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Name: In the Pressbox
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Quincey injury could shack up lineup
DETROIT—The Red Wings' defensive corps had just started developing some chemistry and continuity on the back end after playing 10 straight games together. On Friday, the unit suffered its first loss of the season when Kyle Quincey left the game...

Kings can't overcome Detroit's early onslaught
DETROIT – First period struggles hampered the Kings again Friday night, dropping their third straight game 5-2 to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Kings haven’t made things easy for themselves so far on this road trip, falling beh...

Red Wings roll, keep Kings winless on road
Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night.

Mike Augello: Leafs Victorious Over Short Handed Blue Jackets; Lupul Out Indefinitely
The Toronto Maple Leafs once again put forth a solid road effort in a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Friday night, but found out about injury problems of their own prior to the game, as winger Joffrey Lupul was a late scratch and is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right hand. Lupul suffered the injury falling to the ice after tripping...

Adam Kirshenblatt: Mr. Hockey Faces His Biggest Challenge
There’s been a lot of recollection over the last couple of days in regards to Gordie Howe’s health. Everyone is talking about their memories of Gordie, both as a player and as a person, and everyone has a different story of the same thing, Gordie is one of the classiest people in Hockey. I got that sense a few years ago when I got to interview Mark Howe prior to his induction. The one thing t...

Game Preview: Islanders at Sharks
Looking to reverse his club’s fortunes on its current two-game losing streak, Head Coach Jack Capuano is expected to shuffle the deck with his forward lines tonight when the Islanders face the San Jose Sharks. One forward line is expected to re...

Flames use big third period to beat Predators
It had all the makings of a Halloween horror movie.

Postgame Quotes: October 31 at Dallas
POSTGAME QUOTES Anaheim 2 vs. Dallas 1 (OT) Oct. 31, 2014 American Airlines Center 9-3-0, 18 Standings Points Corey Perry On the overtime goal It was a long shift in our own zone, but Cam [Fowler] made a great play to kick it out to me. I...

Game Day: Blue Jackets at Devils


Post Game: Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 1
THE RUNDOWN The Blue Jackets, playing a skilled Maple Leafs team that’s starting to feel better about itself, didn’t want to give them a reason to do so early in tonight’s game. They took a minor penalty 73 seconds in and survived that, but fell ...

5 Things the Toronto Maple Leafs Must Improve Upon to Beat Chicago Blackhawks
The Toronto Maple Leafs face a difficult task against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. It's a tough test against Chicago, and it will be the second game in a back-to-back after a game Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks are one of the premier teams in the...

#CBJ Social Awards: Game 10


Dan Spiegel: Arizona Redemption
Erik Gudbranson was angry. He knew the Panthers left a point on the table during their overtime loss to Arizona last Saturday, and a few of his own mistakes were a part of the problem. He couldn't wait to play the Coyotes again and said he wanted that same team to show up in South Florida Thursday night for redemption. He got it, and the Panthers prevailed. A game settled by the same 2-1 sco...

Leafs dump Jackets without Joffrey Lupul
The Maple Leafs head into Columbus on Friday night hoping to put their recent history with the Blue Jackets firmly in the past.

Infographic: Jackets vs. Leafs


NHL notebook: Agent says Thomas Vanek not involved in scheme
The agent for Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek denied a published report that his client was involved in a money-laundering scheme.

HockeyBuzz Wire: Burrows Suspended 3 Games
NHL.com NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games, without pay, for a late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin during NHL Game No. 147 in Vancouver on Thursday, October 30, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

WATCH: LA Kings vs Detroit Red Wings Highlights


Sabres-Penguins Preview
Sabres-Penguins Preview

Ranking the 10 Biggest Surprises in the NHL During October
Consider this delightful photo of Montreal Canadiens fans in Vancouver a tip of the cap to their team's hot start, and it's somewhat surprising nature. At 8-2-1, the Habs are exceeding early-season expectations, but since people at ESPN, NHL.com,

Leafs' Lupul has broken hand; out indefinitely
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without left wing Joffrey Lupul, who broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at practice Thursday.

Pittsburgh Penguins Prove They're Contenders with Win over Stanley Cup Champs
After making big changes during the offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins are aiming to get back into the Stanley Cup conversation in 2014-15. They took a solid step in that direction on Thursday night with a 3-0 shutout win over the defending champion Los Angeles Kings. Last year...

Capitals-Lightning Preview
Capitals-Lightning Preview

The Senators kids are all right
It was only fitting that on Halloween day at Canadian Tire Centre, the talk was all about the kids.

Fans at The Joe honor ailing legend Gordie Howe (video)
Red Wings warmed up in Howe jerseys pic.twitter.com/or8gc0zjV2— Steph (@myregularface) October 31, 2014 After suffering a serious stroke in the past week, hockey legend Gordie Howe was sent a raucous 'get well soon' message from the fans in attendance at The Joe.

Canucks' Burrows gets 3-game ban for late hit
Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin.

Sabres did the right thing with Sam Reinhart
Buffalo Sabres fans dream of one day seeing Connor McDavid and Sam Reinhart skating together as teammates, perhaps even linemates.

Maple Leafs' Lupul out indefinitely with broken hand
Maple Leafs' Lupul out indefinitely with broken hand

Woe is Leafs, Lupul out indefinitely with broken bone in hand


Oilers hope third time's the charm vs. Canucks
The Edmonton Oilers want to end their seven-game home stand on a better note than it began.

Rules of the Road: Josh Bailey
There are rules to traveling with an NHL team, both written and unwritten, and there are consequences for breaking those rules. Experience is often the best teacher, as these Islanders have found out over the years. For Josh Bailey, he lea...

Avalanche Mailbag: Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson has begun solidifying himself as one of the premiere defensemen for the Colorado Avalanche. He's also outspoken, humerous, personable and will still play a mean game out on the ice. We wanted to offer fans a glimpse at who Johnson ...

Kings, with Lewis, looking to win at Joe Louis
KINGS (6-2-2) at RED WINGS (5-2-2) 4:30PM PT, TV: PRIME TICKET; RADIO: AM 790 KABC AT THE JOE: This is the first of two meetings with the Detroit Red Wings this season; the Kings are coming off of a 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursd...

Florida Panthers Recall F Rocco Grimaldi & F Vincent Trocheck
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled F Rocco Grimaldi and F Vincent Trocheck. In addition, the club announced that F Dave Bolland has been placed on in...

Joffrey Lupul Injury: Updates on Maple Leafs Star's Broken Hand and Return
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without veteran winger Joffrey Lupul for the time being due to an injury suffered during a practice session.  According to the Maple Leafs' public relations staff on Twitter, Lupul will sit out Friday's game against Columbus and could be out longer than that:

Trick or treat Alexandre Burrows, you get a 3-game suspension for late hit


Boston Bruins Week Ahead 11/1 - 11/7
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD November 1 – November 7 THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… BRUINS COMMENT ON MAYOR MENINO’S PASSING; TEAM TO HONOR MENINO BEFORE GAME VS. SENATORS: Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neel...

Ryan Garner: FBQ: Petry Plans, All-Time Teams, and Halloween Haunts
Welcome to Friday’s Burning Questions, a weekly feature answering queries submitted by actual readers. The world is packed with stupid people. Walk out your front door, throw a stone in any direction and you’re bound to hit one. However, there are no stupid questions, so get them in by Twitter to @rygarner or e-mail at ryan.garner@hockeybuzz.com. What happens with Petry with all these defen...

Director of Corporate Partnerships Opportunity
The Canadian Hockey League is requesting applications for the position of Director of Corporate Partnerships until November 13, 2014.

Ed Stein: Ducks lay Goose Egg in St. Louis, Play Dallas Tonight + Player Notes
Happy Halloween! This one is going to be brief today. Last night's loss at St. Louis was bad. The Blues had three of their stars out for the night, but they showed how much tenacity and depth they had by taking the game to the Ducks. Anheim's offense was again anemic, they were shutout yesterday on the heels of scoring only one goal the game before. Defenseman Francois Beauchemin summed up t...

Watch KHL player fight twice in one shift (Video)
Two fights in one shift on the ice? No problem in the KHL. Away from the play, Damir Ryspayev of Barys and Nikolai Belov of Neftekhimik start going at it. Ryspayev gets a couple good shots in as Belov drops to the ice and the l...

Monthly Report Card: October 2014


Lightning reassign Cedric Paquette to Syracuse
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Cedric Paquette to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Paquette, 21, has skated in four games with the...

Lightning launch cell phones for soldiers program
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hosting a drive during the month of November for fans to donate cell phones to benefit the military beginning with their home game on Saturday against the Washington Capitals at Amalie Arena at 7 p.m. ...

Kings have activated forward Trevor Lewis


Rick Sadowski: Avs set for battered Blues
The Avalanche will be meeting a wounded St. Louis Blues team Saturday in a one-game trip before heading home to meet the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday at the Pepsi Center. Former Avalanche center Paul Stastny, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Blues as a free agent, will miss his sixth consecutive game because of a shoulder injury; shootout king T.J. Oshie will sit out his second...

Friday Five - What you missed in NHL this week
Each Friday we call out the highlights of the past week, in case you missed them.

The Sabres are... bad? No way! (Trending Topics)
One of my big regrets so far this season is the fact that I repeatedly and confidently said out loud and in print, “There's no way the Sabres will be as bad as they were last year.”  It seemed impossible. In the pantheon of “truly garbage” NHL teams in the Behind the Net Era — running from 2007-08 to present — the 2013-14 Sabres pretty close to No. 1, with all apologies to the 2007-08 Thrashers, 2013-14 Maple Leafs, and 2012-13 Maple Leaf...

FRIDAY PRACTICE REPORT
After a long practice on Wednesday and a hard-fought game on Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres were back on the ice Friday at First Niagara Center. Tyler Ennis and Cody McCormick were given rest days. Both should be ready to go Saturday night when t...

Rules of the Road: Josh Bailey
There are rules to traveling with an NHL team, both written and unwritten, and there are consequences for breaking those rules. Experience is often the best teacher, as these Islanders have found out over the years. For Josh Bailey, he lea...

Best of the Best: October


News Release: Ottawa Senators host Minor Hockey Week presented by Scotiabank
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today their Minor Hockey Week tribute to players, coaches, officials and volunteers, which runs from Nov. 1 to 8. Created in partnership with Scotiabank and the two minor hockey governing bodies in the Nat...

The Bolts October at a glance
The Lightning kicked off the 2014-15 season with 11 games in the month of October and took home a 7-3-1 record good for 15 points out of a possible 22 points. Home Record: 4-1-1 Road Record: 3-2-0 Currently ranked second in the Atlantic ...

