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Game Day Hub: #CBJvsPIT


McClement, Canes agree to 2-year extension
Jay McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Capitals Acquire Curtis Glencross from Calgary
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired left wing Curtis Glencross from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announ...

Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s “Third Star” for February
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL’s “Third Star” for the month of February, the NHL announced today. Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (10), points (17), power-play goals (5) and shots on goal (68) in...

Flames' Giordano on IR, Glencross to be traded
Flames' Giordano on IR

Blue Jackets sign 2013 second-round draft pick Dillon Heatherington
COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dillon Heatherington, the club’s fourth pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry level contract, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club p...

Pregame Report: Fleischmann Arrives in Dallas, Status for Game Remains Uncertain
By Kyle Shohara The Ducks went through their morning skate at American Airlines Center in Dallas without their newest player, Tomas Fleischmann, whose flight last night was cancelled due to weather. The 30-year-old left wing, acquired yesterday...

Dubnyk Named First Star Of February
In his first full month as a member of the Minnesota Wild, goaltender Devan Dubnyk was a workhorse and helped lead the club climb the Western Conference standings. After starting all 14 games for Minnesota and posting a 11-2-1 record during the mo...

Kings see Jets for final time in crucial contest
KINGS (29-20-12) at JETS (31-20-12) 1:00PM OT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 790 KABC SET FOR JETS: Today marks the third and final meeting with Winnipeg this season, and the Kings’ first visit to the MTS Centre. The Kings are 1-0-1 against...

NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Hottest Rumors as Cutoff Date Approaches
We're in the home stretch now, folks, as the NHL trade deadline is just a day away, and all trades must be in by 3 p.m. ET on Monday. The next 24 hours, give or take, promise to be a whirlwind of action, rumors, deals that fall through and, everyone's favorite part of the entire ordeal, speculation. Below, I rounded up a few of the ru...

Source: Coyotes ship Yandle off to Rangers
The Rangers have acquired defenseman Keith Yandle and defenseman Chris Summers in exchange for defenseman John Moore and top prospect Anthony Duclair, as well as a first-round draft pick in 2016.

Keith Yandle to Rangers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
The New York Rangers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL, going 8-1-1 over their last 10 games. But that's not stopping Glen Sather from improving the roster with Monday's NHL trade deadline looming.   According to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos, the Rangers have swung a deal with the Ariz...

Penner booted from TSN amid series of insensitive tweets
Penner booted from TSN over tweets

Flames put Giordano on IR, claim Schlemko
The Calgary Flames have claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas Stars and placed captain Mark Giordano on the injured list with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Patrick Sharp Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Blackhawks Star
With the NHL trade deadline approaching and rumors and speculation surrounding a number of players, conflicting reports have emerged about the future of forward Patrick Sharp with the Chicago Blackhawks. Continue for updates.   Sharp's Agent Maintains His Client Won't Be Traded at Deadline Sunday, March...

Source: Caps acquire Glencross from Flames
The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Curtis Glencross in a trade with the Calgary Flames, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

Lee Named NHL Rookie of the Month
The National Hockey League announced today that Islanders forward Anders Lee has been named Rookie of the Month for February, 2015. Lee, 24, scored at a point-per-game rate through 15 February games, compiling seven goals and eight assists. The...

Curtis Glencross to Capitals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
Curtis Glencross' future with the Calgary Flames was pretty much sealed when he and the team couldn't agree to a contract extension. It's not surprising, then, that the Flames have reportedly decided to trade Glencross to the Washington Capitals rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.        

Jay McClement Contract Extension a Smart Decision by Carolina Hurricanes
Jay McClement's spectacular start to the 2015 calendar year has earned him two more years with the Carolina Hurricanes. A common name in NHL trade rumors over the past month,

2015 Brent Seabrook Celebrity ICE Bowl announced
** MEDIA ALERT ** Chicago Blackhawks Trade Hockey Skates for Bowling Shoes at 2015 Brent Seabrook Celebrity ICE Bowl at Lucky Strike, Proceeds Benefit Inner-City Education (ICE Program) WHAT: Chicago Blackhawks fans will have a chanc...

