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NHL – 2017-18 Power Rankings

8:43 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN Don't get spooked, but Halloween is right around the corner. That means we're three weeks into the season, and trends are beginning to solidify. For this week's Power Rankings -- voted, as always, by...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Nolan Patrick practices, set to play after leaving previous game

Philadelphia Flyers rookie Nolan Patrick practiced Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday at Ottawa after being knocked out of Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.Patrick, the talented center who had three points this season, was checked head-first...

NHL — Big question – What is the hardest hockey rule to officiate?

3:23 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN Hockey is a remarkably fast-moving game -- and it's only getting quicker. Officiating that game in real time is no easy task."The refs are doing as good of a job as they possibly can,"...

NHL – Small-sample superstars, slobs

No matter how many times we see hot and cold streaks come and go in hockey, there is always a tendency to jump to conclusions when early-season results either exceed or fall short of our expectations.Having an eye...

Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux on the road to redemption

5:55 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN It's early in the season. Like, super early. If this were the movie "Titanic," Leonardo DiCaprio would have just won his boat ticket in that poker game and Billy Zane would simply be a...

Kevin Bieksa lands Superman punch on Radko Gudas

7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Kevin Bieska of the Anaheim Ducks dropped Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas with what might be the first recorded "Superman Punch" in NHL history on Tuesday night.After the two served unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in...

NHL — What are the league’s biggest tire fires?

What is the NHL's biggest tire fire?Greg Wyshynski: There are a collection of very worthy (unworthy?) candidates for the season's most scorching early tire fires. Some teams have struggled through significant injuries, like the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota...

Nolan Patrick fitting right in with the Philadelphia Flyers

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Nolan Patrick, a big and elite 19-year-old center from Winnipeg was the top draft choice of the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL draft in June, but he still is required to stay a little longer...

NHL — Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel rule the top 20

Among the current top 20 scorers, whom would you choose to build a team around?Greg Wyshynski: There's obviously only one answer: Connor McDavid of the Edmonton -- wait, what? He's 58th in points? What a nutty season.With McDavid...

Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise has back surgery, out 8-10 weeks

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise underwent back surgery Tuesday and will be out eight to 10 weeks, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced.The 33-year-old has practiced some but hasn't played in a game this season because of back issues....

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Serie A title race round-up: Week 36

Catch all the action from Serie A's top teams as Juventus took a big step toward the title with Napoli's misstep at Torino. Source...

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