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Name: In the Pressbox
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Merrill undergoes shoulder surgery
Newark, NJ – New Jersey Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero provided the following update on defenseman Jon Merrill. “This past Monday, Jon Merrill underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder. The procedure was perf...

Leafs' Marner could join Marlies if all pieces fall into place
Marner could join Marlies: Dubas

COYOTES NAME SEGAL AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the Club has hired Ari Segal as the team’s Chief Operating Officer. Segal will report to Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. ...

How a Nikita Kucherov goal helped Tampa couple name their child
Sports fans are known to name things after their favorite athletes. Whether it’s car, a pet or a child, the names stick and provide a backstory. (Remember Malkin Crosby Long?) So it’s no surprise that a Tampa area newborn, who entered the world early on Tuesday morning, shares a name with one of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s biggest stars. No, not Steven after captain Steven Stamkos. No, not...

Canucks support Fort McMurray with donation
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks for Kids Fund announced today a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help in aiding people affected by the Fort McMurray forest fires. “Our thoughts continue to be with the famili...

Game 6 'Just Another Step' for Sharks
SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks are one win from their first Stanley Cup Final, but coach Peter DeBoer wants his players to remember that even if they eliminate the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Wednesd...

Knights Keep Rolling in Win Over Huskies
The fate of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies at the 2016 Memorial Cup is now out of their hands. They will get at least one more contest to keep alive their hopes of bringing a Canadian Hockey League championship back to their Western Quebec mining city....

Why the Lightning will win Game 7
Why the Lightning will win Game 7

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Penguins vs. Lightning with Chris Johnston
It's a new edition of MAREK VS. WYSHYNSKI, and we're talking about: - Wysh and Chris Johnston from Sportsnet drink beer and talk Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, live from Tampa.  - T...

Top 20 Moments: 15-11
By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com The 2015-16 season was a wild ride that saw the Ducks erase a seemingly insurmountable 16-point deficit in the Pacific to earn their fourth consecutive division title on the final day of the regular season. Af...

Agnew: Little Things Helping Sharks Come Up Big
ST. LOUIS -- For additional insight into the Western Conference Final between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Gary Agnew to break down the action. Agnew will be checking in throughout the series. Agnew,...

Marc-Edouard Vlasic's defense puts Blues' offense in a pickle
ST. LOUIS – On a team full of flashy stars San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is as simple as they come. He doesn’t skate like Brent Burns. He can’t tip the puck like Joe Pavelski. He’s not an

O'REILLY PLAYED MAJOR ROLE FOR CANADA ON AND OFF THE ICE
Ryan O'Reilly lined up at center ice to take one last faceoff in Moscow, Russia on Sunday. He and Team Canada had just extended their lead to 2-0 over Finland with an empty-net goal in the Gold Medal Game, and only one second remained on the cloc...

Monumental Sports Network Receives Five Emmy Nominations for Broadcast Excellence
Washington, D.C. – Monumental Sports Network, which relaunched in March 2016 with mobile and OTT streaming devices and is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, received five Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Te...

Lightning enter into affiliation agreement with ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have entered into a one-year affiliation agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL today, the team announced. Kalamazoo will serve as the Lightning’s primary ECHL affiliate starting with the 2016-17 season...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Updated Conference Finals Bracket and Predictions
The Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a Game 7 opportunity at home after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on the road Tuesday, and now the St. Louis Blues are going to try to emulate that feat. Like the Penguins, the Blues lost a pivotal fifth game at home. Now they must go to San Jose Wednesday nigh...

Q&A: Peter Stastny might be retired, but he's still fighting
Q&A: Peter Stastny might be retired, but he's still fighting

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Penguins 5, Lightning 2
The Pittsburgh Penguins, facing elimination, played a desperate game. For the first two periods, the Lightning were unable to match Pittsburgh’s desperation level. While that disparity wasn’t the whole story of Game Six, it was a big part of it....

Hot takes, Panthers' changes and guarantees (Puck Daddy Countdown)
(Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 7. Writers of hot takes A few weeks ago Deadspin had an article about “The Death of the Hot Sports Take,” which as we know was a hot sports media take in and of itself because the...

#CBJ Best of the Web: May 25
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with our friends in the blogosphere. Please join us in welcoming back #CBJ Best of the Web! *clapping emojis* First, let’s take a look at the benefit of having our AHL pals right up the road, as well as ...

Jim Craig on selling "Miracle" gold medal, hockey inspirations (Puck Daddy Q&A)
Second thoughts? Jim Craig hasn’t had any. The goaltender for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team isn’t getting cold feet about deciding to part with some cherished memorabilia from the Team USA's gold medal winning run in Lake Placid, New York 36 years ago. After trying to sell a 19-piece lot that include...

