1:49 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — It was one of the best days of Pavel Francouz‘s life. Francouz finalized a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche, and then made 26 saves to record his first NHL shutout in the team’s 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
9:15 PM ET Associated Press John Tonelli’s No. 27 has been raised to the rafters at Nassau Coliseum, joining some of his former teammates from the New York Islanders‘ Stanley Cup dynasty. Tonelli, known as a gritty player who worked to get the puck in the corners, became the seventh player to have his number
1:39 PM ET The Boston Bruins acquired Ondrej Kase from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for veteran David Backes, a 2020 first-round pick and prospect Axel Anderson. Kase fills a role as two-way winger for Boston, while Backes will hope to re-establish himself as an NHL presence with a new team. How did each GM
7:51 PM ET Alex Ovechkin scored in the first period of the Washington Capitals‘ home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, giving him 699 career goals. The goal snapped a five-game streak without a point (tied for the longest of his career) for the Capitals star. He last scored Feb. 4, collecting a
7:00 AM ET As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there’s some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look like the type of abstract art where paint
7:00 AM ET LAS VEGAS — On May 28, 2018, more than 4,000 Vegas Golden Knights fans flooded Toshiba Plaza, the two-acre space located directly outside T-Mobile Arena, to watch Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Rapper Lil Jon attended, in a VGK jersey. Just down Las Vegas Boulevard, the 150-foot Statue of Liberty
4:21 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10.
3:21 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings for second-round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021. Martinez, who was seen as one of the most desirable defenseman possibly available at the trade deadline, has one goal and seven assists in 41 games this season. This
7:00 AM ET COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — NHL players spend their offseasons in a variety of ways. For example, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole spent three months being unable to walk. Cole was diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement in both of his hips, a condition in which extra bone growth around the hip joint causes discomfort
5:53 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Close Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email The St. Louis Blues acquired defenseman Marco Scandella from the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday for a pair of draft picks, it was announced. The Canadiens will get a 2020 second-round pick and a