the season's biggest shocks so far.

ESPN NHL
Feb 25, 2021

Lake Tahoe wedding gets Gritty thanks to NHL
A couple's wedding was supposed to happen after the outdoor game concluded. The altered game schedule meant the reception would begin right at puck drop on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

KHL: Not aware of any incident involving Panarin
After allegations from a former coach, the Kontinental Hockey League said in a statement to ESPN that it has "not been aware of or received a complaint in relation to any incident involving Artemi Panarin in December 2011."

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

What's next for the Canadiens, Claude Julien after coach's firing?
Dominique Ducharme takes over behind the Habs' bench, but are more changes on the way? And where will Julien go next?

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

Thursday's Sharks-Golden Knights tilt postponed
Thursday's Western Conference clash between San Jose and Vegas became the 36th NHL game this season to be postponed for COVID-19 related issues.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

Bruins' Lauzon (hand) to miss at least a month
Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon, who left Sunday's outdoor game vs. the Flyers after one shift, had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand and will miss at least a month.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

Fantasy hockey dynasty rankings: Connor McDavid still tops list of 250 keepers
Sean Allen peers into the future to break down the top 250 keepers for the next five years, including Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Carter Hart and more.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

Habs fire Julien, name Ducharme interim coach
Coach Claude Julien was fired Wednesday by the Canadiens, who named Dominique Ducharme the interim coach.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: Stats that define every team's 2021 season
Another shuffling of the top 5 this week, but a top tier has emerged. Plus, the facts and figures that exemplify all 31 teams this year.

ESPN NHL
Feb 24, 2021

Inside the art of the goalie goal: How and when to attempt one of the NHL's rarest feats
There have been eight shot-attempt goalie goals in NHL history. What's the secret to netting one, when is the right time to attempt it and why are they so rare?

ESPN NHL
Feb 23, 2021

Canes' Teravainen (concussion) out for road trip
Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said Tuesday that winger Teuvo Teravainen is sidelined with a concussion and won't travel with the team for a five-game road trip that begins with games at Tampa Bay on Wednesday and Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 23, 2021

Blues lose D Gunnarsson (knee) for rest of year
Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson is out for the season, and forward Ivan Barbashev is out at least six weeks as the St. Louis Blues find themselves in need of depth early in the year.

ESPN NHL
Feb 23, 2021

Injury-riddled Sabres lose Borgen for 2 months
Sabres rookie defenseman William Borgen will miss up to two months with a broken right forearm, further depleting Buffalo's injury-thinned blue line after losing Jake McCabe and Rasmus Ristolainen.

ESPN NHL
Feb 23, 2021

Week 6 rankings: Goalies to target in trade
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and which goalies can steady the ship for their teams?

ESPN NHL
Feb 23, 2021

Waiver watch: Anthony Duclair, Kevin Fiala lead weekly pickups
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including forwards seeing more power play time.

ESPN NHL
Feb 22, 2021

Sabres' McCabe out for season with knee injury
Veteran defenseman Jake McCabe, 27, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, will miss the rest of the Buffalo Sabres' season after injuring his right knee Saturday in New Jersey.

ESPN NHL
Feb 22, 2021

Fantasy hockey waiver watch: Anthony Duclair, Kevin Fiala lead weekly pickups
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including forwards seeing more power play time.

ESPN NHL
Feb 22, 2021

N.J. to allow Giants, Jets, Devils to have fans
Fans will be allowed to attend sports and entertainment events at New Jersey's largest facilities in limited numbers starting next week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 22, 2021

Rangers' Panarin takes leave following allegations
Artemi Panarin is taking a personal leave of absence from the Rangers. The move comes after allegations surfaced in Russia that the winger was involved in a physical altercation with a woman in 2011.

ESPN NHL
Feb 22, 2021

Inside the Kraken's strength and conditioning program
From a 200-page "strategic performance document" to a biometric data dashboard crafted by a Microsoft alum, here is how Seattle is innovating.

ESPN NHL
Feb 21, 2021

Boats, ladders and binoculars: How hockey fans watched 'fan-free' NHL Lake Tahoe games
Due to health and safety protocols, fans weren't officially allowed at the weekend's games. But some got creative so they could watch them.

ESPN NHL
Feb 21, 2021

Ducks, last in offense, recall top prospect Zegras
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled top prospect Trevor Zegras from their AHL affiliate in San Diego, setting the stage for the 19-year-old forward's much-anticipated NHL debut.

ESPN NHL
Feb 21, 2021

Tahoe game paused 8 hours due to poor ice
The NHL outdoor game between Colorado and Vegas on the shores of Lake Tahoe was delayed after one period due to poor ice conditions and resumed late Saturday night, while Sunday's game between Boston and Philadelphia was pushed back.

