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Canucks Are Confident And Comfortable In The Green Room

As winning formulas go, the Vancouver Canucks’ current strategy is highly flawed. But it's working and the Canucks find themselves back in a playoff spot after a win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Love Over Gold. Some Things Are Even Better Than Being An NHL Star

The tattoo on his arm includes a salute to his brother, but the gesture David Rittich made for Tomas earlier this week may leave a more lasting impression.

Time For A Break. Ex-Sabre Berglund Rethinking Life

Patrik Berglund said he lost the desire to play hockey and believes he made the right decision to step away from the Buffalo Sabres.

Shave And A Haircut. Johansen Gets Off Easy After Chop To The Head

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during NHL Game No. 730 in Nashville on Thursday, Jan. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Oh Carolina. Win Over Hurricanes Has Senators' Pendulum Swinging In Right Direction

Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night.

Price Is Outstanding As Canadiens Start To Surge

Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia each scored twice, Carey Price stopped 34 shots and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night.

Slick 50. Kessel Scores Late OT Winner For Pens

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phil Kessel scored on the power play with 50 seconds left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday.

Sunny Days. Trocheck Returns To Lead Florida Back To The Win Column

Mike Matheson scored the winning goal to help the Florida Panthers snap a seven-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night.

Your Honour. Trotz Gets Just Rewards In His First Return To Washington

Now head coach of the New York Islanders Barry Trotz received a standing ovation from Washington Capitals fans as his tribute played in Capital One Arena.

Sam I Am! Bennett Adds Late Winner For Calgary.

Sam Bennett scored twice including the winner late in the third to lead the Calgary Flames to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

One For The Money, Two For The Show. Demko Picks Up Second Career Win For 'Nucks

Goalie Thatcher Demko guided his Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, stopping 36-of-39 shots in his second-ever NHL appearance.
And The (Cheap) Shots Just Keep On Comin'. No Accountability Means No Fear

San Jose's Winning Streak Dries Up In The Desert

The San Jose Sharks had a seven-game winning streak end with a 6-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Wednesday.

Couturier Leads Flyers To Comeback Win Over Bruins. Yes, You Read That Right

Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Buffalo Find A Home On The Range In Cowtown

Jack Eichel scored the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 road win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.

Close Call Leaves Scott Feeling Thankful

Former NHL all-star John Scott recently avoided tragedy while preparing for a family skate on a frozen lake near their home.

Ex-Av Duchene Gives Himself An Early Father's Day Gift.

Matt Duchene scored twice and added an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Over Before It Started. N.Y.I. Only Needed Five Minutes To Finish Bolts

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders scored three goals in the opening 4:43, and Thomas Greiss made 38 saves in a 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Barclays Center on Sunday.

Sebastian's Trick Gives Hurricanes An "Aho!" Moment

Sebastian Aho had three goals and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Streak No More. Yotes' Winning Ways Come To An End In Cowtown

Mark Giordano had two goals and an assist in career game No. 800 to lead the Calgary Flames to a 7-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

Bobrovsky Gets The Start, And The Win. Rangers' Slump Continues

Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves in his return for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 7-5 win against the New York Rangers at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

A Little Goes A Long Way In The 'Peg. Oh, And Anaheim Loses Again

Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks, whose losing streak was extended to 11 games.

Beat 'Em In The Alley.....And On The Scoreboard. Canucks' Check Both Boxes With Solid Team Effort

The Canucks tried Sunday to engage Panther defenceman Mike Matheson for injuring star rookie Elias Pettersson on a bodyslam behind the play Oct. 13 in Florida.

Cutting It Close. Sabres Come Up Short On Happy Ending For Skinner

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeff Skinner scored in his first game against the Carolina Hurricanes since being traded, but the Buffalo Sabres lost 4-3 at PNC Arena on Friday.

A Tale Of Two Cities. Brossoit Has Won Nine Of Ten, While Detroit Has Won One In Ten

WINNIPEG -- Laurent Brossoit made 33 saves for the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Bell MTS Place on Friday.

What A Difference A Day Makes. Jackets Air Their Dirty Laundry And Move On

COLUMBUS -- Sergei Bobrovsky rejoined the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, one day after the goalie was not with them for a 4-3 overtime win against the Nashville Predators at Nationwide Arena on Thursday because of an incident that failed to meet "certain expectations and values," in the words of general manager Jarmo Kekalainen.

