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Name: In the Pressbox
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Blues Practice Report from Oct. 22
HAZELWOOD, MO - The Blues got Jori Lehtera back in practice today but lost Alexander Steen to the same illness. “Our health is not great right now,” Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said after Wednesday’s skate, just one day before the Blues host the V...

Michael Pachla: Amerks and Sabres hit the ice tonight while Connor McDavid is in Buffalo
The Buffalo Sabres are on the west coast for a three games in four nights road trip with stops in Anaheim tonight and Los Angeles tomorrow night (both games start at 10:30) before a 4pm matinee with San Jose' on Saturday. With a 10:30 eastern start tonight, the Sabres can lay claim to the "feature" of tonight's double bill for Western New York hockey fans. Two events are jostling for attention...

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Trading Eric Staal, Montreal fans and big surprises
[Author's note: Power rankings are usually three things: Bad, wrong, and boring. You typically know just as well as the authors which teams won what games against who and what it all means, so our moving the Red Wings up four spots or whatever really doesn't tell you anything you didn't know. Who's hot, who's not, who cares? For this reason, we're doing a power ranking of things that are usually not teams. You'll see what I...

Paul McCann: Guest Blogger - Voynov; Better Reaction Than NFL?
From time to time I like to give this space over to young writers with a point of view. Today it's Andrew Franklin - Longtime Pred fan, goaltender and student at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He will be contributing his take on hockey from time to time. ----------------------------------- As you may be aware of, Viatcheslav (Slava) Voynov of the Los Angeles Kings was arrested...

Send in Your Mailbag Questions for Erik Johnson
The Colorado Avalanche Mailbag is back again, and we're asking fans to send in their questions. We’ll select some of our favorite inquiries, and we will ask the players to respond to you, the fans. Each installment will feature a different play...

Notes: Day off is meeting day for Wings
DETROIT – The Red Wings got an unexpected day off following Tuesday’s late night return from Montreal. Players didn’t get home until sometime around 3 a.m. as they first had to clear U.S. Customs after their disappointing 2-1 overtime loss to t...

SABRES OPEN 3-GAME ROAD TRIP TONIGHT IN ANAHEIM
ANAHEIM – The Buffalo Sabres hope to open their three-game road trip on a winning note Wednesday night. Buffalo has been shut out in back-to-back games and hopes to respond well not only to that, but to their last game against the Anaheim Ducks...

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

Islanders Introduce Ownership Partners
The New York Islanders officially introduced two new ownership partners, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, in a joint press conference with owner Charles Wang and General Manager Garth Snow Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum. “Jon and I are thrilled to ...

Fan Photos: Meet The Players Recap


Jake Muzzin likely to return Thursday for Kings
As the Slava Voynov issue continues to twist and turn -- our Nick Cotsonika has updates from Voynov's attorney and NHL deputy commissioner 

Charlie Coyle Signs Extension
The Wild has agreed to terms with forward Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension. “We’re very excited to get Charlie Coyle signed through the 2019-20 season,” said Fletcher. “Charlie’s size, overall skill set, and character give him a...

Canes Recall Brody Sutter from 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 recalled forward Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League ...

Derek Forbort: Sticking to the Plan
He hasn’t even played in his first NHL game yet, but Derek Forbort just might be going through a career metamorphosis at the age of 22. With three years of college hockey and one year in the American League under his belt, things are starting to c...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Chris Johnston on Voynov, Leaf/Sens postponement; goalie interference


Morning Report: Ducks Aim for Sixth Consecutive Victory on Hockey Fights Cancer Night
By Kyle Shohara As the Ducks push toward their sixth consecutive victory of the season (and third of the homestand), they’ll have to do so 30 minutes later than usual. That’s because tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT instead of the u...

Daly: No clarity Voynov timing, might reconsider impact on Kings' cap if long term
The Los Angeles Kings supported the NHL’s suspension of defenseman Slava Voynov after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. But general manager Dean Lombardi also had a number of questions about the mechanics of the situation.

James Tanner: Thoughts on the Game.
The Coyotes lost 4-3 last night to the Preds in a shootout, in what was, to me at least, the most boring game of the year so far. Despite there being a lot of scoring, the pace seemed off. The teams didn't seem to be into it, there didn't seem like there was any hate between them and it kind of felt like I was watching a pre-season game. Or maybe I just kind of felt sick when I was wat...

Rutherford on Fleury's future; Grabovski to IR; Joe Thornton's old hair (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.

Attorney: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend
Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.

Maple Leafs and Senators react to shootings in Ottawa
Wednesday morning's tragic events in Ottawa -- where a gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, shooting a solider standing guard before driving a car to the doors of Parliament Hill, have sparked responses from the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs.  Both teams were supposed t...

Team of the Week: Nebraska-Omaha
Western Michigan made it, 1-1, midway through the first period on Friday night. Nebraska-Omaha had played well to that point. But the Broncos found a way, as they so often do, to stay in the game. It was an important moment for the Mavericks -- another of the many tests that face a team during a long season. And UNO passed this one. The Mavericks went to win 5-2 Friday night and suffocated WMU for ...

NHL considers game cancellation after Ottawa shootings; Leafs in lockdown
A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday morning, shooting a solider standing guard there before driving a car to the doors of Parliament Hill. Witnesses reported h...

Ducks Goaltender Andersen Took Untraveled Path to NHL
By Curtis Zupke NHL.com ANAHEIM -- Frederik Andersen first got the urge to get in goal at about 10 years old. Before practice got underway he would get between the goal posts, challenging his teammates to get a puck past him. He might have ...

Burns: Three things we learned from the comeback at Calgary
The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than three minutes from dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season. Three of their top five goal scorers were sitting out due to injury. Nikita Kucherov was sent to the locker room midway through t...

AMERKS WEEKLY REPORT
THE WEEK THAT WAS Saturday, October 18: AMERKS 4 – TORONTO 1 Rochester used a three-goal second period and 24 saves from goaltender Nathan Lieuwen to cruise to a 4-1 win over the North Division rival Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon at Rico...

Eklund: Who Should the Oilers Trade? Buzzcast Live at 1pm
I will have a rumor blog this afternoon, as this is REALLY heating up among the chatter right now... What do you think? poll by twiigs.com Try Relay: the free SMS and picture text app for iPhone....

Crunch Time: Syracuse wins both games over the weekend
Off to the races The Syracuse Crunch closed out their opening four-game home stand this past weekend with a pair of victories, defeating the Springfield Falcons 3-2, and the Binghamton Senators 4-2. The wins helped improve the team’s overall re...

Lightning prospect of the week: Jonathan Drouin
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired winger Jonathan Drouin in the first round, third overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Ste-Agathe, Quebec, has been turning heads since his junior days with the Halifax Mooseheads, where he put up an ...

Todd Cordell: G6 Recap: Devils Collapse Late, Fall To Rangers In Overtime
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell After winning in Philadelphia, Florida and Tampa Bay to start the season 3-0-0, New Jersey's hot start has quickly evaporated after suffering their third consecutive loss at the hand of the Rangers on Tuesday night. New Jersey held a 3-1 midway through the 3rd period before allowing two goals in the final 11 minutes and eventually losing in overtime. 10 t...

Luongo vs. Vanbiesbrouck [Infographic]
The Florida Panthers have had the honor of boasting two of the most sucessful goaltenders in NHL history to man the crease in South Florida. John Vanbiesbrouck, the first goaltender in franchise history won 106 of his 374 wins during his time betw...

QMJHL Announces 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series Roster
The Acadie-Bathurst Titan will host the fifth game of the series on Tuesday, November 18th, while the Rimouski Océanic will host game six on Thursday, November 20th.

Why Not? Wednesday Trivia: Vol. 4


Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review: Reality Bites
Tuesday October 21 - Dallas Stars 6 - Vancouver Canucks 3 It's not like we didn't think this could happen. The Vancouver Canucks' unbeaten streak is quickly becoming a distant memory after the team lost its second straight game on Tuesday night in Dallas. Such as they are, here are your highlights: I'm most concerned that this game unfolded so similarly to the Canucks' games against D...

Leafs-Senators postponed after shootings
A terrifying situation unfolding in Canada's capital city of Ottawa has the Toronto Maple Leafs on lockdown and Wednesday night's game there against the Senators in limbo.

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/22 Buzzcast w/Eklund, Kevin Allen & Mike Augello
The October 22nd Buzzcast with Eklund, USA Today's Kevin Allen and Mike Augello discusses the events of terrorism in Ottawa and it's effect on Wednesday's Leafs - Senators game, as well as other events from Tuesday night in the NHL. Hockeybuzz sends our thoughts and prayers to the first responders, Canadian military and the people of the city of Ottawa....

Maple Leafs vs. Senators Postponed Following Shooting in Ottawa
On the heels of multiple shooting incidents Wednesday in Canada's capital of Ottawa, the scheduled game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs at the Canadian Tire Centre has been postponed. According to NHL.com, a makeup date and time have yet to be determined.   

