7:35 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson has been suspended for two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for “intentionally and dangerously” slamming Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Elias Pettersson to the ice in Saturday’s game. The suspension comes after Vancouver announced that Pettersson, a 19-year-old considered one of the favorites
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In today’s News & Notes, a veteran member of the Montreal Canadiens will be playing in a huge milestone game, a Pittsburgh Penguin is out long-term with an injury and the NHL has announced their Three Stars of the Week. Plekanec to Play in 1,000th NHL Game When the Montreal Canadiens take the ice Monday,
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Welcome to the first edition of Weekly Cat Nip, your Monday morning fix of Florida Panthers coverage. During the season, we’ll dive into game recaps and storylines from each week. At this point, 12 days into the season, the Panthers have played three games and none have gone exactly how they had hoped. Game 1:
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5:56 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The girlfriend of suspended Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson released a statement on Saturday saying the incident that occurred between the two in June “was not an act of domestic violence.” Watson pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor domestic assault charge. Watson initially received a 27-game suspension from
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Toronto Maple Leafs’ center Auston Matthews and defenseman Morgan Rielly hope to shake off their slow starts to the season and eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s surreal 215-point season of 1985-86. While the Leafs’ teammates have had record-breaking starts to the 2018-19 season, they know they’ll have to elevate their play if they want to truly impress
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In today’s News & Notes, Alexei Emelin turned down NHL contracts, the owner of the Vancouver Canucks wasn’t pleased about Sam Gagner being sent to the AHL and Michael Haley has entered the NHL’s Player Assistance Program. Related: NHL News & Notes: Weber, Waston & More Emelin Turned Down NHL Contracts While Emelin would sign
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With their victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, the Boston Bruins have battled their way to a 3-1-0 victory. They have outscored opponents 14-4 in their last three games. It is a sizeable feat for a team who lost their opening-night matchup against the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-0. As the Bruins
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In today’s rumor rundown, the Montreal Canadiens are playing let’s make a deal, the Canucks are not taking any shortcuts and staying status quo on the management side of things, the New York Rangers aren’t worried about Kevin Shattenkirk and one NHL insider believes Jacob Trouba might be traded next summer. Montreal Canadiens Open For
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Oct 12, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN We’re just a few games into the 2018-19 season, but there’s already been some movement in the ESPN NHL Power Rankings. Here’s our latest rundown, along with the top early health concern for all 31 teams. Note: These rankings reflect which teams our voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked
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