Jim Craig on selling 'Miracle' gold medal, hockey inspirations (Puck Daddy Q&A)
Second thoughts? Jim Craig hasn’t had any. The goaltender for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team isn’t getting cold feet about deciding to part with some cherished memorabilia from the Team USA's gold medal winning run in Lake Placid, New York 36 years ago. After trying to sell a 19-piece lot that include...

NHL Betting Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks Game 6 Odds
It’s no surprise that the San Jose Sharks have been able to win two road games against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Final after the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars did the same thing in the first two rounds. The Sharks had the best away ...

NHL Playoffs 2016: Latest Stanley Cup Scores and Predictions
The Pittsburgh Penguins live to fight another day with a 5-2 Game 6 win on Tuesday over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa.  The San Jose Sharks have an opportunity to be the first team to punch its ticket to the Stanley Cup Final with a win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday night.  Let's take a look at how both series got to where ...

Hot takes, Panthers' changes and guarantees (Puck Daddy Countdown)
(Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 7. Writers of hot takes A few weeks ago Deadspin had an article about “The Death of the Hot Sports Take,” which as we know was a hot sports media take in and of itself because the...

Blue Jackets, City of Columbus team up for bike safety initiative
On Monday, a particularly sunny spring day in Columbus, groups of students excitedly gathered outside of South Mifflin Elementary for the City of Columbus’ Neighborhood Pride Bicycle Safety Festival, featuring everybody’s favorite bug: Stinger. ...

Sidney Crosby slices through Tampa defense, scores beauty (Video)
After tallying a late first period goal to take a 1-0 lead, the Pittsburgh Penguins made the most out of the middle 20 minutes of Game 5.   Facing elimination in Tampa, the Penguins scored twice to put the Lightning in position facing a 3-0 deficit as the final period approached. Topping off the two-goal second period was Sidney Crosb...

Jonathan Drouin goal ruled offside as Penguins win early challenge (Video)
The Tampa Bay Lightning thought they had grabbed the lead 5:12 into Game 6, but a wise challenge by Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan wiped the goal off the scoreboard.  Jonathan Drouin would have had his fifth goal of the postseason after pouncing on a loose puck in front of the Pittsburgh net, but the review showed...

Stanley Cup Final starts Monday, potential ‘Ninja Warrior’ conflict
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks are poised to close our their respective series in the next 48 hours. Or, perhaps, have the conference finals roll to a Game 7. Either way, the winners will have a relatively quick turnaround, as the NHL’s championship round begins on Monday.  The NHL announced that the 2016 Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday, a.k.a. May 30 a.k.a. Memorial Day a.k.a. ‘sorry we just ruined your beach plans, everyone.’ Media Day fo...

Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray: The Kid and the kid quiet critics
TAMPA, Fla. – Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray sat together in front of microphones after the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 6 victory at the Tampa Bay Lightning. One is The Kid, despite being 28 years old, hat turned forward. The other is the kid, turning 22 on Wednesday, hat turned backward.  Both answered their doubters and critics in their own way, willing the Eastern Conference Final to a Game 7 on Thursday night with a 5-2 win.  Crosby scored a goal and assisted on anothe...

Lightning lose goal, lose pucks and lose chance to end Penguins
TAMPA, Fla. – It happened again.  The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a chance to close out their opponent in the Eastern Conference Final, lose Game 6 on home ice. All the Lightning talked about leading up to Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins were the lessons they learned from last season’s blowout loss to the New York Rangers in the same scenario. About not squandering opportunities like this. About outplaying a foe that they knew would enter their build...

NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6
No. 1 Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Crosby scored what would end up being his third game-winning goal of the postseason to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead with 26 seconds left in the second period. It was the 49th postseason goal of his career. He also added an assist on Kessel’s opening tally. 

Penguins, Crosby force Game 7 vs. Lightning with 5-2 win
TAMPA, Fla. – For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning failed to close out an opponent in an Eastern Conference Final Game 6 at home.  The good news is that they went on to defeat the New York Rangers in Game 7 last year, earning a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The bad news is that the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t the New York Rangers. The Penguins forced a Game 7 on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over the Lightning. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an ass...

Behind the Beard: Sharks D-Man Brent Burns Is Full of Quirky Contradictions
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns isn't having such a fun time answering reporters' stock questions on a recent off day in the Western Conference Final. "OK, let's go, I only got a few minutes before I gotta do something else," Burns tells the first reporter to approach his locker at the San Jose Sharks' practice facility. In just a few seconds, a huge crowd has formed around him, and Burns 

Forsberg shuts out Reign for 3-0 series lead
CLEVELAND – After taking games one and two on Saturday and Sunday in California, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters defeated the defending Calder Cup Champions, the Ontario Reign, by a 4-0 score on Tuesday at The Q in Game 3 of the AHL’s Western Confe...

Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray: The Kid and the kid quiet critics
TAMPA, Fla. – Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray sat together in front of microphones after the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 6 victory at the Tampa Bay Lightning. One is The Kid, despite being 28 years old, hat turned forward. The other is the kid, turning 22 on Wednesday, hat turned backward.  Both answered their doubters and critics in their own way, willing the Eastern Conference Final to a Game 7 on Thursday night with a 5-2 win.  Crosby scored a goal and assisted on anothe...

Penguins' Big Guns Firing on All Cylinders Makes Them Favorites in ECF Game 7
If all players perform to their potential, there's little doubt how the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning will conclude. With all due respect to the Lightning—a good team that remains just one win away from a second consecutive appearance in the Stanley Cup Final—they don't have near the firepower of the Penguins, or the number of game-breakers. Ag...

Lightning lose goal, lose pucks and lose chance to end Penguins
TAMPA, Fla. – It happened again.  The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a chance to close out their opponent in the Eastern Conference Final, lose Game 6 on home ice. All the Lightning talked about leading up to Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins were the lessons they learned from last season’s blowout loss to the New York Rangers in the same scenario. About not squandering opportunities like this. About outplaying a foe that they knew would enter their build...

Penguins ride confidence all the way to Game 7
Pens ride confidence into Game 7

NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6
No. 1 Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Crosby scored what would end up being his third game-winning goal of the postseason to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead with 26 seconds left in the second period. It was the 49th postseason goal of his career. He also added an assist on Kessel’s opening tally. 

Penguins vs. Lightning: Game 6 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan made a wise choice. Sullivan elected to go with rookie goaltender Matt Murray on Tuesday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, and the youngster rewarded him with a 5-2 victory on the road over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. The series is now tied at three games apiece and will shift back to Pittsburgh for a decisive Game 7. The

Game 7 tickets on sale now
Tickets for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final between the Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning are on sale now. Game 7 will be played Thursday night at CONSOL Energy Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com; at the Dick's ...

Penguins, Crosby force Game 7 vs. Lightning with 5-2 win
TAMPA, Fla. – For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning failed to close out an opponent in an Eastern Conference Final Game 6 at home.  The good news is that they went on to defeat the New York Rangers in Game 7 last year, earning a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The bad news is that the Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t the New York Rangers. The Penguins forced a Game 7 on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over the Lightning. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an ass...

Sidney Crosby slices through Tampa defense, scores beauty (Video)
After tallying a late first period goal to take a 1-0 lead, the Pittsburgh Penguins made the most out of the middle 20 minutes of Game 5.   Facing elimination in Tampa, the Penguins scored twice to put the Lightning in position facing a 3-0 deficit as the final period approached. Topping off the two-goal second period was Sidney Crosb...

Joe Pavelski has Sharks on edge of Stanley Cup final
Pavelski has Sharks on edge of final

Vey's father pleads not guilty in alleged plot to murder wife
The father of an NHL player and his alleged lover have pleaded not guilty to charges that they plotted to murder their spouses in Saskatchewan.

Jonathan Drouin goal ruled offside as Penguins win early challenge (Video)
The Tampa Bay Lightning thought they had grabbed the lead 5:12 into Game 6, but a wise challenge by Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan wiped the goal off the scoreboard.  Jonathan Drouin would have had his fifth goal of the postseason after pouncing on a loose puck in front of the Pittsburgh net, but the review showed...

Sharks vet Marleau finally getting so very close
Sharks vet Marleau finally getting so very close

NHL Teams with the Best Draft Records Since 2006
With the 2016 NHL draft only a month away, it's worthwhile to spotlight several clubs that have successfully used the draft to build their rosters. Tampa Bay Lightning stars Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat are just a couple of notable draft selections to blossom into stars.  Producing a number of picks who become long-term NHL pl...

A lot has changed leading up to World Cup roster deadline
This is why you wait.

Lightning vs. Penguins: Game 6 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs
Lightning 0, Penguins 0 (1st Period) Jonathan Drouin's first-period goal was successfully challenged as offside by the Penguins, and Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh remain scoreless. Keep it locked right here for live updates. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Hinks and Elaine Shimberg honored as Lightning Community Heroes
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Hinks and Elaine Shimberg as the 50th Lightning Community Heroes of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Shimberg’s, who received a $50,000 don...

Maple Leafs put in strong showing at 2016 World Championships
The Toronto Maple Leafs had four players taking part at the 2016 IIHF World Championships in Russia this month. Here's how they fared... Morgan Rielly - Canada Rielly captured a gold medal at the World Championships, playing in all 10 games f...

Avalanche Signs Anton Lindholm
The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the team has signed defenseman Anton Lindholm to a three-year, entry-level contract. Born in Skelleftea, Sweden, Lindholm recently finished his second full season in the Swedish Hockey League with hi...