LeBrun: Flames' trade deadline options
Rookie GM Brad Treliving is going to tread carefully around his first rodeo

Coyotes Assign Samuelsson & Reese to AHL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, March 1, 2015 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Henrik Samuelsson and defenseman Dylan Reese to the Portland Pirates, the club...

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Before Deadline
As the clock ticks down 24 style, the NHL trade deadline rumblings only continue to increase.  The march to Monday's deadline has a different feel to it. About 24 teams are in serious contention for postseason berths, meaning the majority of the league will be on standby in the waning hours, hoping to make some sort of transaction—however sm...

Leafs claim Erixon off waivers from Blackhawks
The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed well-traveled defenseman Tim Erixon off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Capitals Re-assign Cameron Schilling and Aaron Volpatti to Hershey
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Cameron Schilling and forward Aaron Volpatti to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. ...

Ducks Reassign Wagner to Norfolk (AHL)
The Ducks have reassigned forward Chris Wagner to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Wagner, 23 (5/27/91), appeared in his third career NHL game on Feb. 27 vs. Los Angeles, going ...

Game 62: Canucks vs. Blues (03.01.15)
The Vancouver Canucks (35-23-3) host the St. Louis Blues (40-18-4) tonight in the first of two straight home games, and the final game before Monday's trade deadline. Game start time is 6:30 pm PST. With trade deadline day looming, tonight coul...

Trade for Antoine Vermette Gives Blackhawks Another Shot at the Stanley Cup
The Chicago Blackhawks are in a difficult position. NHL Numbers indicates that salary-cap pressures threaten the team’s future, starting in earnest this summer. Injuries and a brutal road to the Stanley Cup make the team’s hopes in the present precarious at best.

2/28 Postgame: Lou Lamoriello


2/28 Postgame: Player reaction


2/28 Postgame: Cory Schneider


Canes, McClement Agree on Two-Year Extension
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with center Jay McClement on a two-year contract extension. The d...

NHL Trade Rumors: Top Pre-Deadline Buzz on Joffrey Lupul, Cam Atkinson and More
With playoff positioning tightening up in both conferences, the pressure is on many of the NHL's teams to make impactful moves prior to Monday's trade deadline. The available assets may not exactly leap off the page, but there are plenty of players available who could add to a winning cause. None are likely to elevate another organization to unseen levels on their o...

Leafs believe Babcock could be their man
Until Mike Babcock commits to the Detroit Red Wings going forward, the Maple Leafs are of the belief there remains a considerable chance he will be their coach next season.

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: Best NHL DFS DraftKings Lineup for March 1
As the calendar turns the page from February to March, many teams around the NHL hope that they can hit their stride beginning with Sunday's six-game slate. Three matinees are on tap during the daytime, with the Los Angeles Kings' visit to the Winnipeg Jets highlighting the early affairs. At night, the Pacific-leading Anaheim Ducks will face a last-place Dallas Stars cre...

Final Ranking of Top Targets at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline
The NHL's March 2 trade deadline is almost upon us. General managers are identifying their top trade targets leading up to the 3 pm ET deadline. Several players on this list have been fixtures in the trade rumor mill this season. Others have only recently appeared as trade bait. Because of recent trades, some have moved up in the rankings. The follow...

Game Day: Blue Jackets at Penguins


Avs Fall To Wild In Physical Battle
Games against the Minnesota Wild bring out the wild in the Colorado Avalanche. It’s one of those growing rivalries born from the mutual contempt that blossoms in a seven-game playoff series mired in physical play and controversy. Looking to mov...

MacKinnon's nose broken in Avs' loss to Wild
Justin Fontaine broke a second-period tie, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Joe Sakic Press Conference Quotes: Feb. 28
Avalanche executive vice president/general manager Joe Sakic spoke to the Denver media Saturday prior to the game against the Minnesota Wild. He gave his thoughts on Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline and the adversity the Avs have faced this season as t...

Roundup: Minnesota State Takes Control of WCHA Race
Minnesota State has had an edge on Michigan Tech in the WCHA standings all season. The Mavericks swept MTU earlier this season in a two-game series in Houghton. This weekend was Michigan Tech's chance to make recover those points lost. Friday's 1-1 tie in Mankato was a good step, but the Huskies couldn't complete the job. Minnesota State defeated Michigan Tech, 4-2, Saturday night and now has a three-point ...

