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  • Penguins doomed by second-period penalties

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    23 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets' rally for a Game 4 victory at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday started with Boone Jenner's power-play goal in the first period, but a big reason the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 4-3 in overtime was their parade to t...
  • Roundup: Down 3-0, Columbus Rallies to Win in OT

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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise’s 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.
  • Columbus rallies, stuns Pens in OT

    SI.com - NHL
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 pm
    The Penguins got off to a 3-0 lead in Game 4, but Columbus stormed back to win 4-3 in OT and tie the series at 2-2.
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stars, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets all win to even series at two

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    Harrison Mooney
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    No. 1 Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks Kane was his usual dynamic self in Game 4 versus the St. Louis Blues, scoring twice, including the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory, and adding an assist. His game-winner was a remarkable bit of poise, as he backed off the defense before beating Ryan Miller high.  No. 2 Star: Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars Skating a game-high 32:48 in the Stars' 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks that evened the series at two, Goligoski led the Stars with two points, a goal and an assist. Cody Eakin got the game-winner, but Goligoski's goal was the one that put the…
  • Fresh Take on Canucks Orca for Markstrom Mask

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    InGoal Magazine Staff
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    You can read Fresh Take on Canucks Orca for Markstrom Mask at InGoalMag.com Jacob Markstrom has a stylish new Vancouver Canucks mask. Maybe now they'll let him start a game. He'll look good when he does after Swedish painter David Gunnarsson wrapped his face in the team's Orca logo with a bit of a crazed grin. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
 
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  • Lethbridge's Duke using U-18 snub as motivation

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    CALGARY -- Reid Duke needn't look far for inspiration. For the most part, he can just look across the gym. Duke, a center for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Western Hockey League, has spent the past month training alongside Red Deer Rebels ce...
  • Kane rounding into form for Blackhawks

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    CHICAGO -- It was almost inevitable that Patrick Kane was going to need a few games to regain his elite level of play. After missing the final month of the regular season with a lower-body injury after an opponent landed on his left leg during ...
  • Blues must refocus as series shifts back to St. Louis

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
    CHICAGO -- They came back from a two-goal deficit in a hostile environment. It was a chance for the St. Louis Blues to grab the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks by the throat and take a 3-1 lead in this Western Conference First Ro...
  • Penguins doomed by second-period penalties

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets' rally for a Game 4 victory at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday started with Boone Jenner's power-play goal in the first period, but a big reason the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 4-3 in overtime was their parade to t...
  • Kings calling on experienced Richards, Carter

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The additions of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter helped propel the Los Angeles Kings to the 2012 Stanley Cup. The two are supposed to be major pieces in what was expected to be a long run as championship contenders. It hasn'...
 
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  • Twitter Tales: #NoKingsNo

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    To view the story in optimized format, visit sjsharks.com/twittertales ---------------------- #TwitterTales: #SJSharks at Kings, a victory in LA and guessing @TomasHertl48 celebrated after at Dave & Buster's. http://t.co/ajPZSFCNgJ ...
  • Diving Deep: Game 3 vs Kings

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Home-ice advantage seemed to mean everything entering Game 3 in Los Angeles. Western Conference teams had been a perfect 11-0 at home during the 2014 playoffs. The Sharks had lost their last four playoff games at Staples Center, with the hom...
  • Sharks-Kings Series Spotlights California Kids

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    LOS ANGELES -- When Matt Nieto watched games during the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, there was a good chance one of his old pals was on the television screen. Three of Nieto's former teammates with the L.A. Hockey Club, a trave...
  • Sharks at Kings Game 3 Highlights - 4/22/2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
  • Game Three Spark - Matt Nieto

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    The San Jose Sharks look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead tonight at 7:30pm (PST) as the best of seven series shifts to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on CSNCA-HD / 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and ...
 
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  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stars, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets all win to even series at two

    Harrison Mooney
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    No. 1 Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks Kane was his usual dynamic self in Game 4 versus the St. Louis Blues, scoring twice, including the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory, and adding an assist. His game-winner was a remarkable bit of poise, as he backed off the defense before beating Ryan Miller high.  No. 2 Star: Alex Goligoski, Dallas Stars Skating a game-high 32:48 in the Stars' 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks that evened the series at two, Goligoski led the Stars with two points, a goal and an assist. Cody Eakin got the game-winner, but Goligoski's goal was the one that put the…
  • Patrick Kane scores in OT as Blackhawks win Game 4 to even series (Video)

    Harrison Mooney
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    There's an old saying when it comes to the playoffs: a series hasn't even begun until a team wins one on the road.  Supposing that's true, through four games, the first-round series between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues has yet to even begin. After going down 2-0 in St. Louis, the Blackhawks did what they had to, winning both of their home game. The Game 4 victory came thanks to Patrick Kane, who gave them a 4-3 overtime win with this beautiful overtime winner: You could see this one coming, and not just because we know Kane has a playoff gear because he has a playoff haircut,…
  • Marc-Andre Fleury makes two gaffes, Blue Jackets rally to win Game 4

    Greg Wyshynski
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    On two misplays, all the good will Marc-Andre Fleury had earned in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ division semifinal against the Columbus Blue Jackets was squandered. All the confidence evaporated. All the hope that he wouldn’t be a liability for the third straight postseason thrown into doubt. Yes, he made 42 saves in the game, as the Blue Jackets desperately peppered him in a fight for their playoff lives on Wednesday night. But it’s the two he didn’t make with 24 seconds left in regulation and 2:49 into overtime that cost the Penguins the game, 4-3, and made this a best-of-three series.
  • Matt Cooke suspended seven games for knee-on-knee hit that injured Tyson Barrie

    Harrison Mooney
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Tyson Barrie won't return to the Colorado Avalanche's first-round series with the Minnesota Wild, after suffering an MCL injury on an ugly, knee-on-knee hit from Matt Cooke.  Unsurprisingly, neither will Cooke, who was suspended seven games by the Department of Player Safety on Wednesday. The DOPS suspension video uses the word knee a lot. Makes sense. "Cooke is leading with his left knee. After Barrie releases the puck, Cooke continues in this posture, further extends his knee, and makes contact wkith Barrie's left knee. This is kneeing." That's from Patrick Burke, the knight who says knee.
  • Ryan Getzlaf to miss Game 4 versus Stars with upper-body injury

    Harrison Mooney
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The Anaheim Ducks will be without captain and first-line centre Ryan Getzlaf for Wednesday night's pivotal Game 4 versus the Dallas Stars. According to the team, Getzlaf will miss the game with an upper-body injury. He's listed as day-to-day. His absence will likely be felt a great deal more than Teemu Selanne's. It goes without saying that this is a massive loss for Anaheim. Getzlaf has 4 points in the series -- a goal and an assist in both Anaheim wins -- but we knew his value to the team long before the playoffs commenced. Getzlaf finished second in the league in scoring behind Sidney…
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  • Reebok/CCM/Eli Wilson Contest Winners

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    You can read Reebok/CCM/Eli Wilson Contest Winners at InGoalMag.com Congratulations to all who took part in the Reebok/CCM/Eli Wilson Goaltending contest presented by InGoal Magazine - more than 9,000 of you! Our winners have been drawn and we have heard back from each of them over the weekend. Click through to see who the three lucky goalies are. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Get A Wider Butterfly: How Flexibility Training Changed

    Maria Mountain M.Sc.
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    You can read Get A Wider Butterfly: How Flexibility Training Changed at InGoalMag.com The original Butterfly Challenge worked for thousands of goalies, so I didn't mess with it too much, but there are a few key changes that will make it even more effective. So whether you follow that flexibility program or have your own routine that you do, here are the ingredients that your program should include ... Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Rask-Signed Boston Strong Charity Mask Auction

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    You can read Rask-Signed Boston Strong Charity Mask Auction at InGoalMag.com One year after the Boston bombing tragedy that both shook and rallied the city, hockey fans can win a Boston Strong-themed goalie mask signed by Bruins No.1 Tuukka Rask in support of the One Fund Boston charity. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Bryzgalov Adds Video Game Characters to Wild Mask

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    You can read Bryzgalov Adds Video Game Characters to Wild Mask at InGoalMag.com It's no surprise Ilya Bryzgalov let his kids help design one of his masks. For his latest lid with the Minnesota Wild, however, artist Stephane Bergeron of Griffe Airbrush converted the drawings produced by Bryzgalov's kids into realistic looking characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
  • Fresh Take on Canucks Orca for Markstrom Mask

    InGoal Magazine Staff
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    You can read Fresh Take on Canucks Orca for Markstrom Mask at InGoalMag.com Jacob Markstrom has a stylish new Vancouver Canucks mask. Maybe now they'll let him start a game. He'll look good when he does after Swedish painter David Gunnarsson wrapped his face in the team's Orca logo with a bit of a crazed grin. Copyright The Goalie Magazine - InGoalMag.com
 
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  • John Jaeckel: Best Of Three: Hawks Find Their Game

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! The doors of the phone booth opened and in a pillar of smoke, Patrick Kane emerged with two clutch goals last night, including the OT game winner. The Hawks tied their first round series with the St. Louis Blues at 2-2, and go back to St. Louis with a bit of momentum. It's been a nip and tuck close series thus far, but last night, the Hawks seemed to get some...
  • Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Stars Continue Home Ice Mastery at Crucial Time

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Over the course of the 2013-14 season, the Dallas Stars have forged an identity as a team that is very tough to beat when they play on their home ice at the American Airlines Center. That trend has carried over into the Western Conference Quarterfinals. During the regular season, the Stars posted a 23-11-7 record on home ice. Now, after trailing the Anaheim Ducks two games to none in their fir...
  • Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Come From 3-0 Down to Even Series With Penguins

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell 1. Columbus deserves a lot of credit for what they were able to do in Game 4. Trailing 3-0 early, it would have been easy to mail it in and accept defeat. They certainly didn't do that, though, as they carried play for the final 55 minutes or so, and eventually were granted the result they deserved when Nick Foligno won it in overtime. I didn't think they had a...
  • Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Goal Burden Not Only on Giroux, Quick Hits

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    During the 2013-14 regular season, one of the more underrated aspects about the Flyers offensive depth was the frequency in which the Flyers got offensive contributions from the defensemen. Led by Mark Streit's 10 goals, the Philadelphia blueline corps contributed a healthy 33 goals to a Flyers' attack that scored 236 goals as team. The trend has carried over to the postseason. Andrew MacDonald...
  • Steve Palumbo: No Selanne, No Getzlaf, No Robidas and No Wins in Dallas. Series Tied

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    It's sink or swim time for the Anaheim Ducks, whose 2-0 series lead has melted away into a 2-2 series tie with the Dallas Stars in their Western Conference First Round series. Playing without Teemu Selanne (benched), Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) and Stephane Robidas (leg), the Ducks couldn't keep pace with the Stars, falling 4-2 at American Airlines Arena. In reality, a healthy Dallas was just...
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  • Joey Hishon to Make NHL Debut in Game 4

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Rookie Joey Hishon is going to be thrown into the deep end, so to speak. Hishon will make his NHL debut in Game 4 of the Colorado Avalanche's opening-round series with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. He joined the team late Tu...
  • MacKinnon A Finalist For NHL's Calder Trophy

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    NEW YORK -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player selected as the most prof...
  • Ryan Wilson Replaces Injured Tyson Barrie in Lineup

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Avs have done it all season and will now have to do it again. Every time a player went down with an injury, their teammates stepped up their games to help the Avalanche continue to find ways to win. Colorado will have t...
  • Avalanche Farm Report: April 22

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The Avalanche isn't Denver's only professional hockey team still playing for a championship. The Denver Cutthroats, the Avs' CHL affiliate, were tied 1-1 with the Arizona Sundogs in the best-of-seven CHL semifinals after knocking off the Tulsa ...
  • Ryan O'Reilly A Finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    NEW YORK -- Forwards Ryan O'Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks and Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to...
 