Michael Pachla: Sam Reinhart sent back to junior. Still awaiting a Nikita Zadorov decision
Buffalo Sabres' rookie forward Sam Reinhart was returned to the Kootenay Ice, his junior team, today. The 2nd overall pick in the 2014 Draft was held without a goal and managed only one assist with the team and was playing fourth-line minutes during the latter part of his stay. Because he did not appear in his 10th NHL game for Buffalo, his entry-level contract will not kick in. Simple statisti...

Marek Vs Wyshynski Podcast: Billy Jaffe, Kevin Woodley and former NHL goalie Doug Favell


REINHART RETURNED TO JUNIOR
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review: Big Win Over Habs, Burrows Faces Hearing
Thursday October 30 - Vancouver Canucks 3 - Montreal Canadiens 2 (OT) Hockey fans from both sides were treated to a wildly entertaining contest on Thursday when the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Montreal Canadiens in overtime at Rogers Arena. Here are your highlights: I didn't think the energy in the building was especially positive at puck drop. I suspect the bad weather contributed...

Burns: Three things we learned in Lightning's win over Flyers
The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to befuddle Philadelphia, moving to 8-0-1 at Amalie Arena since the beginning of the 2010-11 season against the Flyers following Thursday's 4-3 victory. The Bolts have now won five-straight over Philly. How'd t...

MURRAY: ASSIGNING REINHART TO JUNIOR 'THE RIGHT THING' FOR HIS DEVELOPMENT
The development of rookie center Sam Reinhart will continue with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that Reinhart, the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, has been assigned to his junior cl...

2014 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE BEGINS SUNDAY
61 CHL players are preparing to represent Team Canada Red, White, and Black

Digital Preview vs. Buffalo Sabres 11/1/14
Digital Preview vs. Buffalo Sabres 11/1/14

Tim Chiasson: Sharks Defense Lays Down Again In Shootout Loss to Wild
A solid performance by Antti Niemi wasn’t enough to help the Sharks stay perfect on their three-game road trip. The Sharks netminder was bombarded with 46 shots through four periods of play before San Jose dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout. The Sharks defense struggled again to keep pucks away from Niemi and, sooner or later, they are going to wear out their goaltender. Niemi isn’t built...

Morning Report: Manson to Make NHL Debut Tonight at Dallas
By Kyle Shohara No rest for the traveling Ducks, as tonight they’re in Dallas to take on the Stars at American Airlines Center on Halloween. The ghouls were out a night earlier, however, as last night Anaheim suffered its first shutout loss...

Florida Hospital teams up with Bolts to raise awareness for breast cancer
Florida Hospital is officially turning the Amalie Arena “pink” during the Tampa Bay Lightning home game on November 1st to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. The puck drops at 7:00pm as the Bolts “face-off” against the Capitals. During the eve...

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/31 Buzzcast w/Eklund,Kevin Allen,Ty Anderson, & Mike Augello
The Halloween episode of the Buzzcast with Eklund, Kevin Allen, Ty Anderson and Mike Augello discusses Thursday night's games around the NHL and the league's scariest players.

Halloween snake prank draws curses, anxiety from Flyers
Who doesn't love it when hockey players get scared? No, seriously. These are guys who fearlessly jump in front of flying vulcanized rubber 82 nights out of the year ... but a little snake can make them go crazy.  The Philadelphia Flyers training staff went for this type of humor in this hilarious video.

Ryan Wilson: Friday Thoughts
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings 3-0. This wasn’t the true Kings roster with players like Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, and Slava Voynov out of the lineup but I still classify it as a quality win. The reason the Kings are defending champions is because they have quality depth. The win brings the Penguins to 6-2-1 on the young season and as far as Iâ€...

Peter Tessier: Devil is in the Details: Jets fall 2-1 in SO
Back in 2011, remember those heady times that wonderful autumn, when the Jets were streak breakers and teams would watch their streaks come to an end. That happened again 3 years later but this time it was the Jets laying down the welcome mat for the Devils to break their Shoot Out loss streak, one that stood at 18 games. Don't put this one on Pavelec, however you may want to put the capta...

Blackhawks players to support Movember
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Daniel Carcillo, Jeremy Morin, Andrew Shaw, Ben Smith and Kris Versteeg, defenseman David Rundblad and goaltender Corey Crawford will grow mustaches throughout the month of November in support of Movember, an annual mon...

Blackhawks reassign goaltender Darling to Rockford
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have reassigned goaltender Scott Darling to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Darling, 25, appeared in three games with Chicago, posting a 2-1-0 record, .933 save percentage and 1.98...

Weiss heads to IR; Franzen to return Sunday
DETROIT – Stephen Weiss, who was just waiting his turn to break into the Red Wings lineup again, suffered another groin injury while on a conditioning assignment in Grand Rapids Tuesday night. It’s a significant blow to the Red Wings, who were ...

Mike Augello: Leafs Vs Blue Jackets; The Halloween Ex Files
The Toronto Maple Leafs face a challenging pair of back-to-back games this weekend, with a contest against the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Friday and the Chicago Blackhawks at Air Canada Center on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets were expected to build on the success of making the playoffs last season but have an under .500 record (4-5-0) in October, due mostly...

Wearer of Many Hats
He doesn’t even have a job title, but don’t let that fool you – Bob Halfacre is well known and recognized by everyone who’s anyone in the LA Kings organization, and he’s trusted with some very hefty responsibilities. His first job for the Kings...

Alex Burrows blasts Alexei Emelin, hearing with the NHL on Friday
Alexandre Burrows has never been suspended. This may seem odd for a guy who plays on the edge and agitates like Burrows.  This may change soon. Burrows will have a phone hearing with the NHL for the below possibly late, high hit on Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin in Thursday night's game.   Head shot? Late hit? It didn't look super late. And the angle makes it hard...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 10/31/14 vs. ANA
Still looking to cut on the defensive miscues that have already cost the team a few extra points in the standings, the Dallas Stars (4-2-3) are on home ice tonight to face the Anaheim Ducks (8-3-0). Game time at the American Airlines Center is 7:30 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the first of three meetings this season between the teams. This past s...

Colin Dambrauskas: No Excuses, Get It Done Mentality A Winner? Flames vs Predators
Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The Calgary Flames will take to the ice tonight against Pekke Rinne and the N...

Philadelphia Flyers Players Get Scared by 'Snake-in-a-Cooler' Prank on Halloween
It's the time of tricks and treats, and when Philadelphia Flyers equipment manager Derek Settlemyre saw a golden opportunity to prank his team's players, he took it. You may be the baddest, toughest, most bearded player in the NHL, but chances are if you unexpectedly find yourself in close proximity to an a...

Sabres make right decision by sending Sam Reinhart back to junior
Sam Reinhart will turn 19 next week, so he has plenty of hockey left in his future. The Buffalo Sabres currently have two wins this season and the second-worst record in the entire NHL. We know what's in their future. So there was no reason for the no. 2 overall pick from last June’s draft to stick with the club during what will be a dismal and frustrating season. And on Friday the Sabres made it official and sent Reinhart back to the Kootenay Ice of the WHL. Reinhart play...

Eric Engels: Refs Blow it on Burrows Non-Call, Habs Lose a Point in the Standings
1) Habs lose 3-2 in a game they should've won 2-1. Alex Burrows steamrolled Alexei Emelin with a blindside headshot, and the Canucks scored on the play for the game's opening goal. That makes it two nights in a row with blatantly wrong calls on scoring plays. This first one was downright embarrassing. And last night, I can't think of any reason the two refs couldn't spot this, othe...

Flyers scared silly by 'snake in cooler' prank
Flyers scared silly by prank

Eklund: Who Are The Scariest Players in Hockey?
I will give my top ten during today's podcast, then post them below...Happy Halloween! Try Relay: the free SMS and picture text app for iPhone....

Mark Spizzirri: Halloween GAMEDAY: Kings vs. Wings
Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! The Detroit Red Wings look to put a wrap on a strong month of October when they host the defending Stanley Cup champions tonight at the Joe Louis Arena (7:30pm ET, Fox Sports Detroit). The Wings currently sit in third place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division with a record of 5-2-2 following Wednesday night’s strong 4-2 road victory in Washington against t...

Faulk, Canes Partner on Grassroots Programs
RALEIGH, NC – Shane Willis, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk has joined the team and the Polar Ice House in multiple programs designe...

GameDay Growl Nov.1 vs Philadelphia Flyers
GAME INFO: Florida Panthers v. Philadelphia Flyers TICKETS Doors open at 6 p.m. | Warm ups 6:30 p.m. | Puck Drop 7 p.m. Tonight's Hashtags: #FlaPanthers | #SFFCats | #OneUndertheSun

GARTH'S CORNER: Reinhart Gets Trick, Not Treat
Team Canada just breathed a massive sigh of relief as the Buffalo Sabres have sent center Samson Reinhart back to his Kootenay Ice team in junior hockey. Reinhart will now be eligible to play for Team Canada's IIHF World Junior Championship team. Toronto and Montreal will host the 2015 IIHF WJCs. The tourney will open on Boxing Day.

Paul Stewart: The Bad Housekeeping Seal: The Dreaded Too-Many-Men Penalty
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 I do not have data to back this up, but there anecdotally seems to be an early season uptick in too many men on the ice penalties in early going of the 2014-15 NHL season. Some have been blatant ones that had to be called, while others have been judgment calls that perhaps could have been let go. Too-many-men infractions are what I call a "housekeeping...

Matt Henderson: Oilers Missing Key Piece On Blueline
The Oilers have depth at Defense for the first time in what seems like forever. The problem is depth is what you want after your first pairing, not as a replacement for the first pairing. You see, the Oilers don’t have a big minute stalwart to put on the ice and calm things down (or ramp them up). What they have are 6 defensemen who aren’t completely out of place in the NHL. It’s good, but i...

McDavid's shot 'exploded' puck ... and other viral hockey moments
McDavid's shot 'exploded' puck at practice

ECHL's Utah Grizzlies to dress as skeletons during Halloween night game (Photo)
Happy Halloween! I’m currently dressed a road cone, so picture me as any one of your favorite terrible NHL defensemen. While we’ve seen plenty of players get in the act of dressing in costume for their respective team Halloween parties, the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies are taking things one step further. For their game Fri...