News Release: Statement from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on the postponement of tonight’s game
OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators (@Senators) owner Eugene Melnyk issued the following statement in response to the tragic events that took place earlier today in downtown Ottawa, which have resulted in the postponement of the team’s home game tonight agai...

John Jaeckel: What Controversy?
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! I guess it was inevitable. On social media last night and this morning, after Antti Raanta’s 4-0 shutout of the Flyers, some Hawks fans are already talking about a goalie controversy. Slow. Down. There. As many regular readers know, I’m not the biggest Corey Crawford fan out there. But it is way too early—and completely unnecessary—and practicall...

Bob Herpen: Sioux have to show fighting spirit to reach the top of NCHC
North Dakota looked to have it all wired down the stretch last season. Holding off St. Cloud State for the inaugural National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular-season title thanks to a six-game win streak, the Fighting Sioux were playing well enough that it wasn't out of the realm of possibility that they could win out through the conference tournament and gain a precious automatic bid to t...

Tonight's Toronto at Ottawa game postponed
NEW YORK/TORONTO -- The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, scheduled for tonight at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today. The date and time of the rescheduled game...

Matt Henderson: G7 Oilers vs Capitals: Problems With Ice-Time
FORWARDS If a team is going to run all 4 lines there will be casualties when it comes to ice time. You cant play everybody all the time, however, it will be up to the coach to still make sure the team puts the players on the ice who will give the team the best chance to win. For the Oilers, that means Taylor Hall and his line will get the minutes. For others, not so much. The Edmonton Oilers...

New York Rangers Starting to Settle in After Rough Start to Season
After the way in which the New York Rangers started the 2013-14 season, it is safe to say the Blueshirts' 1-3-0 start through its first four games this season raised very few eyebrows before the team got off to its current winning streak. For those who don't remem...

Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark in the 2014-15 Season
A couple of weeks into the 2014-15 NHL season, we have an early glimpse into some of the burning questions surrounding the league's 30 teams. Are breakout players being born? Are goaltenders performing better than expected or more poorly than planned? Are the coaches in new cities getting along with their new charges? Are any big names destined to move on? Let's take a look at the biggest question mark for every team this season. Fe...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Dallas Downs Canucks By a Football Score
Entering the 2014-15 season, the Dallas Stars held the promise of being one of the NHL's most potent offensive teams. They have not disappointed. Through the first six games of the regular season, the Stars are tied for the Western Conference lead with 21 goals scored to date. Last night at the American Airlines Center, the Stars laid a six-spot on the Vancouver Canucks, roaring out to a 5-0 le...

Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Looking To Add Top-6 Forward
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With news that Nathan Horton is expected to miss the remainder of the season and may never play again, the Blue Jackets are in the market for a top-6 forward. After their best season in franchise history during 2013-14 and a respectable 3-2-0 start to this year's campaign without the likes of Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner, Ryan Murray and Horton, it makes s...

Eric Engels: CHaracter Defines These Canadiens
Shame on you if you thought the Red Wings were going to cling to that 1-0 lead for a win. Maybe they'd have done it against a team that hadn't won four of their last five after surrendering the game's first goal, but this Montreal Canadiens team had the experience to draw on and the confidence to repeat history. "We believe in ourselves," said Alex Galchenyuk, beaming with pride for his role i...

Is Cory Schneider's Rough Start for the Devils Something to Worry About?
NEWARK, N.J. — It took five seasons for Cory Schneider to earn the role of undisputed No. 1 goaltender for an NHL team. He waited patiently through the quagmire in Vancouver and an

Jan Levine: Game 7: NYR 4 NJD 3, OT, Rangers Rally From Two Down, Urgency Quotient
The Rangers won their third in a row, coming back from 3-1 down in the third period to defeat the Devils 4-3 in overtime. Most of the contest was a battle of special teams, which the Rangers was losing until midway through the third. While the win wasn't as impressive as the one against Boston several years ago; coming back from two down on the road, in the third period against a divisional rival...

Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz are getting along just fine


Penguins Recall Scott Harrington and Andrew Ebbett
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Scott Harrington and forward Andrew Ebbett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Both p...

The Skinny: Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 2
Game 6 Toronto 5, Isles 2 Phil Kessel scored twice and added an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals in an 8:49 span of the second period as they rallied for a 5-2 win over the Islanders before a crowd of 11,408 at the Nassau Vet...

Dan Petriw: McDonald Waived and Lee to be recalled, Isles fall to the Leafs 5-2
Before we get into the disaster that was last night. The Islanders have just announced that they have waived Colin McDonald. If he clears, he will be assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Once McDonald clears Andes Lee will be called up. Another move will also have to be made to make room for Lubomir Visnovsky. The Islanders returned to a disturbing resemblance of last season’s team in t...

Ryan Wilson: Know Thy Enemy: Philadelphia Flyers
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be the best dressed team in hockey tonight. The Flyers are in town and for the occasion the Penguins will be donning their gorgeous throwback uniforms for the first time tonight. It will be the first time in 22 ½ years they have done so. I for one am very excited to see them in game action. While we are on the jersey topic here is a lesser known jersey design...

Mike Augello: Leafs - Senators Game May Be Cancelled Due To Parliament Hill Shooting
The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on Wednesday may be in jeopardy due to the ongoing terrorist events on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. A Canadian soldier was shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial, the gunman proceeded through the Peace Tower entrance and fired gunshots inside the Parliament building, but was later shot and killed. Reports f...

Mike Augello: Leafs - Senators Game May Be Cancelled Due To Parliament Hill Shooting
The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on Wednesday may be in jeopardy due to the ongoing terrorist events on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. A Canadian soldier was shot while standing guard at the National War Memorial, the gunman proceeded through the Peace Tower entrance and fired gunshots inside the Parliament building, but was later shot and killed. Reports f...

Sparkplug on D
MONTREAL – Was Alexei Emelin deliberately trying to send Milan Lucic a message when he delivered a thundering open-ice hit on the Bruins power forward just 2:06 into the Canadiens’ home opener last Thursday night? “No, no,” insisted the 28-year-old defenseman, who, some 18 months earlier, came out on the wrong side of a hit attempt on Lucic at the Bell Centre, suffering a devastating knee injury that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery and ultimately miss the first six weeks ...

How Rick Nash went from playoff bust to NHL's leading scorer
As a goal scorer, Rick Nash has always dabbled in the extremes.  “I usually find myself a pretty streaky player. If they’re going in, they’re going in,” he said Tuesday night, after the New York Rangers rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils. “If they’re not … they’re definitely not.” They definitely weren’t last postseason. As the Rangers surged to the Stanley Cup Final, Nash’s goal-scoring was passing by on the other track, speeding in the oppos...

Paul McCann: Redemption? Revenge? Both are dishes best served on ice...
Stories of redemption and revenge were all over Bridgestone Arena last night as the Arizona Coyotes went down 4-3 in a shootout, the good news for Coyote fans? They played Dave Tippett hockey… lock down defense and opportunistic offense. The good news for Pred Nation is that this Predators team showed again that comebacks are in their blood. The Predators came back from an early 0-1 hole in...

Colin Dambrauskas: Could T.J Brodie be the next Duncan Keith?
The question itself will make many people scoff, immediately dismissing the idea as ridiculous. When you start to dig though, the progression of the two players is eerily similar… Could Brodie’s ceiling truly be so high? It remains to be seen at this point, but I’ll show you why the comparison may not be so completely off the wall as it might seem. Situation When Duncan Keith bro...

Stock Watch for Top NHL Rookies Early in 2014-15 Season
NHL teams have set their rosters and had a chance to see if some chemistry is forming on lines and pairings. In a few cities, rookies are emerging as top options, and it should be a fun race to the Calder Trophy in 2014-15. The story has a long way to go—the preseason favorite didn't play until October 20—but early leaders are emerging. Fans should have a strong indication about the lead pack by the middle of November. H...

Colin Dambrauskas: Toronto Maple Leafs: 5, Halak's Blocker: 0
The Toronto Maple Leafs took on the New York Islanders last night in what was expected to be a good game given how either team has been playing of late. The Islanders, for one, have been playing some great hockey and it seems that years of misery is perhaps coming to an end. With the addition of some veteran players and their rookies coming into their own, the Islanders have begun the 2014-15...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 10/22/14 @ PIT
GAME PREVIEW: FLYERS @ PENGUINS Concluding a three-game road trip, the Philadelphia Flyers (1-3-2) are in western Pennsylvania tonight to take on their cross-state archrivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-0). Game time is 7:30 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network. This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season, and the first of two in Pittsb...

GARTH'S CORNER: The Boy Who Would be King
The Sabres are 0-4 on home ice this season due in large part to the fact that they have scored only two goals on their home ice. When you score only two goals for in twelve periods of play in front of your season ticket holders, you know you’ve got a problem with your offense. They save their “offense” for the road where in two games they’ve scored 6 goals this season. Before they stab...

Jared Crozier: Game Day: Sens vs. Leafs The Battle Resumes
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 Battle of Ontario kicks off in earnest at CTC tonight when the blue and white invasion ta...

