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Dec 18, 2018

Rookie goalie Hart gets win in Flyers debut
Rookie goaltender Carter Hart, 20, enjoyed a successful debut for the Flyers on Tuesday night, turning aside 20 shots as Philadelphia climbed out of the Eastern Conference basement with a 3-2 win over Detroit.

ESPN NHL
Dec 18, 2018

Blackhawks face conundrum at goalie position
With Corey Crawford out with a concussion -- "he just needs time," coach Jeremy Colliton said -- the Blackhawks' goaltender situation is completely up in the air.

ESPN NHL
Dec 18, 2018

Andrew D'Agostini is the best hockey player in the world of the week
Alex Ovechkin and Michael Dal Colle put up big numbers, but the new Reading Royals backstop has a story to top everyone else's.

ESPN NHL
Dec 18, 2018

Hawks loan Jokiharju to Finland for juniors
The last-place Chicago Blackhawks will be without one of their top defensemen for a while after they decided to loan Henri Jokiharju to Finland for the upcoming world junior championship.

ESPN NHL
Dec 18, 2018

Fantasy hockey rankings: updated for Week 12
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a special look at how the Chicago Blackhawks will cope with the loss of goaltender Corey Crawford -- again.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Penguins' Letang avoids injury scare with leg
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took part in a morning skate Monday and is in the lineup for Monday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Here's the Flyers' plan for success
After firing head coach Dave Hakstol, here are seven steps the Flyers can take to get back on track.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Flyers fire Hakstol; Gordon to be interim coach
The Flyers, who are on a four-game losing streak and have stumbled to a 12-15-4 record this season, fired head coach Dave Hakstol on Monday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Top waiver adds of the week, including Paul Stastny
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Devils place goalie Schneider on injured reserve
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, who has struggled to an 0-5-1 mark with a 4.29 GAA this season, has been put on IR with an abdominal strain.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Reeling Flyers recall top goalie prospect Hart
The struggling Flyers, last in the league in goaltending, are recalling top goalie prospect Carter Hart. the 20-year-old twice won CHL Goaltender of the Year. After a shaky start in Lehigh, Hart was won four of his last five starts.

ESPN NHL
Dec 17, 2018

Secrets to the Canadiens' surprising success
Montreal is one of the happiest surprises of 2018-19. What have been the biggest factors for their strong performance thus far?

ESPN NHL
Dec 16, 2018

Flyers deny report, say 'Hakstol is our coach'
A Flyers spokesperson shot down a report Sunday that linked the team to former Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, saying, "Dave Hakstol is our coach."

ESPN NHL
Dec 16, 2018

Crawford hits post, suffers another concussion
The Blackhawks say goaltender Corey Crawford suffered a concussion when he hit his head on a goalpost during a collision with two other players in Sunday's loss to the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
Dec 16, 2018

Blackhawks G Crawford hits head on post, exits
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford hit his head on a goalpost during a collision with two other players and left Sunday's game against the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
Dec 16, 2018

Blackhawks' Crawford hits post, has concussion
The Blackhawks say goaltender Corey Crawford suffered a concussion when he hit his head on a goalpost during a collision with two other players in Sunday's loss to the Sharks.

ESPN NHL
Dec 16, 2018

Blackhawks mascot gets into fight after game
Police said the Blackhawks' mascot was attacked by a fan at the United Center on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 15, 2018

Blues sign D Bortuzzo to three-year extension
The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.

ESPN NHL
Dec 15, 2018

Sabres suspend Berglund for failing to report
The Buffalo Sabres have suspended forward Patrick Berglund indefinitely for failing to report to the team.

ESPN NHL
Dec 15, 2018

Vegas' Haula out indefinitely after knee surgery
After suffering a knee injury last month, Golden Knights forward Erik Haula had surgery. No timetable has been given for his return.

ESPN NHL
Dec 15, 2018

Blues escape with OT win after bizarre infraction
St. Louis overcame an obscure illegal-equipment penalty, called against Vladimir Tarasenko for playing with the much-taller Colton Parayko's stick in overtime, to beat the Avalanche.

ESPN NHL
Dec 14, 2018

The cases for, against the Capitals repeating
Only one team in the past 20 years has been a repeat Stanley Cup champ. Can Alex Ovechkin & Co. make it two?