Evgeni Malkin and Justin Williams scrap, given roughing minors after fight (Video)
Per the website hockeyfights.com, Evgeni Malkin doesn't have any regular season fights. And even after Malkin picked a scrap with Los Angeles' Justin Williams, in the Penguins 3-0 win over the Kings, this pristine record will likely stand.  Both were assessed roughing minors. Though as the below video shows, it indeed looks like a fight. Why would Malkin decide to tuss...

NHL Three Stars: Hossa goes 1,000; Stamkos snipes; MacKinnon (finally) scores
 No. 1 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks Chicago winger notched his 1,000th point as part of a one goal, one assist night in Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa. Finished second amongst Hawks forwards with 20:37 of ice-time. No. 2 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning Stamkos fired two goals and added an assist in Tampa’s 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Thomas Vanek's legal troubles continue in money laundering report
Minnesota Wild sniper Thomas Vanek is off to a slow start. And there may be some off-ice reasons for this.  On Thursday night, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Mark Ruff, a bookmaker, pleaded guilty to laundering a gambling debt with a $230,000 New York Islanders check. The report says it was a salary check that was used to cover wages and was endorsed the same time V...

Michigan Looks to Rebound With 'Day-By-Day' Effort
With a few minutes left en route to a 5-1 loss to New Hampshire, Michigan watched as the Wildcats called a timeout, knowing it was a few minutes away from starting the 2014-15 season 0-2. “That was the moment that we realized this was not what we’re about,” assistant captain J.T. Compher said. “Especially at home, wearing our home jerseys in front of our fans. We didn’t put up a good enough ...

Hockey Halloween: 10 greatest Jack O’ Lantern player faces
It’s Halloween, and hopefully that means you have a properly car...

News Release: Bobby Ryan purchases a private suite to host local children for the next eight seasons
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that forward Bobby Ryan has purchased a private suite for each Senators home game for the next eight seasons. The suite, which will be known as Bobby Ryan’s All-Star Kids, has been donated t...

Todd Cordell: The Shootout Streak Is Over
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The New Jersey Devils finally they did it. They won a shootout. After 65 minutes of hockey, a shootout was needed to decide the winner. And New Jersey won. Their streak of 18 consecutive shootout losses has been broken. The curse is over! In all seriousness, it was a big win for the Devils coming off the embarrassment in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Some...

5 Stats That Should Make the Montreal Canadiens Worried Moving Forward
The Montreal Canadiens just completed their three-game Western Canada road trip, taking three out of a possible six points to end October.  So, as the calendar flips to November, enjoy this: The Montreal Canadiens are first in the entire NHL with 17 points.  It has been a great start to the season for the Habs in the win column. And ...

Hockey Halloween: 10 greatest Jack O’ Lantern player faces
It’s Halloween, and hopefully that means you have a properly car...

Todd Cordell: G10 Maple Leafs @ Blue Jackets: Can Johansen Make It 10?
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Toronto Maple Leafs (4-4-1) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (4-5-0) Road/Home records - 2-0-1 -------------- 2-2-0 TV - SNO, FSO Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 0-0 Projected starting goalies - Jonathan Bernier vs Curtis McElhinney Projected lines for the Maple Leafs via DailyFaceoff.com: Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Phil Kessel Jam...

John Jaeckel: Big Hoss In Select Company
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! It had a storybook quality to it. Marian Hossa scored his 1000th NHL point, joining just 79 other NHL greats who’ve ever reached the same milestone, where his NHL career began in Ottawa. Two points for the night, the second a goal scored off a power move to the net—exactly what the Hawks need more of. Funny, some readers complain that I’m like a br...

Jan Levine: Rangers Kickoff 15 Games in 29 Days Saturday Versus WPG, Stepan, Staal...
The Rangers kickoff a heavy November schedule, in which they play 15 games in 29 days, 10 of them at home, Saturday against the Jets. New York was relatively fortunate playing just nine games in October due to the absences of Derek Stepan and Dan Boyle. In addition, that light schedule hopefully enabled the coaching staff to work on the deficiencies and breakdowns we discussed throughout the month...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Tampa Nips Flyers, Colaiacovo Signed, Quick Hits
FLYERS DROP SEVENTH STRAIGHT IN TAMPA The last time the Philadelphia Flyers won a game in Tampa Bay was February 15, 2011. On that night, it took a seven-round shootout before Kimmo Timonen secured a bonus point from a 3-3 tie as goaltender Brian Boucher stopped 24 shots in regulation and overtime and six of seven in the skills competition. Philadelphia's last genuine (i.e., regulation or...

Jared Crozier: Milestone Night For Hossa in Senators 5-4 SO Loss To Hawks
Follow @JCrozier_Sens !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); It was a big night for Marian Hossa, as he recorded a goal and an assist for his 999th and 1,00...

Game Day HUB: Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs


#CBJ Best of the Web: Oct. 31
The Blue Jackets injury list has gotten a bit lengthy over the past couple of weeks. But never fear! BS Hockey knows there's still a lot to be optimistic about for hockey fans in Columbus. Still, the injury toll has been steep. According to Tod...

Friday Five: #CBJ Halloween Costumes


The Skinny: Avalanche 5, Islanders 0
Game 10 Colorado 5, Isles 0 Nathan McKinnon scored a pair of second period goals, and Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves for his 14th career shutout as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Islanders 5-0 before a crowd of 12,892 at Pepsi Center in De...

The Numbers Game - October 30, 2014
VANCOUVER - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Canadiens and Canucks in Vancouver. 4 – Number of games the Canadiens have played over the last six days, having gone up against the Rangers last Saturday at the Bell Centre, before battling the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, the Flames in Calgary on Tuesday, and then taking on the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday night. 5 – Number of players out of a possible six featured in Michel Therrien’s starting l...

One tough group
VANCOUVER – The Canadiens might not have closed out their three-game road swing in Western Canada in style on Thursday night, but they continued to display the trademark resiliency that has defined them all season long. Down a pair of goals to the Canucks with just under eight minutes remaining in regulation time, Michel Therrien’s troops rallied to tie the score at two on markers from Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty in a span of 5:16 to force overtime at Rogers Arena. Unfortunately, ...

Thomas Vanek's legal troubles continue in money laundering report
Minnesota Wild sniper Thomas Vanek is off to a slow start. And there may be some off-ice reasons for this.  On Thursday night, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Mark Ruff, a bookmaker, pleaded guilty to laundering a gambling debt with a $230,000 New York Islanders check. The report says it was a salary check that was used to cover wages and was endorsed the same time V...

Rick Sadowski: 40 more saves for Varlamov; first 2 goals for MacKinnon
This was by far the most complete game the Avalanche have played this season, even if Semyon Varlamov had to make 40 saves Thursday night in a 5-0 win against the New York Islanders at the Pepsi Center. Nathan MacKinnon ended a 10-game drought with two goals; the Avalanche killed six penalties, running that streak to 17 in a row over four games; Matt Duchene had two assists and won 12 of 17 fac...

Ty Anderson: B's survive scare from Sabres
Halloween came early for the Boston Bruins. In dire need of a pick-me-up win after a Tuesday night collapse against the Minnesota Wild, the B’s flirted with defeat for nearly 60 minutes against the Buffalo Sabres. Yes, that same Buffalo squad that put just 10 shots on goal in their last game (against Toronto no less), and came into the affair with a minus-22 goal differential (with just 11 g...

Patience Pays Off In 5-0 Win
The Colorado Avalanche is coming together, and a 5-0 victory over the visiting New York Islanders proves that patience is king when it comes to the club. While there was a sense of urgency as far as getting the ship back on track, the Avs managed ...

NHL Three Stars: Hossa goes 1,000; Stamkos snipes; MacKinnon (finally) scores
 No. 1 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks Chicago winger notched his 1,000th point as part of a one goal, one assist night in Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa. Finished second amongst Hawks forwards with 20:37 of ice-time. No. 2 Star: Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning Stamkos fired two goals and added an assist in Tampa’s 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

From the Rafters (10.30.14)
The Vancouver Canucks took on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Read on to find out about all the passes, hits, and PK Subban angrily attacking Daniel Sedin. There's always that one guy... #notagoodthing #lucicjersey #canucks #habs ...

Game at a Glance - Dank you


Mishkin's Extra Shift: Special teams lead the way to another Bolts win
Extra Shift: Lightning 4 Philadelphia Flyers 3 For a healthy portion of this game, the Lightning weren’t nearly as crisp as they were in their impressive performance on Tuesday in the win over Arizona. But the mark of a good team is to find wa...

What Winless October Means for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Rest of the NHL
For the first time in franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes have lost their first eight games in a season. Friday night, they'll finish a travel-heavy October with zero wins and two points in eight contests. To describe all that has gone wrong this month—from injuries to almost half of the team's

Dee Karl: Avalanche Too Much for Isles
The Mile High City is not easy to play in. That 5,280 feet above sea level thing is not easy for those who don’t live there. I’ve watched Islanders players gasp and double over during these games and even Ryan Strome in his between period interview said you feel it and have to keep shifts short. So was it a big surprise that the first Avalanche goal came at only 2:34 of the first period?...

Senators lose in shootout to Blackhawks
On the night before Halloween, Marian Hossa came back to haunt the Senators.

Fleury's shutout boosts Penguins past Kings
Kunitz powers Penguins over Kings 3-0

Postgame Notes vs. San Jose - Oct. 30
Minnesota scored two goals in the third period to force its first extra session as RW Jason Pominville scored the game-deciding goal to win 4-3 over San Jose on Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of 18,633 at Xcel Energy Center. C Kyle Bro...

No treat for Jets on Devils' night
The Winnipeg Jets had their modest two-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

What Detroit Red Wings Must Do to Slow Down Los Angeles Kings' 'That 70s Line'
Through the first couple weeks of the 2014-15 season, the Los Angeles Kings' "That '70s Line" has picked up from where it left off in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The line of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli has come together to tally 17 goals and 17 assists for 34

SABRES UNABLE TO HOLD OFF BRUINS IN OT
The Buffalo Sabres made the most of their limited opportunities Thursday night but they couldn’t hang onto a late third-period lead. Brad Marchand scored twice, once in the third period and again in overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the B...

James Tanner: Coyotes Lose to Panthers In the Jewel of the NHL Schedule
With 10 games on tap, all eyes in the league were on the match-up in Florida Thursday night as the Panthers hosted the Coyotes in what can only be described as the most hotly anticipated sporting event in 40 years. Yes, it was 40 years ago Thursday night, October 30 1974, when Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the eighth round of the Rumble in the Jungle. It was one of the biggest up...

