Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. Steve Yzerman last month went back to Detroit as Red Wings general manager. In the past week, John Davidson became New York Rangers president and Mike Modano went back to his Minnesota playing
Posted: May 24, 2019, 9:06 pm
''Old Town Road'' is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL announced Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase
Posted: May 24, 2019, 6:11 pm
Despite an era defined by salary cap contraints, Boston is looking to win its second Stanley Cup of the decade ... and is well-positioned to make a run at several more.
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:08 pm
Corey Abbott examines the rebuilding Rangers in the latest installment of our What Went Wrong series. (Getty Images)
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:16 pm
Travel back in time two weeks, and it would've been no surprise then that the teams in the Stanley Cup Final are going to be the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins. But go back to late November and that suggestion would've been borderline laughable. Back then, the St. Louis Blues had just
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:34 pm
10. TWITTER-GATE Before Game 1 against Winnipeg, a report came out about Twitter comments insensitive to Muslims made years ago by Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. Not to condone the Tweets, but both the source and the timing of this report seemed peculiar. Or maybe not. The report surfaced on the eve
Posted: May 24, 2019, 7:45 am
Alex DeBrincat's goal, Patrick Kane's 2 assists not enough as U.S. falls to Russia in world hockey championship semifinals
Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out. In Bratislava, Nikita Gusev and Mikhail Sergachyov each had a goal and two assists in Russia's 4-3 victory over the United States. Kirill
Posted: May 24, 2019, 2:10 am
That's a big reason they're in the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, with Game 1 at Boston on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Even before Jan. 3, when the Blues were 15-18-4 and last in the NHL, their front office was inundated with trade offers for veterans like defenseman
Posted: May 24, 2019, 1:47 am
Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out. Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by video review.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:20 pm
Caption Close BOSTON (AP) — David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey. The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the Blues and
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:13 pm
An arbitrator ruled that Slava Voynov has already served time as part of the initial suspension from the NHL.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 10:02 pm
Sergachev had a hand in Russia's opening goal just 1:07 into the contest, his shot above the circles slowed down by U.S.A. netminder Cory Schneider and slammed into goal from inches away by Nikita Gusev for the early 1-0 lead. Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov added the second assist on Gusev&
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:10 pm
Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text message
Posted: May 23, 2019, 8:39 pm
Wearing a black shirt with “Fight for your happiness” on the front and “Sick not weak” on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. Carcillo is hurting inside and out after seven documented concussions in the National
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:56 pm
Ice hockey heavyweights Russia and Canada reached the world championship semi-finals on Thursday after thrilling wins, with holders Sweden in action later on Thursday. The Russians edged old rivals the United States 4-3 while Canada ground out a 3-2 sudden-death overtime victory over last year's
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:26 pm
Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:19 pm
Despite their disappointing performance in the Eastern Conference final, the Carolina Hurricanes exceeded expectations in the 2018-19 NHL season. When it opened, few observers expected them to end their decade-long playoff drought. Last January, Tom Dundon took over as owner and promoted Don Waddell
Posted: May 22, 2019, 8:50 pm
And then there were two
Posted: May 22, 2019, 2:06 pm
Now we can really start talking about the Stanley Cup Final after the St. Louis Blues finished off the San Jose Sharks in six games to capture the Western Conference title and earn the right to face the Bruins. It might not be the matchup most were expecting, but it will still be intriguing. One of the
Posted: May 22, 2019, 11:36 am
NHL ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference final
Posted: May 22, 2019, 7:59 am
He didn't want to be on the wrong end of a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at Enterprise Center on Tuesday. He didn't want to be going home while the Blues advanced to play for the Stanley Cup, a trophy he has unsuccessfully pursued since he broke into
Posted: May 22, 2019, 5:00 am
The year is 2012, the Leafs are entering the season with a lot of hope and cheer. It might be hard to remember, but let's look back! The NHL avoided another full season lockout, so we were all happy to just get some gosh darn hockey games. They had a new coach in Randy Carlyle, who took over partway
Posted: May 22, 2019, 5:00 am
The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks with a 5-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday
Posted: May 22, 2019, 4:43 am
BOZEMAN — The Montana State University club hockey team has hired former National Hockey League goaltender Peter Budaj as its goalie coach, the program announced Tuesday. Budaj retired in 2019 after a professional career spanning 17 seasons in both the NHL and AHL. He played in the NHL for the Colorado
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:59 am
How will a 10-day layover affect the Bruins when they return to the ice? The current precedent doesn't bode well for Boston.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:00 pm
'He was a rabid wolf': Chicago-area draft prospect Alex Turcotte is ready to get unleashed on the NHL — possibly with the Blackhawks
For years, Chicago's best youth hockey teams wanted Alex Turcotte. Alfie Turcotte, Alex's dad, said no. Not yet. The family moved from Buffalo Grove to Detroit when Alex was 8, and Alfie stuck with his plan to keep his son on good but not great teams that required him to work hard, avoid complacency
Posted: May 21, 2019, 2:00 pm
Canada shut out Denmark 5-0 for a fifth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. Sam Reinhart scored two goals and the rest went to Jonathan Marchessault, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Jared McCann. Mark Stone finished the Group A game in Kosice with two assists.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:31 pm
Shortly after, the team finally declared they would be known as the Kings. Cooke, who was the driving force behind bringing the NHL to Los Angeles, proclaimed that "we're starting out as the Kings of the NHL and we intend to live up to that." When the contest began, Cooke said the team
Posted: May 20, 2019, 9:00 pm
The Capitals will have a lot of holes to fill in their roster next season, but you can go ahead and pencil Jonas Siegenthaler into the NHL lineup now.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 12:28 pm
First-round review: Forward Brock Boeser was available when the Wings picked, and Vancouver snapped him up at 23rd overall. Boeser was a finalist for the Calder trophy (rookie of the year) in 2018 after producing 29 goals among 55 points 62 games for the Canucks, and follow up with 26 goals among 56
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:00 am
With the NHL season over for the Tampa Bay Lightning, we will try to focus on several Lightning players who are representing their countries at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Over the next two weeks, we are going to keep you up to date with their performance at the tournament, not forgetting
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:00 am
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) -- Dylan Larkin scored midway through the third period to help the United States beat Germany 3-1 Sunday at the world championships.