Bruins sign Kevan Miller to 4-year deal, for some reason
Kevan Miller was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, after making $800,000 last season. Instead, he’ll make $2.5 million next season, and three more after that, as the Boston Bruins re-signed him to a new four-year deal on Tuesday.  From the Bruins: In his third season with Boston, Miller competed in a career-high 71 games and also established career highs in goals (five), assists (13), points (18) and penalty minutes...

Stanley Cup Final starts Monday, potential ‘Ninja Warrior’ conflict
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks are poised to close our their respective series in the next 48 hours. Or, perhaps, have the conference finals roll to a Game 7. Either way, the winners will have a relatively quick turnaround, as the NHL’s championship round begins on Monday.  The NHL announced that the 2016 Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday, a.k.a. May 30 a.k.a. Memorial Day a.k.a. ‘sorry we just ruined your beach plans, everyone.’ Media Day fo...

Matt Murray named Game 6 starter for Penguins, facing elimination
TAMPA, Fla. – With their season on the line, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has decided to go back to rookie goalie Matt Murray after starter Marc-Andre Fleury took a loss in Game 5.  “Matt Murray is our starting goaltender,” said Sullivan, of Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at the Tampa Bay Lightning, “and the reason, just like we make all of our lineup decisions, is that we try to put players on the ice that we think try to give us the best chanc...

Pavelski on fire; Letang's recent struggles (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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  Did you think Jon Hamm was going to miss this game? Neit...

Jaromir Jagr will not play in World Cup of Hockey
The Czech Republic will be without one of their iconic stars for this year’s World Cup of Hockey.  According to Denik Sports via NHL.com, Jaromir Jagr declined an offer from team general manager Martin Rucinsky to participate in the tournament, which will run at the Air Canada Center in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. A Czech hockey spokesman confirmed the news to Puck Daddy.  ...

Shirtless David Puddy poses with David Puddy goalie mask (Photo)
The classic sitcom “Seinfeld” gave the pop culture world many enduring legacies...

What the heck is going on with the Florida Panthers?
For a while there, it looked like Scott Luce was going to outlast the Panthers in Florida.  He was involved in scouting for 14 years. That’s seven head coaches and five general managers in Florida Panthers’ terms. As director of scouting, he oversaw the construction of the Panthers team that won the Atlantic Division this season and produced two rookies of the year in Jonathan Huberdeau and Aaron Ekblad. Luce was promoted to director of player personnel last season. "Sco...

COYOTES TO HOLD NHL DRAFT VIEWING PARTY ON JUNE 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold a viewing party for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 from 3-7 p.m. at Gila River Arena. The first roun...

Bruins give defenseman Miller 4-year extension
Bruins give defenseman Miller 4-year extension

Blues switch back to veteran Elliott for Game 6
Blues switch back to veteran Elliott for Game 6

Where in the world is Vladimir Tarasenko?
Where in the world is Tarasenko?

Elliott Named Starting Goalie for Game 6
ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott will be between the pipes for the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against San Jose. Elliott had started 17 straight games before Jake Allen was called upon for Games 4 and 5 agai...

Bruins sign Kevan Miller to 4-year deal, for some reason
Kevan Miller was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, after making $800,000 last season. Instead, he’ll make $2.5 million next season, and three more after that, as the Boston Bruins re-signed him to a new four-year deal on Tuesday.  From the Bruins: In his third season with Boston, Miller competed in a career-high 71 games and also established career highs in goals (five), assists (13), points (18) and penalty minutes...

News Release: Senators agree to terms with forward Tom Pyatt on a one-year, two-way contract
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Tom Pyatt on a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $800,000 in the National Hockey...

Brian Elliott back in Blues' goal for Game 6 facing elimination
Ken Hitchcock,

Blackhawks agree to terms with Johansson, Kempny and Lundberg
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Lars Johansson, defenseman Michal (MY-kuhl) Kempny and forward Martin Lundberg on one-year contracts. Kempny, 25, registered 21 points (5G, 16A) through 59 ga...

Brian Elliott back in Blues' goal for Game 6 facing elimination
Ken Hitchcock, like Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is going back on a Game 5 decision regarding his goaltender. The Blues head coach announced on Tuesday that Brian Elliott will start Game 6, one day after Jake Allen allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. St. Louis heads back out west with their season ...

TMLtalkin' - Marlies Round Three
Chris Lund is joined by Todd Crocker to recap the Toronto Marlies' Round 2 series vs. Albany, talk about Rich Clune's heroics and bring you up to speed on the Eastern Conference Final between the Marlies and Hershey Bears.

