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Jets lose Game 1 and two major pieces against Flames
8:11am - Sun 02 Aug

Jets lose Game 1 and two major pieces against Flames

The Winnipeg Jets lost two important players to injury in Saturday's Game 1 against the Calgary Flames and head coach Paul Maurice said both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine will see specialists on Sunday.
Price and underdog Canadiens upset Pens in game 1 O.T. stunner
8:05am - Sun 02 Aug

Price and underdog Canadiens upset Pens in game 1 O.T. stunner

Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves, and the underdog Montreal Canadiens stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday to open their best-of-five qualifying round series as the NHL raised the curtain on the restart to its pandemic-halted season.
Matt Dumba makes speech condemning racism, kneels for U.S national anthem
11:09pm - Sat 01 Aug

Matt Dumba makes speech condemning racism, kneels for U.S national anthem

Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.
Maybe they'll play better when they go on the road. Oh, wait......
11:05pm - Sat 01 Aug

Maybe they'll play better when they go on the road. Oh, wait......

Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday.
And they're back!! Aho leads Hurricanes to win over Rangers in NHL's return
7:36pm - Sat 01 Aug

And they're back!! Aho leads Hurricanes to win over Rangers in NHL's return

Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL's opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause.
In the latest sports reaction, the Blackhawks ban headdresses from the United Centre
6:16am - Thu 30 Jul

In the latest sports reaction, the Blackhawks ban headdresses from the United Centre

After announcing earlier this month that they would be keeping their current name but pledging more support to the Native American community, the Chicago Blackhawks detailed more of those plans Wednesday.
Jets make it 11 straight over the Canucks with a win in NHL exhibition play
6:14am - Thu 30 Jul

Jets make it 11 straight over the Canucks with a win in NHL exhibition play

The Winnipeg Jets, backed by the razor-sharp goaltending of Connor Hellebuyck, overcame a sloppy first period to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in exhibition play Wednesday.
Flyers knock off Penguins in OT in NHL's first exhibition action
5:06am - Wed 29 Jul

Flyers knock off Penguins in OT in NHL's first exhibition action

Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary scored the first-ever NHL goal in the month of July, but his Penguins lost 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena.
Kerfoot scores twice, Maple Leafs down Canadiens in exhibition play
5:04am - Wed 29 Jul

Kerfoot scores twice, Maple Leafs down Canadiens in exhibition play

Morgan Rielly had a goal and two assists, Alexander Kerfoot scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in their exhibition matchup Tuesday as the NHL's restart to its pandemic-hit 2019-20 season got into full swing.
12:40am - Fri 24 Jul
In memory of better days. "First Off The Bench" Episode 1 : Jack McIlhargey. R.I.P. Jack, we miss you already.......
The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jack McIlhargey. Jack was one of our Founding Members, and a great friend to all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to Kayrne and family. You will be missed by all Jack....
10:13pm - Mon 20 Jul
The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jack McIlhargey. Jack was one of our Founding Members, and a great friend to all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to Kayrne and family. You will be missed by all Jack....
Calgary Flames 'have a lot to prove' in critical playoff run
11:23pm - Wed 15 Jul

Calgary Flames 'have a lot to prove' in critical playoff run

After being "embarrassed" by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of last year's playoffs, some doubt whether or not this group can win a Stanley Cup. There's a lot on the line in 2020 for the Flames, and another early exit could lead to big change.
Hughes, Makar and Kubalik named finalists for Calder
11:22pm - Wed 15 Jul

Hughes, Makar and Kubalik named finalists for Calder

Defencemen Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar, of the Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche, respectively, and left winger Dominik Kubalik of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the three finalists for the 2019‑20 Calder Memorial Trophy, the league announced Wednesday.
NHL unveils exhibition schedule, start times for Stanley Cup Qualifiers
11:21pm - Wed 15 Jul

NHL unveils exhibition schedule, start times for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL has announced the schedule for 12 exhibition games and the starting times for match-ups in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Cheaters never prosper......Lol
11:20pm - Wed 15 Jul

Cheaters never prosper......Lol

In their quest to make the best of this unprecedented summer training camp, the Toronto Maple Leafs inadvertently went offside.
Lightning's Stamkos to be limited in camp due to new lower-body injury
4:07am - Mon 13 Jul

Lightning's Stamkos to be limited in camp due to new lower-body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be a limited participant in training camp but is expected to play in the playoffs after suffering a lower-body injury during Phase 2 skates.
Canucks' are up against it.......
4:06am - Mon 13 Jul

Canucks' are up against it.......