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  • Why the Bruins will win the Stanley Cup

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The 2013-14 Boston Bruins are better than the team that lost the 2013 Stanley Cup Final in heartbreaking fashion. In fact, these Bruins are playing better hockey than the 2011 edition, which defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games to clai...
  • Vancouver GM discusses Tortorella, team's struggles

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:59 am
    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis emerged from the three-day meetings of the NHL's GMs at the Boca Beach Club with the understanding that his team faces a rocky road in the future, but also a fuller understanding of...
  • Analysis: Ryan Miller trade could set off chain reaction

    28 Feb 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The Buffalo Sabres made the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline a lot more interesting in one fell swoop Friday night. As expected, the Sabres moved one of the biggest assets on the market in goaltender and franchise icon Ryan Miller, setting off a potenti...
  • U.S. forced to face tough questions after loss

    22 Feb 2014 | 11:49 am
    SOCHI – Less than a day earlier, the United States was on top of the Olympic hockey mountain. Twenty-two hours and two bitter defeats later, the Americans were left with clearly visible psychic scars and no medal. A comprehensive 5-0 victory by...
  • Analysis: Canada beat U.S. at its own game

    21 Feb 2014 | 1:25 pm
    SOCHI -- For four games here, the United States made its opponents nervous. With a bevy of speedy forwards, the U.S. forced teams like Slovenia and Slovakia to start on their heels, which ultimately cost them dearly. Even powerful Russia was ca...
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  • Tale of the Tape: Red Wings visit Penguins

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Detroit Red Wings make their only regular-season visit to Consol Energy Center when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2). But it's not impossible that the Red Wings could be bac...
  • Tale of the Tape: Bruins visit Red Wings

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The Boston Bruins know they'll be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the Detroit Red Wings are scrambling to get to the postseason for the 23rd consecutive season. The longtime rivals face off in the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, R...
  • Blackhawks complete first step on road to repeat

    29 Mar 2014 | 8:50 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks have passed the first checkpoint on what they hope will be the road to back-to-back Stanley Cups, though the journey this season may be a bit more difficult. The defending champs were assured of a sixth consecutive trip t...
  • Tale of the Tape: Flyers visit Rangers

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Three weeks into the season, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers were scrambling to end slumps that threatened to keep them out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Things have changed a lot since then: They will meet at Madison Square Garden in ...
  • Tale of the Tape: Blues visit Blackhawks

    18 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks may be the defending Stanley Cup champions, but they find themselves looking up at the St. Louis Blues as the teams prepare to face off in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2). The Blues come to...
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  • Blackhawks Buzz: April 23, 2014 vs. St. Louis Blues - Game 4

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    1) At The Four-Front The Blackhawks and Blues square off on Wednesday in Game 4, with Chicago looking to even up the series at two games apiece. The Blackhawks are coming off a 2-0 shutout effort on Monday, marking Chicago’s 12th playoff win on h...
  • Blackhawks' Crawford answers own challenge

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Corey Crawford took it upon himself to say he needed to be better if the Chicago Blackhawks were going to mount a comeback against the St. Louis Blues after blowing leads and losing in overtime in Games 1 and 2. "We're not going to win if I'm g...
  • Blackhawks recall 13 players from Rockford

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled forwards Alex Broadhurst, Terry Broadhurst, Phillip Danault, Ryan Hartman, Drew LeBlanc, Brad Mills, Brandon Mashinter, Mark McNeill and Garret Ross, defensemen Mathieu Brisebois, Adam Clendening and Brian Conn...
  • Brookbank to fill Seabrook's spot for Blackhawks

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Sheldon Brookbank will draw the assignment of filling in for suspended Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. Brookbank will get his first taste of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs paired with Duncan Keith on the top defense unit for the Bl...
  • Five ways Chicago can get back into its series

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Add it up and the Chicago Blackhawks are exactly 1:51.4 away from having a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 Western Conference First Round series against the St. Louis Blues. "You're almost there," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. You know...
 
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  • Quotables: Game 4

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards On his team's ability to stay in games... TR: "We've had good things happen. The guys have proven some resiliency, but we've also had some things proven where we put ourselves down and we had to prove that re...
  • Post Game: Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
  • The Numbers: Game 4

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Welcome to "The Numbers," where we look beyond what's in the box score and explain how certain statistics really shaped the outcome. In dramatic fashion, the Blue Jackets tied the series at two games apiece with a 4-3 overtime win over Pittsbur...
  • Johnson front and center in Blue Jackets' revival

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    COLUMBUS -- Defenseman Jack Johnson joined the Columbus Blue Jackets at one of the rock-bottom moments for the franchise, but instead of shying from the challenge of being part of the turnaround, he embraced it. Monday night, before a frenzied ...
  • Starting Times Set for Saturday's Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    NEW YORK (April 23, 2014) – The National Hockey League today announced updated start time information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: • The starting time for Game 5 of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins a...
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  • Bruins Week Ahead: 4/20-4/25

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD April 20 – April 25 THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… STATS & NOTES YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING… BEHIND THE B POSTSEASON: The Boston Bruins announced that the team will continue to release episodes of “Behind...
  • Milan Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    From the NHL's Department of Player Safety: NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Bosto...
  • Behind The B, Presented by Alex and Ani, to Continue Through Playoffs

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, April 16, that the team will continue to release episodes of “Behind the B” presented by Alex and Ani throughout the team's 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. There will be one episode for each round the ...
  • Bruins Recall Justin Florek from Providence on an Emergency Basis

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 15, that the club has recalled forward Justin Florek from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Florek will join the team for Tuesday's 11:00 a....
  • Bruins Assign Cunningham, Florek, Khokhlachev & Lindblad to Providence

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 13, that the team has assigned forwards Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev, and Matt Lindblad to Providence (American Hockey League). Cunningh...
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  • Postgame Quotes: Game 4 at Dallas

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:36 pm
    POSTGAME QUOTES 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Game 4 Anaheim 2 vs. Dallas 4 Apr. 23, 2014 American Airlines Center Series tied, 2-2 ANAHEIM DUCKS Mathieu Perreault On the positives from Game 4 We played good in the first perio...
  • Getzlaf Out for Game 4 in Dallas with Upper Body Injury

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been ruled out for tonight's Game 4 of the opening round in Dallas and is listed as day-to-day. Getzlaf has played every game in the series, despite suffering multiple facial injuries after being hit with a puck ...
  • Morning Report: Etem In, Andersen to Start Game 4

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    By Kyle Shohara The Ducks have an opportunity tonight in Dallas to put a stranglehold on this best-of-seven series in which they currently lead, 2 games to 1. With their loss in Game 3 two nights ago, a guaranteed Game 5 will be played at Honda...
  • Practice Report: Ducks React to Robidas Injury, Prepare for Game 4

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    By AJ Manderichio DALLAS - After a tough loss to the Stars in last night’s Game 3, the Ducks returned to the ice at American Airlines Center for a short practice today. Much of the focus centered on defenseman Stephane Robidas, who fractured...
  • Robidas Ruled Out for Postseason with Fractured Right Leg

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of a fractured right leg suffered in the first minute of the second period in Monday night's Game 3 loss in Dallas. On the play, Stars winger Ryan Ga...
 
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  • Gaudreau added to USA's World Championship roster

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    CALGARY, AB -- Johnny Gaudreau's whirlwind season will continue as he has been named to USA Hockey's 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship roster. The tournament takes place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. It will be the third time the winger has r...
  • Small sample has college kids hungry for more

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    CALGARY, AB -- They came for a taste. But after a short audition to close out their 2013-14 season, the four newest members of the Calgary Flames have left as hungry as ever. “A lot hungrier, for sure,” forward Kenny Agostino said. “Getting ...
  • Numerology: Ben Street

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    58 - Pivot Ben Street skated in 58 games with the Abbotsford Heat this season. He is in his second season with the Heat. 13 - Street played in 13 games with the Flames this season. He started the year in Calgary, playing in eight games, and the...
  • Monahan’s rookie campaign far from boring

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    CALGARY, AB -- Sean Monahan boring? Anything but, according to the rookie campaign he penned. Monahan, Calgary’s top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft just nine months ago, put together a freshman season unmatched by any first-year Calgary Flames skat...
  • Optimistic Glencross sets sights on next season

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    CALGARY, AB -- It wasn’t how his year was supposed to unfold. Forced to sit out the final four games of the 2012-13 seasons after sustaining a knee injury five shifts into a game against the Anaheim Ducks last April, Curtis Glencross had plenty...
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  • WorSharks end disappointing season on up note with 2-0 whitewashing of Providence

    Darryl Hunt
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    The Worcester Sharks were hoping to play spoiler in Saturday night’s game against the Providence Bruins, but with all the AHL’s Eastern Conference playoff teams determined on Friday all the WorSharks were doing was playing for pride, and they showed lots of it after Troy Grosenick’s 23 saves and Eriah Hayes and Travis Oleksuk lit the lamp to defeat the Baby-Bs 2-0 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 6,470 fans. The WorSharks end the season in 11th in the East, 13 points out of the final playoff spot. The Worcester Sharks salute the crowd after their 2-0…
  • WorSharks blanked for seventh time this season

