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1hPierre LeBrun

Showdown - Penguins' Malkin vs. Flyers' Voracek

Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek might play with superstar centers, but they will both be in the spotlight when these in-state rivals meet.

2dSteve Fainaru

OTL: Study finds many hockey helmets unsafe

"We don't think anybody should be playing in these [hockey] helmets," said Stefan Duma of Virginia Tech, about the lowest-performing hockey helmets.

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Johnny Gaudreau named rookie of month

Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, who led all rookies with 16 points) in 15 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March.

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Rangers snap losing skid (1:06)


'SportsCenter's' Inside the NHL

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the tight wild-card race in the West, check in on the flying-under-the-radar Penguins and take a look at the goalie issues hitting the Red Wings.

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Bruins edge Panthers (0:56)


Louie Belpedio's Amazing Empty-Net Save

With his team trailing and the goalie pulled, Miami (Ohio) defenseman Louie Belpedio puts his body on the line to make an incredible save and keep his team alive.


Head Safety In Hockey

A new study finds that more than a quarter of all hockey helmets worn by players, from the NHL to youth leagues, are not recommended based on their inability to reduce concussion risk.

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ESPN.com 20th Anniversary: Top 20 Teams

ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We highlight some of the top teams that characterized greatness in sports from 1995-2015.

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5dJohn Buccigross

NCAA hockey tournament primer

The men's NCAA hockey tournament begins this weekend. Here are 50 thoughts to get you ready.

7dScott Burnside

Burnside: Oilers dealing with decade of mistakes

Tanking or trying? The Edmonton Oilers have been perhaps the most inept franchise in the league in terms of drafting and player development, and while there is a long road ahead to fix nearly a decade of mistakes, a glimmer of hope might be surfacing, writes Scott Burnside


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Bovada’s current Stanley Cup odds: Rangers 13/2, Blackhawks 7/1, Wild 8/1, Ducks 9/1, Canadiens 10/1, Blues 10/1, Lightning 10/1.

Blackhawks: Patrick Kane took part in first team practice Wednesday since clavicle injury; still not cleared for contact

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Kane: It’s one of those things you wish you could be out there tomorrow with the guys & start playing right away, but it’s not realistic.