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15-2, 15-4 and the Jets score one more in Jersey's crib.

Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler scored shootout goals and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the debut of No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes by rallying from a 4-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Friday night.
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Swimmy, Swammy, Swanson............Samsonov!!

Samsonov stopped 25 shots as the Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 Friday night to spoil New York's season opener.
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Things look positive for Polak despite horrific impact with the boards

Dallas Stars defenceman Roman Polak has full use of his extremities and is "pretty good at the hospital" after having to be stretchered off the ice.
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Mikko has Avs Rantanen a Rollin' over Flames

Mikko Rantanen had two goals less than a week after agreeing to a contract with Colorado, Joonas Donskoi scored twice in his debut and the Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night.
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Who can it be now.......??

The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2019-20 schedule with a 3-2 regulation loss to the Edmonton Oilers and they did so without a captain.
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Hamilton helps Hurricanes top Canadiens in shootout

Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams' opener.
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Holden's late goal for Rangers robs the Jets of possible points in season opener

Brett Howden broke a tie with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 in a wild season opener on Thursday night.
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Flames off to a hot start with a big home win over the Canucks

The narrative is simple. The task, as they know, isn’t. The Flames have the talent and depth to be a Stanley Cup contender. And the time is now to break through and bring a championship back to Calgary.
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Year of the Cat. Chicago's DeBrincat gets three-year, $19.2M extension

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have signed winger Alex DeBrincat to a three-year contract that will carry an average annual value of $6.4 million.
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Tavares and Matthews lead the Leafs to opening night dominance

Auston Matthews continued his dominance on opening night.
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Green Day partners with NHL, unveils new hockey anthem

Green Day's upcoming single, 'Fire, Ready, Aim,' will serve as the theme song for NBC's 'Wednesday Night Hockey' throughout the 2019-20 NHL season.
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Faulk heads to Blues Justin time to cash in big

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Justin Faulk to the St. Louis Blues.
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Brayden's post surgery progress is right on Point, should be ready for action in a month

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to be without their newly re-signed star for the start of the 2019-20 season as Brayden Point is still recovering from hip surgery.
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Oilers happy to have a McFlurry of activity on the menu in Kelowna

Connor McDavid is expected to suit up for at least one of the Edmonton Oilers' three remaining pre-season games, which would be as soon as Tuesday.
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Petey's picking up where he left off.

A two-goal, two-assist night from Elias Pettersson led the Vancouver Canucks to a dominant 6-4 pre-season win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
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Not so Buff in Winnipeg.....

The Winnipeg Jets have suspended Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to training camp, a move that will allow the team to maintain their salary cap flexibility as Byfuglien mulls his future.
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Wheeler's two-point night helps Jets beat Flames in pre-season

Wheeler and Joone Luoto had third-period goals 72 seconds apart in Winnipeg's 4-1 win on Sunday.
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Flames' tenders are doing the splits.....for now.

There's no bigger question mark in Calgary than its goaltending, and the up-and-down pre-season Cam Talbot put together to this point has done little to answer it. But for flashes of the Flames' pre-season loss to the Jets, positives emerged, ones that are reminiscent of Dave Rittich's early struggles a year ago.
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Veteran defenceman Dan Girardi retires after 13 NHL seasons

Veteran defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the NHL.
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Canadiens' Ryan Poehling out indefinitely with concussion

Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion.
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Bo Horvat's two-point night leads Canucks past Oilers

Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks came away with a 6-1 pre-season victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
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Christmas comes early for Canucks' fans, as Boeser is back in .

A match made in heaven? Ask Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks in three years.
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Marner's new contract will add a lot of zeros to his bank account

Mitch Marner's agent says his client received a couple of offer sheets while he was a restricted free agent but his goal all along was to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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The NHL's wild and ( not so ) free......

In the wake of Mitch Marner's game-changing deal with the Maple Leafs, we rank at the 10(!) unsigned restricted free agents still avoiding training camp and gather the latest rumours on their future.
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Flyers agree to six-year, $33M deal with RFA Travis Konecny

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to a six-year, $33-million contract with forward Travis Konecny, their final restricted free agent.
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New PoCo rec centre opens without change rooms for referees, dooming home hockey season

Hockey Canada requires officials to have a separate dressing room, but those rooms won't be ready at the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre until 2021.
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Oilers' McDavid says he's making progress but questions remain

Connor McDavid is back on the ice and says while his injured left knee is recovering, he's still not ready to commit to being ready for contact when Edmonton Oilers training camp opens next month.
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Stanley Cup champion Schwartz asks for more bone marrow donors

Stanley Cup champion Jayden Schwartz lost his sister to leukemia. He was in Saskatoon to sign up more bone marrow donors.
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NHL star Kuznetsov tests positive for cocaine | CBC Sports

Washington Capitals centre Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years.
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Former 'Miracle on Ice' hockey player charged in attack | CBC Sports

Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbour with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones.
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Canucks extend GM Jim Benning's contract beyond 2019-20 season

The Vancouver Canucks have extended GM Jim Benning's contract beyond the 2019-20 season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting.
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'Cautiously optimistic' NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association.
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Humboldt Broncos assistant coach Mark Cross was my lifelong friend - CBC Docs POV

Like most small-town kids from Saskatchewan, we both lived and breathed hockey
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Board approves new Islanders arena project at Belmont Park

A development board has unanimously voted in favour of a new project which would give the New York Islanders a new arena at Belmont Park.
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Ovechkin completes China tour with 'unbelievable view' at Great Wall

Alex Ovechkin concluded his trip to China on Thursday with a visit to the Great Wall of China, or in his case, the "Gr8" Wall of China.
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Lightning sign defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk to one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk to a one-year, $1.75-million deal, the club announced Monday.
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Is the grass Greener in Vancouver this year?

