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.
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.
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.
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.
“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! 👊
Legendary hockey reporter and analyst Stan Fischler will write a weekly scrapbook for NHL.com this season. Fischler, known as "The Hockey Maven," will share his knowledge, brand of humor and insight with readers each Wednesday.
Anthony Mantha, Dennis Cholowski and Michael Rasmussen scored in less than eight minutes of the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game, 6-1 against the Arizona Coyotes at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Tuesday.
Willie O'Ree, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, will be the subject of "Willie," a documentary chronicling the story and upbringing of the first black player in the NHL, according to Deadline.com.
The National Hockey League Players' Association and National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson's 20 game suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been reduced by Arbitrator Shyam Das to 14 games.
NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for seventh place on the NHL's all-time wins list for goaltenders when the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
A Washington Capitals season ticket holder who won the 50/50 raffle when the Capitals hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday gave up his winnings to further aid victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.
PHILADELPHIA -- Brian Elliott made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Philadelphia Flyers handed the Chicago Blackhawks their seventh consecutive loss, 4-0 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
“It’s good because everybody is bringing offence and everyone feels good about that and is gaining confidence,” said Elias Pettersson. “I had some chances (in Boston), but I’d rather win.”…
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins face off for the first time this season when they play the first game of a "Hockey Night in Canada" doubleheader at TD Garden on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SN360, NESN, NHL.TV).
Welcome to the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. The four-day celebration features the Hall of Fame game, a fan Q&A with honorees, a legends game and the inductions of the Class of 2018: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL diversity ambassador Willie O'Ree in the Builders category, and former players Martin Brodeur, Jayna Hefford, Martin St. Louis and Alexander Yakushev. Here is the latest buzz from Toronto:
The National Hockey League is nearing an agreement with some of the retired players seeking damages from the league for head trauma they endured while playing, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting.
The NHL and USA Hockey will team up for the bi-annual Try Hockey For Free Day at more than 450 local rinks across the United States on Saturday. USA Hockey launched the endeavor almost 10 years ago to help try and minimize cost and commitment issues of families who want to see if hockey is for them. The events are free and designed for children between ages 4-9. No skating experience is necessary and certified instructors will be on the ice to help.
Gary Bettman is not only a colleague, a mentor and a friend, he is unquestionably the most influential executive in the history of the National Hockey League. His place in the Hockey Hall of Fame is as close to an empty-netter as they come.
Tuukka Rask was granted a leave of absence from the Boston Bruins on Friday. "Tuukka's going to take a few days to address a personal matter," general manager Don Sweeney said after practice at Warrior Ice Arena. "It is not health related, so I think it's important for everybody just to respect his privacy and allow him to deal with for the next few days."
Joel Quenneville was fired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday after a run that saw him win the Stanley Cup three times. It was a surprising end to his time in Chicago which saw the Blackhawks become one of the preeminent teams in the NHL, making the Stanley Cup Playoffs in nine of his first 10 seasons.
William Nylander has less than a month before he either has to sign a contract or sit out the whole season. While many feel he'll remain with the Leafs, trade speculation is ramping up. If it comes to that point, here are five potential trade destinations.
Elias Pettersson continues to be an offensive force for the Vancouver Canucks. He became the fifth NHL player after the inaugural season of 1917-18 to score at least 10 goals in the first 10 games of his career. Odie Cleghorn of the 1918-19 Montreal Canadiens had 12, Don Murdoch of the New York Rangers had 11 in 1976-77, and in 1992-93, Dimitri Kvartalnov of the Boston Bruins and Robert Gaudreau of the San Jose Sharks each scored 10.
The hottest teen in the NHL is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks, and his name is Elias Pettersson. The 19-year-old undersized center out of Sweden is absolutely crushing it at the start of his rookie year in the NHL, and tonight against the Red Wings, he opened the scoring with a murderous slap shot past Jimmy Howard. In his 10th career NHL game, it was his 10th career goal.