ESPN NHL
Feb 21, 2021

Tahoe outdoor game resumes after 8-hour delay
The NHL outdoor game between Colorado and Vegas on the shores of Lake Tahoe was delayed after one period due to poor ice conditions and resumed late Saturday night, while Sunday's game between Boston and Philadelphia was pushed back.

ESPN NHL
Feb 20, 2021

Ice breaker: Sun delays Tahoe outdoor game
Saturday's NHL outdoor game between Colorado and Vegas on the shores of Lake Tahoe has been delayed after one period and will resume later Saturday night, while Sunday's game between Boston and Philadelphia has been pushed back.

ESPN NHL
Feb 20, 2021

Blue Jackets get permission to have fans in arena
Blue Jackets get approval to have up to 1,953 fans -- 10% of Nationwide Arena's capacity -- starting in March.

ESPN NHL
Feb 20, 2021

Hischier returns to Devils' lineup, named captain
Nico Hischier was named the New Jersey Devils' captain on Saturday after returning to the lineup following a leg injury.

ESPN NHL
Feb 19, 2021

NHL's COVID list continues decline, down to 11
The NHL's COVID-19 list was down to 11 players Friday, the fewest since there were 12 listed on Jan. 17.

ESPN NHL
Feb 19, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of February 22-28
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Feb 19, 2021

Brett Peterson's journey to becoming an NHL assistant general manager
The Massachusetts native is the first Black AGM in the NHL. We explore how he got to this point, and what comes next.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

NHL moves up start of Sunday's outdoor game
The NHL has moved up the starting time of the outdoor game Sunday between Boston and Philadelphia at Lake Tahoe to avoid the bright sunshine forecast for later in the afternoon.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

NHL's COVID list continues decline, down to 13
The NHL's COVID-19 list was down to 13 players Thursday, the fewest since there were 12 listed on Jan. 17.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

Fantasy hockey goalie consistency: Halak, Allen lead streaming options
Finding consistent goaltending has been especially tough this year, but Victoria Matiash looks at the backup ranks to find the top seven streaming options in the crease.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

Stars have 4th game postponed for cold, outages
The NHL game between Tampa Bay and Dallas on Saturday has been postponed, marking four straight home games for the Stars to be called off because of frigid conditions and power outages in Texas.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

McDavid gets 500th career point in 369th game
Oilers captain Connor McDavid has joined an elite club with his 500th career point.

ESPN NHL
Feb 18, 2021

Why the NHL's Lake Tahoe series is a risk -- and where the next fanless outdoor games could be played
Central Park, Mt. Rushmore, the National Mall? If this weekend's games are a success, the league could go big on its next outdoor event.

ESPN NHL
Feb 17, 2021

Rangers' Trouba out month; Panarin to return
The struggling New York Rangers will be without defenseman Jacob Trouba for the next four to six weeks because of a broken thumb.

ESPN NHL
Feb 17, 2021

NHL scraps 3rd Stars game in row for weather
The Stars' game against the Lightning scheduled for Thursday was postponed on Wednesday because of the wintry weather blast in Texas.

ESPN NHL
Feb 17, 2021

Is Victor Hedman the best hockey player in the world?
Skating huge minutes at a high level for the defending Stanley Cup champs (after his own playoff MVP performance), Hedman's case is a fair one to ponder in 2021.

ESPN NHL
Feb 17, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: Stocks to buy or sell for all 31 teams
New week, new No. 1 team on our 1-31 list. Plus, whose stocks are we buying or selling after the season's first month?

ESPN NHL
Feb 16, 2021

Week 5 rankings update: Hold onto Jordan Staal and Bryan Rust
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and which players will have extra value later in the season?

ESPN NHL
Feb 16, 2021

Stars scrap another game due to weather issues
The Dallas Stars postponed a second consecutive game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday after further consultation with city officials over widespread power outages attributed to extreme winter weather.

ESPN NHL
Feb 16, 2021

The NHL vs. COVID: Everything you need to know right now
With new protocols recently released, here's where the league stands in both the short and long term as the 2021 season trudges along.

ESPN NHL
Feb 16, 2021

Waiver watch: Nick Schmaltz and Max Comtois lead weekly pickups
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including a pair of emerging forwards out west, and veteran presence in Toronto.

ESPN NHL
Feb 15, 2021

Galchenyuk traded yet again, this time to Leafs
After being dealt to Carolina from Ottawa on Saturday, veteran forward Alex Galchenyuk, 27 was shipped to Toronto on Monday night, for forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky.

ESPN NHL
Feb 15, 2021

Preds-Stars off at city's request amid winter storm
The Dallas Stars postponed their home game Monday night against the Nashville Predators after a request from city officials not to play because of the impact extreme winter weather had on the area.