    Darryl Hunt
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    The Worcester Sharks had a game scheduled for Friday night at the DCU Center against the St. John’s IceCaps but apparently no one told the players as the WorSharks were dominated in every single way possible in a hockey game and lost 6-0 in front of 4,909 fans, whose jeering of Worcester head coach Roy Sommer was audible throughout the arena for most of the second half of the game and well after the final buzzer in the DCU parking garage. The loss extends Sommer’s AHL career leading coaching loss record to 590, which is 78 more than Hershey Bear’s legendary coach Frank…
  • WorSharks Booster Club announces award winners

    Darryl Hunt
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Worcester Sharks Booster Club President Rich Lundin announced the winners of the 2013-2014 Booster Club awards at a dinner held Monday night at the DCU Center to honor the Worcester Sharks. Club members voted for each award in late March/early April. The winners were: Best Offensive Player – Daniil Tarasov Best Defensive Player – Konrad Abeltshauser Fan Favorite – Jimmy Bonneau Best Single Game Performance – Dan DaSilva (Hat Trick, Assist, +4 @ POR on 1/2/14) “Tough Guy” Award – Jimmy Bonneau Rookie of the Year – Troy Grosenick Seventh Player Award…
  • Blanking WorSharks again, Norfolk wins 3-0

    Darryl Hunt
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Worcester Sharks followed up Friday’s total team effort win against the Adirondack Phantoms with one on the complete opposite end of the spectrum as they looked like 18 guys that had never been on the ice together before in dropping a 3-0 contest to the Norfolk Admirals Saturday night at the DCU Center in front of a crowd of 4,500 fans for the WorSharks second consecutive shutout loss to the Admirals. As has been the case in many of his losses this season, Worcester rookie netminder Troy Grosenick played well enough to win but his teammates failed him on the other end of the ice.
  • WorSharks use full team effort to down Adirondack 4-1

    Darryl Hunt
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    The Worcester Sharks may have been eliminated from playoff contention with Wednesday night’s loss to Hartford, but they put together one of their best games of the season Friday night at the DCU Center against the Adirondack Phantoms and behind multiple point nights by Adam Comrie, Freddie Hamilton, and Travis Oleksuk defeated the Phantoms 4-1 to hand Adirondack goaltender Cal Heeter his AHL leading 25th loss on the season. Worcester Sharks defenseman Adam Comrie (#44) guards Adirondack winger Derek Whitmore during the WorSharks 4-1 victory Friday night. Comrie had a highlight game…
 
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Oilers Agree to Terms with Dillon Simpson

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with University of North Dakota defenceman Dillon Simpson on a three-year entry level contract. Simpson, 21, has played four seasons for the University of North Dakota, accumulating...
  • Oilers Name Bill Scott Assistant General Manager

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Bill Scott as Assistant General Manager. Scott, 33, replaces Ricky Olczyk, who was offered a position within the organization, but has respectfully declined the ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Perron and Scrivens named to Team Canada

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hockey Canada announced today Edmonton Oilers forward David Perron and goaltender Ben Scrivens have been named to Team Canada for the 2014 World Hockey Championship, May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus. Perron, 25, appeared in 78 games this season...
  • Past results of the NHL's Draft Lottery

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Draft Drawing is a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the NHL Entry Draft. It gives the teams that finish with the fewest points during the regular season the greatest chance of having their combinati...
  • Edmonton Oilers Injury Report 2013-14

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
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  • Cats Prospects: To The CHL Semifinals

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    CHL Playoffs The CHL playoffs have advanced to the Conference Finals. In the process of cutting down from eight to four teams, some Panthers prospects advanced while some were sent home. The Cats have two prospects still alive in the QMJHL, and o...
  • Florida Panthers Win NHL Draft Lottery

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:40 pm
    SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers own the No. 1 overall selection at the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night. In addition to selecting first overall, the Panthers own the 32nd overall selection (second round), as...
  • Cats Sit Atop The Draft

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    It's been 20 years since the Florida Panthers headed to the NHL Draft with the No. 1 selection, but they will do so this summer in Philadelphia. The Panthers will pick first in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. As the 29th-p...
  • Top Of Draft Order Determined Tonight

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The NHL Draft will be held on June 27-28, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The draft order of the first 13 picks will be finalized Tuesday night at the NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto at 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN). At the NHL Draft L...
  • About Last Night: Blue Jackets 3, Panthers 2

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    ABOUT LAST NIGHT is the morning-after recap of last night’s Florida Panthers game produced by “Hockey Pat” McGrath, a lifelong Cats fan who previously wrote for the Florida Panthers themed blog “TheRatTrick”. It is a followup to Hockey Pat’s hilar...
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  • Zetterberg won't say either way if he'll play

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    DETROIT – Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg was guarded when asked by reporters Wednesday about the likelihood of a return for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena. “I’m not ruling out the morning skate,” Zetterberg said. “I ta...
  • Get to middle of the ice is Wings' priority

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    DETROIT – For the Red Wings to have any success against the Boston Bruins in Game 4, they'll need to throw more at Tuukka Rask than eight-tentacled cephalopods. Getting traffic in front of Rask will be critical if the Red Wings expect to turn a...
  • Bruins take back home-ice

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:26 pm
    DETROIT – Like an older playground bully, the Boston Bruins pushed enough Tuesday night to finally take back what originally belong to them. The Bruins gave away their home-ice advantage in Game 1, but forcefully took it back by soundly defeati...
  • Andersson to make '14 playoff debut

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    DETROIT – Joakim Andersson will make his 2014 Stanley Cup playoff debut tonight when he replaces veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson in the Red Wings’ Game 3 lineup against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena. “Alfie needed another day, so Ander...
  • It's back to basics for Wings in Game 3

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    DETROIT – Playing physical in the Stanley Cup playoffs is one thing, but playing physical and smart is the approach the Red Wings need to focus on as their best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins shifts to Joe Louis Arena for Game 3 on Tues...
 
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  • SABRES PROSPECTS REPORT

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    The opening round of the United States Hockey League playoffs concluded over the weekend, with just one of the three Buffalo Sabres prospects involved advancing to the next round. Cal Petersen (2013, fifth round) made 23 saves Thursday as the W...
  • JOHN TUCKER NAMED HEAD COACH OF JR. SABRES

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    The Buffalo Jr. Sabres today announced several management and coaching changes in the organization, including the hiring of former Buffalo Sabres player John Tucker as head coach of the Junior 'A' team of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). M...
  • SABRES ANNOUNCE COACHING CHANGES

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assist...
  • SABRES SIGN AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH ELMIRA JACKALS OF ECHL

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed an affiliation agreement with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, the professional developmental league for the American Hockey League (AHL) and the National Hockey League. Elmira joins the Roches...
  • SECOND TO NONE

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    TORONTO – The Buffalo Sabres did not win the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday despite having the best odds to do so. However, Sabres general manager Tim Murray is confident that the organization will still be able to draft the player they feel is...
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  • Ryan Garbutt Savoring First Trip to Playoffs

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    FRISCO, Texas -- No one on the Dallas Stars is enjoying the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2008 more than forward Ryan Garbutt. That's probably because he had to work so hard to get there. Five years ago, Garbutt had f...
  • X-Factor: Nichushkin Finds Comfort Level With Stars

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The Dallas Stars are young, fast and dangerous. It begins with their top-line punch of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, but there are more reasons why Dallas is back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six years. One is right wing Va...
  • 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Schedule

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Below are dates, times, national broadcast information and results for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Information on the U.S. broadcast for games later in the round will be released as it is determined. All times listed are E...
  • Stars Meet Young Fan Who Knows Peverley's Plight

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    PHILADELPHIA -- When Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the team's bench during a game March 10 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, 9-year-old Philadelphia Flyers fan T.J. Ramos understood more than most exactly what was happening. ...
  • Team Stores Closing and Clearance Sales

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:48 am
    On Sunday, March 30, the StarStuff Stores located in the McKinney, Farmers Branch and Euless Dr Pepper StarCenters will cease operation. Each facility will continue to provide skate sharpening and limited supplies such as tape, sticks, and other e...
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  • Cooke Handed 7-game Suspension

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been suspended seven games for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game Three of the teams' First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in St. Paul on Monday, April 21, the National Hockey Le...
  • Game 4 Pregame Party Changes

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Due to predicted rain, the following changes have been made to the Game 4 pregame party Thursday. Gate 2 • The food and beverage area will now be covered by one large tent.  • The following will be available from 5pm – 8pm: • Pig Roast ...
  • Dr. Burns Named Family Physician of the Year

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Minnesota Wild Medical Director, Sheldon Burns, M.D., was awarded the 2014 Family Physician of the Year by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). This award is presented annually to a family physician who represents the highest ideals ...
  • Wild Extends Partnership With Clear Channel

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Minnesota Wild announced today a three-year extension of their partnership with Clear Channel Communications to broadcast all preseason, regular season and Stanley Cup Playoff games on KFAN-FM 100.3, for the next three NHL seasons.   The par...
  • Game 3 Postgame Notes vs. Colorado - April 21

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Minnesota outshot Colorado 46-22, and C Mikael Granlund scored the overtime winner as Minnesota topped Colorado, 1-0, in front of a sellout crowd of 19,221 in Game 3 of the series Monday night at Xcel Energy Center. G Darcy Kuemper made 22 saves t...
 
