Calgary Flames fire coach Geoff Ward, hire two-time Stanley Cup winner Darryl Sutter

Right after routing the Ottawa Senators, the underachieving Calgary Flames fired their coach Thursday night and brought back a familiar name. Geoff Ward is out of a job, and Darryl Sutter was named coach. According to The Athletic, he is signed for two seasons beyond this one. Sutter, 62, won Stanley

NHL debate: Should struggling Buffalo Sabres trade franchise cornerstone Jack Eichel?

As the Buffalo Sabres' slide continues, their frustration is mounting. “It sucks. It’s the worst part about hockey," defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said Sunday after back-to-back shutout losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. "We have to turn this around.” The Sabres scored two goals in their next game but lost to the New York

Capitals’ Henrik Lundqvist shares return to ice less than two months after open heart surgery

Less than two months after undergoing open heart surgery, Henrik Lundqvist is back on the ice.  The Washington Capitals goaltender, who announced in December he would miss the 2021 NHL season due to a heart condition that eventually required the surgery, posted on Instagram a clip of him stopping pucks in

Wild’s Marcus Foligno asks linesmen to break up fight as he bloodies Sharks’ Nikolai Knyzhov

Fighting is part of the NHL, but so, too, is sportsmanship. During the first period of Monday night's Minnesota-San Jose game, Wild forward Marcus Foligno and Sharks defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov got into a fight. It was the first fight for Knyzhov, who was playing in his 20th NHL game. It was

The NHL meets Lake Tahoe: How the league will pull off outdoor games on picturesque golf course

For many NHL players, their earliest hockey memories involve skating through the open air over a frozen pond or lake, freshly fallen snow on the ground. No lines, no whistles. Just nature. That romanticism, coupled with the capitalism of a professional sports league, birthed a made-for-television, groundbreaking event: two games

NHL Draft 2021: Matthew Beniers, Luke Hughes among 10 options for No. 1 overall

The 2020 NHL Draft was surrounded by uncertainty. With the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world, the when, where and how regarding the draft was put into question. However, who would go No. 1 overall was never in doubt. Alexis Lafrenière came into the season as the top pick, and that’s exactly where he went.

COVID-19 issues postpone New Jersey Devils season through at least Saturday with 10 players out

The New Jersey Devils season is on pause. With the number of Devils players on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list hitting 10, the league announced that New Jersey's games will be postponed through at least Feb. 6. The Devils were scheduled to face the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Thursday, and host the Rangers

Charlie McAvoy ready to step up as the next great Bruins defenseman

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. After Charlie McAvoy finished his sophomore finals at Boston University in 2017, he decided to become a professional hockey player. The teenager signed an amateur tryout agreement and drove to Providence, Rhode Island. “The Bruins were looking to do a model that Zach