Roundup: Michigan Takes Over Big Ten Lead
Michigan moved back atop the Big Ten standings with four games left in regular season after a 5-2 win over Wisconsin Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines, trailing, 1-0, after the first period outscored the Badgers, 2-1, in the second period to end 40 minutes all square, 2-2. In the third period, Michigan erupted with three goals in the final 12 minutes to earn the win. J.T. Compher scored at 8:01 ...

The Man
MONTREAL – There’s no questioning Manny Malhotra’s skills in the circle, but it turns out the two-way forward can also be crafty from the top of one. Mr. Automatic all season long when taking draws with a league-leading 59.9% face-off efficiency, Malhotra has been a big part of the Canadiens’ improved puck possession this season. On Saturday night against the visiting Maple Leafs however, he was also a big part of win No. 41, scoring his first of the season on the way to a 4-0 decisi...

Blackhawks acquire Antoine Vermette from Coyotes
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first-round selection in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. Vermette, 32, has re...

Coyotes Acquire Dahlbeck & 2015 First Round Draft Choice from Chicago in Exchange for Vermette
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, February 28, 2015 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Dr...

Antoine Vermette to Blackhawks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the Chicago Blackhawks have acquired veteran center Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes for a first-round pick ...

The Numbers Game: February 28, 2015
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Maple Leafs in Montreal. 20 – Number of Canadiens players who have scored at least one goal this season. Manny Malhotra became just the latest to do so on Saturday after snapping a wrister past Jonathan Bernier in the opening frame to score his first as a Hab. 14 - Number of days since veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar last suited up on the Bell Centre ice. The 40-year-old rearguard suffered an upper body inj...

With Kane out, Blackhawks deal for Vermette
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2015 first-round pick and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, the team announced Saturday.

Habs shutout sad-sack ineffective Leafs
Habs shutout sad-sack ineffective Leafs

Burnside: Seven players likely to move at the trade deadline
Plenty of good players will be moved before Monday's 3 p.m. ET final whistle

Strang: Marquee players we'd be surprised to see moved
Rumored to be on the block, we'd be surprised if these contracts are dealt

Flames spreading the wealth
Flames spreading the wealth

Zize: "Crazy times" ahead of NHL Trade Deadline
"Crazy times" ahead of NHL Trade Deadline

NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Last-Minute Predictions for Deadline Day
Over the last week, NHL executives have feverishly worked the phones, and they have worked hard to get a feel for the market. Others made the decision to pull the trigger early, but there are still some top targets available. The trade window will close promptly at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, although deals often are announced after NHL's Central Registry processes them. Without further delay, here are your last-minute predictions for the t...

#CBJ Social Awards: Game 61


POWER-PLAY CHANCES PUSH PANTHERS PAST SABRES
SUNRISE, FLORIDA – Penalty trouble eventually caught up to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. In an afternoon affair against the Florida Panthers at BB&T center, the Sabres committed seven minor penalties through the first two periods, resulting i...

Infographic: Shut Out The Devil


NHL Teams with the Most to Gain and Lose at the 2015 Trade Deadline
The NHL trades are coming fast and furious in the days leading up to the March 2 deadline, with some surprising moves as teams look for an edge. There's a lot of talent still available and plenty of holes to fill for Stanley Cup contenders. Some teams have multiple issues due to injury or ineffective play, while other clubs are contemplating staying the course. It's been a wild week already and promises to be fantastic as the deadline hour...

Helm leaves game with upper-body injury
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Red Wings may have won the game Saturday afternoon, but they lost another valuable player to injury. It’s not certain how long the Wings will be without top-six forward Darren Helm, who left the game against the Nashville...

Sabres farmhand collapses during pickup hoops
Rochester Americans defenseman Mark Pysyk was released from Strong Memorial Hospital hours after collapsing during a pickup basketball Saturday at the team's arena.

First Line Q&A: Stephane Quintal and Marc Bergevin
MONTREAL– Members of the First Line, the Canadiens’ official adult fan club, had a chance to grill former Habs defenseman and current NHL senior vice president of player safety, Stephane Quintal, and Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, as part of the final Q&A session of the 2014-15 season. Up first on Saturday afternoon, Quintal handled questions regarding his role as the league’s head disciplinarian, playing on both sides of the Habs-Bruins rivalry and the 17 seasons he spent ...