The NHL's stagnant cap of $81.5 million could remain flat for a while and exacerbates what was already going to be a serious budgeting problem for the Vancouver Canucks.
The schedule as we know it so far......
7:04pm - Sat 11 Jul

The schedule as we know it so far......

Much of the NHL’s adjusted critical dates calendar is still considered tentative, but the potential look the league released Friday night as part of its return-to-play package certainly painted a chaotic picture about how it intends to finish the 2019-20 season and transition to 2020-21 in an expedited fashion.
Canucks say Sven Baertschi is opting out of NHL's return
6:53pm - Sat 11 Jul

Canucks say Sven Baertschi is opting out of NHL's return

Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi has opted out of returning to play, the team confirmed in a statement.
NHL is back in business with ratification of CBA, return-to-play plan
6:51pm - Sat 11 Jul

NHL is back in business with ratification of CBA, return-to-play plan

Call it all systems go on the league’s summer restart following Friday’s ratification of protocols governing the return-to-play plan and an extension to the collective bargaining agreement running through September 2026.
What life in NHL's 'secure zone' could look like when season restarts
4:55am - Wed 08 Jul

What life in NHL's 'secure zone' could look like when season restarts

The NHL's protocols — still subject to ratification by NHL players and owners — offer the clearest picture yet of what a 24-team playoff tournament might look like in lockdown, assuming that can be pulled off. Chris Johnston breaks down all the details.
Canucks' Tanev chomping at the bit to get back at
4:53am - Wed 08 Jul

Canucks' Tanev chomping at the bit to get back at

As the NHL's return inches closer, Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev is eager for his first taste of the playoffs in five seasons.
NHL, NHLPA tentatively agree to CBA extension, return-to-play plan
4:51am - Wed 08 Jul

NHL, NHLPA tentatively agree to CBA extension, return-to-play plan

The NHL and the NHLPA have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding on an extension to the collection bargaining agreement and a separate agreement on returning to play, both sides announced Monday.
Hubba, Hubba.......Toronto and Edmonton look to be the centre of the NHL for this season
9:58pm - Fri 03 Jul

Hubba, Hubba.......Toronto and Edmonton look to be the centre of the NHL for this season

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to hammer out details for the league's Return to Play plan, it's expected that Toronto and Edmonton will be announced as hub cities.
Happy Canada Day from HockeyCircles!! Here's hoping that we get our Game back soon!
6:40pm - Wed 01 Jul

Happy Canada Day from HockeyCircles!! Here's hoping that we get our Game back soon!

As the NHL and NHLPA continue to hammer out details for the league's Return to Play plan, it's expected that Toronto and Edmonton will be announced as hub cities.
Escrow it goes in ongoing CBA talks.....
7:04am - Fri 26 Jun

Escrow it goes in ongoing CBA talks.....

As the NHL and NHLPA work towards an agreement on returning to play, the two sides are also trying to strike a deal on a CBA extension. Elliotte Friedman reports that those discussions have included a cap on escrow and a salary deferral for the players.
Detroit holds an 18.5% chance of landing the 1st overall pick in NHL's "unusual" draft lottery
7:00am - Fri 26 Jun

Detroit holds an 18.5% chance of landing the 1st overall pick in NHL's "unusual" draft lottery

In a world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic — one where life for countless people and businesses has been turned upside down — the NHL will hold the most unusual draft lottery in its history the same night the first round was originally supposed to go ahead in Montreal.
More people in BC died from overdoses in May alone than have died from it all year, but virus keeps hockey out of Vancouver.
6:53am - Fri 26 Jun

More people in BC died from overdoses in May alone than have died from it all year, but virus keeps hockey out of Vancouver.

The NHL could not agree on contingency plans should a player test positive for COVID-19 during a proposed playoff tournament in Vancouver which means the city will not host the league's restart.
NHL drops another contender from hub city short list
1:15am - Wed 24 Jun

NHL drops another contender from hub city short list

The NHL has informed the Pittsburgh Penguins that the city of Pittsburgh is no longer being considered for one of the two hub cities in the league's return to play plan.
Devils forward Nico Hischier staying sharp as a knife
8:51pm - Sat 20 Jun

Devils forward Nico Hischier staying sharp as a knife

With the New Jersey Devils missing out on the NHL's 24-team return from the pause caused by the novel coronavirus, centre Nico Hischier is putting his extended off-season to good use.
Feds approve NHL cohort quarantine plan for potential Canadian hub cities
8:49pm - Sat 20 Jun

Feds approve NHL cohort quarantine plan for potential Canadian hub cities

The cohort quarantine, which keeps players separate from the general public, would allow the NHL to bypass the traditional 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Canada.
Bernie Saunders, NHL’s fifth Black player, opens up on racial discrimination
8:48pm - Sat 20 Jun