Duck, Duck, Goose. Anaheim Blows Three Goal Lead, En Route To Losing Tenth Straight

ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Ducks lost their 10th consecutive game after the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 7-4 win at Honda Center on Friday.

Better Late Than Never. Frolik Makes The Most Of Promotion In Flames Comeback Win

Michael Frolik had a goal and two assists to lead the red-hot Calgary Flames to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Finally, Something To Cheer About. Flyer Fans' Wish Upon A Star Is Granted
Jets Let Another One Slip Away To Minnesota
Lighting It Up. Tampa Wins Ninth In A Row At Home Over 'Canes
The Great 8 Does It Again
Leaving It To The Last Minutes. Lee's PPG Seals The Deal For Isles

Straight Jackets. Columbus Takes A Number Two Instead Of A Number One, And Still Beats Preds

Artemi Panarin scored his second goal of the night 1:22 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Nashville Predators, 4-3 on Thursday night.

The Blue Boy. Oskar's Two Points Leaves The Canadiens Feeling Grouchy .

Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist and rookie Jordan Binnington made 28 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Tierney And Sens Make Quick Work Of Kings

Chris Tierney scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.

It Only Takes A Minute. Sharks Get Two In The Third To Out Joust The Knights

Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi scored third-period goals 39 seconds apart to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night.

Make It A McDouble

Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist in regulation and another goal in the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers battled back for a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

Tavares Enjoys A Career Night As The Leafs Beat Jersey

John Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. Tavares also hit the 50-point mark with 29 goals and 21 assists in 43 games this season.

Battle Of The Biteless

Colin White scored at 1:34 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators snapped an eight-game losing streak by rallying for a 2-1 victory over the reeling Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

This Could Snowball Quickly

“No question, there was an incident between MacK and Bednar tonight”

Records Were Meant To Be Broken

2016: Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin becomes the fifth-fastest player in NHL history, and the first born in Russia, to score 500 goals. The milestone comes when he scores a power-play goal at 16:19 of the second period in the Capitals' 7-1 victory against the visiting Ottawa Senators.

Stand And Deliver

ARLINGTON, Va. -- When Devante Smith-Pelly read a Washington Post article about what happened to Divyne Apollon II and his Metro Maple Leafs teammates during a youth hockey tournament on Dec. 29, the Washington Capitals forward wanted to do something to show his support.

Reunited, And It Feels So Good.......

Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

Flames Stay Hot, As The Avs' Continue To Slide Downhill

Captain Mark Giordano had three assists as the Calgary Flames kept on rolling with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Windy City Blues. Flames Beat Struggling Hawks In Chi-Town

Johnny Gaudreau scored two more goals, David Rittich made 32 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night.
He Truly Was.....Mr. Hockey
What A Difference A Decade ( Or Three ) Makes.....

Meow Zedong???

In honor of National Cat Day, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and other Florida Panthers play a game of 'Name That (Famous) Cat!'
Tricks Of The Trade......
Good Morning Vietnam!!

Still Singing' The Blues. Binnington Records First NHL Shutout As St. Louis Plucks The Flyers

Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots in his first NHL start to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Monday night in a listless game between two of the worst teams in the league.

Crazy Eights Lead To A Fowl Mood In Anaheim

After an eighth straight loss, Anaheim is in peril of falling out of a wild-card spot. The Ducks shouldn’t panic yet, though.

Priceless. Hab's Goalie To Forego NHL All-Star Game This Time Round

Carey Price will not participate in the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26, the Montreal Canadiens announced Monday.

Great Gumby! Flexible Petey May Be Back Sooner Rather Than Later

The Vancouver Canucks have struggled offensively without Elias Pettersson this season, but there is optimism that others will step up and fill the void while Pettersson recovers from his knee injury.

Four On The Floor. Preds Roll Over Leafs As Rinne Records Yet Another Shutout

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 54th of his career as the Nashville Predators blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Monday.

Stormy Saturday For The Canucks, As The Leafs Rain Down Goals In Toronto

Michael Hutchinson made 28 saves in his second start with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 5-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.

