If there was an area the Blackhawks could exploit against Vancouver, it was the power play. The Canucks entered the game ranked 25th in penalty kill percentage (77.6), and had allowed one power-play goal in three straight games. The Blackhawks were awarded four power plays in this one, three of which came in the first 25 […]
An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit's resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The 58-story building dominating the local skyline will rise on the site of the iconic J.L. Hudson department store, whose 1983 closing epitomized Detroit's economic downfall. […]
In a battle of two unbeaten NHL teams, the New Jersey Devils prevailed on Wednesday, handing the Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-3 defeat. After the game, Babcock said his team (now 3-1-0) was “skated into the ground” by the upstart Devils. “Hockey’s fair, you get what you deserve,” Babcock said.
A pair of teams looking to gain valuable ground in the jumbled Eastern Conference wild card race will play for the second time in as many nights Sunday, when the New York Islanders host the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center. The Devils further complicated the wild card race on Saturday, when they held off […]
The Tampa Bay Lightning are scrambling to get back into the playoff picture, but they do so Tuesday against a Los Angeles Kings team that has won five of its last six games. Tampa Bay (23-24-6), which finds itself in last place in the Eastern Conference, is coming off a shootout win against Anaheim. The […]
The Edmonton Oilers had been the laughing stock of the National Hockey League Pacific Division. Peter Chiarelli was named the president of hockey operations. Todd McLellan, who left the San Jose Sharks, was named head coach in May.
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Building an NHL franchise is no easy task, just ask George McPhee. Still, the newly appointed general manager of the Las Vegas franchise is ready to get to work, starting with the bare bones. The team has 11 months before they can even add a player, but don’t think for a second McPhee won’t be […]
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 shots after Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop left with a possible serious injury, and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a lack of depth to neutralize Pittsburgh’s stars during a 3-1 victory over the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. The Lightning, Stanley Cup finalists a season […]
Justin Abdelkader unleashed a series of vicious, uncontested punches – including an MMA-style hammerfist – on Tampa Bay Lightning winger Mike Blunden as part of a melee late in the Detroit Red Wings‘ Game 2 loss Friday night. Blunden, clearly defenseless throughout the scrum, was left busted open as a result of the attack. He […]