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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will start Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, making his return from a fractured left foot suffered last month. Without Vasilevskiy, who hasn’t played since Nov. 10, Louis Domingue has gone 11-2-0 and has won six straight games for the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning. Edward Pasquale won his only
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BOSTON — Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period, but he returned at the start of the second period and finished the game. Backes pushed Oliver Ekman-Larsson near the side of the net, and the Arizona Coyotes defenseman
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The Chicago Blackhawks fired Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6, and have gone 3-11-2 under the guidance of Jeremy Colliton. While the bitter cold of winter sets in, we offer up some optimism: What’s a reason for hope for Blackhawks fans right now? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: The hope for Blackhawks fans is in the
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Which player has been the biggest surprise in a good way this season? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: I didn’t think Max Domi was a 30-goal scorer. He’s on pace for 36 goals. I didn’t think Max Domi was a point-per-game player. He has 31 in his first 30 games of this season. In his
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7:20 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN This week, we learned that the NHL will officially welcome Seattle as its 32nd franchise, but not until 2021-22. That’s plenty of time for teams to prepare and shape their rosters for yet another expansion draft. What if the draft were this summer, though? For this week’s power rankings —
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At some point before this week is up, every NHL team will have completed at least one third of their regular season schedule. Each passing game provides us with another checkpoint of confidence in our growing data set, but we’re still at the point of the campaign where the numbers are susceptible to all sorts
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The Washington Capitals are situated atop the Metropolitan Division, which isn’t entirely surprising. What is surprising? The New York Rangers are in playoff position, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are not. We debate which of those three trends will continue, and make some creative trades to get the fast-starting Carolina Hurricanes back into the mix: The
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