Michael Stuart: Sniping Stamkos Powers Lightning Past Flyers
Their performance was miles from perfect, but the Tampa Bay Lightning did manage to beat the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-3 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. Buoyed by a two-goal, three-point night from Steven Stamkos, the Bolts strung together a second straight victory and moved their record to 7-3-1. Thanks in large part to a very hot start, Tampa was able to get on the board early....

Evgeni Malkin and Justin Williams scrap, given roughing minors after fight (Video)
Per the website hockeyfights.com, Evgeni Malkin doesn't have any regular season fights. And even after Malkin picked a scrap with Los Angeles' Justin Williams, in the Penguins 3-0 win over the Kings, this pristine record will likely stand.  Both were assessed roughing minors. Though as the below video shows, it indeed looks like a fight. Why would Malkin decide to tuss...

Oilers not out of the woods yet
Thursday's humbling loss to the Nashville Predators might have taught Oilers fans that you can't win 'em all, but what happened in the four games before that taught them that you can't lose 'em all, either.

Hossa gets 1,000th point in Blackhawks' win
Sharp, Hossa lead Blackhawks to win over Senators

Ben Bishop debuts new goalie mask design vs. Flyers
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop debuted a new mask versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Copy and paste the URL into your mobile browser to see http://2.cdn.nhle.com/lightning/images/upload/2014/10/Bish_new_mask.jpg

Sporty's Scribbles -- More icetime, coach? You bet!
For all the fuss about the Los Angeles Kings playing one man short for a single game this week, big whoop.

Flames prospect Sven Baertschi mired in minors
Nothing seems to come easy for Sven Baertschi these days.

Gordie Howe has always made time for others
From the time it was revealed Gordie Howe had a serious stroke, it's remarkable the number of people who have felt compelled to share a memory of the day they met Mr. Hockey and what it meant to them.

Oshie Sidelined with Concussion
ST. LOUIS - Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said T.J. Oshie sustained a concussion in the Oct. 28 game against the Dallas Stars. Oshie hit his head sliding into the goal post at American Airlines Center. He remained in the game but felt the effe...

NHL notes: Blues lose David Backes, T.J. Oshie to concussions
This is the kind of two-for-one deal the St. Louis Blues can do without.

Kings fall to Kunitz, Penguins
PITTSBURGH – The Penguins came into Thursday night’s date with the Kings yielding the NHL’s top power play unit, marking in with an astounding 40.6% success rate. The Kings tested it early, and often, taking eight minor penalties on the evenin...

Devils record a shootout victory, party like it's 2013
Guess that date... The No. 1 song in the United States was "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. The No. 1 movie was "Oz, the Great and Powerful." Barack Obama was President. Give up?  These were all attributes of America the last time the New Jersey Devils won in a shootout -- March 10, 2013. Since then, the Devils have gone 0-for-18. New Jersey is winless no-more.  New Jersey defeated the Winnipeg Jets in the breakaway contest. Jacob Josefson, ...

Scott Stevens among former NHLers up for Player Safety gig


Infographic: Penguins 3, Kings 0
Infographic: Penguins 3, Kings 0

Postgame Quotes: October 30 at St. Louis
POSTGAME QUOTES Anaheim 0 vs. St. Louis 2 Oct. 30, 2014 Scottrade Center 8-3-0, 16 Standings Points Francois Beauchemin On tonight’s game It’s a question of making sure we’re ready for game time. That’s twice in the past three games. Ever...

Red Wings recall C Weiss (hernia) from AHL
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Daniel Erickson honored as Lightning Community Hero
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Daniel Erickson as the sixth Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Erickson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning F...

Ask Hockey Ops: Bowman on drafting, development
On the latest edition of "Ask Hockey Ops," Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman answers fan questions submitted via Twitter. Bowman discusses how character comes into the scouting process, NHL-ready prospects in Rockford and more.

Erik Karlsson breaks up Kris Versteeg breakaway, gets walked for a goal
The Norris Trophy is defined as being given to the defenseman who displays "greatest all-round ability in the position." The 2012 winner, Erik Karlsson of Ottawa, is known mostly for his offense. His defense is improving, but not at the end of this play. After Karlsson zips back into his own zone to break up a Kris Versteeg breakaway, Versteeg, of the Chicago Blackhawks, then skates around Karlsson for a goal. Below ...

Spezza happy to be out of spotlight in Dallas
Spezza happy to be out of spotlight in Dallas

Las Vegas casino eyes NHL tenant for new arena
If they build it, will the NHL come? In regards to Las Vegas, the jury remains out on that one.

Generals proving doubters wrong with early-season success
Generals proving doubters wrong with early-season success

Sharks at Wild Highlights


Judge to ex-NHLer Tony McKegney: 'You were a danger to yourself'
If he ventures onto the water next summer, Anthony (Tony) McKegney will need to be working on his paddle stroke -- or riding as a passenger.

Power Ranking the Top 10 Players for the Tampa Bay Lightning so Far in 2014-15
As expected, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit near the top of the Eastern Conference standings, and they've continued to climb a variety of power rankings over the last few weeks. The Lightning have put up some standout performances en route to their 6-3-1 start, paced by strong individual performances. ...

Mike Babcock on coach’s challenge, following ‘wrong’ call vs. Capitals
The Detroit Red Wings have been on both ends of blown calls involving goals recently.  “Last year we scored a goal in here against L.A., it was wrong,” recalled Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. That’s of course a reference to the

Ed Stein: 36 Yields 0: Gibson Shuts Down Hawks. Blues On Tap Tonight
John Gibson stopped all 38 Blackhawk shots en route to a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. The Ducks lone goal was scored shorthanded by Devante Smith-Pelly when he went coast to coast after Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook fell down at the blueline and lost the puck. On this night one goal was enough because Gibson turned in his best outing this season. He attributed his success to getting back to basi...

Goaltending Depth Has Chicago Blackhawks in a Postion to Succeed
Goaltending depth has not always been an advantage that the Chicago Blackhawks could claim. It's become one as the 2014-15 season heads into the second month of the season. Corey Crawford is a strong No. 1 goaltender, and that's not going to change any time soon. He led the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 2013 and overtime of the seventh game of the Weste...

GARTH'S CORNER: Murray Will Make Swift Decision On Reinhart
Sabres GM Tim Murray is well aware of Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's decision to keep rookie forward Leon Draisaitl for the rest of the season. Draisaitl passed his nine game NHL audition and his GM will reward him by activating the first year of the rookie's entry level contract. So what about Tim Murray and Sam Reinhart? Murray told Buffalo's WGR radio that he is close to making a final...

Philadelphia Flyers Are Proving Their Worth in Tough Stretch
The Philadelphia Flyers came out of the gates with a whimper, with losses in five of their first six games. But two of those losses came in a shootout, and there were certainly some silver linings to take away from the rough start. Those linings have generated better results over the past week or so, as the Flyers bounced back with authority during...

Canucks reassign Corrado to Comets
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned defenceman Frank Corrado to the AHL Utica Comets. Corrado, 21, appeared in three games with the Canucks during the 2014 NHL Pre-Sea...

Las Vegas casino confirms talks with group about NHL team
MGM Resorts is building a $350 million sports arena and event center behind New York New York. That building is going to need things that will fill its 20,000 seats. They believe the National Hockey League could be that thing.  According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the company and an owner...

Jarret Stoll's 3rd-Line Woes Hurting Los Angeles Kings' Scoring Depth
Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson have combined to produce 17 of the Los Angeles Kings’ 23 goals through nine 2014-15 games. Though some of that glaring lack of complementary scoring should be att...

Game Day: Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs


Patience Key For Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche is 1-0-3 in the last four games, and while the wins haven’t been coming in, the club is still picking up valuable points along the way. That doesn’t mean the team is satisfied. “There’s not a whole lot of moral victories ...

Notes: Wings discuss extended replay
DETROIT – Goals have been disallowed in hockey since the dawn of time. For the most part, NHL referees get the on-ice calls right, but glaring mistakes like Drew Miller’s rebuffed goal in the first period of Wednesday’s 4-2 win at Washington dr...

Wings Make Wishes Come True
DETROIT — At three-feet, two-inches tall and weighing in at 42-pounds, coming to Joe Louis Arena all the way from Sacramento, California, the Red Wings welcomed their newest addition to the locker room, six-year-old Owen Provencher. Owen has be...

Ryan Garner: What Kind of Team is the Edmonton Oilers?
Ten games into the 2014-15 season, the Edmonton Oilers have a predictably mediocre 4-5-1 record. There have already been some high highs (four-game winning streak), low lows (five-game losing streak) and middling middles (David Perron) in the young season, as the Oilers forge an identity for themselves. That begs the question, what kind of team is this? Let’s break down possible characteristics...

LIGHTNING’S STEVEN STAMKOS SET TO KICK OFF PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROLUMEN, MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
Contact: Brian Breseman (813.301.6871, bbreseman@amaliearena.com) Trevor van Knotsenburg (813.301.6826, tvknotsenburg@amaliearena.com) TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with proud partners MicroLumen and the Make A Wish Foundation, w...

Paper blasts 'Horror Show' Sabres via hilarious cartoon
Paper blasts 'Horror Show' Sabres

Rick Sadowski: More line juggling for Avs
More line changes are in store for the Avalanche when they play the New York Islanders tonight at the Pepsi Center. First, here are the game notes. Looking to take some of the pressure off the top two lines and in an attempt to spread the scoring around, coach Patrick Roy will go with the following units: Gabriel Landeskog - Matt Duchene - Ryan O'Reilly Jamie McGinn - Nathan MacKinnon -...

Patrik Nemeth ready to become a 'knight,' staying positive after skate cut injury
Patrik Nemeth has had a rough go of it during the three years since he’s come to North America. A broken hand, broken foot and concussion have all sidelined the 22-year old Swede, according to Mark Stepneski of the Stars, and now he's added a freak skate cut injury to the laundry list of reasons taking a...

Boone Jenner practicing, aiming to make season debut soon
The Blue Jackets have been hammered with injuries during the last two weeks, but may get some welcomed good news on the injury front. Boone Jenner skated with a glove on his injured hand and handled pucks for the third straight practice. Ther...

Ty Anderson: Bruins nearing need for outside help; B's vs. Sabres
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! Here is a sizzling hot take for you: An 18-shot third period for is a great way to win a game when you’re down by two. And an 18-shot third period against is a great way to lose a hockey game when you’re up by two. And while you expected the pushback from the trailing club, in this case the Minnesota Wild, a two-goal edge should be safe if you’re...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts hope to continued mastery over Flyers
Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have enjoyed unprecedented success against the Philadelphia Flyers, tonight’s opponent at Amalie Arena. The Bolts are 7-0-1 in their last eight at home against the Flyers and ha...