Flames Find The Love In Philadelphia

T.J. Brodie scored 1:59 into overtime after Matthew Tkachuk tied it with 4:17 left in regulation to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Capital Offense. Sens Drop Seventh In A Row To Wild

Jared Spurgeon scored twice as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday afternoon.
5:33pm - 05 Jan 2019 the passion to WIN. and nothing less.

Russian captain Klim Kostin tossed his helmet, avoided a photo and yelled profanities toward the crowd after losing to the U.S. in the semis at the world juniors on Friday.

Encore! Dylan Charts OT Winner, As Motown Tops Nashville.

Dylan Larkin scored with 26 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Detroit Red Wings ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena on Friday.

Capitals Lose Third Straight In Texas......Maybe They Need A Wall?

Tyler Seguin scored two goals, including the winner at 3:37 of overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 in victory against the Washington Capitals at American Airlines Center on Friday.

On Golden Pond. Pacioretty Showers Ducks In Anaheim.

ANAHEIM -- Max Pacioretty scored in his return from injury, and the Vegas Golden Knights handed the Anaheim Ducks their seventh straight loss, 3-2 at Honda Center on Friday.

Come On Get Happy! Kinkaid Drives The Bus Over The Partri.....Er, Coyote Family.

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Kinkaid made 15 saves after replacing the injured Mackenzie Blackwood, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout at Gila River Arena on Friday.


The Carolina Hurricanes continue their post-game celebrations after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lucky Number Seven??

The Philadelphia Flyers could tie an NHL record by using their seventh goalie in the same season when they host the Calgary Flames at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSP, SNW, NHL.TV).

Desperate Avs' Pull A Six Shooter

Mikko Rantanen scored two power-play goals and had an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche ended a six-game losing streak with a 6-1 win against the New York Rangers at Pepsi Center on Friday.

Jets Shooting Blanks In Pittsburgh

Matt Murray stopped all 33 shots he faced to power the Penguins past the Jets, 4-0, for their eighth consecutive victory


Washington Capitals star and Metropolitan Division captain Alex Ovechkin won't play in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.

It's Official. Avs' Are Swimming With The Fishes

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and three assists for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.

Arizona Dreams. Oilers End Nightmare With A Win Over Coyotes

Connor McDavid scored two goals and assisted on another to help the Edmonton Oilers end a six-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Wingin' It. Johnny Hockey Flying High In Detroit

Johnny Gaudreau's power-play goal with 10:23 left lifted the Calgary Flames to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

The Stars Maligned. Benn And Sequin Combine For Three Goals As Dallas Edges Jersey

DALLAS -- Miro Heiskanen and Tyler Seguin each scored two goals for the Dallas Stars in a 5-4 win against the New Jersey Devils at American Airlines Center on Wednesday.

Leaving Their Mark. Winter Classic Provides More Than Just Excitement

The NHL's visit for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will last well past the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins played Tuesday at Notre Dame Stadium.

How Pete It Is!! Elias Nets His First Career NHL Hat Trick In Spectacular Style.

Elias Pettersson scores three goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Canucks with his first NHL hat trick

"I Says, Pardon??" Benn's No Chump.

Jamie Benn said he is "proud to be a Dallas Star" on Saturday, one day after he and teammate Tyler Seguin were publicly criticized by Stars CEO Jim Lites.

Grounded. Wild Hand Jets Second Straight Loss

Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Knights Like Malcolm In The Middle......Of The Pipes

LOS ANGELES -- Malcolm Subban got his first win of the season when the Vegas Golden Knights ended the Los Angeles Kings' season-long four-game winning streak 4-1 at Staples Center on Saturday.

Oilers Continue Skid With Loss To Sharks

EDMONTON -- Logan Couture and Melker Karlsson each scored two goals for the San Jose Sharks in a 7-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Mack In Black! Hurricanes Blow Thru New Jersey

Mackenzie Blackwood made 37 saves for his first NHL shutout to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center on Saturday.
5:56pm - 29 Dec 2018

Come out and make a difference!

The Chilliwack Chiefs are proud to support the Kawaguchi Family in their fundraising efforts to send Mas Kawaguchi to Mexico for cancer treatments. At the December 29th game former Chiefs’ Captain Jordan Kawaguchi will be on hand signing autographs by donation and the Kawaguchi family has also organized a silent auction which will include: A …

Rip Van Winkle. CEO Lites Up Dallas' Stars

The Dallas Stars are displeased with where they sit in the standings and it appears frustrations within the organization are beginning to boil over.

