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12/14/2018 02:09 PM Give up the fight: NHL 'toughness' is dying out No matter how much some people pine for more "toughness" in the league, it's never going back to how it used to be — and that's a good thing.
12/15/2018 06:35 AM How Oilers, Blackhawks, Blues and Kings have fared after coach firings Four teams fired coaches within a 16-day span last month in an effort to save their seasons. Those risky moves appear to have worked only for the Edmonton Oilers. The Blues, Blackhawks and Kings, conversely, are learning it's more about what happens on the ice than who is standing behind the bench
12/15/2018 06:22 AM Sabres will try to cool off Capitals' red-hot Ovechkin The Buffalo Sabres will try and do what the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes did not do this week when they play the Washington Capitals Saturday night at Capital One Arena. Ovechkin tied his career-long point streak at 13 games Friday night with his second straight hat trick as Washington
12/15/2018 05:53 AM NHL roundup: Ovechkin's second straight hat trick leads Caps Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 6-5 victory against the host Carolina Hurricanes in a thriller in which Washington's Alex Ovechkin posted a hat trick for the second straight game Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. The Capitals overcame a three-goal
12/15/2018 04:55 AM Canadiens look to win season series vs. Senators The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for their third win a row over the Ottawa Senators when the teams conclude their season series Saturday at Bell Centre. After losing their first meeting Oct. 20 in Ottawa 4-3 in overtime, the Canadiens (16-11-5) defeated the Senators in a home-and-home series Dec
12/15/2018 02:29 AM Streaking Ducks visit Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella wants to believe his team has figured out its issues. The Blue Jackets (17-12-2) rebounded from two consecutive losses to start a season-high six-game homestand with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. The Ducks (17-11-5) roll into
12/14/2018 11:47 PM The NHL Evening Skate for Dec. 14 It wasn’t so long ago that the vast majority of teams in the league had their designated tough guys who would get like only 10 shifts a night, and those only when called upon. At that point, they came over the boards, threw their bodies or fists around, and generally seemed to discourage other teams
12/14/2018 07:41 PM Twas the Week before Christmas It was the week before Christmas and Michael Finewax breaks down the NHL schedule as well as gives you notes on all 31 teams.
12/14/2018 07:22 PM Do Bruins have the best goaltending in the NHL? It certainly looks that way As the NHL season approaches the mid-way mark, it certainly appears that the Bruins goaltending combination of Jaroslav Halak and Tuukka Rask may be the best in the NHL. The duo has kept a banged up B's squad in the playoff hunt.
12/14/2018 06:28 PM PPG Working With Penguins, NHL To Develop Color-Changing Coating For Pucks PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For hockey players, having to play with a puck that isn't properly chilled can be frustrating. Pucks are made of vulcanized rubber and if they are warm, they'll bounce all over the ice. So, pucks are normally frozen before a game to ensure that they slide better on the ice
12/14/2018 04:38 PM Djoos out indefinitely giving Seigenthaler a chance to cement himself in the NHL With Christian Djoos out indefinitely and Brooks Orpik still on LTIR, Jonas Siegenthaler has an opportunity to prove he belongs in the NHL.
12/14/2018 04:10 PM Five veterans that could be on the move Many insiders are reporting that there's a lot of trade chatter going on between general managers. Teams are pushing hard to make a move prior to the Dec. 19 roster freeze. But even if teams can't pull the trigger on a deal before next week, all these talks should help set the table for trades
12/14/2018 10:02 PM Five NHL veterans who could be on the move Will one of these players be on the move before next week's roster freeze?
12/14/2018 03:30 PM If NHL stars had their own goal songs ... Greg Wyshynski ESPN The Wysh List publishes every Friday. The Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League announced that they're allowing their players to select personal goal songs this season. It's not a trailblazer of an idea -- the Vancouver Canucks had done it for multiple seasons,
12/14/2018 02:22 PM The cases for, against the Capitals returning to Cup Final Matthew Coller Special to ESPN Close Follow on Twitter In the last 20 years only one team has won back-to-back Stanley Cups. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Cup Final victory over the Nashville Predators in 2016-17 marked the first time since the Detroit Red Wings won championships in 1996-97 and 1997-98
12/14/2018 02:09 PM NHL 'toughness' is dying out, and that's a good thing No matter how much some people pine for more "toughness" in the NHL, the league is never going back to how it used to be.
