Phil Kessel capped off a fantastic effort for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a breakaway game-winning goal in the team’s 2-1 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. The goal was Kessel’s 300th in the NHL, giving him an impressive milestone along with the victory. The Penguins and Jets had been battling all evening […]
PITTSBURGH (AP) Phil Kessel‘s 300th career goal at 1:07 of overtime lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Kessel, who also scored the overtime winner against Edmonton on Tuesday, became the 18th American-born player to reach 300 career goals and the second active behind Minnesota’s Zach Parise. […]
Big breaks can be really nice for NHL teams, but sometimes you wonder if the timing is all wrong. It will be interesting to see if the Winnipeg Jets (and Patrik Laine) feel that way about their upcoming breather. The Jets had really been cooking
Nikolaj Ehlers has rarely gotten his due because of higher-profile teammates in Winnipeg. In a different era Nikolaj Ehlers might be one of the emerging faces of the NHL. Unfortunately for the Danish winger, hockey is just bursting with dominant young talent as players like Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews continue to excel.
Alex Edler just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. The Canucks defenseman suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. The play looked innocent enough, as he went to hit Jets forward Mark Scheifele along the boards.
Patrick Marleau starred in his Maple Leafs debut with a pair of goals in Toronto’s 7-2 win over Winnipeg. Auston Matthews and Patrick Marleau were sent over the boards together when the lines were muddled in the second period Wednesday versus the Winnipeg Jets, and almost immediately dissected the opposing defence. Connor Carrick and Mitch […]
Patrick Marleau‘s first regular season game with the Toronto Maple Leafs could not have gone any better for him. The 38-year-old forward, who had spent his entire NHL career with the San Jose Sharks before signing in Toronto this summer, scored twice and had five shots on goal, helping the Maple Leafs to 7-2 victory […]
Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews are at the forefront of a revival north of the 48th parallel two years after no Canadian team made the Stanley Cup playoffs. McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers, Matthews’ Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames are all in position to qualify again, with the young Winnipeg Jets […]
Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was one of the few NHL players to make some sort of an unprompted statement in response to President Donald Trump’s weekend comments regarding NFL players and their protests during the National Anthem. During a speech in Alabama on Friday the President urged NFL owners to fire players that “disrespect” […]
The worlds of sports and politics collided over the weekend when President Donald Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' White House invitation then criticized NFL players who have been protesting during the national anthem. Amid vocal responses from prominent NBA players and widespread protests across the NFL, the NHL remained relatively quiet — with the […]
The NHL preseason began with the league trying to crackdown on slashing and faceoff violations. Former NHL referee Paul Stewart griped on Twitter that it was taking away from the officials ability to call a game by feel and hockey sense. The Winnipeg Jets brought in retired referee Paul Devorski to work with their players […]
What began Friday with President Donald Trump speaking in front of a crowd at Alabama has since become a national and global conversation involving many from the NBA and NFL. Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets tweeted what appears to be a disagreement with a stance taken by Trump, the first NHL player known to […]