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From Gang Members to Goalies, an Anaheim Ducks Coach Wins Trust

His experience as a behavioral consultant has helped Sudarshan Maharaj, who is tasked with molding John Gibson into the Ducks’ franchise goaltender.

Speed Is In for the Rangers, Especially Chris Kreider

Before a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday, Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault said he was heartened by the fleetness of his four forward lines and younger defensive corps.

Just Being Himself, in a Professional Women’s Hockey League

He goes by a different name and pronoun now, but Harrison Browne of the National Women’s Hockey League says coming out as a transgender man has been freeing.

Rangers 7, Sharks 4: Chris Kreider Leads Rangers Again in Win Over Sharks

Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist for the third straight game, Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists, and Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan each had two assists to lead the Rangers.

P.A. Parenteau Completes the Devils-Islanders-Rangers Hat Trick

With two games under his belt as a member of the Devils, Parenteau has become the 10th N.H.L. player to play for the three New York metropolitan area teams.

Islanders 3, Ducks 2 | Overtime: Islanders Top Ducks in Overtime for First Win of Season

Brock Nelson and the captain John Tavares had goals in regulation, and Josh Bailey scored 54 seconds into overtime as the Islanders topped visiting Anaheim.

Keeping Score: Minnows of the Sports World Nip the Titles From the Whales

Most of the titleholders in American professional sports are small-market franchises, a situation in need of correction.

Rangers 5, Islanders 3: Fresh-Faced Rangers Beat Islanders Before an Audience of Legends

Chris Kreider, a wily Rangers veteran at 25, had the go-ahead goal and an assist in the teams’ second opening-night meeting since 1972.

Boston University Won’t Celebrate Yet (the Season Just Started)

The men’s hockey team has 11 players drafted by the N.H.L., but Coach David Quinn knows how easily a sure thing can be derailed.

Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals in His First N.H.L. Game

Matthews, 19, the No. 1 selection in this year’s draft, had arguably the greatest debut in the league, scoring on his first three shots of the game.

5 Top Story Lines of the N.H.L. Season

The Oilers’ Connor McDavid and the Sharks should help keep the hockey compelling, but action off the ice, including expansion draft preparations, will draw attention as well.

N.H.L. Trades Muscle for Pumped-Up Pace

The Penguins provided further evidence last season that teams that do not stock up on players who can skate well risk being left in the trails of their opponents.

Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers Are Renewing Title Quest After Long Off-Season

Lundqvist, who led the N.H.L. in saves last season and was Sweden’s goaltender in the World Cup of Hockey, hopes the Rangers can make up for their fast exit from the playoffs.

Members of Congress Ask N.H.L. for More Concussion Information

Representatives from the Committee on Energy and Commerce want more answers from the commissioner of the N.H.L. about what the league is doing about concussions.

Amanda Kessel Is Making Up for Lost Time, in a Hurry

The hockey career of Kessel, a star college player, seemed to be over but she now appears to be in top form after recovering from postconcussion symptoms.

Former Badger Hits the Ice and the Books at His Alma Mater

A former Badgers captain and N.H.L. coach, Tony Granato was hired to replace Mike Eaves. But before he could assume the job, Granato had to agree to complete his undergraduate degree.

Player Who Sold Pills to Derek Boogaard Is Sentenced to Probation

Jordan Hart, who admitted to providing Boogaard with prescription painkillers, had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a case that has angered Boogaard’s family.

To Enhance Scoring, N.H.L. Looks to Shrink the Goalie

The league, which starts its 2016-17 season next Wednesday, is overhauling rules on the size and design of goalie equipment.

Jack Kirrane, Captain of U.S. Gold Medal Hockey Team in 1960, Dies at 86

Mr. Kirrane also played on the 1948 American Olympic team, which did not win a medal, and he had the longest span between appearances on United States Olympic hockey teams as a result.

With Devils Seeking More Offense, Taylor Hall Settles In

The Devils acquired Hall, 24, who scored 26 goals last season for the Oilers, to add more skill and panache to their offense.

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