The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

The top candidates for NHL head-coaching jobs this offseason

There was this coach I heard about. He hadn’t yet served as an NHL head coach. His qualifications indicated he was ready to do so. So like a fan of a new indie band double-checking its coolness with a music snob, I reached out to an NHL team executive to ask how they felt about … Read more

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

The last few weeks of the 2021-22 NHL season have had all the drama of a foregone conclusion. The Eastern Conference playoff field has been set since, oh I don’t know, Halloween 2021. The eight playoff teams aren’t jockeying for position as much as they’re letting the chips fall where they may and hoping not … Read more

NHL Buzz: Kadri back for Avalanche against Kraken

NHL Buzz: Kadri back for Avalanche against Kraken

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. Colorado Avalanche Nazem Kadri will return to the lineup for the Avalanche against the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday after missing eight games with an upper-body injury. The forward has not played since March 31 when he had … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

NHL playoff watch standings update

7:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. As we hit the first full week of April, and the last weeks of the 2021-22 NHL season play out, two particular playoff races have been the hottest: the near-daily flip-flop of the … Read more

Rangers rally, gain in Metropolitan Division with shootout loss to Flyers

Rangers rally, gain in Metropolitan Division with shootout loss to Flyers

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers rallied in the third period with three goals, including two in 12 seconds, to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, and Igor Shesterkin made 23 … Read more

Matthews scores No. 51, Maple Leafs defeat Flyers to move up in Atlantic

Matthews scores No. 51, Maple Leafs defeat Flyers to move up in Atlantic

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. Matthews made it 3-2 at 7:41 of the third period after Mitchell Marner carried the puck behind the net and found him in the slot for a one-timer. “I … Read more