Tweets of the Game: #ItWas2-0


Petry out of lineup in Oilers' final game before trade deadline
Petry out of lineup in Oilers' final game before trade deadline

Bud Light Six Pack of Stats: NJD @ CBJ
Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s game in Columbus! 1. Tonight’s tilt is the Devils’ lone road contest during a 23-day stretch from Feb. 15-March 9. They’re looking to snap a three-game skid on the road, where they’re 10-18-2, overall....

Blackhawks reassign Cumiskey
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Cumiskey, 28, has skated in seven games with Chicago after being recalled on Feb. 12, which include...

Scouts reflect on how they find NHL-quality talent
Scouts reflect on how they find NHL-quality talent

Practice Notebook: Lightning enter busy March portion of schedule
On the last day of February, the Tampa Bay Lightning practiced at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum prior to boarding a plane Saturday afternoon for Fort Lauderdale. The Lightning face the Florida Panthers Sunday evening at the BB&T Center, signaling ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Tyler Bozak, Chris Stewart and More
The NHL trade deadline is often vastly overhyped, but because the standings have become so clustered behind the league-leading Nashville Predators, the demand this year is noticeably higher. As any Economics 101 course will teach you, this has created a strong seller’s market, with sky-high prices for the li...

Capitals acquire Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen
Capitals acquire Gleason from Hurricanes for Hillen

Florida Panthers Reassign F Garrett Wilson to San Antonio
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has reassigned F Garrett Wilson to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL). In addition, the club announced that they have activated F ...

Florida Panthers Acquire F Dany Heatley & 2015 Third-Round Draft Choice from Anaheim in Exchange for F Tomas Fleischmann
Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired F Dany Heatley and a third-round choice in the 2015 NHL Draft from Anaheim in exchange for F Tomas Fleischmann. Heatley is expecte...

Bruins Assign Jeremy Smith to Providence
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced February 28, that the club has assigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to Providence. 

In his first recall with Boston, Smith dressed as the backup against the Devils in New Jersey ...

Ducks' Heatley traded to Panthers for Fleischmann
Ducks' Heatley traded to Panthers for Fleischmann

Sharks Reassign Chris Tierney to Worcester Sharks
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned forward Chris Tierney (@tierney71) to the Worcester Sharks. The 20-year-old Tierney has posted 24 points (7 goals, 17 assists)...

Tomas Fleischmann to Ducks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
The Anaheim Ducks announced the acquisition of winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in the 2015 draft.  Anaheim confirmed the trade on social media: Fleischmann tallied 96 points, including 39 goals, across 130 games for the...

Ducks Acquire LW Tomas Fleischmann from Florida in Exchange for LW Dany Heatley, Draft Selection
The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired left wing Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for left wing Dany Heatley and Anaheim’s third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft....

Wings to wrap-up long and winding road
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Getting started on time as been problematic at times for the Red Wings. So today’s early start time against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena could pose a different set of challenges for the Red Wings who are playing ...

Burns: 3 Things we learned from blanking the Blackhawks
Tampa Bay closed out February 6-4-2 with a thorough 4-0 beating of the visiting Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena. After four days off, the Lightning found themselves trailing Montreal by five points in the Atlantic Division standings entering t...

Ducks get Fleischmann in deal with Panthers
The Anaheim Ducks added an offensive piece before the trade deadline Saturday, acquiring winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers.

NHL Rumors: Hottest Trade Buzz Surrounding Patrick Sharp, Dion Phaneuf and More
The NHL trade deadline usually features contending teams bringing in supporting players to solidify themselves, but the possibility of some big names moving always exists. While few of the obvious players on the trading block inspire excitement, contract situations could lead to some more intriguing pieces getting dealt. Bigger trades could prove difficult due to the num...

Kessel reaffirms desire to stay with Leafs
Kessel reaffirms desire to stay with Leafs

The Skinny: Islanders 2, Flames 1
Game 63 Isles 2, Calgary 1 Jaroslav Halak set an Islander franchise record with his 33rd win of the season and narrowly missed his 5th shutout of the season as the Islanders defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 before a sellout crowd of 16,170 at the...

