Max Paddock made 20 saves for the shutout, and the Prince Albert Raiders downed the Saskatoon Blades 4-0 on Thursday in Western Hockey League play. Paddock earned his second shutout of the season and ninth of his career by leading Prince Albert over favoured Saskatoon. Ozzy Wiesblatt scored the winner just 1:27 into the game
Matt Murray collected his second shutout of the week Thursday as the Ottawa Senators blanked the Vancouver Canucks 3-0. Murray had 31 saves in the victory and extended the Sens’ win streak to three games. He also backstopped Ottawa to a 4-0 decision over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Drake Batherson had a goal and
Nashville Predators (25-21-2, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (22-20-5, sixth in the Central Division) Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks +107, Predators -130; over/under is 0 BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup with Nashville. He currently ranks third in the NHL with 58 points, scoring 15
The NHL on Wednesday confirmed it has not guaranteed loosened virus protocols for players who are vaccinated after Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner ripped the league for what he said were unkept promises. “Nobody from the league has communicated to any player or club that any of our COVID protocols would be ‘relaxed’ for any player
REGINA – Nolan Ritchie had a pair of goals, and the Brandon Wheat Kings extended their win streak to five games with a 6-1 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday in Western Hockey League play. Brett Hyland, Lynden McCallum, Rylan Thiessen and Vincent Iorio also scored for the Wheat Kings (16-3-2), who entered
Josh Anderson scored twice as the Montreal Canadiens survived a late Edmonton flurry to defeat the Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Tyler Toffoli and Artturi Lehkonen had the other goals for Montreal (20-15-9). Jake Allen made 22 saves as the Canadiens picked up just their third win in the last nine games to move eight
The women’s world hockey championship tournament in Canada has been postponed indefinitely after health officials in Nova Scotia informed the International Ice Hockey Federation the province’s borders are being closed due to COVID-19 concerns, an IIHF official said Wednesday. IIHF chief Rene Fasel confirmed the development to The Associated Press, saying the organization was informed
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women’s world championship due to be held in Nova Scotia has been cancelled for the second time. The IIHF and Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that they received confirmation from the provincial government of Nova Scotia that the championship in Halifax and Truro will be cancelled due to safety concerns associated with COVID-19.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Rookie Connor Levis capped his best performance with his fourth power-play goal of the game midway through the third period as the Kamloops Blazers topped the Kelowna Rockets 6-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League play. Levis scored twice in his WHL debut, then went eight games without a goal before exploding
Tanner Pearson and Brandon Sutter each scored twice Tuesday, powering the Canucks to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Quinn Hughes had a goal and two assists for Vancouver (18-18-3). Nils Hoglander also found the back of the net and J.T. Miller registered a pair of helpers. John Tavares had two goals for
TORONTO – The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled its 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The OHL will be the only one of Canada’s three major junior hockey leagues not to hold a 2020-21 season. More coming. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Anyone can read Conversations, but to contribute, you should be registered Torstar account holder.
The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled its 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision on Tuesday means the OHL will be the only one of Canada’s three major junior hockey leagues not to hold a 2020-21 campaign. The league says it reached an agreement on a return-to-play plan with the Ontario government earlier
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Trent Miner kicked out 33-of-34 shots as the Vancouver Giants edged the Prince George Cougars 2-1 on Monday in Western Hockey League play. Miner improved to 6-2-0 with a 1.18 goals-against average and .952 save percentage to go along with four shutouts in 2020-21. Eric Florchuk opened the scoring while Adam Hall
This is an excerpt from The Buzzer, which is CBC Sports’ daily email newsletter. Stay up to speed on what’s happening in sports by subscribing here. Patrick Marleau has been very good for longer than anyone As of tonight, nobody will have played as many regular-season NHL games as Patrick Marleau. Marleau will set the
NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils have signed first-round pick Alexander Holtz to a three-year, entry-level contract starting next season. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced Monday that Holtz also signed an American Hockey League amateur try-out agreement for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. He will join Binghamton after finishing his quarantine period.
San Jose forward Patrick Marleau tied Gordie Howe’s NHL record for career games played, appearing in his 1,767th on Saturday as the Sharks faced the Minnesota Wild. Marleau hopped over the boards for his first shift 40 seconds into the game. He could break Howe’s record Monday night in Las Vegas. Marleau is in his
PHILADELPHIA – Nick Leddy scored 2:23 into overtime and Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. After both goalies were stellar throughout the contest, Leddy scored a fluke goal when his backhand pass went off the stick of Flyers defenceman
The Vancouver Canucks have officially returned from their extended COVID-19 hiatus. The puck has dropped in Vancouver’s tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks’ first game action since March 24. The Canucks suffered the NHL’s worst COVID-19 outbreak when the P. 1 variant of the virus swept through the team late last month. Twenty-one