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  • The Numbers Game - Canadiens - Lightning

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Lightning playoff series. 10 – Number of different Canadiens players who scored goals on Lightning netminders with Brendan Gallagher and Rene Bourque leading the way in that category with three goals apiece. 42 – Number of points registered by Canadiens players with Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and P.K. Subban torching the Lightning for five points each. 94 – Number of saves made by Carey Price over the course of the series, enabling the three-time All-Star to compile a sharp 2.33 GAA in four starts against head coach Jon Cooper’s…
  • And the lady sang

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    MONTREAL – It’s been six years and a day since the Habs last won a playoff round at home. The moment had been a long time coming. Unwittingly, the Canadiens may have started a new playoff tradition by inviting Quebec diva Ginette Reno to perform the national anthem for a second straight home game. After spurring Rene Bourque to a goal 11 seconds into Game Three, Madame Reno’s magic touch manifested itself once again in Game Four. Just before leaving the ice on Tuesday night, she made a special point of saluting fellow Quebecker Daniel Briere. Two minutes into the first period, the same…
  • The Numbers Game - Game #4 - April 22, 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 4 between the Habs and the Lightning on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. 15 – Rene Bourque comes into Game 4 with a team-leading three goals in the first three matchups of the Montreal-Tampa Bay series. The left-winger’s 15 shots on goal at even strength lead the league through Tuesday. On Tuesday, Bourque added 7 more shots on net. 29:33 – Average time on ice for Andrei Markov in the first three playoff games, a team-high figure. The Russian Olympian also had a busy night on Tuesday, logging 22:58 in ice time for the Habs and setting up the…
  • Game 4 Preview: MTL vs. TBL

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Eastern Conference First Round Series : Game 4 Canadiens (3-0) vs. Lightning (0-3) Energized by a close win in front of the home crowd, the Habs will look to complete the series sweep on Tuesday at the Bell Centre A surprise offensive catalyst this postseason, Rene Bourque continued on his recent hot streak by corralling a P.K. Subban dump-in, breaking in alone, and snapping the puck under Anders Lindback’s armpit with just eleven seconds elapsed in the first period. Bourque, showing great aggression with and without the puck, led all players with eight shots on net during Sunday’s game.
  • Five Keys to the Game: Habs-Lightning #4

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    1. Don’t get too excited, but…: Everyone knows that a best-of-seven series isn’t over after just three games. Still, some teams boast a far more powerful killer instinct than others when it comes to sending their opponents packing, and the Canadiens are certainly part of that group. In the 30 times the Habs have led a playoff series by a 3-0 count, they’ve put an end to the series in four games 21 times, in five games on seven occasions, and in six games just two times. 2. Don’t get too excited, but… take 2: As indicated above, four victories are needed by any one team to win a…
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  • USA Picks Murphy, Miele for 2014 IIHF World Championship Team

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forward Andy Miele (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Phoenix Coyotes/Miami Univ.) and defenseman Connor Murphy (Dublin, Ohio/Phoenix Coyotes) have been added to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the Interna...
  • Coyotes Partner with Fanatics to Manage Team's Retail Store at Jobing.com Arena

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 17, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today a multi-year agreement with Fanatics Retail Group, the business division of Fanatics, Inc., to manage the team’s retail store at Jobing....
  • Canada Names Tippett Head Coach for 2014 IIHF World Championship

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    GLENDALE -- Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett on Wednesday was named head coach for the Canadian National Team that will compete at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship next month in Minsk, Belarus. The announcement was made by Hockey Cana...
  • Coyotes Assign Four Players to AHL

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned defensemen Connor Murphy and Brandon Gormley, goaltender Mark Visentin and forward T...
  • Coyotes Announce 2013-14 Team Award Winners

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, April 13, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes announced today the team awards winners for the 2013-14 NHL season. Coyotes’ center Antoine Vermette won the Fry’s Food Stores Team MVP Award and the Ariz...
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  • Devils nominate Schneider for 2013-14 King Clancy Memorial Trophy

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The New Jersey Devils are proud to announce their nomination of goaltender Cory Schneider for the 2014 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually “to the player in the League that best exemplifies leadership q...
  • Zubrus posts two assists in loss to Poland

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Dainius Zubrus recorded two assists for host Lithuania in their 3-2 loss to Poland at the 2014 IIHF World Championship on Monday. Zubrus has collected a goal and two helpers in two games for the Lithuanians, who are 1-1 in the Division I Group ...
  • Devils sign Black to entry-level deal

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Devils today announced they have signed forward Graham Black to an entry-level contract. Black, 21, led Swift Current with 97 points (34g-63a) in 69 games this season, closing out his WHL career with 76 goals, 123 assists for 199 points in...
  • Fayne undergoes successful groin surgery

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Newark, NJ – The following is a statement from New Jersey Devils President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello on defenseman Mark Fayne: “Today, Mark Fayne underwent successful surgery to the core muscle of his left groin. There will be an eight to ...
  • 2014 NHL Awards return to Las Vegas on June 24

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    NEW YORK -- The NHL Awards™ return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the National Hockey League announced today. Renowned television and radio broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, the recently-named host of th...
 
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  • The Aces Arrive

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled eight players from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. These eight players will practice with the Flyers for the duration of the playof...
  • UP ON BLOCKS

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:29 pm
    PHILADELPHIA – After he had finished addressing the media, Claude Giroux asked to see the final box score. It was handed to him and he glanced at it quickly. He saw enough. He shook his head and handed it back. It wasn’t the final score that was...
  • Read along with Raffl's Playoff Blog

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Follow Flyers rookie Michael Raffl as he enters his first Stanley Cup Playoffs. Raffl will be keeping this exclusive blog presented by Anexinet through the Flyers entire playoff run. ------------------------------------ 2ND ENTRY: Much More Rela...
  • Injury Update: Steve Mason & Steve Downie

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Following the Flyers morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center prior to Game 3 vs. New York Rangers, general manager Paul Holmgren announced the following injury update. Flyers goaltender Steve Mason is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, while...
  • FIVE THINGS: Game 3 - Flyers vs. NY Rangers

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Philadelphia Flyers (1-1) vs New York Rangers (1-1) (Series Tied, 1-1) 1. HOME SWEET HOME The series shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3, where the Flyers posted a 24-14-3 record and were tied for the fourth-most wins on home-ice in the East...
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  • Endgame: Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Penguins blew a 3-0 lead and a chance to take a 3-1 series stranglehold in Wednesday’s Game 4 at Nationwide Arena, losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in overtime. Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and James Neal all scored for the Penguins. Ma...
  • Penguins-Blue Jackets to Play Game Five Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced updated start time information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The starting time for Game 5 of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets has...
  • Penguins Report: Game Day at Columbus (Game 4)

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
  • Penguins Getting Scoring From Lesser Lights

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    COLUMBUS -- No Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin nor James Neal in the goal column? No problem so far for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who hope to continue spreading the scoring if necessary to put a stranglehold on their Eastern Conferenc...
  • Penguins Roundup: 4/22/14

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Penguins held an optional practice at Nationwide Arena Tuesday afternoon. Fifteen players took part, including injured forwards Marcel Goc (foot) and Brian Gibbons (undisclosed). “You saw some of our injured players skating with the group ...
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  • Ford Ice Center Quickly Moving Towards Completion

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Visit the Ford Ice Center, located at the Global Mall at the Crossings in Antioch, Tenn., and you’ll see that the landscape is regularly changing. The roof over the north rink has recently been completed and the south rink roof will be done by the...
  • Ekholm and Rinne Added to World Championship Rosters

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (Finland) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (Sweden) have been named to their respective countries’ rosters for the 2014 World Championship, taking place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Their additions brings...
  • Nashville Predators Sign Jaynen Rissling to an Entry-Level Deal

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jaynen Rissling to a three-year entry-level contract. Rissling, 20 (9/21/93), recently comple...
  • Nashville Predators Sign Garrett Noonan to an Entry-Level Deal

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Garrett Noonan to a two-year entry-level contract. Noonan, 23 (1/28/91), spent the past four ...
  • Nashville Predators Acquire Jaynen Rissling From Washington

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Jaynen Rissling from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Nashville’s seventh-round selectio...
 
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  • Pregame Notes: Rangers at Philadelphia

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Tuesday, Apr. 22, 8:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 1-1 Flyers: 1-1 TOMORROW'S GAME The Rangers will face off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow, Apr. 22, at Wells...
  • Rangers Agree To Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Mat Bodie

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Mat Bodie. Bodie, 24, registered eight goals and 31 assists for 39 points in 40 games helpin...
  • Rangers Recall J.T. Miller from Hartford

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward J.T. Miller from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Miller, 21, registered four points (two goals, two assists)...
  • Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Montreal

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS Saturday, Apr. 12, 7:00 p.m. ET Bell Centre – Montreal, QC Rangers: 45-31-5 (95 pts) Canadiens: 45-28-8 (98 pts) TOMORROW'S GAME The Rangers will face off against the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow...
  • Ryan McDonagh Named 2013-14 Team MVP & Winner Of Players' Player Award

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    The New York Rangers announced today that Ryan McDonagh was named the Rangers’ MVP and received the Players’ Player Award for the 2013-14 season. The Rangers’ MVP award was voted on by the New York Rangers media. McDonagh is the first defensema...
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  • Morrow Out for Rest of First Round

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    CHICAGO - Blues forward Brenden Morrow will miss the rest of the first-round series vs. Chicago. Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock delivered the news during a press conference before Game 4. Morrow played April 8 vs. Washington but suffered a l...
  • Game 3 Shatters FSMW Ratings Record

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    ST. LOUIS – Game 3 of the Blues-Blackhawks series was the highest-rated Blues game ever on FOX Sports Midwest, according to Nielsen Media Research. Monday’s game earned an 11.9 household rating in the St. Louis market. That topped the previous...
  • Allen Named AHL's Outstanding Goaltender

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The American Hockey League announced today that Jake Allen of the Chicago Wolves has been voted the winner of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender for the 2013-14 season. The award is ...
  • Tarasenko Ready to Return

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Vladimir Tarasenko had his cast removed and was on the ice for a full practice with the team Wednesday at the Ice Zone at St. Louis Outlet Mall. He will be in the lineup for Game 1 on Thursday vs. Chicago. Tarasenko had surgery on his right ...
  • Blues Get Some Injured Back for Practice

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- The St. Louis Blues ended the regular season missing eight regulars from their lineup. When they open the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks, veteran forward Brenden Morrow, one of those injured, decl...
 
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  • Canes Agree to Terms with Patrick Brown

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed center Patrick Brown to a two-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Brown $575,00...
  • Canes Reassign Zach Boychuk to Charlotte

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Zach Boychuk to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Boych...
  • Sekera Undergoes Abdominal Surgery

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that defenseman Andrej Sekera underwent abdominal surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr. William C. Meyers in Phila...
  • Hurricanes Recall Zach Boychuk

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an ...
  • Eric Staal Nominated for King Clancy Trophy

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that Eric Staal has been selected by his teammates as Carolina’s nominee for the 2013-14 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. It marks the fourth time that Staal has been nominated for the honor, which...
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  • Brouwer, Chimera and Ward to Represent Canada at 2014 IIHF World Championship

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals forwards Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward will represent Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. The World Championship begin on May 9 and conclude on May 25. Brouwer, 28, wil...
  • Joel Ward to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch on Jackie Robinson Day at Nationals Park

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the Washington Nationals, today announced that forward Joel Ward will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Jackie Robinson Day at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 17. Ward will thro...
  • Caps to Pick 13th at 2014 NHL Draft

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    It's been 20 years since the Florida Panthers headed to the NHL Draft with the No. 1 selection, but they will do so this summer in Philadelphia. The Panthers will pick first in the 2014 NHL Draft after winning the lottery Tuesday. As the 29th-p...
  • History makes Hershey a great hockey town

    13 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    HERSHEY, Pa. -- The best way to start a story about the best minor-league hockey town in America is to tell the one about how a modern dynasty began. At first glance, the phrases "minor league" and "dynasty" aren't supposed to go together. The...
  • Capitals Sign Caleb Herbert

    21 Mar 2014 | 9:23 am
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Caleb Herbert to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2014-15 season, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Herbert, 22, was drafted by the Capita...
 