Dee Karl: Isles "Easy to play against"
What went wrong? “They stopped skating. The Leafs got into their game.” That was how Butch Goring looked at it. According to Capuano, they gave Phil Kessel “a little bit of space and he put it in the back of the net.” Twice. And everyone knows, you can’t give 81 that kind of room. So “Too much time and space” is what downed the Islanders this time? Capuano had anothe...

Power performer
MONTREAL – When Alex Galchenyuk is on his game, the chances of shutting him down are slim to none. The Red Wings learned that lesson the hard way on Tuesday night. With the Canadiens down 1-0 late in the third period, the 20-year-old forward won a critical one-on-one battle with Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey down low, before beating goaltender Jimmy Howard on a wrap-around to send the game to overtime. That set the stage for David Desharnais’ eventual game-winner 56 seconds into the ex...

Ryan Garner: Draisaitl Deserves His Spot in Edmonton
I like to joke that the most important thing I learned in college was where to park. University of Utah parking enforcement was more efficient than the Gestapo and only slightly less ruthless, writing up tickets for each and every infraction. Having grown up in meter-free Fort McMurray, I racked up parking tickets like Luke Gazdic gathers PIMs. Honestly, I probably spent more money on parking infr...

Rick Sadowski: More mistakes, another Avs loss
Let's face it, the Avalanche are a bad team right now. Too many mistakes, turnovers, giveaways ... it's why they're reeling with what essentially have been four consecutive one-goal losses (Ottawa scored an empty-netter in last week's 5-3 game) leading to a 1-4-2 record. Coach Patrick Roy was calm after Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Florida at the Pepsi Center while heaping plenty of critic...

NHL Three Stars: Night of the OT thrillers (and goalie interference)


Mishkin's Extra Shift: Fighting back for a win
Heading into this game against the Calgary Flames, which was the second half of a back-to-back for Tampa Bay, the Lightning looked to improve upon two areas that hurt them against Edmonton on Monday. First, they knew they needed to cut down cut d...

Colorado Finds Power-Play Success vs. Florida
Down 2-0 in the second period on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers, the Colorado Avalanche needed its power play to come to life with a 5-on-3 advantage on the ice. It did just that as the Avs scored twice to get back into game. Tyson...

Ty Anderson: Back on track: Bruins beat Sharks, 5-3
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! Despite a late lapse in the second period, a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks had exactly the effort that Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins, an undeniable work in progress, have been waiting for. “I really liked our game, even the second period was probably our best second period of the season. We just had that little lapse again that allowe...

How terrible is this goalie interference call on Nick Bjugstad? (Video)
The Florida Panthers defeated the Colorado Avalanche in overtime on Tuesday night, 4-3, on a Brad Boyes goal. This result proves that the Hockey Gods have a sense of goodness and fairness, because the Panthers were nearly jobbed by an atrocious goalie interference penalty late in the third period. Bjugstad made a brilliant move in the Avalanche zone, skating out from behind th...

Despite Win, Boston Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Still Searching for Vezina Form
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Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for Los Angeles Kings so Far This Season?
The Los Angeles Kings are on a roll. After getting off to a slow start, the team has won four consecutive games and sits second in the Pacific Division at 4-1-1. Keep in mind that they've played just a single road contest thus far this season.  The Kings are winning in a familiar manner, with strong team defense and elite goaltending. Goals have been hard to come by, unless the number on the back of the je...

UConn Knocks Off Quinnipiac in Bridgeport
Connecticut got the biggest win yet as a member of Hockey East, knocking off cross-state foe Quinnipiac on Tuesday in a game played in Bridgeport. Four different Huskies scored and sophomore goaltender Rob Nichols made 36 saves to help deliver the program’s third win all-time over a ranked opponent. UConn struck first and never looked back, getting goals from Evan Richardson, Tervor Gerling, Patrick ...

Matt Karash: Canes Game #5 @Wpg: Still waiting for W
On Tuesday night in Winnipeg, the Canes failed for the 5th time during the 2014-15 season to find a win. The game carried forward arguably the 1 negative from the Rangers OTL last Thursday which was the inability to generate much of anything offensively. Unfortunately, it did not carry forward the outstanding play in net by Anton Khudobin that more or less stole a point or the pretty sound, if n...

Klein's OT goal caps Rangers' rally vs. Devils
Klein's OT goal caps Rangers' comeback win vs. NJ

Michael Stuart: Lightning Steal Two Points in Calgary
Only one night after being shut down by the Edmonton Oilers in the City of Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning managed to eke out a 2-1 overtime win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. If this writer wasn't so ridiculously verbose, tonight's piece would have been incredibly short. Why? Simply because Tuesday’s contest was very boring. Nothing happened. It takes a lot of...

Game at a Glance - Stars shine


Kessel's two goals lifts Leafs over Islanders 5-2
Kessel's two goals lifts Leafs over Islanders 5-2

The Numbers Game - October 21, 2014
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings at the Bell Centre. 600 – Number of career games Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has suited up for in the NHL, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Canadiens. Kronwall debuted with the Red Wings back in 2003-04, and has played his entire career in the Motor City. The Swedish rearguard was selected 29th overall by the Red Wings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. 2 – Number of shots Manny M...

Dee Karl: Poor Performance Puts Isles in a Hole
Game Notes: Strome and Leddy put the Isles up 1-0 at the 17:16 mark of the first period as Leddy shot right through the legs of Bernier. Casey Cizikas seems to have intrigued Phaneuf he tried to get goad Zeeker into a fight and he just stood and smiled while the refs pulled him off. Colin McDonald limped off the ice in pain after taking a puck or a stick off the back of his leg. Now that...

Pavel Datsyuk work of art ruined by NHL goalie interference rules (Video)
Pavel Datsyuk returned to the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Tuesday night and did what Pavel Datsyuk does, which is score a ridiculous goal: Blazing speed into the Montreal Canadiens zone, a dangle to the middle, a spinning backhand perfectly placed past Carey Price.  Only it didn’t count. Nor should it have counted, as per the NHL’s goalie interference rules. Justin...

Ducks to Host Eighth Annual “Give Blood Play Hockey” Charity Tournament This Weekend
The Ducks will host the 8th Annual “Give Blood Play Hockey” charity inline tournament at THE RINKS – Irvine Inline Oct. 23-26. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit CHOC Children’s (CHOC). Mobile blood units will be onsite for individuals ...

Sharks at Bruins Highlights


Nathan Horton’s career could be over due to back injury


Ryan Wilson: Jim Rutherford Says Fleury Is His Guy. Is He Really?
Pierre Lebrun of ESPN had some interesting quotes regarding current starting goaltender Marc Andre Fleury: "As long as I'm GM here, he's my goalie," Rutherford told ESPN.com. "My plan is to re-sign him when the time is right. When that is, I don’t know, if it’s during the year or after the year, but I do want to re-sign him. I believe in him." That's well and good, but if he truly fe...

Everything Wrong with the Norris Trophy Embodied in Early Victor Hedman Buzz
The Tampa Bay Lighnting announced on Monday that Victor Hedman is going to miss four to six weeks after requiring surgery for a broken finger.

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for Washington Capitals so Far This Season?
The Washington Capitals are off to an impressive start after Barry Trotz's first five games behind the bench, as the team's managed at least a point during each outing.  And, with eight points thus far, Alex Ovechkin and Company sit tied for the Metropolitan Division lead, so the organization's management and coaching staff have to be rather pleased with the new-look Caps' start.  A lot of credit has to be ...

Ed Stein: He's Back: John Gibson Returns
The Ducks are in the midst of two days off which are book-ended by their 3-0 shutout win on Sunday and tomorrow's game against Buffalo. It's a good time to catch up on a few things. John Gibson John Gibson returned to the team after almost a week at Norfolk. He was 1-1-0 with a 3.05 goals against average for the Admirals. While those numbers aren't stellar, he still faced live action and his...

Lightning Insider: Shorthanded Bolts prepare for test vs. Flames
Yesterday’s visit to Edmonton was a tough one for the Lightning, not only on the ice, but also in the training room. All in one day, not only did Tampa Bay announce that Victor Hedman would require surgery to stabilize a fractured finger and will...

LA Kings support NHL suspension of Slava Voynov but unclear on fallout


Ranking the Best Markets for an NHL Expansion Franchise
NHL expansion is a topic that just won't go away, and perhaps that shouldn't be surprising. The last wave of expansion in 2000 is almost 15 years in the past, and the league now has long-term television deals in both Canada and the United States and extended labour peace thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement.  If the league chooses to expand again (and given how lucrative expansion fees can be, it's probable that it will),...

Generals’ Cole Cassels named CHL Player of the Week
Vancouver Canucks prospect Cole Cassels of the Oshawa Generals is the CHL Player of the Week after recording two goals and eight assists in four games.

Drakkar’s Philippe Cadorette named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Philippe Cadorette of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutouts victories.

GARTH'S CORNER: Scouts Connor
McDavid: Really excited for this game, to play in Buffalo More on @ErieOtters, here tomorrow: http://t.co/Dspu5BpOT9 pic.twitter.com/mbayAK4kh0— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 21, 2014 Whether he likes it or not, Connor McDavid has become an honorary Buffalonian. He's also a newly appointed member of #BillsMafia. The kid has been spending an inordinate amoun...

