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02/19/2019 04:46 PM Power Rankings: Bruins quietly making a move The Boston Bruins have been surging, and could be an Artemi Panarin away from a making some real noise in the playoffs.
02/20/2019 12:28 AM Fantasy Hockey Risers/Fallers: Skinner up, Laine down In this week's fantasy hockey risers and fallers, we look at a pair of wingers in Jeff Skinner and Patrik Laine who are moving in opposite directions.
02/19/2019 10:07 PM Streaking Bruins continue West swing at Knights The Vegas Golden Knights viewed last Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators, which snapped a franchise-record five-game home losing streak, as the spark for a much-needed turnaround. Then came Monday night's 3-0 loss at Colorado. Now Vegas (32-25-4, 68 points) returns home to begin
02/19/2019 09:13 PM NHL Rumor Roundup: Senators slap for-sale sign on Matt Duchene. Is Mark Stone next? Following months of contract negotiations, the Senators are poised to part ways with Matt Duchene at the trade deadline with unrestricted free agency looming. On Sunday, TSN's Darren Dreger reported the club plans to trade the 28-year-old center barring any last-minute change in talks. Dreger'
02/19/2019 05:17 PM Friedman: Sabres have 'looked at' acquiring Carl Hagelin It appears as though the Buffalo Sabres are still hot on the trail for Los Angeles Kings forward, Carl Hagelin. According to Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman in his 31 Thoughts blog, the Sabres have "looked at" the idea of acquiring the 30-year-old winger. Friedman says: "Carl Hagelin&
02/19/2019 04:53 PM NHL odds: Bruins have third-best odds in East to reach Stanley Cup Vegas is apparently high on the Bruins as of late. Or at least higher than one might think.
02/19/2019 04:18 PM Tom Wilson gets into fiery back-and-forth with LA Kings mascot Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is used to getting into it with NHL players, but now he's moving on to NHL mascots?
02/19/2019 04:14 PM How a minor trade for an unknown defenseman proved to be the biggest move of the 2018 NHL trade deadline The Caps didn't make too many headlines when they traded for Michal Kempny before the 2018 trade deadline, but that trade proved to be the most important move in the NHL that season.
02/19/2019 03:15 PM NHL on NBCSN: 10 impressive stats on the Blues’ 10-game winning streak Coverage of Maple Leafs-Blues begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
02/19/2019 02:05 PM PHT Morning Skate: Stone’s decision; Zibanejad’s season Tuesday's collection of links.
02/19/2019 12:44 PM Fantasy hockey rankings: Updated for Week 20 Sean Allen Special to ESPN.com Sean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard. Follow on Twitter Imagine if you would an email circulating between all but one of the NHL's coaching staffs
02/19/2019 10:36 AM NHL: Ice hockey commentator in close call as puck avoids head by fractions NBC's Pierre McGuire was commentating on an NHL contest when a stray puck came hurtling towards his face.
02/19/2019 08:00 AM FanDuel NHL: Tuesday Value Plays GOALIE Carey Price, MON vs. CLM ($8,600): The Carey Price from the glory days has been back in 2019. In 15 games since the beginning of the new year he has a 2.04 GAA and .936 save percentage. Though the Blue Jackets usually have a good offense, they are on the road for the second game of a back-to-back
02/19/2019 07:31 AM NHL roundup: Blackhawks edge Senators 8-7 Alex DeBrincat scored a hat trick as part of a five-point night to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 8-7 win over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Monday. The offensive barrage started early, as the teams combined for nine goals in the first period. It was the highest-scoring frame in the NHL this
02/19/2019 04:21 PM Surging Flyers play host to NHL-best Lightning The Philadelphia Flyers will look to continue their recent surge when they host the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The Flyers improved to 12-1-1 in their past 14 games when they earned a 3-1 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. One night earlier, the Flyers blew a 5-1 lead
02/19/2019 07:00 AM Vancouver Canucks: How Tyler Motte forged himself a spot in the NHL Vancouver Canucks' forward Tyler Motte was not expected to make the lineup for opening night, but there he was on the Canucks fourth line in their first game of the season against the Calgary Flames. When the Vancouver Canucks acquired Tyler Motte at last year's trade deadline, many fans thought
02/19/2019 06:22 AM Alex DeBrincat has 5 points as Blackhawks hold off Senators 8-7 Alex DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks held off Ottawa 8-7 in Chicago on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Patrick Kane scored his 36th goal and added two assists to extend his point streak to 18 games — with 14 goals and 26 assists during the stretch— the longest
02/19/2019 05:00 AM Sam Gagner excited for a second stint with Edmonton Oilers It is an indictment on the Edmonton Oilers when Sam Gagner returns after a five-year absence and is as near to a playoff spot as he's ever been with the organization. Going into their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday, the Oilers were one point out of last place in the Western Conference
02/19/2019 05:00 AM Vladimir Tarasenko named the NHL's second star of the week Some weeks, you look at the NHL's three stars and you can feel that they're stretching. This week, you look at their three stars and know exactly why each player deserves a slot on the list. The NHL's three stars are Alexander Kucherov (3 goals, 7 assists, ten points), Vladimir Tarasenko
02/19/2019 05:00 AM Arizona Coyotes look to bounce back against Edmonton Oilers Game Preview On Saturday the Arizona Coyotes played one of the best teams in the league, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and won 2-0. Last night the Arizona Coyotes played one of the best teams in the league, the Calgary Flames, and lost 5-2. Tonight they are going to play one the most inconsistent teams in
