Jake Guentzel scored his 22nd goal 2:11 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in a result that clinched both teams' place in the playoffs.
After 96 days atop the North Division, a clinched playoff spot was never in doubt for these Maple Leafs. The time to scrutinize will come in mid-May. For now, it's okay to simply enjoy the history Toronto's "living legends" are scripting during this ride.
Starting an unprecedented 14 games in 22 nights, and just six games into their return from a COVID-19 crisis, the Vancouver Canucks’ 6-3 loss Wednesday to the Ottawa Senators sure felt like the end of something.
Alex Killorn had a power-play goal and scored into an empty net, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 7-4 on Tuesday night to clinch a playoff berth for the fourth straight season.
The Canucks lost vital ground in the NHL standings when they were beaten 2-1 Monday by the Senators. But Holtby, the veteran goalie who has emerged from the team’s COVID crisis in vintage form, was still Vancouver’s best player. And second place wasn’t close.
On Saturday, Braden Holtby outplayed the Senators’ two-man goaltending entry of Matt Murray and Marcus Hogberg, and the Canucks won 4-2 to keep the pressure on the teams they’re chasing in the NHL playoff race.
With the year it has been and the times we are in, the most surprising thing about the Canucks is not that they were crushed by the league's biggest COVID-19 outbreak, but that they’ve emerged from it with their most impressive performances of the season.
The Canadiens have lost five of their last seven games, struggled immensely to score goals and the complexities of icing their most competitive roster grew with Price’s injury. But, if you're looking for a silver lining, look no further than Primeau getting a chance he’s earned.
Roberto Luongo has been named general manager for of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2021 IIHF World Championship, with Shane Doan and Scott Salmond serving as assistant general manager for the event.
To watch Zach Hyman hit the deck and eventually hobble off the ice following a knee-on-knee collision with Alex Edler was enough to send a fright through the Toronto Maple Leafs' grand ambitions one month out from the post-season.
Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Nicolas Roy each had a goal and an assist Sunday and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 to move into a tie for first place in the West Division with the Colorado Avalanche.
The Vancouver Canucks do not know if Matthew Highmore will turn into a player who can help them. But Monday’s trade was proof the National Hockey League team is confident Adam Gaudette will never be the player they wanted him to be.
The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Timberwolves postponed games scheduled for Monday after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, a suburb adjacent to Minneapolis.
There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Vancouver Canucks when it comes to their recent COVID-19 outbreak. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Canucks had no positive case results on Wednesday night, the first day with no additional cases in several days.
Former NFL player Phillip Adams was the suspect in Wednesday's shooting that left five people dead -- including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren -- in Rock Hill, a South Carolina state official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
Message received. Response delivered. After Flames coach Darryl Sutter suggested pre-game Johnny Gaudreau lacked energy in his previous outing, the Calgary star rose to the challenge Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Sidney Crosby picked up his 13th goal of the season, Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins push Buffalo's winless streak to 15 games and counting with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Tim Peel's time as an NHL referee ended following a hot mic incident Tuesday where he talked about wanting to give Nashville a penalty. But the idea of game management and even up penalties is nothing new, so what does this incident say about its role?
The Calgary Flames' season on the brink hit a new low Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. In desperate search of a solution to their scoring woes, the only thing the Flames seem capable of finding nowadays are new ways to lose.
The hits just keep on coming for a Flames team starting to come to grips with the fact their season is on the brink. And while defensive lapses gifted Ottawa their two goals on Monday, this one was about how inept Calgary’s offence has become.
In swiping five of a possible six points on the road, the Winnipeg Jets have crept within four points of the Toronto Maple Leafs which has put the spotlight on Frederik Andersen's performance in a potential playoff preview.
Darryl Sutter’s Calgary Flames troops combined a relentless forecheck with a steady, methodical defensive structure that limited the Montreal Canadiens' chances in an old school, 2-1 win Thursday at the Saddledome.
Carl Soderberg and Alex DeBrincat scored power-play goals in the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks scored on four of their first eight shots in a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Stuck in a losing streak, facing a hot goaltender, the Maple Leafs just kept pushing. A win like the one they had Thursday, the team's front office brass would argue, is why you invest tens of millions in the difference-makers.
Jimmy Vesey scored twice to snap a long goal drought and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves in his return from injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a three-game sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a resounding 6-1 victory Wednesday.
Tonight's Raptors game against Chicago has been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. A statement from the NBA says that because of positive test results and ongoing contract tracing, the Raptors don't have the league-required eight available players.
James van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere each scored a power-play goal and Claude Giroux had three assists in his return from a COVID-19 absence to lead the Philadelphia Flyers over the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Will the Canadiens emerge next game as the team Marc Bergevin expected to see after his expensive off-season? They have to, writes Eric Engels, because if they look anything like the team that fell to the Senators on Tuesday, it won't bode well for their coach.