New impact players set to debut, a young star still to be signed, and a frustrated veteran who may no longer be a fit. Head coach Travis Green discussed it all with Iain MacIntyre ahead of what figures to be a significant 2019-20 campaign for his young Canucks.
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Always check your oil pressure....

Milan Lucic couldn’t fathom the idea of being traded to an in-province rival, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this summer.
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New Jersey surprises PK Subban with ‘limosine ridin’, jet flyin” Ric Flair intro

The New Jersey Devils had a surprise waiting for new addition PK Subban on Thursday.
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Maple Leafs send Sparks to Golden Knights for Clarkson & pick

David Clarkson is headed back to Toronto and goaltender Garret Sparks is headed to Las Vegas.
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Women's hockey players staying optimistic despite uncertain future

Laura Stacey will admit this off-season is “a little bit scary.” It's a sentiment many elite women hockey players on the planet would probably agree.
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Predators sign Colton Sissons to seven-year, $20M deal

The Nashville Predators have signed centre Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20-million contract, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
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Tentative agreement struck to replace Calgary's Saddledome

Plans for a new arena in Calgary to replace the Saddledome are accelerating with a tentative agreement in place.
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Jets sign defenceman Neal Pionk to two-year, $6M contract

Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
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Sundqvist agrees to 4-year, $11M deal to return to Blues

Centre Oskar Sundqvist and the St. Louis Blues avoided arbitration after the two sides agreed to a four-year, $11-million contract, the team announced Sunday.
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Done deal....

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are close to completing a trade that would see Milan Lucic and James Neal swapping sides in the Battle of Alberta.
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Rangers show Trouba the door, and $56 million.....

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenceman Jacob Trouba, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.
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Ron Francis is general manager of Seattle NHL expansion club

Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner Ron Francis has been named the general manager of the NHL's yet-to-be-named Seattle franchise.
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Washington signs their $6 million dollar man

The Capitals have signed forward Jakub Vrana to a two-year, $6.7-million contract, the team announced Tuesday.
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No restrictions, but currently no jobs either.

GMs will need to dig deeper and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still a few worthy gambles to be unearthed from 2019’s UFA class. Luke Fox breaks down the latest on the top names left on the board.
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Canucks pick up a little sandpaper in the summer...

You may not want Micheal Ferland on your team, but you sure don’t want him on the other one. The Vancouver Canucks became harder to play against with Wednesday’s free-agent signing of Ferland to a four-year, $14-million contract.
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Dzingel's taking his game South for a couple of years.

Centre Ryan Dzingel has signed a two-year, $6.75-million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday.
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Sign of the times in Jersey...

The New Jersey Devils signed 2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday.
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Tallying the early results....

Monster signings, juicy trades and four weeks have passed since the St. Louis Blues hoisted the Cup. We examine how all 31 GMs have made use of hockey's most critical roster-shaping time.
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2019 NHL Arbitration Tracker: Full schedule of hearings

This year's hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. Here's the full schedule, which we'll update as cases are settled, heard, and ruled upon.
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Mining for gold in the middle of summer

GMs will need to dig deeper and jobless players may need to lower their asking prices, but there are still a few worthy gambles to be unearthed from 2019’s UFA class. Luke Fox breaks down the latest on the top names left on the board.
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Blackhawks acquire Alex Nylander from Sabres for Henri Jokiharju - Sportsnet.ca

The Chicago Blackhawks have landed forward Alex Nylander from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenceman Henri Jokiharju, the teams announced Tuesday.
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2019 NHL Free Agency and Signings

Complete coverage of all NHL Signings - free agency, contract extensions, re-signings, entry-level deals and arbitration info on all your favourite NHL players.
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Bruins re-sign Langley's Danton Heinen for another 2 years

The Boston Bruins have re-signed forward Danton Heinen to a two-year, $5.6 million contract.
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Our condolences to all of Greg's family and friends. He will be missed by many...