Caps trade Hillen to Hurricanes for Gleason
The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Jack Hillen to the Carolina Hurricanes for defenseman Tim Gleason, the team announced.

Capitals Acquire Tim Gleason from Carolina
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth round pick, which was previously acquired from Arizona, in the 2015 NHL Draft, senior vi...

Canes Acquire Hillen, Draft Pick for Gleason
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft fro...

Notebook: Clarkson makes debut on Jackets' No. 1 line
Right into the fire you go, David Clarkson. The newly-acquired Blue Jackets right winger arrived in Columbus late last night after getting immigration clearance, and this morning, he took part in an optional skate with seven of his new teammate...

Clarkson makes Blue Jackets debut in Devils' visit to Columbus
Forward Brandon Dubinsky is out, forward David Clarkson is in and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will dress as the backup when the Columbus Blue Jackets host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Dubinsky is out indefinitely with a concussion, coach ...

Blue Jackets activate goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off injured reserve
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off Injured Reserve and assigned goaltender Oscar Dansk to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced toda...

Game Day Hub: #NJDvsCBJ


Trade Deadline: Hottest Rumors, Predictions and More
With roughly six weeks to go in the regular season, NHL teams looking to contend down the stretch must make moves before the upcoming trade deadline to bolster their rosters and fill any holes that may exist. Twenty-four teams are currently in the playoffs or within single-digits in points of the next-best team, meaning we could be in line for a crazy deadline on Monday,...

NHL Rumors: Chatter Surrounding Joffrey Lupul, Antti Raanta and More
The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching, which means the chatter and whispers surrounding various players is at a season high as teams look to position themselves for greater financial flexibility or a run at the Stanley Cup. While there aren't likely to be any major blockbuster deals in the pipeline, the latest crop of rumors in advance of Monday's deadline suggests ...

Sabres' Mark Pysyk collapses playing basketball: Report
Sabres' Mark Pysyk collapses playing basketball: Report

Jackets activate Bobrovsky from injured list
The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off injured reserve after he missed 15 games because of a groin injury.

Game preview: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs
MAPLE LEAFS (25-31-5) at CANADIENS (40-16-5) TV: CBC, TVA Season series: The Montreal Canadiens have won their first two games this season against the Toronto Maple Leafs, extending their streak to four in a row dating to last season. Tomas Plekanec leads the Canadiens with two goals and three points. David Desharnais had the decisive shootout goal in their most recent game, a 2-1 Canadiens win Feb. 14. Maple Leafs team scope: Saturday marks the start of a four-game road trip for Toronto, ...

Daily Fantasy Hockey 2015: NHL Draft Kings Strategy for Feb. 28
With so many games to choose from on Saturday in the NHL, sifting through players to choose one optimal lineup can be an arduous task. Here's a look at NHLers to target at each position and some bargain-bin skaters for DraftKings players.  

NHL Trade Rumors: Hottest Buzz Surrounding Alexander Semin, Erik Cole and More
Several deals have been consummated during the days leading up to the 2015 NHL trade deadline, and with some unexpected names being moved, the level of intrigue is certainly rising. There are plenty of obvious names on the block that seem like virtual guarantees to be moved in exchange for a draft pick or two, while others will be far more difficult to finagle. That type...

NHL Trade Speculation: 4 Best Fits for Carolina Hurricanes' Jay McClement
With a number of flashier trade targets already off the board, steady Carolina Hurricanes defensive center Jay McClement could emerge as a quietly sought-after item as Monday's NHL trade deadline approaches. McClement, who also turns 32 on Monday, has helped the Carolina penalty kill rise to the top of the league during hi...

Roundup: North Dakota Holds on Against St. Cloud
North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre made just 22 saves on Friday night, but St. Cloud State made sure everyone of them counted. McIntyre made seven save in the third period, including two at the end of regulation to seal a 3-2 win for UND over the surging Huskies. North Dakota's regulation win kept it on top of the NCHC by a game with three left to play. Nick Schmaltz and Brendan O'Donnell scored ...

Career Nights For Guenin And Barrie In Dallas
On the ice, the Colorado Avalanche's defensive pairing of Tyson Barrie and Nate Guenin have clear chemistry. Having played with each other for the better part of two seasons now, the two blueliners know where each other are going to be on the i...

