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2hScott 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.

Jones excited for young corps in Columbus (2:38)
Parise finds the net to join 300-goal club (0:18)
Tavares scores first of two goals leading Islanders to win (0:19)
Ritchie bats mid-air puck in for Ducks' game-winner (0:25)
Hall lights lamp with OT winner (0:26)
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Vesey's two goals lead Rangers to win

Jimmy Vesey scored the tying and go-ahead goals in the second period to help the Rangers top the Capitals.

Vesey scores twice in Rangers' win (0:33)
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2dScott 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.

Stamkos scores off Namestnikov's great feed (0:28)
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Habs top rival Bruins for third straight win

After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens scored twice in the second and added two more goals in the third to remain undefeated in regulation this season

Byron scores shorthanded goal on breakaway (0:25)
Three Michigan legends net perfect trick shots (0:37)
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3dJoe 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.

McDavid, Oilers power past Blues (0:54)
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4dJoe 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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5dCraig 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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5dJoshua 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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Matt Martin clear winner in Leafs dressing room for his costume yesterday at team Halloween party: Joker from Suicide Squad movie

Sean Allen

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. Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings

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