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Canucks are taking the long way home.
7:42am - 21 May 2021

Canucks are taking the long way home.

At the end of a chaotic season that was unimaginable when it began, the Vancouver Canucks did something sensible Thursday as they moved towards a new contract for head coach Travis Green.
Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware
7:09am - 20 May 2021

Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware

With the regular season officially over, Connor McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy and Auston Matthews has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
Kadri's number might move up another notch on the NHL's speed-dial after Faulk's K.O.
7:05am - 20 May 2021

Kadri's number might move up another notch on the NHL's speed-dial after Faulk's K.O.

Colorado Avalanche centre Nazem Kadri was given a match penalty and a game misconduct for a hit to the head of Blues defenceman Justin Faulk.
The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory
7:02am - 20 May 2021

The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets seven times on nine tries this season. But in Game 1 of their playoff series, it was unsung heroes who led the Jets past the Oilers while McDavid was kept off the scoresheet.
Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.
6:58am - 20 May 2021

Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.

Multiple players on the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights have been cleared to play in their teams' next games after their latest COVID-19 tests returned negative results.
Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller
6:51am - 20 May 2021

Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller

Craig Smith scored 5:48 into the second overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and a 2-1 lead in their East Division first-round playoff series.
Tocchet is in consideration by both the NYR and Seattle
4:04am - 19 May 2021

Tocchet is in consideration by both the NYR and Seattle

Former Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet will be interviewed by the New York Rangers and Seattle Kraken for their vacant head coach positions, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Pens' finish off a close one, with a 2-1 win over the Isles
4:01am - 19 May 2021

Pens' finish off a close one, with a 2-1 win over the Isles

Tristan Jarry bounced back from a shaky performance to stop 39 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders with a taut 2-1 victory on Tuesday night.
Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1
5:44am - 17 May 2021

Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1

Brayden Point scored two late goals, including the game-winner with 1:14 left in the third period, to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.
The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener
5:42am - 17 May 2021

The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener

Joel Eriksson Ek's goal at 3:20 of overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.
The Isles take Game 1 in a back and forth battle with the Pens
5:39am - 17 May 2021

The Isles take Game 1 in a back and forth battle with the Pens

Kyle Palmieri's second goal of the game 16:30 into overtime lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.
Canucks beat the Oil, but their future in still in limbo
6:48am - 16 May 2021

Canucks beat the Oil, but their future in still in limbo

Former Canuck Geoff Courtnall has been approached by ownership for counsel about the direction of management for next season and beyond. It’s unclear what Courtnall’s role would be, but much more than losing games has contributed to the crisis in consumer confidence that seems to be developing in Vancouver.
Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston
6:43am - 16 May 2021

Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston

Nic Dowd deflected in T.J. Oshie's shot from the blue line 4:41 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.
Here are the pundits' picks for the Post Season
8:30pm - 15 May 2021

Here are the pundits' picks for the Post Season

With the Stanley Cup Playoffs upon us, a panel of Sportsnet Insiders picks their first round winners, semifinalists, Cup champion and Conn Smythe winner.
Everyone is gearing up for a memorable Playoff run
8:29pm - 15 May 2021

Everyone is gearing up for a memorable Playoff run

There’s something special about the arrival of the Stanley Cup Playoffs every spring but it’s bound to hit differently this time around. Watch Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins tonight on Hockey Night in Canada. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet, CBC and SN Now.
Questions of the Leafs' internal fortitude will be answered after Round 1
8:28pm - 15 May 2021

Questions of the Leafs' internal fortitude will be answered after Round 1

A dive into the Maple Leafs' greatest weakness | Which Toronto forwards will sit out Game 1 | Justin Bieber honours happy Doug Gilmour | Nick Foligno on John Tortorella's future | Playoff predictions + 7 more NHL goodies...
Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes
6:18am - 09 May 2021

Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes

Luke Kunin scored twice, Juuse Saros made 21 saves and Nashville beat the Carolina to secure the Central Division's fourth and final playoff berth.
McDavid hits milestone 100 pts, but he's not done yet.
6:16am - 09 May 2021