Kings falter in the third, fall 4-2 in Anaheim
ANAHEIM – Third period struggles saw the Kings squander a two-goal lead in a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Friday night at Honda Center. Although the Kings found themselves up by a pair after 40 minutes of play, it was the Ducks who were winni...

Postgame Notes and Quotes: February 27 vs. LA
POSTGAME NOTES Anaheim 4 vs. Los Angeles 2 Feb. 27, 2015 Honda Center 39-17-7, 85 Standings Points The Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for the fifth time this season (twice vs. Los Angeles) and first time in regula...

Game Preview: Islanders vs. Hurricanes
HURRICANES (23-30-7) at ISLANDERS (41-20-2) TV: FS-CR, MSG+ Season series: The New York Islanders will try for the four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes. Islanders forwards John Tavares (two goals, five assists) and Brock Nelson (four g...

How Kimmo Timonen Will Make an Impact on the Chicago Blackhawks
Kimmo Timonen's impending arrival in Chicago is further proof of an idea that should no longer be in doubt. For a few select teams—one of them being the Blackhawks—the regular season doesn't really matter. Don't misunderstand: By acquiring Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers on...

NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Updating Top Suitors for Impact Targets
We've seen plenty of intrigue around the NHL this week as the clock ticks down to the 2015 trade deadline on March 2 at 3 p.m. ET. This year's trade ticker sprung to life earlier than usual when the Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane was dealt to the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 11 in a multi-player blockbuster. Since that time, we've seen a steady stream of moves all around the league.

Roundup: Nothing Decided in Hockey East
Boston College kept its hopes of sharing the Hockey East regular-season title alive with a 2-0 win over Notre Dame Friday in South Bend. The Eagles received goals from Ian McCoshen and Alex Tuch in the first period to establish the two-goal cushion. Sophomore goaltender Thatcher Demko made 35 saves, including 14 in overtime, to earn the win for BC. Notre Dame goaltender Cal Petersen made 33 saves ...

Perry's tiebreaker propels Ducks past Kings
Corey Perry scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:39 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks furiously rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the Freeway Faceoff on Friday night.

So far, so good for Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis
So far, so good for Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts don't fall victim to first home game curse
There’s an old adage in hockey that states the following: after finishing a long road trip, a team will struggle in the first game back home. That has not seemed to affect the Lightning this year, though. Prior to their recent five-game February...

Rosemary Armstrong honored as Lightning Community Hero
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rosemary Armstrong as the 30th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Armstrong, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a second-round choice in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft and a conditional fourth-round choice in the 2016 N...

Lack of blockbusters takes fun out of deadline
No blockbusters? Bummer, man

Halak sets Isles' single-season win record
Jaroslav Halak set the Islanders' team record with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome scored a power-play goal in the first-period to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Tlusty makes solid first impression with Jets
Tlusty makes solid first impression

Sens passed on acquiring Clarkson from Leafs
Sens passed on acquiring Clarkson

Oilers in home stretch
Oilers in home stretch

NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Breaking Down Rumors About Coveted Targets
The 2015 NHL trade deadline is set for Monday, March 2. Although the number of deals that will be made over the next couple of days is a mystery, the amount of buzz around the league suggests it could become a very active deadline period. That's in large part because a good mix of teams has developed. There are contenders searching for the missing piece, fringe playoff t...

Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers for picks
Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers

Linked-up
“Patrick Kane Expected Out 12 Weeks” Scott Powers and Pierre Lebrun, ESPN.com “Kane suffered the injury in the first period of Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers and did not return to the game. He was placed on long-term injur...

Blackhawks acquire D Timonen from Flyers
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016.

Jackets' Calvert out indefinitely with concussion
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve and recalled center Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Friday that they acquired veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a second-round pick in the 2015 draft and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2016. ESPN.com's Pierre ...

Senators GM Bryan Murray not looking for a rental deal
So far it's been all talk and no action for Murray

Transformation of Jets has been impressive
Transformation of Jets impressive

Stanley Cup champs don't always make big deadline splash
Cup champs don't always make big splash

Bud Light Six Pack of Stats: NJD vs. BOS
Here's what you need to know for tonight's homestand finale against the Boston Bruins! 1. The Devils can go 5-1-0 on their season-high six-game homestand and move within six points of the second wild-card spot in the East with a win tonight. Ne...