Kings support Voynov's suspension by NHL
The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Todd Cordell: Nathan Horton's Back Injury Could Be Career Threatening
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Nathan Horton's playing career in Columbus may be over before it really got started. After signing a lucrative contract with the Blue Jackets just over a year ago, injuries plagued his first season with the team. Horton was able to dress in just 35 regular season games, and didn't play in the playoffs. He's missed the first portion of the 2014-15 season,...

Like Two Peas in a Pod
By Kyle Shohara Since the start of the 2014-15 regular season, William Karlsson and Hampus Lindholm have been spotted together more often than not, and they’re roommates when the team is on the road. Lindholm, 20, is actually a year younger tha...

SABRES ENERGIZED AT TUESDAY'S PRACTICE
ANAHEIM – While the California sun was beaming outside, the Buffalo Sabres were hard at work within the cold confines of the Anaheim Ducks practice facility Tuesday. The practice at Anaheim ICE marked one of their most energetic and up-tempo pr...

Flyers vs. Blackhawks Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis
The Philadelphia Flyers will do battle at the United Center tonight with the Chicago Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m. ET. Bleacher Report will follow the action live to cover all the crushing hits, wicked goals and big-time saves. The Flyers (1-2-2) are looking to bounce back from another terrible start to begin their season, while Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com

How Corey Crawford's Sharp Start Eases the Pressure on the Blackhawks Goalie
The Chicago Blackhawks have been a strong puck-possession team for several seasons. Due to the high skill level of players like Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Brandon

Coach Mike Johnston Is Building the Best Penguins Team of the Sidney Crosby Era
Four games into his career as an NHL head coach, Mike Johnston is breathing new life into the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team is off to a solid 3-1 start while leading the NHL in power-play effici...

Ty Anderson: Krug moves up, B's host Sharks
After an insane start to the season that featured seven games in the opening 11 days, the Boston Bruins return to the ice after their first two-day layoff of the year, as they play host to the San Jose Sharks tonight. On the positive side of a 4-0 final in Buffalo this past Saturday, the Bruins will once again try to string together consecutive wins, something that’s eluded them in two prior att...

Tim Chiasson: Sharks vs Bruins: Line shakeups + Sheppard debut
Follow @chiassontb !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 Sharks will close out their five game, eight day, road swing in Boston tonight against a Bruin...

ERIE OTTERS 101
ERIE OTTERS 101 Learn more about the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters, who will face the Niagara IceDogs at First Niagara Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets. FRANCHISE HISTORY One of three US-based Ontario Hockey...

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's Norris Trophy problem


Avs Look To Find Their Scoring Touch At Home
It's only the seventh game of the season, but there is a sense of urgency with the Colorado Avalanche. A 1-4-1 record was not the way the team wanted to start the year, and in a highly competitive Western Conference the Avs enter a stretch wher...

Notes: Datsyuk returns to lineup in Montreal
MONTREAL – Magic Man will make his season debut when the puck drops between the Red Wings and Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre. “He’s back tonight and gives him an opportunity to get going,” said coach Mike Babcock said, referring to Pavel ...

Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.

Blues' Alex Pietrangelo shaves head in support of niece's cancer fight (Photo)
The NHL’s annual Hockey Fights Cancer campaign began Monday, with all 30 teams holding in-arena awareness nights through Nov. 17. St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has decided to show his support through his hair, well, what's left of it, after the disease hit close to home recently. In late ...

The Book On….Bill Ranford
BILL RANFORD For all his great accomplish-ments, Bill Ranford never quite achieved the celebrity and recog-nition of the greats of his time. Despite winning a Stanley Cup as a starter on a Wayne Gretzky–less Edmonton Oiler squad and leading his...

Rick Sadowski: Berra will start; Winchester week away
As expected, Reto Berra will start in goal for the Avalanche against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. Recovered from a neck injury, he felt fine during the morning skate and will face a Panthers team that, like the Avalanche, has struggled to score goals. The Panthers have five goals in five games, the Avalanche nine goals in six games. The Avalanche, who have playe...

Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Is the NHL Too Lax on Suspensions This Season?
The first puck of 2014-15 was dropped Sept. 21, a preseason game between the Blue Jackets and Hurricanes in Carolina. There have been 181 NHL contests in all played between the exhibition schedule and regular season, and there have been zero suspensions for on-ice infractions handed down by the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Zero. In 181 games. It's cl...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: The Pure Embodiment of Hockey Joy; Erik Erlendsson on Bolts


Michael Pachla: Nikita Zadorov and three leagues, none of which are best for him
Thanks to Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald, light was shed upon the Nikita Zadorov dilemma yesterday. Going back to last Friday, Sabres head coach Ted Nolan was asked about the dilemma but he said that he couldn't "answer that question straight up." Zadorov has been a healthy scratch through the first six games of the season, but was not sent back to his junior team, the London Knights. Qu...

Dee Karl: Leafs Blow In Tonight
Let's try to wash away the loss to the Pens as the Toronto Maple Leafs and their media contingent crowds into the Coliseum for a 7pm puck drop. If you are in town, take advantage of the Isles 2ForTuesday pricing for lower bowl seats and come see Kulemin face his old team for the first time in an Isles jersey. Let's hope he remembers which net to shoot at. I'm hoping Travis Hamonic is we...

Lucas Neilson: Fantasy – Tuesday Tirade
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'); The Hockeybuzz Superleague has entered week three and the “League Standings” are now avai...

Matt Henderson: Eberle Trade Proposal Shot Down
There are times when a trade proposal comes up and you step back and think to yourself “That could really work!” and there are times when your immediate response is an indignant “WTF?” The later response was mine to the recent proposal by Joe Haggerty. The Bruins writer, who is plugged in when it comes to Boston’s hockey scene, recently proposed a deal for Oiler RW Jordan Eberle. His...

James Tanner: Coyotes Head Out on the Road, New D Combos and Gagner Movin' On Up
After a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of what is perhaps the league's deepest team, the St.Louis Blues, the Coyotes will look to rebound tonight in Nashville. The game tonight is the first time the Coyotes have ventured out on the road this year. They started the season 2-2 in a four game home-stand. The Preds, who are yet to lose in regulation, sit 3-0-1 and seem to have taken a surge from the re...

Flyers-Blackhawks Preview
Flyers-Blackhawks Preview

Scrivens' mental health awareness masks; CHL responds to lawsuit; slow starters (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.

Dan Petriw: Isles Leafs preview and Anders Lee on his season
The Islanders return to the ice, tonight, to take on the Maple Leafs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The team will look to bounce back from it's 3-1 defeat in Pittsburgh this past Saturday. The Islanders will face a Toronto team and look to find their way as they enter tonight with a record of 2-3-1. I have said all week that the Islanders will lose games throughout the season, but how...

Russ Cohen: Rangers Commitment To Scouting and More
The New York Rangers have a scouting staff of 15. That’s not counting Gordie Clark Jeff Gorton and Adam Graves who has some input and talks to players to motivate them and give them some "straight talk". That’s a big commitment to the most important aspect of an organization. The Canadiens known for the biggest staff have 18 not including their upper brass including Rick Dudley and Trevor Tim...

Digital Preview vs. Philadelphia Flyers 10/22/14
Digital Preview vs. Philadelphia Flyers 10/22/14

Sheppard Recalled from Conditioning Assignment
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward James Sheppard (@JimmySheppard15) from the Worcester Sharks. Sheppard was assigned to Worcester on Oct. 17 on a conditioning...

Fantasy Top 100 forwards: Emerging trios by the slice
Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen will provide you with in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top 100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen will be your go-to guy for fantasy forward advic...

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/21 Buzzcast w/Eklund, Kevin Allen, Tony Dean, Josh Rimer & Mike Augello


Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Day: October 21 at Dallas Stars, Willie Goes Home
Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars - Tuesday October 21 - 5:30 p.m. - Sportsnet Vancouver, TSN1040 Vancouver Canucks: 3-1-0 fifth in Pacific Division Dallas Stars: 2-1-2 third in Central Division As the Vancouver Canucks prepare to embark on their first major road trip of the season, please note that once again the game will be broadcast on Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey tonight (channel 302 o...

Dan Spiegel: Would You Make These Line Changes?
The Florida Panthers are one game under .500. With only five games being played so far, the normal reaction from fans is, "So what?" Considering the Panthers have scored a total of five goals over those five games is both alarming and relieving. There should be relief for Panther fans in that defensively this team is playing much better than the last two years. Aaron Ekblad has been playing a...

Crawford out with upper-body injury
CHICAGO -- Just as they're about to get forward Kris Versteeg back, the Chicago Blackhawks lost another important puzzle piece Tuesday in goalie Corey Crawford. Crawford, who started Chicago's first four games, is day-to-day with an upper-body ...