02/19/2019 05:00 AM Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets: Game preview, start time, Tale of the Tape, and how to watch Despite starting out the toughest portion of the season schedule in style with three points in the first two games, and solid play in parts of the matches that followed, as far as the standings are concerned, the Montreal Canadiens are in a slide. It's good that the team was able to outshoot the
02/19/2019 05:38 AM Avalanche end home slide with 3-0 win over Golden Knights When the moment arrived, Andrew Agozzino was ready - big right fist pump, coupled with a glide on his right knee and even a little yell. Agozzino scored his first NHL goal and added an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his second shutout of the season and the Colorado Avalanche ended a six-game
02/19/2019 03:41 AM Nikita Kucherov has five points as Lightning beat Blue Jackets 5-1 COLUMBUS, Ohio – When Nikita Kucherov is at his best, there is little opposing teams can do to stop the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Kucherov now has 99 points to lead the
02/19/2019 03:26 AM Highlights from the Bruins' 6-5 OT win over the Sharks There was no shortage of goals Monday night as the Bruins built a 3-0 first period lead only to give it up late in the third, but Charlie McAvoy came up with the heroics to secure a big road win over a hot Sharks team.
02/19/2019 02:42 AM This puck almost smokes Pierre McGuire right in the head NBC broadcaster Pierre McGuire narrowly avoided quite the workplace injury on Monday night.
02/19/2019 01:47 AM Game Day Preview #59, Washington Capitals @ Los Angeles Kings It's been an up and down road for the defending Stanley Cup champs since they dispatched the Kings by a score of 6-4 a week ago. A strong team win over the San Jose Sharks has been bookended by a shut-out loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game in which the Capitals only had 20 shots total all
02/19/2019 12:37 AM NHL rumors: Bruins among teams "believed to be interested" in Wayne Simmonds The Bruins have a solid roster from top to bottom, but adding a little more scoring punch -- particularly with leading goal scorer David Pastrnak out of the lineup with a thumb injury -- would be a smart play by general manager Don Sweeney ahead of the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline.
02/19/2019 12:35 AM Stars, Predators each looking for a spark Tuesday Two teams searching for answers -- the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators -- meet on Tuesday for the fifth and final time in regular season in Dallas for a key Central Division dustup. The Stars have picked up at least a point in each of the four previous games with Nashville this season, winning
02/19/2019 12:00 AM Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks Sasha Yodashkin recommends rolling with Penguins star Evgeni Malkin on Tuesday against the visiting Devils.
02/18/2019 09:57 PM Former MSU hockey player Ryan Miller becomes all-time wins leader for U.S.-born goalies Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. The former Michigan State star became the NHL's all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller'
02/18/2019 09:23 PM Sabres' Kyle Okposo sent home three days after being punched in face BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been sent home for further medical evaluation three days after being punched in the face during a fight with the New York Rangers' Tony DeAngelo. Coach Phil Housley gave no details on Okposo's condition in providing the update after the Sabres
02/18/2019 07:51 PM Devils looking to play spoiler vs. Penguins The New Jersey Devils have spent most of this season as one of the NHL's few non-playoff contenders. The Devils will look to continue playing spoiler Tuesday night, when they host the suddenly desperate Pittsburgh Penguins in Newark, N.J. Both teams were off Monday after earning wins Sunday, when
02/18/2019 07:49 PM 2019 NHL mock draft 1.0: First-round predictions Chris Peters ESPN NHL Chris Peters is ESPN's NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Follow on Twitter We're still about
02/18/2019 07:41 PM What the Puck: Canadiens management needs to go back to drawing board It looks like the dream is over for the Habs this season. Once again they are going to finish just out of the playoffs or make a quick exit. The dream is over. For youngsters and hockey fans who don't listen to music, that's a John Lennon reference. And for the many, many hockey fans with absolutely
02/19/2019 12:46 AM Barkov seeks encore as Panthers host Sabres When the Buffalo Sabres visit the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, it will be time to see what center Aleksander Barkov can do for an encore. Barkov, Florida's captain and the second overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, is coming off one of the best games of his career. It was Barkov's second
02/18/2019 07:02 PM Top waiver adds of the week, including Micheal Ferland Every week, we'll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we'll also toss in some tips for daily fantasy sports players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be
02/18/2019 06:19 PM Is the Carolina Hurricanes' postgame celebration over the top, or are they just having fun? The Carolina Hurricanes are determined that all that attention the state of North Carolina receives this time of year will no longer be reserved for Blue Devils or Tar Heels basketball. This season, the Canes have turned their postgame ritual into something that resembles the intersection of an NFL end
02/18/2019 05:27 PM 31 Takes: Oilers want to clear salary, but for what? The Oilers are getting a lot of credit for their minor moves of late, but they've got a long way to go to right the ship.
