Big question: Is skipping the Olympics the right move?
We know how NHL commissioner Gary Bettman feels about passing on Pyeongchang in 2018. But what about other folks around the league? Here's what some owners, GMs and players had to say about the gamesmanship heading into the Games.
Vermette scores winner in shootout, Ducks edge Sharks 3-2
Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
Ducks win in 9th round of shootout.
Antoine Vermette wins it for the Ducks over the Sharks in the ninth round of the shootout.
Moore wins it in OT.
John Moore finds the back of the net to put the Devils ahead of the Wild.
Ekholm nets a power-play goal.
Mattias Ekholm nets his fifth goal of the year as the Predators defeat the Jets.
Jenner and Panarin put the Blue Jackets ahead.
Boone Jenner and Artemi Panarin's goals set up the Blue Jackets' win over the Sabres.
Gaudreau nets his 10th goal.
Johnny Gaudreau scores a goal in his sixth straight game as the Flames beat the Capitals 4-1.
Ekman-Larsson puts Coyotes ahead.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson's second-period goal gives the Coyotes their fifth win of the year.
Moore gives Devils 4-3 overtime win against Wild
John Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils overcame a late letdown to cap a successful road trip with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Rinne makes 32 saves as Predators stop Jets' streak, 5-3
Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators past the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday night.
Coyotes win 4-1, stop Maple Leafs' win streak at 6 games
Antti Raanta made 26 saves and the Arizona Coyotes ended the Toronto Maple Leafs' winning streak at six games with a 4-1 victory Monday night.
Blue Jackets top Sabres 3-2 for 4th straight win.
Sergei Bobrovsky made three of his 30 saves on a power play in the final two minutes, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Gaudreau extends point streak to 10 as Flames beat Capitals
Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games and the Calgary Flames beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.
Rest-of-season fantasy hockey rankings
Sean Allen reviews players who can help in fantasy with one-category production and provides his latest top-250 rest-of-the-season rankings for fantasy hockey leagues.
Teuvo Teravainen started the week with a hat trick and closed it with a three-point game Sunday, capturing the NHL's First Star of the Week. The Second Star went to Frederik Andersen, who hasn't allowed a goal in more than 129 minutes of ice time. Nathan MacKinnon earned Third Star honors with two multipoint games, capped by an OT winner in Detroit on Sunday.
Blues' Bouwmeester set to make season debut
Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will return to the team's lineup Tuesday after being sidelined so far this season with a fractured left ankle.
Stars' Methot out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
The Dallas Stars are losing defenseman Marc Methot for four to six weeks after arthroscopic surgery, and center Martin Hanzal for three to seven days with a hand injury.
The Buffalo Sabres have dropped star center Jack Eichel (5 goals, 11 assists in 20 games) down to the third line with Zemgus Girgensons and Jason Pominville, after he spent the majority of the season skating on the top line with Evander Kane (11 goals). Eichel's season has been an inconsistent conundrum: Great at even strength offensively, leading the Sabres in primary points per 60 minutes at 2.42; disappointing defensively, with a minus-42 Corsi for/against that's second-worst among Buffalo forwards; and atrocious on the power play, where Eichel hasn't scored a goal this season on 23 shot attempts. (He has just one assist on the power play, despite a team-leading 75:38 of ice time.) Coach Phil Housley defended the demotion by saying it's not a demotion: "I don't think Eichel is being demoted. I think he's such a terrific player you can put anybody on his wings." Reality check: The last-place Sabres (5-11-4, 14 points) are a disaster, and this move puts Eichel under the microscope one year before his franchise-defining 8-year, $80-million contract extension kicks in. Let's see if this inspires him to give a complete effort in both ends, or makes him more despondent in another lost season for the 21-year-old phenom.
Chara a towering influence on young Bruins blueliners
For two decades, Zdeno Chara has been one of the NHL's most dominating and intimidating defensemen. Now Boston's 40-year-old captain is sharing his accumulated wisdom as a mentor to Charlie McAvoy, the 19-year-old rookie skating alongside him.
Why Seattle should be the NHL's next stop
Sure, Houston is in the news and ready to get the next NHL franchise, whether it's through expansion or relocation. But the Pacific Northwest makes more sense for the 32nd team for a lot of reasons.
Karlsson strikes twice for Golden Knights.
William Karlsson tallies goals eight and nine on the season as Vegas doubles up Los Angeles 4-2.
Fast finds Hayes for Rangers' first goal.
The Rangers force a turnover in the Senators' end and eventually Jesper Fast nudges the puck to Kevin Hayes who scores in New York's 3-0 shutout.
Teravainen nets a pair in Carolina's win.
Teuvo Teravainen whips two goals past Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak in the Hurricanes' 4-2 victory.
Rakell, Montour tally goals in Ducks' win.
Rickard Rakell and Brandon Montour each score from similar spots as Anaheim edges Florida 3-2.
Victoria Matiash suggests players from all 31 NHL teams who present unsustainable production and would be strong trade candidates at this point in the season.
Sidney Crosby, the greatest player of his generation, is a lock for the Hall of Fame. So's Jaromir Jagr. What about Alex Ovechkin -- or rising star Connor McDavid? We put 43 active players to the test to find out who truly has the stuff of legends.
Martin Brodeur is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2018; after that, it's up in the air
The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 has been enshrined, so Greg Wyshynski is already looking ahead. Who is most likely to get inducted next November? Martin Brodeur is a sure thing, but there's a whole lot of uncertainty after him.
At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?