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6:12am - Thu 04 Jun

Could the long NHL layoff lead to higher scoring playoff hockey?

By the time the Stanley Cup Playoffs start it'll likely have been more than four months between NHL games. So, will teams return closer to October form, when more goals are scored, than playoff form?
6:10am - Thu 04 Jun

Sharks' Karlsson encourages others to come forward and support Kane's comments

San Jose Sharks defenceman Erik Karlsson is showing his support for teammate Evander Kane, who spoke out last week about the need for allies in the hockey community in light of the issues of systemic racism and police brutality that have come to the forefront amid the protests over the death of George Floyd.
6:03am - Thu 04 Jun

Ryan Reaves shares his personal views and talks about the George Floyd protests

Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves joined Good Show on Wednesday to share his perspective on the George Floyd protests and diversity in hockey.
9:19pm - Tue 26 May

Bettman announces plans for return to play, 2020 draft lottery outline

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has outlined the league's plan to return with a 24-team playoff format and how the 2020 draft lottery will work.
9:18pm - Tue 26 May

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy approves activities for pro teams

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy tweeted Tuesday that as long as the NFL's New York Giants and Jets and the NHL's New Jersey Devils follow health and medical protocols, they could open training camps or even hold competition.
6:40pm - Tue 26 May

NHL to make announcement on Return to Play Plan at 1:30 PST

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT regarding the Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 NHL season. Catch the announcement on a special presentation of Tim & Sid, which will air on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet 590 The Fan and sportsnet.ca beginning at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
8:54pm - Mon 25 May

NHL releases document detailing Phase 2 protocols for return to play

The NHL released a document on Monday detailing Phase Two of its return-to-play plan as the league and its players continue to figure out if, how, and when the NHL can safely return this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
8:48pm - Mon 25 May

New York State allowing professional sports teams to resume training

Professional sports teams in the state of New York will be allowed to resume training as of today, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference Sunday.
8:44pm - Mon 25 May

Why even include the word "Normal" anymore??

What resonates most about the NHL’s return-to-sport protocol is how much effort will be required just to get six players working out inside the rink together, never mind what’s still to come.
4:33am - Tue 21 Apr

Three potential destinations for Dustin Byfuglien, if he decides to return - Sportsnet.ca

It's a mystery whether or not Dustin Byfuglien ever wants to return to the NHL, but if he does decide to come back, you can bet most of the league will be interested. Here are three teams we think could make an especially good fit.
4:31am - Tue 21 Apr

NHL Classics: Best of Seven Series for Canadian teams to air on Sportsnet - Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet is turning back the clock to relive Canada's most unforgettable best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series with NHL Classics: Best of Seven Series. Here are the full broadcast details.
3:07pm - Sat 11 Apr

Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dead at 25

The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Sask., had been in a medically-induced coma in a Toronto hospital.
1:40pm - Thu 09 Apr

Ex-Swiss goalie Florence Schelling 1st female GM in men's pro hockey | CBC Sports

Veteran Swiss women's hockey goaltender Florence Schelling has been named general manager of one of the top men's teams in her home country.
10:16pm - Mon 06 Apr

NHL considering August return without fans: report | CBC Sports

Uncertainty remains a major hurdle, but the NHL is plotting a late summer return with playoff games in empty venues to counteract the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
4:44am - Sat 28 Mar

Daly not ruling out NHL "Beach Boys".....

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is hopeful that the NHL can fit in the end of the 2019-20 regular season and playoffs during the "bigger window" this summer and play a full schedule in the 2020-21 season.
4:42am - Sat 28 Mar

McDavid ponders the possible Playoff scenario if the League returns to business this year

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has strong thoughts on the possibility of jumping straight into the playoffs if the COVID-19 pause doesn’t go on too long.
3:27pm - Thu 26 Mar

For the first time in 102 years.....

For the first time in 102 years, there will not be a showdown to determine Canada's major junior hockey champion.The 2020 Memorial Cup has been added to the list of cancelled sporting events in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Canadian Hockey League calling off the tournament and league
12:40am - Thu 26 Mar

Bauer offers to make protective medical gear instead of hockey equipment | CBC Sports

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.
7:23pm - Sat 21 Mar

Gallagher is back home in B.C. while the League is on hold

After players were told they could leave their NHL cities and go home during the season pause, Brendan Gallagher was very happy to have his mom helping him. The Montreal Canadien talked about the "bizarre" past week, how he's spending his time, and what some of his teammates are doing.
7:21pm - Sat 21 Mar

IIHF cancels 2020 World Championship

The 2020 World Hockey Championship has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the IIHF announced Saturday.
4:21pm - Wed 18 Mar

Senators player is first NHLer to test positive for coronavirus, has mild symptoms and is isolated - TheHockeyNews

