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47mJoe McDonald

Superstar Price picking up right where he left off

Goalie Carey Price, back from the flu, has lifted the Montreal Canadiens and once again is leading them to dominance in the Eastern Conference. Plus, more goalie tales.

Voracek puts Markov through the spin cycle (0:17)
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Habs top Flyers for 4th straight victory

Shea Weber netted his second goal of the season for Montreal, and then the Canadiens scored twice in the third period to earn their fourth consecutive win.

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22hScott 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.

Versteeg's shootout winner gives the Flames two points (0:23)
Elliott's great kick save sends game into overtime (0:20)
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23hSean Allen

Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings

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.

Jones excited for young corps in Columbus (2:38)
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3dScott 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.

Three Michigan legends net perfect trick shots (0:37)
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4dJoe 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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5dJoe 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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6dCraig 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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6dJoshua 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?


Craig Custance

Pekka Rinne has been effective this season, with a .922 save percentage. But given his age, the Predators must consider their long-term plans in goal. The Predators' post-Pekka Rinne plans

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The Flames' issues extend beyond the woes of goaltender Brian Elliott, but they are fixable. Here's how they get back on track in the Pacific Division race. How to fix the Calgary Flames

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Versteeg's shootout goal gives Flames win

Kris Versteeg scores in the seventh round of the shootout to give Calgary a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.


Gallagher's blast puts Habs ahead for good

Brendan Gallagher uncorks a rocket to beat Steve Mason and put the Canadiens ahead of the Flyers 2-1 in a game Montreal goes on to win 3-1.