Alex Ovechkin is back at age 38 for another season with the Washington Capitals. He needs 73 goals to break Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record of 894 that long seemed unapproachable.
A long-awaited shakeup of the Atlantic Division’s traditional pecking order might finally be approaching with young, retooled teams such as Buffalo and Ottawa finally appearing set to contend.
The Detroit Red Wings might finally have enough talent to end a seven-year postseason drought, which matches their longest in franchise history.
The Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers have one goal this season. It’s obvious. A team that played for the Stanley Cup last spring wants another shot at hockey’s biggest prize.
A New York Rangers team with championship aspirations is on its third coach in four years after Gerard Gallant was fired following two 100-point seasons.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping for a return to normalcy after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006 last spring.
Rasmus Dahlin and the Sabres aren’t running away from rising expectations in Buffalo that the team is finally ready to contend and end the team’s NHL-worst 12-season playoff drought.
The Philadelphia Flyers overhauled their front office, moved on from several veterans and are relying on young players in a rebuilding season.
Going into the second season under Lambert, the New York Islanders will again rely on the defense-first mentality.
The Columbus Blue Jackets hope to improve on a horrendous season plagued by too many injuries to key players for coach Brad Larsen to keep his job.
The Boston Bruins have won the Presidents Trophy twice in four seasons and figure to have another successful regular season.
The Stanley Cup resides in Sin City for now. The Vegas Golden Knights head into the NHL season as defending champions.
New Anaheim Ducks forward Alex Killorn will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a broken finger.
Jessica Campbell grew up wanting to play in the NHL. Now she’s finding a place for herself in hockey’s top men’s league — and it’s behind the bench.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper has made it clear that the Lightning will be without a “luxury” with goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to miss the first two months of the NHL season after undergoing back surgery.
The Minnesota Wild have signed right wings Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno to contract extensions.
The Ottawa Senators have hired Steve Staios as president of hockey operations. The retired defenseman joins the team under new owner Michael Andlauer.
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Connor Bedard played in his first preseason game with the Chicago Blackhawks, and fans of the Original Six franchise were ready.
The Golden Knights are trying to repeat as the Stanley Cup champions, emulating the Tampa Bay Lightning’s accomplishment just two seasons ago.
The Tampa Bay Lightning say goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to miss the first two months of the NHL season after undergoing back surgery.
Center Mikael Backlund has signed a two-year, $9-million extension with the Calgary Flames and has been named captain.
Nicklas Backstrom is sick and tired of talking about his surgically repaired left hip. More than a year removed from a surgery that only one previous NHL player had come back from, Washington’s Swedish center insists he’s past the injury and back to normal.
The best women’s hockey players in the world aren’t the only ones in the sport excited about the new pro league launching in January.
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Police say former NHL player Nicolas Kerdiles has died after a motorcycle crash in Nashville. He was 29.
The National Hockey League’s first preseason game in the Southern Hemisphere went ahead after officials apparently solved some issues with the quality of the ice at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
Through two days of training camp, it looks as if Nick Foligno is well on his way to becoming one of the most popular players with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Vegas Golden Knights went from hoisting the Stanley Cup, to a victory parade on the Strip, to a summer celebrating, to now getting down to the business of playing hockey again.
The sale of the Ottawa Senators is finally official. The NHL announced Thursday that the transfer of the club to a group led by Michael Andlauer has been unanimously approved by the league’s board of governors, and that the transaction has been completed.