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Special to Yahoo Sports It never goes the way you expect it. It’s just a one-week sample size, but look at the save percentage leaders entering Wednesday’s games: Thomas Greiss – .969 Spencer Knight – .968 Jeremy Swayman – .964 John Gibson – .961 Karel Vejmelka – . 956 And the goals-against losers (we’ll exclude
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The Buffalo Sabres are undefeated and Tyler Bertuzzi is tied for the NHL’s lead in goals. Neither of these things was expected to be true at any point of the 2021-22 campaign, but here we are. The NHL is a weird place through the first seven days of the season. In addition to these oddities,
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Sharks’ Kane suspended 21 games for violating COVID-19 protocols originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sharks gained a bit of clarity Monday when the NHL announced that forward Evander Kane has been suspended 21 games for violating COVID-19 protocols. “The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been
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7:00 AM ET ESPN.com staff Tonight is the first game of the 2021-22 NHL season that will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu, and it should be a great one. We’ve got a captivating early-season matchup as reigning Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild head out west to take on John
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The first NHL broadcast on TNT was a strong follow-up to ESPN’s coverage. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The NHL has something here. One night after ESPN’s impressive return to hockey broadcasting, TNT proved that strong coverage won’t be limited to one network.  Leaning hard on its proven and unmistakable between-halfs
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8:15 AM ET The New York Islanders are going to win the 2022 Stanley Cup. “Please God, no,” wrote reader “Hockey Island,” whose Twitter profile includes an image of the team’s previous four championship banners from the 1980s. People like Mr. Island understand that my predicting the Stanley Cup winner is usually the kiss of
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If the NHL wants to attract a sports betting and fantasy audience, it has some internal issues it needs to sort out.  The league has partnerships with a number of sportsbook operators in PointsBet, BetWay, BetMGM, and Bally’s, among others, demonstrating a clear interest in diving into this market. What the NHL hasn’t done, however,
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Championship tiers, baby. The 2021-22 NHL season is upon us, so it’s time to slot teams in an inflexible position through a totally arbitrary tier system. Remember: these positions are binding, people. The standard By any other measure, the Tampa Bay Lightning had a disastrous offseason. They not only lost three incredibly important players, but
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