NHL

Laviolette's timeout refocuses Rangers in OT win

New York goaltender Igor Shesterkin made 34 saves in a memorable performance, and the Rangers outlasted the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime Sunday, securing a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals with Game 4 on Tuesday night. ... Continue Reading

Shesterkin, Rangers outlast Panthers in overtime

New York goaltender Igor Shesterkin made 34 saves in a memorable performance, and the Rangers outlasted the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime on Sunday afternoon, securing a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals with Game 4 on Tuesday night. ... Continue Reading

Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, game previews for the NHL's postseason

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full results, and coverage on each team. ... Continue Reading

'So special': Pastrnak, Czechia win gold at worlds

Just more than a week after the Bruins' season ended, Boston forward David Pastrnak scored as Czechia shut out Switzerland 2-0 to win the world championship Sunday, saying after that "we've been waiting for gold for a very long time." ... Continue Reading

Kakko replaces injured Vesey in Rangers' lineup

Kaapo Kakko was back in the Rangers' lineup for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Panthers on Sunday, replacing injured winger Jimmy Vesey. ... Continue Reading

'I could see his number in the rafters': Chris Kreider establishing his place among all-time Rangers playoff greats

When the games matter most, the veteran forward has mattered most. We check in with Mark Messier, Ryan Callahan and others on Kreider's legacy. ... Continue Reading

Sweden tops Canada, wins hockey worlds bronze

Carl Grundstrom scored twice to rally Sweden to a 4-2 victory over Canada and a bronze medal at the ice hockey world championship. ... Continue Reading

Betting tips and odds for Rangers-Panthers Game 3

We offer a few betting tips for Game 3 of the 2024 Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. ... Continue Reading

Stars 'got to our game' en route to tying series

Trailing 1-0 in the Western Conference finals after an overtime loss in Game 1, Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger stopped 28 shots, leading the Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 Saturday night at American Airlines Arena. ... Continue Reading

Rangers' Vesey week-to-week after hit in Game 2

New York Rangers veteran forward Jimmy Vesey is out, and has been classified as week-to-week with an upper-body injury, coach Peter Laviolette said Saturday in advance of his club's Game 3 against the Florida Panthers on Sunday afternoon. ... Continue Reading

London rolls by shutout in Memorial Cup opener

The London Knights rolled to a 4-0 victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs to open Memorial Cup round-robin play Saturday. ... Continue Reading

Switzerland advances to world championship final

With a roster loaded with NHL talent, Switzerland prevailed in a penalty shootout on Saturday, stunning Team Canada 3-2 to set up the final against the Czech Republic at the ice hockey world championship in Prague. ... Continue Reading

Saginaw edges Moose Jaw to open Memorial Cup

Zayne Parekh had a goal and two assists as the host Saginaw Spirit opened the Memorial Cup major junior hockey championship with a 5-4 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors. ... Continue Reading

Goodrow's 'big-time' goal in OT topples Panthers

Barclay Goodrow scored at 14:01 of overtime as the Rangers beat the Panthers 2-1 in Game 2 to even the Eastern Conference finals. ... Continue Reading

Jets promote Arniel to replace Bowness as coach

The Jets have promoted assistant Scott Arniel to head coach. The former Winnipeg player replaces Rick Bowness, who retired after the season. ... Continue Reading