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PHT Morning Skate: Is it time for the Wild to blow up their roster?
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–Former NHL head coach Don Cherry weighed in on Preds fans throwing ducks on the ice during games, and he’s not a fan. “I know there’s duck hunters and all that, that’s OK, duck hunters, they have an even chance. And you’re gonna say, ‘Well yeah, Cherry, you had the octopus.’ Okay, but that octopus, we […]

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Ryan Johansen’s season-ending injury a major blow to Predators’ Stanley Cup hopes
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Nashville’s center depth is painfully thin with Johansen out for the rest of the postseason. Nashville Predators star center Ryan Johansen will miss the remainder of the 2017 NHL playoffs due to a left thigh injury suffered in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, the team announced Friday. The Predators haven’t detailed when exactly […]

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Stanley Cup playoffs: Senators blow out Penguins to take series lead
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The Ottawa Senators sent the Eastern Conference finals series into a frenzy with a five-goal outburst against reigning NHL Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ottawa posted a comprehensive 5-1 game-three win on Wednesday to take a 2-1 series lead against the Penguins. The Sens were quick to disprove critics of the dull, bend-but-do not break trap system […]

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Sekera out 6-9 months with torn ACL, a huge blow for Oilers
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The injury that knocked Andrej Sekera out of the playoffs was a big one — on Tuesday, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli announced that Sekera suffered a torn ACL, and will miss the next six to nine months as a result. During the year, head coach Todd McLellan was full of praise for the veteran rearguard. […]

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Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round
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The Leafs had a 2-0 lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets, who started goalie Joonas Korpisalo in a game that meant absolutely nothing to them. With a win, the Leafs would have earned the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and given us the Battle of Ontario against the Ottawa Senators. Fun! It also […]

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Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round (Puck Daddy)
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James van Riemsdyk scored two goals in 4 minutes and 33 seconds. The Leafs had a 2-0 lead over the Columbus Blue Jackets, who started goalie Joonas Korpisalo in a game that meant absolutely nothing to them. With a win, the Leafs would have earned the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division and given […]

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Raiders' move a big blow to Golden Knights, even if NHL won't admit it
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Make no mistake – the Oakland Raiders‘ relocation is devastating news for the Vegas Golden Knights. Despite what the NHL continues to say publicly about the NFL team’s impending move to Sin City, Monday’s vote that officially approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas will likely sting hockey’s newest expansion franchise in the long run. […]

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Talbot's 2nd straight shutout a major blow to Kings' playoff chances
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EDMONTON, Alberta – Cam Talbot made 35 saves for his second consecutive shutout and seventh of the season as the Edmonton Oilers ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers, who won their fourth in a row to […]

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LA Kings blow late lead, lose in 11-round shootout to Coyotes (Puck Daddy)
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The Arizona Coyotes delivered a blow to the Los Angeles Kings’ playoff hopes Tuesday, coming back from a late deficit to win 3-2 in an 11-round shootout. The Kings still picked up a point, which moved them to four behind the idle St. Louis Blues for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, […]

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Gaudreau, Flames blow out Canadiens for 8th straight victory
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CALGARY, Alberta – Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Brian Elliott had 24 saves for his first shutout of the season. After assisting on all three second-period goals as the Flames blew open a 1-0 game, […]

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Penguins blow away Flyers in windy Stadium Series game (Puck Daddy)
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The wind whipped and swirled through Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. In the end, it was the Philadelphia Flyers that were blown away by the Penguins, 4-2, in front of an announced crowd of 67,318 on Saturday night. Rookie Jake Guentzel had two assists, and Matt Murray made 35 saves, as the Penguins moved to 2-2 […]

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Flames blow 4-1 lead, rally to beat Predators 6-5 in OT (The Associated Press)
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The Calgary Flames are showing they have some offensive firepower along with resiliency. Mark Giordano scored 43 seconds into overtime, and the Flames edged the Nashville Predators 6-5 on Tuesday night in a crucial game between teams holding the Western Conference’s wild cards. ”This is what it’s like to battle another team that’s trying to […]

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