ESPN NHL
Dec 14, 2018

The cases for, against the Capitals returning to Cup Final
Only one team in the past 20 years has been a repeat Stanley Cup champ. Can Alex Ovechkin & Co. make it two? First, they have to get back to the Final.

ESPN NHL
Dec 14, 2018

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 17-23
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into Week 12, pointing out certain category specialists who can help your team in one specific area without damaging your squad elsewhere.

ESPN NHL
Dec 14, 2018

Lightning's Vasilevskiy comes up big in return
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Lightning beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

If NHL stars had their own goal songs ...
Sidney Crosby and Beethoven? Tom Wilson and Britney Spears? Greg Wyshynski picks out personalized goal songs.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

Ducks' injured Rakell, Fowler miss start of trip
Forward Rickard Rakell and defenseman Cam Fowler won't travel with the Anaheim Ducks when they begin their longest road trip of the season.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

Boogie, Butkus, and Felix: the 'never made the playoffs' list
Brandon Marshall was released by the Saints, keeping him on this all-sports list of players without playoff experience.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

Lightning's Vasilevskiy back from broken foot
Andrei Vasilevskiy is returning from a broken foot and will start against the Maple Leafs Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

Vasilevskiy back from broken foot after month
Andrei Vasilevskiy is returning from a broken foot and will start against the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 13, 2018

Fantasy hockey's sell-high trade candidates
As the December weather starts to get colder, Victoria Matiash takes a look at several NHL players who might be in store for a fantasy cold spell of their own.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

Oilers' Klefbom to miss 'weeks' with hand injury
Oilers defenseman Oscar Klefbom was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a hand injury and is expected to be sidelined "weeks," according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

HOF ref Stewart wants women officiating in NHL
Retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, wants to help women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the league. "I want to see someone break that glass ceiling," Stewart said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

NHL Power Rankings after Week 10
How high have the Flames climbed? Plus, looking ahead to the big free-agent contract negotiations next summer.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

Penguins activate Murray from injured reserve
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray practiced with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time since going on injured reserve last month with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

Hurricanes place Staal on IR with concussion
The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Jordan Staal on injured reserve with a concussion.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

NHL clarifies no-goal rule for shot that hit referee
The NHL confirmed that a shot by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo that bounced off a referee, hit the goalie and went into the net is not a goal.

ESPN NHL
Dec 12, 2018

Rangers' Shattenkirk out 2-4 weeks with injury
The New York Rangers say defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will be sidelined two to four weeks with a shoulder injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Bruins' Backes OK after taking skate to face
Boston Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period, but he returned at the start of the second period and finished the game.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Penguins goalie Murray returns to practice
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray practiced with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time since going on injured reserve last month with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

NHL superstars who carry the biggest offensive burdens
Who is shouldering the heaviest load thus far in 2018-19? We break down key players and assess how (and whether) their teams can help them out.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Miro Heiskanen's Texas-sized expectations
The No. 3 overall pick from 2017 has taken on a big role for the Stars this season, leading some to pencil him in as the NHL's next great blueliner.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Anderson McDuffie is the best hockey player in the world this week
Vitali Mikhailov, Jett Woo and Elias Pettersson had big weeks, but the 10-year-old Dallas Stars fan's story is the best of all.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Ducks forward Rakell, goalie Miller injured
The Ducks will be without forward Rickard Rakell and goalie Ryan Miller, with the team signing former Blues backup Chad Johnson.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Reasons for hope for Blackhawks fans
Chicago has gone 3-11-2 since firing Joel Quenneville. But there are reasons for optimism as we look ahead to the future.

ESPN NHL
Dec 11, 2018

Rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings: Week 11
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a special look at a surprisingly small number of goaltenders who can be honestly referred to as reliable.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

Blues' Bortuzzo, Sanford square off in practice
Blues teammates Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford fought each other during Monday's practice and interim coach Craig Berube said it was a sign they care and want to win.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

'Old man' Alex Ovechkin is still learning new tricks
After the greatest season of an incredible career, the Capitals' franchise icon is once again atop the goal-scoring leader board.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

Hurricanes' plane makes emergency landing
A passenger says a Swift Air charter plane carrying the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency landing in Oklahoma over the weekend after a noxious smell filled the cabin.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

Top waiver adds of the week, including a pair of Montreal Canadiens
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

Struggling Blues put goalie Johnson on waivers
The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

Slime, roaches, mice found at stadium food venues
An Outside the Lines analysis of 16,000 routine food-safety inspection reports covering 111 pro sports venues found that, at about 28 percent of the venues, half or more of their food service outlets incurred one or more high-level food-safety violations.

