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795 goals and counting: The Alex Ovechkin chase to 800 tracker
The Washington Capitals star is projected to reach the 800-goal mark this season. Follow along as he chases down this accomplishment.[read more]

Lineup picks, matchups, start or sit advice for Friday
Your essential guide to the top fantasy hockey player picks and NHL matchups for Friday, December 9.[read more]

Cassidy's Golden Knights end Bruins' record run
Reilly Smith's goal for Vegas in the fifth round of the shootout ended the Bruins' NHL record for home victories to open a season at 14 games.[read more]

Avalanche C MacKinnon likely to miss four weeks
Colorado star center Nathan MacKinnon will miss approximately four weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday night, a day after he left the Avalanche's 5-3 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia.[read more]

Wright scores first NHL goal against Canadiens
Shane Wright, passed over by Montreal with the No. 1 pick in July's draft, scored his first goal for the Kraken against the Habs on Tuesday night.[read more]

Thompson's 5 goals tie Sabres' single-game high
Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson tied a franchise record with five goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.[read more]

Letang returns to practice 10 days after stroke
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice just 10 days after suffering the second stroke of his career.[read more]

NHL Power Rankings: One word to describe each team's 2022-23 season
Two new teams enter the top five, while the Avalanche take a big tumble. Plus, we get into the whole brevity thing for all 32 clubs.[read more]

The fantasy hockey schedule hack you should be taking advantage of
Ever have too many players on one night and too few on the next? Victoria looks at the schedule to build the most efficient fantasy hockey team.[read more]

Ranking the best lines in the NHL right now
Where does Jason Robertson's trio land? What about the Devils' top group? We count down the top 20 this season.[read more]