Get a load of this playoff format, NHL
Considering they were swept out of the first round by the Predators, do you think if the Blackhawks had the choice, they would have picked another opponent? One league has brought choice to its playoffs, and the mind boggles at the NHL possibilities.
Let's keep the goofy All-Star Game
Sure, the All-Star Game itself is a tired format across all sports. But where else do you get to see the game's best (non-injured) players take part in some sort of wacky competition for our entertainment?
Trade journey a roller coaster for Stepan
A new baby, a new city, a new team, a new place to call home. After getting caught in the churn that is almost inevitable in the NHL, former Ranger and new Coyote Derek Stepan reflects on what it's really like to be traded.
Is Auston Matthews ready to be the new face of the NHL?
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?
Couture scores twice in Sharks' win.
Logan Couture skates around Carey Price to score in the first period and follows it up by scoring off a rebound on the power play in San Jose's 5-2 win against Montreal.
Perron roofs game winner for Golden Knights.
With over a minute to play in overtime, David Perron skates into the zone and lifts a wrist shot past Buffalo's Chad Johnson to give Vegas a 5-4 victory.
Couture scores twice in Sharks' 5-2 victory over Canadiens
Logan Couture scored a pair of goals and the San Jose Sharks extended their dominance of the Montreal Canadiens with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights briefly remembered they are an expansion team on Tuesday night, allowing three Buffalo Sabres goals in a 9-minute, 51-second span in the third period to squander a 4-1 lead. But they wiped away the flop sweat in overtime, as David Perron sniped his second goal of the game (and the season) for the 5-4 win. In the process, Vegas became only the second team in NHL history to win five of its first six games during its inaugural season. The last team to do so? The Montreal Canadiens in 1917-18, in the first season of the NHL and 12 years after the city of Las Vegas was founded. So it's, like, been a while.
Kane sends game to OT with bat-down goal.
Evander Kane takes the puck out of the air with seconds left in the game to send the Sabres to overtime against the Golden Knights.
Teravainen scores a pair in first period.
Teuvo Terarvainen nets his first two goals of the season for the Hurricanes in a five-goal win over the Oilers.
Hamhuis' one-timer puts Stars up two.
Dan Hamhuis nets his first goal of the season with a second-period snapshot against the Coyotes.
Bishop makes 27 saves, Stars beat winless Coyotes 3-1
Radek Faksa, Dan Hamhuis and Alexander Radulov scored their first goals of the season, and the Dallas Stars held off the winless Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Teravainen's 2 goals lift Hurricanes to 5-3 win over Oilers
Teuvo Teravainen had a pair of goals and Jordan Staal a goal and three assists to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Faksa backhands rebound home for Stars.
Radek Faksa collects the rebound off Adin Hill for his first goal of the season.
Foligno draws out goalie for great goal.
Nick Foligno steals the puck near the blue line and takes the Jets for a ride on this unassisted score in the Blue Jackets 5-2 win.
Arvidsson and Josi lead charge for Preds.
Nashville nets four against Colorado, including goals from Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi.
Palmieri, Stafford help Devils top Lightning 5-4 in shootout
Kyle Palmieri scored the lone goal in a shootout, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Johnson helps Blue Jackets extend win streak to four
Jack Johnson's goal 13:54 into the second period was the eventual winner as the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to four with a commanding 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Kucherov keeps scoring streak rolling.
Nikita Kucherov rips a slap shot past Cory Schneider for his eighth goal of the season. Kucherov has scored in all seven of Tampa Bay's games this season.
Devils win in shootout on Schneider save.
Kyle Palmieri nets the go-ahead goal backed up by a blocker save from Cory Schneider on Ryan Callahan to give New Jersey the win.
Arvidsson and Josi lift Predators over Avalanche 4-1
Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Vanek scores on the break.
Thomas Vanek pads Vancouver's lead in the third period with a slap shot on the breakaway.
Crosby, Malkin lift Pens over struggling Rangers 5-4 in OT
Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Brown scores off rebound.
Morgan Rielly sends a wrister to the net that gets saved, but Connor Brown is there to put home the puck in Toronto's 2-0 win over Washington.
Boeser, Burmistrov score to lift Canucks over Senators 3-0
Brock Boeser and Alexander Burmistrov had a goal and an assist each in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
The NHL hasn't asked for any restrictions on betting Vegas Golden Knights games in Las Vegas. As ESPN's Arash Markazi details, whether people at the games are fans of the team or bettors, there shouldn't be any issues in today's modern betting world.
The most interesting player in the league, Jaromir Jagr, took the ice Wednesday night for the Calgary Flames, his sixth team in the past seven seasons. So what does it all mean? We take a look.
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