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1dSteve 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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12hCraig Custance

Custance: Panel picks playoff teams in West

With help from a panel of coaches, players and executives, Craig Custance breaks down which teams will grab the final playoff spots in the West.

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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)

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ESPN.com 20th Anniversary: Top 20 Athletes

ESPN.com celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. We highlight some of the top athletes who represented the pinnacle of sports from 1995-2015.


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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4dPierre LeBrun

Gretzky breaks down Art Ross race

With seven guys within five points of the league scoring lead, who better to break down the Art Ross Trophy race than The Great One.

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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.

6dScott 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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7dPierre LeBrun

A Wild turnaround in Minnesota

The Wild were at a season low back in January, but a boost in confidence and the acquisition of Devan Dubnyk have made them real contenders in the West.


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Loui Eriksson on his 20th goal this season: "It's been awhile since I’ve been up there so it was nice, especially to score a goal and win."

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Zdeno Chara on Lucic: "He’s such a powerful guy and such a big force out there that he creates a lot of room for Spooner and Pastrnak." #BOS

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Predators pick up a point in a shootout loss to the Canucks. They’re 5 points ahead of the Blackhawks, who have 2 games in hand.