Two nights after calling his team’s performance ”disgusting,” Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett stood in front of reporters in a cheerful mood. ”We can defend,” Tippett said, smiling. Louis Domingue stopped 25 shots for his first NHL shutout, Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored and the Coyotes bounced back from their worst defensive effort of the season to […]
On a team starved for goals, Chris Stewart and Anaheim Ducks will gladly accept any and all gifts. Stewart got a lucky deflection as he and Ryan Kesler scored in the first period, and Frederik Andersen stopped 21 shots as the Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Saturday night. ”It’s a relief,” Stewart […]
Rookie goalie Joonas Korpisalo got his first NHL win Saturday night for Columbus, and then he got a whole lot of praise from teammates and coaches for staying cool under pressure. Brandon Dubinsky scored in the sixth shootout round, Korpisalo stopped 5-of-6 attempts and the Blue Jackets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2. Cam Atkinson also […]
An effective power play has the Carolina Hurricanes heading in the right direction. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ power play had a rare good night, too, and new coach Mike Sullivan saw some positives. Jordan Staal and John-Michael Liles scored first-period power-play goals to lead the Hurricanes over the struggling Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night.
No. 1 Star: Jonathan Bernier, Toronto Maple Leafs The struggling goaltender picked up his first win of the 2015-16 season – a 5-0 shutout over the Los Angeles Kings. Bernier is the fourth former Kings goaltender to record a shutout against his former team and the first to do since Rogie Vachon with Boston in […]
Jonathan Bernier’s confidence may have waned, but his sense of humor is certainly intact. Minutes after earning his first victory of the season by shutting out the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goalie flashed a wry smile. ”I won last week,” Bernier quipped about winning in the minors.
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos indicated he wants to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning and win a championship with the organization. Stamkos’ future with Tampa has currently been in question after he liked a tweet about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ pursuit of him. His Lightning also recently played the Maple Leafs in Toronto, […]
The Detroit Red Wings have cooled off following a hot stretch – a fate the Calgary Flames are looking to avoid. After coach Jeff Blashill declared himself “embarrassed” following the Red Wings’ latest performance, they may need to overcome a pair of absences in an effort to end a three-game slide Sunday night against the […]
– – Blues 3, Flames 2 Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko scored his league-leading 21st goal of the year and assisted on another in the first period to send St. Louis to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. – – Blackhawks 3, Sabres 2 (shootout) Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored late in regulation and then […]
Enjoying their best stretch of the season, the Boston Bruins have a chance to move within a point of the top spot in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins look to continue getting production from throughout the lineup and maintain their success against the visiting New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. After missing the playoffs last […]
(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.) As 2015 comes to a close, our heads flood with images of the last year in hockey. Some of them are goofy. Some of them are heartbreaking. […]
Despite differing perspectives on a lopsided loss to the New York Rangers last month, the Washington Capitals know they must play better to claim a win Sunday night in a clash between two of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. The Rangers made the most of their limited opportunities in a 5-2 home win Nov. 3 […]