National Hockey League

Leafs Need to Fortify Playoff Hopes

With the 2023-24 NHL season approaching it’s final third  of regulation games left, the time is clearly now  for teams to make any last minute moves before the March 8th trade deadline to help them get into the playoffs. For franchises riding on a wave of postseason contention, buying additional playoff support clearly needs to be a point of discussion. 

Comeback Kids Strike Again

Comeback Kids Strike Again

Both the NHL and New York Rangers saved their best for last as Artemi Panarin capped off the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series festivities 10 seconds into overtime to beat their rivals New York Islanders 6-5 in front of 79,690 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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“It’s Legit. It’s Real. It’s Here.” The PWHL at Mid-Season

“It’s Legit. It’s Real. It’s Here.” The PWHL at Mid-Season

Somewhere, Dorothea O’Donoghue must be smiling. The paint is still wet, but the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) picture looks promising, especially when one takes a long view. This weekend’s action came six weeks after the circuit started its 24-game schedule, six months after the league was founded, and a little more than a century after organized women’s hockey first took the ice in Boston.

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Kucherov-Led First Line Melts Avalanche

Kucherov-Led First Line Melts Avalanche

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov scored two goals with an assist while center Steven Stamkos tied the game at 3-3 at 4:00 in the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena Thursday evening.

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Meet the New Guy in LA

Meet the New Guy in LA

Welcome, new guy. Do you need to know how to get from parking spot to coach’s office? No? Wait. Haven’t I met you somewhere before? Hey—you were with the Kings, right? As a player back in the 1990s? Played 40 games and scored six goals on the way to a 63-game, eight-goal career?

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Flames Looking for the Last Pieces to the Puzzle

Flames Looking for the Last Pieces to the Puzzle

The sport of hockey can be related to in terms of putting together a large jigsaw puzzle.  If you have all the  pieces in front of you and they fit properly, then you can assemble a nice picture of something and feel a sense of accomplishment in completing a project.  However, when a few pieces are missing  or you just can’t match the remaining pieces together, jigsaw puzzles can feel like an exercise in futility. 

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Ottawa looking to Unload before Trade Deadline

Ottawa looking to Unload before Trade Deadline

Ah yes, the All-Star break is coming to an end and you know what that means, right?  Of course it means the resumption of second half of the 2023-24 NHL season but the real  excitement is coming to  a hockey franchise town near you – the NHL Trade Deadline.  That’s right, step on up and ride the trade bait rollercoaster and see where your favorite team lands after March 8th. 

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'I think it's going to be insane:' NHL execs make trade season predictions

With two weeks and change until the March 8 deadline, here's what is being discussed in front offices around the league. [...]

Who is the NHL's best winger right now? Players, execs vote for their top 10

The NHL Positional Rankings series for 2024 continues, with some eye-opening results from our ballots cast by those inside the game. [...]

Ranking the NHL's top 10 goalies for 2023-24

Connor Hellebuyck, Jeremy Swayman and Jake Oettinger have their teams in the playoff mix. Who else makes the list this season? [...]

The 10 best defensemen in the NHL for 2023-24

Where do the high-scoring Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes land? What about "defensive defenseman" Jaccob Slavin? Here's how those in the NHL see it. [...]

Panthers winger Lomberg fined $2K for elbowing

Florida Panthers winger Ryan Lomberg was fined $2,083.83, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for elbowing Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun during Tuesday night's game. [...]

Rangers, Brodzinski agree on 2-year extension

The New York Rangers and forward Jonny Brodzinski have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension. [...]

Dowd (upper body) leaves Capitals' win after first

Washington center Nic Dowd, a veteran faceoff specialist and penalty killer who has been a prominent name ahead of the March 8 NHL trade deadline, left the Capitals' 6-2 win [...]

Knights' Theodore plays for 1st time in 3 months

Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore returned to the ice for the first time in three months Tuesday night after undergoing surgery in late November. [...]

Devils' Siegenthaler returns in 6-2 loss to Capitals

Veteran defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler, 26, who injured his left foot blocking a shot against the Vancouver Canucks back on Jan. 6, returned to the New Jersey Devils' lineup on Tuesday, [...]

Unions oppose Wizards, Caps' move to Virginia

Labor groups in Washington D.C. and Virginia are opposing efforts to move the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals from downtown D.C. to northern Virginia. [...]

Red Wings' Rasmussen signs four-year extension

The Red Wings signed forward Michael Rasmussen to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday. [...]

NHL Power Rankings: Each team's player to watch for the rest of the season

The Panthers and Rangers make leaps in the rankings this week. Plus, which players will define the remainder of 2023-24? [...]

Connor Bedard tracker: Goals, upcoming schedule for the NHL's top rookie

Follow along with every key moment in the first-year phenom's campaign for the Blackhawks. [...]

How to watch NHL games on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu

The 2023-24 season is underway. Get the full listing of exclusive games on ESPN networks, and info on how to subscribe to ESPN+. [...]

Stock watch: Active players to beat an unbalanced schedule

Notes, pickups, and trends from around the NHL to set your fantasy hockey lineups for the rest of the week. [...]

NHL trade tracker for 2023-24: Deals, grades, rumors, more

The NHL's 2024 trade deadline is March 8. Catch up on all the deals made, along with analysis from our reporters. [...]

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