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  • Bolts prospects: Drouin, Blujus still alive in junior hockey playoffs

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The CHL playoffs are underway with QMJHL and OHL each holding their respective playoffs all leading up to the Memorial Cup, which will be hosted by the London Knights May 15-26. Jonathan Drouin and his Halfax Mooseheads teammates are looking t...
  • Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat named Calder Trophy finalists

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    NEW YORK -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player selected as the most prof...
  • Jon Cooper keeps calm as Lightning know what's at stake

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    MONTREAL– Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning dropped its third straight game of the series to the Montreal Canadiens, head coach Jon Cooper was spotted interviewing captain Steven Stamkos with a water bottle in hand as his makeshift ...
  • Insider: Lightning focusing on tonight only

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Greetings from a wet and rainy Montreal as the Lightning prepare for Game 4 of its first round series against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. For the first time this year, Tampa Bay faces an actual “must win” game as it trails the best-of-seven se...
  • What to watch for: Game 4

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Tampa Bay Lightning look to avoid elimination tonight against the Canadiens in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last game, the Bolts fell to the Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. tonight in Montreal.  Her...
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  • Marlies To Face Milwaukee In Playoffs

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    The Toronto Marlies announced Saturday they will play the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, in the first round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. The schedule for the best-of-five series is as follows: Game 1: Friday, ...
  • Leafs Sign Viktor Loov To Three-Year Deal

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the hockey club has signed defenceman Viktor Loov (LEWV) to a three-year entry level contract. Loov, 21, registered five goals, seven as...
  • 2014 NHL Draft Lottery To Be Conducted Tuesday

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    NEW YORK – The 2014 NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 13 picks of the 2014 NHL Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 15, at 8 p.m., ET. The League, in cooperation with TSN, will announce the ...
  • Bernier To Have Sports Hernia Surgery

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    TORONTO _ Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. He says he will have the operation Wednesday and be ready in time for training camp in September. Bernier missed five games in March ...
  • Leafs Fall To Senators

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    OTTAWA (CP) - It was a hollow victory at best. The Ottawa Senators were more than happy to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Saturday night on home ice to extend their win streak to four games. But in the big picture it meant little. "It was ...
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    All Habs Hockey Magazine

  • Game 3 Recap – 3 Stars, Highlights, Presser: An Unexpected Sweep

    Rick Stephens
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    First Round Playoffs  Game 4 Home game 2 | Tuesday April 22, 2014 | Canadiens win the series 4-0 (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)  Game Recap The Canadiens are the first team to qualify for the second round of the playoffs. How unlikely is that? The Habs took an early lead, lost it in the third and found a way to put the Lightning away. Max Pacioretty scored his first ever playoff goal to secure the victory. Carey Price, Lars Eller and Brendan Gallagher, once again, led the way for the Canadiens.   Plus / Minus ▲   Carey Price, Rene Bourque, Lars Eller, Brendan…
  • GameDay: Lightning vs Habs – Game 4, Lineups, Puck’s Predictions

    Steve Farnham
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    GameDay: Lightning vs Habs – Game 4 (Apr-22, 2014) On this day in hockey history… 1979 – Montreal goaltender Ken Dryden became the NHL’s all-time leader in playoff victories. Dryden’s 72nd career playoff win moved him one ahead of Jacques Plante.  Round 1  The Canadiens lead the series 3-0. Lightning Canadiens  1  MTL (5) @ TBL (4) [OT]  Apr 16, 7pm  2  MTL (4) @ TBL (1)  Apr 18, 7pm  3  TBL (2) @ MTL (3)  May 20, 7pm  4  TBL @ MTL  May 22, 7pm  *5  MTL @ TBL  May 24, 7pm  *6  TBL @ MTL  May 27, TBD  *7  MTL @ TBL  May 29, TBD Game 4…
  • All Habs Rewind – Playoff Week 1: Finding Ways to Win

    Amy
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    by Amy Johnson, Video Editor/Producer, All Habs Hockey Magazine MONTREAL, QC – Need to get caught up on Habs highlights? Want to relive the memorable moments of the past week? Then All Habs Rewind is for you. Every Sunday watch the most unforgettable goals, saves, hits by your Montreal Canadiens compiled by our video production team! Then tell us which one you liked most in the comments section below. The Canadiens kicked off their first round playoff series against the Lightning by trekking to Tampa Bay for the first two games.  This first game certainly delivered on an excitement level,…
  • Game 3 Recap – 3 Stars, Highlights, Presser: Habs Move One Step Closer

    Rick Stephens
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    First Round Playoffs  Game 3 Home game 1 | Sunday April 20, 2014 | Canadiens lead the series 3-0 (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)  Game Recap The Canadiens benefited from an early lead with Rene Bourque scoring his third goal of the playoffs just 11 seconds into he game. The Habs missed an opportunity to deflate the Lightning when they couldn’t score on a 4-minute power-play. It was the most intense game of the series with the Lightning outhitting Montreal 40-22.  Carey Price played extremely well making 27 saves.   Plus / Minus ▲   Carey Price, Rene…
  • Habs Recall 10 Players from Hamilton Bulldogs

    Rick Stephens
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The Habs add to their ‘Black Aces’ squad. Canadiens recall 10 players from the Hamilton Bulldogs Montreal Canadiens PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Sunday night that goaltenders Devan Dubnyk and Dustin Tokarski, defensemen Nathan Beaulieu, Davis Drewiske and Greg Pateryn, as well as forwards Sven Andrighetto, Michael Blunden, Gabriel Dumont, Louis Leblanc and Christian Thomas have been recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. All 10 players will arrive in Montreal on Monday, April 21. They will practice this week, starting Tuesday, April 22, at the…
 
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  • Kids in Ohio Will One Day Tell Their Kids They Were There.

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    UNBELIEVABLE. Never did a team deserve to win a game more than the Jackets did tonight. They worked and worked and worked some more and tonight they didn't just win a hockey game and tie a series. This game means so much more. Tonight they won Ohio. Tonight they won a slew of future hockey fans in their city and all over North America. How many people found themselves rooting for t
  • Matt Cooke gets 7 Games

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
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  • The HockeybuzzCast: "Night Fishing" Means What Now?

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
  • Edmonton Readying Major Offer, Calder Finalists Named...Your pick?

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    From a source..." the Edmonton Oilers are putting together a major package for a big time top two defenseman on a team that is still playing in the NHL playoffs... This trade would include their first round selection, plus a major player and would return the defender and a first and second round pick." Stay tuned... From the NHL.. Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Ba
  • Opening Round Shows Playoffs Are About Desperation; New Hockeybuzzcast

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Check out the today's Hockeybuzzcast with myself, Mike Augello and special guest Matthew Barry: The first round of the NHL playoffs is really like no other. There is an unmistakable ebb and flow to the series driven by the balance of desperation versus relaxation. Losing in the first round is only slightly better than not making the playoffs in most teams minds, and because of t
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    Jerseys and Hockey Love

  • #CupcakeStrong

    James Gralian
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    The other night, the Colorado Avalanche were losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Down 2-0, I sent out this tweet: I'm going to do the only thing I can think of right now to change the luck of the #Avs: eat a cupcake. #CupcakeStrong — James Gralian (@Tapeleg) April 2, 2014 And the Colorado Avalanche’s official twitter account retweeted it, and people started retweeting and favoriting it. And the Avalanche scored.  And then they scored again. And then they won it in overtime. IT WORKED!!! CUPCAKES ARE THE KEY!!11!!ONE!! Dig in, folks! #Avs #CupcakeStrong — James…
  • Thin Air – Coaches Comma

    James Gralian
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:36 am
    A few thoughts from around the league. - There’s a lot of hand wringing over the Vancouver Canucks and John Tortorella. The question is whether or not he is the right coach for the Canucks considering their current slide and doubtfulness of making the playoffs. Frankly, Tortorella is one of many problems the team has, which started after game seven of the Stanley Cup Final in 2011. Note that I did not say game six. The slide of the Canucks started with the mishandling of the Luongo situation, and only got worse as time went on. I’m not sure Tortorella is the right coach for most…
  • Imagine This Happened

    James Gralian
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    After a game of rec hockey, I decided I needed to sit down with the new Avalanche video, #ImagineAvs, and see what I thought.  Responses online are mixed, and about as partisan as congress these days.  If you haven’t seen it, here it is. My thoughts?  I thought it sucked.  But we need to go into why I thought that, and why it doesn’t matter (either that it sucked, or that I thought it sucks). Why it sucked: OK, let’s start with the simplest and most obvious issue: lip-syncing.  Why are the Avs lip syncing?  Why do we need Paul Stastny lip-syncing “whoa oh?”…
  • Thin Air: MacKinAgain

    James Gralian
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:07 am
    Some hockey thoughts from the Southwest of America: - I haven’t watched an ounce of Olympic hockey.  Let’s get this out of the way now: I’ve been busy.  No, really.  I probably could have, but I truly have another thing that is keeping me full time busy, and hockey is just going to have to take a back seat for the moment.  I don’t even know who plays or played today.  Seriously. - Last Olympics, I watched the final game with my buddy Jay Kumar, then we recorded some podcasts after (his and mine).  It’s going to be hard to trump that experience.  Jay is…
  • Mid-Season Minor League Team Folds: Could It Happen To Yours?