Lightning fan Anthony Pedicini raises more than $24,000 for Beard-a-Thon
When Thomas Pedicini was afflicted with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003, his family's lives changed forever. When the 21-year-old became cancer-free a year later, Thomas and his brother Anthony decided they wanted to help fight the disease any way th...

The masked rookie reigns supreme
MONTREAL – The votes have been cast, the ballots have been counted, and only Mike Condon is left standing. As both an NHL rookie and a first-time Play of the Year nominee, pundits weren’t sure just how far Condon could go in this year’s bracket. However, after learning the tricks of the goaltending trade behind reigning league MVP Carey Price, the 26-year-old Massachusetts native ended the regular season armed with five entries into the 2015-16 competition. His golden ticket to the P...

W2W4: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 6
W2W4: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning, Game 6 ...

World Cup lessons learned from the Worlds
World Cup lessons learned from the Worlds

What the heck is going on with the Florida Panthers?
For a while there, it looked like Scott Luce was going to outlast the Panthers in Florida.  He was involved in scouting for 14 years. That’s seven head coaches and five general managers in Florida Panthers’ terms. As director of scouting, he oversaw the construction of the Panthers team that won the Atlantic Division this season and produced two rookies of the year in Jonathan Huberdeau and Aaron Ekblad. Luce was promoted to director of player personnel last season. "Sco...

Penguins' Murray tapped to start Game 6 vs. Lightning
Murray tapped to start Game 6

Tom Kostopoulos Re-signs with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have re-signed forward Tom Kostopoulos to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season. Kostopoulos enters his 18th season of professional hockey and ...

Why is Joe Pavelski So Darn Good?
It’s becoming so expected that maybe we should stop unexpecting it. That the Sharks erased a 3-2 deficit late in the second period of Game 5 of in St. Louis and won 6-3? With this Sharks team, not ‘that’ surprising. That Joe Pavelski added a...

Shirtless David Puddy poses with David Puddy goalie mask (Photo)
The classic sitcom “Seinfeld” gave the pop culture world many enduring legacies...

Bruins Sign Kevan Miller To A Four-Year Contract Extension; Sign Seth Griffith To A One-Year, Two-Way Contract Extension
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 24, that the team has signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a four-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season at an NHL cap figure of $2.5 million per year. The Bruins...

Kevan Miller, Bruins Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction
The Boston Bruins and defenseman Kevan Miller agreed to a four-year contract worth $10 million Tuesday, according to his agent, Peter Fish.  DJ Bean of WEEI reported the news. Miller, 28, had 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 71 games played in 2015-16.  Read more NHL news on BleacherR...

If the Tampa Bay Lightning win, will they touch the trophy?
If the Tampa Bay Lightning win, will they touch the trophy?

Pens pick rookie Murray for must-win Game 6
Pens pick rookie Murray for must-win Game 6

Lightning can advance to Stanley Cup Final with win tonight
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle remembers going into Game 6 at Amalie Arena last year in the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers with an overwhelming sense of confidence. The Lightning had just take control of the seri...

Oilers reporters lace up the skates for good cause
Oilers TV Reporter and Host Tom Gazzola, as well as edmontonoilers.com Head Writer Chris Wescott will be among the local media personalities lacing up for a good cause on May 28. The fourth annual DirtyBirds Charity Tournament will take place M...

Matt Murray named Game 6 starter for Penguins, facing elimination
TAMPA, Fla. – With their season on the line, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has decided to go back to rookie goalie Matt Murray after starter Marc-Andre Fleury took a loss in Game 5.  “Matt Murray is our starting goaltender,” said Sullivan, of Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at the Tampa Bay Lightning, “and the reason, just like we make all of our lineup decisions, is that we try to put players on the ice that we think try to give us the best chanc...

Pavelski on fire; Letang's recent struggles (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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  Did you think Jon Hamm was going to miss this game? Neit...

News Release: Ottawa Senators Foundation to donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Fort McMurray
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@SensFoundation) and the Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today a donation of $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of those people affected by the devastating forest fires in the region of Fort...

Lightning on verge of repeating ultra-rare feat
Lightning on verge of repeating ultra-rare feat

Final Team North America roster projections
Final Team North America roster projections

Jaromir Jagr will not play in World Cup of Hockey
The Czech Republic will be without one of their iconic stars for this year’s World Cup of Hockey.  According to Denik Sports via NHL.com, Jaromir Jagr declined an offer from team general manager Martin Rucinsky to participate in the tournament, which will run at the Air Canada Center in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. A Czech hockey spokesman confirmed the news to Puck Daddy.  ...

Hard Work Paying Off for Pavelski
ST. LOUIS -- Through the years, as the San Jose Sharks kept falling short in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Joe Pavelski kept developing chemistry with teammate Joe Thornton. Through the years, as the Sharks kept being called underachievers, Pavelsk...

