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Lightning Turn the Tables on Canadiens in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

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Lightning Make a Statement in Blowout Game 5 Win Over Islanders

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Habs’ Gutsy Team Effort Ties Up Series vs. Vegas

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Balance, Poise (and a Bit of Luck) Propel Golden Knights Past Avs

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau Proving Central to Islanders’ Identity

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Mitch Marner Lies at the Heart of Leafs’ Losing Culture

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2020-21 Cap Space

UPPER LIMIT: 81.5M | LOWER LIMIT: 60.2M
Team Roster Size Contracts Projected Cap Hit Projected Cap Space
Vegas Golden Knights 23/23 48/50 $94,154,106 $93,267,214
Montreal Canadiens 23/23 48/50 $91,070,537 $91,034,870
Tampa Bay Lightning 22/23 48/50 $89,914,949 $89,918,282
Vancouver Canucks 23/23 46/50 $86,723,159 $86,611,659
Edmonton Oilers 23/23 43/50 $86,589,801 $86,606,234
Winnipeg Jets 22/23 40/50 $86,361,312 $86,379,754
Pittsburgh Penguins 23/23 47/50 $85,791,539 $85,589,222
Dallas Stars 23/23 46/50 $85,685,406 $85,665,994
Chicago Blackhawks 21/23 46/50 $85,423,510 $85,431,509
Toronto Maple Leafs 23/23 45/50 $84,608,116 $84,394,675
Washington Capitals 22/23 46/50 $83,997,927 $83,944,348
St. Louis Blues 22/23 45/50 $83,893,849 $83,761,849
Carolina Hurricanes 22/23 48/50 $83,167,785 $83,176,748
Florida Panthers 23/23 39/50 $82,894,622 $82,670,666
Colorado Avalanche 22/23 44/50 $82,323,963 $82,276,005
Philadelphia Flyers 21/23 50/50 $82,284,715 $82,379,422
Los Angeles Kings 23/23 46/50 $81,878,796 $81,702,266
Calgary Flames 23/23 46/50 $81,277,500 $81,219,838
Boston Bruins 22/23 45/50 $79,854,841 $79,883,103
New York Islanders 23/23 47/50 $79,229,188 $80,018,634
Minnesota Wild 22/23 45/50 $79,203,086 $79,243,769
San Jose Sharks 20/23 46/50 $76,605,488 $76,380,267
Seattle Kraken 23/23 35/50 $74,606,666 $74,672,927
Arizona Coyotes 22/23 46/50 $73,615,284 $73,556,401
New Jersey Devils 23/23 43/50 $72,476,402 $72,449,425
New York Rangers 23/23 45/50 $71,890,594 $72,010,094
Anaheim Ducks 23/23 44/50 $71,257,416 $71,106,729
Columbus Blue Jackets 22/23 40/50 $71,214,138 $71,059,138
Nashville Predators 23/23 42/50 $71,130,309 $71,234,534
Ottawa Senators 22/23 45/50 $69,298,375 $69,229,069
Detroit Red Wings 23/23 43/50 $69,035,556 $68,928,823
Buffalo Sabres 23/23 45/50 $66,411,680 $66,289,350
Team Forwards Defense Goalies Injuries Todays Cap Hit
Vegas Golden Knights $32,505,000 (34.5%) $24,146,667 (25.6%) $7,325,000 (7.8%) $29,141,667 (31%) $94,154,106
Montreal Canadiens $41,188,333 (45.2%) $17,494,167 (19.2%) $3,625,000 (4%) $15,707,143 (17.2%) $91,070,537
Tampa Bay Lightning $36,837,499 (41%) $25,275,000 (28.1%) $10,400,000 (11.6%) $17,257,328 (19.2%) $89,914,949
Vancouver Canucks $39,641,667 (45.7%) $29,010,000 (33.5%) $6,500,000 (7.5%) $7,337,500 (8.5%) $86,723,159
Edmonton Oilers $45,925,000 (53%) $21,926,795 (25.3%) $5,250,000 (6.1%) $8,652,000 (10%) $86,589,801
Winnipeg Jets $46,132,857 (53.4%) $27,125,000 (31.4%) $7,666,666 (8.9%) $5,291,667 (6.1%) $86,361,312
Pittsburgh Penguins $32,786,364 (38.2%) $20,013,333 (23.3%) $4,750,000 (5.5%) $9,500,000 (11.1%) $85,791,539
Dallas Stars $47,745,000 (55.7%) $26,763,333 (31.2%) $5,333,333 (6.2%) $4,916,667 (5.7%) $85,685,406
Chicago Blackhawks $42,064,167 (49.2%) $19,950,000 (23.4%) $7,800,000 (9.1%) $5,172,629 (6.1%) $85,423,510
Toronto Maple Leafs $54,680,616 (64.6%) $20,882,500 (24.7%) $2,400,000 (2.8%) $5,445,000 (6.4%) $84,608,116
Washington Capitals $35,791,666 (42.6%) $22,991,667 (27.4%) $2,716,667 (3.2%) $20,650,000 (24.6%) $83,997,927
St. Louis Blues $46,880,000 (55.9%) $18,912,500 (22.5%) $6,795,000 (8.1%) $2,750,000 (3.3%) $83,893,849
Carolina Hurricanes $51,342,785 (61.7%) $21,275,000 (25.6%) $6,500,000 (7.8%) $4,050,000 (4.9%) $83,167,785
Florida Panthers $35,319,166 (42.6%) $20,991,667 (25.3%) $11,675,000 (14.1%) $10,291,667 (12.4%) $82,894,622
Colorado Avalanche $42,463,333 (51.6%) $19,619,167 (23.8%) $4,250,000 (5.2%) $14,250,000 (17.3%) $82,323,963
Philadelphia Flyers $42,183,333 (51.3%) $25,775,000 (31.3%) $5,979,000 (7.3%) $8,347,382 (10.1%) $82,284,715
Los Angeles Kings $38,406,625 (46.9%) $13,335,392 (16.3%) $6,658,333 (8.1%) $13,727,083 (16.8%) $81,878,796
Calgary Flames $49,377,500 (60.8%) $22,750,000 (28%) $6,750,000 (8.3%) $900,000 (1.1%) $81,277,500
Boston Bruins $45,160,834 (56.6%) $20,412,500 (25.6%) $5,925,000 (7.4%) $4,550,000 (5.7%) $79,854,841
New York Islanders $50,044,167 (63.2%) $15,319,167 (19.3%) $9,000,000 (11.4%) $0 (0%) $79,229,188
Minnesota Wild $39,392,831 (49.7%) $28,575,000 (36.1%) $4,391,667 (5.5%) $2,100,000 (2.7%) $79,203,086
San Jose Sharks $24,025,833 (31.4%) $12,139,166 (15.8%) $4,425,000 (5.8%) $1,048,822 (1.4%) $76,605,488
Seattle Kraken $36,931,666 (49.5%) $25,150,000 (33.7%) $9,400,000 (12.6%) $3,125,000 (4.2%) $74,606,666
Arizona Coyotes $40,977,500 (55.7%) $18,225,000 (24.8%) $1,667,500 (2.3%) $9,300,000 (12.6%) $73,615,284
New Jersey Devils $29,119,167 (40.2%) $28,796,666 (39.7%) $6,925,000 (9.6%) $4,475,000 (6.2%) $72,476,402
New York Rangers $41,322,024 (57.5%) $18,049,125 (25.1%) $8,091,667 (11.3%) $0 (0%) $71,890,594
Anaheim Ducks $22,433,250 (31.5%) $22,189,722 (31.1%) $7,350,000 (10.3%) $11,959,444 (16.8%) $71,257,416
Columbus Blue Jackets $33,538,362 (47.1%) $14,923,333 (21%) $6,800,000 (9.5%) $10,210,776 (14.3%) $71,214,138
Nashville Predators $40,312,976 (56.7%) $22,292,333 (31.3%) $6,250,000 (8.8%) $0 (0%) $71,130,309
Ottawa Senators $29,804,841 (43%) $21,100,000 (30.4%) $7,150,000 (10.3%) $5,806,034 (8.4%) $69,298,375
Detroit Red Wings $27,591,667 (40%) $21,663,333 (31.4%) $6,600,000 (9.6%) $5,250,000 (7.6%) $69,035,556
Buffalo Sabres $30,694,167 (46.2%) $16,836,930 (25.4%) $2,225,000 (3.4%) $15,750,000 (23.7%) $66,411,680

