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Ducks-Maple Leafs Preview (The Associated Press)
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A loss to one of the NHL’s most storied, but currently struggling, teams kept the Anaheim Ducks from clinching a playoff berth. The Ducks continue their five-game Canadian trip Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are trying to win three straight at home for the first time this season. Needing one point to […]

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Melnyk's spending, Amanda Kessel's return (Puck Daddy Countdown) (Puck Daddy)
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(Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 7. Not getting it “I’m looking at all of it. It’s right across the board. There’s nobody safe when you have a year […]

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When Kevin Spacey met the Panthers: Inside hockey's weirdest new relationship (Puck Daddy)
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Florida Panthers co-owner Doug Cifu has seen Kevin Spacey as a criminal mastermind. He’s seen him as an angry grasshopper. And he’s seen him as a horrible boss. As of last Saturday, Cifu has now officially seen Spacey as a Florida Panthers fan in the stands after the actor attended a game at BB&T Center. […]

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Flyers, Penguins reschedule 2017 Stadium Series game
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Next year’s outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers has been pushed back a week, the NHL announced Wednesday. The Stadium Series game that will pit the Pennsylvania-based teams against one another was originally scheduled for Feb. 18, but will now take place Feb. 25. The game commemorates the 50th anniversary of both […]

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Devils' Kinkaid calls himself NHL's 'worst player of the week'
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After No. 1 goalie Cory Schneider went down with injury, New Jersey Devils backup Keith Kinkaid shone in the spotlight, being named the NHL’s third star of the week ending March 13 after allowing just one goal across a pair of wins. But Kinkaid's luck soon soured as he's allowed 13 goals across his last […]

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The Great Canadian Ratings Report: Hockey still rules TV-land, but the empire is shrinking (Eh Game)
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When NHL czar Gary Bettman spoke hopefully about playoff television ratings recently, he was only doing what the league pays him a huge salary to do: paint a rosy picture no matter how dark the canvas. Despite the fact that only a miracle or a series of plane crashes will help the NHL avoid the […]

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NHL Three Stars: Brian Elliott blanks the Sharks (Puck Daddy)
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NHL Playoff Death Watch: Flyers, Wild ease into wild cards (Puck Daddy)
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Since we’re down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation.   Sometimes reading the NHL standings is like reading the box score without having watched the game: The numbers can be deceiving. Right now, the Philadelphia Flyers are in the last wild […]

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Canucks sign Swedish League MVP Anton Rodin to 1-year contract
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The Vancouver Canucks have signed winger Anton Rodin to a one-year, one-way deal, general manager Jim Benning announced. Rodin salary in VAN is $950,000 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 22, 2016 The 25-year-old, who was drafted by the Canucks in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft, spent this season playing for Brynas IF […]

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Vincent Trocheck saved Panthers' season, GM says
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Dale Tallon unironically declares Vincent Trocheck to be the Florida Panthers‘ most important player this season. "He saved our team this year," Tallon admitted to Dan Rosen of NHL.com. It's a curious statement to make for the general manager of a team that features a top line of Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr, and Jonathan Huberdeau, […]

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VIDEO: Blue Jackets' Boll tossed for late, high hit on Flyers' Bellemare
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll destroyed Philadelphia Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare on Tuesday. Boll got five and a game for the violent collision, and will likely be hearing from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The hit was late, Bellemare had passed the puck, and Boll’s shoulder made primary contact with Bellemare’s head. Tortorella […]

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With 38 saves, Dubnyk carries Wild to 2-1 win over Kings (The Associated Press)
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After Devan Dubnyk saved Minnesota’s season last year, the encore was always going to be difficult. While the lanky goaltender hasn’t been as dominant this time, he’s been giving the Wild what they need in the net down the stretch. Dubnyk made a season-high 38 saves for the Wild, who beat the Los Angeles Kings […]

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