The best blueliners on the market heading to the wire

Using the percentage difference from league average that we did for the best goal scorers, here are some of the names circulating as potential trade targets among defencemen ahead of the NHL trade deadline.

McHappy meal to go please....

There could be good news on the horizon for the Edmonton Oilers as captain Connor McDavid will travel with the team on its upcoming road trip.

When in need of a win, play the Sens.....

Mark Scheifele snapped a 12-game scoring drought with three power-play goals Thursday as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1.

Leafs pick up a huge 4-0 victory over Pens

Frederik Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced while Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night.

Theories swirl as to Winnipeg's playoff plan

Sportsnet is breaking down what each Canadian club has to work with as they head toward the NHL trade deadline, sorting each roster into Trade Tiers to hash out who’s safe, who’s available and who’s likely on the move. Next up: the Jets.

Boeser and Ferland injuries lead to move for Tiffoli

The Vancouver Canucks announced that winger Brock Boeser suffered a rib cartilage fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The team also revealed that Micheal Ferland is being shut down for the season due to recurring concussion-like symptoms.

Three's a charm for Mangiapane and the Flames

Andrew Mangiapane scored his first career hat-trick and added an assist as the Calgary Flames used five third-period goals for a 6-4 comeback win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

Workhorse Draisaitl leading the way for McDavid-less Oilers

Josh Archibald scored his second goal of the game in overtime, NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Sunday.

Jets win a big one in a game without a power play

Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season at 1:36 of the third period held up as the game winner as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday.

Canucks squander a chance to give themselves some breathing room

Adam Henrique scored a pair of goals as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 Sunday afternoon.

The third time's a charm......

Jack Eichel scored the go-ahead goal as part of a three-goal surge in a 91-second third-period span, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Sunday night.

Stars score early and often to ruin Andersen's first game back

Tyler Seguin snapped a 17-game goal drought and Ben Bishop made 27 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night.

The Great Eight is still at 698

T.J. Oshie deflected in the winning goal with 2:04 remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night as Alex Ovechkin remained stuck on 698 career goals.

Lightning kick the Oilers when they're down.......oh, wait

The Edmonton Oilers fell on the road in Tampa Bay yet again, and received a double whammy thanks to Zack Kassian's actions.

Flames cook up some Duck a l'Orange on the road

Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski scored two goals apiece, and Cam Talbot made 44 saves for his 21st career shutout in the Flames' 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

Habs continue to slide after a 4-1 loss to the Bruins

It was painfully clear before the Montreal Canadiens were dominated by the Boston Bruins that the task to make the playoffs was monumental, and it only got tougher with Shea Weber's diagnosis.

Popular Maurice signs contract extension with the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have signed head coach Paul Maurice to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

Kreider's worth keeps increasing as New York downs the Jets

Chris Kreider scored twice as the New York Rangers halted the Winnipeg Jets' three-game win streak with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday.

Arizona has a goal called off in O.T. and then lose to Maple Leafs

Kasperi Kapanen scored 3:43 into overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Sens' lose their 6th straight in shutout loss to Avs

Mikko Rantanen scored in the first period following a terrific twirl move, Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season and the high-flying Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Oilers soldier on without McDavid

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists, Kailer Yamamoto had a pair of goals and the Edmonton Oilers won without captain Connor McDavid in the lineup, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Tuesday.

NHL game between Blues and Ducks postponed after defenceman Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench

Tuesday night's National Hockey League game between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks was postponed after the Blues' Edmonton-born defenceman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the game.

Coronavirus impacts custom hockey stick business as virus shuts down factory that makes them for NHLers | CBC News

The quarantine applied to a section of central China in response to the coronavirus is having a major impact on something seemingly a world away: hockey sticks in the NHL.

McDavid out 7-10 games with quad injury

So, the Edmonton Oilers lost their captain and best player in Connor McDavid. Join the club. Now it's time for his teammates to prove they can rise to the challenge.

The Legacy of Linden continues

Few people at Rogers Arena on Monday were more excited than Jordie Benn when Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund, along with early icon Stan Smyl, were acknowledged before the game on Legends Night.

The more things change, the more they stay the same

As the Vancouver Canucks get set to retire Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s numbers on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Iain MacIntyre spoke with them about how life has changed since hanging up the skates and how their lives are still ever so intertwined.

Just what the doctor ordered for Oilers' fans. Edmonton signs Nurse to a new deal.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed pending restricted free agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract extension, Sportsnet has confirmed.

Canucks' battle back to earn a valuable point as their road work continues

Over 25 hours against two difficult opponents, the Vancouver Canucks took three out of four points in road games against the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.

Too little too late for the Canadiens vs Columbus

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Canadiens on Sunday afternoon to sweep the season series with Montreal.

Hughes takes over first place among rookie point leaders with O.T. winner

Quinn Hughes scored twice, including his eighth of the season 42 seconds into overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.

Jets still waiting on Byfuglien resolution but manage a big win over the Blues

Winnipeg forward Jack Roslovic scored two goals and an assist to lead the Jets to a 5-2 victory over the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place on Saturday night.

