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Jets beat Stars behind Laine's two goals

No. 2 overall draft pick Patrik Laine now has six goals on the season, tied with No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews among rookies.

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NHL reps in South Korea to inspect 2018 venues

NHL representatives are in South Korea to inspect Olympic facilities as the league mulls whether to let its players appear for a sixth consecutive Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

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Canadiens stay unbeaten in regulation

The Habs used three third-period goals from Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty and Torrey Mitchell to take care of the Bolts.

Minnesota gets off to quick start with two goals in first period (0:23)
Lucic tips in power-play goal to extend Oilers' lead (0:19)
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7hCraig Custance

What's driving the increase in goal scoring?

Offense is up in the NHL this season, and save percentages are down. Is it entirely the fault of the goaltenders, or has something else changed?

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11hSean Hurd

Zane McIntyre honors grandma in NHL debut

In his NHL debut against the Rangers, Zane McIntyre's goalie mask featured an illustration of his late grandmother wearing a Boston jersey.

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13hJoe McDonald

Oilers continue to hit home runs

The Edmonton Oilers are like the Chicago Cubs of the NHL -- but in a good way. Plus, Jimmy Vesey and Al Montoya are having promising starts.

Weber sends Canadiens past Islanders (0:24)
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1dJoe McDonald

Pens breathe sigh of relief with Crosby's speedy return

Getting back the best player in the world was a huge boost for the Pittsburgh Penguins -- and seeing him in top form was a huge relief for fans of the game. Plus, Auston Matthews, scoring leader?


GK struggles, NHL-IOC, Steve Ott & James van Riemsdyk

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Joe McDonald and Pierre LeBrun discuss goalkeeping woes at the start of the season and the NHL's sour relationship with the IOC. Plus, Red Wings C Steve Ott and Maple Leafs LW James van Riemsdyk stop by.

Lightning goalie loses two teeth making save with mask (0:25)
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3dJoe McDonald

Superstar Price picking up right where he left off

Goalie Carey Price, back from the flu, has lifted the Montreal Canadiens and once again is leading them to dominance in the Eastern Conference. Plus, more goalie tales.

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9hScott Burnside

Power Rankings: Habs are riding high

The Canadiens are cruising, and Connor McDavid and the Oilers and Steven Stamkos and the Lightning are hot on their heels. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs seem destined to blow big leads every game.

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4dSean Allen

Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings

Shot attempt stats can help guide us towards (or away from) certain players in fantasy. Here are a handful of players to pick up, and some to drop, plus updated rest-of-season rankings.

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5dScott Burnside

Foley: Expansion team is 'going to kill it' in Vegas

In a Q&A with ESPN.com, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley drops hints about the nickname of the expansion franchise, what the colors will be and what he really thinks of the NFL's Raiders.

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6dJoe McDonald

Orr's legacy just keeps growing

On a night when the rookie seasons of Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt were honored, it was Orr who reluctantly found himself in the spotlight for what he's done -- on and off the ice.

Gretzky once received shooting tips from usher at Hockey HOF (1:13)
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8dJoshua Kloke

Do team captains still matter?

Connor McDavid is the youngest player to don the ceremonial C. But some teams seem to be in no hurry to name a captain. How important is having a guy with the letter on his jersey nowadays?


Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Habs beat Bolts 3-1, start the season 7-0-1 a year after starting a franchise-record 9-0-0. This Tampa-Montreal race is going to be good

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Although if a month ago you said the Coyotes teenager getting the most regular ice time was Chychrun I need some help on lotto #'s.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Dylan Strome has been a healthy scratch for 4 of ARI's 7 games. Can't imagine he gets sent back, but ARI being really cautious with him.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

For an October game, some serious buzz here in Montreal for this Lightning-Habs game. One of these 2 should win the Atlantic Division