12/14/2018 12:31 PM Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 17-23 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 Sometimes, what you don't need in your fantasy hockey league is a little bit of help across
12/14/2018 07:39 AM NHL roundup: Lightning's Vasilevskiy shines in return Anthony Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov each had a goal and an assist, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made a career-best 48 saves in his first game since Nov. 10, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy, who was tested 23 times in the second period
12/14/2018 07:00 AM Golden Knights not separating from playoff pack despite hot stretch The Golden Knights have been playing their best hockey of the season, winning nine of their last 11 games, and looking a lot like last year's Pacific Division and Western Conference champions. The problem for the Golden Knights is that all the teams they're chasing are on similar hot stretches
12/14/2018 06:23 AM Jets-Blackhawks Preview The red-hot Winnipeg Jets will go for their eighth win in nine games when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center. Winnipeg (20-9-2) is riding high after a 5-4 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers one night earlier. The Jets have scored 18 goals in their past three
12/14/2018 05:47 AM Coyotes trying to end losing streak by beating Rangers No team in the NHL has run as hot and cold this season as the Arizona Coyotes. If the Coyotes are going to begin another surge Friday night, they'll need to take care of the puck better than they did Thursday night. The Coyotes will look to snap a four-game losing streak Friday, when they visit
12/14/2018 05:00 AM Return Flight: The Spectrum's loudest moment Throughout the season, we'll be taking a walk down memory lane whenever the Flyers open their season series against an opponent. We'll be remembering a game, goal, or highlight Philly created while playing against that particular team. It won't always be the most notable memory the Orange
12/14/2018 05:00 AM Tom Wilson Expected to Return Friday Against Carolina When Tom Wilson returned to full contact for the first time in eight days, it was as if nothing happened. He was back at full speed and an active participant yet again, all smiles as he returned to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Now, he's expected to return to full-game
12/14/2018 05:00 AM Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks Time: 7:30 PM CSTChannel: TSN3 Radio: TSN1290 The Winnipeg Jets are playing their sworn enemy: the Chicago Blackhawks. They will be facing the Blackhawks for the second time this week and while they want to start the game off like they did in the first period, they need to continue that play throughout
12/14/2018 05:00 AM The NHL Is Coming To Seattle Last week, it was officially announced that professional hockey will be returning to the Emerald City - a town that hasn't had a professional hockey team since the Seattle Metropolitans folded in 1924. Then, the Metros were a part of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association; a professional league that
12/14/2018 03:57 AM WHL's Thunderbirds, Silvertips open to NHL joining Seattle hockey market TORONTO — The Seattle area's major junior hockey teams aren't worried about competing for fans with the NHL expansion franchise coming to town. The real competition in the region has already been going on for years at the local level, and it's high school football, not the NHL, that Seattle
12/14/2018 03:50 AM All Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon wants is that sweet, sweet offence Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is a young buck compared to most NHL executives, and the man just wants to have a little fun.
12/14/2018 12:49 AM No more goons: Fights decline in NHL but still serve purpose for Red Wings Detroit — It is a trend the Red Wings are happy to buck. While fighting continues long trend of decline in the NHL, the Wings believe occasional fisticuffs unite a roster in transition and makes it tougher to play. In a previous era, when bigger, slower players were allowed by rules and their enforcement
12/14/2018 12:00 AM Yahoo DFS Hockey: Friday Picks Sasha Yodashkin tees up Friday's eight-game slate, recommending Red Wings youngster Dylan Larkin against the visiting Senators.
12/13/2018 10:25 PM 3 things to know about NJ Devils as they return to action this weekend Devils' alternate captain Travis Zajac talks about where it all went wrong in the first period in San Jose. The Devils are back in action this weekend following a few days off after their three-game California swing. The schedule doesn't get any easier this weekend. The Vegas Golden Knights will
12/13/2018 06:43 PM John Tortorella ‘embarrassed’ by Columbus’ one-sided loss to the Capitals In a battle Saturday between two teams vying for supremacy of the Metropolitan Division, only one team showed up. Columbus' performance in a loss to Washington left John Tortorella just a bit annoyed.
12/13/2018 04:48 PM Vasilevskiy back for Lightning after Domingue's solid stretch of play Andrei Vasilevskiy will be back in goal Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs. It will be the netminder's first appearance since a fractured foot knocked him out of the lineup a month ago. That loss could have spelled danger, even for a strong team like the Lightning
12/13/2018 04:15 PM Retired ref Paul Stewart's goal is to help women officials reach the NHL "It doesn’t take an X or Y chromosome to put your arm in the air and call a penalty. It only takes brains and guts. And that’s it."
12/13/2018 03:28 PM Fantasy hockey's sell-high trade candidates Nothing lasts forever, not even red-hot scoring streaks or bloated shooting percentages. With that in mind, treat yourself this holiday season to the gift of a rewarding trade brought about by you having the foresight to offload an overachieving fantasy asset for a yet-to-blossom value in return. Fair
12/13/2018 02:59 PM NHL Mailbag: Will Ovechkin pass Gretzky for the all-time goals mark? Ryan Lambert discusses Alex Ovechkin's chances of passing Wayne Gretzky for the all-time goals mark in his latest mailbag.