Spezza still making a difference in big games

Mitch Marner scored on a power play at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday.

Gee, who coulda' seen this coming?? Lol

The goalie fight between Cam Talbot and Mike Smith, the first of its kind in a Battle of Alberta, was simply another product of intense hatred between two rivals who reached a boiling point on Saturday night.

Thirty-something......

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom turns 30 on Friday and he hits his birthday playing some of the best hockey of his career.

Jets played better, but continue in a point-less freefall

Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk each scored power-play goals as the Boston Bruins handed the Winnipeg Jets their fifth straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Friday.

Draisaitl continues to rack up the points as Edmonton bounces back after Battle of Alberta loss

Leon Draisaitl scored a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers fought through for a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

The Great 8 is now number 8

Alex Ovechkin scored his 694th and 695th career goals as the Washington Capitals topped the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Friday night.
The 'Nucks score a bundle in the last frame to beat San Jose 5-2

I still think they should be the Seattle Washingtons'.......ya' know, like George??

Ever since the NHL awarded a 32nd franchise to Seattle in December of 2018, fans and media have been speculating what the new club will be called. On Wednesday, new rumours sparked renewed debate about the name, but the team says it has nothing to reveal yet.

Leaf's move into a tie for 3rd in the Atlantic with a win over the Stars

Mitchell Marner set up the first two goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs kept up their high-scoring ways on the road to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Yep, fighting's bad......until it sells tickets and advertising

The legend of the Battle of Alberta continues to grow after a highlight-filled clash between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.

Ex-NHL goaltender Ed Belfour busted on mischief, alcohol charges | CBC Sports

Former NHL star goaltender Ed Belfour of Carman, Man., has been arrested for criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place after an incident in a hotel early Tuesday morning in Bowling Green, Ky.

Demko delivers as the Canucks contiue to rack up the points at home

J.T. Miller scored a pair of second-period goals as the Vancouver Canucks fought back from an early deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Monday night.

Caps' get the win as the Candiens continue to struggle for points

Jakub Vrana scored and added an assist as the conference-leading Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Sens get 2 on the PK but still lose to Jersey in a shootout

Jack Hughes scored the shootout winner as the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night.

Back to work......

Despite the cordial behaviour at the NHL All-Star Game, the Edmonton Oilers are ready to resume hostilities with the Calgary Flames in Wednesday night's Battle of Alberta.

Team Pacific takes the title and Hughes takes some praises

With all three matches in the books, the Pacific Division has emerged as the winner of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. Relive all the top moments from all three tilts with our NHL All-Star Game Blog.

Great time, great stories emerge from Skills competition

Here are the highlights from the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which was by turns upsetting, record-setting, and goofy.

Oh, Canada. Canucks beat the 'Mericans in Women's 3 on 3 showcase game

Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston scored to give Canada a 2-1 win over the United States in a 3-on-3 women's game on Friday during the NHL's all-star skills competitions.

The Stars are shining in St. Louis

A complete look at the results from each of the six competitions during the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition.

Penticton’s hockey community abuzz with revival of NHL Young Stars Classic

The tournament will feature prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks.

Wild win the battle of two struggling teams

Eric Staal and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Columbus climbing the ladder heading into the All-Star break

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

Report: Police investigating Gritty for allegedly punching 13-year-old

Philadelphia detectives are investigating a complaint made by a Philadelphia Flyers season-ticket holder that the team's mascot, Gritty, allegedly punched his 13-year-old son in the back, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bad wrist takes Matthews out of the All-Star game

Auston Matthews will be replaced by Brady Tkachuk at this year's NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. The Maple Leafs forward will not participate in on-ice activities, but will still travel there to be part of the event.

Canadiens blow a 3 goal lead but still manage to get the 2 pts

Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for the dramatic 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

Arizona drops another one with a 7-3 loss in Edmonton

Riley Sheahan had a goal and three assists and Connor McDavid had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers rode a strong start to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Toronto started their All-Star break a day early

Jonathan Toews scored twice to go along with two assists, Patrick Kane set up one to reach 999 career points, and the Chicago Blackhawks downed the listless Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday.

A big win at home over the Sharks has the Canucks on top of the (Western) world

The Vancouver Canucks, who have lost more games over the last four years than every team other than the Buffalo Sabres, beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Saturday to move alone atop the tightest division in hockey.

Learning what it meant to be a pro is paying off for Kapanen

Kapanen and Keefe's relationship dates back to the AHL. There has been some friction along the way, but there are benefits, too. Keefe, still adjusting to life in the NHL, already knows what buttons to push. And he’s seen Kapanen quietly put together a productive stretch with nine points to show for his last 10 games.

Not such a close shave for Tampa as they crush the Jets

Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday.

Crosby continues to dominate since his return from surgery

Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night.