    James Gralian
    28 Jan 2014 | 6:52 am
    The business of minor league sports is always a difficult one.  It’s completely gate-driven, and if the butts in the seats aren’t there, you won’t make money.  A good arena lease is pretty instrumental to the success of a team, but if you don’t have the fans at the arena, you won’t be able to pay for the arena, no matter how sweet the lease is. Look at the Wikipedia pages of just about any minor league and you will see the bodies of old franchises strewn everywhere.  What you don’t often see is a team fold in the middle of the season. It throws things…
 
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  • A Must Win For The Kings

    Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    from Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Register, How does a strength become a weakness, seemingly in a matter of days? That’s the riddle the Kings are trying to solve in this first-round series against San Jose, and they’re running out of time. The Kings, who allowed the fewest number of goals in the NHL in the regular season, have given up 17 in this series, and face a 3-0 deficit going into Thursday night’s Game 4 at Staples Center. “Anything is possible,” Kings center Mike Richards said Wednesday. “If you’re still playing hockey, you still have a…
  • The Failing Wings

    Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Another Boston win here Thursday would be the de facto series closer. The difference in these two teams is as obvious as it is stark for the Wings. Their alleged speed has been neutralized, if nonexistent. Their goaltending less than average. Their will, sense of urgency, and pushback just not there. True, it’s the playoffs, and crazy things do happen, but right now it would be crazy to think this ends well for the Wings. Their feet have failed them, and when that happens, everything else usually follows. more
  • KK- The KK Donation Drive Is Now On

    Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    note- moved to the top of page, original post was 4/23/14 at 9:32am It is once again the time for the semi-annual KK Donation Drive. Any donation is appreciated plus anything above a $25 donation, you as a KK member will have the vast majority of ads removed for you browsing pleasure for one year. If you have donated in the past and have no-ads status and wish to donate again, a $20 donation will add another year to that status when your first donation reaches its original expiration date. In order to participate in the no ads donation, you must be a KK member (register here). Then, just…
  • Morning Line

    Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    So however many offences you want to include on Cooke’s rap sheet – and technically, he does not qualify for repeat-offender status because he has no fines or suspensions on his resume the past 18 months – the fact is, he represents a clear and present danger to NHL opponents whenever he is on the ice. The sooner he follows the Patrick Kaletas and Sean Averys of the world into obscurity, the better off everyone will be. -Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail where you can read more on Cooke.
  • Videos- In The Room With Dallas And Columbus

    Paul
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    NHL.com followed both the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets into the dressing room after their wins last night. It is not often you get to see a coach talking to his team post-game. The Dallas Stars are up first...   Then the Columbus Blue Jackets...Continue reading "Videos- In The Room With Dallas And Columbus"
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  • In Aaron Kemp, WCHA sees ‘passionate’ new women’s commissioner

    Matt Mackinder
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Aaron Kemp, the senior associate athletic director at Mercyhurst, has been named the new commissioner of the women’s WCHA and will assume the position July 1 with a four-year contract. The 38-year-old Kemp succeeds Sara Martin, who has served as the WCHA commissioner since its inception in 1999. “I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to join the WCHA in this role,” Kemp said in a news release. “The WCHA has identified itself as the […] Possibly related: WCHA women’s commissioner Martin retiring at end of 2013-14 season Update: Kemp Steps Down at…
  • Clarkson co-head coach Shannon Desrosiers steps down

    Matt Mackinder
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    After winning the 2014 national championship, one half of the Clarkson husband-wife coaching duo, Shannon Desrosiers, is stepping down to spend more time with her family. Her husband, Matt, will assume all head coaching duties and Matt Kelly has been promoted to first assistant coach. “It is with both sadness and excitement that I step down from my duties coaching the women’s hockey team at Clarkson,” Desrosiers said in a news release. “It has been […] Possibly related: Clarkson’s Desrosiers are USCHO women’s D-I coaches of the year Clarkson tabs…
  • New Hampshire tabs former Yale coach Witt to guide women’s team

    Matt Mackinder
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    New Hampshire announced Wednesday that Hilary Witt, who most recently served as assistant coach on the women’s 2014 U.S. Olympic team, has been named the Wildcats’ head women’s coach, effective May 5. “It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to join the University of New Hampshire and lead this program into the future,” said Witt, who is the fourth head coach in the 37-year history of the program, in a statement. […] Possibly related: Former Yale, Northeastern coach Witt hired by USA Hockey Former Yale Coach Witt Joins Northeastern Staff Head…
  • Lassonde leaves Denver, named new associate coach at Dartmouth

    Matt Mackinder
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dartmouth announced Wednesday that David Lassonde will join the staff as an associate head coach for the 2014-15 season. Lassonde replaces Dave Peters, who left to become head coach for the Selects Academy at the South Kent School in Connecticut. “I am very pleased to have David join our staff and am excited to welcome him to the Dartmouth hockey family,” Dartmouth head coach Bob Gaudet said in a news release. “David brings a wealth […] Possibly related: Denver assistant Lassonde named to U.S. World Junior staff Denver adds 23-year vet Lassonde as new assistant coach…
  • Northeastern women promote Pellegrini to associate head coach

    Matt Mackinder
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Northeastern announced the promotion of Jeff Pellegrini from women’s assistant coach to associate head coach on Tuesday. Pellegrini replaces former associate head coach Linda Lundrigan, who stepped down following the 2013-14 season to pursue a new career path in clinical research. “I am excited to move Jeff into the role of associate head coach,” Huskies’ head coach Dave Flint said in a statement. “Jeff works extremely hard and has proven that he is deserving of […] Possibly related: Pellegrini named new assistant for Northeastern women Amherst women…
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    College Hockey News from CHN

  • Lucia, Minnesota In Great Shape

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Don Lucia's team lost the national championship game last Saturday night. The expectations for Minnesota, as they are under Lucia or any other coach, never seem to veer. It's trophies or bust. National championship or bust. Dominate or find another gig. They take hockey seriously in Minnesota. Gopher fans take their program even more seriously. It can come off as entitlement at times, rubbing opposing ...
  • Wrapping It Up

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    When you look back at the NCAA tournament, you realize how good it was. The Frozen Four was awesome in terms of the games and the drama. Great storylines played out, future NHL players played either their last game in college or a game for the ages like Shayne Gostisbehere did. Plus 7; wow! Johnny Hockey won the Hobey and then went to Calgary and scored in his NHL debut. How Anders Lee of him, who ...
  • Looking at the Colorado College Coaching Options

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    As Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph diligently goes over his candidates for new head coach, we can idly speculate who these candidates might be. So far, Ralph has confirmed he has whittled the initial pool down to 10 candidates, and he and the search committee will soon begin the more formal interview process. He hopes to have a final decision in May, but left the door open to surprise ...
  • Gostisbehere Signs With Flyers

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, leaving school with one year of eligibility remaining. He will report to the club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the remainder of the season. Gostisbehere was selected in the third round (78th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Gostisbehere was recently named Most ...
  • Bennett Built Trust of Team

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The amazing rise of Union has been written about so many times already, at every milestone moment along the way. When the team won its first ECAC title, when it won the regular-season title, when it made the NCAAs for the first time, when it made the Frozen Four two years ago. We wrote many times about the program's trials and tribulations over the years, the passing of the torch to Kevin Sneddon ...
 
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    Let's Go Amerks!

  • It All Comes Down To One Shot

    Chris Schiffner
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    @DonStevensAmerk: “He shoots, he scores! And the Amerks take the lead!” After a season of heartbreak and injuries, the Amerks playoff chances come down to one shot and this one moment. Back in October I never would have pegged the Amerks as a playoff contender. They had an atrocious start to the season. Coupled with the management unrest in Buffalo it seemed like the 2013-2014 season was a destined for bust. Fast forward a couple of months and it seemed like the Amerks were a freight train with one scheduled stop. The playoffs. Unfortunately an inconceivable turn of events in…
  • Amerks vs. Griffins at FNC — Sabres Front Office Failures: No Seat For You!

    Chris Schiffner
    9 Feb 2014 | 6:38 am
    If you’re an Amerks season ticket holder that made the trip out to the First Niagara Center for last night’s game versus the Grand Rapids Griffins you’re probably a little bitter this morning. Besides losing the game 5-1 after a completely uninspired 3 periods of hockey, you might not have seen very much of the game. The majority of Amerks season ticket holders were dumped in 300 level seats down near the ends. To add insult to injury the lower seats were more than half empty (the pic above is from halfway through the first period). While loyal Amerks fans suffered with poor…
  • Video: Frozen Frontier Shootout (Amerks vs. Monsters)

    Chris Schiffner
    14 Dec 2013 | 5:34 pm
    If you missed last night’s game at Frozen Frontier, you missed a magical event. It was cold. It was snowy. It was the perfect setting for a winter classic. The Amerks almost etched out a 4-3 win but the Monsters managed to tie it all up with 1/10th of a second remaining in the 3rd period. After an uneventful overtime period the game was decided in a shootout. Ultimately the Amerks prevailed and won Frozen Frontier! Eric Bourgeois adds “Major kudos need to be given to the Amerk front office for collaborating with several partners to organize and make this game possible. The amazing…
  • #FrozenFrontier – Everything You Need To Know

    Chris Schiffner
    13 Dec 2013 | 8:59 am
    We’ve been waiting for this day since it was announced back in August. Tonight the Rochester Americans take on the Lake Erie Monsters in Rochester’s first outdoor professional hockey game! Here’s everything you need to know for tonight’s game. Gates open at 5pm with parking lots opening at 4:30pm. Parking is available in the Kodak lots surrounding Frontier Field for $10. Tailgating is prohibited. Bathroom facilities at Frontier Field are not winterized and are closed. Porta-Potties have been provided instead. Concessions will be open. Here’s the full menu.
  • Kryptonite Neutralized – Amerks Take Marlies 4-1

    Chris Schiffner
    19 Oct 2013 | 8:28 am
    Toronto who? We might be unimportant this side of the border and we’ve had our share of difficulty against Toronto in the past, but the Amerks showed the Marlies we can play at their level. Just 9 seconds into the first period, before half the fans even had a chance to settle into their seats, Catenacci stuffed one home with a sensational setup from Ellis and Hutchings. Catenacci’s goal set the tone for the evening. Second period aside, Toronto was playing catch-up all night. Was the first goal a fluke? Luke Adam answered that question at 9:46 when he blazed a shot past Toronto…
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    NY Islanders 7th Woman

  • Isles Stay at #5

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:38 pm
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Isles Stay at #5No surprises and no fistfights for the first overall.And the only one that moved up was the Florida Panthers.How boring!
  • And So It Ends

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - And So It EndsIsles end their road trip with another shoot-out win and an entertaining afternoon tilt in Buffalo.Really, you can't tell me Jiggs McDonald isn't their lucky charm!
  • THE SCOOP: WHAT WOULD YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE CALLED?

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    THE SCOOP: WHAT WOULD YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE CALLED?This is very cute, but wouldn't Matt Martin's Autobiography be called:  "HIT MAN"
  • Isles Lose More than the Hockey Game

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:01 pm
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Isles Lose More than the Hockey GameAnd -- yet another injury. 
  • Caps vs Isles: How Bad Do they Want It?

    5 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    HockeyBuzz.com - Dee Karl - Caps vs Isles: How Bad Do they Want It?With five consequtive losses, the Washington Capitals will not be in a good mood and looking for those elusive points.  My fear is that they will also be looking to welcoming some of the Isles rookies to the NHL  by laying them out on the ice.There may only be less than a handful of games left, but the Isles really can't afford any more injuries.  The Caps may want this game bad -- but they better be good about how they play it.
 