Wild Signs Chase Lang To Entry-Level Contract
The Minnesota Wild has signed forward Chase Lang to a three-year, entry-level contract. Lang, 19 (9/13/96), notched 63 points (27-36=63) including eight power-play goals and five game-winning goals and 76 PIM in 69 games with the Vancouver Gia...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Stanley Cup Final Dates, TV Info and Latest Odds
The Stanley Cup conference finals are wrapping up, and by Friday we'll know which two teams will face off in the Stanley Cup Final beginning in early June.  In the Eastern Conference, the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 and will look to take the series in their matchup on Tuesday.   Meanwhile in the West, the San Jose Sharks ...

Capitals and MSE Foundation Volunteers Visit Fort Dupont for Service Project
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, Capitals wives Mandy Alzner, Brandi Holtby, Katie Niskanen, Kim Trotz and Taylor Winnik, Red Rockers, Slapshot and 100 fans participated in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation...

The 8 reasons that Russian hockey urination video is very fake (Puck List)


How Quenneville scored 'The Goal'
It’s now known simply as “The Goal.” John Quenneville’s sensational tally at the 2016 Memorial Cup on Saturday has been not only one of the top sports plays of the week, but one of the most talked about highlights of the hockey season. On a ...

NHL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game 6 Odds
Following losses in the last two games of the Eastern Conference Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins have gone from Stanley Cup favorites to underdogs. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from series underdogs to favorites, but they will host the Penguins...

The 8 reasons that Russian hockey urination video is very fake (Puck List)


Cassidy, Pandolfo To Join Bruins Coaching Staff; Whissel Named Bruins Director Of Sports Performance And Rehab
BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 24, that the Bruins have hired Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo as assistant coaches. Cassidy and Pandolfo will join Joe Sacco and Bob Essensa on Head Coach Claude Julien’s coac...

NHL Draft 2016: Ranking the Most NHL-Ready Prospects
The 2016 NHL draft may deliver as many NHL-ready players as the 2015 edition. Although eight men from that draft played at least one game in the NHL during 2015-16 season, only three players—Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah ...

NHL Playoffs 2016: Latest Stanley Cup Standings, Predictions and Key Storylines
Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan has a tough decision to make when it comes to his starting goaltender in Game 6 of his team's series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The Penguins dropped a 4-3 overtime decision at home to the Lightning on Sunday night, and they now trail the series 3-2. After a brilliant run that started late in the regular season, the Penguins are in danger of seein...

NHL Three Stars: Sharks down Blues in pivotal Game 5
No. 1 Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks The San Jose captain fired two goals to give him an NHL leading 12 this playoffs in the Sharks’ 6-3 Game 5 win over the St. Louis Blues. He also added one assist. San Jose is up 3...

Pressure builds on slumping Vladimir Tarasenko after Game 5
ST. LOUIS – Vladimir Tarasenko is just one shot on goal away from busting his series-long slump and gaining some confidence in the Western Conference Final. At least that’s how Blues coach Ken Hitchcock sees it for his struggling sniper who finished Game 5 without a goal in his team’s 6-3 loss. “He's struggled offensively, he hasn't gotten the looks offensively that he normally gets,” Hitchcock said. “But he's one shift away from breaking it open. It's like any ot...

Joe Pavelski tips Sharks to verge of first Cup Final
ST. LOUIS – The puck zipped off the stick of Brent Burns towards the white stick of Joe Pavelski at the start of the third period of Game 5 of the Western Conference Final between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. The two have practiced that type of play over-and-over again so Pavelski knew exactly what to do and how to do it. He timed the puck perfectly with his stick and tapped the puck down towards an area of the net that wasn’t protected by St. Louis goaltender Jake A...

Jagr won't play for Czechs at World Cup of Hockey
Jagr won't play for Czechs at World Cup of Hockey

NHL Three Stars: Sharks down Blues in pivotal Game 5
No. 1 Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks The San Jose captain fired two goals to give him an NHL leading 12 this playoffs in the Sharks’ 6-3 Game 5 win over the St. Louis Blues. He also added one assist. San Jose is up 3...

Pressure builds on slumping Vladimir Tarasenko after Game 5
ST. LOUIS – Vladimir Tarasenko is just one shot on goal away from busting his series-long slump and gaining some confidence in the Western Conference Final. At least that’s how Blues coach Ken Hitchcock sees it for his struggling sniper who finished Game 5 without a goal in his team’s 6-3 loss. “He's struggled offensively, he hasn't gotten the looks offensively that he normally gets,” Hitchcock said. “But he's one shift away from breaking it open. It's like any ot...

San Jose Sharks' Veteran Core Climbs to New Level Against Blues in WCF
With a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night, the San Jose Sharks progressed deeper into the playoffs than any previous edition of the team. This is the Sharks' fourth trip to the Western Conference Final, but it's the first time San Jose has won more than two games. The previous high-water mark for the franchise came in 2004, when it lost in six games to the Calgary Flames. ...

