Wyshynski: NHL worried about safety of younger players
Hits from behind are becoming a flash point for teams and players, mainly because of the way the rules have conditioned them while they were growing up. Now the league is looking for a way to step up the protection.
Wyshynski's Weekly Reader: Is Houston the favorite for expansion?
Houston's history dates back to Gordie Howe's days with the Aeros. Now it appears the boomtown has surpassed Seattle to become the front-runner for the next NHL city. Plus, why Connor McDavid is toast and why Radko Gudas deserves a lengthy suspension.
Big question: Could HOFers keep up in today's faster game?
Thanks to rule changes like removing the red line, the NHL has become a nightly track meet. We asked a handful of retired stars, including a few newly minted Hall of Famers, how they think they'd fare if they laced up their skates today.
Power Rankings: Superhero for every team
From Deadpool to Wonder Woman and pretty much everyone in between, we've got a superhero (and some villains!) to characterize the season so far for each of the 31 NHL teams. Blam!
Panarin finds the back of the net on slap shot.
Blue Jackets LW Artemi Panarin rips a slap shot by Henrik Lundqvist in the shutout win over the Rangers.
Tatar nets go-ahead goal in win over Buffalo.
Red Wings LW Tomas Tatar finds the back of the net in the 3-1 win over the Sabres.
Tomas Tatar breaks tie in 3rd, Red Wings beat Sabres 3-1
Tomas Tatar scored a go-ahead goal midway through third period and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Friday night.
Bobrovsky gets 21st shutout, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 2-0
Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin scored in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Golden Knights activate Subban from IR
The Vegas Golden Knights activated goalie Malcolm Subban from injured reserve Friday. Subban left with a lower-body injury Oct. 21 in the third period of an overtime victory over St. Louis.
GMs pleased so far with crackdown on slashing
If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers, who appear pleased with the standard being set.
Bettman coy about possible team in Houston
Commissioner Gary Bettman would neither confirm nor deny that he met with Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta regarding his desire to bring an NHL team to the Honda Center.
"We're in second-last in the division, so it's obviously not satisfactory. I think the way that we started we were loose, and now we've tightened up, and when you tighten up generally as a team you have trouble scoring goals. We're almost at the 20-game mark and it's obviously disappointing where we are, but I see some positives and it's a grind. We have to get some traction in terms of winning just one game or losing just one. …[The] general takeaway is general disappointment. There's your headline. But I do believe in the critical mass of the team and I do believe that we're still in it." – Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli on his team, which is second to last in the Western Conference at 7-10-2.
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Nov. 20-26
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into the week of Nov. 20-26 and evaluates players "left out" of scoring plays.
With all the NHL to Houston expansion talk, what about Quebec City, which was a runner-up to Las Vegas? Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson says that he would support an expansion team in Quebec City if the NHL and the Board of Governors decided there should be one there. Said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman at a luncheon in Montreal: "As we sit here today, we're digesting and assimilating our 31st team. We have 16 in the East, 15 in the West. We're not going to expand just to satisfy notions of symmetry. I can't tell you today that [expansion] is something we're going to run off and do."
Jackets RW Atkinson signs 7-year extension
Right winger Cam Atkinson, 28, signed a seven-year, $41.125 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Friday, the team announced.
Goalie duel, Stamkos' four-pointer rocked our world
The Devils-Maple Leafs tilt lived up to its billing and more, thanks to a goalie duel that somehow contained two fast and high-scoring teams. Plus, ho-hum, Steven Stamkos had a four-point night and the Wild were electric in their big-time rally.
Chara scores go-ahead goal for the Bs.
Zdeno Chara's shot bounces off the stick of the Kings' Trevor Lewis and goes into the net to give the Bruins a 2-0 they would not relinquish.
Bruins make Chara's goal hold up for 2-1 win over Kings
Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Boston Bruins made it stand up for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday night.
Haula nets go-ahead goal for Golden Knights.
Vegas' Erik Haula establishes position on the right post and scores as the Golden Knights go on to beat the Canucks 5-2.
Schenn lights lamp twice in two minutes.
In the span of two minutes, Brayden Schenn scores two third-period goals as the Blues top the Oilers 4-1.
Luongo stops 35 shots in Panthers' 2-0 win over Sharks
Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout and the Florida Panthers blanked the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Thursday night on goals by Colton Sceviour and Nick Bjugstad.
Haula gets winner as Golden Knights beat Canucks 5-2
Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Washington's Oprik levels Kamenev.
Brooks Oprik lays a huge hit on Vladislav Kamenev of the Avalanche.
Landeskog nets three against Capitals.
Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog earns his first-career hat trick against the Capitals.
Victoria Matiash suggests players from all 31 NHL teams who present unsustainable production and would be strong trade candidates at this point in the season.
Sidney Crosby, the greatest player of his generation, is a lock for the Hall of Fame. So's Jaromir Jagr. What about Alex Ovechkin -- or rising star Connor McDavid? We put 43 active players to the test to find out who truly has the stuff of legends.
Martin Brodeur is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2018; after that, it's up in the air
The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 has been enshrined, so Greg Wyshynski is already looking ahead. Who is most likely to get inducted next November? Martin Brodeur is a sure thing, but there's a whole lot of uncertainty after him.
At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?