Changing head coaches is nothing new to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. Over the past 15 seasons, New Jersey has shuffled the deck 13 times, four more than any other NHL club.
As if the Ducks didn't have enough strong options in the crease, here comes Fredrik Andersen. Granted, the Rangers aren't leading the league in goal-scoring, but 32 saves on 33 shots to pick up win No.
Forward Steve Downie is a member of the Philadelphia Flyers once more. Traded from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Maxime Talbot, Downie wasn’t all that surprised at being moved, in light of his expiring contract.
ESPN.com's NHL game of the week was played on Wednesday night, with the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins -- two teams that have a pretty strong chance of competing against one another for the right to go to the Stanley Cup Finals this spring -- skated a hard-fought 60 minutes, with Pittsburgh taking this round, 3-2.
The next couple of weeks will be huge for two young centermen, as the NHL world looks to be their oyster. Subbing into more prominent roles for injured teammates, Brandon Pirri and Nazem Kadri, of the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs, respectively, are already taking advantage of recent promotions within their own lineups.
As is the case with every Monday during the NHL season, our Craig Custance explored the hot topics from the weekend and what's coming next in the Next Question blog post.
Last week, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma made it clear that Marc-Andre Fleury still is the franchise's No. 1 goalie and will start the majority of the games in 2013-14.
A Dynamo Moscow official wants to bring Alex Ovechkin to the KHL. In case you’re wondering, Ovechkin still has eight years and $79 million remaining on his contract with the Capitals.
Washington hasn't missed the playoffs since the 2006-07 season. And, fresh off a year in which Alex Ovechkin took home the Hart Trophy and the Capitals won the Southeast Division, they would appear poised to make a nice run in 2013-14.
Don't expect any big surprises when the NHL doles out it's major awards ahead of Game 2 in Chicago on Saturday. Monitoring the travel arrangements made (or not made, in some cases) by certain players, TSN's "Insider Trading" panel rationally predicts who will be selected as rookie of the year, most outstanding defenseman, and league MVP, respectively.
It's tough to argue with the impact Alex Ovechkin has had on the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Washington Capitals seemed all but done in February, and Ovi appeared to be heading for another relatively disappointing season.
It wasn't all that long ago when the debate over the greatest hockey player in the world centered firmly on the rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.
Alex Ovechkin failed to reach the 100-point mark the past two seasons. And after netting at least 46 goals in each of his first five campaigns, he failed to even reach the 40-goal mark the past two years.
UPDATE: The trial may be over -- for the immediate future, anyway.Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports the Washington Capitals appear to be shifting Alex Ovechkin back to left wing.