Sharks 'don't care' about St. Louis Blues' adjustments
ST. LOUIS – The San Jose Sharks haven’t done any extra work to deal with all the adjustments the St. Louis Blues made for Game 4 of the Western Conference Final in advance of their Game 5 matchup. Even though coach Ken Hitchcock put his lines in a blender, changed his goaltender and shifted his forechecking strategy to earn a 6-3 win and knot the serie...

Lightning vow to avoid all manner of traps vs. Penguins in Game 6
TAMPA, Fla. – Evgeni Malkin said it, on the eve of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Final: “I believe in my team. I believe in myself. We can come back to Pittsburgh for sure.” You might need a taffy pull to stretch that to a Game 6 guarantee, but that’s still one of the Pittsburgh Penguins veteran leaders saying the series could surely go seven games. “Let’s be honest: What’s he supposed to say? ‘Oh, we’re done, we’re just going down there for a formalit...

Sullivan's choices; Foley committed to Vegas; USMNT recruiting problem (Puck Headlines)
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Blues need goals from Tarasenko to beat Sharks in Game 5
ST. LOUIS –  Vladimir Tarasenko isn’t used to playing hockey for the St. Louis Blues this time of year. In the 24-year-old sniper’s prior go-arounds in the playoffs, his team has been ousted in the first-round. And with this new experience comes adjustment for Tarasenko, who scored 40 goals in the regular season but hasn’t scored this series. “When it’s hot outside, you never get used to play this far away. It’s a really good feeling,” Tarasenko said. “You ...

Rating the Sidney Crosby media hot takes after Game 5 loss
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one loss away from elimination in the Eastern Conference Final. They’re also two wins away from making the Stanley Cup Final, but that level of optimism and appreciation of their accomplishments is soooooo very Game 3. As a result, captain Sidney Crosby is getting called out for the team’s lack of success and his own struggles, having turned in a poor effort in Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s three ...

Has Ken Hitchcock gotten on Peter DeBoer's nerves with off-ice talk?
ST. LOUIS – At this point of the Western Conference Final, San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer seems tired of answering questions about the St. Louis Blues’ strategies and the moves of their coach Ken Hitchcock. Since the Sharks lost Game 4 at home, anything St. Louis or Hitchcock related has been met with a short answer and a sense of unease. “Who has a relationship in the Stanley Cup semifinals?” DeBoer pointed out when asked about the off-ice gamesmanship between th...

Blues mum on Backes, Fabbri injuries before Game 5
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues captain David Backes and forward Robby Fabbri did not participate in the team’s optional morning skate before Monday's Game 5 at Scottrade Center. Backes was on the bench, but did not play the second and third periods of the Blues’ Game 4 win at the San Jose Sharks that tied their series at 2-2. Fabbri missed most of the third period. After Game 4 Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said both players “should be good to go” for Game 5. He was...

Blues face must-win game for third time in playoffs
Blues face must-win game again

Rapid Reaction: San Jose Sharks 6, St. Louis Blues 3
Rapid Reaction: San Jose Sharks 6, St. Louis Blues 3 ...

Sharks vs. Blues: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs
The San Jose Sharks are one win away from their first-ever Stanley Cup Final appearance. They defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night at Scottrade Center to take a 3-2 series lead. Joe Pavelski scored two goals for the Sharks, including the game-winning goal 16 seconds into the third period. Sharks goalie Martin Jones rebounded from a t...

Sharks on brink of Stanley Cup Final after Game 5 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS – The San Jose Sharks said

Troy Brouwer bats puck out of mid-air for gorgeous goal (Video)
ST. LOUIS – Troy Brouwer continued his big postseason run with a gorgeous goal in the first period of Game 5 between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks.  Blues forward Paul Stastny drove into the Sharks’ zone and fired a shot on goaltender Martin Jones who made the initial save. On the rebound left by Jones, the ...

Fabbri, Backes in for Game 5 of conference final after Game 4 injuries
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues forwards David Backes and Robby Fabbri entered the lineup for Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks.  Both did not skate at Scottrade Center before the game. In Game 4, Backes suffered an upper body injury and Fabbri had a lower body injury. Backes was on the bench, but did not play the second and third periods of the Blues’ Game 4 win at the San Jose Sharks that tied thei...

The case for Murray over Fleury
The case for Murray over Fleury

Joe Pavelski tips Sharks to verge of Cup Final
ST. LOUIS – The puck zipped off the stick of Brent Burns towards the white stick of Joe Pavelski at the start of the third period of Game 5 of the Western Conference Final between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. The two have practiced that type of play over-and-over again so Pavelski knew exactly what to do and how to do it. He timed the puck perfectly with his stick and tapped the puck down towards an area of the net that wasn’t protected by St. Louis goaltender Jake A...