Clippers Enjoy A Crowning Moment
The Clippers kick off their Home/Season Opener tonight at STAPLES Center. They also enjoyed a Home/Season Opener of a different nature – a championship one no less – in the same arena three weeks earlier. With the Clippers having championship ...

Dan Petriw: Isles/Avs 9P, Johnson in net
The Islanders are in the Mile High City tonight, as they start their epic five game western road trip in Denver against the Avalanche. When the puck drops at 9pm, Chad Johnson will be in between the pipes for the Islanders. The lineup itself will be the same as it was Tuesday night. While the Islanders were not good against the Jets, Tuesday, Jaroslav Halak was severely off his game letting in...

Marek Vs Wyshynski Podcast: Matthew Barnaby on the Sabres; Nick Cotsonika on Gordie


Briere a healthy scratch; Hitchcock worn out welcome?; best arena food in the league (Puck Headlines)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. 

Movember Begins Saturday
The Minnesota Wild’s Movember campaign, presented by Jack Link’s ® Jerky, kicks off with a Mo Down Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Wild’s 7 p.m. game versus the Dallas Stars at Xcel Energy Center. The month’s festivities will culminate in the Wild’s annu...

Leafs' Rielly dismisses sophomore slump suggestions
Leafs' Rielly dismisses sophomore slump suggestions

Six #DevilsFacts for tonight's game vs. Jets
The Devils are looking for their first win at Prudential Center (0-1-2) as they open a three-game homestand tonight. They’re 1-3-2 over their last six since beginning the season 3-0-0. New Jersey is 5-2-0 vs. the Jets/Thrashers at home over the...

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/30 Buzzcast w/Eklund, Kevin Allen, Ryan Garner,Josh Rimer & Mike Augello
Watch a ghoulish edition of the Hockeybuzzcast with Eklund, USA Today's Kevin Allen, Ryan Garner, Josh Rimer and Mike Augello.

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Day: Oct 30 vs. Montreal Canadiens, Benning Speaks
Vancouver Canucks vs. Montreal Canadiens - Thursday October 30 - 7 p.m - Sportsnet 360, TSN1040 Radio Vancouver Canucks: 6-3-0 fourth in Pacific Division Montreal Canadiens: 8-2-0 first in Atlantic Division The Vancouver Canucks will look to stretch their home winning streak to three games when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Rogers Arena. The Canucks have been soli...

SABRES MOVE FORWARD AGAINST BRUINS
Another game means another opportunity for the Buffalo Sabres to get back on the right path. Sabres coach Ted Nolan put the team through a tough practice with a lot of skating on Wednesday. The message was that the effort level needs to increas...

Tim Chiasson: Sharks vs Wild: Has Niemi Won Starting Job?
The Minnesota Wild have allowed the fewest goals against to start the 2014-2015 campaign so the Sharks are going to have their hands full tonight against the Wild. San Jose is coming off back to back wins against the Ducks and Avalanche and had their best four line performance to date against Colorado. Head Coach Todd McLellan says he’s hesitant to “dismantle” the lines, even if Goodrow i...

Morning Skate Updates: 10/30/14
NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES Johnson Starts: Chad Johnson gets the start in goal for the Islanders tonight. Johnson is 3-0 with a 3.00 GAA and a .891 SV% this season, but came up big for the Islanders when it mattered. The Islanders goaltender held the...

Kings, with help, look to rebound in Pittsburgh
KINGS (6-1-2) at PENGUINS (5-2-1) 4:00PM PT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 790 KABC PENNSYLVANIA PART DEUX: Tonight marks the first of two meetings with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season; the Kings are coming off of a 3-2 OT loss Tuesday ...

Peter Tessier: Raising Kane- #9 is back in!
Raising Kane Evander Kane returns to the Jets line up tonight against the Devils. Fireworks are going off! It's Kane's first action since the opening game in Phoenix where he and Mark Scheifele collided in the first period rendering Kane with a knee injury that has kept him sidelined, until tonight. This is good news for the Jets as no matter what your opinion of Kane is, he 'gives an f'...

Morning Report: Gibson Expected to Start Against Injury-Depleted Blues
By Kyle Shohara The Ducks will reach the midway point in their four-game road trip tonight as they face an injury-depleted Blues team. Anaheim is coming off a 1-0 victory at Chicago two nights ago, fueled by John Gibson’s 38-save shutout (secon...

Ranking the 10 Most Impressive Rookies so Far in the 2014-15 NHL Season
Barely a month into the NHL's 2014-15 season, several rookies have impressed with their performances thus far. While this season's rookie crop lacks the star power of 2014 Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon, there are those showing promise as possible Calder candidates. Some on this list have garnered praise from teammates and coaches for their skill...

NHL Fantasy Hockey: Why Henrik Zetterberg is a stud, Alex Semin a dud
Dobber launched his fantasy hockey website DobberHockey back in 2005...

Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Recall Gibbons, Collins
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With all the injuries the Blue Jackets have been dealing with, they've recalled forwards Brian Gibbons and Sean Collins in advance of Friday's game against the Maple Leafs. The Blue Jackets were already well undermanned before Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu suffered injuries against Ottawa, so Gibbons and Collins will likely both step right into the lineup....

Michael Pachla: Nikita Zadorov should follow Mikhail Grigorenko's lead
Regardless of the disaster that is the Buffalo Sabres right now, it doesn't seem as if the organization is looking to take any shortcuts with player development. Due to extenuating circumstances, rookies Sam Reinhart and Nikita Zadorov are both on the roster, but were it up to the Sabres, both would be playing in the AHL instead. Unfortunately for these two rookies, just like with Mikhail Grigo...

Game 10: Canucks vs. Canadiens (10.30.14)
The Vancouver Canucks (6-3-0) look to sweep their three-game home stand which wraps up tonight when they host the always-popular Montreal Canadiens (8-2-0) at Rogers Arena. There is always a buzz in the building whenever the Habs roll into town...

Nashville makes odd decision on injured mascot


Statements Regarding the Passing of Mayor Menino
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neely issued the following statements regarding the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino: Charlie Jacobs: "I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Mayor Menino and on b...

David Backes, T.J. Oshie out with concussions for Blues


David Backes Injury: Updates on Blues Star's Concussion and Return
The St. Louis Blues have struggled out of the gate this season, and things won't get any easier with captain David Backes set to miss some time. According to the Blues' official Twitter account, both Backes and fellow forward T.J. Oshie will be forced to sit out Thursday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks

Caps' Chimera has nose rearranged, misses less than half period
Caps' Chimera has nose rearranged, misses less than half period

Michael Stuart: Lightning, Flyers Set to Entertain at Amalie Arena
Is it time for the annual “defense optional” game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers? As OzBolts pointed out in the last thread, it just might be. The Flyers arrive at the Amalie Arena tonight riding high on a three-game winning streak. Since starting the season with a 1-3-2 record, Craig Berube’s Flyers have worked their way up to 4-3-2, good enough for third place...

David Van Der Gulik Gets Called Up From Manchester
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward David Van der Gulik from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. This is Van der Gulik’s first re-call of th...

Mike Augello: Leafs Need To Take Advantage Of Injury-Riddled Blue Jackets; Staal Stuff
Looking back at the Maple Leafs last season, their downfall was not solely the 2-12 collapse in the final month, the injury to Jonathan Bernier or the overuse of core players throughout the season. An ancillary reason for their downfall was their inability to win games against outmatched or severely hampered foes. Toronto lost twice in November to the struggling Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara...

Vollman: Don't fire the coach!
Midseason coaching change won't solve a team's problems

Lucas Neilson: The night before Halloween
Follow @lucasneilson84 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Here we are on ‘devils night’, the night before Halloween. When I was a kid this was a n...

Dee Karl: Isles Litmus Test Begins in Denver
If the Isles are for real, we're going to find out with this road trip. So said Jim Boomer Gordon on SiriusXM NHL Radio. As an Isles fan, he wishes them luck. So do we. Isles are 6-3 and top their division with the silly name. But all that could change after this road trip as we head into November -- dreaded November. A good place to start is against Colorado who are only one point out o...

Degrees of Separation: Flyers at Lightning
The Lightning continue its four-game homestand tonight when it takes on the Philadelphia Flyers. Tonight's match up is the first of three between the two teams. Puck drops at Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m. and you can follow all of the action on Sun Sp...

Coyotes Players to Participate in 'Movember'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 30, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the majority of the players on the team will grow moustaches in honor of Movember, an annual charity event held during the month o...

SECOND PERIOD SURGE PROPELS AMERKS TO VICTORY
The last time the Rochester Americans and Hamilton Bulldogs met on October 11, the Bulldogs rallied to beat Rochester 6-4. Rochester turned the tables on Hamilton Wednesday at First Niagara Center, scoring three times in the second period to emerg...

Vermont Looking to Build on Hot Start
Hockey coaches like to talk about identity. They have an idea for their teams' playing styles, whether it's about pace or power, offense or defense. To develop these looks, coaches recruit high-end talents capable of playing those styles. It takes more than a few players to build a hockey team, and every piece of a roster must contribute at some points in the year. However, contending teams need great ...

Ranking the Top Early Candidates for 2014-15 Jack Adams Award
Though he never touches the puck, an NHL coach might be the single most important ingredient in a team's success or failure. It falls to the coach to organize, teach, motivate and deploy the talent on his roster in order to generate on-ice results. Good or bad, he's the one who will be left at the podium at the end of every game to explain his matchups, his strategies, his players' performances and where he thinks his team can improve....

Eagles Confident of Coping Without Santini
Tuesday's announcement that Boston College defenseman Steve Santini will miss the remainder of the first half after wrist surgery was a tough blow for the Eagles to handle. Despite the Eagles' depth on the blue line, which rivals anyone in the country, losing a versatile player like Santini is never easy to handle for any team. There are capable players ready to step into BC's lineup, but the six ...

Picking It Right Up
Last season, it took Robert Morris three months to find any semblance of rhythm. But as the season rolled on, so too did Colonials — storming all the way to an Atlantic Hockey tournament championship and their first-ever NCAA tournament berth. This year, the Colonials haven’t missed a beat, going 5-0-1 in the first three weeks of the season. “We came out and continued to work at getting back ...

Phillips Driving Michigan Tech to Hot Start
Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson expects goals to, once again, be at a premium this season in the WCHA.  “The way that our league is structured, it’s hard to put up huge numbers, based on the goaltenders and the coaches and the way the league is run,” he said. “The goalies are so good, the teams are so well coached, there’s so much video and teams are so well scouted, it’s hard to ...