ESPN NHL
Dec 10, 2018

The most surprising NHL players this season
Which players have shocked us the most with their great (or lackluster) play? We make our picks, and offer insight on what's to come.

ESPN NHL
Dec 09, 2018

NHL suspends Leafs' Hyman 2 games for hit
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has been suspended two games for his hit on Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy on Saturday night in Boston.

ESPN NHL
Dec 09, 2018

Wild recall Kunin as fill-in for hurt captain Koivu
The Minnesota Wild, with captain Mikko Koivu day-to-day with a lower-body injury, have recalled Luke Kunin from the AHL.

ESPN NHL
Dec 09, 2018

Goalie Raanta out indefinitely, Coyotes say
Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta was placed on injured reserve this weekend and the Coyotes announced Sunday he will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 09, 2018

Coyotes' Raanta at risk of missing rest of season
Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season after undergoing a procedure on a lower-body injury, general manager John Chayka said Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 08, 2018

Humboldt survivor OK after recent bus accident
Ryan Straschnitzki, who was one of 13 survivors in April when the Humboldt Broncos' team bus was hit by a semi-trailer, was "all good" after his bus was rear-ended by a truck earlier this week, his father said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 08, 2018

Humboldt survivor Straschnitzki in bus accident
Ryan Straschnitzki, who was one of 13 survivors in April when the Humboldt Broncos' team bus was hit by a semi-trailer, was a passenger on a bus that was rear-ended by a truck earlier this week.

ESPN NHL
Dec 08, 2018

Ducks tack two years on GM Murray's contract
The Ducks have extended general manager Bob Murray's contract for two seasons. The extension announced Saturday means that Murray is now under contract through the 2021-22 season.

ESPN NHL
Dec 08, 2018

Senators' Ryan out indefinitely with concussion
Senators forwards Bobby Ryan (concussion) and Matt Duchene (lower-body) have both been put on injured reserve after suffering their injuries in a loss Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

Flames forward Lomberg suspended one game
Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

NHL bans Flames' Giordano 2 games, Lomberg 1
Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

Why the NHL should expand the playoffs
In his weekly Wysh List, Greg Wyshynski makes his case for expanding the NHL playoffs. Plus, Gritty continues to shine.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 10-16
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into Week 11, pointing out which goalies are actually playing at a different level than their overall stats might indicate.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

Knights: Photos of Reaves' Wilson hit 'destroyed'
Autographed photos of Ryan Reaves' hit that concussed the Capitals' Tom Wilson "were not distributed" and have been "destroyed," the Golden Knights said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 07, 2018

Knights: Signed pics of Reaves' hit 'destroyed'
Autographed photos of Ryan Reaves' hit that concussed the Capitals' Tom Wilson "were not distributed" and have been "destroyed," the Golden Knights said.

ESPN NHL
Dec 06, 2018

Who were the most dominant athletes of 2018? We crunched the numbers
Comebacks? Records? Those are nice. But ESPN's Peter Keating says the 20 most dominant athletes of 2018 made our list by redefining the impossible.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

NHL Power Rankings after Week 9
The Lightning are our new No. 1 team. Plus, if the expansion draft were this summer, here are the players Seattle would select from each club.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Arena construction begins as Seattle celebrates
A day after Seattle secured an NHL expansion team, a formal groundbreaking was held as work began on renovating the team's future arena.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Sens acquire Elliott in 4-player trade with Pens
The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Macoy Erkamps and forward Ben Sexton.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

NHL Awards Watch: MacKinnon for Hart, McDonagh for Norris
With two months in the books, here's how the races for the big awards are shaping up.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Rangers top Forbes' list of most valuable teams
The New York Rangers led a strong showing by Original Six teams at the top of the Forbes' list of most valuable NHL franchises.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Knights' Reaves knocks Caps' Wilson from game
Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves knocked Capitals forward Tom Wilson out of the game Tuesday with a questionable hit, but he will not face discipline.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Reports: Reaves won't face ban for Wilson KO
Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves knocked Capitals forward Tom Wilson out of the game Tuesday with a questionable hit, but he will not face discipline.