No Winter Classic For Backes

Boston Bruins centre David Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on New Jersey Devils forward Blake Coleman, the NHL announced Friday.

Isles And Sens Exchange Punches, Not Presents

Matt Martin and Mark Borowiecki got it all started with their fight, then Christian Jaros and Ross Johnston exchanged haymakers, and it ended with a line brawl in the dying seconds.

Niemi Holds The Fort For Habs

The Montreal Canadiens played a stifling game in all three zones, skating the Florida Panthers into the ground from start to finish in a convincing win without Carey Price.

Sometimes You Just Need A Break. Leafs Look Fresh After Time Off

John Tavares scored two goals, Garret Sparks had 27 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Friday night.
8:39pm - 28 Dec 2018

These senior hockey players found a frozen fountain of youth

The Gray Wolves, an over-50 -- sometimes way-over-50 -- hockey club, feature a cast of characters that includes a 95-year-old World War II veteran, a TV weatherman, an attorney who's also a mother of seven and a pastor who swears like a sailor.

'Caps Continue Winning Ways Without OV

WASHINGTON -- T.J Oshie and Chandler Stephenson scored second-period goals for the Washington Capitals in a 3-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena on Thursday.

The Stars Are Aligned For A San Jose Showdown

Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, Alex Ovechkin and Nathan MacKinnon have been elected captains for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.
12:23am - 26 Dec 2018
Kaapo Kakko - Liiga Mid-Season Highlights 2018-2019 | HD
12:18am - 26 Dec 2018

BHWmedia on Twitter

“BREAKING NEWS: According to WIVB tonight, RJ will be back in the booth this coming Saturday. It appears what happened was a heat related issue, not a heart related issue as originally reported. Glad to see RJ back.”
4:55pm - 25 Dec 2018

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees

When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden. The No. 1 overall pick signing with the Buffalo Sabres earned Sweden more than $250,000 to put back into development. "It's unreal," Dahlin said. "We need all the money we can get." Last year alone, the NHL paid more than $35 million in transfer fees as teams signed European players. There are agreements in place with all the major hockey-producing countries except Russia and Switzerland that allow the free flow of players to the best league in the world.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season! May your 2019 be filled with joy......and cold rinks :) Peace and pucks from your HockeyCircles family
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season!
May your 2019 be filled with joy......and cold rinks :)
Peace and pucks from your HockeyCircles family

Plays Of The Week

Top 10 Plays of the Week: Scheifele's third OT winner
5:02pm - 23 Dec 2018

Jeanneret 'doing well' after being hospitalized

The Buffalo Sabres say Rick Jeanneret is resting and doing well a day after the team's Hall of Fame broadcaster was taken out of the press box on a stretcher.
5:01pm - 23 Dec 2018

Port Alberni, BC getting in in the action - nice!!

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. — Luca Jan Hollenstein made 17 saves and Nicolas Muller scored the eventual game-winner as Switzerland edged Kazakhstan 4-1 on Friday in a pre-tournament game ahead of the world junior hockey championship.
5:00pm - 23 Dec 2018

Canadian sports fans win as longtime broadcast rivals force a raised game

The way the NHL regular season is shaping up, it's a good bet that five of the seven Canadian teams could reach the playoffs this spring. "Rogers gambled that Canadian teams would be coming back," said sports marketing expert Richard Powers, an associate professor at the University of

McD Serves Number Two Hundred

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores off a beautiful give-and-go with Connor McDavid, who picks up the 200th assist of his NHL career

Motown Misery Continues For Wings

Roberto Luongo made 33 saves and Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists to help the Florida Panthers defeat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.

The Mighty Whale To Emerge From A Hurricane!

Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon had a simple reason for wanting to recognize his team's Connecticut roots by bringing back the Hartford Whalers jerseys for their game against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; SN1, FS-CR, NESN, NHL.TV).

Atkinson Keeps Jackets On A Tear

PHILADELPHIA -- Cam Atkinson scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight game, 4-3 against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Perron Gives Flames A Blue Christmas

CALGARY -- David Perron had a goal and an assist, and Jake Allen made 28 saves to help the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

Starry, Starry Night. Dallas Scores OT Winner With Time Running Out

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alexander Radulov scored with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

Bombs Away

Roman Polak and Luke Kunin square off in an epic tilt. Polak seems to get the edge landing several hard shots but Kunin somehow bloodies Polak as well.

