The New York Islanders are seeking a quick offensive turnaround when they complete a short western road trip, and they appear to have a good chance against their next opponent. The Arizona Coyotes have been the NHL’s worst defensive team this month and will be attempting to recover from their most inferior performance of the […]
The last time the Columbus Blue Jackets faced the Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell returned from a benching to spark the NHL’s worst team to a victory. Now it could be Ryan Johansen’s turn to do the same. Coach John Tortorella benched Johansen in the club’s last game, and the center figures to return Saturday night […]
Auston Matthews completely destroyed a water bottle with a blast of a wrist shot during a game with the ZSC Lions (Zurich) of the Swiss league. Above is a video of the play where Mathews, the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is playing HC Fribourg-Gotteron. Matthews, who is from Scottsdale, […]
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO THAT INVOLVES BLOOD. Oskari Setänen, 21, is a goalie for TPS in Finland’s Liiga. In a game this week against HIFK, he made one of those Henrik Lundqvist-esque saves with the top of his mask. Play continued until the refs blew the whistle after a hand pass around Setänen’s crease. After […]
Jonathan Bernier’s conditioning stint with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies has gone better than one would expect. The Marlies beat the Utica Comets 2-0 on Friday night, with Bernier stopping 27 shots for his third straight shutout. Since being sent down from the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this month, the netminder has saved all 70 shots […]
The Los Angeles Kings got back on the winning track in their last game. The Kings continue to navigate a brutal stretch of more than three weeks almost entirely on the road as they complete a six-game trip against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jonathan Quick made a season-high 45 saves, Anze Kopitar […]
Braden Holtby came up big early on and then throughout the third period to continue his winning ways. Holtby made 35 saves to win for the 10th time in his last 11 starts and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. ”You can’t say enough about him,” Washington defenseman John […]
The Seven: A look at the NHL’s seven Canadian-based teams. Steven Stamkos and the Toronto Maple Leafs; the Montreal Canadiens struggling to score (and win); Calgary Flames on hottest streak in more than a decade; plus, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks & Winnipeg Jets.
The NHL wants to add “drugs of abuse” to its drug-testing regimen, and the debate is on in the NHL Players’ Association. Scott Burnside and Barry Melrose discuss this issue in depth.
What teams are looking to make trades? Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside think the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers are likely to deal for defensive help.