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Maple Leafs' OT thriller proves why you invest in

Maple Leafs' OT thriller proves why you invest in offensive stars

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.
Blackhawks score on four of first eight shots, dou

Dallas gets 2 back, but it's not enough to catch the Hawks

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.
Sutter's trademark patience keys Flames' throwback

Old School's back in session in Calgary

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.
Andersen, Maple Leafs losing ground to Jets: ‘No

Andersen, Maple Leafs losing ground to Jets: ‘Not good enough to win’

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.
Canucks rally around Demko with 'gutsy' effort vs.

Canucks put on the work boots and get it done against the Oilers

After a poor defensive effort against the Montreal Canadiens, the Vancouver Canucks blocked a season-high 25 shots and rallied around Thatcher Demko in a win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Ryan Suter, Nick Bjugstad score as Wild take care

Wild win a tight one 2-1 over the Ducks

Ryan Suter and Nick Bjugstad scored, Cam Talbot made 24 saves and the Minnesota Wild returned home with a 2-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Chris Kreider scores twice, Rangers hand Sabres 14

That's a lotta losses.......

Chris Kreider scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Buffalo 5-3 on Monday night for the Sabres' franchise record-tying 14th straight loss.
With season on the brink, Flames' offence drying u

Flames drop a crucial one to the Sens

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.
Flames season on brink after gut-wrenching loss to

Sens are playing spoiler and it may cost the Flames a playoff spot

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.
What the Tim Peel incident says about the role of

Scapegoat or symptom? Where does the buck stop on "Game Management"

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?
Sabres fall to Penguins, make history with 15-game

Free-falling. Sabres continue plummeting to new lows with their 15th straight loss

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.
Gaudreau rises to Sutter's challenge to help Flame

Gaudreau's not losing any sleep over Sutter's per-game comments

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.
Ekblad scores winner after first OT goal overturne

10, 9, ....oh, never-mind. Florida beats Dallas late in O.T.

Aaron Ekblad scored with 9.3 seconds left in overtime after his apparent winner moments earlier was wiped out by a replay review, and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Saturday night.