Please give Auston Matthews credit
Is Auston Matthews getting his due? Will we see Carrot Top in the Stanley Cup parade? Why is Brad Marchand funny? Time to catch you up on the latest and greatest stories from around the hockey world.
Are the New York Rangers doomed?
Thanks to a string of ugly first-period performances, the Rangers find themselves staring into a 1-5-2 abyss. They'll need to overcome a flawed lineup -- and resolve the giant question mark around Henrik Lundqvist's future -- to climb out of the hole.
McDavid dances around Keith to set up goal.
Connor McDavid pulls off a video game move around Duncan Keith, setting up Patrick Maroon for a goal in the first period.
Bring back the glow puck; no, I'm serious
Universally criticized as one of the worst ideas in sports history, it might actually be time to consider bringing back the infamous glow puck introduced to the game more than 20 years ago.
Rangers beat Predators 4-2
Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Vesey each had a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers snap a five-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Alex Ovechkin's overtime winner for the Capitals in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Red Wings was the 20th of his career, breaking a tie with Jaromir Jagr for most in NHL history.
Wheeler's 200th career goal is the game winner.
Blake Wheeler skates hard to the front of the net and the puck eventually trickles in to give Winnipeg the lead late against Minnesota.
Laine lights lamp with one-timer.
With Winnipeg on the power play, Blake Wheeler threads a pass through traffic to Patrik Laine who slaps in a goal.
Pavelski scores on a tip.
Justin Braun sends a shot toward the net and Joe Pavelski is out front to redirect the puck past Keith Kinkaid for a goal in the second period.
Daniel Sedin scores off his own rebound.
With the game tied 2-2, Daniel Sedin gets a pass from his brother, Henrik. Daniel's first shot is saved but he follows it up and scores the go-ahead goal.
Eichel shows off the skills on this goal.
Jack Eichel weaves the puck past Ben Hutton before scoring on a wrist shot in the first period in Buffalo's loss to Vancouver.
Grant scores twice in Ducks' rout of Habs.
Derek Grant records his first two goals of the season in Anaheim's 6-2 victory over Montreal.
Grant's first 2 NHL goals lead Ducks' 6-2 rout of Canadiens
Derek Grant scored the first two goals of his NHL career, getting the second while the Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in a 97-second span of the third period during a 6-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Sheary speeds in for game-winning goal.
Conor Sheary speeds past the Florida defense and scores on a backhander.
Crosby scores on the doorstep.
With the Penguins on the power play, Sidney Crosby calls for the puck in front of the net and scores in the third period.
Tatar scores on great redirection.
Tomas Tatar reaches out his stick to redirect Dylan Larkin's shot for a goal in the third period, his first of two goals on the night.
Wheeler scores 200th NHL goal, Jets beat Wild 4-3
Blake Wheeler scored the 200th goal of his NHL career with 6:46 left and the Winnipeg Jets held off the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Friday night.
Ovechkin's 10th goal lifts Caps to OT win.
Alex Ovechkin scores on a one-timer set up by Nicklas Backstrom to give Washington a 4-3 victory.
Conor Sheary lifts Penguins past Panthers, 4-3
Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal with 2:53 left to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Ovechkin wins it for Caps in OT, 4-3 over Red Wings
Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks' 4-2 win over Sabres
Derek Dorsett had two goals and an assist in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
Martin Jones makes 28 saves, Sharks beat Devils 3-0
Martin Jones made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th overall in the San Jose Sharks' 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Red Wings reach one-year deal with Athanasiou
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed in principle to a one-year, $1,387,500 deal with forward Andreas Athanasiou. Athanasiou scored 18 goals last season for Detroit, but the restricted free agent was still unsigned through this past preseason.
The NHL's one-game suspension for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson, for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano on Thursday, makes sense. His game misconduct occurred early enough into the first period that this becomes the de facto two-game suspension it should have been for a regretful hit. But some fans are asking why Zack Kassian of the Oilers didn't get a hearing for his brutal hit on Chicago's Ryan Hartman that night, which earned him a boarding minor. The Dept. of Player Safety looked at it, and determined it was a hit to Hartman's side rather than the numbers, as Hartman "opened up" into the hit. A penalty, for sure, but nothing suspension worthy for Kassian, which was the right call.
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?
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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