Bernie Saunders, NHL’s fifth Black player, opens up on racial discrimination

Bernie Saunders left hockey behind just two years after his NHL debut. Now he's speaking out against discrimination for current and future generations of Black players.
Canadian teams expect easing of quarantine policy as they vie for NHL Hubs
6:31am - Sat 13 Jun

Canadian teams expect easing of quarantine policy as they vie for NHL Hubs

The three Canadian teams vying to become hub cities are expecting news on Friday that the Canadian government’s quarantine restrictions have been loosened.
NHL, NHLPA announce training camps to open July 10
6:29am - Sat 13 Jun

NHL, NHLPA announce training camps to open July 10

The NHL and its players’ association announced on Thursday that Phase 3 of the league’s return-to-play plan will open on July 10.
Inside Vancouver's NHL hub city bubble: no Roxy, no family, no autograph sessions | CBC News
8:26pm - Fri 12 Jun

Inside Vancouver's NHL hub city bubble: no Roxy, no family, no autograph sessions | CBC News

According to the proposal to make Vancouver an NHL hub city, teams will have to stay in the quarantine bubble beyond 14 days if they are still actively playing games.
Could the long NHL layoff lead to higher scoring playoff hockey?
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?
Sharks' Karlsson encourages others to come forward and support Kane's comments
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.
Ryan Reaves shares his personal views and talks about the George Floyd protests
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.
Bettman announces plans for return to play, 2020 draft lottery outline
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.
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy approves activities for pro teams
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.
NHL to make announcement on Return to Play Plan at 1:30 PST
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.
NHL releases document detailing Phase 2 protocols for return to play
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.
New York State allowing professional sports teams to resume training
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.
Why even include the word "Normal" anymore??
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.
Three potential destinations for Dustin Byfuglien, if he decides to return - Sportsnet.ca
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.
NHL Classics: Best of Seven Series for Canadian teams to air on Sportsnet - Sportsnet.ca
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.
Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave dead at 25
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.
Ex-Swiss goalie Florence Schelling 1st female GM in men's pro hockey | CBC Sports
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.
NHL considering August return without fans: report | CBC Sports
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.
Daly not ruling out NHL "Beach Boys".....
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.
McDavid ponders the possible Playoff scenario if the League returns to business this year
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.
For the first time in 102 years.....
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
Bauer offers to make protective medical gear instead of hockey equipment | CBC Sports
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.
Gallagher is back home in B.C. while the League is on hold
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.
IIHF cancels 2020 World Championship
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.
Senators player is first NHLer to test positive for coronavirus, has mild symptoms and is isolated - TheHockeyNews
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.
No other options. The NHL follows suit with the other Major Leagues
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.
Canucks' passive zone system is starting to hobble playoff hopes
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.
Plan the parade! Red Wings win second their in a row with a victory over the Lightning
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.
Lehner gets the win, as Vegas steals a huge 2 points in Calgary
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.
Canlan Ice Sports steps up game to help protect against COVID-19
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.
Demko and MacEwen both have big games as the Canucks end their slide against the Avalanche
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.
Gibson leaves game due to injury, but not before securing a win over the Leafs
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.
Jets shutout the Knights and leap-frog into a Wildcard position
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.
Canadiens legend Henri Richard passes away at age 84
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.
NHL imposses travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus situation
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.
The water's heating up in the Shark Tank
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.
Show me mo' money......
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.
The scoop on the atmosphere after the Canucks' latest implosion
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.
Boychuk recovering after a scary skate cut to the face
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.
The fight over CTE continues 5 years after Steve Montador's death | CBC News
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.
A career night for Draisaitl helps the Oilers rout Nashville
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…
Red hot Avs win their 9th straight on the road
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.
There's no substitute for experience.....
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.
Canadiens flirt with disaster, but manage to win in the end
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.
Flames lose in regulation and gain no ground in tight Pacific Division race
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.
Oilers squeak by Jets and steal a big 2 points
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.
You got your new contract, now go break a leg........er, foot.
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.
It's home sweet home for Hart and the Flyers in Philly
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.
Five in a row for Girard and the Avs
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.
Stalock shuts out the Jackets as Minny continues their playoff push
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.
Jay Bouwmeester noncommittal about NHL future after cardiac episode during game | CBC Sports
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.
Seattle’s NHL team to offer free monorail transit to hockey games
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.
T for two helps the Leafs enjoy a huge win in Tampa
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.
Toffoli paying dividends as Demko continues to look at home for Canucks
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.
Ovechkin chalks up another kill shot as he downs the Jets in a shootout
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.
Flames turn up the heat and burn the Bruins in Beantown
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.
Pundits rate the biggest rolls of the dice on deadline day
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.
While many Pacific division teams beefed up at the deadline, the Canucks took the day off. Safe driving, or asleep at the wheel?
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.
Will pro hockey players be left out in the cold after COVID-19 outbreak shutters custom stick factory? | CBC Radio
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.
Flames add defensive depth and a heavy shot with Gustafsson
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.
Buy low, sell really high??
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.
Rosen and Hutchinson swap teams in 1-for-1 deal
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.
Skillful Trocheck is on his way to Carolina
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.
3 high draft pics see Jean-Gabriel Pageau traded to Islanders
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.
Rangers' trade-bait Kreider is going nowhere
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.
Oilers acquire Andreas Athanasiou from Red Wings
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.
Canucks get some payback for shutout loss in Boston
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.
Canadiens not giving up yet
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.
The truth is often stranger than fiction....
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.
Ayres emergency goes viral in a great way
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.
Soul Sisters are making it happen on and off the ice
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.
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes eighth player to score 700 goals
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.
2020 Memorial Cup hosts Kelowna Rockets release Adam Foote as head coach
3:10pm - Fri 21 Feb

