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Bruins, Lightning among top challengers to Capitals in East

Bruins, Lightning among top challengers to Capitals in East

It seems like no one in the Eastern Conference wants to be considered the team to beat. Taylor Hall relishes that his Devils were counted out last year before making the playoffs.
A look at NHL coaches and GM potentially on the hot seat in 2018-19

A look at NHL coaches and GM potentially on the hot seat in 2018-19

Last season marked the first time since 1966-67 that no NHL team fired its head coach during the season.
Tavares, Karlsson prove NHL players in their prime can move

Tavares, Karlsson prove NHL players in their prime can move

It's rare for a franchise player in his prime to leave an NHL team via free agency or trade. This off-season , it happened twice. Toronto signed John Tavares away from the New York Islanders to make the biggest splash in free agency.
Gaudreau scores two goals as Flames roar back to defeat Sharks 7-5

Gaudreau scores two goals as Flames roar back to defeat Sharks 7-5

CALGARY — Still eight days away from playing games that matter, Johnny Gaudreau admits it would be nice to be able to fast forward to the start of the regular season.
Rattie notches hat trick, Talbot gets shutout as Oilers silence Canucks 6-0

Rattie notches hat trick, Talbot gets shutout as Oilers silence Canucks 6-0

EDMONTON — Right wing was considered a weakness for the Edmonton Oilers heading into this season, but the trio of Ty Rattie, Jesse Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto seem to be defying that prediction in pre-season play.
Evgenii Dadonov rallies Panthers past Lightning 3-2

Evgenii Dadonov rallies Panthers past Lightning 3-2

Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the host Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Trailing 2-0 at the start of the third, Dadonov scored 2:16 in.
Not-so-new-look Wild bring 'extra hunger' for deeper run

Not-so-new-look Wild bring 'extra hunger' for deeper run

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Kings hope to get over 1st-round playoff hump with Kovalchuk

Kings hope to get over 1st-round playoff hump with Kovalchuk

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings made one significant addition during the off-season , but the question is whether it was enough to help them advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
Coyotes looking to build off strong finish in 2017-18

Coyotes looking to build off strong finish in 2017-18

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The young talent of the Arizona Coyotes had an adjustment period under new coach Rick Tocchet last season. By the time they made it around the learning curve, any thought of the playoffs had long passed.
Golden Knights out to prove last season was no fluke

Golden Knights out to prove last season was no fluke

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights stunned the league with a run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season and almost seemed to be leading a charmed existence.