An unnamed Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced. According to the Senators, the player has mild symptoms and is in isolation. The player is the first NHLer to test positive for the coronavirus.
10:34pm - Thu 12 Mar

No other options. The NHL follows suit with the other Major Leagues

Following the NBA's decision on Wednesday night, the NHL officially suspended its season on Thursday. We're in uncharted waters now and what comes next is completely unknown.
5:22am - Mon 09 Mar

Canucks' passive zone system is starting to hobble playoff hopes

Elvis Merzlikins made 26 saves in his return to action after missing four games with a concussion and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Vancouver Canucks for a 2-1 win on Sunday.
3:34am - Mon 09 Mar

Plan the parade! Red Wings win second their in a row with a victory over the Lightning

Robby Fabbri scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over Tampa Bay 5-4 on Sunday, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Lightning in the regular season.
3:31am - Mon 09 Mar

Lehner gets the win, as Vegas steals a huge 2 points in Calgary

Shea Theodore scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left to play to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-3 win over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday.
3:30pm - Sun 08 Mar

Canlan Ice Sports steps up game to help protect against COVID-19

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. has proactively stepped up precautionary measures in their hockey rinks across North America to help protect against COVID-19.
8:25am - Sat 07 Mar

Demko and MacEwen both have big games as the Canucks end their slide against the Avalanche

Zack MacEwen scored his second goal of the night late in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak and climb back into the playoff picture in the tight NHL Western Conference.
8:18am - Sat 07 Mar

Gibson leaves game due to injury, but not before securing a win over the Leafs

Carter Rowney and Adam Henrique scored, John Gibson and Ryan Miller combined to stop 30 shots and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Friday night.
8:16am - Sat 07 Mar

Jets shutout the Knights and leap-frog into a Wildcard position

Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to record his league-leading sixth shutout of the season, backstopping the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-0 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.
8:07am - Sat 07 Mar

Canadiens legend Henri Richard passes away at age 84

Henri Richard, who had a long and storied career in the National Hockey League as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, passed away on Friday. Richard was 84 years old.
8:37pm - Wed 04 Mar

NHL imposses travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus situation

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is "aware of and focused on all possibilities'' related to the new coronavirus outbreak.
8:35pm - Wed 04 Mar

The water's heating up in the Shark Tank

Evander Kane scored two goals to give the San Jose Sharks their first three-game winning streak since November with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
8:33pm - Wed 04 Mar

Show me mo' money......

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly announced Wednesday at the NHL GM Meetings that the salary cap would be between $84 - $88.2 million for the 2020-21 season.
8:32pm - Wed 04 Mar

The scoop on the atmosphere after the Canucks' latest implosion

The Vancouver Canucks suffered a very tough loss to Columbus on Sunday, so what was the mood in the room afterwards? Dan Murphy answers that and more in this week's mailbag.
8:29pm - Wed 04 Mar

Boychuk recovering after a scary skate cut to the face

New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches on his eyelid after being cut by a skate in Tuesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens, general manager Lou Lamoriello announced.
2:54pm - Tue 03 Mar

The fight over CTE continues 5 years after Steve Montador's death | CBC News

Steve Montador's dad, Paul, thinks the National Hockey League didn’t do enough to protect his son and to educate him about concussions and the possibility of developing CTE. And that's why he's continuing on with a lawsuit against the NHL originally started by Steve in the months before he died.
6:17am - Tue 03 Mar

A career night for Draisaitl helps the Oilers rout Nashville

NASHVILLE — Had the promotion been held Monday, Leon Draisaitl would have come close to making someone a millionaire. The Edmonton Oilers centre scored four goals, blowing the game open in the thir…
6:14am - Tue 03 Mar

Red hot Avs win their 9th straight on the road

Gabriel Landeskog withstood a crunching hit while making a pass that sprung Logan O'Connor for a breakaway goal in the second period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight victory.
6:32am - Sun 01 Mar

There's no substitute for experience.....

In three starts since Jacob Markstrom left the team with a meniscus injury to his knee, backup Thatcher Demko has allowed 10 goals on 93 shots and surrendered more poor ones in a week than Markstrom did the last month.
6:17am - Sun 01 Mar

Canadiens flirt with disaster, but manage to win in the end

Jeff Petry scored 52 seconds into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens earned a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
6:16am - Sun 01 Mar

Flames lose in regulation and gain no ground in tight Pacific Division race

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored on the power play and Yanni Gourde added a shorthanded goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Saturday to snap a season-long four-game losing streak.
6:13am - Sun 01 Mar

Oilers squeak by Jets and steal a big 2 points

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a big 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday in a game between a pair of injury-riddled teams hungry for playoff points.
7:46am - Sat 29 Feb

You got your new contract, now go break a leg........er, foot.

