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4hCraig Custance

Free-agent G Ramo (knee) to get medical OK

Unrestricted free-agent goalie Karri Ramo, out since February with a knee injury, is expected to get medical clearance to return to action this week.

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3dPierre LeBrun

NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

The NHL Players' Association, as expected, has rejected the league's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for Olympic participation.

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Copp's wrister pushes Jets past Blackhawks (0:20)
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11hJoe McDonald

Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

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Koivu's goal lifts Wild in OT (0:33)
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Byron's shootout goal wins it for Canadiens (0:26)
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5dScott Burnside

Why Kucherov, not McDavid, is my MVP

Connor McDavid is crazy good and Carey Price is the game's best goalie. But neither would get Scott Burnside's award vote. Here's why Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Suter deserve the hardware instead.

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Gaudreau, Giordano open and close scoring for Flames (0:42)
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DeKeyser's wicked wrister wins it for Red Wings (0:21)
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Raffl breaks tie with awesome solo goal (0:31)
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Di Giuseppe scores winner for Hurricanes in OT (0:29)
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3dScott Burnside

Johansen, Draisaitl top under-24 rankings

Nashville's Ryan Johansen and Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest edition of our under-24 rankings. Plus, can the Ducks contain Connor McDavid?

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4dPierre LeBrun

Let teams shoot for three

With 15 teams essentially tied in the standings, Pierre LeBrun says it's time to allow the cream to rise and award three points for a regulation-time victory.

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Toews and Matthews get destructive in game of 'call your shot' (3:37)
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6dJoe McDonald

McDavid-Matthews rematch delivers big

The second showdown between franchise stars Connor McDavid of the Oilers and Auston Matthews of the Maple Leafs was more in line with their big expectations. Plus, Jack Eichel returns!

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Panthers talk; Brian Campbell joins the show

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun are in Bristol! Joined by Craig Custance, they discuss the Panthers' dismissal of Gerard Gallant, the return of Jack Eichel, if the NHL should address league parity and more. Plus, Blackhawks D Brian Campbell stops by.

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5dScott Burnside

Golden Knights offer golden opportunity for Craven

In a matter of months, former player Murray Craven has gone from being Bill Foley's golfing buddy to helping Foley, the owner of the new Vegas expansion team, build a franchise from scratch.

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Craig Custance

Artemi Panarin has become a key player for the Blackhawks, but his deal is up after this season. What will his next contract look like? Projecting Panarin's next contract

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Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Underage players on USA: Keller-ARI Harper-NSH Anderson-NJD Bellows-NYI Brown-OTT Lindgren-BOS Krys-CHI Fox-CGY Woll-TOR Oettinger-2017

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and will not return vs. Bruins.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Krejci's sick pass from behind the net results in a goal for Schaller to give Bruins a 1-0 lead but it was a terrible defensive coverage.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Visions of Mike Condon and the Winter Classic all over again for Ryan Spooner on that scoring chance. Luongo with a glove save.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Bruins host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara returns to the lineup after missing six games due to injury.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Example of Fs left off of Team USA camp: Casey Mittelstadt, Kailer Yamamoto, Trent Frederic. Tough calls for USA Hockey.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Example of Fs left off of Team USA camp: Casey Mittelstadt, Kailer Yamamoto, Trent Frederic, Christian Fischer. Tough calls for USA Hockey.