NHL

7:00 AM ET If there’s anything we know about NHL hiring practices, it’s that they can be predictable. Since 2005-06, there have been 171 head coaching changes in the NHL — more than the NFL, NBA or MLB. However, 101 of the 171 new hires had previous head-coaching experience, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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11:19 PM ET ESPN News Services SUNRISE, Fla. — Daniel Walcott was already excited to be in his first NHL game. He got even more excited when he got to see how his debut would happen. The Tampa Bay Lightning started three Black forwards in their regular-season finale against the Florida Panthers on Monday night,
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2:47 PM ET Rick Tocchet will not return as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Sunday. Tocchet’s contract expires on June 30, and the Coyotes will begin their search for a new head coach immediately. “After meeting with Rick, we have agreed that a coaching change is in the best interest of
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9:00 AM ET Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is becoming an investor in the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit. “I think it’s important to support women and women’s professional athletes — not just in the United States, but all over the world,” Ovechkin told ESPN. “It was also important for me to support the
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7:25 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. As expected, Saturday’s busy schedule produced a lot of progress in the standings. The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched the East Division crown, and the Toronto Maple Leafs did the same in the North Division.
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11:38 PM ET John Tortorella will not return as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a source told ESPN on Saturday night. There had been heavy speculation, in recent weeks, that Tortorella’s six-season tenure with the Blue Jackets would come to an end. He doesn’t have a contract for next season and Columbus finished in
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6:35 PM ET ESPN News Services BOSTON — Mika Zibanejad had two goals and Pavel Buchnevich had three assists, as the weary New York Rangers, short-handed after a rollercoaster week on and off the ice, outlasted the Boston Bruins, 5-4, in the season finale for the road team Saturday. K’Andre Miller, Alexis Lafreniere and Vitali
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5:48 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen was suspended for one game without pay by the NHL on Friday for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse. The incident came midway through the second period Thursday night in the Canucks’ 6-3 victory in
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12:53 PM ET The New York Rangers were walloped with a $250,000 fine by the NHL after the team called for the firing of Department of Player Safety head George Parros this week. The Rangers were incensed after the NHL opted to fine but not suspend Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson for altercations with New
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7:00 AM ET When the IIHF Women’s World Championships in Nova Scotia were abruptly canceled on April 21 — just one day before Team USA was supposed to travel to Canada — many players felt it was another case of women’s hockey being treated as an afterthought. “A lot of people have asked, do you
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8:21 PM ET The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals combined for 72 penalty minutes in the first 4 minutes, 14 seconds of their game on Wednesday night, their first meeting after Capitals forward Tom Wilson injured Rangers star Artemi Panarin earlier this week. There were six separate fights to start the game at Madison
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