Travis Boyd will finally make his NHL debut Monday night vs. the Sharks (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington) after awaiting his turn for two-plus seasons.
• How Sami Vatanen helps the New Jersey Devils. • Are the Anaheim Ducks a better team after Thursday’s big trade? • Appearing on WFAN in New York, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman once again reiterated his faith that the Islanders will end up with a new arena near Belmont Park.
Saturday night's visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins is a rematch of last spring's Stanley Cup Finals, won by Pittsburgh in six games, was already marked on the Nashville Predators' calendar. Surprisingly, it wasn't Matt Duchene, linked to the Predators since it became obvious they needed center help.
The 29-year-old O’Neill stepped onto the ice at Scottrade Center in St. Louis 4,198 days after his name was called in the seventh round of the 2006 Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. At 29, Will O’Neill played in his first NHL game tonight and helped #Flyers stun Blues.
For the majority of professional hockey players at the highest level, that first NHL game is the rest stop off the interstate. Thursday night in St. Louis – as O'Neill made his NHL debut in the Flyers' 2-0 win – at the corner of Clark and 14th Streets may as well have been the parking lot at […]
Not even two months after his cancer diagnosis, Brian Boyle will make his season debut for the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. Head coach John Hynes confirmed the good news following the morning skate — on the first day of this month’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. “It’s been a long road,” said Boyle, who was […]
You know how Mario Lemieux scored his first NHL goal during his first NHL shift in his first game? Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith essentially experienced a reverse-Lemieux on Sunday night. Matt Murray ended up getting the start against the Winnipeg Jets, but he was chased out of the net after allowing four goals in […]
It took seven games into the regular season, but it looks like Paul Postma will be making his Bruins debut on Saturday night after signing on in Boston as a free agent last summer. The 28-year-old Postma is getting into the Bruins lineup after a couple of blocked shots knocked Adam McQuaid out of the […]
If Brendan Lemieux can channel even a fraction of his dad's tenacity, the Minnesota Wild are in for a super annoying game Friday night. The Winnipeg Jets (3-3-0) recalled the offspring of Claude Lemieux, arguably the most annoying hockey agitator of all time when he played from 1985-2003, and the
Patrice Bergeron‘s season debut came not a day too soon for the Boston Bruins. After beginning the season with a record of 2-3-0 without Bergeron in the lineup, the Bruins welcomed him back from an undisclosed lower-body injury for Thursday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks On a day it was announced goaltender Tuukka Rask will […]
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — If Brendan Lemieux can channel even a fraction of his dad’s tenacity, the Minnesota Wild are in for a super annoying game Friday night.
It was an encouraging first NHL game for Florida’s 2017 first-round pick. One of the best ways for a young NHL prospect to signal his goal scoring potential is to put a lot of shots on net. Tippett, who doesn’t turn 19 until February, recorded a team-high seven shots on goal in the Panthers’ 5-1 […]