Trotz: Ovechkin focused, not vengeful in Game 5
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:47:26 GMT)
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz denies that Alex Ovechkin was distracted in his return in Game 5.
Eric Staal hospitalized after collision with boards in Game 5
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:43:05 GMT)
Game 5 between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues had a frightening moment in the second period on Saturday, as Wild star Eric Staal crashed head-first into the end boards following a scoring chance against Blues goalie Jake Allen.
5 reasons why the Predators pulled off a shocking, historic sweep of the Blackhawks
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:23:59 GMT)
Blame it on the four-game losing streak Chicago carried into the postseason, blame it on a lot of old legs with mileage, blame it on whatever you want -- the Blackhawks came out flat throughout this series. Attributing postseason successes to teams and players "wanting it more" is profoundly
How to stop a superstar is biggest challenge in NHL playoffs
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:16:04 GMT)
Any time Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby goes over the boards, everyone in the arena is watching and waiting for something special to happen. From the opposing bench, tireless efforts have gone into preventing that. Nothing gets more attention in the Stanley Cup playoffs than a superstar
Fan Reaction: Panthers 2017 Schedule
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:25:33 GMT)
We asked Panthers fans to share which game they are most excited about this season:
PHT Morning Skate: The top candidates to replace Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray in Buffalo
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:18:27 GMT)
Friday's collection of links.
NHL playoff scores 2017: Thank you for the good times, Blue Jackets
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:05 GMT)
Nothing went right for the Jackets in this series after a season of things constantly going right. Cam Atkinson was good, but not great. Columbus looked unprepared for the test, even with the Penguins down a gadzillion defenseman and the hand of Sports God injuring Matt Murray during Game 1 warm-ups
Hartnett: Rangers Finally Remembered They Are All About Offense
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:29:49 GMT)
Playoff series are often won by desperate teams with aggressive mentalities. The rugged Montreal Canadiens have dictated play throughout the majority of their first-round series against the Rangers, but they left a window open when they let that mindset slip in the third period of Game 5. The Habs became
Review of the Winnipeg Jets top prospects playing for the Moose
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT)
The Manitoba Moose have several prospects who may join the big club one day, but there are three in particular who merit special attention. Not only do these three have NHL potential, they may even become impact players one day for the Winnipeg Jets. Let's take a look at their play this season, their
Pressure mounts for Caps, Leafs ahead of Game 5
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:59:35 GMT)
In a fun, fast and freewheeling series that has signaled the rise of the Toronto Maple Leafs and stirred up unpleasant memories of previous Washington Capitals playoff failures, both teams will skate into Game 5 on Friday at Verizon Center with the goal of grabbing the elusive momentum. By dint of their
NHL official sues Dennis Wideman, Calgary Flames for $10 million over collision
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:01:47 GMT)
When Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman was slapped with a 20-game suspension for his January 2016 collision with NHL linesman Don Henderson, he received the second harshest penalty ever issued by the league for contact with an official. But if Henderson gets his way, Wideman and the Flames could
Predators think they can beat anyone right now. Can you blame them?
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:30:16 GMT)
The Nashville Predators didn't just beat the Chicago Blackhawks. It wasn't even that “close” of a sweep, with Chicago only scoring goals in two periods and a 13-3 goal disparity overall. Despite it being the first time an eighth seed swept a top seed (according to Fox Sports Tennessee … what
Rangers find life in overtime, push Canadiens to the brink
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:20:34 GMT)
The New York Rangers took a 3-2 lead in their opening-round series versus the Montreal Canadiens on Mika Zibanejad's overtime winner.
Predators move on to second round after sweeping Blackhawks (Video)
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:48:32 GMT)
The Nashville Predators completed their stunning sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks with a 4-1 win in Game 4 Thursday night. Roman Josi led the way offensively with a pair of goals and Pekka Rinne was solid again in goal making 30 saves.
Blackhawks' diligence paid off in Tanner Kero's unlikely...
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:55:25 GMT)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If a college free agent has any traits that could potentially make him an NHL player, general managers normally swarm in his direction. Finding NHL talent outside the draft is like finding money on the street. There's also little risk in the case of college free agents. Teams have
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(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:46:14 GMT)
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Boudreau calls hit in final seconds on Parise 'cheap'
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:02:59 GMT)
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't a fan, especially considering the outcome was already decided, a 2-0 Wild victory to stave off elimination. "I thought it was cheap," Boudreau said. "It was cheap. They knew the game was over. There was one second left. If this was 1984 or 1978, that
Penguins notebook: Schultz in advisory position with old team
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:58:39 GMT)
Justin Schultz looked to center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton's No. 1 overall pick in 2011, for advice and friendship as he learned the nuances of pro hockey in 2012-13. In a role reversal Schultz never anticipated, he offered words of wisdom to Nugent-Hopkins and other pals still with the Oilers
Biggest fantasy question for every NHL team
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:59:49 GMT)
The Stanley Cup playoffs are still going on, but it's never too early to get a head start on your research for next fantasy hockey season. To get you started, here's a look at the biggest unresolved, fantasy-relevant question for all 30 current NHL teams. (We'll get to the Vegas Golden Knights
Kane Shows Off Skills in New Advertisement
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:49:15 GMT)
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is known for his lightning-quick hands and nose for the goal, and both of those talents are on display in a new video released this week. The video, an advertisement for Gatorade's new line of “Flow” sports drinks, shows Kane locked in a battle with the St. Louis
Puck Soup: Amanda Stein on NHL Playoffs, P.K. Subban, scary mascots (Podcast)
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:02:32 GMT)
PUCK SOUP is the hockey podcast on the Nerdist network from Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports, Uproxx and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about
Flames are back to square one in search for starting goalie
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:26:40 GMT)
Tough to imagine Brian Elliott getting a contract extension and returning next season.
Wayne Gretzky to visit Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Nashville Predators say
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:13:46 GMT)
This summer, Nashville youth hockey players might get a chance to meet "The Great One" in Antioch. Former NHL great Wayne Gretzky has promised at least one visit to the Nashville Predators' Ford Ice Center, Danny Butler, the center's general manager, said at Thursday's Metro Sports
Brian Murphy: It's still a steep climb for rejuvenated Wild
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:09:11 GMT)
Since the Wild stared down the Grim Reaper and knocked the St. Louis Blues on their heels with a Game 4 shutout, the comeback task remains daunting — even if the emotional baggage suddenly is lighter. The temporary restraining order only brought Minnesota to Game 5 on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy
No return for Krug, Carlo or McQuaid for Bruins' do-or-die Game 5
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:57:40 GMT)
BRIGHTON, Mass It looks like the Bruins wont be getting any additional defensemen help as they head into a do-or-die Game 5 vs. the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night. Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said on Thursday that he isnt expecting Adam McQuaid (upper body), Torey Krug
NHL had no choice but to condone Leon Draisaitl's spear
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:45:57 GMT)
The only reason Leon Drasaitl wasn't suspended for spearing Chris Tierney is because the NHL has refused to take this sort of thing more seriously.
Bettman says NHL not considering playoff format change
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:37:13 GMT)
The NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoff format has come under scrutiny this postseason, and rightfully so.