Get a load of this playoff format, NHL
Considering they were swept out of the first round by the Predators, do you think if the Blackhawks had the choice, they would have picked another opponent? One league has brought choice to its playoffs, and the mind boggles at the NHL possibilities.
Let's keep the goofy All-Star Game
Sure, the All-Star Game itself is a tired format across all sports. But where else do you get to see the game's best (non-injured) players take part in some sort of wacky competition for our entertainment?
Trade journey a roller coaster for Stepan
A new baby, a new city, a new team, a new place to call home. After getting caught in the churn that is almost inevitable in the NHL, former Ranger and new Coyote Derek Stepan reflects on what it's really like to be traded.
Is Auston Matthews ready to be the new face of the NHL?
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?
Rust and Couturier among tops on fantasy waiver wire
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.
Issues with gambling on Golden Knights in Vegas? Don't bet on it
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.
Predators recall F Gaudreau, put Weber on IR
The Predators recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and placed defenseman Yannick Weber, hit in the head against Dallas last week, on injured reserve.
The NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball on Monday filed a 71-page brief opposing New Jersey's attempt to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Dec. 4.
The "Best Player In The World" debate is always a rich one, especially when coaches decide to weigh in on it. So while Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid contend for the throne like they're Cersei and Daenerys, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher on Monday entered his own superstar into the fray: Two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson. "I think he's the best player in the world. Obviously, the Crosbys and McDavids are the top forwards in the world. Karlsson's the best defenseman in the world. Defensemen, being on the ice for 30-something minutes, have such an impact. That's why I see it this way," said Boucher of Karlsson, who is returning from injury for the Sens. "Those are the top players in the world. But I like my player." Of course, one should always be wary of a coach putting his own player over like this, lest one forget that Claude Giroux was once anointed as better than Crosby by former Flyers coach Peter Laviolette. Yeah, about that …
Kucherov scores twice in Lightning victory.
Nikita Kucherov continues his scorching start to the season with a pair of goals from Jimmy Howard in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win against Detroit.
Kucherov scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 3-2
Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal of the game with 18:13 remaining in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.
NBC's Eddie Olczyk returns to TV amid chemo
NBC analyst Eddie Olczyk, who played for 16 seasons in the NHL, will return to television as he undergoes chemotherapy for a form of colon cancer.
Oilers place Draisaitl on injured reserve
The Oilers announced that forward Leon Draisaitl was placed on injured reserve with an eye injury that is creating concussion symptoms.
Karlsson to make season debut vs. Canucks
Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson will make his season debut when the Senators host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
SportsCenter: Top 10 Plays.
Relive some of the highlights from Sunday's action around the globe.
Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings
Here are the latest top 250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues. Take a look at who is on the rise, who is sliding and which players are making a mark on power plays.
Why the Leafs, Blackhawks are blowing our minds
Our early surprises include Auston Matthews picking up right where he left off and, as a result, his Maple Leafs owning the Atlantic. But let's not forget about those startling Blackhawks, who are back to owning Chicago.
Kopitar leads Kings to 3-2 victory over Islanders
Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Doughty's shorthanded goal proves vital.
Anze Kopitar makes the perfect pass to Drew Doughty who nets a shorthanded goal past Jaroslav Halak in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
Sabres score off Ducks' defender's skate.
Benoit Pouliot is credited for a goal that goes off the skate of Cam Fowler, which stands as the game-winning goal.
Johnson makes 25 saves, Sabres beat Ducks 3-1
Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
Tuch goes top shelf on goal.
Alex Tuch's defense leads to his offense as he steals the puck in the neutral zone, then finds himself all alone to score the Golden Knights' first goal in a 3-1 Vegas victory over Boston.
Vegas' Fleury, Marchessault on injured reserve
Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) and forward Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) went on injured reserve Sunday.
Hamilton, Jagr help Flames beat Canucks 5-2
Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist, and Jaromir Jagr got his first point for Calgary as the Flames defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Saturday night.
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.
With one week of the season in the books, Victoria Matiash looks at early trends for each NHL team and how they pertain to your fantasy hockey team.
When he was still a Canadien, P.K. Subban pledged to raise $10 million for the Montreal Children's Hospital. While working to keep that promise, the Predators defenseman also befriended Talia Baily, a 10-year-old who is battling Ewing's Sarcoma.