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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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Penguins GM: ‘In a perfect world,’ Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would stay in Pittsburgh

“In a perfect world, [Malkin] retires a Penguin,” Hextall said Monday. “And I think Tanger’s the same.” In a perfect world, anyway. The NHL in the salary-cap era is hardly that. Perhaps that’s why, when Hextall was asked what was missing this season from a group that let a 3-1 lead slip away in a […]

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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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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus the players under the most pressure for every team

The NHL has turned the page to this final month of the regular season. As it goes, we’ll be watching how one player from each club handles the weight of a little added expectation — good, bad or (maybe) ugly. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rates teams […]

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Evgeni Malkin, ‘a generational talent,’ scores three goals, leads Pittsburgh Penguins to 11-2 romp

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan has spent the last five months praising his team’s resilience, so the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins coach expected a “spirited” response after watching his club get pushed around by the New York Rangers on Friday night. What Sullivan got Sunday against Detroit wasn’t resilience so much as dominance — the kind that […]

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Predicting big second-half performers for all 32 NHL teams

The 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend has come and gone. Now the real work begins. Every team’s schedule is jam-packed to the finish of this regular season, and there’s no room for those who are just coming along for the ride. You already know who the superstars will be across the league. This week, we’re looking […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

Matt Boldy, W, Minnesota Wild: It’s been a particularly successful first four games for Boldy. He almost looks like the missing piece to the Wild’s offensive lineup. Slotting in with Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau at even strength, and even getting some power-play time with the first unit, he has four points in four games, […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus trendspotting every team from the past month

The NHL’s 2021-22 season continues to see some shifts in the schedule due to COVID-19 postponements, but some teams have weathered the storm a bit better than others. What is the key takeaway from each team’s play since mid-December? We break it all down here, while unveiling the latest 1-32 rankings. How we rank: A […]

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

Fox is pacing at 7.11 fantasy points per 60 minutes (FPP60), while Makar is right there at 7.10. That pace of fantasy points for a skill defenseman is not something we usually see. You have to go back to 2016-17 for the last time a defenseman that primarily puts up points through offense led the […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins lose leading scorer Jake Guentzel to upper-body injury

The team said Wednesday that the star forward is “week to week” with an upper-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan did not go into detail about how or when Guentzel was hurt. Guentzel left the ice briefly in the first period of a victory over Seattle on Monday night, though he returned and finished with two […]

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