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The 2021 NHL schedule's surprising impact on goal scoring
With so many back-to-backs on the slate, how has that altered scoring? Not the way you might have thought.[read more]

COVID delays, travel frights and frozen pizzas: The San Jose Barracuda's unforgettable road trip
Hear from players, coaches and staff of the Sharks' AHL affiliate, following a two-month saga that exemplifies the uniqueness of 2020-21.[read more]

Bruins' Coyle enters league's COVID-19 protocol
Bruins forward Charlie Coyle has been placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol, bringing the number of active players on the list to four.[read more]

NHL fines Canes' Niederreiter for hit on goalie
The Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for interfering with Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros, the maximum allowable under the CBA.[read more]

NHL Power Rankings: Key trends for all 31 teams
How high can the Panthers go? Here are updated rankings for all 31, along with an encouraging or worrying trend for each.[read more]

Preds' Ellis, Kunin on IR; Johansen on COVID list
The Nashville Predators placed defenseman Ryan Ellis and forward Luke Kunin on injured reserve with center Ryan Johansen placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.[read more]

Burke named Canadiens' new goaltending coach
The Montreal Canadiens appointed Sean Burke as their new director of goaltending following Tuesday night's 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.[read more]

Oilers forward Chiasson nets 1-game suspension
After a cross-check in Monday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs that drew the league's attention, Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson was suspended for one game.[read more]

Week 6 rankings: Goalies to target in trade
Sean Allen's rest of season rankings, and which goalies can steady the ship for their teams?[read more]

Waiver watch: Grzelcyk, Tarasenko due back soon
Victoria Matiash searches the waiver wire and finds the best available NHL players to add to your roster, including a pair of scorers set to return from injury and key dynasty league adds.[read more]