PHILADELPHIA — As his team took the ice for their morning workout on Thursday, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he didn't know what his lineup would look like later that night against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Jackets, who picked up defenseman Taylor Chorney off of waivers and called up
There has been a power shift in the New York City metropolitan area in the NHL. After missing the playoffs for the past five seasons and finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season, the New Jersey Devils seemingly are back. The New York Rangers have waved the white flag after a seven-year […]
If you’re the type of person who expects life to be a “meritocracy,” the NHL has probably upset you quite a bit in the last week. Not long after the hockey train wreck known as the Ottawa Senators rewarded one of the architects of their mess, GM Pierre Dorion, with a contract extension while embracing […]
If the Carolina Hurricanes are serious about embracing their Whalers heritage, Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy wants Hartford to be part of it. New ‘Canes owner Tom Dundon has stated he wants the team to start donning Whalers gear on occasion, and Hartford jerseys are now available to purchase at Carolina home games. Malloy took […]
ST. LOUIS — Losses will come during an NHL season, but some hurt more than others.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vegas Golden Knights had Tuesday's date circled for a long time. The game at PPG Paints Arena marks the return of longtime Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. As emotional as that will be, there's an aspect to the matchup that is likely a surprise to most in the hockey world compared with […]
The Winnipeg Jets welcomed a familiar face back to practice Monday, as top-line centre Mark Scheifele participated without any restrictions for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury Dec. 27. Jets coach Paul Maurice said he’s hopeful Scheifele can return to game action Friday when the Jets take on the St. Louis Blues, per […]
Justin Holl will head back to the Toronto Maple Leafs' AHL club with his head held high. The 26-year-old rookie defenseman was sent back to the Toronto Marlies on Saturday to accommodate the return of Morgan Rielly, who was activated off injured reserve. Holl scored in both of his first two NHL games after being […]
Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Calgary Flames tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live featuring Pat Boyle, Brian Campbell and Eddie Olczyk. When Artem Anisimov, Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane are on the ice together, they […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wayne Gretzky received a royal send-off when he played his last NHL game at Madison Square Garden in 1999, receiving a standing ovation for more than 10 minutes as tears leaked from his eyes. Ray Bourque hoisted the Stanley Cup over his head for the first time in his final NHL game.
• How will the Blue Jackets’ anemic offense affect their playoff push/Stanley Cup hopes? • Team Canada’s Olympic team could have used junior players like Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou at next month’s Olympics. • One week after undergoing a heart procedure, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy was back on the ice.
It looks like sitting out the NHL All-Star break wasn't enough time for Bruins fourth liner Noel Acciari to heal up the lower body injury that forced him to miss last week's win over the Ottawa Senators.