Greg Wyshynski ESPN He was known as "The Grim Reaper." For 12 season, Stu Grimson lived up to the moniker as one of the most feared fighters in the NHL. He played 729 games, and amassed 2,113 penalty minutes, most of them earned after pounding the face of an opponent. A typical season for him
LAS VEGAS — With Las Vegas being such a popular tourist destination, it isn’t unusual to see between a quarter to half of the crowd at T-Mobile Arena rooting for and wearing the sweater of the opposing NHL team this season.
Alex Ovechkin is playing on a different level this season and the NHL is noticing. He earned another award following his red-hot week.
For Alex Ovechkin, family is everything. The Washington Capitals superstar winger has scored seven goals in his first two games, and he's the only player since 1917-18 to open the season with two straight hat tricks. And to what, or whom, does he attribute the early-season success to? “My wife, her sister is here and […]
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became Saturday the first player in a century to notch back-to-back hat tricks in the first two games of an NHL season. Russia's Ovechkin followed up his opening night hat trick with a four-goal performance on in the Capitals' 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens. Ovechkin became just the fourth […]
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Nathan Walker made history Saturday, as the first Australian to play in the NHL, and scoring a goal to boot in the Washington Capitals' 6-1 demolition of the Montreal Canadiens. On a night when celebrated Russian teammate Alex Ovechkin notched his second hat trick in as many games
James Neal, who dealt with a hand injury throughout training camp and was only activated just prior to Friday’s game versus the Dallas Stars, scored twice in just under seven minutes to propel the Vegas Golden Knights to their first NHL regular season victory in franchise history (there’s that word again). With the Stars leading […]
The 20-year-old phenom was sensational in the Edmonton Oilers’ season opener Wednesday, once again putting on display that ridiculous combination of speed and ability to make skilled plays while in full flight. Against the rival Calgary Flames, McDavid scored the hat trick and the Oilers scored a 3-0 win. As you can imagine, what McDavid […]
Nolan Patrick made his highly anticipated regular season debut for the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. More importantly for the Flyers, they went into San Jose and came away with a 5-3 victory to begin the campaign, with Wayne Simmonds recording a historic hat trick that included the winning goal midway through the third period. Wayne […]
When Chris Kontos took the ice at Tampa’s Expo Hall on Oct. 6, 1992, nobody could have anticipated that the 29-year-old would erupt for four goals in the first game in Lightning franchise history. I recently spoke with Kontos, now 53 and the president of a digital service company in Midland, Ont., about his history-making […]
Mark the date in your calendars. The Vegas Golden Knights have announced the date of their inaugural home opener. Their first-ever NHL regular season home game at T-Mobile Arena goes Oct. 10 versus the Arizona Coyotes. The Golden Knights will make
The message being broadcast to the Pittsburgh Penguins prior to Dec. 12, 2015 failed to garner a response from the team. Enter Mike Sullivan, whose message was well received and eventually led to a Stanley Cup. One year later, Sullivan’s words haven’t grown stale and another Cup was being celebrated nearly 18 months to the […]