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Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp: Goaltending, lineup, injuries, more

But now that fall is officially set to begin on Thursday, it’s also time for training camps around the NHL to open, as we look ahead to opening night of the season on Oct. 11. To help get you ready for the next few weeks — as teams decide on which players make the roster, […]

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Fantasy hockey dynasty ranks: What will the NHL look like in 2027

Well, we know their age. We also know what kind of production they have put up in the past. But beyond those two criteria, we don’t really know a whole lot. We can certainly guess a lot. In January 2018, ESPN asked me to do the first one of these dynasty rankings. While I didn’t […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, goalie Tristan Jarry back in lineup for Game 7

The players had been listed as “game-time decisions” by coach Mike Sullivan. Crosby, who had nine points in the first five games of the series, left Game 5 after suffering an upper-body injury from a high hit delivered by Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba in the second period. New York rallied to win that game. Sources […]

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Sources: Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has concussion, misses Game 6 loss vs. New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed Friday’s Game 6 loss to the New York Rangers with a concussion, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. Given the nature of head injuries, those close to Crosby told Kaplan it’s unfair to speculate when he will return. The Rangers tied the opening round series at three games apiece. […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins bemoan mistakes after blowing another lead to New York Rangers in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a two-goal lead on home ice and, more importantly, a chance to eliminate the New York Rangers in a Game 6 loss on Friday night. “Nobody said that it was going to be easy, you know?” said defenseman Kris Letang, after his team’s 5-3 loss that extended their series to a […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins stand by ‘solid’ Louis Domingue, focusing on playing ‘better’ in Game 3 vs. New York Rangers

NEW YORK — Goalie Louis Domingue was the hero of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 1 win, stopping all 17 shots he faced after entering the game during the second overtime. But Thursday night in Game 2, there were no storybook endings — just a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers to even their Eastern […]

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Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins edge New York Rangers in overtime thriller as backup goalie Louis Domingue delivers

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin scored 5:58 into the third overtime to defeat the Rangers 4-3 on Tuesday night in a wild Game 1 of their opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series. It was a contest that featured an all-time performance by Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin and a stunning relief effort from Penguins […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Underrated defenseman picks

In an attempt to illustrate this, let’s look at fantasy points in the league since Jan. 1. Kris Letang leads all NHLers with 71.4 fantasy points since Jan. 1, so that is our pinnacle for production. What we are looking at here is production of fantasy points by other players in only the hit and […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: Top pickups for the week ahead

Evgenii Dadonov, W, Vegas Golden Knights: So this is how the Knights get Jack Eichel under the salary cap. Mark Stone is going the Nikita Kucherov route and going on long-term injury reserve to clear the space for Eichel’s Vegas debut Wednesday. If Stone has to be sacrificed to the long-term injured reserve for Eichel […]

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Fantasy hockey rankings update: How to prep for the trade deadline

The wrinkle here, however, is that unless you have a league manager that adjusted your settings, the default fantasy trade deadline in ESPN leagues is March 18. That will add an additional level of speculative moves required in order to capitalize on player movement. And you do want to try to capitalize on it. A […]

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