Washington's Not The Only Capital With Problems This Christmas

It's been tumultuous year for the Senators on and off the ice, and new reporting from Elliotte Friedman suggests there is still a long way to go before the team can solve its arena issues.

Not So Golden Night For Vegas

Phillip Danault registered the first hat trick of his career in a 4-3 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday afternoon, and then he summed up perfectly what we’ve learned about his Montreal Canadiens through 37 games.

Multiple Lightning Strikes Burn The Oilers In Edmonton

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and four assists while Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson each scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their point streak to 12 games with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Leafs Get Big Win Over Rangers, But Lose Ennis In The Process

TORONTO -- Mitchell Marner scored two goals and had an assist in the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the New York Rangers 5-3 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.

There's No Place Like Home......At Least For Brossoit

VANCOUVER -- Laurent Brossoit made 40 saves for his first NHL shutout, and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

Oh, Rudy. There's A Classic Matchup Brewing In Indiana For New Years' Day

Preparations for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, TVAS, SN) are on schedule.

The Skinny On The Skaters identifies daily projected lineups and starting goalies. Set your fantasy hockey rosters accordingly.

Great Canadian Double-Header Tonight

The New York Rangers have the unenviable task of trying to slow down one of the NHL's hottest offenses when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opener of a "Hockey Night in Canada" doubleheader at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN, SN1, MSG, NHL.TV). The Maple Leafs are second in the NHL with 130 goals and have won their past two games by a combined score of 13-3.

He's Baaack.......Bergeron Scores Twice, And Gets His 300th, In Return Against Preds

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2.

Stand And Deliver. Leafs' Fans Give James Reimer A Standing O

After Roberto Luongo is chased from the Florida Panthers' net, former goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs James Reimer takes over, and is met with a standing ovation from the team's faithful.

Come On Down........Let's Make A Delia!

Collin Delia made 35 saves in his first NHL start of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory.

From The Outhouse To The Penthouse

Watch an incredible sequence as Sami Vatanen and Nico Hischier make huge saves in their own crease to deny the Ottawa Senators a sure goal. The defensive work allowed Kyle Palmieri to set up Taylor Hall for another goal.

Stick It To Ya'

Marc Savard joined Hockey Central Tonight for another edition of Taping Twigs to discuss Alex Ovechkin’s, Matt Duchene’s and Connor McDavid’s hockey sticks and their tape jobs.

Dumba Out Long Term After Surgery

Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba will miss "significant" time after undergoing surgery for an upper-body injury.

Jingle All The Way.......

Watch as a host of NHL players, including Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Max Domi have some fun talking about their favourite Christmas songs.

Well, At Least One Group Was Still Taking Care Of Business In The Capital Tonight

Tom Wilson broke a tie with seven minutes left, Braden Holtby made 36 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night.

Point To Point. Taylor Hall's 2 And 2 Lifts Devils Past Senators

Reigning MVP Taylor Hall had two goals and two assists and the slumping New Jersey Devils rode their top line in snapping a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
12:07am - 22 Dec 2018

Hockey Fight History on Twitter

“Bob Probert scored his 1st Career NHL goal, during a 6-3 Red Wing loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, at the Joe Louis Arena. 12.21.85 #HFH

Flames Scorch Hapless Blues 7 - 2

Matthew Tkachuk sets up at the doorstep and shovels home the rebound from his own tip-in, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead on the power play

What's More Powerful.......Lightning Or A Jet Stream?

Jon Cooper wasn’t about to downplay the significance of the matchup, just because it is happening in the first half of the NHL season.The coach of the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning would…

In The Eye Of The Storm. Coyotes Perish In A Carolina Hurricane

Warren Foegele scored his first goal since October, Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in his first shutout of the season and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

Surfin' With The Alien. Elias Pettersson On After Hours.

Elias Pettersson joins Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk to chat about the history of successful Vancouver Canucks that hailed from his native Sweden, and what it was like growing up playing hockey there.

