Hockey

Hockey world remembers Gord Downie
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Gord Downie’s death resonated deeply Wednesday morning. The Tragically Hip frontman and devoted Boston Bruins fan died after his battle with brain cancer Tuesday night with his children and family close by, according to a statement on the band’s website, and his passing brought out memories, tributes, and condolences from all corners of the hockey […]

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How Crosby's hockey smarts created tying goal in Penguins' comeback win
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Sidney Crosby remains on a different level. The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar center displayed a crazy amount of wherewithal in order to score a game-tying goal late in the third period against the New York Rangers, and from behind the goal line no less. Let’s take a quick look. With Matt Murray on the bench in […]

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NHL invests in building college hockey at Michigan school
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The state of Michigan has seven Division I colleges with men's hockey programs and no Division I schools with a women's hockey program. Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the NHL and NHL Players Association, Oakland University is going to see whether it can change that in the near future. “We will

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NHL Stars Explain Their Favorite Hockey Traditions
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NHL stars such as Connor McDavid and Erik Karlsson reveal their favorite hockey traditions at NHL media day.

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Best & worst NHL hockey streaks : Featured TOR : Videos
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Now that the Calgary Flames have broken their 13-year losing streak at the Honda Centre in Anaheim, we take a look back at some of the best, and worst, NHL streaks

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Hockey 101: Faceoff, slashing enforcement; Challenge penalty
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FOX Sports Florida Panthers broadcasters Denis Potvin and Steve Goldstein explain some of the NHL's rule changes for the 2017-18 season.

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Black hockey player becomes the first to join anthem protest
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First player in the National Hockey League has joined national anthem protest Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his fist during the anthem The 27-year-old is one of 30 African-Americans currently in the NHL Players in the National Football League have protested the anthem by kneeling over

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Connor McDavid has the skills to create a lot of new hockey fans
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The NHL’s had some wonderful superstars over the years, and it’s not necessarily time for Sidney Crosby to totally pass the torch to Connor McDavid just yet. McDavid’s sensational performance in the Edmonton Oilers’ season-opener (replete with a historic hat trick) brought a different thought to mind: McDavid’s combination of speed and skill open the […]

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'Heart-stopping' NHL hockey a health risk for cardiac patients: study
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The pulse-pounding action of an NHL game can elevate a fan's heart rate to the same levels achieved during vigorous exercise, and may pose a health risk to patients with cardiovascular issues, according to a new study of Montreal Canadiens fans watching the sport. The study, which was conducted by

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Stinson: Hockey fans deserve to be upset about NHL's Olympic decision
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One of the oft-stated reasons behind the National Hockey League's decision to skip the 2018 Olympics was that the international break blew up the momentum of the domestic season. It was hard to keep fans drawn in, the explanation went, when the NHL season paused just as things were getting interesting

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Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader dies of cancer at 62
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Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as ''The Voice,'' has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national broadcaster on NBC Sports.

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Nine hockey players hit by NHL mumps outbreak
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Nine players on three NHL teams have contracted mumps this season, an unexpected outbreak that the league and the players' association are trying to contain. Ryan Suter recently joined Minnesota Wild teammates Keith Ballard, Marco Scandella, Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin; Corey Perry, Clayton

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