NHL

12:40 PM ET The game has changed. And with it, so have the intricacies of the personnel you need to succeed in the NHL these days. It’s not necessarily near the top of the checklist for most teams, but having a second option in net that’s somewhere between perfectly serviceable and legitimately reliable is something
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday the league has promised Seattle it will host the All-Star Game within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN As the Calgary Flames have surged into first place in the Western Conference, their top-line left winger Johnny Gaudreau has been at the epicenter. Gaudreau recently capped off a week in which he recorded five goals and 11 points in only four games. That includes an overtime win over his
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Earlier this week, we presented a look at hockey in Alabama through the filter of three teams: The Southern Professional Hockey League’s Huntsville Havoc, founded in 2004, and the Birmingham Bulls, who returned for a third time in 2017; and the NHL’s Nashville Predators, who draw a good portion of
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7:59 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss at least two weeks with a shoulder injury. The team placed Steen on injured reserve Tuesday before hosting the Dallas Stars. Steen injured his left shoulder on an open-ice hit from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in the first period
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8:24 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Philadelphia Flyers have tied an NHL record with Mike McKenna becoming their seventh goaltender to play this season. McKenna started Tuesday night against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Calvin Pickard, Alex Lyon, Anthony Stolarz and Carter Hart have also tended goal
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11:46 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The driver of the truck involved in the fatal Humboldt bus crash last April pleaded guilty to all 29 counts related to it on Tuesday. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu made a brief appearance in a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, court and pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death as well
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11:54 PM ET ESPN News Services The Montreal Canadiens lost defenseman Shea Weber was hit in the face by a puck Monday against the Minnesota Wild while blocking a shot and left the game. The Canadiens’ captain was injured six minutes into the first period. Weber winced in pain on the bench but played seven
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4:58 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will not be participating in the NHL’s All Star game, opting to rest. Price, 31, is the second high-profile player who will sit out. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin also informed the league he would not participate in the festivities, despite being elected by the
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5:58 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Radil has five goals and three assists in 18 career games, leading the team to give him the extension Sunday. The 28-year-old Radil played professionally in Russia’s KHL
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11:15 PM ET Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson received some good news on his injured knee Saturday, when an MRI revealed only a slight sprain in the center’s MCL, according to head coach Travis Green. Green did not provide a time frame for Pettersson’s return, but said results of the MRI were “probably as good
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press The four coaches for this month’s NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary. The Lightning stay on top, while the Golden Knights and Penguins move up. Plus, what each team should be working on
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8:26 AM ET Former New Jersey Devils’ forward Mike Peluso claims in a lawsuit the team hid the true extent of a head injury he suffered in 1993. During a game against the Quebec Nordiques on Dec. 18, 1993, Peluso was injured in a fight against Tony Twist that resulted in a concussion. The suit
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11:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Wysh List publishes every Friday. Oy, these kids today in the NHL. There’s just … so many of them. At least it seems like that. “This is a young man’s league. It’s changing every year,” said Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. “There are more and more players …
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10:20 AM ET At the midpoint of the NHL season, teams are beginning to assess their chances at making the postseason and preparing to make decisions about whether to buy, sell or stand pat at the trade deadline. While every team that is on the outside of the playoff race has some sort of shot
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1:53 PM ET The NHL All-Star teams were revealed on Wednesday, with six forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders selected from each division — with the added caveat that all 31 NHL teams had to have at least one representative named to the roster. Catch more than 180 NHL games streaming live this season on
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10:00 PM ET ESPN News Services Breakout Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson has exited Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens and will not return. Elias Pettersson completed a hat trick in overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks held off the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Pettersson suffered a lower-body injury in the second period
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