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Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes

Preds punch their ticket to the post-season with a win over the 'Canes

Luke Kunin scored twice, Juuse Saros made 21 saves and Nashville beat the Carolina to secure the Central Division's fourth and final playoff berth.
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Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division

Pens get a gift from the Caps and clinch the East Division

The short-handed Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Saturday night to guarantee they'll open the playoffs at home. Failing to win in regulation gave the East Division title to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.
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End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"

End of a era in Columbus, as Tortorella says "no mas"

John Tortorella has reportedly informed the Columbus Blue Jackets that he will not be returning to the team next season, ending the most successful stretch in franchise history.
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Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100

Canucks blast the Oilers 6-3, but McDavid still gets closer to 100

Whatever happens beyond this season, Mikko Koskinen will forever be a chapter in the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending history book.
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Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres

Warhorse Carter has a career game as Pittsburg downs the Sabres

Jeff Carter scored a career-high four goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved back into first place in the crowded East Division with an 8-4 victory over Buffalo on Thursday night.
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Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou

Class-act Backes gets to play one last game in St. Lou

Haydn Fleury scored the shootout winner after also connecting in regulation in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
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Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win

Fan-favorite Fleury moves into 3rd place all-time with his 490th win

Alex Pietrangelo scored at 1:53 of overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 victory after another late rally by the Minnesota Wild.
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That should read John Davidson, but hey it's only small news right SN?

That should read John Davidson, but hey it's only small news right SN?

Elliotte Friedman and David Amber discuss the shocking firing of New York Rangers president Jeff Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton, and the notable timing of it on the heels of the controversy surrounding Tom Wilson.
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Oshie leads the Caps and scores 3 after losing his father earlier in the week

Oshie leads the Caps and scores 3 after losing his father earlier in the week

T.J. Oshie had a hat trick, Vitek Vanecek made 19 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the depleted New York Rangers 4-2 in a fight-filled game Wednesday night.
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Caps' Wilson doesn't last long in the rematch

Caps' Wilson doesn't last long in the rematch

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury and did not return.
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Pens dominate the Flyers 7-3, and put themselves back in first place

Pens dominate the Flyers 7-3, and put themselves back in first place

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins regained first place in the East Division with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
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Rangers lose Panarin for rest of the year as a result of Wilson incident

Rangers lose Panarin for rest of the year as a result of Wilson incident

Artemi Panarin will miss the New York Rangers' final three games of the regular season due to an injury suffered on Monday night during an on-ice brawl incited by Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson.
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Rangers' have a case on Panarin incident, but jump the shark with their Twitter post

Rangers' have a case on Panarin incident, but jump the shark with their Twitter post

The New York Rangers say they are "extremely disappointed" by the NHL's lack of suspension for Tom Wilson and believe that George Parros, the head of league's Department of Player Safety, is "unfit to continue in his current role."
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Matthews gives his Dad a great birthday present with yet another stellar performance
7:31am - Sun 02 May

Matthews gives his Dad a great birthday present with yet another stellar performance

At even-strength, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have combined for more goals (46) and points (97) than any other duo in the sport. We’re talking about 23-year-olds. Yes, they’re rolling at their best. But better might still lie ahead.
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They say you never forget your first........pretty sure Cole Caufield won't.
7:28am - Sun 02 May

They say you never forget your first........pretty sure Cole Caufield won't.

After scoring his first NHL goal in a way he must’ve dreamt countless times, Cole Caufield declared 2021 the best year of his life.
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Fleury looks to overtake Strombone on the all-time list with his next win
7:24am - Sun 02 May

Fleury looks to overtake Strombone on the all-time list with his next win

Jonathan Marchessault scored on a power play at 3:04 of overtime, Marc-Andre Fleury moved into a tie for third on the NHL's all-time wins list and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Saturday night.
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Don't dream it's over. Vancouver has a long way to go before the final bell rings.
7:22am - Sun 02 May

Don't dream it's over. Vancouver has a long way to go before the final bell rings.

The Vancouver Canucks significantly outplayed the Toronto Maple Leafs for one period on Saturday and outshot them through two. They still lost 5-1. With an even more daunting schedule on the horizon, it's hard to imagine how the Canucks will cope.
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Three's a charm as the Islanders clinch another post-season berth
7:17am - Sun 02 May

Three's a charm as the Islanders clinch another post-season berth

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for his league-leading seventh shutout of the season as the New York Islanders beat the rival Rangers 3-0 Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot for the third straight year.
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This guy is just ridiculous. Still racking up the points and going strong.
4:30am - Fri 30 Apr

This guy is just ridiculous. Still racking up the points and going strong.

Jaromir Jagr, the 49-year-old right winger, had an assist to help his hometown club Kladno Knights return to the top Czech league by beating Jihlava 5-2 to clinch their playoff series 4-3.
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Both teams win, but the Pens take the two points
4:26am - Fri 30 Apr

Both teams win, but the Pens take the two points

Jake Guentzel scored his 22nd goal 2:11 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in a result that clinched both teams' place in the playoffs.
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Two cagey war-horses add to their legacy in a win over the Habs
5:25am - Thu 29 Apr

Two cagey war-horses add to their legacy in a win over the Habs

After 96 days atop the North Division, a clinched playoff spot was never in doubt for these Maple Leafs. The time to scrutinize will come in mid-May. For now, it's okay to simply enjoy the history Toronto's "living legends" are scripting during this ride.
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Tkachuk covers all the bases as the Sens hand the Canucks a stinging loss
5:18am - Thu 29 Apr