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers and will not return, according to an announcement from the team.
7:44am - Sat 29 Feb

It's home sweet home for Hart and the Flyers in Philly

Claude Giroux scored twice and Carter Hart stopped 26 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their fifth straight win, 5-2 over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
7:42am - Sat 29 Feb

Five in a row for Girard and the Avs

Samuel Girard scored a tie-breaking goal with 2:37 left in the third period and Tyson Jost scored twice as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
7:40am - Sat 29 Feb

Stalock shuts out the Jackets as Minny continues their playoff push

Alex Stalock stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this week, 5-0 on Friday night.
3:09pm - Thu 27 Feb

Jay Bouwmeester noncommittal about NHL future after cardiac episode during game | CBC Sports

St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester says he is feeling better since suffering a cardiac episode during an NHL game, but he is not ready to make a decision on his hockey future.
2:53pm - Thu 27 Feb

Seattle’s NHL team to offer free monorail transit to hockey games

As long as you have a ticket to the hockey game, your monorail fare to and from the new Seattle Center arena is covered.
5:40am - Wed 26 Feb

T for two helps the Leafs enjoy a huge win in Tampa

One game after losing to a 42-year-old emergency goaltender on home ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs found redemption on the road with a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
5:37am - Wed 26 Feb

Toffoli paying dividends as Demko continues to look at home for Canucks

Tyler Toffoli scored 1:35 into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
5:35am - Wed 26 Feb

Ovechkin chalks up another kill shot as he downs the Jets in a shootout

Alex Ovechkin scored his 701st goal and the shootout winner, and Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night for their second consecutive victory.
5:31am - Wed 26 Feb

Flames turn up the heat and burn the Bruins in Beantown

Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night.
6:58pm - Tue 25 Feb

Pundits rate the biggest rolls of the dice on deadline day

With the 2020 NHL trade deadline behind us, we break down the main winners and losers from what turned out to be a busy day of movement.
6:51pm - Tue 25 Feb

While many Pacific division teams beefed up at the deadline, the Canucks took the day off. Safe driving, or asleep at the wheel?

With the news of Jacob Markstrom's injury, newly acquired Louis Domingue is a Thatcher Demko absence away from starting for the Canucks during their most critical stretch in nearly five years.
3:01pm - Tue 25 Feb

Will pro hockey players be left out in the cold after COVID-19 outbreak shutters custom stick factory? | CBC Radio

Hockey players in the NHL may be forced out of their comfort zone on the ice thanks to a halt in production in pro-grade sticks thanks to the coronavirus outbreak in China, says sports journalist Sean Fitz-Gerald.
7:55pm - Mon 24 Feb

Flames add defensive depth and a heavy shot with Gustafsson

The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Erik Gustafsson from the Chicago Blackhawks, according to Sportsnet's Eric Francis.
6:38pm - Mon 24 Feb

Buy low, sell really high??

The natural order of things is the weekday grind leading into weekend fun. But in the case of the NHL trade deadline, this past weekend just whet our appetite for what’s to come on Monday.
6:36pm - Mon 24 Feb

Rosen and Hutchinson swap teams in 1-for-1 deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goalie Michael Hutchinson, the teams announced Monday.
6:35pm - Mon 24 Feb

Skillful Trocheck is on his way to Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark, Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen.
6:33pm - Mon 24 Feb

3 high draft pics see Jean-Gabriel Pageau traded to Islanders

The Ottawa Senators have traded centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the New York Islanders for a 2020 first-round pick and two other draft selections.
6:31pm - Mon 24 Feb

Rangers' trade-bait Kreider is going nowhere

The New York Rangers and forward Chis Kreider have come to terms on a contract extension, team president John Davidson told reporters Monday.
6:29pm - Mon 24 Feb

Oilers acquire Andreas Athanasiou from Red Wings

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings, Sportsnet can confirm.
7:56am - Sun 23 Feb

Canucks get some payback for shutout loss in Boston

Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks dispatched the Boston Bruins 9-3 on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
7:55am - Sun 23 Feb

Canadiens not giving up yet

Max Domi had a pair of goals Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0.
3:24am - Sun 23 Feb

The truth is often stranger than fiction....

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs with an emergency goalie in net. You cannot make this up.
3:21am - Sun 23 Feb

Ayres emergency goes viral in a great way

Emergency goalie David Ayres became a folk hero on social media after his performance Saturday night.
3:18am - Sun 23 Feb

Soul Sisters are making it happen on and off the ice

In conversation with Black Girl Hockey Club founder Renee Hess on the Club's transition into a non-profit organization, the importance of representation in the sports world, and creating a safe space for Black women to enjoy the game of hockey.
3:14am - Sun 23 Feb

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes eighth player to score 700 goals

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored milestone goal No. 700 on Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.