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.
The hardest Stanley Cup playoffs to stage may have been the hardest ever to win. And the contender that’s travelled the most heartbreaking road of them all can finally shed tears of joy. Take a bow, Tampa Bay: You were no flash in the pan!
Fresh off a dominant 110-point campaign that saw him net the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer, Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl has been named the winner of both the 2019-20 season’s Hart Memorial Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.
On the brink of elimination heading into Tuesday night’s Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Barry Trotz’s club managed to earn the win to keep the Conference Final match-up going, cutting the Bolts’ series lead to 3-2.
Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late, Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn scored in the second period and the Dallas Stars are a victory away from the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 Saturday night in Game 4.
Alexander Radulov scored 31 seconds into overtime on a wrister from the middle of the right circle and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference final.
Paul Stastny scored to end a lengthy goal drought by Vegas forwards, Robin Lehner stopped all 24shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the Golden Knights rediscovered their winning ways and beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 Tuesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference final, evening the series.
After a lengthy journey that's wound through five organizations, Anton Khudobin finds himself in the spotlight, proving his worth as perhaps the best backup in the NHL, and just as possibly the most well-liked by teammates.
Thatcher Demko stopped all 48 shots he faced for his first-ever post-season shutout to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night and force Game 7 in their NHL playoff series.
After seeing five shots in six months, Thatcher Demko faced five in the opening eight minutes on Tuesday and 43 in his first National Hockey League start since March 10. Fortunately for the Vancouver Canucks, he hasn’t forgotten how to play goal.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare began a five-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Colorado Avalanche avoided second-round elimination with a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 5 on Monday night.
Matt Martin and Leo Komarov scored in the second period and the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins say they weren't aware of boycotts in other leagues, in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which led to the two teams playing on Wednesday. But now they have an off-day to reflect on a response.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green announced his retirement on Wednesday after 15 seasons in the NHL. Green, who opted out of the NHL's Return to Play last month citing deeply personal family health reasons, confirmed his decision to The Athletic.
It doesn’t make sense that Jordie Benn, having played seven games in eight months, should have one of his best performances of the season under unforgiving playoff circumstances. Then again, there are more than a few incredible things happening within these Canucks.
Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied the score in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday to stave off elimination in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored twice, Carey Price made 30 saves for the seventh post-season shutout of his career, and the Montreal Canadiens thumped the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Friday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Brock Nelson scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period breakaway 15 seconds after Alex Ovechkin tied it, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece.
News of Claude Julien's hospitalization came as a shock to everyone, and it means Montreal's head coach will be out of sight for some time. But he certainly won't be out of mind as the Canadiens look to continue their unlikely post-season.
Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.
Patrice Bergeron scored the winner early in double overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start.
Auston Matthews delivered the overtime dagger Friday after seeing his teammates improbably score three goals in the final four minutes of regulation with Frederik Andersen on the bench for an extra attacker, securing a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets to force a deciding Game 5 in this qualifying series.
Brad Richardson scored the series-clinching goal in overtime as the Arizona Coyotes advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of their qualifying round series.
Mike Hoffman and Brian Boyle scored 2:07 apart in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Florida Panthers avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of their preliminary round playoff series on Wednesday.
Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin will be sidelined for the rest of the team's qualifying-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher following a collision with Oliver Bjorkstrand in Game 2