Melodie Daoust scored a pair of goals in Canada's 6-1 win over Sweden at the Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament Tuesday. Sarah Fillier scored in her national-team debut and Laura Stacey scored short-handed for the host country at the SaskTel Centre. Captain Marie-Philip Poulin and Hamilton
There was no torch. There was no physical passing of anything. But as Nicholle Anderson and Lauren Boyle chatted, as they talked through bits of their stories, their journeys, the years of medications and tests and scans and scares, it was evident that they shared something.
The sight of Teemu Selanne on the ice with Patrik Laine and Aleksander Barkov would probably have been enough for most of the 13,490 fans at Hartwall Arena attending the 2018 NHL Global Series game between the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers on Thursday.
“The boys are growing some furry lips to raise awareness for men’s health! If you got a few spare pennies then please head over and make me feel better about looking like an 80’s porn star! #cheerscheers#DevNation https://t.co/tL817cm95H”
In fact, the Hall of Fame defenceman says he fully expects another lockout in the not-too-distant future. "My gut feeling is I'd be surprised if there's not," Orr said in an interview with The Canadian Press this week. The league and the NHL Players' Association signed a 10-year
A moment of silence is held for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, followed by an emotional performance of the national anthem and a special puck drop to honor the first responders before the Islanders and Penguins game in Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin during NHL Game No. 163 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Former National Hockey League player Chris Joseph wants people to remember his son for his love of hockey and the smile he brought into every room. Jaxon Joseph, 21, was one of 16 people who died last spring when the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus and a semi-trailer collided at a Saskatchewan
DENVER -- Matt Duchene scored two goals in his first game in Denver since his trade, but the Ottawa Senators lost to the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 at Pepsi Center on Friday.Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists to take over the NHL scoring lead with 20 points, and Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche (7-2-2). Philipp Grubauer, in his first home start, made 21 saves.
In this week's episode, Matt Larkin, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy wonder if Auston Matthews will be offer-sheet material, whether Juuse Saros can steal Nashville's starting goalie job, whether the Kings are really this bad and the Senators are really this good, and more!
Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game, without pay, for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen during NHL Game No. 125 in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 23, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The Penguins' superstars haven't shown signs of exiting their primes. But the only way to keep up with other emerging teams in the East is to get better goaltending. Healthy Murray might provide just that.
One was the runner-up for the Hart Trophy last season. One is tied for the league lead in scoring. One is the NHL’s reigning first star of the week. And together, Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog have formed one of the league’s best lines.
Mats Sundin said there is no bias involved when he gives the slight edge to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews over Winnipeg Jets forward Patrick Laine in the debate over which of the top two picks in the 2016 NHL Draft picks is better.
Vancouver's best prospect is currently on the NHL roster and even though he's out with a concussion, Elias Pettersson is still the team's leading scorer. Beyond him, there's a lot to like about the Canucks' system and plenty of optimism they'll be contenders again when the rebuild is over.
ANAHEIM -- Paul Kariya had his No. 9 jersey retired by the Anaheim Ducks before their game against the Buffalo Sabres at Honda Center on Sunday."I would say it's a dream come true, but it's far beyond any dream that I ever had," Kariya said.
“"As an outsider and now being an insider, I do see what Charles has done on the Island and the passion he had for the Islanders and how proud he was of that. It's a somber day for the organization."
Barry Trotz addresses the media following today's practice: https://t.co/Pl9QpSWWqa”
CALGARY -- The Nashville Predators defeated the Calgary Flames 5-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday but lost goalie Pekka Rinne to injury.Rinne collided with forward Kevin Fiala when Calgary's Sam Bennett tied the score 3-3 at 2:20 of the third period. He remained in the game but left at 5:09 and was replaced by Juuse Saros, who stopped all nine shots he faced.
Matt Nichol, a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach who works with numerous elite-level NHLers, has been studying how marijuana can help athletes for months but says more research needs to be done.