ESPN NHL
Feb 15, 2021

Devils back on ice after pause, will play Tuesday
The rested Devils returned to the ice Monday for practice after their two-week, COVID-19-related pause, and coach Lindy Ruff's team is on track to play the rival Rangers on Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 15, 2021

Fantasy hockey waiver watch: Nick Schmaltz and Max Comtois lead weekly pickups
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including a pair of emerging forwards out west, and veteran presence in Toronto.

ESPN NHL
Feb 15, 2021

The secrets to Duncan Keith's longevity
The Chicago blueliner leads his team in average ice time this season at age 37, while playing at an elite level. Here's how he stays on top of his game.

ESPN NHL
Feb 14, 2021

Lightning's Stamkos no longer on COVID-19 list
The Lightning's Steven Stamkos was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 list on Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 13, 2021

Sens reunite with Dzingel after trade with Canes
Ryan Dzingel is heading back to the team that drafted him as the forward has been traded to Ottawa from Carolina in a deal that sends Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette to the Hurricanes.

ESPN NHL
Feb 13, 2021

Jackets activate D Werenski off injured reserve
The Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Zach Werenski off injured reserve, but placed goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks on IR, retroactive to Feb. 6.

ESPN NHL
Feb 12, 2021

Lightning captain Stamkos added to COVID list
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was added to the NHL's COVID-19 list on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 12, 2021

Fantasy hockey: Forecaster for the week of February 15-21
Your essential guide to setting fantasy hockey lineups that take full advantage of every NHL team's strength of schedule.

ESPN NHL
Feb 12, 2021

'I'm like a quarantine professional now': Jets prospect Cole Perfetti's 34 days of isolation
As high-level hockey tries to trudge through the pandemic, players have been forced to adapt. Here's how the No. 10 pick of the 2020 NHL draft has done so.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

NHL adds new virus protocols following outbreaks
The NHL and NHLPA announced several new COVID-19 protocols after outbreaks on five teams caused a rash of postponements.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Wild cleared to resume team activities
The Minnesota Wild, still without 12 players due to COVID-19 protocols, have been cleared by the NHL to resume practice on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Coyotes fire assistant general manager Sullivan
Steve Sullivan has been fired as the Arizona Coyotes' assistant general manager, and the team said Thursday it would not seek a replacement.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Fantasy worry index: Should you hold or fold these players?
With top picks like Mika Zibanejad and Erik Karlsson off to slow starts, Victoria Matiash breaks down whether you should worry about them or wait it out.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Waiting for fans, Bruins postpone O'Ree honors
The Boston Bruins will wait to retire the number of pioneering Black hockey player Willie O'Ree until next year so that they can honor him with fans in the building.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Blackhawks' Shaw in concussion protocol again
Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw is back in the concussion protocol.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Blue Jackets activate goalie Merzlikins off IR
Columbus goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, who suffered an upper-body injury on Feb. 3, has been activated off injured reserve. He is 2-2-1 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in six games this season.

ESPN NHL
Feb 11, 2021

Clash of the GOATs: Why Gretzky is the greatest team sports player ever -- not Brady
Upon further examination of the debate, here's why the evidence clearly points in one direction.

ESPN NHL
Feb 10, 2021

Flyers' game against Rangers on Sun. postponed
The Flyers-Rangers game on Sunday was postponed because three Philadelphia players are on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.

ESPN NHL
Feb 10, 2021

Vegas' Nosek was pulled after positive virus test
Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek became the first NHL player this season to be pulled during a game because of a positive COVID-19 test, the league said on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Feb 10, 2021

Cuomo: N.Y. venues can reopen at 10% capacity
Large sports venues in New York state can reopen at 10% capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The Nets are expected to kick that off Feb. 23 against the Kings.

ESPN NHL
Feb 10, 2021

NHL Power Rankings: What we love about each team in 2021
There's a major shake-up in the top three of our rankings this week. Plus, who or what has been great about each team this season?

ESPN NHL
Feb 09, 2021

The five biggest challenges for Ron Hextall, Brian Burke with the Penguins
Can this team get back among the elite Cup contenders this season? Should the new braintrust be focused on the future? Here's what they should do.

ESPN NHL
Feb 09, 2021

Waiver watch: Jesse Puljujarvi, Joe Thornton among top players to add
Victoria Matiash goes around the NHL and identifies the widely available fantasy options who are worth adding to your roster.

ESPN NHL
Feb 09, 2021

Penguins hire Burke as president, Hextall as GM
Former NHL goaltender and Flyers GM Ron Hextall will be the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and will report to Brian Burke, the team's new president of hockey operations.

ESPN NHL
Feb 09, 2021

Ex-Wild captain Koivu retires with Columbus
Former Wild captain Mikko Koivu has decided to retire after only seven games with the Blue Jackets.

ESPN NHL
Feb 09, 2021

Fantasy hockey rankings Week 4 update: Right time to drop slumping starters?
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and is it time to drop Braden Holtby or pick up Josh Anderson?

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