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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.

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11hScott 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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Boychuk's slapper off the faceoff is a game-winner (0:24)
Ovechkin, Capitals top Panthers (0:55)
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1dJoe 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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Martinez's OT goal lifts Kings over Stars (0:29)
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2dJoe 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.

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Laine notches hat trick with winning goal in OT

Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NHL draft, scored the tying goal in the final minute of the third period and then got the game-winner in OT to record his first career hat trick.

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3dCraig 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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3dJoshua 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?


Weber-PK deal, Rinne, Marchand, 538

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun and Joe McDonald update the effect of the Shea Weber-P.K. Subban deal and wonder if Marian Hossa is worthy of the Hall of Fame. Plus, Predators GK Pekka Rinne, Bruins LW Brad Marchand and Neil Paine of 538 stop by.


Corey Pronman @coreypronman

If in March you said Heyward would hit like bench bat, no Schwarber, Arrieta takes major step back but Cubs 100 wins WS I'd ask 4 your keys.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Not exactly Brock Boeser, but VAN's 18 YO Will Lockwood opens his Freshman season with 6 points in 5 games for Michigan.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

2 goals for Jimmy Vesey tonight-that's 3 in 5 games for the @NYRangers, I was bullish on him before the season, projecting him with 26 G's