NHL

7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN After a three-day sojourn, the NHL is back and so are ESPN’s Power Rankings, voted on as always by our panel of experts. Previous ranking: 1 They’re on pace for 129 points. They’ve gone a month without a regulation loss. Eighteen players have double-digit points. What else is there to
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The Canadians and Americans aren’t alone in bringing high-level talent to British Columbia for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, set to begin on Dec. 26. Here is a look at prolific playmakers from legit medal contenders Sweden, Finland, Russia and everyone’s favorite wild card, the Czech Republic. Be sure to check out our Team
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Church of Pettersson is in session, and each week, more people are joining the congregation. It’s hard to keep 20-year-old Elias Pettersson‘s rookie season with the Vancouver Canucks in perspective, especially when the dazzling Swede is playing in an all-encompassing hockey market. In October, he was named the NHL’s
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Dec 24, 2018 Jessica LenchnerESPN Christmas Day is all about making memories with family and friends, but there have also been plenty of notable Dec. 25 moments in the world of sports over the years. We take a look back at some of the greatest milestones, comebacks, matchups and victories to happen on the holiday.
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8:22 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol on Monday, the third-longest tenured coach in franchise history … wait, how is that even possible? He was hired in 2015. [Checks record book] Yikes. That is, like, a lot of head coaches right there. Anyway, the Flyers fired Hakstol on Monday
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The St. Louis Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season. St. Louis overcame an obscure illegal-equipment penalty, called against Vladimir Tarasenko for playing with the much-taller Colton Parayko’s stick in overtime, to beat the Avalanche. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract
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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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