Year after year, the NHL produces some truly mind-boggling statistics. It’s one thing to know who leads the league in scoring or which goaltender has the lowest goals-against average. It’s another altogether to know which team is giving up nearly half of its total goals in the third period, or which defenseman has given the […]
The Edmonton Oilers still have 72 games remaining on their schedule, which would give the impression that they have plenty of time to turn around what’s been a disappointing month of October and climb the Western Conference standings. Let’s not kid ourselves,” McLellan told reporters after a 5-2 defeat to Washington, in which the Oilers […]
NHL’s biggest early-season surprise teams: Which trends will continue?
BUFFALO — Sam Reinhart probably wouldn't go No. 2 overall again. That's a given. Sam Bennett at No. 4? Forget about it. Go back in time and re-do the 2014 NHL Entry Draft — an exercise that is equally fun and unfair — and it's doubtful either player would even be in the top-five. Personally
The first week of the NHL season has come and gone. While a small sample size can be misleading — the New Jersey Devils and Vegas Golden Knights, presumed cellar dwellers, are among the three remaining undefeated teams (the St. Louis Blues are the third) and Alex Ovechkin is on pace for 164 goals —
Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell, Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg, and Dallas Stars center Radek Faksa celebrate after a goal in the second period during a NHL game between the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues on January 07, 2017, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The Blues beat the Stars, 4-3. Teams […]
Preseason predictions don't mean a thing – just ask the Dallas Stars. After winning the Central Division a year ago, many expected the Stars’ lethal offense to keep them in the thick of the playoff mix, but 30 games in, it’s been a much different story. Due to a weak Western Conference, Dallas sits just […]
The Washington Capitals have been giving up an average of two goals a game. The Edmonton Oilers have been scoring an average of nearly four a game. The date in Edmonton marks the beginning of a four-game Western Canadian road swing for the Caps (3-1-1).
Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs checks the clock during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre on October 25, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Frederik Andersen’s struggles with the Toronto Maple leafs worsened in the team’s 7-3 Tuesday loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Andersen stopped […]
On the Fly, theScore's NHL roundtable series, will be published every Friday throughout the season. We're kicking things off with a look at those teams and players that have surprised or disappointed us since hockey returned on Oct. 12. Failing Freddie Vaswani: You could make a "Groundhog Day"-style movie about the Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending […]