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NHL Playoff Watch Daily – Playoff chances, Lose for Hughes projections and more

Which teams have the best shot at locking up a spot in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs? Who's earning a better chance at the No. 1 overall pick?Here are the latest projections for both, along with critical matchups to...

NHL moves up ‘Hughes’ draft lottery to April 9

9:14 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN NHL teams that are part of the Jack Hughes sweepstakes will find out a lot earlier if they'll get a chance to draft the highly regarded American center at No. 1.The league announced Wednesday it...

Sabres’ Eichel suspended two games for check

NEW YORK -- Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg.Eichel was assessed a minor penalty for...

Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

8:00 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games --...

GMs pleased with greater scoring, quality of play

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- NHL general managers came to Florida at this time last year looking for clarity and consistency on goalie interference.They got it when the decision was made to hand the final call on the coach's challenges...

Flyers set NHL record by using eighth goalie

9:22 PM ETAssociated Press FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintNEWARK, N.J. -- The Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record when Cam Talbot became the eighth goaltender to play for the team this season.Talbot, who was acquired from Edmonton in mid-February for fellow goaltender...

Guide to the prospects, rookies dealt at the trade deadline

10:30 AM ETChris PetersESPN NHL CloseChris 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...

Rangers trade Mats Zuccarello to Stars for picks, report says

9:46 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The New York Rangers traded fan favorite Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars on Saturday, TSN reported, ending the Norwegian winger's nine-year tenure with the team.The Stars landed a skilled winger for their playoff push,...

Bruins misfire in Charlie Coyle-Ryan Donato swap

Boston added a versatile forward, but it paid a stiff price to Minnesota. We grade both GMs on the deal. Source link

Ducks hoist Scott Niedermayer’s No. 27 to Honda Center rafters

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 jersey to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007.The...

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