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Avalanche blows third-period lead to Canucks, Evan Rodrigues injured

At the Avalanche’s first practice after a loss to St. Louis last week, coach Jared Bednar responded to a question about potential injuries from that game by half-jokingly commenting that Colorado “made it through one.” The luck was short-lived. The Avalanche blew a third-period lead and lost 4-3 to Vancouver on Wednesday night, adding insult […]

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Bruins retain ex-AG to review vetting of Miller

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Boston Bruins have retained former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to conduct an independent review of their player-vetting process after they signed prospect Mitchell Miller and then parted ways with him two days later amid intense backlash. The Bruins announced on Tuesday that Lynch, of the law […]

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Predicting the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2023

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes its newest class on Monday night in Toronto with a fascinating group: Vancouver Canucks legends Daniel and Henrik Sedin, their former teammate Roberto Luongo, former Ottawa Senators great Daniel Alfredsson, Finnish women’s hockey icon Riikka Sallinen and the late Herb Carnegie, a […]

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Cale Makar scores twice in Avalanche 4-1 win over Hurricanes

Cale Makar’s 50th career goal defied physics. The 24-year-old Avalanche defenseman defies the conventions of his position, but not even he knew what he was doing with this goal, the first of Colorado’s 4-1 win against Carolina on Saturday night. It started as an off-target shot. Makar fired from just inside the blue line, lined […]

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CBJ’s Werenski likely out rest of regular season

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. An already challenging season was further amplified Friday when the Columbus Blue Jackets announced star defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season because of a separated shoulder and torn labrum. Werenski played Thursday in the Blue Jackets’ 5-2 win over […]

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Buffalo boos fuel Eichel’s revenge hat trick in win

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. BUFFALO — Jack Eichel knew what was coming. Turns out, it was his own revenge. The Golden Knights forward — and former Sabres captain — was in town to face his old squad Thursday for the second time since Buffalo traded him to Vegas last November. […]

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Bruins cut ties with prospect Miller amid criticism

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. Less than three days after signing Mitchell Miller to an entry-level contract, the Boston Bruins announced Sunday they were cutting ties with the controversial prospect. The decision to sign the 20-year-old defenseman drew intense criticism from the moment the Bruins announced it Friday. Miller was previously […]

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Avalanche vs. Blue Jackets in Finland: What we learned about Colorado

It started with a Mikko Rantanen homecoming hat trick. It ended with the Avalanche’s most convincing win of the young 2022-23 season. The Avalanche (6-4-1) swept its back-to-back with the Blue Jackets in the NHL Global Series in Finland on Friday and Saturday. Here are five things we learned from Colorado’s trip. Finnish scorers get […]

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Bettman: Bruins signee Miller ‘not eligible’ in NHL

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday the Boston Bruins did not consult the league before signing Mitchell Miller and that he would “need to see a whole bunch of things” going forward. Bettman’s comments came a day after the Bruins announced they signed Miller, a prospect […]