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    On the Forecheck - All Posts

  • Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Montreal First to Advance

    Jason Zito
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    What's the Canadian word for "broom"? Whatever, it doesn't really matter. I was kind of rooting for Tampa here, but it will be Canada Man who advances, and Florida Man who goes home. Will the Kings be the next team to leave? They went down 3-0 to the Sharks last night, and that's a sweep that would make me VERY happy. Nashville Predators News Predators quietly enter second week of coaching search- The Tennessean I guess I sort of agree with this list. I don't think it will be Phil Housley, though. Ryan Ellis Takes The Next Step-Predlines He had a very solid year, no doubt. Smashville 24/7 -…
  • Nashville Predators News: Pekka Rinne to play for Finland at IIHF World Championships

    Dirk Hoag
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    Despite missing most of the 2013-14 NHL regular season with a hip infection, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne will play for Finland at the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Championships, to be held in Minsk, Belarus from May 9-25. Notably, Rinne played in 22 KHL games for Dynamo Minsk during the 2012-13 NHL lockout. Word on this comes from the Finnish Ice Hockey Association's Twitter account: Hyvät naiset ja herrat: PEKKA RINNE! http://t.co/Icu8XXhGl2 #leijonat #mmkisat pic.twitter.com/rlQQbtP5Nx — Leijonat (@leijonat) April 22, 2014 This would make Rinne's third appearance at the…
  • Nashville Predators News: Garrett Noonan & Jaynen Rissling sign entry level contracts

    Dirk Hoag
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Nashville Predators are continuing their off-season work by signing defensemen Garrett Noonan and Jaynen Rissling to their entry level contracts today (two years for Noonan, three for Rissling). Noonan just finished his collegiate career at Boston University, after being drafted in the 4th round by Nashville in 2011. Rissling was recently acquired from Washington in exchange for the Predators' 7th-round pick in this summer's NHL Draft. Both will presumably skate with the Milwaukee Admirals next season, as Noonan has wrapped up his NCAA eligibility and Rissling just completed his 5th…
  • The Top 20 Most-Googled NHL Players

    Dirk Hoag
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Which NHL players have drawn the most interest from web searchers over the last 12 months? The answer can be found thanks to a post by Andrew Powell-Morse over at BestTickets.com, as he's assembled U.S. search data on an athlete-by-athlete basis for each of the major sports, breaking down the results by league, team, the player's position, etc. One surprising result? Your Nashville Predators rank 13th among NHL teams, right behind Detroit but ahead of Edmonton, but not for the reason you think (newspaper columnists in Phialdelphia searching for "Shea Weber trade rumors"). Just check out the…
  • 2014 NHL Draft Profile: Nikita Scherbak

    Bryant44
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Specs Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Hometown: Moscow, Russia DOB: December 30, 1995 Height: 6'1" Weight: 175 Shoots: Left Projected: Mid First-Early Second Round Profile Relatively unknown before this season, Nikita Scherbak has come into his own playing for the third-worst team in the WHL, the Saskatoon Blades, leading all rookies in goals, assists, and points. The right wing from Moscow has turned plenty of heads this season, so much so that he is projected to go in the first round by many draft boards. Not bad for someone taken third to last in the CHL import draft. First and foremost,…
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    The Hockey Writers

  • Q & A with Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens

    Dan Rice
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Carey Price is the backbone of the Montreal Canadiens and without him, the chances of the Habs being where they are now — heading to the second round of the playoffs — is slim to none. We also can’t understate the importance of the gold medal that he earned in the Sochi Olympics; his confidence is likely at an all-time high, which only enhances the likelihood that the Canadiens are a serious force to be reckoned with for the 2014 Stanley Cup. Carey Price will be a legend in Montreal if he can lead the Habs to their first Cup since 1993. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE) This was…
  • Game 4 Preview: Wilson & Hishon Draw In For Avalanche

    Colin Mills
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Joey Hishon Set to Make NHL Debut Joey “The Magician” Hishon is set to make his NHL debut. Though this has been a long time coming for the often injured center, no one would have predicted it would have been in a playoff game. After being an “off the board” first round selection by the Avalanche at 17th overall in the 2010 entry draft, Hishon went on to record 87 points in just 50 games the next season for the Owen Sound Attack. The undersized forward went on to lead the team to an OHL championship, earning a birth in the Memorial Cup tournament. That is, until this…
  • Tomas Hertl Spurs San Jose Shark’s Offense

    Franklin Steele
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
    [Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports]It didn’t take NHL fans too long to forget Tomas Hertl’s smiling face. Back in October, the San Jose Sharks rookie made a quite a splash by posting 11 points in his first 13 games. One of the best moments of the young season was Hertl’s four-goal performance against the New York Rangers on October 8. With his mother and girlfriend in town and visiting from the Czech Republic, the (then) 19-year-old single-handedly dispatched the Blueshirts and received a standing ovation that is typically reserved for veterans. Your browser does not…
  • A Letter to NHL Fanboys & Homers

    Bill Schoeninger
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your team isn’t special.  They are not the greatest thing since sliced bread.  They are not a group of angels that have never made a dirty play in their careers. Hockey fans are, for my money, the most passionate fans in sports.  We may not have the largest following of the big four sports, but the dedication and knowledge of hockey fans is unmatched by any sport, for the most part.  As a result, we take the sport incredibly seriously and are emotionally involved in the outcomes of games.  These feelings are amplified during the playoffs, where the stakes are even higher. As a…
  • The Tim Leiweke Effect

    Andrew Forbes
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maybe Tim Leiweke is exactly what the Maple Leafs need. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) The only option is to win. Anything less for a Tim Leiweke team is viewed as a disappointment – a group that simply can’t get it done. To him, it’s a work in progress. It’s a job that needs to get done. There enters the Leiweke formula – impatience, plus passion and determination, equals success. In turn, fans believe in their team and teams begin to believe that they can win in whatever situation they might face. That’s something the current Toronto teams have had trouble with…
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  • Road Trip for a Hockey Fix

    JRiddall
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    It’s been a little over a year since we watched the Boy’s last minor hockey game and I gotta tell ya, it’s kinda tough to suddenly just stop doing something you’ve been doing 5-6 times a week 8 out of 12 months of the year for over 12 years. I’m sure any respectable addict, regardless the drug, will tell you the same. And yes, my kids’ hockey has been my drug of choice. That being said, we’ve still been plenty busy with the Devil and her schedule to which posts over the last six months or so will attest. However, in a coupla months she too will be…
  • What’s A Hockey Dad To Do When The Season Ends

    JRiddall
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    Every hockey season inevitably has to come to an end; far too early for most hockey dads including yours truly. However, this is an important time for all to rest, relax, reflect and maybe even pursue other interests or attend to certain neglected commitments. Young hockey players, as I’ve firmly stated previously, should be encouraged to try alternative sports or hobbies, in order to become better rounded athletes and people. That being said, dads, particularly those who pull double-duty as their kids’ coaches, can and no doubt do, keep one eye on the next campaign. With this in…
  • And Just Like That…..Another Hockey Season Ends

    JRiddall
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:26 pm
    The Sharks put up a heroic effort and battled hard down the stretch with a skeleton crew in an attempt to advance to our Provincial Championships. After the last game of our first round league playoff series we were reduced to 12 skaters, 1 goalie and no coach as I was resigned to catch the first game of our double round-robin competition from up in the stands. The first two games would pit us against the number one team in our regular league, though they apparently had some challenges of their own icing only 13 skaters and likewise a lone goalie. Game one was a tight affair which saw the two…
  • Olympic Hockey Coaching Cues

    JRiddall
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:05 pm
    As a diehard patriot the Canadian men’s and women’s teams’ Gold medal victories at the Sochi Olympics this past week were both fantastic events  proving we remain the preeminent hockey nation. The Devil, the Boy, Momma and I were all up before the crack of dawn on Sunday morning to join others at a raucous early morning viewing/cheering party, complete with Canadian beer and bacon. The game itself was a little anti-climatic as we all had a sense of the outcome after having seen our side systematically dispense of what was supposed to be a powerhouse American squad in a 1-0…
  • Hockey Playoff Losses Can Hurt

    JRiddall
    17 Feb 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Devil and her Sharks teammates had a pretty good run in our first round playoff run though it was stopped short and abruptly much to our dismay. We went in as underdogs being the 7th seed facing the 2nd, but were pretty confident in having played our opponents tough during the regular season with a loss, a tie and a win…in that order. The second place finisher would naturally get home ice advantage, so we started last weekend with a game in “enemy” territory. In games past against this team we’d had some challenges with fair and equitable refereeing and I went into…
 
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  • 5 Vancouver Canucks Players Who Won’t Be Back in 2014

    Nick Villano
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Prev Next 5 Canucks Players Who Won't Be Back Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Canucks are one of the most disappointing teams in the NHL in 2013-14. They started the season with a big name coach after firing Alain Vigneault and bringing in John Tortorella. They finally fixed their two-goalie situation, trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils and going 100 percent in with Roberto Luongo. None of this worked out, and now they need to make some changes. Andrew Alberts Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Andrew Alberts Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Andrew Alberts isn't a…
  • Calgary Flames Hoping to Get Outshot in Finale Against Vancouver Canucks

    Jamey Holt
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports As the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks get set to engage in each team’s final game of the 2013-14 season, the Flames would be best served by having the Canucks outshoot them. A stat that is regularly found with young teams is their penchant to get outshot by the more veteran teams of the league. Case in point is this season’s rebuilding Flames team. Calgary has won only 32.4 percent of the games where they outshoot their opponent, which has happened in 34 of 81 games to date. On the flip side, the Flames have won 54.8 percent of the games…
  • Did Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis Just Admit Team Hired the Wrong Coach?

