Viewers guide to Lightning-Panthers matchup on ESPN+

7:05 AM ET ESPN staff ESPN’s slate of exclusive broadcasts continues on Friday with the first matchup in the Battle of Florida for 2022-23. The Florida Panthers are hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning, with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and Hulu. As an added bonus, there will be a Star Watch alternate … Read more

Ranking all 32 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys for 2022-23

The NHL’s Reverse Retro jerseys were a sensation two years ago, creating significant sales and conversation among hockey fans. Adidas felt the pressure of creating a sequel to that blockbuster with its 2022-23 season retro sweaters. “How many amazing remix combinations are out there?” said Dan Near, senior director at adidas hockey. “We spent a … Read more

2022-23 NHL Rank – Top 100 player predictions across teams

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The top 100 NHL players for the 2022-23 season are difficult to rank, given the incredible depth of talent at almost every position. To create our annual ranking of the NHL’s top 100 players, we asked an ESPN panel of more than 50 hockey experts to rate players based on … Read more

Lightning reinstates Ian Cole after NHL closes investigation

The NHL said it found no evidence to substantiate sexual misconduct allegations against Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ian Cole and considers the matter closed. Cole was immediately reinstated by the Lightning, who had suspended him with pay. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to respond to and refute the anonymous allegations made against me, which I … Read more

What to watch in Rangers-Lightning, Kings-Knights on ESPN

The 2022-23 NHL regular season has finally arrived, with an opening night doubleheader on ESPN and ESPN+. Tuesday’s action includes a rematch of the 2022 Eastern Conference finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET), and a nightcap between the Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings. Before you get … Read more

Power Rankings, X factors, predictions

After a wild offseason that included multiple superstars joining or leaving the Calgary Flames, opening night of the 2022-23 NHL season is fast approaching. ESPN will be your home for hockey, including a doubleheader Tuesday night, with Tampa Bay Lightning–New York Rangers at 7:30 ET, followed by Vegas Golden Knights–Los Angeles Kings at 10 ET. … Read more

Predictions on breakout NHL stars, Avs’ Cup chances, more

8:00 AM ET ESPN staff Opening night of the 2022-23 NHL season is on Oct. 11, with a doubleheader slated to be broadcast by ESPN: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers at 7:30 ET, followed by Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings at 10 ET. Although we’ve learned a lot about all 32 … Read more

NHL superstar roundtable – Must-see teams, summer highlights, rule changes, trade reactions

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff HENDERSON, Nev. — It was an eventful offseason for NHL players, with high-profile trades and surprising free-agent signings. Not to mention those weddings, bucket list golf outings and scooter rides along the Amalfi Coast. ESPN reporters Ryan Clark, Kristen Shilton and Greg Wyshynski caught up with over a dozen stars … Read more