The preparation on this stick toss by Glen Gulutzan is nearly perfect. Coming off their second straight win — yes, win — the Flames were apparently looking a little too lackadaisical during Friday’s practice. To send a message to his club, which currently sits tied for 11th in the Western Conference but only three points […]
Expectations were high for the Calgary Flames heading into the season and so far it would not be unfair to say the team has not really met them. Given how much money the Flames spent this offseason and the talent that was returning it is only natural that there is going to be a little […]
When Patrick Marleau played his first game against the San Jose Sharks, his absence was readily apparent. Labanc is now fourth on the team in assists, and Meier's scored four goals in his last eight games, but the Sharks have now scored the fourth-fewest goals in the NHL, and the seventh-fewest goals per game.
Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames scored four times in the second period Thursday night for a 4-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Calgary trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes, but Ferland sparked the rally at 2:34 when he got behind the Kings' defense […]
San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton has one of the most resplendent beards in the NHL. It's a bushy, multi-colored masterpiece that he's grown out since the 2015 season. It's also now a little lighter than it was before his game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, after a chunk of it was […]
In a battle of the NHL's worst road power play against its worst home penalty kill, the power play won. Scoring three man-advantage markers in a 2:58 span early in the third period, the Los Angeles Kings turned a close game into a rout and blanked the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 Tuesday night at Rogers Place […]
The Los Angeles Kings took advantage of a five-minute power play and rolled to a big win against a Pacific Division opponent. Marian Gaborik, Dustin Brown and Adrian Kemp scored during the lengthy man advantage, and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for his third shutout of the season to lead the Kings to a 5-0 […]
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 32 shots in a 5-0 shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Patrick Maroon already probably feels bad for the major penalty he took on Tuesday, which opened the door for his Edmonton Oilers to allow three power-play goals during the Los Angeles Kings’ ensuing man advantage. The Department of Player Safety handed a two-game suspension for Maroon’s “high, hard hit” on Drew Doughty. Some factors went into […]
The Montreal Canadiens called a team meeting after a loss to the San Jose Sharks extended their losing streak to five games. ''We didn't have everyone on board and that's frustrating,'' captain Max Pacioretty said after Tuesday night's 4-1 defeat. Timo Meier had two goals, and Joe Thornton and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the […]
The beginning of 2018 is looking a lot like the end of 2017 for both the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings. For Edmonton, a confidence-boosting four-game winning streak now looks like a blip on the radar, as they’ve matched it with a four-game losing streak. The last two victories have been especially rough, falling […]
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017-18 NHL season continues with a doubleheader on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Philadelphia Flyers (7pm ET), followed by the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Los Angeles Kings (9:30pm ET). At the start of the season the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers were the top-two favorites to win the […]