Greg Johnson, who was captain of the Nashville Predators from 2002-06, died on Monday. He was 48.
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Blue Jackets' Milano, Avs' Greer busted, charged with assault in NYC brawl | CBC Sports

NHL youngsters Sonny Milano of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado's A.J. Greer face assault charges following their arrest early Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
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Islanders agree to four-year deal with Semyon Varlamov

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with goaltender Semyon Varlamov, the team announced Monday.
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Sharks sign Timo Meier to four-year, $24M contract

The San Jose Sharks have signed restricted free agent Timo Meier to a four-year, $24-million extension.
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Maple Leafs trade Kadri, Rosen to Avalanche for Barrie, Kerfoot

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for centre Nazem Kadri, defenceman Calle Rosen and Toronto's 2020 third-round pick.
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Sebastian Aho signs five-year, $42.27M offer sheet from Canadiens

Restricted free agent Sebastian Aho has signed a five-year, $42.27-million offer sheet tendered by the Montreal Canadiens.
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Rangers sign star winger Artemi Panarin to seven-year deal

The New York Rangers have signed winger Artemi Panarin — the most-coveted free agent this off-season — to a multi-year deal.
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Stars sign veteran forward Joe Pavelski to three-year deal

The Dallas Stars have signed veteran forward Joe Pavelski to a three-year deal worth $21 million.
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Predators sign Matt Duchene to seven-year, $56 million deal - Sportsnet.ca

The Predators have landed one of the most-coveted free agents of the off-signing, inking centre Matt Duchene to a multi-year deal.
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Maple Leafs sign veteran centre Jason Spezza to one-year deal

Jason Spezza has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Devils sign winger Wayne Simmonds to one-year, $5M deal

The New Jersey Devils have signed winger Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5-million deal, the club announced Monday.
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Jim Benning knows stakes are high with Myers and Miller additions - Sportsnet.ca

Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has a lot riding on Tyler Myers. And everything else. And Jim Benning is OK with that.
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The best of the rest. Some big names are still on the market

Signings! Trades! Rumours! (Over)reaction! Keep it here all day long for the freshest news, rumours, analysis and slick tweets from the NHL's busiest transaction day of the year.
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P.K.'s packing. Predators trade defenceman to Subban to Devils

The Nashville Predators have traded P.K. Subban to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and two second-round draft picks.
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Colorado bound Bowen Byram is the best of this year's best

Since the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign, rankings have shown a strong class of talent up front worthy of single-digit selection, but one name has consistently stood out: defenceman Bowen Byram.
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Another Foote in the NHL door

"I'm pumped to be a Bolt," Nolan Foote said.
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Lookin' out for #1. New Jersey takes Hughes first overall in 2019 Draft

The New Jersey Devils have selected American centre Jack Hughes with the No. 1-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
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Time will tell. Canucks' first round pick is a surprise...again.

The Vancouver Canucks haven't had the greatest history of drafting players out of Russia, but Vasily Podkolzin could end up being a steal a few years down the road. With Round 1 out of the way, all eyes now turn towards the trade market and the possibility of landing Tyson Barrie.
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How Swede it is. Broberg taken 8th overall by the Oilers

When he was running the Detroit Red Wings, Ken Holland used to kid about how having the best defenceman in the game — Nicklas Lidstrom — helped make him a smart general manager. It was one of the jokes that was really only funny because it was true.
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The complete first round of the 2019 NHL Draft

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Pettersson tops list of 2019 NHL Awards winners

The NHL Awards go Wednesday night from Las Vegas, so as a bit of a helpful reminder, here is a full list of the winners for each award.
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Jets trade defenceman Jacob Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 1st-round pick

The Winnipeg Jets have traded defender Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers, the club announced Monday.
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Anaheim names Dallas Eakins as new head coach

The Anaheim Ducks have officially named Dallas Eakins as their new head coach.
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NHL Draft host Canucks keeping all options open with 10th overall pick - Sportsnet.ca

Vancouver hasn't had much lottery luck in recent years, but they have found luck at the draft where great players have fallen to them. Hosting the draft later this week, all eyes are on the Canucks. Trade up? Trade down? Take the best player available? GM Jim Benning says he's considering anything.
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Spencer Knight on track to join exclusive goalie group at 2019 NHL Draft

With the USNTDP set to dominate the 2019 NHL Draft, team netminder Spencer Knight seems a sure thing to become just the 20th goaltender selected in the first round over the past 15 years. Here's a look back at how the first 19 of those selections panned out for their draft clubs, as Knight gets set to join the list.
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Flames GM Treliving thinks RFA class could slow draft trade activity

Trade rumours thrive around the NHL Draft and often this is when big moved are made. Calgary's Brad Treliving is usually one of the more active GMs this time of year, but he believes the strong class of unsigned RFAs could throw a wrench into any trade plans.
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Show me the money. Karlsson cashes in with huge deal in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal on Monday, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defencemen.
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Craig Berube Takes Us Through The Blues Miraculous Turnaround
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From the outhouse to the frickin' penthouse!! St. Louis wins the Stanley Cup.

Play Gloria! Sing it loud and say it proud: Against all odds, the Blues are Stanley Cup champions.
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And then there was one. Bruins maul Blues to force a Game 7 for the Stanley Cup

For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup Final is going to Game 7 after the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6.
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Shine on you Rookie diamond. Blues Binnington one game away from a glass slipper

Jordan Binnington made 38 saves while Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron scored as the St. Louis Blues hung on for a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday and took a 3-2 series lead.
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Conn Smythe Power Rankings : Blues' Tarasenko heats up down the stretch

As we dig into a best-of-three with the series shifting back to Boston for Game 5 Thursday night, here's a look at how the Conn Smythe picture is looking.

