Ovi, son team with Crosby in ‘special’ AS moment

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. SUNRISE, Fla. — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin said partnering with son Sergei and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby for an NHL All-Star skills event Friday night was a “special moment” for all three and the game of hockey. Crosby, 35, and Ovechkin,

Wyshynski: Celebrating Ryan Hartman and other NHL ‘glue guys’

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Ryan Hartman is many things to the Minnesota Wild: a physical, grinding forward; a 34-goal scorer last season; a favorite among fans, to the point where they raised money to help him pay an NHL fine; and according to his father Craig, the

Flames fans pause boos to cheer Gaudreau return

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. Johnny Gaudreau had a penalty shot and two assists and played a role in his new team forcing his old one into overtime. But his first game back in Calgary after leaving to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets in free

Blockbusters ahead? What GMs are saying about the NHL trade deadline

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. NHL general managers are inherently optimistic creatures, despite being 32 of the most jaded individuals in sports. They have to believe what they’re building will work. They have to believe that the players they acquire will fulfill expectations. Most of all, right now,

Vegas’ Lehner files for bankruptcy; $50M debt

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and his wife have filed for bankruptcy in Nevada, citing up to $50 million in debts to dozens of creditors. Source: Read Full Article

NHL Power Rankings: Every team’s point projections

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. The mathematical midpoint of the 2022-23 NHL regular season is close at hand, and some teams have already played in their 41st game. Sounds like the perfect time to take the temperature of each club against their preseason over/under point projections

NHL All-Star snubs, surprises and names to know for next year

The initial 32 players for the 2023 NHL All-Star game were announced Thursday. One player per team was selected, with the remaining 12 players coming later via fan voting. There’s no shortage of star power, but a number of talented players are notable for their absence from the lists. We

NHL fines Leafs $100K for holiday travel violation

The Toronto Maple Leafs were fined $100,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for a travel violation during the league’s holiday break. The Maple Leafs’ flight to St. Louis on Monday was in violation of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association. Teams are limited in

Letang returns to practice 10 days after stroke

PITTSBURGH — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice with his teammates Thursday, just 10 days after suffering the second stroke of his career. The 35-year-old Letang remains out indefinitely, with the club describing him as “day to day.” Letang said he felt “pretty good” after being greeted by stick

NHL Awards Watch: McDavid vs. Robertson for the Hart?

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. What a difference a month makes. Nearly every major NHL award has a new leader, according to our voters, with some runners-up from the first month of the season rocketing into front-runner status. Well, except for the Selke Trophy. That’s status quo. Welcome