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NHL — First indoor hockey game, in 1875, ended in a skirmish between players...

So, as we mark the 142nd anniversary of the first hockey game played indoors, it's refreshing to note that sometimes things really do stay the same, things like truculence and the battle over ice time.And so it was...

Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins plays on after scare of head-first crash

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby, a week after suffering a concussion that forced him to miss a game, was said to be OK and wasn't evaluated for a head injury after a hard, head-first crash into the boards that...

NHL salary cap set to rise to $75M in 2017-18

The salary cap will rise by $2 million for the 2017-18 season to an upper limit of $75 million, the NHL and its players' union announced Sunday.The lower limit is set at $55.4 million, while the adjusted midpoint...

NHL — Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel, Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele, Arizona Coyotes’ Max Domi...

Here's our weekly look at the fortunes of some of the game's brightest young stars.Buffalo's season has been a bust, but superstar-in-the-making Jack Eichel has given the Sabres reason to smile. Jeanine Leech/Icon SportswireHotJack Eichel, C, Buffalo SabresLook, the...

NHL – American players must stop skipping World Championship – Craig Custance Blog

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- USA Hockey women’s star Hilary Knight was careful not to speak for the men.“It’s a different selection process,” she explained.But when asked what benefit the women get in playing in the World Championships together in...

Pittsburgh Penguins appear to have playoff experience advantage on paper

PITTSBURGH -- With the minutes counting down before the puck is dropped Monday night at PPG Paints Arena to kick off the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators continued to size up one another....

2017 Stanley Cup finals — Predators feed off crowd for Game 3 win

1:24 AM ETPaul GrantESPN.com Close Deputy editor at ESPN.com Six years at The Sporting News Also worked at Consumer Reports, Ottawa Sun, Peterborough Examiner, Toronto Sun Author of "Baptism by Ice"NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two goals within 42 seconds...

2017 Stanley Cup finals — Nashville Predators have high expectations for next season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The day after a 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final ended the Nashville Predators' thrilling run through the 2017 playoffs, things were slowly returning to normal around...

Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks dealing with serious equipment allergy

A severe allergic reaction caused by his hockey equipment could force Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa into retirement, according to a report by Sportsnet.ca.Multiple sources emphasized the seriousness of the allergy, with one telling the website, "It's only...

Ryan O’Reilly sums up Buffalo Sabres missing the playoffs as ‘pathetic’

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly calls it "pathetic" that his underachieving Buffalo team will miss the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year."We're not a very good hockey team. We've let a lot of things go that...

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Trending International Champions Cup set Bellerin loyal to Arsenal

Nemanja Vidic chats with Alexis Nunes about this summer's ICC matches, and why it's important for Man United's global reach. Man City midfielder...

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