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07/22/2019

Seattle’s New N.H.L. Team Chooses Ron Francis as G.M. The unnamed expansion team will not join the league until 2021, but the ownership group has tasked Francis, a Hall of Famer, with building the squad....
01:00, 07/19/2019

2019 N.H.L. Draft: Devils Take Jack Hughes at No. 1, and the Rangers Pick Kaapo Kakko The first pick was no surprise. Hughes, 18, has topped draft lists all year and was named the top North American prospect by N.H.L. Central Scouting....
03:16, 06/22/2019

Erik Karlsson Stays With the Sharks, Taking a Top Free Agent Off the Market San Jose re-signed one of the N.H.L.’s most dynamic defensemen to a $92 million, eight-year deal, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitmen...
22:32, 06/17/2019

Blues Beat Bruins, but Officiating Takes Center Stage at Stanley Cup Finals An official appeared to miss a penalty by a St. Louis Blues player, setting off a sequence that allowed them to score the decisive goal in a 2-1 victo...
17:16, 06/07/2019

With or Without a Stanley Cup, the Blues Will Lose Their Voice After 19 years of singing the national anthem at Blues games, Charles Glenn is retiring because his multiple sclerosis commands more of his attention....
04:16, 06/05/2019

Boston’s Latest Would-Be Champs Are Truly Boston’s The Bruins have won several championships in the 21st century, but unlike the others, a title this year would mean a duck boat parade with some hometo...
10:16, 06/03/2019

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.? The N.H.L., with a lower profile and fewer dead players than the N.F.L., has fought hard against mounting evidence of a connection between head injury...
00:16, 06/01/2019

Islanders Give Up Only One Goal to Hurricanes: The Winning One in Overtime After losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Islanders’ goalie, Robin Lehner, acknowledged that “small margins” make the difference, a theme for his t...
23:00, 05/21/2019

Clanging Metal May Haunt Islanders After Another Home Loss to Hurricanes The Islanders, who hit the post or crossbar four times in the third period, will try to overcome a 2-0 deficit as the Eastern Conference semifinal ser...
23:00, 05/21/2019

At 35, Curtis McElhinney, a Journeyman Goalie, Gets His Moment The Carolina Hurricanes are on the cusp of sweeping the Islanders behind McElhinney, who has saved 45 of 47 shots after replacing the injured starter....
23:00, 05/21/2019

In the Eastern Conference, It’s the Upstart vs. the Mainstay The Carolina Hurricanes had not made the playoffs since 2009. In the conference finals, they face a team with plenty of recent postseason experience: ...
23:00, 05/21/2019

In the Western Conference, Teams Known for Heartbreak Seek Glory The St. Louis Blues are the only “Expansion Six” team left without a Stanley Cup. The San Jose Sharks came later, but have endured similar heartbreak....
23:00, 05/21/2019

Big Question at the Hockey World Championship: Who’s No. 1 (in the Draft)? Jack Hughes of the U.S., the top-rated North American prospect, and Kaapo Kakko of Finland, the top European prospect, are under the microscope as the...
07:16, 05/21/2019

Bruins Sweep Away Hurricanes, Win 7th Straight Playoff Game With their longest playoff winning streak in nearly half a century, the Boston Bruins return to the Stanley Cup finals after winning them in 2011 and ...
07:16, 05/17/2019

2019 N.H.L. Playoffs: In the Western Conference, Teams Known for Heartbreak Seek Glory The St. Louis Blues are the only “Expansion Six” team left without a Stanley Cup. The San Jose Sharks came later, but have endured similar heartbreak....
11:32, 05/10/2019

On Pro Hockey: At 35, Curtis McElhinney, a Journeyman Goalie, Gets His Moment The Carolina Hurricanes are on the cusp of sweeping the Islanders behind McElhinney, who has saved 45 of 47 shots after replacing the injured starter....
17:32, 05/02/2019

Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1 | Carolina leads series, 2-0: Clanging Metal May Haunt Islanders After Another Home Loss to Hurricanes The Islanders, who hit the post or crossbar four times in the third period, will try to overcome a 2-0 deficit as the Eastern Conference semifinal ser...
05:16, 04/29/2019

The Lightning’s Record-Setting Season Seeks a Stanley Cup Capper Tampa Bay had a historically good regular season. But in the N.H.L., being the best regular-season team is far from a guarantee of postseason success....
19:00, 04/28/2019

N.H.L. Roundup: Auston Matthews Leads Maple Leafs Over Bruins, Giving Toronto a 2-1 Series Lead Toronto found out less than an hour before the game that Nazem Kadri had been suspended for the rest of the series for a crosscheck to the head of Jak...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Blue Jackets Knock Out the Lightning The Lightning ended up on the wrong side of N.H.L. history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons eve...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Keeping Score: Who Owns the Worst Playoff Meltdown? It Almost Has to Be the Lightning Tampa Bay had a regular season that ranked among the best ever in N.H.L. history. But this team will be remembered for a different reason after being ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Islanders Move On With a Sweep of the Penguins Jordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game and Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots as the Islanders finished off Pittsburgh with a clinical 3-1 win i...
19:00, 04/28/2019

The Sharks Went All In for a Stanley Cup. Just Don’t Tell Them That. Chasing its first Cup, San Jose added the star defenseman Erik Karlsson in the off-season and boasted as much versatility and depth as the franchise h...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Carl Hagelin Made a Habit of Knocking Off the Capitals. Now He Is One of Them. Hagelin, who has spent time on three teams this season, has been involved in eliminating Washington from the playoffs five times, three as a Ranger, t...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Sharks 5, Golden Knights 4 in OT | San Jose wins series, 4-3: A Stunning Comeback for the San Jose Sharks, Who Get 4 Goals on a Power Play The Sharks clinched a first-round playoff series victory in overtime, after trailing the Vegas Golden Knights by 3-0 midway through the third period....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Islanders Lose Game 1 in Overtime Against the Hurricanes Jordan Staal scored 4 minutes 4 seconds into overtime to give Carolina a 1-0 victory over the Islanders on Friday night in the opener of an Eastern Co...
19:00, 04/28/2019

On Pro Hockey: Islanders Give Up Only One Goal to Hurricanes: The Winning One in Overtime After losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Islanders’ goalie, Robin Lehner, acknowledged that “small margins” make the difference, a theme for his t...
19:00, 04/28/2019