Great Doc On Brock

Sportsnet went behind the scenes to take a look at Brock Boeser's journey to the NHL.
4:47pm - 16 Dec 2018

Forward Alex Formenton to miss world juniors with injury

Six players were released Friday from Canada's world junior hockey team roster and one veteran forward was ruled out of the upcoming championship tournament due to injury. Eleven players have left the team in the past two days, with four cuts Thursday, six more Friday and the announcement that Ottawa

Dani Probert, On Preparing For The Premiere Of Tough Guy : The Bob Probert Story

Dani Probert admits she was unable to make it through the first minute of a documentary on her late husband when seeing the “rough cut” three months ago.On Thursday, hours before she&rs…

Bruins Hope To Keep The Heat On In Steeltown

Jake DeBrusk (concussion) will be sidelined for a fourth straight game. Sean Kuraly’s status is uncertain after undergoing surgery on a broken nose early this week.

True North Strong... And Free. Jets Hockey Academy Opens New Rink At Camp Manitou

Five years ago, Quentin Linklater couldn’t skate and had never stepped onto a sheet of ice.Friends were hard to come by as he had just moved into the city from Northern Manitoba, and the idea…

Now You Know. Carolina at Montreal Preview

After Tuesday’s loss, Brendan Gallagher said Thursday’s game can go either way. He said the Habs can crash or they can show some character.

Andrei Has Happy Feet

After more than a month on the mend, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will return to the ice Thursday to start against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

When The Game Just Gets Mailed In

Brian Burke likes the skill and speed in the NHL, but believes the game is lacking in physicality.

Miller Out 6 Weeks With Knee Injury

Ryan Miller will be out approximately six weeks for the Anaheim Ducks with a sprained MCL sustained against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Uncomfortably Numb. Kings' Stunned As 43 Shot Effort Nets No Money.

Detroit Red Wings Dylan Larking scores a beauty in the second period for some additional insurance against the struggling Los Angeles Kings in this 3-1 victory.

Your Move Casey.......DeSmith For DeWin

Jake Guentzel scored the decisive goal in the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

Stamkos Reaches Milestone In Win Over Rangers

Steven Stamkos picked up his ninth career hat trick while recording his 700th career point in the Lightning's 6-3 win over the Rangers

Pick Your Stars. The NHL All-Star Ballots

Vote your favorite NHL superstars to the four captains positions in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, California on January 26th, 2019.

Lightning Does Strike Twice. Kucherov and Point Prove Deadly In New Jersey

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists for his first four-point game, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to an easy 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

Ritchie Rich Strikes Oil For Dallas

DALLAS -- Brett Ritchie had a goal and an assist to help the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at American Airlines Center on Monday.

Bo Knows Accuracy

Bo Horvat wins the Shooting Accuracy competition, for the second year in a row at the 2018-19 Canucks for Kids Fund SuperSkills Event

Canucks' Superskills Shootout

Canucks Shootout Challenge presented by EA Sports gave players an opportunity to show off their creativity with a fan voting element

34 Will Get 'Cha 50, If You're Quick

Alec Martinez scored with 2:13 left, Jonathan Quick stopped 34 shots for his 50th career shutout and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Sunday night.

Big Win For The Ducks As They Watch Miller Rewrite History

Pontus Aberg scored his second goal of the game with 5:05 remaining and the Anaheim Ducks rallied after trailing by four for a 6-5 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Sunday for their fourth straight win.

This One Goes To Eleven. Hadfield's Jersey Is The 10th Retired By The Rangers

NEW YORK -- Vic Hadfield became the 10th player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired by the team when his No. 11 was raised to the rafters of Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

Avs' Pick Up The Points, And Varlamov Gets His 24th Shutout

Nathan MacKinnon recorded a goal and an assist, while Semyon Varlamov stopped all 24 shots he faced to lift the Avalanche to a 2-0 win

Flames Move To The Penthouse After A Win In The Windy City

Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night and moved into first place in the Pacific Division

Sharks End Losing Skid By Beating The 'Habs In Montreal

Martin Jones made 40 saves, and the San Jose Sharks ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Sunday.

Jets' Put On The Rally Caps To Beat Rangers

Mark Scheifele started Winnipeg's third-period comeback and then got the deciding goal in the shootout as the Jets rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 Sunday night.

Does Babcock Have Crystal Balls? We'll Find Out Soon Enough, Whether We Care Or Not.