Chara dons a shield and hits the ice. Don't be surprised if he's in the line-up tonight...

Zdeno Chara reminded everyone why he's considered a warrior for the Bruins after showing up to the morning skate two-and-a-half days after suffering a broken jaw and it didn't go unnoticed by his teammates.

As the Crow flies...

The Chicago Blackhawks have added veteran coach Marc Crawford to Jeremy Colliton's staff for the 2019-20 season.

Shot to the face breaks Chara's jaw in Game 4

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara sustained a broken jaw after a shot deflected off his stick into his face during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, a source told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford on Tuesday.

O'Reilly takes the boys on his back as the series does a U-turn

With the St. Louis Blues season effectively hanging in the balance, Ryan O'Reilly scored twice to help them squeeze out a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Bruins crush the Blues in Game 3 rout

Torey Krug had a goal and three assists as the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

Avoiding misery in Missouri. St. Louis takes game 2 in Boston and ties up the series

The St. Louis Blues have their first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory. Carl Gunnarsson's got his first-ever playoff goal. And, after a Game 2 overtime win that evened things up at one game apiece, we've got a series.

Upon further review....the NHL brass discuss several hot-topic subjects

NHL commissioner Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke for more than 30 minutes on Monday night ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Here are five things you should know that were covered.

The future looks bright-er in Edmonton today

Dave Tippett spoke about his experience with Team North America a few years ago, where Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews fed off each other, and how he sees Leon Draisaitl filling a similar role as Matthews did.

Good start for St. Louis but a better finish for Boston. Bruins take Game 1

Sean Kuraly scored five minutes into the third period to complete the comeback as the Boston Bruins overcame a 2-0 deficit to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final over the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday.

Don't know who this Brady guy is, but the video's pretty cool... : )

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was wise to turn to New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady for help with a Stanley Cup hype video.
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The Spirit of St. Louis. Blues look to continue their historic run against the odds

The St. Louis Blues will be making their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 49 years when they hit the ice for Game 1 against the Boston Bruins on Monday as +130 road underdogs.

Casting a net...

We've already looked at NHL teams that desperately need one or two goalies this summer, but who are the netminders those teams could target?

Are we there yet?? Monday can't come soon enough...

In St. Louis we have a new team in the final that came from the bottom of the standings. In Boston, we have a team that's been here a couple times before in recent seasons. Andrew Berkshire looks at the strengths that brought both of them to the Stanley Cup Final.

Conn Smythe Power Rankings: It's Tuukka Rask's trophy to lose

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues both have the capability of stealing games.

The Sens are hoping to change the tune in Ottawa with a new D.J.

Despite the off-ice drama of the past year, D.J. Smith said he didn't hesitate to choose the Ottawa Senators, calling it the perfect fit for a new head coach.
History makes this series even more exciting....

We'll get back to ya' in a week. Repeat of 1970 St. Louis vs Boston final starts Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins now know who their opponent will be in the Stanley Cup Final after the St. Louis Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday.

From the Outhouse to the Penthouse. What a story.....so far. #stlblues

The former 31st-place Blues added another chapter to its storybook season Tuesday night, eliminating the Sharks with a victory that ended the Western Conference Final in six games — and also, perhaps, San Jose icon Joe Thornton’s NHL career.

Missing pieces. Sharks' without some key names as they try to stay alive

The San Jose Sharks acquired Erik Karlsson to win a Stanley Cup, but Tuesday night they’ll try to save their National Hockey League season without him.

Yep, the off-season fun has begun.....

Some of the casualties of the Carolina Hurricanes' run to the Eastern Conference final have emerged.
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Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a “single, viable women’s professional league in North America.”…

The Sharks looked more like JabberJaw than a predator in Game 5

Jordan Binnington made 21 saves and Jaden Schwartz scored three times to guide the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 to give St. Louis a 3-2 series lead.

Senate investigation. Roy to meet with Ottawa as a possible bench boss. #NHL

The Ottawa Senators are set to interview Patrick Roy for their vacant head coaching position.

Binnington really has been that good. Sets Blues record in huge Game 4 victory

Tyler Bozak scored the winner on a power play as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even their Western Conference Final series at two games apiece.

Heading home. Former Rangers' tender Davidson is named new G.M.

The New York Rangers have named veteran NHL executive John Davidson as their new president. They announced the hiring on Friday, just hours after the former Blue Jackets president of hockey operations resigned from his post in Columbus.

Swept under the rug. The storm is over and the Bruins are off to the Finals

The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.

Hmmm. I actually expected a bit more from Jumbo.....

Joe Thornton talked about the overtime goal that got his Sharks a Game 3 win over the Blues, saying it was straight up a "4-3 win." That's all.

No excuses. It's simply ridiculous that play isn't reviewable, in the Playoffs, in OT, in the Conference Final.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the greatest tournaments in all of sports. It should be hockey at its best, not its most controversial.
This is why St. Louis has become the team they are.....

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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Longtime Richmond hockey store closing due to high operating costs

A family-owned hockey store that's been serving Richmond residents for decades is closing up shop at the end of May.