Peter Tessier: Scapegoats Everywhere
The evolution of ‘blame-storming’ is scape-goating. It’s the process of picking something or some one to assign blame to in an effort to distract from the real cause of malaise. This is Winnipeg, this is what we do here and unfortunately the players on the Winnipeg Jets know this reality. When Andrew Ladd went back to Winnipeg last spring to be with his wife for the birth of their s...

Bentley's Deresky Gets 1-Game Suspension
Bentley sophomore, Tyler Deresky, has received a one game suspension from Atlantic Hockey for his boarding penalty during the Falcons' game Saturday, Oct. 18. Deresky was assessed a minor for boarding at the 18:25 mark of the third period. After a review of the game footage, the league determined that Deresky’s hit deserved supplemental discipline. Deresky will be suspended for Bentley’s game ...

Paul Maurice is dropping F-bombs, telling us to mind our business
There’s a perverse joy in seeing the honeymoon end. As we’ve talked about before, the veil’s been lifted from the eyes of Winnipeg Jets fans, who have peeled off the “be happy you even have a team again” protecting this franchise and started, you know, expecting progress and su...

When Jordin Tootoo knew he needed drug rehab
Back in late December 2010, Jordin Tootoo was playing his typical agitating-style, hitting seemingly everything that moved, fighting, occasionally scoring for the Nashville Predators … and then he was ...

OHL Announces 2014 SUBWAY® Super Series Rosters
Team OHL will compete against the Russian National Junior Team in Game 3 of the series in Peterborough on Thursday November 13 with Game 4 to be played in Kingston on Monday November 17.

Jonathan Drouin's expectations high at start of NHL career


Jonathan Drouin's expectations high at start of NHL career


Burns: Jonathan Drouin shines in debut while injuries pile up for Bolts
Monday night’s game at Edmonton certainly had its share of storylines. Jonathan Drouin finds out a couple hours before puck drop he’ll make his NHL debut. Alex Killorn catches an edge in morning skate and crashes into the boards, causing him to si...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 10/21/14 vs. VAN
Looking to re-establish the sort of home ice advantage they established over the course of last season, the Dallas Stars (2-1-2, 0-0-2 at home) play host to the Vancouver Canucks (3-1-0, 2-0-0 on the road) on Tuesday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. CDT. The game will be televised locally on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the first of three meetings between the teams this season, and the lone game...

Degrees of separation: Lightning at Flames
The Lightning continue its five-game road trip with the second half of back-to-backs tonight against the Calgary Flames. This is the first of two back- to-back scenarios that the Bolts will face over the course of their first road trip. Tonight is...

Lightning recall forward Mike Blunden from Syracuse
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 27, has skated in four games this season w...

Six #DevilsFacts for tonight's game vs. NYR
1. The Devils enter tonight’s game looking to snap a two-game skid against the Rangers, who have won two in a row. 2. Cory Schneider (3-2-0, 2.97 GAA, .908 save %) will make his fourth career appearance against the Rangers. He’s 1-1-0 with a 0....

NCAA Hockey 101: Colgate, Union start strong; Ohio State's stopper
(Ed. Note: Ryan Lambert is our resident NCAA Hockey nut, and we decided it’s time to unleash his particular brand of whimsy on the college game every week. So NCAA HOCKEY 101 will run every Tuesday on Puck Daddy. Educate yo self.)  In two short weeks, this college hockey season has already proven weirder than most. It has, in fact, been very strange indeed. Upsets ab...

NCAA Hockey 101: Colgate, Union start strong; Ohio State's stopper
(Ed. Note: Ryan Lambert is our resident NCAA Hockey nut, and we decided it’s time to unleash his particular brand of whimsy on the college game every week. So NCAA HOCKEY 101 will run every Tuesday on Puck Daddy. Educate yo self.)  In two short weeks, this college hockey season has already proven weirder than most. It has, in fact, been very strange indeed. Upsets ab...

Pavel Datsyuk back for the Detroit Red Wings
Sunshine. Puppies. Pavel Datsyuk in the lineup.  What are three things that undeniably brighten your day? The Detroit Red Wings star will make his season debut on Tuesday night at the Montreal Canadiens, four weeks after suffering a separated shoulder. Johan Franzen, alas, headed to seven-day injured reserve with a wonky groin to open up that spot for Datsyuk. As Helene St. James of the Free Press notes, getting him back could mean very

Colin Dambrauskas: Calgary Flames vs Tampa Bay Lightning Preview
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 against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonig...

Mike Augello: Leafs Vs Islanders; Hunter Added To Management Group
Maple Leafs Team President Brendan Shanahan and GM David Nonis hinted prior to the start of the regular season that they would add another piece to their management group. On Tuesday, they did just that with the addition of Mark Hunter as the club’s Director of Player Personnel. The 51-year-old Hunter played in the NHL from 1981 to 1993 with Montreal, Calgary, St. Louis, Hartford and Washi...

Game 5: Canucks at Stars (10.21.14)
The Canucks (3-1-0) look took bounce back from their first loss of the season tonight when they begin a three-game road trip in Big D taking on the Stars (2-1-2). It will be a homecoming of sorts tonight for Canucks coach Willie Desjardins as h...

Morning Skate Updates: 10/21/14


COLLEGE HOCKEY REPORT
CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS Canisius traveled to West Point, N.Y., for two matchups with the Army Black Knights last weekend. Just as they did in the week prior at First Niagara Center, the Golden Griffins posted a win on Friday and a loss on Saturd...

Blackhawks recall goaltender Darling from Rockford
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Scott Darling from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Darling will wear number 33 for the Blackhawks. Darling, 25, has appeared in two games this season ...

Blackhawks' Crawford (upper-body ) will sit
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will not play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday due to an upper-body injury.

Corey Crawford Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Star's Status and Return
Corey Crawford has played quite well to start the season for the Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately, he'll be a man on the bench on Tuesday evening as he's currently dealing with an injury. The team's official Twitter account provided the update: Crawford has indeed started rather strongly, wit...

Eklund: The Cranky Hockey Writers Tackle 3 Points for a Win? Your opinion?
On today's show Eric, Kevin and I discussed the biggest scorn on our sport right now, The dreaded "Three-point game" and we discuss why the heck hasn't the NHL gone to three points for regulation win instead of the fans getting essentially two periods of hockey prior to teams shutting down their attacks and simply playing for one point before taking their chances with overtime and the shootout....

Paul Stewart: Fighting City Hall
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 Anyone who knows me even casually knows that I'm someone who doesn't back down from a fight, especially when someone tries to bully me or people close to me. It goes against my nature. There is a time honored expression, "You can't fight city hall." In other words, politics creeps into all things including hockey officiating and you can't do anything...

When Jordin Tootoo knew he needed drug rehab
Back in late December 2010, Jordin Tootoo was playing his typical agitating-style, hitting seemingly everything that moved, fighting, occasionally scoring for the Nashville Predators … and then he was ...

Ryan Wilson: Jim Rutherford's X-Factor Is Now In Play
It isn’t often when a player is sent down that it is great news, but that is the case with Derrick Pouliot being sent down to WB/S. The reason this is great news is because you cannot send down a player who is injured. Pouliot has been rehabbing his shoulder since his offseason surgery and it now appears he is healthy enough for contact. He has been skating in WB/S, but not in an official c...

Todd Cordell: G6 Rangers @ Devils: Larsson Debuts
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - New York Rangers (3-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (3-2-0) Road/Home records - 1-1-0 -------------- 0-1-0 TV - MSG, MSG Plus Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Projected starting goalies - Henrik Lundqvist vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Rangers via DailyFaceoff: Chris Kreider - Kevin Hayes - Rick Nash Mats Zuccarello - Derick Brassard - Mar...

Matt Karash: Canes Game Preview #5: @Wpg: Week to make a stand
Heading into Tuesday's tilt in Winnipeg, the Canes are the only team in the NHL who have yet to win a game. I wrote a blog about a week ago in which I refused to mail in an entire NHL season based on preseason projections and a couple losses to start the season. I am still in that boat. But at some point, the Canes need to string together a couple wins to justify my clinging to hope. Could thi...

Five Questions: Stars' Spezza Talks Move to Dallas
NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Dallas Stars center Ja...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Thoughts On Brodie's Contract Extension With The Flames?
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. Monday it was announced that T.J. Brodie signed a long-term contract extension to remain with the Calgary Flames. Brodie's new deal is for five years and worth $4.65 million per season. Is that too much for Brodie? Not enough? Just right? In this edition the hotstove will answer just that. Todd Cor...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 10/21/14 @ CHI
FLYERS @ BLACKHAWKS PREVIEW Looking to build on a comeback victory in the first game of a three-game road trip, the Philadelphia Flyers (1-2-2) are in the Windy City tonight to take on the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-1). Game time is 8:30 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network and locally on Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. This is the first of two meeti...

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Brayden Schenn, Chris Stewart and More
Though the 2014-15 NHL season is only two weeks old, the relatively stratified nature of the league means that some teams are already established sellers on the trade market.  The actual trade deadline sits months away, likely demurring any immediate activity, but seeds are already being planted for potential deals. Teams in the middle are more likely to consider a ...