02/18/2019 05:22 PM Countdown to NHL trade deadline: The 15 players expected to move With the NHL trade deadline one week away, here is USA TODAY Sports' list of top 15 available players, with possible destinations: 1. Matt Duchene, Ottawa Senators: On his way to his second 30-goal season, Duchene could be a major help for any of the prime contenders. He can play center or wing.
02/18/2019 04:39 PM NHL Power Rankings: The Caps look consistently inconsistent The Caps keep going back and forth between very strong performances and very bad ones. That makes them a hard team to place in this week's Power Rankings.
02/18/2019 04:30 PM NHL on NBCSN: Martin Jones might be key to long playoff run for Sharks Coverage of Bruins-Sharks begins on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET.
02/18/2019 03:00 PM Bruins Focus: Sharks, Red-Hot Blues Highlight Boston's Three-Game Week The Boston Bruins look to remain hot as they continue their West Coast road trip with a three-game week. The San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues all pose tall tasks for Boston, but the Black and Gold have won five straight and have a 10-game point streak that will be tough for their
02/18/2019 03:51 PM PHT Morning Skate: Ducks retire Niedermayer’s no. 27; Is Simmonds heading to Tampa? Monday's collection of links.
02/18/2019 08:00 AM DraftKings NHL: Monday Picks GOALIE Cam Ward, CHI vs. OTT ($8,200): Allowing five goals on 30 shots in Saturday's loss gives us pause, but Ward should still be a relatively safe pick against the Sens. The Hawks have won eight of their last 10 and gone 4-1-0 at home in their past five, and their red-hot power play will surely
02/18/2019 08:00 AM Capitals vs. Kings - Game Preview The Los Angeles Kings are at the end of an odd but favorable stretch of their schedule. So far, they've failed to take advantage. They'll take on the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at Staples Center on Monday night, the third straight opponent on this three-game homestand
02/18/2019 06:39 AM NHL roundup: Blues shut out Wild, win tenth straight Rookie Jordan Binnington recorded his second straight shutout and the third consecutive for the St. Louis Blues, who breezed to a franchise-high-tying 10th straight win with Sunday's 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, Minn. Vladimir Tarasenko extended his point streak to a career-best
02/18/2019 05:00 AM Pacific Division Round Up: Edmonton Oilers against the trade deadline As we inch closer to the National Hockey League's trade deadline on Feb. 25, teams are starting to rock the boat by making trades. Desperate for some wins, the Edmonton Oilers took to the trading route this week and sent their starting goaltender packing. Just last week we had a nice chat about how
02/18/2019 05:00 AM Dallas Stars Daily Links: Mike Modano to Potentially Join the Minnesota Wild After spending time away in Arizona with his wife and family, it seems like Mike Modano is potentially returning to the NHL. The Hockey Hall of Famer would not, however, be rejoining the Dallas Stars organization, but will instead be joining the Minnesota Wild: [Modano] has hung around the Wild a handful
02/18/2019 04:15 AM NHL: Penguins slip past Rangers Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang each had two goals and Pittsburgh beat the New York Rangers 6-5. Defensemen Marcus Pettersson and Brian Dumoulin also scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists to help the Penguins pass Carolina for the second wild-card spot in the East.
02/18/2019 03:57 AM Evaluating Philippe Myers' NHL debut in Flyers' win over Red Wings Philippe Myers showed all the elements to his promising potential in a strong NHL debut to help push the Flyers to a 3-1 win Sunday over the Red Wings. By John Boruk
02/18/2019 03:46 AM Call of the Wilde: Montreal Canadiens fall to the Florida Panthers The four biggest tests in a row of the season concluded with the Habs picking up three of a possible eight points. The best effort was a dominating performance against the Winnipeg Jets. After that, three games where the Habs managed only an overtime loss, but the club also showed that they can compete
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