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?
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.
Barry's Best: Most important player for each team
We asked Barry Melrose to go coast-to-coast and name the key guy for all 31 NHL franchises. Who will be on the spot -- and in the spotlight -- for each squad? Barry dished out some surprise picks, and coined a new superlative for Connor McDavid.
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.
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.
Doughty's late slapper stands as the winner.
Drew Doughty rockets the puck past Robin Lehner with two minutes left in the third period in the Kings' 4-2 win against the Sabres.
Ho-Sang's feed to Nelson sets up game-winning goal.
Josh Ho-Sang makes the savvy pass to Brock Nelson who rips one by Aaron Dell in the Islanders' 3-1 victory against the Sharks.
Giordano's shorthanded goal jumpstarts Flames.
Mark Giordano sparks Calgary with a first-period shorthanded goal to knock off Vancouver 5-2.
Hoffman nets a pair to lead Senators.
Mike Hoffman lights the lamp twice in Ottawa's 6-1 rout against Edmonton.
Seguin scores just before second period ends.
Jamie Benn scores in the first minute of the period while Tyler Seguin scores before the end of the period in Dallas' 3-1 victory over Colorado.
Greiss stops 40 shots, Islanders beat Sharks 4-3
Thomas Greiss stopped 40 shots, Brock Nelson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period and the New York Islanders rallied to beat the slumping San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday night.
DeBrusk, Marchand score in Bruins' blowout win.
Six different Bruins score, including Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand, as Boston easily skates by Arizona 6-2.
Doughty gets late winner in LA Kings' 4-2 win over Sabres
Drew Doughty scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with two minutes left in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-2 victory over the winless Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Saad's OT goal wins it for Chicago.
Patrick Sharp ties the game in the third period, and Patrick Kane sets up Brandon Saad to fuel the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Predators.
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.