Paul Maurice is dropping F-bombs, telling us to mind our business
There’s a perverse joy in seeing the honeymoon end. As we’ve talked about before, the veil’s been lifted from the eyes of Winnipeg Jets fans, who have peeled off the “be happy you even have a team again” protecting this franchise and started, you know, expecting progress and su...

Penguins Assign Defenseman Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Pouliot has been rehabbing from off...

Game Preview: Red Wings @ Canadiens
RED WINGS (3-1-1) @ CANADIENS (5-1-0) Looking for a sixth win in just seven games so far this season, the Habs could repeat the feat last achieved during the start of the 1977-78 season with a win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Riding a two-game win streak over the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche, the Canadiens are enjoying an explosive start to the season on offense, currently tied for second in the NHL for most goals scored with 20. On defense however, the Habs’ 2...

Jan Levine: Game 7: NYR-NJD, Focus on the Blue Line Due to Girardi's Injury
The Rangers head to the Prudential Center to face the Devils in their seventh game of the season. Conference games are important but divisional ones have greater import, due to the potential four-point swing. To date, of their six games, three (CMB, Car and NYI) have been within the division, one (Tor) in the conference and two (St. L and SJ) against the West. For New York, it's their third divisi...

Paul McCann: Game Night - Dogs and Cats - Mass Hysteria!
Game Night in Smashville as the Nashville Predators are back on home ice this week for the first of three at Bridgestone Arena. The Arizona Coyotes are in town, and they may be in town with a good sized chip on their shoulder. The Desert Dogs hit the road for the first time this season and completing the season opening homestand by getting smacked down by St. Louis 6-1. This team is giving up go...

Jared Crozier: Advanced Stats: Some Numbers Do Lie
First off, I know my predecessor, Travis, was an advanced stats and analytics guru. Up to this point, in almost a month on this site, I don't think I have mentioned the words Corsi or Fenwick once, nor do I pretend to be an expert on the subject. Quite frankly, I have been hesitant to delve into that world, because I tend to rely on my observations more than what the stats say. You can look...

GARTH'S CORNER: Report: CSKA Moskva Owns Zadorov's Russian Rights
While we wait for an official ruling from the Buffalo Sabres on the playing status of D-man Nikita Zadorov’s status in Buffalo, there is a question about which team owns Nikita Zadorov’s Russian player rights. On Sunday night, Buffalo Hockey reported that Zadorov does not have a release to play for the OHL London Knights right now. This explains why the former first round pick (2013,...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Spirited Oilers take out Bolts
Even though the Edmonton Oilers struggled as a team last year, finishing 28th overall, they played two very good games against the Lightning. If not for a spectacular performance by Ben Bishop, they might have beaten the Bolts in Tampa. Later in...

Blue Jackets face big test out West
Blue Jackets Air touched down in California on Monday afternoon as the team settled into its west coast swing a few days early, getting set for its first big challenge of this young season with three games in four nights against the top three squa...

Midget AAA Blue Jackets Off to Perfect Start
We heard it all summer: the Columbus Blue Jackets needed to get off to a better start than the past two seasons. A week into the season, the Jackets have done just that with a 3-2-0 record out of the gate. But there’s another team that is setti...

Ty Anderson: Miller out indefinitely
A meaningless Saturday night bout with Buffalo’s Nicolas Deslauriers has come with a steep price for B’s defenseman Kevan Miller. Despite the even bout between the two, the 26-year-old Miller will be the one finding himself sidelined indefinitely with what the club has called a dislocated right shoulder. A fixture on the club’s third pairing with Torey Krug, the California-born Mille...

Ryan Garner: Victory! Oilers Finally Find the Win Column
The final seconds ticked off the clock and I didn’t know how to react. It had been such a long time, with wins so few and far between, I honestly didn’t know what to do at the end of the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. How do you react? I’m accustomed to anger, frustration, and gentle cursing under my breath, mumbling to myself for a while before trailing off in...

Michael Stuart: Flatlined in Edmonton
You know Jon Cooper told his players not to take the Edmonton Oilers lightly. You know Jon Cooper told his players to remain focused on the task at hand. It didn’t seem to matter. The Tampa Bay Lightning were virtually invisible on Monday night, as the Oilers beat them by a score of 3-2 at Rexall Place. The Lightning’s first period struggles set the tone for their entire evening. They...

Biggest Takeaways for the Toronto Maple Leafs After Home-and-Home with Detroit
Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings were treated to some hard-hitting, high-speed hockey over the weekend. While Friday night's game wasn't really close, the Saturday night game in Detroit was great. Both teams were well represented by their fans. Joe Louis Arena was rocking all night. Despite the 1-0 score, both teams created scoring chances th...

NHL Three Stars: Hall, Nugent-Hopkins push Oilers to first win
No. 1 Star: Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers Scored a goal on a slick backhanded breakaway move on a penalty shot. Hall’s dogged forecheck helped lead to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ game-winner. He also assisted on  Justin Schultz’s score earlier in the game.

Ryan Callahan Injury: Updates on Lightning Star's Lower Body and Return
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost veteran forward Ryan Callahan to an injury Monday night in the team's 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news on Twitter: Callahan, who spent most of his first eight years in the league with the New York Rangers, had sco...

Game Preview: Islanders vs. Maple Leafs
It’ll be a reunion of sorts tonight for Nikolay Kulemin when the New York Islanders take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum. Kulemin will face his former team for the first time, after spending his entire six-year NHL career with the...

Penguins' Sidney Crosby Records 500th Assist of Career
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby became the sixth-fastest player to 500 assists in NHL history, reaching the mark in his 554th career game Saturday against the New York Islanders, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com). Crosby entered the game with 498 career assists, having already piled up four goals and three assists t...

GIFs of the Week
Every Monday of each week, LAKings.com will compile the #5

Showdown with Canadiens Will Be Measuring Stick for Detroit Red Wings' Depth
The Detroit Red Wings are set to take on the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at the historic Bell Centre in Montreal, and the Original Six matchup pits two teams heading in completely different directions. On one hand you have a team that is on the rise up. A team that made it to the Eastern Conference Final last season and a franchise who is being pi...

Ducks Set to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Night This Wednesday at Honda Center
The Ducks will host Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night presented by Loma Linda University Health on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Honda Center (vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.). Joining a month-long, league-wide initiative, the Ducks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer N...

Center Riley Nash Thriving in Larger Role on Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15
Injuries to Eric and Jordan Staal have left the Carolina Hurricanes woefully undermanned at center and contributed to the team's disappointing 0-2-2 start. The gaping hole in the depth chart, however, has provided 25-year-old center Riley Nash with a splendid opportunity to perform in a high-responsibilit...

Alumni Kick Off New Season With Away Win
HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS HELP UNCOVER QUARTER-CENTURY "SECRET" It has to rank up there with one of the better-kept 'secrets' in hockey history: How the Vancouver Canucks Alumni and BC Hockey League have teamed up for more than 25 years to...

Practice Report: Injury Updates on Allen, Heatley, and Quotes from Gibson
By Kyle Shohara Bryan Allen and Dany Heatley both took part in today’s practice at Honda Center, a good sign for both players who have yet to see action in the regular season. Allen suffered an unspecified injury leading up to the club’s sea...

John Jaeckel: Toews Delivers, Q Shuffles
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! His legend is intact. Hawk captain Jonathan Toews yet again delivered at crunch time, with a brilliant short-handed goal in overtime to lift the Hawks to victory over a game Nashville Predators club. These are the kinds of games you're going to win when you have Toews, and for that matter Patrick Kane, locked up for several years. The question becomes...

Datsyuk close to return to lineup
DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk could make his return to the lineup and his season debut as early as Tuesday when the Red Wings face off against the Canadiens at Montreal's Molson Centre. After suffering a separated right shoulder in the Wings’ first p...

Buying or Selling Hot Starts to the 2014-15 NHL Season
Every year in fantasy drafts that take place after the season has begun, excited owners predictably overbid or overdraft a player or two who have far exceeded preseason prognostications over a minuscule sample size. A hot start in the National Hockey League is expected from some of the usual suspects like Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos or Alex Ovechkin. But when you s...

Barry Melrose: Hockey Record-Holder
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John Gibson's new Ducks mask: Space Invaders with an Alien twist


Ducks Announce Long-Term Extension with Fox Sports Prime Ticket
The Ducks have signed a long-term contract extension with FOX Sports Prime Ticket. Prime Ticket has carried Ducks telecasts since the club’s inaugural season in 1993-94 and will remain the broadcast home of the Ducks. “This is a great day for t...

Prospect Spotlight--Jayce Hawryluk
Prospect Spotlight – Jayce Hawryluk Position: F Hometown: Roblin, MB Number: 8 Height: 5’10” Weight: 197 Shoots: R Drafted: 2011 by Florida Panthers, second round (33rd overall) Selected in the second round (32nd overall) last June, Hawry...

In the Pipeline 10.20.14
FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in Cincinnati (ECHL), San Antonio (AHL) and more in Oct. 20th's prospect report. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE SaRampage.com (3-1-0, fifth in AHL Western Conference) Last Two Oct. 17 - S...