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Stone's late goal caps wild game as Canada beats Slovakia - Sportsnet.ca

Mark Stone scored a power-play with 1.8 seconds left in regulation to give Canada a 6-5 win over host Slovakia on Monday at the world hockey championship.

All's well that ends well. The Blues struggled in Game 1, but tie the series up heading back to St. Louis

Robert Bortuzzo scored his first goal of the playoffs as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference final at 1-1.
An extremely Happy HockeyCircles Birthday wish to our very own Pearl Fong!! Have a great day Pearl : )
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Animal Planet is mauling the Weather Channel in front of a live studio audience.

Matt Grzelcyk struck twice as the Boston Bruins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 on Sunday to take a 2-0 series advantage in the Eastern Conference Final.

My oh Meier. San Jose puts the pedal down to take Game 1

Timo Meier had two goals and an assist while Logan Couture added two goals and assist of his own as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

Who's gonna' make the biggest splash, and the most cash?

Here's a look at Sportsnet's top 15 RFAs-in-waiting, whose contract negotiations we're most intrigued to see play out based on their 2018-19 performance.

Bruins capitalize on third period power plays to take Game 1 at home

Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Saturday night's alright for fightin'. St. Louis visits San Jose for the first two games of the Western Conference Final

Since 2000, the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues have the second- and sixth-most cumulative standings points in the league, but no Stanley Cups to show for it. This year is as good a chance as any.

Bruins vs Carolina. How they got there, and what to expect.

It continues to be a surprising Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some of the Cinderellas were knocked off, as three wild-card teams were crossed off the bracket. But in Carolina, one remains and they look just as much of a contender as anyone else. Here's one more look back at Round 2.

How to see what you want to see. 2019 Conference Final broadcast schedules

The conference finals are set for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Road Trip!! SNL cast member Kenan Thompson to host 2019 NHL Awards - Sportsnet.ca

Emmy-award winning actor Kenan Thompson will host the 2019 NHL Awards in June, the National Hockey League announced Wednesday.

Movin' on. The Toronto Marlies are awaiting their competition in AHL Finals

Mason Marchment and Trevor Moore had two goals apiece in the second period as the Toronto Marlies beat the Cleveland Monsters 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the American Hockey League Eastern Conference final.

Spirit of St. Louis. Blues finish off the Stars and move on to Western Conference Finals

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night.

Too little, too late?

Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head he delivered on Josh Anderson, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday.

Marchand being Marshawn.....

Something is bothering Bruins forward Brad Marchand and it has left him speechless in interviews with reporters.

Carolina on my mind. Boston removes the Jackets and moves on to the Conference Final

Tuukka Rask earned the shutout as the Boston Bruins blanked the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Monday to win their second-round series and advance into the Eastern Conference Final.

Next goal wins! Bruins and Jackets trade shots in great finish.

David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game late in the third period as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday to move one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Final.

Fun with Tomas in the Tank. Hertl drives the train for the Sharks in big Game 5 win

Tomas Hertl scored twice as the San Jose Sharks topped the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Saturday in Game 5 of their second round playoff series.

Bishop to king seven. Blues on the brink of elimanation heading back to Dallas

The Dallas Stars have pushed the St. Louis Blues to the edge, earning a Game 5 win to take a 3-2 series lead.

Sweep, Caroline.......Four And O. The Hurricanes dispatch the Islanders and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Justin Williams and the Hurricanes have booked their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals, wrapping up a dominant four-game sweep of the Islanders with a Game 4 win. They'll move on to face the winner of the Bruins–Blue Jackets series.

Carolina and the Islanders engage in the traditional handshake after Game 4

Watch as the Carolina Hurricanes shake hands with the New York Islanders after the series sweep.

Not on our watch. Players stand together to demand a better future #ForTheGame

More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league.

Bruins take the Jackets to the cleaners and steal one in Columbus

The Bruins and Blue Jackets will now play a best of three, with the two clubs sitting at 2-2 through four games in their second-round series.

Rockie Mountain high. Grubauer blanks San Jose to make it a best of three

The Colorado Avalanche rebounded with a crucial Game 4 win over the San Jose Sharks Thursday to level the clubs' second-round series at 2-2.

Some good 'ole fashion Playoff hatred is starting to brew....

The Hockey Central panel discuss how Ben Bishop and Jordan Binnington are both not hiding their frustrations in Game 4.

35 to life. McElhinney makes history, and 'Canes take a stranglehold on N.Y.

The Carolina Hurricanes are one win away from the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning Game 3 against the New York Islanders.

Even Steven. Gritty series is heating up, as Dallas takes Game 4 at home.

The Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues are all even through four, after Jamie Benn's club earned a crucial win in Game 4 of the second-round series.

Jason Botchford, popular Vancouver sportswriter, dead at 48

Jason Botchford, who worked for The Province for 13 years and created the popular post-Canucks game feature The Provies, died suddenly at home this weekend.

Logan's Run. Sharks win Game 3 on the strength of Couture's hatty.