Penguins Recall Forward Jayson Megna
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Megna, 24, has skated in nine AHL games...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Did The NHL Get John Moore's Suspension Right?
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. In this one the hotstove will share their opinions on John Moore's hit on Erik Haula, and if Moore's suspension was too long, too short or just right. Todd Cordell: Too short I think Moore probably should have been suspended at least another couple games. Moore's hit wasn't too late, but the puc...

Blue Jackets place James Wisniewski and Mark Letestu on injured reserve; recall Sean Collins and Brian Gibbons from Springfield (AHL)
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Mark Letestu and defenseman James Wisniewski on Injured Reserve and recalled centers Sean Collins and Brian Gibbons from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General M...

Paul McCann: Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
A good start to the CMA road trip last night as the Nashville Predators overcame a terrible “intent to blow” call in the first period to post a 4-1 victory in Edmonton for their sixth win of the season. You have to give head coach Peter Laviolette credit… the move of putting Matt Cullen up to the second line in his first game of the season made the coach look like a genius. It drove product...

Eklund: Rumors a Plenty> Leafs, Flyers, Sharks, Yotes, Stars, Oilers >Buzzcast 1pm
Rumor Update. On the Leafs... A source VERY familiar with the situation has informed me the Maple Leafs are "stepping up their efforts to add a substantial asset....one of the names which keeps coming up is Joe Thornton....Thornton would have to be convinced to go to Toronto, but Shanny can be quite convincing..and playing with Kessel Joe could seriously pile up the points." The Sharks ar...

Game Preview: Canadiens @ Canucks
CANADIENS (8-2-0) @ CANUCKS (6-3-0) The Canadiens wrap up their western Canadian road trip on Thursday with the club's annual visit to Vancouver. Coming away with at least one point in each of their last seven meetings opposite the Canucks, the Habs will try to keep that streak alive at Rogers Arena. Arriving in Edmonton last Sunday, the Canadiens were surprised 3-0 by the Oilers on Monday night before pulling off a 2-1 shootout win in Calgary on Tuesday, thanks in no small part to the eff...

The Royal Half Report: Issue #4


Bruins to Host Military Appreciation Night on November 10, In Game vs. New Jersey Devils
Matt Bartkowski, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Torey Krug, Brad Marchand, and Kevan Miller to each purchase $2,500 worth of tickets for local military members BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins will honor local military members, veterans, and their fami...

Jack Jablonski will lead world’s largest stick-tap for spinal research
When a player is seriously injured during a hockey game, it’s tradition for both teammates and opponents to tap their sticks on the ice in a salute to the fallen comrade.  Jac...

Todd Cordell: G10 Jets @ Devils: Rebounding From Embarrassment
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Winnipeg Jets (4-5-0) @ New Jersey Devils (4-3-2) Road/Home records - 2-2-0 -------------- 0-2-1 TV - MSG, TSN3 Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Projected starting goalies - Ondrej Pavelec vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Jets via DailyFaceoff.com: Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik Mathieu Perrault - Mark Scheifele - Blake W...

Red Wings Pull Away From Capitals
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Ryan Wilson: Know Thy Enemy: Los Angeles Kings
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings make their now annual visit to Consol Energy Center tonight to face the Penguins. The Kings are one of the best teams in all of hockey, some consider them the gold standard. Playing against a team with such a high pedigree is what it is all about. How do you stack up against the best of the best? Let’s take a look at the Kings. Th...

Paul Stewart: Changing Sides
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 Whenever people ask me how I find the time to write all these blogs for HockeyBuzz with my busy schedule, I tell them the answer is simple. I travel a lot. Yes, I stay extremely busy with games, reports, tape reviews and meetings both with the KHL circuit and ECAC but I am also alone at hotels or my apartment in Moscow frequently. Writing is cathartic. It...

Did threat of appeal reduce John Moore suspension?


Jared Crozier: Game Day: Sens Vs Hawks Part II
Follow @JCrozier_sens !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The Senators return home for a quick change of clothes and a meeting with the Chicago Blackhawk...

Blue Jackets to host Hockey N Heels on Saturday, Nov. 15
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets invite the team’s female fans to learn more about the game, the rules and the lifestyle of NHL hockey with a special “Hockey ‘n’ Heels” event before the Jackets host the San Jose Sharks at Nationwide Aren...

James Tanner: Where Art Though, Max Domi?
The Coyotes play the Florida Panthers tonight for the second time in less than a week. Kind of a weird quirk in the schedule since I'm pretty sure that's the only times they play all year. The Coyotes will go back to Mike Smith, despite him being pulled in the 7-3 debacle to the Lightning the other night. Devon Dubnyk must be wondering exactly what it takes to get a start around here....

TOP FIGHTS: Minor-league 1-punch is a must-see
TOP FIGHTS: Minor-league 1-punch is a must-see

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 10/30/14 @ TB, Phantoms Lose in OT, Quick Hits
PREVIEW: FLYERS @ LIGHTNING The Philadelphia Flyers (4-3-2) will try win their fourth straight game as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-1) on the front end a two-game road trip through the Sunshine State. Game time is 7:30 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised locally on Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. This is the first of three meetings between the teams this season, and the lone ga...

Smith leads Predators past Oilers, 4-1
Smith leads Predators past Oilers, 4-1

Lady Jackets help launch new "Princess Room" at Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio
During last year’s “Blue Jackets’ Favorite Things” basket auction, the Lady Jackets – a group of the players, coaches and management staff’s wives and girlfriends – decided they wanted one of their longest-standing relationships to be the main ben...

Predators dominate early, down Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers had been riding so high during their Eastern Conference winning streak that they forgot all about the things that have been giving them problems in their own back yard.

NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader dominates 3rd for Wings; Smith powers Preds
No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings  The Red Wings forward was an offensive force in their 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals and assisting on Gustav Nyquist’s opening goal. That included this awesome individual effort in the third:

Game Preview: Islanders at Avalanche
The New York Islanders are taking their high-flying offense to high altitude tonight, when they take on the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center at 9 p.m. The Islanders enter the Mile High City, with 35 goals, tied for the league lead with the Sa...

Seth Griffith Fitting in on the First Line with the Boston Bruins
His two goals and three points in the Boston Bruins’ 4-3 Tuesday night loss to Minnesota are not Seth Griffith’s most startling stats. His five points over four consecutive NHL outings cannot claim that distinction either. Here is th...

Centres dropping quickly for Calgary Flames
Centres dropping quickly for Calgary Flames

Is the Boston Bruins' Blue Line Good Enough Without Zdeno Chara?
The Boston Bruins’ defence has been taking a lot of hits lately. At least one of the hits—the highly suspect trade of Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders—was self-inflicted, but the majority of the damage has been dealt by injuries. A little over a week ago, Boston ...

Lined up: Before the 70's
It’s not uncommon for a nickname to grace a line of forwards that brings excitement, success, and character to a team. A special trio is needed to grace a custom moniker, though, and of course with help from the creativity of the fan base. The ...

Calgary Flames hand Jonas Hiller second-straight start
Calgary Flames hand Jonas Hiller second-straight start

Isles Road Trip: Day 1
The New York Islanders embarked on their first extended road trip of the season, jettisoning Long Island on Wednesday afternoon for a five-game tour through the Western Conference. The team makes a stop is Denver, before swinging through Calif...

Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win
Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win

Flames phenom Johnny Gaudreau has best game yet
One sleep later, Bob Hartley was still beaming about Johnny Gaudreau's performance.

Detroit Red Wings Will Be Dangerous in 2014-15 as Long as Everyone Stays Healthy
They are 11 percent into their 82-game schedule, but there's reason to believe the Detroit Red Wings won't need a mix of prayers, luck and a furious two-month goal-scoring pace from Gustav Nyquist to get into the playoffs like they did last season. The Red Wings are 5-2-2 after rallying for a 4-2 road victory against the

Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader Well on His Way to Having Breakout Season
The Detroit Red Wings picked up their fifth win of the season during a 4-2 decision over the Washington Capitals on NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game, and a trend continued in the process. During the team's win, Justin ...

Hossa on brink of 1,000-point milestone
CHICAGO -- He'll turn 36 in January, but Marian Hossa still puts fear into opponents whenever he enters a game for the Chicago Blackhawks. "He scares you every time he gets on the ice," said Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau this week before h...

Tony Dean: MNWild Brand New WildWednesday on Jeff Dubay Show
WildHBcommunity: MNWild Brand New WildWednesday on Jeff Dubay Show @TonyDeanHB UPDATE: John Moore got 5 game suspension which I guess is enough but honestly doesn't send much of a message to a repeat offender on a blatant and unnecessary cheapshot to kid who could have certainly faced lasting repercussions from taking a blindside elbow to the head! Here is the BRAND NEW #WildWedne...

5 Stats That Should Make the San Jose Sharks Worried Moving Forward
The San Jose Sharks have played 11 games in the 2014-15 NHL season and are off to a solid 6-4-1 start. While there are several positives to point to, here are five statistics from the early part of the season that should make Sharks fans a bit worried moving forward. Keep in mind that some of these issues are fixable. But if these trends continue, they certainly could hurt Sa...

How the Pittsburgh Penguins Will Cope with the Absence of Olli Maatta
Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins are facing the prospect of a hole in their blue line due to a serious medical issue involving one of their most important players. On Monday, the Penguins announced that they'll be without sophomore Olli Maatta for about four weeks after he undergoes surgery next week to remove a tumor fr...

October musings
The 2014-15 season has so far been a promising one for prospects in the Vancouver Canucks system. The Utica Comets are off to a 5-1-1 start thanks to some stellar play from their goaltenders. Canucks prospects playing junior are off to great st...

Jan Levine: John Moore Gets a Five-Game Suspension, Long Enough or Too Short?
John Moore received a five-game suspension for his hit on Minnesota's Erik Haula in Monday's game. My first thought is he got off lucky. However, my prevailing thought is that the Department of Player Safety failed to deliver the kind of message that needed to be sent with a longer suspension. Moore is a repeat offender, both shots coming to the head of Dale Weise and Haula. He was suspended t...

Umberger-Hartnell Trade Still Looks Like a Terrible Deal for Philadelphia Flyers
It was always easy to understand why the Philadelphia Flyers would be interested in trading Scott Hartnell. After all, Hartnell is 32 years old and signed to a contract that combines both a long term with a pretty hefty cap hit. He&...

Frederik Andersen’s ‘Reservoir Ducks’ mask is bloody fantastic (Photo)
“Listen shooter, I'm not gonna [expletive] you, all right? I don't give a good [expletive] what...

