Message received. Response delivered. After Flames coach Darryl Sutter suggested pre-game Johnny Gaudreau lacked energy in his previous outing, the Calgary star rose to the challenge Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Sidney Crosby picked up his 13th goal of the season, Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins push Buffalo's winless streak to 15 games and counting with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Tim Peel's time as an NHL referee ended following a hot mic incident Tuesday where he talked about wanting to give Nashville a penalty. But the idea of game management and even up penalties is nothing new, so what does this incident say about its role?
The Calgary Flames' season on the brink hit a new low Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. In desperate search of a solution to their scoring woes, the only thing the Flames seem capable of finding nowadays are new ways to lose.
The hits just keep on coming for a Flames team starting to come to grips with the fact their season is on the brink. And while defensive lapses gifted Ottawa their two goals on Monday, this one was about how inept Calgary’s offence has become.
In swiping five of a possible six points on the road, the Winnipeg Jets have crept within four points of the Toronto Maple Leafs which has put the spotlight on Frederik Andersen's performance in a potential playoff preview.
Darryl Sutter’s Calgary Flames troops combined a relentless forecheck with a steady, methodical defensive structure that limited the Montreal Canadiens' chances in an old school, 2-1 win Thursday at the Saddledome.
Carl Soderberg and Alex DeBrincat scored power-play goals in the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks scored on four of their first eight shots in a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Stuck in a losing streak, facing a hot goaltender, the Maple Leafs just kept pushing. A win like the one they had Thursday, the team's front office brass would argue, is why you invest tens of millions in the difference-makers.
Jimmy Vesey scored twice to snap a long goal drought and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves in his return from injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a three-game sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a resounding 6-1 victory Wednesday.
James van Riemsdyk and Shayne Gostisbehere each scored a power-play goal and Claude Giroux had three assists in his return from a COVID-19 absence to lead the Philadelphia Flyers over the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Will the Canadiens emerge next game as the team Marc Bergevin expected to see after his expensive off-season? They have to, writes Eric Engels, because if they look anything like the team that fell to the Senators on Tuesday, it won't bode well for their coach.
With Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner both settled into their primes, the Leafs have become a different beast than in years gone by. They are now a league-best 10-2-1 and seven of their game-winning goals have come off the sticks of those two players.
Patrik Laine was benched for the third period of Monday's 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes after skating 11:14 in the first two frames. After the game, Tortorella was asked about his decision to sit the young star down.
The kids are gradually taking over the power spots. With a revitalized roster and Matt Murray finding his stride, the Ottawa Senators just became one of the more interesting teams to lose ten of their first 12 games.
Nic Hague and William Karlsson each had a goal and two assists as the Vegas Golden Knights returned to action after being sidelined due to COVID protocols and beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 Friday night.
Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic scored for the first time since being traded to Columbus last month, and the Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Thursday night to earn a split of the two-game series.
Travis Green called the Canucks' game on Tuesday a "step in the right direction," but it seems the team is still walking a difficult path as they leave behind a pair of losses to Montreal for a three-game set with the Maple Leafs.
David Pastrnak scored his first two goals of the season before Craig Smith tied it, Brandon Carlo scored the go-ahead goal and the Boston Bruins came back to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Monday night.
It wasn’t for lack of effort, or because they were outplayed, the Montreal Canadiens simply couldn't solve Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom as they fell 2-0 Saturday in their first regulation loss of the season.
Funeral music at the start of the week, show tunes at the end. Welcome to the Vancouver Canucks’ world. But while a three-game sweep of the Ottawa Senators leaves much to be happy with, an upcoming road trip against the best teams in the North Division will be a more telling test.
Jim Rutherford's decision to resign as GM of the Penguins on Wednesday shocked the hockey world. And whoever the next GM is in Pittsburgh will be tasked with the same expectations faced by the Hall of Famer nearly seven years ago,
All it ever takes is a little familiarity with Matthew Tkachuk for opponents to start digging in against him. With a post-buzzer clash between the Flames agitator and Toronto's Jake Muzzin, the Leafs and Flames have begun building that animosity, with a full seven games left in their season series.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff came out of character to pull the trigger on a pricey blockbuster deal. By doing so, Winnipeg has taken an important — and necessary — step to widening its collective window of contention.
Jacob Markstrom, Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm were just some of the stars who led the Calgary Flames to victory Monday, rallying past a Vancouver Canucks team who dominated the first period of the game.
The Canucks didn't give themselves much of a chance Thursday to be 2-0 as the Oilers, and especially superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, were different than the players who lost 5-3 to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the first game of the NHL season.
John Muckler oversaw one of the successful eras in modern Ottawa Senators history. As a new generation of Senators players continue to find their way in the NHL, Wayne Scanlan remembers Muckler, who died Monday at the age of 86.
Free agency is here, and as we watch the rumours fly and players land on new teams, here's an updated summary of the biggest names still looking to sign on the dotted line this fall -- plus, updates for those who already have.
By adding Kyle Turris, the Oilers get a bargain No. 3 centre who can move up in the lineup if needed. But the team still has some work to do this off-season with holes on defence and in net a priority.