Logan Couture got his first Stanley Cup Playoff hat trick for the San Jose Sharks in a 4-2 win against the Colorado Avlaanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

Diver down on Mean Street. Encore performance by Vantaa bailin' gives the Blues top billing

Esa Lindell performed a series of dives Monday night that would’ve made Greg Louganis jealous.

Selfesh penalty by Marchand costs the Bruins the game, and a possible series lead

The Blue Jackets managed to grind out a narrow win over the Bruins in Game 3 Tuesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the clubs’ second-round series.

Maroon Four. St. Louis gets the win with a late goal in Dallas

Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

Tropical depression. No state of emergency yet, but the Hurricanes strengthened to a Cat 2 with another win in N.Y.

The Hurricanes withstood a few key injuries to emerge with a Game 2 win in their second-round series against the Islanders.

Three-pointer. Barrie's 1 + 2 helps Avs square the series heading back to Denver

Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought.

In a pickle. He said, she said of no-touch icing rears it's ugly head again.

The Colorado Avalanche broke a 1-1 tie in Game 2 Sunday night after a race for the puck negated an icing call. Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was not happy about the non-call.

Big Ben rings loud and clear in his hometown as the Stars strike for 4

The Dallas Stars answered back in their second-round clash against the St. Louis Blues, coming up with a Game 2 win to level the series at 1-1.

Black and Blue. Jackets' tie it up in a hard fought Game 2.

Matt Duchene scored a power-play goal 3:42 into the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at TD Garden on Saturday.

48 Hours. Just two days after outsting Washington in double OT, the 'Canes go the extra mile again for Game 1 victory in N.Y.

Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

While Dubas steps up, Babcock takes the 5th on the blame game.

While GM Kyle Dubas was quick to shoulder the blame for the Maple Leafs' shortcomings, his end of season comments stopped short of dispelling doubts surrounding Mike Babcock's future with the team.

Tara sinks the Stars. Vladi nets a pair to lead the Blues to Game 1 victory.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice including the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of their second-round series.

Charlie don't surf.....but he does score. Hometown boy Coyle living the dream he started down the street.

The Boston Bruins scored in the first overtime period to win Game 1 of their second-round series with the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2.
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Vegas owner says NHL executive apologized for Game 7 penalty

The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights says a senior NHL executive called him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Oh Carolina! Hurricanes oust the Caps in Game 7, and book a date with New York.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are going home.

Saddle up for Round 2...

One of the wildest opening rounds in Stanley Cup Playoffs history has come to an end and eight teams are now one step closer to winning the NHL's biggest prize.

Dealt a bad hand. Vegas was on cruise control when fishy call lets the Sharks attack.

The San Jose Sharks managed to claw their way back once again, securing the Game 7 win and the opening-round series victory.
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Ex-pro hockey player, woman found dead in California condo, believed to be double-homicide

A former professional hockey player and a mother of two were found dead in the athlete's home in California, officials said.

High octane Leaf blower. Toronto had a 3-2 series lead, but the Bruins come back and win it in seven

For the second consecutive year, the Boston Bruins have eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the first round in Boston.

Another one bites the dust. Powerful Predators taken down by the Stars in Game 6

John Klingberg sniped home the overtime winner and the Dallas Stars defeated the Nashville Predators in Game 6 to clinch the series win. They'll meet the St. Louis Blues in the second round.

Three on the tree. Carolina scores three in the third to tie the series at......three.

The Carolina Hurricanes have lived to fight another day, forcing a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals.

Stick a fork in'em they're......Oh, wait. Bruins won't go away quietly, and force Game 7

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are going the distance for the second consecutive season.

Beware of snapping Hertls. Sharks's double OT win takes Vegas back to The Tank

With their backs against the wall, the Sharks earned a crucial Game 6 double-overtime win in Vegas to hold off the Golden Knights' celebrations and force a Game 7.

Capitals' sport a six-pack en route to complete destruction of Carolina in game 5

The Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-0 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Blue bye-you. The Jets are eliminated as St. Louis continues to impress

The Winnipeg Jets have been eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the St. Louis Blues.

Collared white shirt. Oshie is likely done for the playoffs with a clavicular fracture

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie could miss the remainder of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a broken collarbone he suffered in Washington's Game 4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to reports.

Wounded Predators. Dallas takes a 3-2 series lead over Nashville

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.

On A Winger And A Prayer. Matthew's Third Period Goal Spurs Leafs To Series Lead

Kasperi Kapanen scored the winner in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Exit, Stage Left. Top Seeded Flames Swept Away By Relentless Avalanche

Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson had two goals and an assist apiece as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to win their first round playoff series.

On Another Level. MacKinnon Helps Extinguish Flames With World-Class Effort

A 5-1 loss to the Avalanche capped the Flames’ second four-game losing skid of the season to bounce them from the playoffs.

Another Stupid Play, Another Sensless Injury. Nothing To Fear For A Cheap Hit But A Fine Or A Night Off

The Washington Capitals may be without forward T.J. Oshie for a while.

Look 'Em Square In The Eye. Hurricanes' Take Game 4 To Even Series At Two A Piece

Teuvo Teravainen scored the winner late in the second period as the Carolina Hurricanes toppled the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday to even their first-round series at two games apiece.

May The Schwartz Be With You.......

