Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the NHL Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1 record, but Tampa Bay’s star defenceman Victor Hedman did not return
Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1 record, Tampa Bay’s star defenceman Victor Hedman did not return after appearing
The Chicago Blackhawks proved the old adage once again that anything can and often does happen during the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs. They eliminated the high-octane better-ranked Edmonton Oilers in four games. The Blackhawks also proved that the veteran presence of recent Stanley Cup champions Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Corey Crawford is
Boston Bruins alternate captain David Krejci centered one of the best lines in the team’s recent history when the Czech pivot and wings Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton steered it to Stanley Cup victory in 2011. Now, Horton and Lucic have been gone for several years, and the second line has never been as good.
12:21 AM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Tampa Bay Lightning star defenseman Victor Hedman left the team’s round-robin finale Saturday night, after it appeared he twisted his right ankle midway through the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers. Following the 4-1 loss that secured the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the Lightning,
The American Hockey is saddened to learn of the passing of former AHL defenseman Adam Comrie. He was 30. Awful news of Adam Comrie’s passing. We played together with @SyracuseCrunch and kept in touch ever since. Hockey never defined him despite being a very talented player. I admired that about Adam. 30 years young. Too
Barely making the cut for the NHL’s 24-team return to play, few hockey observers gave the Montreal Canadiens much of a chance in the qualification round against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Habs used it as motivation and it paid off with a stunning upset that secured their place in the first round of the playoffs.
Chris Tanev is the link to the Vancouver Canucks past while Quinn Hughes holds the promise of the future. Like they do so often on the ice, the two defenceman had each other’s backs while answering questions following the Canucks thrilling 5-4 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild Friday night. Tanev, the stringy-haired, 10-year veteran
The Washington Capitals have loaned two prospects to Switzerland and the Los Angeles Kings have loaned one of their top prospects back home to Sweden. We also take a look at a prospect who had a really solid season playing in the USHL for our Prospect of the Day. Capitals Loan Two Prospects Overseas Although
As the Montreal Canadiens and their fans enjoy the surprising play-in series victory versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s worth looking back at the franchise’s top individual playoff performances of the 21st century. These performances are marked by clutch scoring, big saves, and even inspired leadership. No doubt this list may have some debatable entries. If
7:56 AM ET The NHL postseason bubble is officially bonkers. Friday featured three series upsets being completed, and a stunning late-game rally by the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Columbus Blue Jackets that pushed their series to a fifth and final game. On Saturday, we’ll find out who the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks will
EDMONTON—The Chicago Blackhawks bounced the hub-city host Edmonton Oilers out of the NHL’s post-season tournament Friday, beating them 3-2 at Rogers Place. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1 and now move on to the round of 16. Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored for Chicago. Josh Archibald and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins replied
The Vancouver Canucks battled back from deficits three times Friday to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 and qualify for the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2015. Chris Tanev scored on a wrist shot from the blue line 11 seconds into overtime at Rogers Place to give the Canucks a 3-1 win in the
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, with the Winnipeg Jets now out of the playoff picture, the team is finally allowed to reveal the extent of the injuries to both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine. The Pittsburgh Penguins are making a chance in goal and the head coach explains why. Will Matt Murray’s playoff performance play
The Edmonton Oilers will play for their playoff lives on Friday afternoon as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks in an elimination game four. The Oilers blew a late lead and fell 4-3 on Wednesday night and should they lose Friday, their only consolation prize will be entering Monday’s lottery for the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes.
9:00 AM ET Kevin Fiala was frustrated. The Minnesota Wild were trailing the Vancouver Canucks by two goals in Game 3 of their qualification-round series. The winger’s shot had missed its target, one of 10 wayward attempts for the game. As the whistle sounded to stop play, he buzzed Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom‘s crease, stuck
The Boston Bruins have signed forward Robert Lantosi to a one-year entry-level contract for 2020-21. Lantosi made his North American debut in 2019-20 and spent the year on an AHL contract with the Providence Bruins, notching 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 50 games. The 24-year-old Lantosi played the two previous seasons
EDMONTON—Officials hope the frenzy over the Edmonton Oilers online 50/50 draw continues as the hockey team’s community foundation holds another game-day raffle for its fans in Alberta. On Wednesday, the raffle “shattered an all-time record” and had to close early after it reached the server provider’s maximum allowable ticket sales. Officials say the provider has