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Capitals beat Bruins to remain one of NHL's hottest clubs
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Tales of the Washington Capitals‘ demise appear to have been premature. Following a win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday, the Capitals have won 10 of their last 12 games, improving their record to 20-12-1. Those 41 points have them level with the Columbus Blue Jackets – who also won Thursday – for first in […]

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Thornton, Beagle among NHL's Risk subculture
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rhythms of the road can grow tedious for any NHL player, between bus rides and plane flights and endless afternoons cooped in hotel rooms, so everyone passes the time with different activities. Card games are most common—poker, euchre, a derivation of spades called Snarples. Some

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Lightning blank Blues 3-0 in matchup of NHL's top 2 teams
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ST. LOUIS Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams. Tyler Johnson added an empty-netter as Tampa Bay (22-6-2) earned its fifth straight win. It was

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Preview: Lightning visit Blues in matchup of NHL's best
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The Tampa Bay Lightning begin a four-game road trip when they take on the St. Louis Blues.

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Flyers goalie Brian Elliott named NHL's third star of the week
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The Flyers' goalie on Monday was named third star of the week by the NHL after going 3-0-0 in the team's three games last week and posting a 1.67 goals-against average and a.954 save percentage in the process. Elliott's best effort last week came against his old teammates in Calgary on Monday when he stopped […]

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Preview: Two of NHL's best offenses meet as Lightning host Jets
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The Tampa Bay Lightning conclude their four-game homestand when they take on the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

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Weekly Reader: The NHL's Top 5 line combinations
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Watching three players form a juggernaut is one of those “unique-to-hockey” things we take for granted, so we ranked the best current trios. Plus, why Quebec City is on the outside looking in and the story behind that shirtless Jumbo Joe bobblehead.

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The NHL's current playoff format is bad, but here's how to fix it
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There's no professional sports league in America that does their standings the way the NHL does. The NBA, NFL, and MLB all categorize their standings by a team's win-loss total, the easiest way to identify which teams are good and which are bad. By comparison, the NHL assigns point values to

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Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon inks deal to buy NHL's Carolina Hurricanes
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Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team. Team president Don Waddell said Thursday that Dundon will take control of all team operations, pending league approval and finalization of the sale. "I am thrilled

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Meet Zach Hyman, the most intriguing player on the NHL's most dynamic line
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TORONTO – On a frigid November afternoon, Auston Matthews has the hockey world hanging on his every word. He’s returning to practice after missing the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ previous three games due to injury, and reporters have swarmed his locker. Standing on the opposite side of the room is Zach Hyman, the oft-forgotten third member […]

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The NHL's Highest-Paid Players 2017-18
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The Edmonton Oilers signed center Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million contract extension in July. The agreement shattered the NHL's previous record for average annual salary of $10.5 million held by Chicago Blackhawks teammates Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The 20-year-old McDavid won

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Forbes: Rangers worth $1.5B, again NHL's most valuable team
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The New York Rangers are worth an NHL-high $1.5 billion as team values continue to rise, according to the latest estimate by Forbes.

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