Avalanche Farm Report: Oct. 29
The Lake Erie Monsters opened their first of three road games this past weekend on Friday night against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Monsters defeated the Griffins 5-4 after a back-and-forth contest between the two teams. Lake Erie jumped out...

Ducks Die Hards Booster Club is Home to the Team's Most Passionate and Loyal Fans
By Jenelyn Russo When it comes to Ducks hockey, there’s no better place to join some of the most loyal and supportive Ducks fans out there than with the Anaheim Ducks Die Hards, the organization’s official booster club. Back this season with...

Rangers' Moore suspended 5 games for hit
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended five game for his hit on Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula Monday night, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

Senators' Mika Zibanejad needs slump-buster
Senators' Mika Zibanejad needs slump-buster

Kane could return for Devils game Thursday
Kane could return for Devils game Thursday

Former NHLer Stan Jonathan to stand trial for hunting death
Former NHLer Stan Jonathan has been committed to stand trial on charges of criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm.

5 Stats That Should Make the Chicago Blackhawks Worried Moving Forward
There is no trouble in paradise, at least not yet. The Chicago Blackhawks started the season with one goal, and that goal remains the same. It is to win the Stanley Cup for the third time in the last six seasons. It's a realistic goal, but it's one that they will not be able to do anything about until the playoffs start in April. But in order to put themselves in a strong position to accomplish that goal, they have to...

#SharksHotStove Twitter Recap


NOLAN PUSHES PLAYERS IN PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY
Tuesday night is one the Buffalo Sabres would like to put past them. After losing 4-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre and recording a franchise-low 10 shots on net, the Sabres took the ice Wednesday at First Niagara Center for anot...

Rick Sadowski: Roy: Adversity 'part of process'
Avalanche coach Patrick Roy decided to cancel a scheduled practice Wednesday, instead allowing players to do off-ice workouts. They'll be back on the ice Thursday morning to prepare for that night's game against the New York Islanders at the Pepsi Center. The only real news is that center Jesse Winchester still isn't ready to start playing, even though he skated for two days without a non-con...

CHL Announces BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings
The Canadian Hockey League today announced the sixth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2014-15 regular season.

Practice Notebook: Ryan Callahan eyes return on Saturday night
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Ryan Callahan has not played since leaving midway through the Edmonton game because of a lower-body injury. The 29-year-old forward might be rejoining the Bolts lineup sooner than expected, however. Initially fe...

Cole Ully added to Team WHL for 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series
Kamloops Blazers forward Cole Ully will represent the Western Hockey League in the 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series.

A Glance at Ekblad [Infographic]


Digital Preview vs. Los Angeles Kings 10/30/14
Digital Preview vs. Los Angeles Kings 10/30/14

HockeyBuzz Wire: John Moore Suspended 5 Games
NHL.com NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula during NHL Game No. 122 in New York on Monday, October 27, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. Moore is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining A...

John Moore handed 5-game suspension for hit on Erik Haula (Video)
John Moore of the New York Rangers accepted the NHL Department of Player Safety’s invitation to plead his case in person for his hit on Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula Monday night. Stephane Quintal and his crew listened, and the verdict is that he’ll be sitting for five games. Take it away, Patrick B...

Ted Nolan just realized what’s going on with Sabres this season
There are different kinds of roles for actors. There are prestige projects, in which you sweat and bleed and get fat or get skinny and give everything you have to make art. And then there are paycheck jobs, in which you show up as General Hawk for 10 minutes in “G.I. Joe: Buy This Toy.”  After 10 games, Buffalo Sabres coach Ten Nolan has to realize this is a paycheck team. This is a collection of players that know they’ve been set up to lose, from the crease out, and k...

Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals: Live Blog and Analysis
Alex Ovechkin should really learn to pace himself. The Washington Capitals left winger got off to a blistering start, scoring five goals in his first four games. Since then, he’s gone scoreless with just seven shots on goal in four outings. Caps fans are hoping Ovechkin’s slump ends Wednesday when the Detroit Red Wings come to town. Nine of Ovechki...

Will Arnett and Jay Baruchel lead Canadian team celebrity fandom
Will Arnett does not shy away from being a Maple Leafs fan. The former “Arrested Development” actor, who hails from East York, Ontario got to live his dream – or nightmare maybe – of coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs in the below video. This comes on the heels of Montreal Canadiens commercials where “This is the End” star and Habs superfan Jay Baruchel creeps on som...

How Pearson-Carter-Toffoli Line Is Hiding Los Angeles Kings' Offensive Issues
The Los Angeles Kings rank 18th in the NHL in terms of offensive production, scoring 2.56 goals per game. That

Canes to Celebrate Triangle YMCA Partnership
RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that Hurricanes players Chris Terry and Zach Boychuk will appear ...

Mike Augello: Leafs, Phaneuf Dodge Bullet In Win Over Sabres; Carlyle Safe…For Now
The Toronto Maple Leafs had to be thankful on a number of fronts after their 4-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Center on Tuesday. The Leafs ended their two-game home losing streak with an energetic effort against their Atlantic Division rival, who have won only two of their first 10 games. Tyler Bozak, Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Jake Gardiner scored for the Leafs, who i...

Rangers' John Moore suspended five games for hit to head
New York Rangers defenceman John Moore was suspended five games for an illegal head check on Winnesota Wild forward Erik Haula earlier this week.

61 CHL Players set to compete in World Under 17 Hockey Challenge
61 CHL players will be competing in the 2014 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia and Lambton Shores, ON.

Mike Smith stinks but Coyotes are sticking with him
The Arizona Coyotes face the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, and Mike Smith will tend goal for them. Normally, this wouldn’t be news: He’s the starter, after all. But he’s also been terrible this season: 2-4-0, with a 4.29 GAA and an .858 save percentage. At even strength, even worse: .855 save percentage. This includes the 7-3 drubbing from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.  “Smitty had an average night. Again. And we didn’t play that well in front of him,...

CHL Launches 2014-15 Movember Campaign
CHL member clubs to help change the face of men’s health raising funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental illness.

Canes Reassign Sutter, Murphy to Charlotte
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned center Brody Sutter and defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of t...

Crunch Time: Captain Mike Angeldis marks an important milestone
The Crunch is coming off another busy weekend where they played three games in three nights. The team lost two out of three games in that span for an overall record of 3-2-1. On Friday, the team headed to Worcester to take on the Sharks in wha...

Howe family statement on Gordie's status
DETROIT – Red Wings legend Gordie Howe remained in guarded condition Wednesday afternoon after he suffered a major stroke sometime Sunday morning while living with his daughter in northwestern Texas. Howe, the all-time franchise leader in goals...

Tweets of the Game: #Philly


Jason Lewis: Just Who is Tanner Pearson?
In the Spring of 2010 Tanner Pearson was gearing up mentally to be a potential selection in the upcoming draft in Los Angeles. The then 17-year old Pearson had just become draft eligible and was coming off a monster year in a league you've probably never heard of unless you are from the Greater Ontario area. That's right, he was playing for the Waterloo Siskins in the GOJHL (Great Ontario Junio...

Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Bruce Dowbiggin on Canucks, TV; the sad Sabres


News Release: Senators to host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, Oct. 30
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators), in partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation), will host their seventh annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night in support of prostate cancer research and awareness at Canadian Ti...

NHL: SVP and Russillo talk goons
In ESPN The Magazine, SVP and Russillo talk hockey goons.

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Optional Skate, Lecavalier Update, Manning Recall, Mason
FLYERS HOLD OPTIONAL SKATE AHEAD OF TAMPA GAME Heading into a Florida road trip that has often presented problems for the team over the years, the Philadelphia Flyers conducted an optional skate at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Wednesday. The club then departed for a 2 p.m. charter flight to Tampa Bay. Seven skaters participated: Vincent Lecavalier, Chris VandeVelde, Blair Jones, Jason Ake...

GARTH'S CORNER: Nolan's Rope Strangles Some
Ted Nolan is done messing around. His sense of humor is gone. Its been replaced by desperation. Nolan is no longer asking for accountability from his 25 players. Eoither he gets it from each and every player, or else. Sabres players better commit to being on Nolan’s bus, or else they will find themselves chucked underneath Nolan’s bus. Nolan served his team a physically demanding 90 min...

Halloween happiness
There’s a softer side to Vancouver Canucks hard-nosed forward Derek Dorsett. Alongside teammates Eddie Lack, Shawn Matthias and Chris Higgins, Dorsett visited Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Monday to take part in the annual Halloween pumpkin c...

Leafs expect test from the West
Leafs expect test from the West

Blue Jackets' injury woes continue; Nolan fed up with Sabres; AHLer banned 20 games (Puck Headlines)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

Bruins defenceman Krug breaks finger
Bruins defenceman Krug breaks finger

Vancouver Five
VANCOUVER – If the thousands upon thousands of Canadiens fans living in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean eagerly anticipate a visit from their favorite team to Vancouver each year, these games are just as special for many of the players involved. With a temperate climate all year long and incredible scenery that stretches from downtown to the city limits, Vancouver is known as one of the finest tourist and sporting destinations in the country. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, t...

Ailing Gordie Howe 'showing signs of improvement
Ailing Gordie Howe 'showing signs of improvement

Michael Pachla: 10-day grce period? Plus, a change of heart on Sam Reinhart
Sabres head coach Ted Nolan has tried an approach to coaching similar to former Sabres' bench boss Lindy Ruff, treat his team like professional hockey players. After an embarrassing 4-0 loss--the fourth time they've been shut out in the last six games--it would seem as if he's had enough. If the team plays like a "pee wee" team, then they need to be taught a lesson .“One of my favorite saying...

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: John Scott, John Moore and Kings' cap planning


Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning are taking heat off Steven Stamkos
There was a reason to worry about Nikita Kucherov after seven games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He notched two assists in that span, and his ice time was as all over the map as his effectiveness. This was after a dazzling six-goal preseason, but also after an inconsistant rookie year in 2013-14. But then came a three-assist game against the Winnipeg Jets. And his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild. And then, on Tuesday night, his first NHL hat trick. His surge coincid...

Why Score Effects are the key to your fancy stats (Puck Momalytics)
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Why Score Effects are the key to your fancy stats (Puck Momalytics)
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Bruins' Krug (broken finger) out 2-3 weeks
Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks after he suffered a broken finger during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden.