There's a lot more in this article than just the title topic. Gives you a great "behind the scenes" peek into a week in the "old" NHL days

In this week's mailbag from Dan Murphy, he catches up with former Canucks Tom Sestito, who recalls one of Vancouver's whackiest weeks in memory -- which culminated with John Tortorella angrily going towards Calgary's dressing room. Plus: are the Canucks really better on defence with Micheal Ferland and Brandon Sutter?

After the Kassian and Perreault rulings by the NHL, players are once again confused as to what's legal this time around. Stay tuned.....

Mathieu Perreault was furious after taking a stiff elbow from Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen away from the play — an incident that went unpunished by the league’s department of player safety.

Panic at the disco.....

What led to the firings in New Jersey and Vegas, and what's next? Elliotte Friedman has answers in the 31 Thoughts.

You win some, you lose some. Strange days in Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired head coach Gerard Gallant and named Peter DeBoer as his replacement, the team announced on Wednesday.

Tree has Tkachuk covered

While much has been said about Matthew Tkachuk's style of play in the wake of his run-in with Edmonton's Zack Kassian, his general manager said the organization takes no issue with how their young winger has conducted himself.

Jeckyl & Hyde show continues for the 'Nucks

The Vancouver Canucks actually played well enough to win against the Winnipeg Jets. But it was the strong play of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck that continued Vancouver's dismal record in Manitoba.

Only four points in Crosby's first game back?? Maybe he needs more rehab.......

Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.

The 'Oil finally conquer Smashville

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Back to the future.......

Inside the game, Tkachuk’s hits are seen as cheap shots for which a player should answer by fighting, if the victim so chooses.

2 for 2. The Canucks' pull-off two bounce back wins after two big losses

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday to sweep a pair of weekend matinees, which began with a 6-3 win Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres after a pair of dismal losses in Florida.

Opinions are divided on whether it should be Kassian or Tkachuk facing the music

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian will have a hearing Monday after an altercation with Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk during the second period of the two teams' matchup Saturday.

It's the end of the road for Shero in New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils and general manager Ray Shero have agreed to part ways, the team announced Sunday.

Panthers' blow out the Leafs, and see a new career points leader in Huberdeau

Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the franchise's career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night.

The Hockey Theme...done in inimitable style...by an absolute LEGEND.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of legendary Canadian drummer Neil Peart, who passed away early this week at the age of 67. Here's a look back at the fantastic performance he did for TSN of 'The Hockey Theme'.

Marlies game cancelled as assistant Rob Davison suffers medical emergency

The Toronto Marlies' game against the Texas Stars was cancelled on Friday after Marlies assistant Rob Davison suffered a medical emergency in the visitors' dressing room at the HEB Center.

The Canucks were looking for a bounce-back game, but just ended up getting bounced

Considering the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Vancouver Canucks were even more disappointing on Thursday, as the Florida Panthers scored on their first two shots and coasted to a 5-2 victory.

Canadiens' put on their rally caps to win third straight

Alex Chiasson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-2 comeback victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, extending their win streak to three games.

Lone Ranger racks up the points in a battle of cross-border rivals

Tony DeAngelo recorded his first career hat trick and added two assists as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Thursday night.

Bruins complete comeback and take 2 points from the Jets

David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the third period, to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Thursday night.

Philly happy to be back in the comforts of home

Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

30 - something Matthews leads the Leafs to victory

Blake Wheeler scored the winner in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Wednesday, overshadowing a milestone performance by Auston Matthews.

If only the Wings could play Montreal every night.....

Filip Zadina scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:52 left in the third period, sending the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Lindholm hits two career milestones in a 2 - 1 win over the 'Hawks

Elias Lindholm scored twice to reach 300 points in his 500th NHL game, and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Caps dominate the Sens in a 6 -1 win

T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin each scored two goals as the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 6-1 on Tuesday night.

Canucks' struck by Lightning in the first of 5 on the road

Carter Verhaeghe had his first career hat trick and Tampa Bay scored three times in less than a minute to finish a six-goal second period that propelled the Lightning to their season-best eighth straight win, a 9-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Unsung heroes help Canada win gold over Russia at world juniors

In the gold medal game of the 2020 world junior championship, it was the unsung heroes who won it for Canada in a 4-3 victory Sunday over Russia.

A Golden day for Canada at the World Juniors

Akil Thomas scored with 3:58 left in the third period to cap a furious comeback and secure a 4-3 victory for the Canada's 18th title at the annual under-20 tournament.

Canada Goose. 5 - 0 shutout win earns Team Canada a chance for gold

Before people had a chance to sit down Ostravar Arena, the Canadians unleashed an offensive attack on Finland. It led to a semifinal win and a date against Russia in the gold medal game on Sunday.

Johnny hockey gets it done for the Flames

Johnny Gaudreau opened scoring and then set up the winner midway through the second as the Calgary Flames snapped a five-game losing skid at home with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers.

Lucky number seven nets the Canucks their sixth straight

Adam Gaudette scored at 15:49 of the third period as the Vancouver Canucks battled back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5 Thursday night and extend their win streak to six games.