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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Well, they break down all the Eastern moves and Kawhi anyway??

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Craig Berube Takes Us Through The Blues Miraculous Turnaround

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.

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.

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.
The Finnish Air Force escort the Finnish IIHF 2019 World Champions home

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.

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.

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.
This is why St. Louis has become the team they are.....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Captain Fantastic. Colorado forces Game 7 as Gabriel delivers the victory in OT

Gabriel Landeskog scored the winner as the Colorado Avalanche stayed alive with a 4-3 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Over The Hertl. Tomas' Two Goal Performance Gets The Sharks Back In The Series

Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Evander Kane And Ryan Reaves Both Throw Some Big Shots In This One
You Hear That? Speculation On Whether Thornton Sits For Head Shot On Nosek

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Don’t forget to wear green tomorrow!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Struggling For Sanity. McDavid Feeling The Weight Of A Situation Beyond His Control

Oilers captain Connor McDavid opens up about his frustrations after an “insane” season, with head coach and GM changes, and missing the playoffs once again.

Comeback Kids. Vancouver Scores 3 In The Third For Big Victory Over The Sharks

Tanner Pearson scored twice, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 comeback win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

So 'Yer Saying There's A Chance.......Montreal Keeps Their Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over T-Bay

Artturi Lehkonen and Max Domi scored third-period goals to give Montreal a 4-2 win over the league-best Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, keeping the Canadiens within reach for a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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.

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

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A Sweet One For The Record Books........

Watch as Viktor Arvidsson steals the puck in the neutral zone and rips it past Sergei Bobrovksy for a sweet goal that ties a Predators’ franchise record for goals with 33.

Lots Of Confetti Available On Toronto Craigslist...........

The Toronto Maple Leafs can't seem to solve the last-place Ottawa Senators losing for the second time in the nation's capital in two weeks.

Canadiens' Ground The Jets, As Cole Relinquishes The Controls

It was Jonathan Drouin, Jordan Weal and Joel Armia who set the tone as the Montreal Canadiens convincingly beat the Winnipeg Jets to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Oilers All But Done After Loss To Rakell......And Ducks

Rickard Rakell notched a natural hat trick as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Saturday.

Win And 'Yer In. Islanders Seal The Deal With Win Over Buffalo

The New York Islanders clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

The Great 8's, Great 8th........OV Hits 50 Goals For The 8th Time In His Career

Alex Ovechkin reached 50 goals -- again. And, then he added another for good measure while leading the Washington Capitals to a big victory.

He Shoots, He Shoots, He Shoots......... Markstrom Holds The Fort For Canucks' Second Straight Shootout Victory

Markus Granlund scored in the eighth round of the shootout on Saturday, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

One And Done. Despite A Gritty Second-Half Run, Flyers' Are Officially Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Teuvo Teravainen and Dougie Hamilton scored 21 seconds apart in the first period, and the Carolina Hurricanes gave their playoff hopes a boost with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

End Of The Line. Bruins' Winning Streak Derailed By No-Playoff Panthers

Troy Brouwer scored a short-handed goal and Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots to help the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-1 on Saturday and hand the Bruins their first loss at home since January.

The Year Of The 'Cat. Chicago's Sophomore Nets His 40th Goal Of The Season

A fast start was just what the Chicago Blackhawks needed to get out of their recent rut even if it might be too late for them to make a playoff push.

Hughes Delivers On Vancouver Fans' Hopes With An Electric Debut

Quinn Hughes puts in the work, and Brock Boeser puts the Vancouver Canucks ahead as the rookie picks up his first NHL point with the assist against the Los Angeles Kings.

Jackets' Give The Candiens A Rude Welcome To Columbus

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky had 28 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets moved into an Eastern Division wild-card spot with a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Tanner And The Mighty Quinn. Pearson And Hughes Have Big Nights In Canucks Shootout Win

Tanner Pearson scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks kept their faint playoff hopes alive Thursday night with a 3-2 win over the L.A. Kings.