Tkachuk covers all the bases as the Sens hand the Canucks a stinging loss

Starting an unprecedented 14 games in 22 nights, and just six games into their return from a COVID-19 crisis, the Vancouver Canucks’ 6-3 loss Wednesday to the Ottawa Senators sure felt like the end of something.
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T the North. Leafs land a playoff posistion after a 4-1 win over the Habs
5:13am - Thu 29 Apr

T the North. Leafs land a playoff posistion after a 4-1 win over the Habs

The Maple Leafs have booked their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fifth straight year after earning a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
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The Sabres woes continue, as the Rangers take the 2 points as their home record keeps improving
4:17am - Wed 28 Apr

The Sabres woes continue, as the Rangers take the 2 points as their home record keeps improving

Alexis Lafreniere scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Tuesday night.
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Two-fer Tuesday. The Lightning and the Panthers both secure playoff positions on the same night
4:13am - Wed 28 Apr

Two-fer Tuesday. The Lightning and the Panthers both secure playoff positions on the same night

Alex Killorn had a power-play goal and scored into an empty net, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 7-4 on Tuesday night to clinch a playoff berth for the fourth straight season.
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Florida punches their ticket to the post-season with a big comeback over the Preds
4:11am - Wed 28 Apr

Florida punches their ticket to the post-season with a big comeback over the Preds

Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and three assists, and the Florida Panthers rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night to clinch a playoff berth.
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Canucks rebound after dropping the first of four against the Sens
6:35am - Sun 25 Apr

Canucks rebound after dropping the first of four against the Sens

On Saturday, Braden Holtby outplayed the Senators’ two-man goaltending entry of Matt Murray and Marcus Hogberg, and the Canucks won 4-2 to keep the pressure on the teams they’re chasing in the NHL playoff race.
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Wild earn a playoff berth with another solid effort over the Sharks
6:34am - Sun 25 Apr

Wild earn a playoff berth with another solid effort over the Sharks

Ryan Suter scored 19 seconds in, Kirill Kaprizov scored for the fifth straight game and the Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
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Canucks give up a shorty in the third, but come back to notch a 6-3 win over the Leafs
6:41am - Wed 21 Apr

Canucks give up a shorty in the third, but come back to notch a 6-3 win over the Leafs

With the year it has been and the times we are in, the most surprising thing about the Canucks is not that they were crushed by the league's biggest COVID-19 outbreak, but that they’ve emerged from it with their most impressive performances of the season.
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Habs look for a silver lining after Price injury
6:39am - Wed 21 Apr

Habs look for a silver lining after Price injury

The Canadiens have lost five of their last seven games, struggled immensely to score goals and the complexities of icing their most competitive roster grew with Price’s injury. But, if you're looking for a silver lining, look no further than Primeau getting a chance he’s earned.
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Luoooo to take the helm of Team Canada for 2021
6:37am - Wed 21 Apr

Luoooo to take the helm of Team Canada for 2021

Roberto Luongo has been named general manager for of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2021 IIHF World Championship, with Shane Doan and Scott Salmond serving as assistant general manager for the event.
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Bruins continue their winning ways by shutting out the Sabres
6:36am - Wed 21 Apr

Bruins continue their winning ways by shutting out the Sabres

Tuukka Rask recorded his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
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Marleau ties record for most games played in NHL history set by Howe
3:56pm - Mon 19 Apr

Marleau ties record for most games played in NHL history set by Howe

Patrick Marleau tied Gordie Howe for the most NHL games played when the San Jose Sharks forward played No. 1,767 against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
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Canucks overcome the flu and beat the Leafs with a gritty 60 minute effort
4:29am - Mon 19 Apr

Canucks overcome the flu and beat the Leafs with a gritty 60 minute effort

To watch Zach Hyman hit the deck and eventually hobble off the ice following a knee-on-knee collision with Alex Edler was enough to send a fright through the Toronto Maple Leafs' grand ambitions one month out from the post-season.
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Bruins outgun the Caps as the cheap shots continue
4:24am - Mon 19 Apr

Bruins outgun the Caps as the cheap shots continue

David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each scored two goals and the Boston Bruins held off the Washington Capitals 6-3 in an at times heated matchup between the East rivals on Sunday.
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Pens' lose ground on the Caps with a loss to "surging" Sabres
4:21am - Mon 19 Apr

Pens' lose ground on the Caps with a loss to "surging" Sabres

Sam Reinhart scored twice, and the Buffalo Sabres played spoiler in the East Division playoff race with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
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Knights join the Avalanche on top of the West Division after win over the Ducks
4:19am - Mon 19 Apr

Knights join the Avalanche on top of the West Division after win over the Ducks

Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Nicolas Roy each had a goal and an assist Sunday and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 to move into a tie for first place in the West Division with the Colorado Avalanche.
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Stamkos still on the limp after Blue Jackets game
4:25am - Fri 16 Apr

Stamkos still on the limp after Blue Jackets game

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has been placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.
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Vancouver makes a couple of moves at the deadline to open up off-season options
4:07am - Tue 13 Apr

Vancouver makes a couple of moves at the deadline to open up off-season options

The Vancouver Canucks do not know if Matthew Highmore will turn into a player who can help them. But Monday’s trade was proof the National Hockey League team is confident Adam Gaudette will never be the player they wanted him to be.
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Leafs' make a splash at the deadline, but sink on the pond in Montreal
4:03am - Tue 13 Apr

Leafs' make a splash at the deadline, but sink on the pond in Montreal

The end result against the Canadiens wasn't familiar, as it marked the first-place Leafs’ first multi-goal defeat in a month. But a major symptom in their losses is recurring.