Blue Jackets recall Brian Gibbons from Springfield, place Matt Calvert on injured reserve
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on Injured Reserve and recalled center Brian Gibbons from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Calve...

Jones, Sekera in as Kings travel to play Ducks
KINGS (29-19-12) at DUCKS (38-17-7) 7:00PM PT, TV: KCOP-13; RADIO: AM 790 KABC ACROSS TOWN: Tonight marks the fourth of five meetings with Anaheim this season; the Kings are 1-0-2 against the Ducks this season, they won 3-2 in OT on November...

Avalanche Begins Crucial Weekend At Stars
The Colorado Avalanche has already defeated the Dallas Stars four times this season, but getting a fifth win in the final regular-season meeting is crucial for the Avs during its stretch run. The Avalanche begins the first half of a home-and-ho...

John Garrett: No problem
Dan Hamhuis was hurt against Anaheim on November 20th. He missed 22 games. No problem. The Canucks were deep on the blueline and you could distribute a few extra minutes to Alex Edler, Chris Tanev and Kevin Bieksa. Hamhuis came back January 16t...

Game time change reminder for March 1st
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks remind fans that Sunday’s game versus the St. Louis Blues is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm PST at Rogers Arena. The contest will be televised on Sportsnet Pacific and can be heard on TSN 1040 and across t...

Game Day: Blue Jackets vs. Devils


Freeway Frenzy: Crowd Energy Plays Major Factor in Ducks-Kings Battles
By Adam Brady Over the course of an 82-game NHL season, certain games naturally take on more meaning than others. Tonight’s Ducks-Kings battle at Honda Center is one of those games, and it’s not just because it’s a clash between two bitter foes...

Top High School Hockey Moments at Prudential Center
The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center will host the NJSIAA High School Hockey Championships on Monday March 9, as the top teams from around the Garden State try to take home the Non-Public, Public A and Public B titles. The Devils have hoste...

Behind the Behind the Scenes
For one month, the members of the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks got to be reality television stars. Whether they wanted to be is irrelevant. In light of the scheduled Stadium Series game between the Kings and Sharks at Levi’s Stadium in...

Dublin's Sam Mumper to drop the puck before Saturday's game
Blue Jackets fans have seen a few star athletes stroll the red carpet to center-ice at Nationwide Arena for the ceremonial puck drop. Last year alone, the Blue Jackets welcomed Columbus native and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to drop the puck on o...

GameDay Growl Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo Sabres
GameDay Growl Feb. 28 vs. Buffalo Sabres

Game of the Week; St. Cloud State-North Dakota
Two seasons ago St. Cloud State won the WCHA title by two points over North Dakota. The Huskies finished in a tie with Minnesota but won out on tiebreakers. Last season as North Dakota went into the final weekend of the NCHC season, it was poised to sweep Western Michigan and claim the inaugural Penrose Cup. It split with the Broncos and St. Cloud won out again, and claimed the league regular-season ...

Pregame Report: Intensity Rises as Ducks, Kings Renew Rivalry
By Kyle Shohara It’s been over three months since the Freeway Faceoff was held at Honda Center, and perhaps tonight provides a glimpse into a potential playoff matchup as the Ducks close out their three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Ki...

Long-time NHLer Brent Sopel announces retirement
Long-time NHLer Sopel retires

Slew foot lands Sharks' Couture maximum fine
Sharks' Couture fined for slew-footing

Notes: Wings show comeback knack
SAN JOSE, Calif. – It’s not that they want to play from behind, but the Red Wings seem to have a knack for it. “There’s just so much character in the room, it starts with the leadership,” said Luke Glendening, the former captain at the Universi...

ENNIS' STATUS UNCLEAR FOR SATURDAY
Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan will wait and see on the status of a few of his players heading into a two-game road trip to the Sunshine State. Prior to departing for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center, the te...

Defenseman Derek Forbort Has Been Assigned To Manchester
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have assigned defenseman Derek Forbort to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 6-4, 219-pound native of Duluth, Minn., appe...

