Although the Winnipeg Jets still have 79 games left to play, there’s plenty to glean from their first 180 minutes of regular season hockey. Here are three takeaways from the Jets’ first three games. 1: Top Line as Good as Advertised The trio of Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and Kyle Connor are off to an
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Max Pacioretty wasn’t playing in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, but he still had a game-night routine. He would flop on the couch, snacks in hand, and flip on the television early enough to catch the greatest spectacle of the postseason: the Vegas Golden Knights‘ pregame festivities. “I was 100
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In today’s News & Notes, the Penguins received some bad news on their goaltending front, the Coyotes assigned their first-round pick to the OHL and Seattle NHL has big plans for a practice facility. Related: NHL News & Notes: Thornton, Matthews, Tkachuk Murray Suffers Concussion The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that goaltender Matt Murray will
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It’s pretty tough to beat early October in the hockey world, though it gets even better this weekend as most men’s college hockey teams will be starting their seasons. The official opening of the 2018-19 men’s season was last weekend, with multiple exhibition games and nine nonconference matchups, highlighted by defending national champion Minnesota Duluth
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is sidelined with a concussion, the team said Tuesday, marking at least the third concussion the netminder has had in his four-year career. “The injury happened in practice yesterday,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “There is currently no timetable on his return.” Murray had also been run over by Canadiens forward
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As another season gets rolling for the Nashville Predators, we assess the Stanley Cup chances of the defending Presidents’ Trophy winners: Will the Predators win the West? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Can they win the West? Yes. Will they win the West? That really comes down to two external factors and one internal factor
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Nicknamed “The Nuisance” for his sandpapery, face-wash, stick-to-the-groin style of play on the ice, Dale Hunter was a difference maker for every season of his 19-year NHL career. Though he never won the Stanley Cup, he must be considered a winner regardless. Hunter did everything in his power to ensure victory for his teammates. Notice
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The puck will drop at Bell MTS Place for the first time in the 2018-19 regular season on Tuesday as the Winnipeg Jets face the Los Angeles Kings. Before that, take a quick look back at the Jets’ past seven home openers, which have run the gamut from awful to awesome. Oct. 9, 2011: First
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********** Recently, the Detroit Red Wings’ staff made the decision to send the highly-touted Filip Zadina to their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. Not so surprisingly, this move caused a ripple effect of dissatisfaction among Red Wings fans. Many claimed they had lost faith in the organization already, as they thought it was a
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It isn’t out of the ordinary for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but after a high-scoring overtime victory against the Washington Capitals and an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens on home ice, they have a laundry list of problems to solve after just two games. Last year, the Penguins surrendered 15 goals in their first
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At this rate, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Karl Alzner will never see the ice again. Alzner a Healthy Scratch Made a healthy scratch to open the season, Alzner sat from the press box, witnessing an improbable overtime loss to the Stanley Cup-favorite Toronto Maple Leafs. Granted, the Leafs haven’t been nearly as dominant as everyone expected,
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10:21 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Carolina Hurricanes have been a perennial preseason sleeper team, but after nine-straight years of missing the playoffs, they want to be Cinderella at the end of the season — and not have midnight strike in early spring. Enter new coach Rod Brind’Amour, the man tasked with bringing them there.
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