William Nylander should be a Toronto Maple Leafs player for a long time if he signs a contract, coach Mike Babcock said Thursday. "I'll tell you again, this is what I think, and it's just what I think," Babcock said. " [General manager] Kyle [Dubas] and I talk about this every day so I'm up to date on what's going on. There's lots of opinion out there. Let's not confuse opinion and facts; we think Willy is going to be here. We think Willy is going to be here for a long time. We think he's going to be a career Leaf. That's what we think, that's what we believe."
4:53pm - 30 Nov 2018

Burke wants penalties for open bench doors during play -

The Hockey Central panel discuss if penalties should be given if a team have a bench door open during play.
9:28am - 29 Nov 2018

Too Cool!

“We also featured the @ECHL story of the week with goaltender @nickniedert. He played his first ECHL game in 1032 days and came out with a 38 save performance straight from a desk job to help the @ReadingRoyals to a 2-1 victory last Saturday night. #CellySZN

Pretty Sure They'll Cheer, Erik. Karlsson Readies For First Return To Ottawa With Sharks On Saturday

BUFFALO -- Erik Karlsson isn't sure if there will be cheers, tears or a combination of both when he faces his former team for the first time on Saturday.How will the fans react to him? How will he react to them?"It's going to be fun, different, weird, I'm sure," the San Jose Sharks defenseman said Monday about returning to play the Ottawa Senators. "We'll see what the emotions will be.

Duchenne's Shellfish Play Pays Off

Matt Duchene miraculously whacks the puck out of mid air with his backhand from the face-off circle.

In His Defense. Hitchcock Is Changing Oilers' Focus

Connor McDavid has little concern that a focus on flair and offensive firepower appear to be out the window for the Edmonton Oilers under new coach Ken Hitchcock.

Back In The Fold. Matthews To Return Against San Jose

Auston Matthews said he's ready to return to the lineup when the Toronto Maple Leafs play the San Jose Sharks at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, NBCSCA, NHL.TV), but is awaiting clearance from the medical staff.

Flyers Add Another

“Gudas with a BLAST.

Flyers up 3-1!”

Movin' On Up. OV Tied With Sakic And Iginla For 15th On All-Time List.

Alex Ovechkin reached another NHL milestone when he scored the empty-net goal that sealed the Washington Capitals' 4-1 win against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Monday.

Carolina at Canadiens. What To Know.

The Canadiens are struggling through a four-game losing streak (0-2-2) after dropping a 3-2 decision to the Boston Bruins Saturday.

Fit For The Kings

VANCOUVER -- Brock Boeser will be in the lineup for the Vancouver Canucks when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-W, NHL.TV) after missing more than three weeks with a groin injury.

Triple Crown. Brown's Hatty Leads Kings To Victory

Dustin Brown recorded a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Sunday night.

Elementary! Tricky Watson Schools Ducks In Smashville.

Austin Watson potted one goal in each period to earn his first career hat trick and help the Predators beat the Ducks, 5-2

Point To Point. Lightning Drown Devils In The 'Bay

Brayden Point had two goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

Homesick. Rangers' Winning Streak At MSG Ends At Seven.

NEW YORK -- Brett Connolly scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to help the Washington Capitals extend their winning streak to five games by defeating the New York Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Stars On Ice. Dallas Continues To Struggle As Avs Bury Them Late.

Mikko Rantanen scored with 1:56 left in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars at Pepsi Center on Saturday.

Backes To The Future. Bruins Score On OT Power Play

MONTREAL -- John Moore scored a power-play goal with 2:57 remaining in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday.

Down, But Not Out.

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Erik Gustafsson scored at 2:32 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to end an eight-game road losing streak with a 5-4 victory against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Saturday.

Isles' Have A Friend In Carolina. Beat 'Canes For Third Straight Time

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss made 26 saves to help the New York Islanders to a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Barclays Center on Saturday.

Not A Good Knight For Sharks At The Tank

LAS VEGAS -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout, and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 6-0 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.

Laine's On A Different Planet Right Now.

ST. LOUIS -- Patrik Laine scored five goals for the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, and according to one teammate, there was a very good reason.

Penguins' Guentzel Scores Three As Pittsburgh Prevails Over Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH -- Jake Guentzel scored his first NHL regular-season hat trick to help the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday.

