Now and Later Rankings: Best player, team today -- and for the future
What's the top team in the NHL? Who will it be in four years? Is Sidney Crosby still the face of the league, or is Connor McDavid already coming for his throne? We surveyed 50 players, scouts and execs to find out who they like now -- and down the road.
Bring back the glow puck; no, I'm serious
Universally criticized as one of the worst ideas in sports history, it might actually be time to consider bringing back the infamous glow puck introduced to the game more than 20 years ago.
Drouin not intimidated by Montreal spotlight
Being a French-Canadian goal scorer on the Montreal Canadiens brings with it a level of pressure that is almost incomparable in sports. But Jonathan Drouin doesn't sound like he's too concerned about it.
What's the NHL's best rivalry?
Although league rivalries are overhyped these days -- the crazy playoff format and fewer fights have cooled them off a bit -- as we saw Wednesday night, the heat between two Midwest teams is still high on the confrontation meter.
Seguin slams home go-ahead goal.
With the game tied 3-3 in the third, Jamie Benn's shot goes off the crossbar but Tyler Seguin skates in and puts the puck in the back of the net in Dallas' eventual 5-4 win.
Williams scores on the power play.
Justin Williams scores with a wrist shot early in the third period for his first goal of the season in Carolina's 2-1 victory against Calgary.
Bortuzzo scores off Sobotka's sweet feed.
Vladimir Sobotka sets up Robert Bortuzzo with a backhand pass for an insurance goal in the Blues' 4-3 win.
Moore hits the game winner in overtime.
John Moore lifts New Jersey over Ottawa in the 5-4 overtime win.
Hischier scores first two goals.
Nico Hischier, the top overall pick from the 2017 draft for the Devils, scores the first two goals of his NHL career.
Seguin scores twice in 3rd, Stars beat winless Coyotes 5-4
Tyler Seguin scored a pair of third-period goals and the Dallas Stars held off Arizona 5-4 on Thursday night, sending the winless Coyotes to their fifth straight defeat.
Sissons scores for Predators.
Kevin Fiala passes to Colton Sissons who sends a wrister past Michal Neuvirth for the lone goal of Nashville's win over Philadelphia.
Letestu scores winner in OT.
Mark Letestu slaps a one-timer past Anton Forsberg to give Edmonton a 2-1 win over Chicago.
McDavid dances around Keith to set up goal.
Connor McDavid pulls off a video game move around Duncan Keith, setting up Patrick Maroon for a goal in the first period.
Jeff Skinner helps Hurricanes beat Flames 2-1
Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Thursday night.
Schwartz helps Blues hold on for 4-3 win over Avalanche
Jaden Schwartz and Vince Dunn scored 52 seconds apart in the second period and the St. Louis Blues overcame three crazy plays down the stretch to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night.
Mark Letestu scores in OT, Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1
Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Moore gets goal in OT, Hischier scores as Devils top Sens
John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils used three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night.
Tavares wins it for the Islanders in shootout.
John Tavares flicks in the back-handed goal to give Islanders the win over the Rangers.
Bergeron leads Bruins over Canucks 6-3 with goal, 3 assists
Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists in his season debut, moving up to seventh on Boston's career scoring list as the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Thursday night.
Marchand's wrister adds to Bruins' lead.
Boston's Brad Marchand slots home a wrist shot to increase the Bruins' lead over the Canucks.
Tavares helps Islanders beat struggling Rangers 4-3 in SO
John Tavares scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night for their eighth win in the last nine games against their struggling crosstown rivals.
Pastrnak dangles through defense for goal.
Boston's David Pastrnak uses nifty stick work to blow past the Vancouver defense for the goal.
Sergachev scores two for Lightning in win.
Tampa Bay's Mikhail Sergachev scores two goals in the first period to give the Lightning the 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
Sergachev scores twice, Lightning beat Blue Jackets 2-0
Mikhail Sergachev scored his first two NHL goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 43 saves for his fifth career shutout in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Rinne stops 28 shots, Sissons scores, Preds top Flyers 1-0
Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots, Colton Sissons scored in the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Thursday night.
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?
The NHL hasn't asked for any restrictions on betting Vegas Golden Knights games in Las Vegas. As ESPN's Arash Markazi details, whether people at the games are fans of the team or bettors, there shouldn't be any issues in today's modern betting world.
The most interesting player in the league, Jaromir Jagr, took the ice Wednesday night for the Calgary Flames, his sixth team in the past seven seasons. So what does it all mean? We take a look.
Looking for a boost in fantasy hockey? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues to add from waivers.