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NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Capitals, Bruins in key Sunday showdown
All eight East Division teams take to the ice on Sunday, with the main event at high noon in Boston.[read more]

Marleau, 41, knots Howe for most games played
On Saturday night, when San Jose faced off against the Minnesota Wild, Sharks veteran forward Patrick Marleau, 41, tied Gordie Howe's record of 1,767 games played during a 5-2 loss.[read more]

U.S. women's hockey coach abruptly steps down
Assistant coach Joel Johnson will take over after Bob Corkum abruptly stepped down less than three weeks before the world championship opens in Canada.[read more]

Sabres F Okposo's season ends from puck to face
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo will miss the rest of the season after he was hit in the face by a puck during Thursday's game against the Capitals.[read more]

Sabres skating thin at goalie with Ullmark out
The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth-, fifth- and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed as week to week with a lower-body injury.[read more]

Canucks will resume play Sunday after outbreak
The Canucks will resume play Sunday for their first game since March 24 after a COVID-19 outbreak ran through the team. Vancouver will sprint to the finish, playing 19 games in 32 days.[read more]

Coyotes adding cancer victim, 9, to ring of honor
A 9-year-old girl who died of cancer -- described as having the tenacity of a hockey player -- will become the first person in NHL history who's not a former player, coach, general manager or broadcaster to be inducted into a team's ring of honor.[read more]

Avalanche put on COVID hiatus; 3 games ppd.
The Avalanche will not play until at least Thursday after a third player was placed into the NHL's COVID protocols Friday, postponing two games against the Kings and one against the Blues.[read more]

Trade-season grades for all 31 NHL teams
Which GMs aced the trade deadline? Who flunked? Who gets an incomplete? We assess all 31 here.[read more]

How the deadline deals impact fantasy hockey
Get caught up on all the moves from around the NHL trade deadline, including who to add and what situations to monitor as we head into the fantasy hockey playoffs.[read more]