2020 Memorial Cup hosts Kelowna Rockets release Adam Foote as head coach

'With 14 games remaining in the regular season, I felt a change was necessary at this time,' said Kelowna Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton.
Close, but no cigar.....yet.
5:58am - Fri 21 Feb

Close, but no cigar.....yet.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal, closing in on another milestone, but the Washington Capitals dropped their third in a row, losing to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime Thursday night.
The best blueliners on the market heading to the wire
5:57am - Fri 21 Feb

The best blueliners on the market heading to the wire

Using the percentage difference from league average that we did for the best goal scorers, here are some of the names circulating as potential trade targets among defencemen ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
McHappy meal to go please....
5:50am - Fri 21 Feb

McHappy meal to go please....

There could be good news on the horizon for the Edmonton Oilers as captain Connor McDavid will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip.
When in need of a win, play the Sens.....
5:48am - Fri 21 Feb

When in need of a win, play the Sens.....

Mark Scheifele snapped a 12-game scoring drought with three power-play goals Thursday as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1.
Leafs pick up a huge 4-0 victory over Pens
5:46am - Fri 21 Feb

Leafs pick up a huge 4-0 victory over Pens

Frederik Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced while Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night.
Theories swirl as to Winnipeg's playoff plan
2:53am - Tue 18 Feb

Theories swirl as to Winnipeg's playoff plan

Sportsnet is breaking down what each Canadian club has to work with as they head toward the NHL trade deadline, sorting each roster into Trade Tiers to hash out who’s safe, who’s available and who’s likely on the move. Next up: the Jets.
Boeser and Ferland injuries lead to move for Tiffoli
2:48am - Tue 18 Feb

Boeser and Ferland injuries lead to move for Tiffoli

The Vancouver Canucks announced that winger Brock Boeser suffered a rib cartilage fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The team also revealed that Micheal Ferland is being shut down for the season due to recurring concussion-like symptoms.
Three's a charm for Mangiapane and the Flames
2:46am - Tue 18 Feb

Three's a charm for Mangiapane and the Flames

Andrew Mangiapane scored his first career hat-trick and added an assist as the Calgary Flames used five third-period goals for a 6-4 comeback win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.
Workhorse Draisaitl leading the way for McDavid-less Oilers
7:23am - Mon 17 Feb

Workhorse Draisaitl leading the way for McDavid-less Oilers

Josh Archibald scored his second goal of the game in overtime, NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Sunday.
Jets win a big one in a game without a power play
7:21am - Mon 17 Feb

Jets win a big one in a game without a power play

Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season at 1:36 of the third period held up as the game winner as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday.
Canucks squander a chance to give themselves some breathing room
7:18am - Mon 17 Feb

Canucks squander a chance to give themselves some breathing room

Adam Henrique scored a pair of goals as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 Sunday afternoon.
The third time's a charm......
7:14am - Mon 17 Feb

The third time's a charm......