Jaden Schwartz scored late in the third period as the St. Louis Blues topped the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Happy Columbus Day! Jackets Make History by Dismantling Tampa Bay Jugernaut

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets won a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Golden Knight In Vegas As Fleury Records His 15th Career Playoff Shutout

The Vegas Golden Knights chased Martin Jones from the game for the second straight game on their way to a 5-0 win in Game 4 against the San Jose Sharks.

Clean Up On Aisle 4. Isles Sweep Penguins And Advance To Round Two

Brock Nelson scored the winner as the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 4 to sweep their first round Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

So Your Sayin' There's A Chance.......Jets Come Up With An OT Win To Square Series At 2-2

Kyle Connor scored the winner in overtime as the Winnipeg Jets topped the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Game 4 to even their first-round series at two games apiece.

Good Old 86th Street. Rinne Continues His Incredible Playoff Exposition With Another Win

Mikael Granlund's third period goal held up as the winner as the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Ten Years After. Hurricanes Raleigh The Troops With A 5 Goal Drubbing In Home Return

The Carolina Hurricanes have defeated the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series.

Auston Powers His Way Back Into Leaf Fans' Good Books With His First Points Of The Playoffs

Auston Matthews and Andreas Johnsson each had a goal and assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round series.

MacKinnon's Got 'Em Winnin', But Makar's Week Takes the Cake

The Colorado Avalanche take a 2-1 series lead over the Calgary Flames with a 6-2 win on home ice.
Evander Kane And Ryan Reaves Both Throw Some Big Shots In This One

If You're Gonna' Do It...Do It Right. Blue Jackets' Attempt To Make History Tuesday, And With A Sweep No Less

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one win away from the first series victory in franchise history after a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Heart Of Stone. Forward's First Ever Hat Trick Helps Vegas Takes A 2-1 Series Lead

Mark Stone scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Vegas Golden Knights past the San Jose Sharks 6-3 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
You Hear That? Speculation On Whether Thornton Sits For Head Shot On Nosek

Forecheck, Backcheck, Paycheck. Islanders Are Taking Fundamentals To The Playoff Bank

The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter-century.

Fasten Your Seatbelts, We May Be In For A Series Afterall

Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game and Kyle Connor scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Kadri Can Throw A Cross Check To The Face, But Leave Without Even Dropping His Gloves.....

Kucherov Handed Very Light-ning Suspension For Cheap Shot

NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Charlie Don't Surf, But He Does Score. Coyle Gets First Of Playoffs In Physical Affair

Brad Marchand and Charlie Coyle scored during a raucous first period as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

A Cagey Veteran, OV's Passes, And A Dead Rat......Yep, That's Playoff Hockey

Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.

Close But No Cigar. Flames Almost Seal The Deal, But McK Snipes Top Shelf For OT Winner

Nathan MacKinnon scored at 8:28 in overtime as the Colorado Avalanche topped the Calgary Flames for a 3-2 win Saturday, tying their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

It's Only A Flesh Wound. Predators Avoid 0-2 Deficit With OT Victory Over Stars

Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.

Next Please. Drummondville And Rimouski Both Advance In The Q

Olivier Garneau scored twice as the Rimouski Oceanic defeated the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5-3 on Friday to win their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

Island 'Berle.......What 'Cha Doing To The Penguins World?

Jordan Eberle scored the winner and added an assist as the New York Islanders topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Friday to take a 2-0 series lead in their first-round playoff matchup.

UMassTerfull Performance. Minutemen's Makar Takes The Hobey Baker

Massachusetts defenceman Cale Makar has won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey's top player.

It's A Push. Vegas Trumps San Jose To Even Things Up

The Vegas Golden Knights held on to top the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 on Friday night, claiming the win to even the series up at 1-1.

No So White Out. Blues Take Both Games In The 'Peg To Grab 2-0 Series Lead

The St. Louis Blues held on for a narrow win in Game 2 against the Winnipeg Jets, taking a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.

You're Only As Good As Your Last Game. Presidents' Trophy Winners Getting No Respect From Jackets In Post-Season

The Columbus Blue Jackets took down the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning for the second straight game, taking a 2-0 series lead.

No Beard, But Lots Of Game For Marner

Mitch Marner scored twice, including one on a short-handed penalty shot, as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series

Start Fast, Finish Strong. Veteran Experience Pays Off For Caps In Game One

Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2 on Thursday night.

Smith And Flames Melt The Avs In Game One

Mike Smith came up with a fair few highlight-reel stops, young gun Andrew Mangiapane scored in his post-season debut, and the Calgary Flames earned a Game 1 win over the Colorado Avalanche at home.

Sharks Double-Down On Offense With Game One Win Against Knights

SAN JOSE -- Martin Jones made 24 saves for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at SAP Center on Wednesday.

Beantown vs The Leafs......Should Be A Good One.

The Maple Leafs and Bruins rivalry heats up as they meet in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive year

It All Starts Tonight. The Flames / Avs Preview

The Colorado Avalanche go head-to-head with the Pacific Division-champion Calgary Flames in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Stormin' The Capital. Hurricanes Ready To Rock vs Washington

The surging Carolina Hurricanes look to knock off the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals in a First Round battle

Stars' Game Coming Together At Just The Right Time

NASHVILLE -- Miro Heiskanen had a goal and an assist for the Dallas Stars in a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday.