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/29 Buzzcast w/Eklund, Kevin Allen, Josh Rimer & Mike Augello
Watch the 10/29 Edition of the Hockeybuzzcast with Eklund, USA Today's Kevin Allen, Josh Rimer and Mike Augello

Eklund: The Cranky Hockey Writers Discuss "Mr. Hockey"; Buzzcast At 1pm
The news on Gordie Howe is not good, and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his entire family and friends. So on today's weekly "Cranky Hockey Writers Show" Kevin Allen and Eric Duhatschek share some great old stories of Mr. Hockey. Kevin actually penned a book with Gordie and knows him very well and has some awesome tidbits to share...many of which I had never heard before.. This is a...

James Tanner: Yandle Going Nowhere......I hope.....Worst Game Ever
Follow @james_tanner123 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); There was a hockey game last night in which the Coyotes played and if you would like to read a...

Torey Krug to miss 2-3 weeks with broken finger as Bruins lose another defenseman
The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t the only team feeling the effects of the injury bug. After losing captain and all-around workhorse Zdeno Chara for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury and Kevin Miller dislocating his shoulder, the Boston Bruins

Torey Krug to miss 2-3 weeks with broken finger as Bruins lose another defenseman
The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t the only team feeling the effects of the injury bug. After losing captain and all-around workhorse Zdeno Chara for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury and Kevin Miller dislocating his shoulder, the Boston Bruins

Burns: Three things we learned in Lightning's big win over the Coyotes
Tampa Bay put Saturday’s demoralizing 7-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild in the rear-view mirror with a triumphant return to Amalie Arena, the Lightning obliterating the Arizona Coyotes 7-3. Nikita Kucherov scored a hat trick, his first in the NHL, an...

Tim Chiasson: Burns, Third Line Power Sharks past Avalanche
The Sharks beat the Avalanche last night in a game in which they dominated the puck for most of the contest, firing shot after shot at Semyon Varlamov until the total reached 51. It’s safe to say that if not for Varlamov this game gets nowhere near OT, even if the Sharks fired their fair share of low percentage shots at the Colorado net. It was a great follow up performance to the Anaheim ga...

Snake-bitten Blue Jackets lose three more players to injury
A day after losing starting goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to injury, the Columbus Blue Jackets added three more names to the list of walking wounded.

Lightning Prospect of the Week: Adam Erne
This week, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be focusing on another intriguing prospect with ties to the Québec Major Junior Hockey League: Adam Erne. The Lightning selected Erne in the second round, 33rd overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He is...

Coyotes to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Nov. 8 at Gila River Arena
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, Nov. 8, when the Coyotes face off against the New York Isl...

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review: Surviving the Hurricanes
Tuesday October 28 - Vancouver Canucks 4 - Carolina Hurricanes 1 With Brad Richardson's goal on the Vancouver Canucks' first shot of the game, the home team cruised to an easy 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday at Rogers Arena. Here are your highlights: Secondary scoring was the theme of the night for Vancouver. Richardson bookended the game with an empty-netter, while th...

Penguins Support ‘Hockey Fights Cancer'
Penguins players will wear special purple jerseys in pre-game warm-ups Thursday as part of the team’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” night at CONSOL Energy Center. The jerseys will then be autographed and auctioned after the game at nhl.com, with proceeds...

Matt Henderson: G10 Oilers vs Predators: Marincin, Fayne, And Playing With The Lead
The Oilers haven’t been over .500 in 18 months. It’s been a year and a half since the Oilers were 1 game over the mark in the lockout shortened 2013 season. Tonight they can get there and extend their current winning streak to 5 with a victory over the Nashville Predators. The pressure to win is great. Keeping the streak alive probably weighs heavily on a young team like the Oilers who are not...

Nashville Predators Assign Forward Rich Clune to Milwaukee
Nashville, Tenn. (October 29, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that forward Rich Clune has cleared waivers and been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals. ...

John Jaeckel: No Offense, But, No Offense
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! The Chicago Blackhawks have scored 6 goals in their last four games. Now, the good news is, their opponents have scored just 8 in the same timeframe. And goaltending depth in the organization is starting to look a lot more like a strength than a weakness. But that also makes the Hawks 1-3 over their last four outings. And the inability to convert has...

Brad Marsh: Grit: Some Have It, Some Don't
Grit is a popular buzzword in all sports today, not just hockey. If you've got that trait, you can stand out from the pack nowadays. Not every player has it, and it can't be faked. Back when I played, it was the opposite. If you DIDN'T play with grit, you stood out (for the wrong reason). Pretty much everyone had grit because it was a required element to even be allowed to pull on the uniform....

Scoop Cooper: "Mr. Hockey"
Although not entirely unexpected, as the news began to quietly circulate in the Flyers' pressbox just before the game with the Los Angels Kings here last night that "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, had suffered a serious stroke it was still shocking. I had seen Gordie fairly frequently in recent years as he attended Flyer games from time to time while staying with his son, Mark, a long time friend, a Ha...

Fantasy Top 60 'D': Severson serves up points
Each new season brings with it a few standout rookies capable of significant fantasy contributions; sadly they don't often emerge on the blue line. In fact, over the past four seasons no first-year defenseman has finished higher than fourth in the...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: NHL Power Rankings - West Coast Teams On Top
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. As of today, every Wednesday for the rest of the season the hotstove will release their power rankings for the top-5 teams in hockey. We're ranking five instead of 10 to make the decisions hard, and ensure some good teams are left off rather than all of us having nine of the same 10 teams every week....

B's Recall Joe Morrow And David Warsofsky From Providence; Torey Krug To Miss 2-3 Weeks With Broken Finger Weeks With Broken Finger
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Wednesday, October 29, that the club has recalled defensemen Joe Morrow and David Warsofsky from Providence (American Hockey League). Morrow and Warsofsky will join the t...

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning are taking heat off Steven Stamkos
There was a reason to worry about Nikita Kucherov after seven games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He notched two assists in that span, and his ice time was as all over the map as his effectiveness. This was after a dazzling six-goal preseason, but also after an inconsistant rookie year in 2013-14. But then came a three-assist game against the Winnipeg Jets. And his first NHL goal against the Minnesota Wild. And then, on Tuesday night, his first NHL hat trick. His surge coincid...

Todd Cordell: G9 Recap: Embarrassed In Pittsburgh
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell After scoring just nine seconds into the game, and jumping out to a 3-1 lead, the Devils completely folded and were embarrassed to the tune of 8-3 while allowing seven unanswered in the process. 10 takeaways: 1. I'll start with the positives, I guess, because there weren't many of them. I thought Jacob Josefson played his best game of the season, and one...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Stars Settle for One Against St. Louis
It is one of those age-old pieces of hockey wisdom: Be careful on the next shift following a goal for either team. For the Dallas Stars (4-2-3), a pair of quick responses by the St. Louis Blues immediately after the Stars took leads proved to be crucial in a 4-3 overtime loss at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night. Trevor Daley and Tyler Seguin each notched a goal and an assist apiece...

Colin Dambrauskas: Leafs With Big Win, But My Glass Still Felt Half Empty... You?
The Toronto Maple Leafs walked away with a solid two points last night after blanking the Buffalo Sabres through 60 minutes of play. Perhaps I am alone in this sentiment, but I wasn’t really excited about last night’s game. With respect to the cold hard stats, the Leafs absolutely dominated their opponents last night with four goals to none, 37 shots to 10, 33 faceoff wins to 24, and just...

BU Back in Business
Matt Lane stood near the Boston University bench waiting. Officials in a replay booth analyzed everything that happened just seconds before -- a puck sailed toward the net with a handful players pushing and shoving in front of Michigan goaltender Zach Nagelvoort. Lane thought he knew what happened. Brandon Hickey's shot fluttered at just the right height, he angled his stick just so and tipped it ...

Colin Dambrauskas: Flames Lose in OT to Canadiens...Good Team Game
Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The Calgary Flames fell to the Montreal Canadiens last night after netminder...

Stick Tap To Hope
The Jack Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation is teaming up with the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hockey to kick off #StickTap2Hope, a social initiative to raise awareness of the innovative recovery treatments already available for people livi...

Todd Cordell: Columbus Blue Jackets: On Wisniewski, Johnson, Injuries & More
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Blue Jackets were back in action on Tuesday night and though they lost to the Senators, the bigger loss is two of the team's prominent players suffering injuries. Both James Wisniewski and Artem Anisimov left the game and did not return in Ottawa's 5-2 win over the Jackets. Some thoughts: - James Wisniewski is very important to this team and one co...

Ryan Wilson: Trap Be Damned, Penguins Rout Devils 8-3
A big theme leading up to last night’s game was Jaromir Jagr playing in Pittsburgh. Nine seconds into the game he tallied an assist. That was it for him and eventually the Devils followed suit. New Jersey built up a 3-1 lead but squandered it away with penalty trouble. This allowed the league’s best power play to go to work. They did and cut New Jersey’s lead to 3-2. After that it was...

Ryan Garner: Oilers' Huge Grenade Jumpers Line Keeps Taking One for the Team
In an era of crappy hockey nicknames, the Edmonton Oilers have some of the worst. Unoriginal and uninspired, nicknames like “Hallsy” or “Nuge” or “Ebs” make you embarrassed for both the person uttering the terrible nickname and the player branded with it. Even recent additions aren’t immune, as evidenced by nicknames like “Fayner” or “Nicky.” I suppose it’s okay when you li...

Eric Engels: CAREY! CAREY! CAREY!
The Canadiens may be 8-2, but it sure seems like they're playing with fire. Last night's game against the Flames--their first win at the Saddledome in 12 years--was about as poor of a game as you can play without losing it, and the inability to score first through all but one of these opening 10 games is a troubling sign, if you're looking for one. Montreal's got a .000 win percentage when lead...

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: John Scott, John Moore and Kings' cap planning


The Skinny: Jets 4, Islanders 3
Game 9 Winnipeg 4, Isles 3 Andrew Ladd scored a pair of goals, including the tie-breaking tally 3:31 into the third period as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Islanders 4-3 before a crowd of 11,508 at Nassau Coliseum. The loss snaps the Isles 2-...

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville Dominate
Minnesota Wild fans have a lot to cheer about so far this season. That's despite the fact that the Wild sit in 20th spot overall in the NHL, sporting a completely middling 4-3 record so far this year. Wild fans can cheer the

Jared Crozier: Senators Bust Open Game in 3rd, beat Blue Jackets 5-2; Side notes...
The action was fast and furious as Ottawa played Columbus, and for the first time this season played a game that didn't come down the the final moments. The Senators survived a somewhat sluggish and undisciplined start and played probably their best second period of the season, and then exploded for 3 goals in the third to upend the injury riddled Blue Jackets 5-2. Clarke MacArthur led the wa...

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