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Lineup picks, matchups, start or sit advice for Wednesday
Your essential guide to the top fantasy hockey player picks and NHL matchups for Wednesday, December 7.[read more]

793 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]

Kaplan: Jason Robertson's superstar rise, trade targets and other rumblings around NHL
Young stars have Dallas on the rise, trade chatter is starting to increase and other topics making waves almost two months into the season.[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]

NHL coaching hot seat index: Is Gerard Gallant in trouble?
We take the temperature for all 32 bench bosses, from the blazing hot to the ice cold.[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]

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]

NHL rookie rankings: Two-player race for the top spot?
Matty Beniers continues to excel for the red-hot Kraken. But can Vegas' Logan Thompson make it a race for the Calder? How do the best NHL rookies stack up?[read more]

Marner nets 2, sets Maple Leafs record in OT loss
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner set a franchise record and extended the league's longest active point streak to 19 games Saturday night with two goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.[read more]

NHL Power Rankings: Kraken surge into top 5, plus every team's nationality mix
Which team has the most Finns? Fewest North Americans? Here's the mix for all 32 clubs, plus an updated ranking as December gets rolling.[read more]