McDavid hits milestone 100 pts, but he's not done yet.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has reached the 100 point plateau in just 53 games with four assists against the Vancouver Canucks. The 24-year-old became the ninth player in NHL history -- and the first in his own lifetime -- to reach the century-point mark in 53 games or less, according to NHL statisticians.
Another positive step for Sens as Stutzle nothces his first NHL hat trick
6:14am - 09 May 2021

Another positive step for Sens as Stutzle nothces his first NHL hat trick

Rookie Tim Stutzle notched his first NHL hat trick to lead the surging Ottawa Senators past the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Saturday night.
Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division
6:11am - 09 May 2021

Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division

The short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Saturday night to guarantee they'll open the playoffs at home. Failing to win in regulation gave the East Division title to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.
End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"
6:09am - 09 May 2021

End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"

John Tortorella has reportedly informed the Columbus Blue Jackets that he will not be returning to the team next season, ending the most successful stretch in franchise history.
Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100
5:11am - 07 May 2021

Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100

Whatever happens beyond this season, Mikko Koskinen will forever be a chapter in the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending history book.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will cost you money.
5:07am - 07 May 2021

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will cost you money.

The NHL has fined the New York Rangers $250,000 for public comments criticizing George Parros and the league's department of player safety.
Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres
5:06am - 07 May 2021

Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres

Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night.
Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou
4:41am - 06 May 2021

Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou

Haydn Fleury scored the shootout winner after also connecting in regulation in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win
4:39am - 06 May 2021

Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win

Alex Pietrangelo scored at 1:53 of overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 victory after another late rally by the Minnesota Wild.
That should read John Davidson, but hey it's only small news right SN?
4:36am - 06 May 2021

That should read John Davidson, but hey it's only small news right SN?

Elliotte Friedman and David Amber discuss the shocking firing of New York Rangers president Jeff Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton, and the notable timing of it on the heels of the controversy surrounding Tom Wilson.
Oshie leads the Caps and scores 3 after losing his father earlier in the week
4:31am - 06 May 2021

Oshie leads the Caps and scores 3 after losing his father earlier in the week

T.J. Oshie had a hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the depleted New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled game Wednesday night.
Caps' Wilson doesn't last long in the rematch
4:24am - 06 May 2021

Caps' Wilson doesn't last long in the rematch

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Pens dominate the Flyers 7-3, and put themselves back in first place
5:58am - 05 May 2021

Pens dominate the Flyers 7-3, and put themselves back in first place

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins regained first place in the East Division with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
All the Sabres needed to right the ship was a little Doogie Houser and Bjork
5:55am - 05 May 2021

All the Sabres needed to right the ship was a little Doogie Houser and Bjork

Michael Houser made 45 saves and stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout while Anders Bjork scored Buffalo's last two goals in regulation and one in the shootout goal, lifting the Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Rangers lose Panarin for rest of the year as a result of Wilson incident
5:53am - 05 May 2021

Rangers lose Panarin for rest of the year as a result of Wilson incident

Artemi Panarin will miss the New York Rangers' final three games of the regular season due to an injury suffered on Monday night during an on-ice brawl incited by Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson.
McDavid adds to his point total against the Canucks
5:50am - 05 May 2021

McDavid adds to his point total against the Canucks

Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Connor McDavid registered a pair of assists as the Edmonton Oilers collected a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.
Rangers' have a case on Panarin incident, but jump the shark with their Twitter post
10:47pm - 04 May 2021

Rangers' have a case on Panarin incident, but jump the shark with their Twitter post

The New York Rangers say they are "extremely disappointed" by the NHL's lack of suspension for Tom Wilson and believe that George Parros, the head of league's Department of Player Safety, is "unfit to continue in his current role."
Matthews gives his Dad a great birthday present with yet another stellar performance
7:31am - 02 May 2021

Matthews gives his Dad a great birthday present with yet another stellar performance

At even-strength, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have combined for more goals (46) and points (97) than any other duo in the sport. We’re talking about 23-year-olds. Yes, they’re rolling at their best. But better might still lie ahead.
They say you never forget your first........pretty sure Cole Caufield won't.
7:28am - 02 May 2021

They say you never forget your first........pretty sure Cole Caufield won't.