Inside the Mind of Mike Sillinger, the Most Traded Player in NHL History
Mike Sillinger was traded an NHL record nine times during his career. Eight of those nine trades required Sillinger and his family to relocate to a new a city in the middle of a season. Despite his nomadic status—he played for a record 12 teams—Sillinger had 240 goals and 548 points over 1,049 games across 17 seasons. With the NHL's trade deadline Monday, mos...

Buffalo Sabres: Trade Deadline the Beginning of a Major Roster Overhaul
Monday's NHL trade deadline has been overshadowed in the past few days, with many of the talked-about targets moving a few days before the frenzy.  But no matter how busy the day is for the Buffalo Sabres and general manager Tim Murray, one thing is for certain: The Sabres will look a lot different in October. As it stands right now, the Sabres have

Jaromir Jagr Traded to Florida Panthers: What the Deal Means for Team
While not the most high-profile deal that has been made this season, the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils made headlines Thursday by agreeing to swap Jaromir Jagr for two draft picks, according to ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

Sharks' Couture fined $5K by NHL for slew foot
Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Friday for tripping Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith.

Bruins Week Ahead: 2/28 - 3/6
THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS… EIGHTH ANNUAL “CUTS FOR A CAUSE”: Patrice Bergeron is teaming up with 98.5 The Sports Hub and members of the 2014-15 Bruins roster for the eighth annual "Cuts for a Cause" event on Tuesday, March 24 from 4:3...

The 5 Biggest Villains in Pittsburgh Penguins History
Since it is the only major sport in North America that allows fighting to settle disputes, one could argue that hockey is made for villains. As part of the recently formed Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins now face old Patrick Division foes like the Philadelphia Flyers as well as the hated

Bruins Recall Jeremy Smith from Providence on an Emergency Basis
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 27, that the club has recalled goaltender Jeremy Smith from Providence on an emergency basis. Smith will join the Boston club on Friday in New Jersey and will be ...

Flames captain Giordano sidelined indefinitely
Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has been sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and won't play against the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Flames captain Giordano out versus Islanders
Flames captain Giordano out versus Islanders

Game-time decision for Victor Hedman when Blackhawks visit Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman participated in the team’s morning skate prior to the Bolts’ anticipated matchup tonight against Western Conference power Chicago and didn’t appear limited in any way. Hedman left Thursday’s practice b...

Ducks Reassign G LaBarbera to Norfolk (AHL)
The Ducks have reassigned goaltender Jason LaBarbera to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). LaBarbera, 35 (1/18/80), did not make an appearance in his most recent recall to Anaheim...

Injured Oilers Pitlick, Nikitin starting to skate again
Injured Oilers Pitlick, Nikitin starting to skate again

Morning Skate Updates: 2/27/15
Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak gets the start in goal tonight against the Flames. Halak is 32-13-0 this season and is on the cusp of setting a new Islanders’ single-season wins record. Halak made 22 saves in a 2-1 win over the Flames on Jan. 2. ...

BUFFALO JR. SABRES NOTEBOOK
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres picked a good time to get their first win of the year over the Georgetown Raiders. After being swept in the four-game season series with Georgetown, the Jr. Sabres entered the OJHL playoffs as the eighth seed in the South...

Bolts GameDay vs. Blackhawks


Washington Capitals Game Worn Jersey Sale is Set for March 1st


Minnesota Getting Back in the Thick of It
Coming out of the gate with a 7-1 record, coming off a national championship game appearance last season, everyone around the Minnesota hockey program believed it was just a matter of time until another Frozen Four appearance. But things have a way of changing quickly in college hockey, as someone around as long as head coach Don Lucia certainly knows. It isn't the first time one of his teams was ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Buzz from Around League as Deadline Approaches
March 2.  The trade deadline looms over an NHL season that features a number of teams that could win the Stanley Cup with one hot stretch in the playoffs. After all, there are 11 squads with more than 75 points as the campaign heads to its stretch run, and any one of them has the talent to challenge for the Cup. A well-timed trade could create some separation...

All-Star Legacy Treehouse Making an Impact
The trip from Bozeman, Montana to Columbus, Ohio is a long one — covering 1500 miles, two time zones and a litany of flyover states. It’s a trip that 15-year-old Jessica Uithoven knows all too well. She’s made the long trek from Bozeman to Columbu...

Flyers' Timonen set to return from blood clots
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who hasn't played this season after doctors found blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs, is close to returning to the ice.

 

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