ESPN NHL
Dec 05, 2018

Predicting which NHL teams' fortunes will reverse
We're through about one-third of the campaign, and some teams' good (or bad) starts are misleading. Here's who will turn things around.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

Translating NHL exec quotes from the board of governors meeting
The big news this week was on Seattle's expansion team. But a few other interesting tidbits emerged. Here are the big takeaways.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

We tried, and failed, to rain on Seattle's NHL parade
Unlike with some other recent expansion teams, Seattle looks like a wide-open, empty net goal for the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

Rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings: Week 10
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

Wade crashes into Panthers' Barkov at game
Dwayne Wade crashes into Florida Panthers star Aleksander Barkov during Sunday's Heat game in Miami. Barkov had courtside seats and said later that getting tweeted at by an apologetic Wade was "a big honor."

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

Everything you need to know about Seattle's new NHL team
When will they start playing? What will they be called? How is the NHL going to re-align? We answer the key questions after the big announcement.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

NHL votes to give expansion team to Seattle
Seattle has been granted an expansion team for the 2021-22 NHL season. The team will play in the Pacific Division and will play at a renovated KeyArena.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

It's unanimous: Seattle gets NHL expansion team
Seattle has been granted an expansion team for the 2021-22 NHL season. The team will play at a renovated KeyArena and compete in the league's Pacific Division.

ESPN NHL
Dec 04, 2018

Patrick Gaul is the best player in the world of the week
Adin Hill, Vadim Shipachyov and Meeri Räisänen had big weeks, but the winger for the South Carolina Stingrays takes the honor.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

Wings' Bertuzzi suspended 2 games for hit
Detroit forward Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Monday for his hit on Colorado's Matt Calvert over the weekend.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

NHL faces uncertain situations as meeting begins
The Senators' downtown-arena project is in danger of falling apart, and Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway is looking for a partner as he tries to secure a long-term home in Arizona. The NHL also would like to begin making plans for a 2020 World Cup of Hockey.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

Flyers name ex-Wild exec Fletcher as new GM
Chuck Fletcher was hired as executive vice president and general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, one week after Ron Hextall was fired.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

Quick, Sheary didn't do it; UMass now No. 1
UMass hockey has earned its first No. 1 ranking after improving to 12-1.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

Top waiver adds of the week, including Brady Tkachuk
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

Pens send seldom-used scorer Sprong to Ducks
The Penguins have traded 21-year-old winger Daniel Sprong to the Ducks for defenseman Marcus Pettersson. Sprong has impressed in juniors and the AHL, but got inconsistent ice time in Pittsburgh.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

How the William Nylander dominoes fall
The winger's standoff and subsequent six-year contract will impact teammates Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, along with other players and teams.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

What Anthony Duclair learned at each of his NHL stops
The speedy winger explains how each team helped contribute to the education of a player still realizing his potential, and what comes next.

ESPN NHL
Dec 03, 2018

The Seattle uni design awards revealed
Now that the NHL is headed to Seattle, our readers offer their best ideas on everything from names to uniform designs.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2018

Kings' Kempe day-to-day with upper-body injury
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2018

AHL's Bears host record Teddy Bear Toss: 34,798
The Hershey Bears, Washington's AHL affiliate, hosted the largest Teddy Bear Toss in hockey history, with 34,798 stuffed animals making their way onto the ice during Sunday's game.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2018

Rangers retire GAG Line icon Hadfield's jersey
Vic Hadfield joined his former GAG Line teammates as the latest to have his number retired by the New York Rangers.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2018

Jeff Skinner on Sabres' success, joining Bills Mafia and more
We check in with Buffalo's scoring whiz on the team's turnaround, playing with Jack Eichel and his former team's postgame celebrations.

ESPN NHL
Dec 02, 2018

Kings' Kovalchuk out 4 weeks with ankle issue
Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk will miss about four weeks after undergoing an ankle bursectomy Sunday.

ESPN NHL
Dec 01, 2018

Leafs, Nylander ink 6-year deal before deadline
The Maple Leafs and restricted free agent William Nylander have agreed to a six-year, $41.77 million deal that will keep the 22-year-old in Toronto.

ESPN NHL
Nov 30, 2018

Capitals' Wilson ejected for hit on Devils' Seney
In his ninth game after returning from a suspension, Washington's Tom Wilson was ejected from Friday night's game against the Devils after a hit from behind on Brett Seney.

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