Pickard Makes Most Out Of First NHL Games
On Thursday morning, Colorado Avalanche prospect Calvin Pickard was on his way to Chicago with the Lake Erie Monsters, preparing himself to be the starting goaltender that evening. By puck drop, he was in Ottawa, Ontario, supporting netminder Reto...

Ducks Recall Gibson, Reassign LaBarbera
The Ducks have recalled goaltender John Gibson from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).In addition, the Ducks have reassigned goaltender Jason LaBarbera to Norfolk. Gibson, 21 (7/14...

Canucks Future Watch: 10.20.14
Darren Archibald was held off the scoresheet this week. The physical winger is looking to build off back-to-back 22-point seasons. POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/- Left Wing Utica Comets AHL 4 0 0 0 20 E Cole Cassels re...

NIAGARA ICEDOGS 101
NIAGARA ICEDOGS 101 Learn more about the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs, who will face the Erie Otters at First Niagara Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets. FRANCHISE HISTORY Born as the expansion Mississaug...

Bad Poetry Photo Gallery: Barry Melrose, the early years
Bad Poetry Photo Gallery: Barry Melrose, the early days

Tweets of the Game: #WildWin


Rick Sadowski: Berra expected to play vs Panthers; Roy says 'sense of urgency' needed
Avalanche goalie Reto Berra practiced Monday, showed no ill-effects from the neck injury he sustained last week against Ottawa, and is expected to start Tuesday night against Florida at the Pepsi Center. "I felt good today," said Berra, who was hurt Thursday 2:46 into the first period when Avalanche center John Mitchell checked Ottawa's Kyle Turris into him. "It happens. In my career a lot of...

Lightning Insider: Banged up Bolts look for win in Edmonton
The Lightning and Edmonton Oilers will play the first of two meetings this season tonight at Rexall Place here in Alberta. The teams will meet in Tampa Bay on January 15. Tonight’s game is the only one in the NHL so all eyes will be on the Bolts a...

Ducks recall goalie Gibson after AHL weekend
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.

Blue Jackets Weekly Report: Oct. 20
CBJ WEEKLY REPORT: OCTOBER 20, 2014 THIS WEEK’S GAME/BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Times ET) Thursday, Oct. 23 at San Jose Sharks, SAP Center at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan Friday, Oct. 24 at Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center...

Bruins Equipment Sale Presented by MonkeySports on 11/8
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins Equipment Sale presented by MonkeySports will take place on Saturday, November 8 at the MonkeySports Superstore in Norwood, MA (949 Providence Highway, Route 1, Norwood, MA 02062), the sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. an...

HASEK JERSEY RETIREMENT CEREMONY ON JANUARY 13
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game agai...

Mike Augello: Kozun Out Six Weeks With High Ankle Sprain
The Maple Leafs confirmed on Monday that forward Brandon Kozun will be out a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain. The 24-year-old winger suffered the injury in the Leafs 4-1 loss to Detroit at Air Canada Center after being checked behind the net by Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey. Kozun had one assist in five games and was relegated to fourth line duty after starting the season on...

Wild Hosting Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Minnesota Wild will host its annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night this Thursday, Oct. 23, at Xcel Energy Center when the team faces off against the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m. Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) Night will include a moment of silence bui...

Randall Ritchey: Blues Shutout By Ducks, Lindbohm Sent Back To Chicago
The Blues are coming off a difficult shutout loss to the Anaheim Ducks and have a few days off to rebound before taking on the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. The Blues were without Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera last night and it showed in the offense. Stastny was hurt in the game against the Phoenix Coyotes, after being hit by Martin Hanzal and Mikkel Boedker. Jori Lehtera was out with the flu...

News Release: Senators to host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Wednesday, Oct. 22
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...

Islanders Prospect Report
AMATEUR PROSPECTS Fifth-overall pick nets five points over weekend Michael Dal Colle capped a five-point weekend with two assists on Sunday night as his Oshawa Generals defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-2. On Saturday, Dal Colle sco...

The NHL Learns from NFL's Mistakes, Suspends Slava Voynov Indefinitely
The National Hockey League announced Monday morning that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely as the league investigates his arrest on charges of domestic violence. From the NHL

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Eric Mellin: Caps News and Notes
The Capitals just barely made it out of Washington alive on Saturday, beating the pesky Florida Panthers 2-1 in a shootout. The Caps were in control of the game for the first two periods, but Panthers netminder Al Montoya made things difficult, stopping a total of 26 of 27 Washington shots on goal. Justin Peters made his Caps debut, stopping 20-21 Florida shots. The Panthers scored on a power...

SABRES TRY TO REBOUND OUT WEST
Their bags are packed and the Buffalo Sabres are ready to head out to the West Coast for a three-game set in California. Buffalo will face the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday and then the San Jose Sharks for an aft...

Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks
Victor Hedman has been playing at an elite level for several years now. The Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman has played his way from being known as “the guy drafted after John Tavares” into a legitimate Norris Trophy contender in 201...

Matt Henderson: G6 Oilers vs Lightning: Dont Do Something You'll Regret
The Oilers are on the verge of doing something really dumb. The pressure to win is reaching critical levels and the team has to find ways to remain calm during this horrible start. The facts are plain. This is the worst start in Franchise history. Worse than the years the team finished 30th or 29th. Worse than last year, whose October sank the careers of two otherwise capable NHL goaltenders. The...

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 10/17 Buzzcast w/Eklund, Bill Meltzer & Mike Augello


Bruins Update on Kevan Miller
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update on defenseman Kevan Miller: Kevan sustained a dislocated right shoulder and will be out indefinitely. The injury occurred during the first period of the Bruins/Sabres gam...

Degrees of separation: Lightning vs. Oilers
The Tampa Bay Lightning continues its five-game road trip tonight as they face an Edmonton Oilers team who has yet to win a game in the 2014-15 season. Last season the Bolts split games with the Oilers, losing 5-3 in Edmonton. Puck drops at 9:30 p...

Leading man
MONTREAL – Winning draws is an art form few players have mastered, but Manny Malhotra is a part of that elite group. The 34-year-old centerman, who signed a one-year deal with the Canadiens back on July 1st, has been nothing short of dominant in the faceoff circle since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, having bested his opponents 66.3 percent of the time through six games – tops amongst all regular Canadiens centermen to date. Last Saturday night, the 16-year NHL veteran won a season-...

Penguins Assign Andrew Ebbett and Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The WBS ...

CHL class action lawsuit; Roenick's life after 13 concussions; Stastny week-to-week (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.

Freak skate cut puts Stars' Patrik Nemeth out for regular season, possibly playoffs
While the Dallas Stars were in the middle of playing “stupid, garbage hockey,” as head coach Lindy Ruff put it, they lost Patrik Nemeth to a freak injury.  Early in the first period, Nemeth tangled with R.J. Umberger. As both ...

Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: Prospect Update, Canucks First Road Trip of the Season
Another year, another team. Another hot start for ex-Canuck Mason Raymond. Now with five goals and seven points in seven games, Raymond is not just the leading scorer for the Calgary Flames, he's hanging among the overall league leaders. After a similarly hot start with Toronto last year, Raymond finished the season with 19 goals and 45 points. Every year, he seems to be at his best in October....

Flames sign Brodie to 5-year, $23M extension
The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

Slava Voynov arrest details from police; lawyer says no charges filed
BY JOSH COOPER Earlier today the 

Statement from the Commissioners of the Canadian Hockey League
Our players are some of the best amateur student athletes in the world and we are proud to provide them with the support, programs and tools to ensure they have the best player experience.

Columbus calls up Forsberg; McElhinney to IR
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tuukka Rask guests on drums for local Buffalo band (Video)
by Josh Cooper What do Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Animal from The Muppets have in common? Not much really, besides dominant abilities on the drums. This comes from the Buffalo News: ...

Tim Chiasson: Thoughts on Sharks Rumors
Follow @chiassontb !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 Sharks were caught, put on ice and sold to the market against the Rangers yesterday. No need t...

Blues Assign Lindbohm to the Wolves
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned defenseman Petteri Lindbohm to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Lindbohm, 21, m...

Michael Pachla: A manic weekend ends on a high, and a quick look at the coming week
When Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton tossed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Sammy Watkins with one second left to somehow pull out a victory, emergency rooms across Western New York let out a collective sigh. The area side-stepped a sports calamity the likes of which may not have been seen before in Buffalo. The Sabres started it by getting shutout in back to back home games (Friday and...

Dan Petriw: Isles odds and ends
Travis Hamonic left this morning’s practice after appearing to still be in discomfort from the knock in the ribs he took Saturday against the Penguins. It is unclear of his status for tomorrow night’s game against the Maple Leafs. If he is ruled out for sure, I would suspect that we could see a call up from Bridgeport. Once his status is clear, we can worry about lines and pairings for tomo...

Colin Dambrauskas: Calgary Flames Rally back - Game Thoughts & Random Notes
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'); Who would have thought that the Flames would be coming home after this earl...

Steven Stamkos named NHL's third star of the week
NEW YORK – Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 19. FIRST STAR – TYLER SEGUIN, C, DALLAS STAR...

