- Crosby making season debut after concussion
- Whole truth: Winnik says ear not missing piece
- Bruins backup goalie Khudobin to miss 3 weeks
- Jets top Gretzky, Oilers in Heritage alumni tilt
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby made his season debut Tuesday against the Florida Panthers after missing six games with a concussion.
Daniel Winnik says his ear is fully intact, contrary to what coach Barry Trotz said after the Capitals forward took a puck to the side of the head Thursday night.
Boston Bruins backup goaltender Anton Khudobin became the latest goaltender to get injured Monday.
Teemu Selanne and the Winnipeg Jets topped the Oilers 6-5 in the Heritage Classic alumni game.
Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff, who was starting in place of injured Jonathan Quick, was put on IR with a groin injury.
Martin Brodeur was honored prior to the Devils' game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night in a ceremony attended by a few hundred fans on a damp, drizzly night.
After Minnesota came up short in the playoffs again, veteran coach Bruce Boudreau and Cup winner Eric Staal came on board to help reverse those fortunes. They're already making an impact.
Ben Bishop was nearly traded last summer and has no assurances he'll stay put in Tampa Bay. But the veteran goalie sees no reason not to play his heart out and mentor his potential replacement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angelo Esposito was once a highly touted prospect, but the former Penguins first-round draft pick never got to the NHL. His journey shows you the path many take to pursue the dream.
Kris Versteeg displayed some nifty stickwork to get past Corey Crawford and lead the Flames to a shooutout win in Chicago.
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.
Cam Talbot earned the week's first star by going 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average while guiding the Oilers to their best start since 1985-86.
How are skates made for NHL players? Take a look at this real-time construction of the skates of superstar John Tavares.
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.
What makes the Tampa Bay Lightning the best franchise in sports? According to captain Steven Stamkos, owner Jeff Vinik and their fans, it's all about the love.
Sure, these games aren't easy to pull off, but the big outdoor game on Sunday in Winnipeg between the Jets and Edmonton Oilers should be one of many. Plus, what's up with the Barclays Center ice?
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves and Gustav Nyquist scored twice, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 on Saturday night.
For more than 20 years, the Los Angeles Kings played preseason games in Las Vegas, as the city in the desert warmed up to the greatest show on ice. Now the Kings are passing the torch.
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.
The season is more than week old, but we're going out on a limb to say the Lightning will catch fire, Carey Price will lead the Canadiens to the playoffs and Brad Marchand will score 40.
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.
Bobby Orr, on the night to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his first game in the NHL, said "somehow we've got to slow the game down" when addressing the state of the league.
Jaromir Jagr has become the third player to score 750 goals in the NHL, joining Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801).
The young defenseman and Winnipeg are waiting each other out. Plus, will Pittsburgh settle on Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray at goaltender?
Their longtime captain is gone, their coach is on his way out and the kids are getting more responsibility. What is going on with the St. Louis Blues?
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.
Who is atop the NHL's rookie rankings in the early stages of the 2016-17 season?
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?
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?
I ran into Stamkos' father, Chris Stamkos, outside the ACC before walking in. So he's a happy man right now, too
And Mr. Stamkos opens the scoring, 1-0 Tampa. You know he's loving that.
Too busy to watch the Cubs in the world series this week. I'll watch them next time they're in.
Smattering of boos for Steven Stamkos as he touches the puck for the first time. Oh come on, Leaf fans, move on !
Late arriving crowd here at the Air Canada Centre tonight. Given the state of traffic/construction in this city, I'm not surprised.
Jaromir Jagr's NHL debut: October 5, 1990 for the Penguins at Capitals Age: 18 years, 232 days old Tonight: he plays against the Penguins for the Panthers Age: 44 years, 253 days old
Ready for Hockey Fights Cancer Night at TD Garden as the Boston Bruins host the Minnesota Wild.
Lightning at Maple Leafs...Auston Matthews Ranks tied for 2nd in NHL in goals and tied for 5th in pts (5G/3A); leads all rookies in both
Panthers at Penguins, 7 ET Sidney Crosby expected to play..Penguins: 3-2-1 (7 pts) this season without Crosby in the lineup
20 YO Jake DeBrusk-BOS (first round 2015) currently leads the AHL in shots on goal with 23 shots in his first 5 pro games.
Ready to make a change to your fantasy hockey roster? Here are the best players that are available in the majority of ESPN leagues, along with highly owned players that should be dropped. Look West for waiver-wire help