After scoring his first NHL goal in a way he must’ve dreamt countless times, Cole Caufield declared 2021 the best year of his life.
Fleury looks to overtake Strombone on the all-time list with his next win
7:24am - 02 May 2021

Fleury looks to overtake Strombone on the all-time list with his next win

Jonathan Marchessault scored on a power play at 3:04 of overtime, Marc-Andre Fleury moved into a tie for third on the NHL's all-time wins list and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Don't dream it's over. Vancouver has a long way to go before the final bell rings.
7:22am - 02 May 2021

Don't dream it's over. Vancouver has a long way to go before the final bell rings.

The Vancouver Canucks significantly outplayed the Toronto Maple Leafs for one period on Saturday and outshot them through two. They still lost 5-1. With an even more daunting schedule on the horizon, it's hard to imagine how the Canucks will cope.
Three's a charm as the Islanders clinch another post-season berth
7:17am - 02 May 2021

Three's a charm as the Islanders clinch another post-season berth

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for his league-leading seventh shutout of the season as the New York Islanders beat the rival Rangers 3-0 Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot for the third straight year.
McDavid and the Oilers may have just sealed Calgary's fate
7:16am - 02 May 2021

McDavid and the Oilers may have just sealed Calgary's fate

Less than a half hour before puck drop on the Flames’ final Battle of Alberta, yet another stake was plunged into the heart of Calgary’s playoff chances. A loss by the Flames three hours later confirmed what many believed to be true: they’re finished.
This guy is just ridiculous. Still racking up the points and going strong.
4:30am - 30 Apr 2021

This guy is just ridiculous. Still racking up the points and going strong.

Jaromir Jagr, the 49-year-old right winger, had an assist to help his hometown club Kladno Knights return to the top Czech league by beating Jihlava 5-2 to clinch their playoff series 4-3.
Toronto dominates in 4-1 win over the Canucks
4:28am - 30 Apr 2021

Toronto dominates in 4-1 win over the Canucks

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 36th goal of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.
Both teams win, but the Pens take the two points
4:26am - 30 Apr 2021

Both teams win, but the Pens take the two points

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.
Two cagey war-horses add to their legacy in a win over the Habs
5:25am - 29 Apr 2021

Two cagey war-horses add to their legacy in a win over the Habs

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.
Tkachuk covers all the bases as the Sens hand the Canucks a stinging loss
5:18am - 29 Apr 2021

Tkachuk covers all the bases as the Sens hand the Canucks a stinging loss

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.
T the North. Leafs land a playoff posistion after a 4-1 win over the Habs
5:13am - 29 Apr 2021

T the North. Leafs land a playoff posistion after a 4-1 win over the Habs

The Maple Leafs have booked their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fifth straight year after earning a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
The Sabres woes continue, as the Rangers take the 2 points as their home record keeps improving
4:17am - 28 Apr 2021

The Sabres woes continue, as the Rangers take the 2 points as their home record keeps improving

Alexis Lafreniere scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Tuesday night.
The Bruins are keeping things interesting in the East with a win over the Pens
4:14am - 28 Apr 2021

The Bruins are keeping things interesting in the East with a win over the Pens

Tuukka Rask turned aside 25 shots and the Boston Bruins edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Tuesday night to tighten the playoff race in the hyper-competitive East Division.
Two-fer Tuesday. The Lightning and the Panthers both secure playoff positions on the same night
4:13am - 28 Apr 2021

Two-fer Tuesday. The Lightning and the Panthers both secure playoff positions on the same night

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.
Florida punches their ticket to the post-season with a big comeback over the Preds
4:11am - 28 Apr 2021

Florida punches their ticket to the post-season with a big comeback over the Preds

Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and three assists, and the Florida Panthers rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night to clinch a playoff berth.
Canucks rebound after dropping the first of four against the Sens
6:35am - 25 Apr 2021

Canucks rebound after dropping the first of four against the Sens

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.
Wild earn a playoff berth with another solid effort over the Sharks
6:34am - 25 Apr 2021

Wild earn a playoff berth with another solid effort over the Sharks

Ryan Suter scored 19 seconds in, Kirill Kaprizov scored for the fifth straight game and the Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
Flames net a big two points with a 5-2 win over the Canadiens
6:32am - 25 Apr 2021

Flames net a big two points with a 5-2 win over the Canadiens

Johnny Gaudreau kick started a three-goal spree as Calgary picked up a 5-2 win Saturday vs. the Montreal Canadiens that the Flames absolutely needed to have.
Canucks give up a shorty in the third, but come back to notch a 6-3 win over the Leafs
6:41am - 21 Apr 2021

