PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers bet their future on Nolan Patrick. The Flyers are counting on a blend of young and old to return to the postseason after a one-year absence. The Flyers, long held up as one of the league’s showcase franchises, haven’t won a postseason round since 2012 and missed the playoffs three […]
Today’s young American hockey players have grown up believing the dream of playing in the Olympics before turning pro only happens in movies. “I watched ‘Miracle’ and that’s how it used to be,” University of Denver player Troy Terry said. “It was pretty cool. That’s a little different than the Olympics I’ve grown up watching.” […]
To give you an idea of what you’re in for – kind of – this Sharks tweet goes far, but not as far as the photos and clips will. As you would expect, Burns provide the funniest quotes to ESPN about the “Body Issue” experience. “The Body Issue” also includes members of the U.S. women’s […]
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market. Florida was one of several teams to buy out a player in the last chance this offseason, clearing salary-cap space for the start of free agency Saturday. The Panthers save $2.67 million by buying out forward Jussi Jokinen, […]
Dmitry Kulikov had a bad season in Buffalo. Not only did the defenseman struggle statistically, finishing minus-26 with just two goals and three assists, he also had trouble staying healthy, appearing in just 47 games for the Sabres. It’s why the Sabres were so happy to get him.
The 2017 Stanley Cup Final is now a best-of-three series. Four goals, including two that were reviewed, fueled the Predators Monday night to a 4-1 Game 4 win in Nashville against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Calle Jarnkrok got Bridgestone Arena jumping late in the first period.
Pekka Rinne was spectacular, Frederick Gaudreau scored a tiebreaking goal early in the second period and the Nashville Predators handed Pittsburgh a 4-1 loss Monday night to even the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece. The defending champion Penguins will host Game 5 on Thursday night, hoping home ice is an advantage after being […]
Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. An undrafted free agent playing in just his sixth postseason game, Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal 3:45 into the second period and Pekka Rinne made 23 often-spectacular saves as the […]
Predators defenseman P.K. Subban has aced his predictions thus far. Not only did he guarantee a Game 3 win, but he also claimed it would be one of the best atmospheres in NHL history. Well, the Preds took care of the Penguins on Saturday, and Bridgestone Arena was absolutely rocking. It may be a tough […]
Apparently all of that optimism surrounding John Gibson starting in Game 6 was unfounded. Instead, Jonathan Bernier will serve as the Anaheim Ducks’ starter as they attempt to avoid being eliminated by the Nashville Predators on Monday. Mere hours ago, it sounded like Gibson might start after he skated.
When told of the Penguins’ Game 4 starter, Marc-Andre Fleury disappeared, once again graciously relinquishing the crease to Matt Murray, Pittsburgh’s presently healthy, and always preferred, puck stopper. Having watched a championship run from the end of the bench last year when Murray surfaced from the minor leagues, and then serving as the backup this […]
A pair of second-period goals just 3:49 apart lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final Friday night against the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh's victory ties the series at two games apiece. Already leading thanks to a goal in the first period from Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby and […]