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Winnipeg sqeaks by the Flames 3-2 to even up the series

The Winnipeg Jets recovered from a gaffe and bad luck to edge the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series.

Pens' re-group and beat the Canadiens to tie the series at 1-1

Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night to tie the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.

Canucks' Ferland fined $5K, avoids suspension for spear

Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland will be fined $5,000 for his spear in Game 1 of the club's qualifying round series against Minnesota. Wild forward Luke Kunin was also issued a $1,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct for his role in the scuffle.

Canucks become the second Canadian team of the day to be shutout

Jared Spurgeon scored twice for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks to start their qualifying series Sunday.

Kadri has time on his side, and hands defending Champs last-second loss

Nazem Kadri scored a buzzer-beating power-play goal to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 comeback victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in Western Conference round-robin play Sunday night.

'Jackets shutout Leafs in Game 1

Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves in his first post-season start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday to take an early lead in their best-of-five qualifying round series.

Ekman-Larsson, Kessel help Coyotes hold off Predators in series opener

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona's three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series.

Isles top Panthers in tight 2-1 win in Game 1

Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL's return following a 4 1/2-month break.

Jets lose Game 1 and two major pieces against Flames

The Winnipeg Jets lost two important players to injury in Saturday's Game 1 against the Calgary Flames and head coach Paul Maurice said both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine will see specialists on Sunday.

Price and underdog Canadiens upset Pens in game 1 O.T. stunner

Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves, and the underdog Montreal Canadiens stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday to open their best-of-five qualifying round series as the NHL raised the curtain on the restart to its pandemic-halted season.

Matt Dumba makes speech condemning racism, kneels for U.S national anthem

Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.

Maybe they'll play better when they go on the road. Oh, wait......

Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday.

And they're back!! Aho leads Hurricanes to win over Rangers in NHL's return

Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL's opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause.

In the latest sports reaction, the Blackhawks ban headdresses from the United Centre

After announcing earlier this month that they would be keeping their current name but pledging more support to the Native American community, the Chicago Blackhawks detailed more of those plans Wednesday.

Jets make it 11 straight over the Canucks with a win in NHL exhibition play

The Winnipeg Jets, backed by the razor-sharp goaltending of Connor Hellebuyck, overcame a sloppy first period to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in exhibition play Wednesday.

Flyers knock off Penguins in OT in NHL's first exhibition action

Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary scored the first-ever NHL goal in the month of July, but his Penguins lost 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Kerfoot scores twice, Maple Leafs down Canadiens in exhibition play

Morgan Rielly had a goal and two assists, Alexander Kerfoot scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in their exhibition matchup Tuesday as the NHL's restart to its pandemic-hit 2019-20 season got into full swing.
12:40am - Fri 24 Jul
In memory of better days. "First Off The Bench" Episode 1 : Jack McIlhargey. R.I.P. Jack, we miss you already.......
10:13pm - Mon 20 Jul
The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jack McIlhargey. Jack was one of our Founding Members, and a great friend to all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to Kayrne and family. You will be missed by all Jack....
11:23pm - Wed 15 Jul

Calgary Flames 'have a lot to prove' in critical playoff run

After being "embarrassed" by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of last year's playoffs, some doubt whether or not this group can win a Stanley Cup. There's a lot on the line in 2020 for the Flames, and another early exit could lead to big change.
11:22pm - Wed 15 Jul

Hughes, Makar and Kubalik named finalists for Calder

Defencemen Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar, of the Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche, respectively, and left winger Dominik Kubalik of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the three finalists for the 2019‑20 Calder Memorial Trophy, the league announced Wednesday.
11:21pm - Wed 15 Jul

NHL unveils exhibition schedule, start times for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL has announced the schedule for 12 exhibition games and the starting times for match-ups in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
11:20pm - Wed 15 Jul

Cheaters never prosper......Lol

In their quest to make the best of this unprecedented summer training camp, the Toronto Maple Leafs inadvertently went offside.
4:07am - Mon 13 Jul

Lightning's Stamkos to be limited in camp due to new lower-body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be a limited participant in training camp but is expected to play in the playoffs after suffering a lower-body injury during Phase 2 skates.
4:06am - Mon 13 Jul

Canucks' are up against it.......

The NHL's stagnant cap of $81.5 million could remain flat for a while and exacerbates what was already going to be a serious budgeting problem for the Vancouver Canucks.