National Hockey League

North American professional ice hockey league

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The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

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The best daily action shots from the NHL.
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The Coyotes and Hurricanes are aiming to break long playoff droughts. The last time both franchises made the playoffs at the same time was 2002.
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USA TODAY Sports made 11 recommendations for things to change in spots. But readers had some of their own ideas, too.
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From Australia's Nathan Walker to Canada's Wayne Gretzky, the leading NHL scorers for each nationality.
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We need more responses like this, from both players and teams.
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Hurricanes, Lightning, Bruins, Sharks and Capitals are on a roll, but other teams are limping as the NHL playoffs approach.
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NHL investigating possible homophobic slur during Lightning-Maple Leafs game
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Tyler Johnson scores twice as NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2
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Sabres captain Jack Eichel says his two-game suspension for illegal check to head of Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg doesn't match up with rule book.
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NHL players who have been suspended during the 2018-19 season
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Matthew Tkachuk scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over Vegas that snapped the Golden..
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All the fisticuffs from this season's NHL games.
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