Posted: May 19, 2019, 9:13 pm
The San Jose Sharks will have one of their best defensemen in the lineup when they host the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC; live stream). Erik Karlsson is set to battle through whatever is ailing his groin, a nagging injury that appeared to aggravated
Posted: May 19, 2019, 6:10 pm
The Pittsburgh Penguins have $28.1 million of their 2019-20 salary cap based dedicated to six defensemen. According to CapFriendly, that's the second most currently in the NHL, which it obviously way out of balance from team defensive performance. The club also still has to re-sign restricted free
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:00 am
Kosice, Slovakia — Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships. TJeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the
Posted: May 19, 2019, 1:38 am
The Western Conference Final continues to go back and forth, setting up for what should be an exciting finish to the series. The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues have alternated wins through the first four games of the series, with the Blues tying it up at 2 with their 2-1 victory in Friday night&
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:00 pm
The young Finnish star's confidence continues to grow as he puts on a show at the World Championships.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 2:31 pm
A year after finally reaching the NHL, 33-year-old goalie Jeff Glass seeks a path back If Jeff Glass' thick red beard ever turns white, it won't be hard to imagine him as a department-store Santa Claus. Not that he has the belly for it, but the 33-year-old goalie's cheery disposition remains
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:00 am
The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs have shown that the NHL desperately needs a video review system in place that can better help the referees. Luckily for the league, soccer has already provided the blueprint on how to fix this.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 4:44 am
It was becoming clear this was the only solution for the Rangers, the only one that made enough sense they would wait for it. How much longer does not have to be pondered any more, as the Blueshirts got their man and John Davidson is returning to the fold to be team president. One might be inclined to
Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:41 pm
Well, there's nothing anybody can do now. It's time to move on. That includes you, Blues.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 9:21 pm
The Boston Bruins punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final with a dominant 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday. Here's how the matchup played out.
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:41 pm
ST. LOUIS — The next goal that Sharks center Logan Couture scores in the playoffs will put him in a tie with Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby for the most goals scored by any player in any one postseason over the past 22 years. Right now, unless the Sharks win it all, Couture probably couldn't care
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:09 pm
Brooks Koepka had a record-setting start to his title defense in the PGA Championship. Koepka delivered a 7-under 63 Thursday, making him the first player in 101 years of the PGA Championship to shoot that score twice. It gave him only a one-shot lead when Danny Lee birdied his last two holes in the
Posted: May 17, 2019, 6:28 am
Ralph Krueger insisted on his opening conference call with Buffalo reporters Wednesday that the 2019 Sabres are ahead of the Edmonton Oilers he coached in 2013, who were mired in the "rebuild phase completely." The Sabres, of course, have big-name talents Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Sam
Posted: May 17, 2019, 5:00 am
I'm mad as hell, and I can't take it anymore. Let me explain something first as I tip off this Thursday evening rant. I didn't watch Wednesday's Game 3 between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues live. I was watching Dave Matthews Band sing away my troubles instead (and boy did he
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:57 am
Raleigh, N.C. — The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell has been named a finalist for the 2018-19 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. The NHL General Manager of the Year Award is voted on annually by a panel that includes all 31
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:48 am
NHL officials clearly need help as they continue to stumble through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Posted: May 16, 2019, 11:17 pm
Colin Campbell admitted Thursday that the Game 3 officiating crew missed a hand-pass that should've nullified Erik Karlsson's Game 3 OT winner.
Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:41 pm
Jim Schoenfeld has resigned as vice president and assistant general manager of the New York Rangers. The former NHL defenseman and coach spent 17 seasons in the Rangers' organization, serving in a variety of roles. Among the standout players Schoenfeld helped develop for the Rangers are Ryan McDonagh
Posted: May 16, 2019, 6:09 pm