    Casey Drottar
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The John Tortorella era has started off rocky for the Vancouver Canucks. Based on GM Mike Gillis’ latest comments, though, it might not last much longer. Speaking with Team 1040 radio in Vancouver this morning, Gillis made some statements that don’t exactly sound like an endorsement of Tortorella. If anything, he sounds like he may be saying the club made a mistake in hiring the fiery coach in the first place. “I want us to play up-beat, puck possession, move-the-puck quickly, force teams into mistakes, high-transition game. I think we have the personnel to do…
  • 5 Ways the Vancouver Canucks Can Make the 2014 NHL Playoffs

    Shane Darrow
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Prev Next 5 Ways the Canucks Can Make the 2014 NHL Playoffs Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks are currently six points out of the playoffs, but they shouldn't be throwing in the towel quite yet. Even for a disseminated team, there is still enough talent on the roster to find themselves playing postseason hockey. Here's five ways the Canucks could find themselves playing hockey in the Spring. Struggles in Phoenix and Dallas Getty Images Struggles in Phoenix and Dallas Getty Images If the Canucks want any chance at making the playoffs, they need to hope that both the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas…
  • Vancouver Canucks Tempt Fate With Win Over Minnesota Wild

    Jessica Bradley
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:03 am
    Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports The 2013-14 season will long be remembered for the Vancouver Canucksand their fans. Unfortunately for coach John Tortorella and his team, the memories might remain more bitter than sweet.  From fines to suspensions, locker room invasions to opening face-off brawls, and blowout losses to the surprising trade of longtime goaltender Roberto Luongo, the fate of Vancouver’s season has been “over” so many times critics might need a new word for over. But with less than a handful of games left until the playoffs begin, the Canucks continue to tempt…
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  • 5 Free Agents The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Target This Offseason

    Jonny Adornetto
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Prev Next 5 Free Agents The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Target This Offseason Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports With the Toronto Maple Leafs missing the playoffs for the eighth time in the last nine seasons, changes once again need to be made. With Brendan Shanahan now in the driver's seat as the team's new president, it's only a matter of time for some fresh faces to make their way to Toronto via free agency. Here's a look at the top five free agents that Shanahan and the Leafs should target during the upcoming offseason. 5. Tim Thomas Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports 5. Tim Thomas Matt…
  • Toronto Maple Leafs’ Collapse Will Be a Blessing in Disguise

    Michael Roberts
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs‘ recent end of season collapse will prove to be a blessing in disguise as it leaves no doubt the core of this team must drastically change. The Maple Leafs’ core has now fallen apart at the end of the season twice in the last three seasons while looking like a playoff team entering the final month. Combine those collapses and the infamous 4-1 blown lead in Game 7 of last year’s first round playoff match-up, and there’s no more denying something is severely wrong with the core of this team. This core group has run out of…
  • 5 Toronto Maple Leafs Players Who Won’t Be Back in 2014

    Tyler Leli
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Prev Next Toronto Maple Leafs Look to Reload During Offseason Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs now have a 6-12-2 record since the end of the Olympic Break, in turn losing out on any hope of competing in the 2014 NHL Playoffs. During the upcoming offseason the Maple Leafs will have .4 million in salary cap space during the summer, and they will surely try to reload through free agency. Unfortunately, these five players will not be returning to Toronto this fall. 5. Colton Orr Getty Images 5. Colton Orr Getty Images Colton Orr has no use other than protecting teammates and fighting, which…
  • Like It or Not, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Postseason Hopes Rest on James Reimer

    Casey Drottar
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports When a team struggles in the NHL, the player who usually catches the most heat from fans and media alike is the goalie. Just ask Toronto Maple Leafs backup James Reimer. After last year’s postseason collapse against the Boston Bruins, in which a 4-1 lead was erased with ten minutes left in Game 7, Reimer was given his fair share of criticism. During the offseason, the Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings, and almost immediately labeled him as the team’s starting goalie over Reimer. Things got dicey when Bernier was injured last month…
  • James Reimer Has One Last Opportunity To Change His Season With the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Michael Roberts
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports With the news that Jonathan Bernier will be out at least three weeks with an MCL sprain, the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ chances of making the playoffs become even slimmer. Currently sitting a point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Maple Leafs have only four games remaining on their season while Columbus still has six games to play. If Toronto stands any shot of overtaking the Blue Jackets for the final Eastern Conference wild card spot, they will need James Reimer to be the team’s best player in their final four games. At the start of the season the…
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  • Winnipeg Jets 2013-14 player grades

    Jacob Stoller
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    With the Winnipeg Jets season over, and a little more time to sit and evaluate each player beyond just the Jets studs and duds, I had a look at all the players and gave them each a grade. Unlike the CBC’s report card I took a little harder stance from a fans perspective. Let’s start with the front line. Forwards Michael Frolik: Grade: B- Frolik played a strong two way game throughout the course of the season. He was effective in every role he played in. He was one of the Jets’ strongest penalty kill players. Frolik showed the ability to be able to play in any type of…
  • Calder Cup Playoffs Preview: St. John’s IceCaps (4) vs. Albany Devils (5)

    Charles Dart
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    St. John’s IceCaps (46-23-2-5) vs. Albany Devils (40-23-5-8) The St. John’s IceCaps and Albany Devils will face off against each other for the first time in over a year as they meet in the first round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. Side-by-side, here’s how things are shaping up for their first round matchup: St. John’s: Home: 23-10-2-3      Away: 23-13-0-2 The IceCaps are coming off their best season in franchise history, albeit a three-year history, with 99 points – a great season for any club. The IceCaps finished the regular season tied for fifth in…
  • Winnipeg Jets 2013-14 studs and duds

    Jacob Stoller
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    With the 2013-14 season for the Winnipeg Jets coming to a close with a win Friday night in Calgary, it’s time to take a look at the studs and duds for the Jets organization this past season. Studs Mark Scheifele  The Jets are a young team as it is. The team’s nucleus is comprised of a majority of young players with a little amount of polished veterans making a difference. This year, two of the Jets biggest contributors were rookies Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele. The former first overall draft picks found ways to shine in their respective ways. Despite a slow start, Mark…
  • Did the Jets lock-up Bogosian too soon?

    Jacob Stoller
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The disastrous 2013-14 season for the Winnipeg Jets is coming to a close. The team has failed as a whole at reaching its goal of making the playoffs.  Injuries have affected the Jets. Thus far, after 80 games, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler are the only players to have played all 82 games. One player that has had a very hard time staying healthy this year and throughout his brief career is Zach Bogosian.
  • JETBLAST: WINNIPEG @ CALGARY

    Sean Olinkin
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    JETBLAST Winnipeg Jets (36-35-12) at Calgary Flames (35-38-7) 8:00 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome TV: TSNJets, S-NET W Radio:TSN 1290 The Winnipeg Jets take the ice for the final time in the 2013/2014 NHL season. Both them and their final opponents, the Calgary Flames will miss the playoffs yet another season. These teams are in similar situation, both on the rebuild, both playing for the future. The Jets may be a couple years ahead of the Flames but the future looks bright for both teams and Friday should be a fast and exciting game. Both teams are playing a lot of their young talent,…
 
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  • Cooke Deserves a Lifetime Ban

    Ryan Womeldorf
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    In the words of the late, great Owen Hart: enough is enough and it’s time for a change! I know I’m not the only one thinking that after the latest in a long line of incidents involving Matt Cooke. The Minnesota Wild forward was back in the headlines again after delivering a blatant knee-on-knee hit […] The post Cooke Deserves a Lifetime Ban appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Habs Fans Come Out in Droves

    Mitch Duval
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    My name is Mitch. I am very proud to join the team at GetRealHockey. com I have been a hockey fan ever since I watched a hockey game at the famous Montreal Forum back in the 80′s. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions on the greatest game on earth. I’m grateful for […] The post Habs Fans Come Out in Droves appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • NHL Playoff Preview 1st Round

    Chris Lizza
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Wednesday night kicked off the NHL playoffs and we should have a number of really good series for the first round in the NHL. Let’s break it down. Eastern Conference: Detroit vs Boston: In this series I am not going to have to do a heavy breakdown as for me and most hockey fans we know […] The post NHL Playoff Preview 1st Round appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Playing by the Numbers- A Fearless Forecast of the Playoffs

    Sean Wu
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Last post, I talked about the accuracy of hockey’s Pythagorean Theorem in predicting the performance of teams in the regular season. I also discussed how the formula could be used to project playoff results provided an experiment to see if this sabermetric formula could really see the future. I made an entire forecast of the […] The post Playing by the Numbers- A Fearless Forecast of the Playoffs appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
  • Road Map for NY Islanders 2014 Off-Season

    Chris Lizza
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    I am writing this article for Garth Snow the General Manger for the New York Islanders and for all New York Islanders fans out there. It’s been a long and tough road for the Islanders the last number of years and this past season was a big disappointment after last seasons revival. But can better days […] The post Road Map for NY Islanders 2014 Off-Season appeared first on GETREALHOCKEY.COM.
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  • Toronto Marlies Set To Open 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Friday Night In Milwaukee

    Declan Kerin
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Toronto Begins Round One with Back-To-Back Road Games in Best-of-Five Series What You Need To Know About the Marlies Defenceman T.J. Brennan was named the Eddie Shore Award winner for 2013-14 as the AHL’s Top Defenceman The Toronto Marlies close out the regular season ranked 9th in AHL powerplay percentage (19.9%) and 11th in AHL penalty kill percentage (83.2%) Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL attendance with an average of 6,013 fans per home game
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    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Links The Emergence of Sam Carrick The LeafsNation Henrik Lundqvist leads New York Rangers past Philadelphia Flyers National Post Bigger, stronger Boston Bruins beat Detroit Red Wings again National Post Montreal Canadiens complete sweep of Tampa Bay Lightning National Post Don Cherry says there’s ‘no excuse’ for Matt Cooke’s hit on Tyson Barrie National Post Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars both felt for Stéphane Robidas when he broke his leg for a second time National
  • Frederik Gauthier joins Marlies, Andreas Johnson gets SHL rookie of the year recognition

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Frederik Gauthier will join the Toronto Marlies for the playoff run on an ATO, meaning he’ll use the facilities and work with the Marlies development staff, as the Leafs like to do at year’s end with their eligible prospects. With centers Peter Holland, Trevor Smith, Greg McKegg, Sam Carrick and Jerred Smithson on the roster, it seems unlikely he will be thrust into his first AHL action during playoff time. After 52 points in 54
  • Toronto Marlies to face Milwaukee Admirals in Round 1

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    The Toronto Marlies wrapped up a successful 2013-14 regular season with a 4-3 win over Rochester last night, leaving them with a 45-win, 96-point record over 76 games. Two goals and an assist (also had six shots in this game) from Sam Carrick, who has come on strong in the second half of the season, brought up his season totals to 14 goals and 35 points in 62 games to go along with a +17,
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    Maple Leafs Hot Stove
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Why didn’t the Leafs call up T.J. Brennan? Toronto Maple Leafs WOWYs: Randy Carlyle Edition Some Perspective On Nazem Kadri Marlies Lose To Utica, Locked Into 3rd DRAFT Maple Leafs fans should hop on Raptors bandwagon and enjoy the ride Detroit Red Wings beat Boston Bruins in playoff opener on Pavel Datsyuk’s late goal Your favourite (and least favourite) NHL playoff broadcasters—past and present Evoking memories of the Maple Leafs in the playoffs in the
 
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