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Pittsburgh rallies for win as Crosby makes season debut

After missing six games with a concussion, Sidney Crosby scored to help the Penguins erase a two-goal deficit.

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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.

Devils take lead on Zajac's goal (0:19)
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10hJoe McDonald

Will new-look Wild finally win the West?

After Minnesota came up short in the playoffs again, veteran coach Bruce Boudreau and Cup winner Eric Staal came on board to help reverse those fortunes. They're already making an impact.

Wideman's goal puts Flames on the board (0:17)
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14hCraig Custance

The Predators' post-Pekka Rinne plans

Pekka Rinne has been effective this season, with a .922 save percentage. But given his age, the Predators must consider their long-term plans in goal.

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14hJoe 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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1dScott 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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2dSean 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.

Jones excited for young corps in Columbus (2:38)
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4dScott 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.

Three Michigan legends net perfect trick shots (0:37)
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5dJoe 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.

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6dJoe McDonald

Laine announces his arrival with authority

All the rookie hype understandably has been on Auston Matthews. But with Patrik Laine's hat trick, including the winner in OT, against Matthews' Leafs, the Calder clash is officially on.

Gretzky once received shooting tips from usher at Hockey HOF (1:13)
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7dCraig Custance

Secrets to Chicago's roster-building success

The Blackhawks continue to be a top contender despite paying extraordinary amounts to a few key stars. How have GM Stan Bowman & Co. done it?

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6dJoshua 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?


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Rookie Devin Shore has been a nice addition to Dallas this year. 6 points in first 6 games, regular shift in their top 9 and PP.

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Boston Bruins rookie goalie Malcolm Subban discusses his first start at TD Garden that resulted in a 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. It was only his second NHL start and he was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots. He has yet to play a full 60-minute game in the NHL.