Player Signings

Player Cap Hit
Louis Crevier $850,833
Adam Fox $9,500,000
Morgan Rielly $7,500,000
Ben Hutton $750,000
Zach Whitecloud $2,750,000
Ross Johnston $1,100,000
Charlie McAvoy $9,500,000
Ryan Pulock $6,150,000
Brady Tkachuk $8,205,714
Colton Sceviour $750,000
Mattias Ekholm $6,250,000
Evgeny Svechnikov $750,000
Nick Suzuki $7,875,000
Parker Kelly $762,500
Cory Schneider $750,000

Team Standings

Teams GP W L OTL P
TOR 24 17 6 3 35
CGY 24 15 4 1 35
FLO 23 16 4 4 35
WSH 24 14 4 0 34
MIN 23 16 6 3 33
NYR 22 15 4 1 33
EDM 22 16 6 1 32
CAR 22 15 6 1 31
ANA 25 13 8 3 30
TBL 22 13 5 3 30
DET 24 12 9 4 27
SJS 24 13 10 3 27
STL 23 12 8 0 27
DAL 21 12 7 3 26
VGK 23 13 10 1 26

Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Previous Cap Hit
Tuukka Rask $6,500,000
Brandon Dubinsky $5,850,000
Travis Zajac $5,750,000
James Neal $5,750,000
Frans Nielsen $5,000,000
Artem Anisimov $3,000,000
Jason Demers $3,600,000
Devan Dubnyk $2,500,000
Zack Smith $3,250,000
Eric Staal $3,000,000
Erik Gustafsson $3,000,000
Alex Chiasson $2,150,000
Sami Vatanen $2,000,000
Braydon Coburn $1,600,000
Curtis McElhinney $1,300,000
Colton Sceviour $1,200,000
Jack Johnson $1,150,000

