Power Rankings: Each team's biggest worry so far
The Maple Leafs and Lightning are sitting pretty after two weeks. But the Blackhawks' defense is thin, the Penguins are giving up boatloads of goals and Boston's centers can't score. Is it too soon to panic? We took the temperature of every team.
Blues-Blackhawks still brings the hate
Although league rivalries are overhyped these days -- the crazy playoff format and fewer fights have cooled them off a bit -- as we saw Wednesday night, the heat between two Midwest teams is still high on the confrontation meter.
Drouin not intimidated by Montreal spotlight
Being a French-Canadian goal scorer on the Montreal Canadiens brings with it a level of pressure that is almost incomparable in sports. But Jonathan Drouin doesn't sound like he's too concerned about it.
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.
Kempe has first career hat trick in Kings' win over Montreal
Adrian Kempe had his first career hat trick to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
Kempe scores hat trick in 3rd period.
Adrian Kempe's first three goals of the season come in a hat trick all in the third period of the Kings' 5-1 win over the Canadiens.
Cammalleri bats puck mid-air for goal.
Michael Cammalleri hits the deflected puck in flight to put the Kings up 3-1 in the 3rd period.
Schwartz scores hat trick in win over Blackhawks.
Jaden Schwartz's hat trick was the difference in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Matthews goes through the legs for the goal.
Auston Matthews shoots straight through the legs of the defender to extend the Maple Leafs' lead to 3-1.
Kadri takes advantage of line change for first goal.
Nazem Kadri scores the first goal of the game as the Red Wings get caught on a line change to give the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead.
Jaden Schwartz has hat trick, Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2
Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Maple Leafs have 4-goal 1st, beat Red Wings 6-3
Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Should NHL adopt new playoff format?
Woody Paige and Israel Gutierrez discuss whether NHL teams should be able to pick their own opponents.
Hockey world mourns Gord Downie's death
The death of Gord Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip and a Canadian icon, was mourned in hockey locker rooms on Wednesday.
With his goal in Tuesday's win over New Jersey, Tampa Bay RW Nikita Kucherov becomes just the sixth player in the modern era (since 1943-44) to score a goal in each of his team's first seven games of a season. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Bolts' Brown outlines next steps after protest
The Lightning's J.T. Brown says he is done raising his first during the national anthem, but he did outline a series of steps that he hopes will help solve social problems.
Laine nearing Selanne-level fame in native Finland
After just one season, the scoring talents of Patrik Laine have captured the admiration of an entire nation, to the point where he's entering the stratosphere of Finland's most famous player yet.
Ranking the NHL's most indispensable players
Superstars like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin would be tough to lose, but their teams are good enough they could survive a stretch without them. Losing these indispensable players would put their clubs into a tailspin.
Blues activate Steen after hand injury
St. Louis Blues winger Alexander Steen has been activated for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks after missing six games with a hand injury.
Philly's flying start is for real
A bunch of teams -- Vegas, Jersey -- are surprising us with their early returns. But the Flyers are one team that appears to be built for the long haul and will be right there at the end of the season.
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 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.
Looking for a boost in fantasy hockey? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues to add from waivers.