Nazem Kadri was an assist short of a bizarre Gordie Howe hat trick. Kadri ripped out part of Joe Thornton's mountain-man beard in a fight off the opening faceoff and scored in regulation in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. Thornton and Kadri dropping the gloves […]
Carey Price’s incredible save versus the Lightning could be the season’s best so far. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) Carey Price faced 45 shots and dealt with another three attempts during the shootout in Thursday’s epic goalie dual
Nino Niederreiter's return made the Minnesota Wild whole again, just in time for the second half of the season. Niederreiter marked the end of his five-game injury absence with his second career hat trick, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Thursday […]
With record speed, the Detroit Red Wings finally won in overtime. Andreas Athanasiou scored 6 seconds into the extra period to give Detroit a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. The Red Wings improved to 1-6 in games decided in overtime, although they have won three shootouts.
Andreas Athanasiou scored six seconds into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday in Detroit. Athanasiou broke free after the Red Wings won the faceoff and lifted a backhander over Senators goaltender Craig Anderson. Detroit (16-16-7) had been 0-6 in overtime games, not counting shootouts.
GOLD STAR: They weren't rewarded until late in the game with actual points, but Tim Schaller and his fourth line cohorts were dominant throughout the game. Schaller finally got on the board through a nice play by Sean Kuraly that his linemate popped in on the rebound. While it's clear that the Bruins third line […]
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to TD Garden on Wednesday night to take on the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics, in perhaps the biggest game for either team since they met on October 17, opening night. Isaiah Thomas, though, won’t be suiting up against the team he left in the summer. Thomas played 19 minutes on his […]
The NHL announced the captains for the 2018 All-Star Game on Wednesday and also revealed the jerseys that will be worn by the four teams later this month in Tampa. The three-on-three tournament will see teams captained by Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), P.K. Subban […]
Shea Weber and Filip Forsberg were once All-Stars together for the Nashville Predators. The 32-year-old hasn’t played since Dec. 16, when the Canadiens fell to the Ottawa Senators during the 100 NHL Classic. Habs Eyes on the Prize notes that Weber would miss 16 games in a row if he manages to play in Montreal’s […]
It turns out that Brandon Carlo‘s gaffe didn’t mean all that much during Tuesday’s game between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders, aside from costing Tuukka Rask another shutout. To hear head coach Doug Weight explain it, this boils down to getting tougher. “We have a good team and I told the guys that,” […]
A pair of teams with decidedly different recent road-trip experiences will square off Wednesday night, when the New York Rangers host the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are officially returning home after completing a two-game "road" trip Monday, when they squandered a two-goal first-period lead before recovering to beat the Buffalo Sabres, […]
Heading into Monday's Winter Classic tilt with the Buffalo Sabres, Henrik Lundqvist was already perfect. When the final buzzer sounded after J.T. Miller's overtime heroics and the fireworks lit up the sky over Citi Field, the Rangers goalie was a little bit more so. The 31-save effort to backstop the New York Rangers to a […]