Jack Eichel scored the go-ahead goal as part of a three-goal surge in a 91-second third-period span, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Sunday night.
Stars score early and often to ruin Andersen's first game back
7:02am - Fri 14 Feb

Stars score early and often to ruin Andersen's first game back

Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought and Ben Bishop made 27 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.
The Great Eight is still at 698
6:59am - Fri 14 Feb

The Great Eight is still at 698

T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals.
Lightning kick the Oilers when they're down.......oh, wait
6:56am - Fri 14 Feb

Lightning kick the Oilers when they're down.......oh, wait

The Edmonton Oilers fell on the road in Tampa Bay yet again, and received a double whammy thanks to Zack Kassian's actions.
Flames cook up some Duck a l'Orange on the road
6:50am - Fri 14 Feb

Flames cook up some Duck a l'Orange on the road

Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski scored two goals apiece, and Cam Talbot made 44 saves for his 21st career shutout in the Flames' 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Habs continue to slide after a 4-1 loss to the Bruins
6:31am - Thu 13 Feb

Habs continue to slide after a 4-1 loss to the Bruins

It was painfully clear before the Montreal Canadiens were dominated by the Boston Bruins that the task to make the playoffs was monumental, and it only got tougher with Shea Weber's diagnosis.
Popular Maurice signs contract extension with the Jets
6:25am - Thu 13 Feb

Popular Maurice signs contract extension with the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have signed head coach Paul Maurice to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.
Kreider's worth keeps increasing as New York downs the Jets
7:17am - Wed 12 Feb

Kreider's worth keeps increasing as New York downs the Jets

Chris Kreider scored twice as the New York Rangers halted the Winnipeg Jets' three-game win streak with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
Arizona has a goal called off in O.T. and then lose to Maple Leafs
7:15am - Wed 12 Feb

Arizona has a goal called off in O.T. and then lose to Maple Leafs

Kasperi Kapanen scored 3:43 into overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Sens' lose their 6th straight in shutout loss to Avs
7:13am - Wed 12 Feb

Sens' lose their 6th straight in shutout loss to Avs

Mikko Rantanen scored in the first period following a terrific twirl move, Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season and the high-flying Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Oilers soldier on without McDavid
7:11am - Wed 12 Feb

Oilers soldier on without McDavid

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists, Kailer Yamamoto had a pair of goals and the Edmonton Oilers won without captain Connor McDavid in the lineup, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Tuesday.
NHL game between Blues and Ducks postponed after defenceman Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench
5:22am - Wed 12 Feb

NHL game between Blues and Ducks postponed after defenceman Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench

Tuesday night's National Hockey League game between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks was postponed after the Blues' Edmonton-born defenceman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the game.
Coronavirus impacts custom hockey stick business as virus shuts down factory that makes them for NHLers | CBC News
10:21pm - Tue 11 Feb

Coronavirus impacts custom hockey stick business as virus shuts down factory that makes them for NHLers | CBC News

The quarantine applied to a section of central China in response to the coronavirus is having a major impact on something seemingly a world away: hockey sticks in the NHL.
McDavid out 7-10 games with quad injury
8:07pm - Tue 11 Feb

McDavid out 7-10 games with quad injury

So, the Edmonton Oilers lost their captain and best player in Connor McDavid. Join the club. Now it's time for his teammates to prove they can rise to the challenge.
The Legacy of Linden continues
8:03pm - Tue 11 Feb

The Legacy of Linden continues

Few people at Rogers Arena on Monday were more excited than Jordie Benn when Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund, along with early icon Stan Smyl, were acknowledged before the game on Legends Night.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
6:35pm - Mon 10 Feb

The more things change, the more they stay the same

As the Vancouver Canucks get set to retire Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s numbers on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Iain MacIntyre spoke with them about how life has changed since hanging up the skates and how their lives are still ever so intertwined.
Just what the doctor ordered for Oilers' fans. Edmonton signs Nurse to a new deal.
6:28pm - Mon 10 Feb

Just what the doctor ordered for Oilers' fans. Edmonton signs Nurse to a new deal.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed pending restricted free agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract extension, Sportsnet has confirmed.
Columbus fans won't be Jones-n for a while
6:25pm - Mon 10 Feb

Columbus fans won't be Jones-n for a while

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Seth Jones will be out of the lineup indefinitely with an ankle injury. Gabriel Carlsson was recalled from AHL Cleveland to take his place.
Canucks' battle back to earn a valuable point as their road work continues
5:02am - Mon 03 Feb

Canucks' battle back to earn a valuable point as their road work continues

Over 25 hours against two difficult opponents, the Vancouver Canucks took three out of four points in road games against the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.
Too little too late for the Canadiens vs Columbus
4:56am - Mon 03 Feb

Too little too late for the Canadiens vs Columbus

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Canadiens on Sunday afternoon to sweep the season series with Montreal.
Hughes takes over first place among rookie point leaders with O.T. winner
8:40am - Sun 02 Feb

Hughes takes over first place among rookie point leaders with O.T. winner

Quinn Hughes scored twice, including his eighth of the season 42 seconds into overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.