2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Ex-Rangers coach John Tortorella set to run Flyers’ bench

After a last place season, Mike Yeo is out and John Tortorella is in as Philadelphia Flyers head coach, according to multiple reports. Tortorella most recently coached the Columbus Blue Jackets for six seasons before being relieved of his duties after the 2020-21 season. Tortorella coached himself into the winningest record in franchise history for … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champion, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning–Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues–Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers–Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers–Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games begin? What have we learned so far? Who … Read more

The NHL’s 2022 draft lottery explained — Everything you need to know

The NHL held its annual draft lottery Tuesday, with 16 non-playoff teams looking to move up to claim future stars. The NHL draft is scheduled for July 7-8 in Montreal. Here’s everything you need to know: What happened in the draft lottery? The Montreal Canadiens won the 2022 NHL draft lottery, and they will pick … Read more

Is Shane Wright still the No. 1 pick? What’s at stake at the NHL Draft Lottery

Shane Wright entered the 2021-22 season as the consensus No. 1 prospect for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. He was considered a true elite prospect by many scouts, a potential star No. 1 center. After being granted exceptional status to play in the OHL as a 15-year-old, he promptly scored 39 goals in 58 OHL … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Although the game Saturday between the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs won’t make much of an impact on the playoff races — the Panthers have clinched the division title as well as … Read more

Observations: Rasmus Dahlin, Victor Olofsson reach milestones in Sabres’ win | Buffalo Sabres News

PHILADELPHIA – Tage Thompson didn’t even bother to celebrate. Thompson’s done this to enough goalies this season, and the Philadelphia Flyers resisted so little, that the display of skill seemed routine. He collected a pass from Jeff Skinner, skated untouched to the slot and beat rookie goalie Felix Sandstrom with a low shot to push … Read more

Observations: Sabres’ second-period outburst grounds Flyers | Buffalo Sabres News

The Buffalo Sabers were angry at the first intermission Saturday and they sure got even. In a 2-0 hole after a sloppy opening 20 minutes, the Sabers roared back for four goals in a dominating second period. They went on to hold off the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, in KeyBank Center for their second win in … Read more

Behind the scenes at the NHL All-Star Game outdoor Vegas skills competitions

LAS VEGAS — Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski stood 35 feet away from his target, staring into the cool air. He slapped the puck with his stick and took a shot. Not at a goalie. Not even at a goal. At a large playing card: the ace of diamonds, which the puck punctured like a … Read more

NHL All-Star Skills Competition — What you need to know about every event

Ah, the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, that incomparable showcase of breathtaking hockey talent, where reputations are built and legends are made. And where better to bring the event back to life after last season’s COVID-19 layoff than the gaudy, glamorous Las Vegas Strip? Hockey in the desert is very happening. Just ask Auston Matthews — … Read more