NHL

3:30 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The continuing offensive explosion in the 2018-19 NHL season has produced an intense race for the Hart Trophy, has tightened the field for the Calder and has created a Vezina race where only a few goaltenders are head-and-shoulders above their peers’ plummeting save percentages. Here’s the NHL Awards Watch for
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11:56 AM ET The Original Six is well represented on Forbes’ latest list of the most valuable NHL teams, with the New York Rangers sitting on top. The Rangers were valued at $1.55 billion, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.45 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.3 billion), Chicago Blackhawks ($1.05 billion) and Boston Bruins ($925 million).
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12:16 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN SEA ISLAND, Ga. — The NHL will add a 32nd franchise in Seattle, the league announced Tuesday, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors. The Seattle franchise will enter the league for the 2021-22 season as a member of the Pacific Division. That will trigger a realignment that
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9:42 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Monday for his hit on the Colorado Avalanche‘s Matt Calvert over the weekend. Bertuzzi was sanctioned for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit with 7 minutes, 15 seconds left
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8:10 PM ET Greg Wyshynkski The Philadelphia Flyers want to win now, and they believe Chuck Fletcher is the general manager to make that happen. Fletcher was hired as executive vice president and general manager of the Flyers on Monday, one week after Ron Hextall was fired. “At the conclusion of a rigorous review of
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11:26 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Kempe did not play against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. He has three goals and four assists in 26 games this season. A first-round draft pick in 2014, Kempe has 21 goals and 29 assists
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9:02 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The puck came to Hershey Bears winger Riley Barber. He fired it into the Binghamton Devils’ net for a power-play goal. Immediately, teddy bears started hitting the ice, and continued to fly from fans’ hands until a new world record was set. The Teddy Bear Toss is one of the
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3:32 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be sidelined for about four weeks after undergoing a procedure on his ankle. Kovalchuk underwent an ankle bursectomy Sunday, the Kings announced. The veteran Russian forward has five goals and nine assists in 25 games since returning to the NHL
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