Restricted Free Agents

Player Column
Rasmus Dahlin $925,000
Kirill Kaprizov $925,000
Elias Pettersson $925,000
Brady Tkachuk $925,000
Quinn Hughes $925,000
Kailer Yamamoto $832,500
Kieffer Bellows $832,500
Robert Thomas $832,500
Nolan Patrick $874,125
Logan Brown $832,500
Otto Koivula $825,000
Dylan Coghlan $700,000
Zach Senyshyn $700,000

Recent Trades

Date Trade Details
November 4, 2021
Buffalo Sabres Acquire:
Johnny Boychuk · $6,000,000
Sum: $6,000,000
Change: +$6,000,000
Buffalo Sabres Acquire:
Alex Tuch · $4,750,000
Peyton Krebs · $863,333
2022 conditional 1st round pick* (VGK)
2023 conditional 2nd round pick** (VGK)
*Conditions: If the pick is in the top 10, Vegas will instead transfer their 2023 1st round pick to Buffalo
**Conditions: If Vegas' 1st round pick in the 2022 draft is a top 10 pick, then Vegas will transfer their 2024 2nd round pick instead.
Sum: $5,613,333
Change: -$4,386,667
New York Islanders Acquire:
Future Considerations
Sum: $0
Change: -$6,000,000
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
Jack Eichel · $10,000,000
2023 conditional 3rd round pick* (BUF)
*Conditions: If Vegas' 1st round pick in the 2022 draft is a top 10 pick, then Buffalo will transfer their 2024 3rd round pick instead.
Sum: $10,000,000
Change: +$4,386,667
October 24, 2021
Ottawa Senators Acquire:
Dylan Gambrell · $0 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0
Change: $0
San Jose Sharks Acquire:
2022 7th round pick (SJS)
Sum: $0
Change: $0
October 10, 2021
Florida Panthers Acquire:
Olli Juolevi · $750,000
Sum: $750,000
Change: $0
Vancouver Canucks Acquire:
Noah Juulsen · $0 (AHL/JR)
Juho Lammikko · $750,000
Sum: $750,000
Change: $0
September 25, 2021
Ottawa Senators Acquire:
Zachary Sanford · $2,000,000
Sum: $2,000,000
Change: +$2,000,000
St. Louis Blues Acquire:
Logan Brown · $0 (AHL/JR)
2022 conditional 4th round pick* (OTT)
*Conditions: Sens retain the 2022 4th round pick if Brown plays in 30 regular season games for the Blues in 2021-22
Sum: $0
Change: -$2,000,000
September 4, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Acquire:
2022 conditional 1st round pick* (MTL)
2024 2nd round pick (MTL)
*Conditions: The better of Montreal/Carolina's 2022 1st round pick BUT if either or both are top 10 picks then Montreal will instead transfer to Arizona the worse of Montreal/Carolina's 2022 1st round pick.
Sum: $0
Change: -$4,450,000
Montreal Canadiens Acquire:
Christian Dvorak · $4,450,000
Sum: $4,450,000
Change: +$4,450,000
July 31, 2021
Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire:
Future Considerations
Sum: $0
Change: $0
Vancouver Canucks Acquire:
Spencer Martin · $0 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0
Change: $0
July 30, 2021
Detroit Red Wings Acquire:
Mitchell Stephens · $737,500
Sum: $737,500
Change: +$737,500
Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire:
2022 6th round pick (DET)
Sum: $0
Change: -$737,500

Scoring Leaders

Alex Ovechkin

LW
15

G

18

A

33

PTS

15

+/-

Leon Draisaitl

C
14

G

14

A

28

PTS

11

+/-

Connor McDavid

C
9

G

16

A

25

PTS

2

+/-

RNK NAME POS TEAM GP G A PTS PIM +/-
1 Alex Ovechkin LW WSH 20 15 18 33 2 15
2 Leon Draisaitl C EDM 13 14 14 28 4 11
3 Troy Terry RW ANA 23 15 10 25 6 3
4 Steven Stamkos C TBL 21 11 14 25 2 2
5 Connor McDavid C EDM 13 9 16 25 2 2
6 Evgeny Kuznetsov C WSH 20 7 17 24 12 9
7 Kyle Connor LW WPJ 22 14 10 24 2 5
8 Artemi Panarin LW NYR 21 6 17 23 12 6
9 Nazem Kadri C COL 15 6 17 23 28 5
10 Jordan Kyrou C STL 23 9 14 23 2 2
11 Adam Fox D NYR 21 4 18 22 14 9
12 Victor Hedman D TBL 22 5 17 22 18 3
13 Robert Thomas C STL 23 2 20 22 10 1
14 Alex Killorn LW TBL 22 8 12 20 26 0
15 Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 23 1 19 20 6 0
16 Andrei Svechnikov RW CAR 21 8 12 20 35 9
17 John Tavares C TOR 21 10 10 20 8 1
18 Sebastian Aho C CAR 21 10 10 20 10 6
19 Chandler Stephenson C VGK 22 8 12 20 8 3
20 William Nylander RW TOR 22 8 11 19 6 1