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7:35 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson has been suspended for two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for “intentionally and dangerously” slamming Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Elias Pettersson to the ice in Saturday’s game. The suspension comes after Vancouver announced that Pettersson, a 19-year-old considered one of the favorites
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5:56 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The girlfriend of suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson released a statement on Saturday saying the incident that occurred between the two in June “was not an act of domestic violence.” Watson pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. Watson initially received a 27-game suspension from
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Oct 12, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN We’re just a few games into the 2018-19 season, but there’s already been some movement in the ESPN NHL Power Rankings. Here’s our latest rundown, along with the top early health concern for all 31 teams. Note: These rankings reflect which teams our voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Max Pacioretty wasn’t playing in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, but he still had a game-night routine. He would flop on the couch, snacks in hand, and flip on the television early enough to catch the greatest spectacle of the postseason: the Vegas Golden Knights‘ pregame festivities. “I was 100
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As another season gets rolling for the Nashville Predators, we assess the Stanley Cup chances of the defending Presidents’ Trophy winners: Will the Predators win the West? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Can they win the West? Yes. Will they win the West? That really comes down to two external factors and one internal factor
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is sidelined with a concussion, the team said Tuesday, marking at least the third concussion the netminder has had in his four-year career. “The injury happened in practice yesterday,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “There is currently no timetable on his return.” Murray had also been run over by Canadiens forward
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is going on short-term injured reserve after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee. Thornton experienced swelling in the knee and flew back to San Jose to meet with doctors Saturday while the rest of the team headed to the East Coast for a four-game road trip. Thornton
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Sep 28, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN With the 2018-19 season fast approaching, we’re running snapshots of all 31 NHL teams, including point total projections, positional previews, best- and worst-case scenarios and more. After a flurry of offseason moves, the St. Louis Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19. How they finished
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