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Will the NHL's faceoff/slashing crackdown lead to more goals like in 2005-06?
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The NHL has been enforcing slashing and faceoff infractions by the book this preseason and players have voiced their frustrations with the strictness of the calls. Even with the report that the league asked officials to dial it back a bit, that doesn't mean there won't be an increase in penalties – even if it's […]

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Vancouver Canucks lead NHL foray into China
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About to turn 37 years old, Henrik Sedin didn't sound overly thrilled about the prospect of having to fly across the Pacific Ocean to play a couple of exhibition games ahead of the gruelling NHL season. The captain of the Vancouver Canucks at the same time also understands what getting a foothold

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Martinez gives Kings three-goal lead vs. Canucks
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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez gives his team a commanding three-goal lead after quickly scoring at the start of the second period.

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Johansen ready to lead Predators: 'That's why I was brought here'
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Ryan Johansen signed the biggest deal ever handed out by the Nashville Predators on Friday, inking a $64-million contract to spend the next eight seasons in Smashville – a fact that obviously has the soon-to-be 25-year-old fired up. Related: Poll: Did the Predators overpay Ryan Johansen? “This is probably one of the best days of […]

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Aging All-Stars, future Hall of Famers lead top 10 NHL free agents still on the market
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Believe it or not, the New York Rangers ' unsurprising but splashy addition of Kevin Shattenkirk — along with every other move to go down on Day 1 of 2017 NHL free agency — is quickly nearing its one-month anniversary. The biggest of names, like Shattenkirk and fellow former Washington Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner […]

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Patterson, Tocchet to help lead Coyotes in new direction
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rick Tocchet played three of his 18 NHL seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. Steve Patterson worked three years at Arizona State University, the final two as athletic director.

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The Latest: Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead
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Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Pekka Rinne and blew out the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the series and move one win away from a second consecutive title. Justin Schultz, […]

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Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup
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It ended with haymaker after haymaker – both literal and proverbial – from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins. The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder of why they're on the cusp of history with a 6-0 demolition of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to […]

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Predators take Game 4 lead on goal that referees didn’t notice at first
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The Nashville Predators took the lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after a wild sequence that saw a goal scored by little more than an inch. The wildness began when Chris Kunitz got a big breakaway on Pekka Rinne, who had already given up a breakaway goal to Sidney Crosby in the […]

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Penguins vs. Predators 2017, Game 4 odds: Underdog Pittsburgh seeks 3-1 series lead
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to steal Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final against the Predators in Nashville on Monday night as betting underdogs at the sportsbooks. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-1 in their last eight games coming off a loss. After losing Game 3, the Penguins will try to rebound with a win […]

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Predators rout Penguins, cut series lead to 2-1
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators are very hard to beat on their own ice this postseason, and now they have added their biggest piece of franchise history yet. A victory in the Stanley Cup Final. The embattled Rinne not only started, he made 27 saves. Roman Josi and Frederick Gaudreau scored […]

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The Latest: Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead
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Jake Guentzel scored twice and Matt Murray made 37 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and moved two wins away from a second consecutive title by beating Nashville 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. Scott Wilson and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh, which won […]

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