Student Rush Tickets Available For Tuesday
Pepsi Student Rush is back! Students, make sure to join in on the fun at Colorado Avalanche games this season. The first Pepsi Student Rush night is this Tuesday as the Avs take on the Florida Panthers at 7pm. Tickets are only $15 and are on sale ...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils: On The 4th Line, Merrill & Gelinas
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Devils are back in action Tuesday night when they take on their biggest rival in the New York Rangers. After a quick start New Jersey has cooled off, while the Rangers are starting to heat up after a slow start to their season. New Jersey's lineup has remained essentially the same throughout their first five games, but it appears some changes could be...

New York Rangers Must Solve Depth Issues Now to Play Again in June
NEW YORK — The 2013-14 New York Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final on the strength of their depth, on being a four-line team. That depth took a hit during the offseason as a result of Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle and even Derek Dorsett moving on to greener pastures via...

Ryan Garner: TWIRATOME: Oilers Off to Worst Start in Franchise History
Welcome to The Week In Review According To Me (TWIRATOME), a regular Monday feature breaking down the week that was for the Edmonton Oilers. Most weeks might take on the feel of autopsy, sifting through symptoms and clues to determine the cause of disaster, but all are worthy of examination before moving forward. What Happened? The Oilers looked like roadkill on Tuesday night against the Los...

Victor Hedman Injury: Updates on Lightning Star's Finger and Return
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks due to injury. Now, it appears he'll be missing in action for at least a month.    Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times has the report: Hedman has gotten ...

GARTH'S CORNER: Reinhart Will Fly The Friendly Skies
When your team is shutout in back to back home games, its time to go back to basics. That's what Ted Nolan and his coaches did on Monday morning. The Sabres were on the practice ice bright and early on Monday morning. The team is en route to Orange County where they will kick off a four game roadie on Wednesday night with a rematch with the Anaheim Ducks. The Sabres were flattened by the Duck...

Todd Cordell: Columbus Blue Jackets: On Nick Foligno's Hot Start, Contract Status
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Brandon Dubinsky to a long-term contract earlier this year, but they still have another potential unrestricted free agent to take care of. That player is the vastly underrated Nick Foligno, who is off to an incredible start to the season skating on the top line with Ryan Johansen and Cam Atkinson. Through five games Folign...

Watch the hockey fight, stay for ritualistic gear tossing (Video)
Evgeny Grachyov of Lokomotiv and Sergei Sentyurin of Metallurg had a fight in the KHL on Sunday that featured a few strong punches after a lengthy preamble in which they skated around staring at each other. But the reason we dig this clip is the replay after the actual fight, when you can see the genesis ...

Paul Stewart: Filling the Mental Toolbox
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulstewart22 I am currently on assignment in Finland, doing an officiating clinic. The other day, I was interviewed on television by the Finnish equivalent of Sports Center. I explained that my role is to help officials develop tools to fill their mental toolbox when they officiate games. I also discussed how, while there are adaptations for culture, hockey and hockey...

Peter Tessier: Blame Game Starting in Winnipeg
Where do you stand now Jets fans? Is it the coach, is it the GM, is it the players, or is it part of everything? There's no answer that can cover all the questions adequately and provide fans with a basic understanding of what ails the Jets. The same problems that have appeared year after year are back again and no one seems surprised but those people do seem angry and much more critical....

Ducks Goaltender Andersen Named NHL's Second Star of the Week
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen was named the NHL's "Second Star" for the week ending October 19. SECOND STAR – FREDERIK ANDERSEN, G, ANAHEIM DUCKS Andersen went 4-0-0 with a 1.22 goals-against average, .955 save percentage and one shutou...

Jason Lewis: Kings Defenseman Slava Voynov Suspended For Domestic Violence Charges
News broke this morning that Kings Dman Slava Voynov had been arrested for domestic violence charges and per the NHL CBA is suspended indefinitely until further investigation. The league acted swiftly in suspending the 24-year old Voynov, which comes in the wake of several gaffed disciplinary actions by the NFL. TMZ is also reporting that the victim of the domestic violence dispute with...

What We Learned: An etiquette guide to throwing your NHL jersey in protest
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events dow...

A Look Ahead Oct. 20-25
After earning three points in two games on the road, including their first win on Friday night (10/17) against the Buffalo Sabres, the Panthers eye the final two games of their four-game trip with stops on the west side of the NHL. Storylines ...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Coburn, Mason, Schenns, Prospects and More
QUICK HITS: OCTOBER 20 * The Flyers' decision not to play Braydon Coburn in Saturday night's game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday was apparently just precautionary in nature and not a setback. Coburn told head coach Craig Berube that he did not feel quite ready to play based on Friday's practice. The player, who was wearing a walking boot on his left foot while in the pre...

Jared Crozier: Curtis Lazar Making A Strong Case For Himself
Time is ticking before a decision will have to be made on whether or not Curtis Lazar is ready to be a full-time NHLer or if he would be better served by another season with the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings and another crack at winning gold with Canada's World Junior team, possibly as the captain. There are essentially 2 variables in determining whether he is ready to stick - 1) his on ice play; a...

SABRES PROSPECTS REPORT
A pair of Notre Dame newcomers recorded career milestones over the weekend, but it wasn’t the “luck of the Irish” that led to good fortune for the Buffalo Sabres’ prospect duo. Goaltender Cal Petersen (2013, fifth round) earned his first-ever N...

Bruins Recall Seth Griffith from Providence
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Monday, October 20, that the club has recalled forward Seth Griffith from Providence. Griffith will join Boston for their 10:30 a.m. practice at Ristuccia Arena on Mo...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: No Lead Is Safe, No Deficit Too Much
STAR GAZING: OCTOBER 20 The last two games the Dallas Stars have played have suggested that this is the type of club for whom no lead is safe and no deficit is too much to overcome. The Stars are loaded with offensive firepower and team speed but the club is still a bit thin defensively. With Kari Lehtonen having a mediocre outing against the Flyers on Saturday -- after playing very well to...

Kings' Voynov charged with domestic violence
Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL.

Slava Voynov domestic violence suspension shows Bettman is no Goodell


Jan Levine: Game 6: NYR 4 SJ 0, Rangers with Most Complete Game of Season
The Rangers completed their four-game home stand Sunday with a 4-0 win over the Sharks. While New York played well, the final score is deceiving. It was scoreless after one period and with a minute to go in the second, it was only 1-0. New York may have taken advantage of a San Jose team playing their third game in four nights and on back end of back-to-backs with a 5pm start but good teams do tak...

Slava Voynov Suspended Following Arrest: Latest Details and Reaction
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has become the latest professional athlete to be charged with domestic violence, per ESPN, in what has become a troubling trend. The the NHL has acted swiftly, however, suspending him indefinitely.   Pie...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Takeaways Through Two Weeks Of The NHL Season
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. In this one we'll be sharing some takeaways and things we've learned through two weeks of the 2014-15 campaign. Todd Cordell: The Islanders are for real With added depth up front, two new top-4 defensemen and a pair of established NHL goaltenders, including a very good starter in Jaroslav Halak, th...

Eric Engels: Habs Out-Skill Colorado, Continue Impressive Start to the Season
Saturday night was an exhibition of skill, with the Canadiens edging the Colorado Avalanche 3-2, led by P.K. Subban and Alex Galchenyuk. Exhibit A: Exhibit B: You don't expect to see the Canadiens out-dueling the high-flying Avs in the skill department, but they did, and that was on top of seizing a large advantage in control of play. Early penalty trouble put Montreal in the...

Eklund: Voynov Suspended, Brayden Schenn NOT being "shopped" Podcast 1pm
BREAKING.... LA Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence. On Brayden Schenn.... Just thought I would clear up one thing that is making the rounds on the rumor mill today. The Flyers are absolutely not shopping Brayden Schenn....

Ryan Wilson: Potential For the Kings and Penguins to Come Together On a Deal?
Unfortunately today, word has come down that the NHL has suspended Slava Voynov indefinitely for an arrest related to domestic violence. This comes on the heels of the NFL's big public mess involving domestic violence. The NHL is being proactive with Voynov in an effort to not garner the same negative public perception that has plagued the NFL in these types of issues. Voynov is innocent un...

Lucas Neilson: Fantasy – Weekly Windup
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'); After week one and two mesh together with the shortened week, many fantasy teams are piling u...

Did Sidney Crosby dress as beloved Philly icon for Halloween? (Photo)
Halloween is nearly upon us, which means it’s time for a typhoon of photos...

Monday Musings: Murray, the California trip, Corsi numbers
The Blue Jackets are headed to California this week, and they’re doing so without another key member of their lineup. Goaltender Curtis McElhinney, injured in the second period of Saturday’s game in Ottawa, was placed on injured reserve on Sund...

Power Rankings pres. by YP: Oct. 20
We’re five games into this young season, still too early to make any definitive opinions on what teams are for real in the National Hockey League and which ones are just a flash in the pan. But it is enough of a sample size to give kudos to teams ...

 
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