Stanley Cup Final Game 3 takeaways: Stamkos return keys lopsided Lightning victory

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

The captain was back -- and scored on his first shot in nearly seven months in Tampa Bay’s 5-2 win. Here’s what else stood out on Wednesday.


Edmonton’s Draisaitl takes Hart Trophy as MVP

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, who posted a 110-point season, was named winner of the Hart Trophy, given to the most valuable player, during the NHL’s awards show Monday night.


Kucherov sets Lightning’s playoff points record

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

Nikita Kucherov surpassed Brad Richards’ Tampa Bay franchise record for most points in a single postseason playoffs with his 28th (six goals and 22 assists).


Interim no more: Sharks name Boughner coach

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

The San Jose Sharks saw enough from Bob Boughner last season to make him the ninth head coach in franchise history.


Pain medicine led to health problems for Kesler

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

Former NHL forward Ryan Kesler is dealing with chronic digestive problems, he said in a documentary, after taking pain medications as a player.


Senators won’t re-sign longtime goalie Anderson

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Senators have told goalie Craig Anderson that they won’t re-sign him.


Khudobin pulled, vows to be ready for Game 4

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Stars coach Rick Bowness said pulling Anton Khudobin in Game 3 wasn’t necessarily for his performance, but for rest, although the goalie added that he didn’t think he need a break.


Stamkos scores in return; Game 4 status unclear

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos made his long-awaited return Wednesday and scored in the first period as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3, taking a 2-1 series lead.


Alex Pietrangelo’s savvy ’local hero’ pressure play on the Blues

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Blues’ captain is hitting free agency, and has made some tactical moves to convince St. Louis to ante up.


NHL best-case mock draft: How each team aces the first two rounds

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Forget for a minute what will happen at the 2020 NHL draft. Chris Peters instead previews what should happen, from No. 1 overall right through the end of the second round.


Top NHL draft defense prospects break down their own scouting reports

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

Jake Sanderson and Jamie Drysdale are the top defensemen in this year’s draft class. We had an anonymous scout break down their games and then let the blueliners respond.


Stanley Cup Final Game 3 takeaways: Stamkos return keys lopsided Lightning victory

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

The captain was back -- and scored on his first shot in nearly seven months in Tampa Bay’s 5-2 win. Here’s what else stood out on Wednesday.


Edmonton’s Draisaitl takes Hart Trophy as MVP

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, who posted a 110-point season, was named winner of the Hart Trophy, given to the most valuable player, during the NHL’s awards show Monday night.


Kucherov sets Lightning’s playoff points record

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

Nikita Kucherov surpassed Brad Richards’ Tampa Bay franchise record for most points in a single postseason playoffs with his 28th (six goals and 22 assists).


Interim no more: Sharks name Boughner coach

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

The San Jose Sharks saw enough from Bob Boughner last season to make him the ninth head coach in franchise history.


Pain medicine led to health problems for Kesler

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Former NHL forward Ryan Kesler is dealing with chronic digestive problems, he said in a documentary, after taking pain medications as a player.


Senators won’t re-sign longtime goalie Anderson

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Senators have told goalie Craig Anderson that they won’t re-sign him.


Khudobin pulled, vows to be ready for Game 4

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Stars coach Rick Bowness said pulling Anton Khudobin in Game 3 wasn’t necessarily for his performance, but for rest, although the goalie added that he didn’t think he need a break.


Stamkos scores in return; Game 4 status unclear

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos made his long-awaited return Wednesday and scored in the first period as the Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 in Game 3, taking a 2-1 series lead.


Alex Pietrangelo’s savvy ’local hero’ pressure play on the Blues

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:45:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Blues’ captain is hitting free agency, and has made some tactical moves to convince St. Louis to ante up.