Are the New York Rangers doomed?
Thanks to a string of ugly first-period performances, the Rangers find themselves staring into a 1-5-2 abyss. They'll need to overcome a flawed lineup -- and resolve the giant question mark around Henrik Lundqvist's future -- to climb out of the hole.
McDavid dances around Keith to set up goal.
Connor McDavid pulls off a video game move around Duncan Keith, setting up Patrick Maroon for a goal in the first period.
Quick fixes for broken teams
The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens are among the teams that are off to disappointing starts. Luckily for them, we have a few suggestions on how they can turn it all around.
The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects
Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.
Bring back the glow puck; no, I'm serious
Universally criticized as one of the worst ideas in sports history, it might actually be time to consider bringing back the infamous glow puck introduced to the game more than 20 years ago.
Red Wings reach one-year deal with Athanasiou
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed in principle to a one-year, $1,387,500 deal with forward Andreas Athanasiou. Athanasiou scored 18 goals last season for Detroit, but the restricted free agent was still unsigned through this past preseason.
The NHL's one-game suspension for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson, for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano on Thursday, makes sense. His game misconduct occurred early enough into the first period that this becomes the de facto two-game suspension it should have been for a regretful hit. But some fans are asking why Zack Kassian of the Oilers didn't get a hearing for his brutal hit on Chicago's Ryan Hartman that night, which earned him a boarding minor. The Dept. of Player Safety looked at it, and determined it was a hit to Hartman's side rather than the numbers, as Hartman "opened up" into the hit. A penalty, for sure, but nothing suspension worthy for Kassian, which was the right call.
NHL: Avs' goal should've counted on challenge
The NHL said Friday that a video review had incorrectly nullified a late-game goal by the Colorado Avalanche during a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues, the first mistake of its kind since coach's challenges were added before the 2015-16 season.
At this point, it's safe to wonder if there's been a year's-long voodoo hex placed on Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, who's out with yet another significant injury. This time it's a broken right fibula, suffered in a sequence in which he blocked two shots on the same shift against Vancouver on Thursday night. Over the years, McQuaid has battled everything from concussions to blood clots to taking a teammate's skate blade to the throat. He's averaged 62 games per season since 2010 (lockout season excluded), and will miss up to eight weeks after surgery.
Fantasy hockey forecaster: Oct. 23-29
Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into the week of Oct. 23-29 and identifies some rookies off to impressive starts to their NHL careers.
Bruins' McQuaid out 8 weeks with broken leg
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is expected to be out eight weeks after breaking his right fibula while blocking a shot during Thursday's game.
Seguin slams home go-ahead goal.
With the game tied 3-3 in the third, Jamie Benn's shot goes off the crossbar but Tyler Seguin skates in and puts the puck in the back of the net in Dallas' eventual 5-4 win.
Williams scores on the power play.
Justin Williams scores with a wrist shot early in the third period for his first goal of the season in Carolina's 2-1 victory against Calgary.
Bortuzzo scores off Sobotka's sweet feed.
Vladimir Sobotka sets up Robert Bortuzzo with a backhand pass for an insurance goal in the Blues' 4-3 win.
Moore hits the winner in overtime.
John Moore lifts New Jersey over Ottawa in the 5-4 overtime win.
Hischier scores first two goals.
Nico Hischier, the top overall pick from the 2017 draft for the Devils, scores the first two goals of his NHL career.
Seguin scores twice in 3rd, Stars beat winless Coyotes 5-4
Tyler Seguin scored a pair of third-period goals and the Dallas Stars held off Arizona 5-4 on Thursday night, sending the winless Coyotes to their fifth straight defeat.
Sissons scores for Predators.
Kevin Fiala passes to Colton Sissons who sends a wrister past Michal Neuvirth for the lone goal of Nashville's win over Philadelphia.
Letestu scores winner in OT.
Mark Letestu slaps a one-timer past Anton Forsberg to give Edmonton a 2-1 win over Chicago.
Jeff Skinner helps Hurricanes beat Flames 2-1
Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Thursday night.
Schwartz helps Blues hold on for 4-3 win over Avalanche
Jaden Schwartz and Vince Dunn scored 52 seconds apart in the second period and the St. Louis Blues overcame three crazy plays down the stretch to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night.
Mark Letestu scores in OT, Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1
Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Moore gets goal in OT, Hischier scores as Devils top Sens
John Moore scored 1:20 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils used three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in overtime Thursday night.
Tavares wins it for the Islanders in shootout.
John Tavares flicks in the back-handed goal to give Islanders the win over the Rangers.
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?
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.
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.
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.