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CHICAGO — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is nearing a return from a lower-body injury that has sidelined him since mid-November. The two-time Stanley Cup winner practiced with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time since going on injured reserve last month. The 24-year-old has struggled this season when able to play. He is
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10:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Wysh List publishes every Friday. They talk amongst themselves, these NHL governors at their board meetings. Dinner plans. Gossip. Yachts, probably. But they also talk about the things they’d like to see happen in the NHL, even if they know they’ll be summarily voted down by the current commissioner
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SEATTLE — Wednesday’s celebration outside the building that Seattle’s new NHL team will eventually call home came with all the formality of a groundbreaking event, complete with the principals taking turns giving remarks and ceremonially shoveling dirt. It also came with a new price tag even higher than what was stated a day earlier when
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Dec 5, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The continuing offensive explosion in the 2018-19 NHL season has produced an intense race for the Hart Trophy, has tightened the field for the Calder and has created a Vezina race in which only a few goaltenders are head-and-shoulders above their peers’ plummeting save percentages. Here’s the NHL Awards Watch
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12:48 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Philadelphia Flyers want to win now, and they believe Chuck Fletcher is the general manager to make that happen. Fletcher was hired as executive vice president and general manager of the Flyers on Monday, one week after Ron Hextall was fired. “At the conclusion of a rigorous review of
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Rick Middleton, whose slick moves en route to 448 career goals earned him the nickname “Nifty,” saw his No. 16 raised to the rafters by the Boston Bruins before Thursday night’s 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Middleton, who played the final 12 of his 14 NHL seasons in Boston,
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Dec 1, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne is thinking about Miikka Kiprusoff. With career win No. 320 on Nov. 22, the Nashville Predators star passed the former Calgary Flames netminder for the most NHL victories by a goalie born in Finland. “He was a different kind of guy,” Rinne recalled, which was
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9:20 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Leveling up is always satisfying, whether it’s unlocking new options on a video game, getting the next generation of an appliance or gaining enough miles to get on the plane before everyone else. Every team in the NHL, even the terrible ones, have players who appear to have leveled up
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