Canucks give up a shorty in the third, but come back to notch a 6-3 win over the Leafs

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.
Habs look for a silver lining after Price injury
6:39am - 21 Apr 2021

Habs look for a silver lining after Price injury

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.
Luoooo to take the helm of Team Canada for 2021
6:37am - 21 Apr 2021

Luoooo to take the helm of Team Canada for 2021

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.
Bruins continue their winning ways by shutting out the Sabres
6:36am - 21 Apr 2021

Bruins continue their winning ways by shutting out the Sabres

Tuukka Rask recorded his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Canucks overcome the flu and beat the Leafs with a gritty 60 minute effort
4:29am - 19 Apr 2021

Canucks overcome the flu and beat the Leafs with a gritty 60 minute effort

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.
Bruins outgun the Caps as the cheap shots continue
4:24am - 19 Apr 2021

Bruins outgun the Caps as the cheap shots continue

David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored two goals and the Boston Bruins held off the Washington Capitals 6-3 in an at times heated matchup between the East rivals on Sunday.
Pens' lose ground on the Caps with a loss to "surging" Sabres
4:21am - 19 Apr 2021

Pens' lose ground on the Caps with a loss to "surging" Sabres

Sam Reinhart scored twice, and the Buffalo Sabres played spoiler in the East Division playoff race with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Knights join the Avalanche on top of the West Division after win over the Ducks
4:19am - 19 Apr 2021

Knights join the Avalanche on top of the West Division after win over the Ducks

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.
Bruins beat the stingy Islanders with a solid 4 -1 effort
4:30am - 16 Apr 2021

Bruins beat the stingy Islanders with a solid 4 -1 effort

Taylor Hall scored his first goal for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots to earn his first victory since February on Thursday night, when the Bruins dominated the New York Islanders and won 4-1.
Hellebuyck shuts the door as the Jets top the Leafs
4:27am - 16 Apr 2021

Hellebuyck shuts the door as the Jets top the Leafs

Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice and Connor Helleybuck made 31 saves as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday.
Stamkos still on the limp after Blue Jackets game
4:25am - 16 Apr 2021

Stamkos still on the limp after Blue Jackets game

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.
Vancouver makes a couple of moves at the deadline to open up off-season options
4:07am - 13 Apr 2021

Vancouver makes a couple of moves at the deadline to open up off-season options

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.
Leafs' make a splash at the deadline, but sink on the pond in Montreal
4:03am - 13 Apr 2021

Leafs' make a splash at the deadline, but sink on the pond in Montreal

The end result against the Canadiens wasn't familiar, as it marked the first-place Leafs’ first multi-goal defeat in a month. But a major symptom in their losses is recurring.
Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games after police shooting of Daunte Wright
3:58am - 13 Apr 2021

Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games after police shooting of Daunte Wright

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.
Sens' double up the Jets in Ottawa
3:56am - 13 Apr 2021

Sens' double up the Jets in Ottawa

Brady Tkachuk scored twice, Connor Brown extended his franchise-record goal-scoring streak to eight games and the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Monday.
Leafs' grab a 6-pack at the deadline
3:54am - 13 Apr 2021

Leafs' grab a 6-pack at the deadline

By going all in at the NHL Trade Deadline, Kyle Dubas rewarded a Maple Leafs group providing a level of consistency beyond anything seen in Toronto in decades.
Flames trade Bennett, sixth-rounder to Panthers for second-rounder, Heineman
3:53am - 13 Apr 2021

Flames trade Bennett, sixth-rounder to Panthers for second-rounder, Heineman

The Calgary Flames have traded forward Sam Bennett and 2022 sixth-round pick to the Florida Panthers for a 2022 second-round selection and prospect Emil Heineman, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Giordano gets his 500th point but Calgary can't pick up 2
4:28am - 06 Apr 2021

Giordano gets his 500th point but Calgary can't pick up 2

All hope the Calgary Flames had for a playoff spot is now gone, and the players know it better than anyone else.
Staal comes up big for the Habs after his escape from Buffalo
4:24am - 06 Apr 2021

Staal comes up big for the Habs after his escape from Buffalo

Eric Staal, in his Montreal debut, scored the overtime winner as the Canadiens rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Monday.