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4hJoe McDonald

Pastrnak's creativity leading Bruins

We talk a lot about Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, but David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins is making his case as being one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.

Pastrnak dances past defender for OT winner (0:37)
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37mCraig Custance

Free-agent G Ramo (knee) to get medical OK

Unrestricted free-agent goalie Karri Ramo, out since February with a knee injury, is expected to get medical clearance to return to action this week.

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4dPierre LeBrun

NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

The NHL Players' Association, as expected, has rejected the league's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for Olympic participation.

Crosby and Malkin score in Penguins' rout of Senators (0:45)
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Johansson helps Caps snap losing streak

Marcus Johansson scored the tying goal in the third period, then got the winning goal in overtime to help the Capitals end their three-game skid.

Gagner wrists home second goal against Coyotes (0:35)
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1dJoe McDonald

Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

Byron's shootout goal wins it for Canadiens (0:26)
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6dScott Burnside

Why Kucherov, not McDavid, is my MVP

Connor McDavid is crazy good and Carey Price is the game's best goalie. But neither would get Scott Burnside's award vote. Here's why Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Suter deserve the hardware instead.

Gaudreau, Giordano open and close scoring for Flames (0:42)
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4dScott Burnside

Johansen, Draisaitl top under-24 rankings

Nashville's Ryan Johansen and Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest edition of our under-24 rankings. Plus, can the Ducks contain Connor McDavid?

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5dPierre LeBrun

Let teams shoot for three

With 15 teams essentially tied in the standings, Pierre LeBrun says it's time to allow the cream to rise and award three points for a regulation-time victory.

Toews and Matthews get destructive in game of 'call your shot' (3:37)

Panthers talk; Brian Campbell joins the show

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun are in Bristol! Joined by Craig Custance, they discuss the Panthers' dismissal of Gerard Gallant, the return of Jack Eichel, if the NHL should address league parity and more. Plus, Blackhawks D Brian Campbell stops by.

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6dScott Burnside

Golden Knights offer golden opportunity for Craven

In a matter of months, former player Murray Craven has gone from being Bill Foley's golfing buddy to helping Foley, the owner of the new Vegas expansion team, build a franchise from scratch.


Craig Custance

Which NHL teams have the biggest disadvantage due to declining players still making big money? What's the cost still being paid? Teams hurt most by bad, old deals

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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Agent Todd Diamond says Ramo will play some of the upcoming games with the Marlies and then re-assess how he feels physically (con't)...

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

If Rasmus Dahlin makes the Sweden U20 team, he would be only the second 16 year old Swede ever, after Magnus Paajarvi in 2008.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

If Rasmus Dahlin makes the Sweden U20 team, he would be only the second player ever, after Magnus Paajarvi in 2008.