12/13/2018 02:56 PM Luc Robitaille on L.A.'s struggles, LeBron effect, and what life could have been without hockey Luc Robitaille discusses the state of the Kings, the LeBron effect in L.A. and what life might have looked like without hockey.
12/13/2018 12:00 PM NHL Power Rankings after Week 10 Emily Kaplan ESPN As we near the end of the calendar year, every NHL team has a wish list. Though many teams will make tweaks during the season, the biggest changes tend to come in summer. For this week's power rankings -- voted on, as always, by a panel of ESPN experts -- we glanced at the biggest
12/13/2018 11:14 AM Nosek helps Golden Knights beat Islanders 3-2 NEW YORK — Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night. Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury,
12/13/2018 09:28 AM Johnny Gaudreau scores OT winner for Flames in 6-5 victory over Flyers CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau scored in overtime for the Calgary Flames in a 6-5 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into extra time. The Flames (20-10-2) regained first place in the NHL's Western Conference vaulting over the Nashville Predators, which are
12/13/2018 09:28 AM Daily Dose: Rust Proof Daniel E. Dobish looks back at a small but action-packed NHL slate, including hat tricks by Ondrej Kase and Bryan Rust, two unlikely heroes.
12/13/2018 08:29 AM NHL roundup: Blackhawks top Pens, end skid Marcus Kruger scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period Wednesday, and the Chicago Blackhawks broke an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. At 3:49 of the third, Kruger was at the lip of the crease when he converted a centering pass from the corner by
12/13/2018 07:48 AM Oilers-Jets: Two hot teams meet in Winnipeg With the way the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers have been playing lately, there's a very good chance the 1980s could break out at Bell MTS Place Thursday night. All that will be missing will be the classic battles between Wayne Gretzky and Dale Hawerchuk. The Jets have won six of their last
12/13/2018 07:30 AM Wild look to keep rolling against Panthers Only the remaining 52 games of their schedule will decide that, but for now, the Minnesota Wild are hoping the answer is the latter. Tuesday night's 7-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens was just their fourth win in 11 games and their first laugher in almost a month. Minnesota will look to stack a
12/13/2018 07:11 AM Canucks face Predators for second time in eight days Beating the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on a Tuesday night in December doesn't ordinarily qualify as a season-definer. Vancouver controlled the Predators on December 6 in British Columbia, establishing a 4-1 second-period lead en route to a 5-3 win. Playing without three top-six forwards and All-Star defenseman
12/13/2018 07:29 AM Kase gets 1st NHL hat trick as Ducks rally past Stars 6-3 Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has called Ondrej Kase the ''Energizer Bunny'' of his team. Kase certainly had plenty of jump Wednesday night, rallying Anaheim to its seventh victory in eight games. The 23-year-old forward from the Czech Republic got his first NHL hat trick in a 6-3 win over
12/13/2018 05:11 AM Sabres hope to heat up again vs. Coyotes The Arizona Coyotes and the Buffalo Sabres go into their game at KeyBank Centre on Thursday night after contrasting results in their games Tuesday night. The Coyotes could not hold a two-goal lead, allowing four goals in five minutes during the second period, and lost 4-3 to the Boston Bruins. The
12/13/2018 05:00 AM Metropolitan Division Weekly Roundup: Caps Soar, Everyone Else Struggles With a hat-trick in the 6-2 dismantling of the Detroit Red Wings, Alex Ovechkin has moved back into first place in scoring in the league with 25 goals in 30 games. The most fun goal of the night was Ovechkin's first. He took a shot that was so wide it had no hope of going in, in fact it was more
12/13/2018 05:00 AM Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Introduction: The Winnipeg Jets close out their four game home stand with a game against the Edmonton Oilers. The Jets lost a 1-0 squeaker to the St. Louis Blues, blew out the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 and followed up with a convincing 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Jets are back to being a pretty
12/13/2018 05:00 AM 3 NHL Teams To Watch Ahead Of The 2018 Holiday Trade Freeze The trade winds are blowing around the National Hockey League ahead of the league's annual holiday roster freeze. General managers have until 11:59 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 19 to make their moves. After that, they'll have to wait until at least Friday, December 28 before they can
12/13/2018 06:27 PM Blackhawks finally end their losing streak, again Chicago scores first; ends awful skid.
12/13/2018 03:57 AM Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL. Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the upcoming Beanpot tournament
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