NHL trade tracker for the 2019-20 season

The 2019-20 NHL season has already featured some significant trades, led by the Taylor Hall swap between the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils. With the trade deadline looming on Feb. 24, stay up to date with all the moves around the league, from the blockbusters down to the moves involving minor-league players and picks. NHL trade-asset tiers: Buyers guide […]

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Zamboni driver saves the day in goal for Carolina

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. When both of the Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders left Saturday’s game in Toronto Maple Leafs with injury, 42-year-old Dave Ayres came in as the emergency backup goaltender — and stopped eight of 10 shots he faced to seal a 6-3 win for the Canes. Ayres allowed goals on the first two shots he faced […]

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Alex Ovechkin 700: Twitter reacts to Capitals captain’s milestone goal

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin reached the elusive 700-goal milestone Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. The Russian legend scored goal No. 700 from his usual sweet spot on the ice with 15:10 remaining in the third period Ovechkin becomes the eighth player in NHL history to reach the 700-goal plateau. He’s the second-fastest and second-youngest ever to hit that marker. Here’s how social […]

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Alex Ovechkin 700: Can ‘The Great 8’ catch Wayne Gretzky?

It may have taken a few games but finally, on a Saturday afternoon in New Jersey, Alex Ovechkin did what only seven NHL players accomplished before him: hit the 700-goal milestone . A one-timer from the faceoff circle — no, not in his usual “office” on the left side — Ovechkin fired the shot past Devils netminder Mackenzie Blackwood to reach the major […]

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Ottawa Senators’ Bobby Ryan ‘doing great’ in recovering from alcohol problem

Bobby Ryan’s feeling better these days. The Ottawa Senators’ veteran spoke to the media Friday about his road to recovery from an alcohol problem that has kept him out of the lineup since November. Ryan entered the NHL/NHLPA assistance program Nov. 20, and Friday the 32-year-old addressed his absence from the team and his progress. “I’m doing great,” Ryan told reporters, as […]

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Kings’ Gabe Vilardi scores 10 seconds into first NHL shift

One minute and 16 seconds into the Los Angeles Kings’ game against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, rookie Gabe Vilardi took to the ice for his first NHL shift. He skated away from the bench and into the Panthers’ zone, where his teammate Kurtis MacDermid was holding up the puck. Vilardi collected the puck, took one look at the Panthers’ […]

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NHL power rankings: Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks highlight ‘Schitt’s Creek’ edition

In case you didn’t know, “Schitt’s Creek” is, well, the Schitt. The Canadian comedy created by Dan and Eugene Levy focuses on the uber-rich Rose family that suddenly becomes broke and is forced to move to the small, neighborly town of, yep, Schitt’s Creek — which, by the way, they actually own. One of the funniest shows on television, it is sadly […]

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NHL trade deadline 2020: Do Flames still need top-six forward after recent offensive outburst?

The Calgary Flames’ offense has been firing on all cylinders in the month of February with Monday’s matinee being the latest installment. On Family Day, Calgary trailed early in the third period 3-1 before mounting a comeback and scoring five unanswered goals — two of which capped off a first-ever hat trick by Andrew Mangiapane — to defeat the visiting Anaheim Ducks 6-4. Trade […]

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