Canucks Top Kings In L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks ended an eight-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
1:12am - 25 Nov 2018

'A really good feeling'

Former teammates Ryan Straschnitzki and Jacob Wassermann were wearing Humboldt Broncos jerseys Friday night as they took part in an exhibition sledge hockey game at the University of Denver. Wassermann in the Broncos white jersey and Straschnitzki wearing the green away uniform were on opposing teams
1:10am - 25 Nov 2018

Jagr named hockey ambassador for '22 Games

Jaromir Jagr, who has participated in five Winter Olympics and won gold with the Czechs 20 years ago, has signed on as the official hockey ambassador for the 2022 Games.
4:12am - 23 Nov 2018

Forward Alexis Lafreniere checking all the boxes to be future NHL star

Serge Beausoleil might be the head coach of the Rimouski Oceanic, but even he can feel like a student when forward Alexis Lafreniere hits the ice. "Sometimes I have to shut my mouth, I don't want to put him in a box," Beausoleil said. Lafreniere didn't take long to turn heads as a
4:09am - 23 Nov 2018

CWHL staging all-star game, final in Toronto

The Canadian Women's Hockey League is partnering with the Toronto Maple Leafs to stage its two marquee events this season.
4:07am - 23 Nov 2018

Rebuilt Broncos one of the best stories in hockey

Barely eight months after the tragic bus crash that claimed the lives of 10 players and two coaches, the Humboldt Broncos are the No. 1 team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Frank Seravalli writes.

The Best Of The Rest. Top 10 Plays So Far This Season

The top ten plays of the season so far including Scott Darling and Sidney Crosby's magic in overtime and Neal Pionk's end-to-end goal

Wideman Thankful For A New Start In Edmonton

Chris Wideman was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday in a trade for a conditional pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Bad News For Bergeron And Bruins

Patrice Bergeron has a rib and sternoclavicular injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, the Boston Bruins announced Tuesday.

Great Podcast With Adrain And Theo Fleury

“BSN Avalanche Podcast: Theoren Fleury @TheoFleury14 on overcoming abuse, addiction and his days with the Avs -”

Hitch ‘Yer Wagons

“Well, my Edmonton buddy, #DavidStaple sure was on target regarding the @EdmontonOilers coach-firing. Apparently #McDavid liking his now former coach didn't mean much.”

A Night Of Firsts And Lasts In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Calvin Petersen made 29 saves for his first NHL shutout, and Matt Luff scored his first NHL goal for the Los Angeles Kings in a 2-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Monday.

Trocheck Likely To Be Out Longterm After Injury

Vincent Trocheck was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a lower-body injury during the Florida Panthers' 7-5 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday.

Red Ellert In Montreal

MONTREAL -- Braden Holtby made 22 saves in relief and Lars Eller scored 3:34 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 5-4 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Monday.

Former Hawk Eddie Olczyk Talks About Cancer, And The Support From Others

The latest edition features former NHL forward/current "NHL on NBC" analyst Eddie Olczyk, who fought and beat Stage 3 colon cancer.

Lucky Number Seven. Flames Win Big Against Golden Knights

CALGARY -- Matthew Tkachuk had two goals and two assists, and Johnny Gaudreau had one goal and three assists to help the Calgary Flames to a 7-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.

You're Going To Help Us, Mr. Andersen. Whether You Want To Or Not. Freddie Takes The Red Pill And It's Wonderful.

Zach Hyman scored twice in the third period, including the tie-breaking goal with 4:22 remaining, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.

Too Much MSG. Stars Fall Short In New York.

Filip Chytil scored for the fourth straight game when the New York Rangers extended their home winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Heart Of A Laine. Peety's Laser Outshined By Patty's Sixth Trick

VANCOUVER -- Patrik Laine scored three goals for the Winnipeg Jets in a 6-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Monday.
8:20am - 20 Nov 2018

Mike MacWilliam on Twitter

“Big congrats to former N.W. Bruin Craig Berube, as the new Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues. Interim? Hmmm, remember how he turned that Flyers' team around......?? Can't wait to see you get that 100th win Chief! 👊 via @NHL
7:46am - 20 Nov 2018

Apex Predators Have Unmatched Killer Instincts

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist to help the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.