Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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MacKinnon nets OT winner, Avs come back to edge Canucks

The Colorado Avalanche's power play has been missing for weeks. They found it in Vancouver.Nathan MacKinnon scored Colorado's fifth power-play goal of the night in overtime as the Avalanche rallied to a 5-4 win over the Canucks on...

Bruins rally late to defeat Oilers

Patience paid off for the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.David Krejci scored the winner with just over a minute remaining as the Bruins rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk also scored for...

Hockey Canada objects to French pronunciation of players' names

The French-speaking public address announcer for hockey games at the Winter Olympics was at the centre of a spat this week over...

Leafs trade forward Eric Fehr to Sharks for 7th-round pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.The swap means that Toronto now has eight picks in the 2020 draft.Fehr,...

Seattle begins season ticket campaign for NHL expansion team

Fans longing for a professional hockey team in Seattle will soon be able to put down some money for season tickets.Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Oak View Group, which is trying to bring an NHL team to the...

Flyers lose Wayne Simmonds to upper-body injury for 2-3 weeks

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds will miss two to three weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Tuesday.Simmonds was injured during Sunday's game against the New York Rangers.Although he finished the game with an assist in...

Fantasy NHL – Kyle Connor tops the week’s best waiver-wire finds

Every week we'll mine the waiver wire for widely available assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the re-draft format, and we'll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally,...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe to have season-ending shoulder surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe will miss the remainder of the season to have surgery to repair a shoulder injury that has nagged him for much of the year.McCabe was already on injured reserve and...

NHL — Greg Wyshynski – ‘World’s Longest Hockey Game’ participants are the best players...

4:58 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we'll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world -- every league, every level, every player -- who had...

Vancouver Canucks sign defenseman Erik Gudbranson to three-year, $12 million contract extension

2:20 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Defenseman Erik Gudbranson has signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks, ending the speculation over his status at the NHL trade deadline.Gudbranson, 26, has two goals and two assists in...

Bruins acquire Nick Holden from Rangers for 3rd-round pick

The Rangers have traded defenceman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a minor league defenceman and a third-round pick in the 2018 draft.Holden skated in 135 games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons (2016-17 and...

Canucks ink defenceman Erik Gudbranson to 3-year extension

The Vancouver Canucks signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a three-year contract extension Tuesday.The Canucks announced the deal will carry an average annual value of $4 million US. "Erik is an important part of our team and provides a physical...

Boston Bruins acquire Nick Holden in trade with New York Rangers

The Boston Bruins have traded for Rangers defenseman Nick Holden, sending defenseman Rob O'Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft to New York in return.This is the second time Holden has been traded since the...

Pyeongchang 2018 – The perfect format for Olympic hockey

2:44 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The 2018 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament is like asking for a glass of Mountain Dew and getting a warm glass of some generic supermarket Mountain Dew instead, like Kountry Mist.It's like asking Santa...

Trade deadline bold predictions for all 31 teams

One of the best parts about the NHL trade deadline is the buildup. There are few things as entertaining in sports as imagining trades that would make all the difference in the playoffs or change the direction of...

Arvidsson notches 2 goals as Predators overpower Sens

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice to reach 20 goals this season, and the Nashville Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Monday night.Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which ended a two-game skid and...

Red Wings trade goalie Petr Mrazek to Flyers for conditional picks

Petr Mrazek is going from being a backup goaltender on a losing team to a starting job for a playoff contender.The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks on Monday night,...

Philadelphia Flyers acquire goalie Petr Mrazek in trade with Red Wings

11:05 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Forced to find goaltending help after two critical injuries, the Philadelphia Flyers acquired goalie Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for two conditional draft picks.The Flyers lost both of their goaltenders to injury...

Marchand scores OT winner as Bruins down Flames

After a blip in Vancouver, the Bruins got right back to business.Brad Marchand's ninth career overtime goal 3:36 into extra time gave Boston a 2-1 win on Monday afternoon over the Calgary Flames. The victory moves the Bruins...

Blackhawks ban 4 from home games for racist taunts toward Smith-Pelly

The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals."Racist comments and other inappropriate behaviour are not tolerated by...

Chicago Blackhawks ban 4 from home games due to racist taunt

CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals."Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated...

Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will miss one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.Foligno was injured in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh. After the game, teammate Cam Atkinson said Foligno was cut by a skate.Foligno has...

NHL players missing out on all the Olympic 'fun,' but still tuning in to...

The games are on late so they can't see them all, but National Hockey League players are keeping an eye on the...

Colorado Avalanche defensmen Erik Johnson, Anton Lindholm out indefinitely with undisclosed injuries

The Colorado Avalanche will be without two defensemen, as the team has ruled out Erik Johnson and Anton Lindholm indefinitely with undisclosed injuries.Both players were hurt during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Lindholm left the game...

Canadiens sign Nicolas Deslauriers to 2-year contract extension

The Montreal Canadiens signed left winger Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year, one-way contract reportedly worth $950,000 US per season, the NHL club announced Monday.Deslauriers, 26, is currently earning $775,000 per season on a two-year deal signed before the...

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