The people (and things) we’re rooting for in the Stanley Cup playoffs

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:06 EDT From: ESPN.com

From Joe Thornton to Rod Brind’Amour to Bill Foley to Nassau Coliseum, here’s who (and what) makes the list for 2021.


How the pandemic widened the gender gap in hockey

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:06 EDT From: ESPN.com

From infrastructure to resources to promotion, the stage is far from even. and COVID-19 has made it even worse.


Maple Leafs secure first division title since 2000

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

With a 3-2 comeback victory over rival Montreal on Saturday night, Toronto clinched the North title, its first division crown since 2000, and kept itself in line for an 80-point season.


Tortorella out after six years as Jackets coach

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

After six seasons with the Blue Jackets, including a last-place finish this year, veteran coach John Tortorella, who did not have a contract for next season, is out in Columbus.


Ovechkin becoming investor in NWSL’s Spirit

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is becoming an investor in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit.


Tocchet won’t return after 4 seasons with Coyotes

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

Rick Tocchet will not return as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Sunday. Tocchet’s contract expires on June 30, and the Coyotes will begin their search for a new head coach immediately.


Whale become 3rd privately owned NWHL team

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

The National Women’s Hockey League approved the sale of the Connecticut Whale on Monday, making the franchise the third in the six-team league to have private owners.


Eichel: ’Disconnect’ with Sabres over neck injury

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Sabres captain Jack Eichel said Monday there has been a disconnect between him and the team since he was injured in March, and he raised questions about his long-term future in Buffalo.


Flyers offer tix, Gritty gear to get fans vaccinated

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Flyers offered free tickets and Gritty stickers and T-shirts as an incentive for fans to get vaccinated on the main concourse before Monday’s season finale against New Jersey.


Gritty fulfills a Philadelphia Flyers fan’s request by throwing a cake at her

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

One persistent Flyers fan has been trying to get the mascot to throw a sheet cake at her for 18 months. In a weekend of reflection and benevolence, Gritty granted the request.


NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Playoff, lottery seeds on the line on Monday

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:15:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

All but one of the playoff spots have been clinched, but the seeding can still change quite a bit. Here’s where every race stands Monday.


How the pandemic widened the gender gap in hockey

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:06 EDT From: ESPN.com

From infrastructure to resources to promotion, the stage is far from even. and COVID-19 has made it even worse.


It appears patience is no longer a virtue for the Rangers

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:06 EDT From: ESPN.com

The team had been building a contender the right way -- and was ahead of schedule. But apparently that wasn’t quick enough.


Maple Leafs secure first division title since 2000

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:06 EDT From: ESPN.com

With a 3-2 comeback victory over rival Montreal on Saturday night, Toronto clinched the North title, its first division crown since 2000, and kept itself in line for an 80-point season.


Tortorella out after six years as Jackets coach

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

After six seasons with the Blue Jackets, including a last-place finish this year, veteran coach John Tortorella, who did not have a contract for next season, is out in Columbus.


Ovechkin becoming investor in NWSL’s Spirit

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is becoming an investor in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit.


Tocchet won’t return after 4 seasons with Coyotes

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:05 EDT From: ESPN.com

Rick Tocchet will not return as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Sunday. Tocchet’s contract expires on June 30, and the Coyotes will begin their search for a new head coach immediately.


Whale become 3rd privately owned NWHL team

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

The National Women’s Hockey League approved the sale of the Connecticut Whale on Monday, making the franchise the third in the six-team league to have private owners.


Eichel: ’Disconnect’ with Sabres over neck injury

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:04 EDT From: ESPN.com

Sabres captain Jack Eichel said Monday there has been a disconnect between him and the team since he was injured in March, and he raised questions about his long-term future in Buffalo.


Flyers offer tix, Gritty gear to get fans vaccinated

Mon, 10 May 2021 21:00:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

The Flyers offered free tickets and Gritty stickers and T-shirts as an incentive for fans to get vaccinated on the main concourse before Monday’s season finale against New Jersey.