The Best Of The Bunch. NCAA Hobey Baker Choices Are Up

Given to the NCAA's top men's hockey player, we'll find out the winner of this year's Hobey Baker Award Friday night. With three solid players as your finalists, we look at what they did this season at which NHL team holds their rights.

Blues Win Berube-Style, Even With Their Gloves On.

It is a Round 1 series that puts the St. Louis Blues inside the Winnipeg Whiteout. After one game of this Central Division matchup, however, the operative colours appear to be black and blue.

The Legendary Coliseum Is Alive Again...!!

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Josh Bailey scored 4:39 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.

Four-Score And There Ain't No More........

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

The Sun Sets And The Sun Rises. One Legendary Career Comes To An End, While Another Begins With The Debut Dreams Are Made Of.

Ryan Poehling notched a hat trick and then added the shootout winner in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in the season finale for both teams on Saturday.

No Place Like Home. Islanders Grab The Advantage For Round One Vs Pittsburgh

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in his return from injury, Robin Lehner stopped all 29 shots he faced and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 in each team's regular-season finale Saturday night to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Blues Beat Canucks In Shootout, Complete Amazing Comeback Run

Jordan Binnington stopped both shots he faced in the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues remained in the hunt for the Central Division title with a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Lightning Cap-Off Historic Regular Season With Another trip To The Record Books

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 6-3 in Saturday afternoon's regular-season finale to tie an NHL record for most wins in a campaign with 62.
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Blue Jackets Knock Out The Canadiens, Earn A Spot In The Post-Season

The Columbus Blue Jackets have booked their ticket to the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

On Capital Hill. Washington Makes It Four In A Row Atop Met Division

The Capitals will enter the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs as Metro Division champs once again.

Sharks Floundering Towards Playoffs, While Oilers Hope There's A Silver Lining For Draisaitl

Brent Burns had a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks got a bit of relief from a late-season funk with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

"....And Tonight They're Gonna Party Like Its 199......Er, 2009"

The Carolina Hurricanes are returning to the post-season for the first time since 2009.

The Proper Penguin. Pittsburgh Adds To The Record Books With Their 13th Straight Playoff Appearance

The Pittsburgh Penguins have booked their ticket to the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Rocky Mountain High! Avs' Secure A Playoff Spot In Front Of Denver Faithful

The Colorado Avalanche are headed back to the post-season.

Never-Say-Die Attitude Keeps Predators In The Hunt For Central Division Title

Ryan Johansen scored with 19.5 seconds remaining, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 Thursday night and preserve their hopes for a second straight Central Division title.

On Final Approach. The Lightning Have A Chance To Enter The Record Books With A Win On Saturday

Steven Stamkos scored once and also set up Alex Killorn's winner with under six minutes to go in regulation as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday.

Hopefully Better Days Are Approaching For Women's Hockey History

The CWHL has folded, but many believe the NHL is key to the future of women's pro hockey. More in the latest 31 Thoughts.
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“He works so hard. The progress is just steady and that gives us a lot of strength." - Injured Humboldt Bronco working to overcome brain injury

Injured Humboldt Bronco player Layne Matechuk spent a month in a coma with a serious brain injury and had to learn how to talk and walk again.

Too Little Too Late. With The Avs' Win In Late Game Versus Oilers, Wild Are Officially Elimated

The Minnesota Wild were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention following their 5-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday.

Victoria's Lonnie Cameron Caps Off A Great NHL Career At Home

Lonnie Cameron referees his final game in the National Hockey League as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2. The fans, players and organization pay him tribute.

MacKinnon's 40th Builds Momentum For Surging Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie scored a minute apart to ignite a four-goal second period as the playoff-chasing Avalanche rallied to defeat the Oilers.

Hope For The Future. The Canucks' 2018-19 Team Awards

The Canucks handed out their annual team awards Tuesday night during their regular season finale at Rogers Arena.

Preds' Show There's More Than One Way To Skin A Buffalo

BUFFALO -- The Nashville Predators moved into a tie for first place in the Central Division with a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Tuesday.

Bertuzzi's Record Night Keeps The Pens From Clinching

DETROIT -- The Pittsburgh Penguins missed an opportunity to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-1 loss against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.

Storm Warning. Hurricanes Move Into The Playoff Picture With Victory Over TO

TORONTO -- The Carolina Hurricanes had everything on the line in their mad dash for a playoff spot. The Maple Leafs didn't -- and it certainly showed. Just

The Stars Are Aligned In Texas. Dallas Stamps Their Ticket To The Post Season

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2016 with a 6-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at American Airlines Center on Tuesday.

100 Ways To Chirp. Marchand Becomes The First Bruin in 16 Years To Reach 100 Points

Watch as Brad Marchand notches an assist on David Pastrnak goal to make it a 100-point campaign. Marchand is the first Bruins player to score 100 points in a season since Joe Thornton in 2002-03.