Staying Home. Byron Not Going To Columbus Due To Concussion

Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron won't travel with the team for Thursday night's game at the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Stars' Hang On For A Big Win, But Lose Big Ben In The Process

The Dallas Stars added to their wild-card lead with a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

Hughes Hoping To Make His NHL Debut Thursday In Vancouver. #canucks

Hughes, the seventh-overall pick at last year's draft, signed with Vancouver more than two weeks ago after his University of Michigan Wolverines were bounced from the playoffs. But the young blue liner suffered a deep ankle bruise while blocking a shot in the NCAA playoffs and the injury has delayed his first NHL game. That could change on Thursday when the Canucks host the L.A. Kings.

The Guy's All Thumbs. Pastrnak Puts Up A Five Point Night On The Road To Recovery

David Pastrnak scored three goals and set up one that helped Jake DeBrusk set a career high with five points, sending the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Playing With Hart. Flyers' Tender Stops 38 In Regulation, Plus All Five In The Shootout

Sean Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

They're All Smiles Now.........

“With Dave Brown in Philly for fight night. A little more relaxed than 35 years ago”

Tavares' Big Night Helps Propel Leafs Four-Ward

John Tavares recorded the first four-goal game of his career as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Florida Panthers 7-5 on Monday night.

Success Breeds Success.......Cooper Inks New Deal After Record Season

The Tampa Bay Lightning have handed head coach Jon Cooper a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Preds' Make It Five Straight Trips To The Post Season With Win Over Wild

The Predators have clinched a playoff berth for the fifth straight year, doing so with a victory over the Wild on Monday night.

One Champion, Inspiring Others To Be........Congrats Bianca!!

Mississauga native Bianca Andreescu discusses the dedication and perseverance required to become a champion in the sport of tennis, while setting up Hockey Night In Canada.

Alexandar The Great Conquers TO In OT

Ryan Strome scored in overtime as the New York Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday.

Only Fitting - Chara's Always Been A Clinch Player

Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist help the Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth with a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Three-For-All. Canadiens' Forwards Rack Up The Points In Rout Of Sabres

Brendan Gallagher scored twice and added an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 7-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, extending Montreal's win streak to three games.

Giordano Adds To Total, As Canucks' Third Period Defensive Shell Again Provides No Offense

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano put up a goal and two assists on Saturday night, helping his team to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames (47-21-7).

Final Approach. Jets Complete First Mission, Now They Can Prepare For The Next

Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Playing Hangman. Canucks' Almost Blow 5 Goal Lead, But Hang On For The Win

Bo Horvat scored twice and added an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks keep their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 win over the depleted Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.

Capital Offense. Lightning Bolt With 2 Points Despite Washington's 58 Shots

Andrei Vasilevskiy piled up the saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals traded blows in a thrilling potential playoff preview.

Shooting Ducks.Jets' Edge Closer To Clinching By Making Short Work Of Anaheim

Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets' fourth straight victory, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Turning Over A New Leaf? Toronto Posts Big Win Over Struggling Sabres

John Tavares and Austin Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Back To The Beginning. Petey Breaks The Record In The Same Rink He Was Drafted In

Elias Pettersson talks about recording the most points by rookie for the Canucks and setting the mark where he was drafted.

Knights Beat San Jose In Latest Joust For Home Ice Advantage

Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault each had four points and the Vegas Golden Knights won for the ninth time in 10 games, beating the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Monday night.

Record Setting Night For Stamkos And The Lightning

Steven Stamkos scored against the Coyotes to break Vincent Lecavalier’s record for goals scored with the Tampa Bay Lightning, making it 384 goals for the team’s captain.

Bo Knows OT Hockey.......

Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks stopped Chicago's five-game win streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Monday night.

First Placed Jets' Rout Royalty In L.A.

Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Adding Lightning To The Trophy Case.......

The Tampa Bay Lightning have clinched the Presidents' Trophy thanks to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

Expect Phenom Pettersson To Break A Lot More Records Along The Way

Watch as Elias Pettersson picks up an assist on this Markus Grandlund goal to set the rookie record for points by a Vancouver Canucks player.