Game Notes - Blues 3, Sharks 6
-Jaden Schwartz scored his 4th goal of the postseason, breaking a 13-game scoreless drought -Troy Brouwer scored his 8th goal of the postseason. He now shares 3rd in the NHL this postseason. -Brouwer now has 3 goals in the past 2 games and...

Sharks scratch and claw to beat Blues in Game 5
Sharks scratch and claw to beat Blues

Sharks on brink of Stanley Cup Final after Game 5 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS – The San Jose Sharks said

Troy Brouwer bats puck out of mid-air for gorgeous goal (Video)
ST. LOUIS – Troy Brouwer continued his big postseason run with a gorgeous goal in the first period of Game 5 between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks.  Blues forward Paul Stastny drove into the Sharks’ zone and fired a shot on goaltender Martin Jones who made the initial save. On the rebound left by Jones, the ...

Fabbri, Backes in for Game 5 of conference final after Game 4 injuries
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues forwards David Backes and Robby Fabbri entered the lineup for Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks.  Both did not skate at Scottrade Center before the game. In Game 4, Backes suffered an upper body injury and Fabbri had a lower body injury. Backes was on the bench, but did not play the second and third periods of the Blues’ Game 4 win at the San Jose Sharks that tied thei...

Blues' Backes, Fabbri to play despite injuries
Blues' Backes, Fabbri to play despite injuries ...

Matt Dumba gets big Calgary welcome after winning gold
Dumba gets big Calgary welcome

Time for Penguins stars such as Kris Letang to step up
Time for Penguins stars to step up

Lightning don't want to play a Game 7
Lightning don't want to play a Game 7

Sharks vs. Blues: Game 5 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs
The St. Louis Blues will hope the momentum they earned from Saturday will propel them to a victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. The Blues recovered from a shutout loss to the Sharks in Game 3 with a 6-3 win at the SAP Center in Game 4. A third victory in the series Monday would hand the Blues the ability to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday in San Jose. San Jose, which gave up two goals in the fir...

Sutter Brothers Receive the WHL Milestone Award
Red Deer, AB – Western Hockey League Commissioner Ron Robison, on behalf of the WHL Board of Governors, announced today that the legendary Sutter brothers will be honoured with the WHL Milestone Award at a WHL Reception Sunday evening as part of t...

Blues' Backes, Fabbri game-time decisions
Blues' Backes, Fabbri game-time decisions

Rating the Sidney Crosby media hot takes after Game 5 loss
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one loss away from elimination in the Eastern Conference Final. They’re also two wins away from making the Stanley Cup Final, but that level of optimism and appreciation of their accomplishments is soooooo very Game 3. As a result, captain Sidney Crosby is getting called out for the team’s lack of success and his own struggles, having turned in a poor effort in Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s three ...

Has Ken Hitchcock gotten on Peter DeBoer's nerves with off-ice talk?
ST. LOUIS – At this point of the Western Conference Final, San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer seems tired of answering questions about the St. Louis Blues’ strategies and the moves of their coach Ken Hitchcock. Since the Sharks lost Game 4 at home, anything St. Louis or Hitchcock related has been met with a short answer and a sense of unease. “Who has a relationship in the Stanley Cup semifinals?” DeBoer pointed out when asked about the off-ice gamesmanship between th...

Sharks Ready to Bounce Back in Game 5
SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks have been masters of the quick fix throughout the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they're confident they can do it again after losing 6-3 to the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center...

ASU’s Newmeyer Among Arizona’s Rising Stars
Arizona State University defenseman Drew Newmeyer doesn’t come from a traditional hockey background. His father grew up in Pennsylvania, but didn’t start playing hockey until he was in his twenties. Drew himself is born and raised in Arizo...

John Brophy passes away at 83
It is with great sadness on Monday the Toronto Maple Leafs learned of the passing of former head coach John Brophy. He was 83 years old. A native of Antigonish, N.S., Brophy was a defenceman for a number of years in the minor league ranks -- p...

Top 20 Moments: 20-16
Top Moments: 20-16 The 2015-16 season was a wild ride that saw the Ducks erase a seemingly insurmountable 16-point deficit in the Pacific to earn their fourth consecutive division title on the final day of the regular season. After resuming pla...

W2W4: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues, Game 5
W2W4: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues, Game 5

Lightning vow to avoid all manner of traps vs. Penguins in Game 6
TAMPA, Fla. – Evgeni Malkin said it, on the eve of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Final: “I believe in my team. I believe in myself. We can come back to Pittsburgh for sure.” You might need a taffy pull to stretch that to a Game 6 guarantee, but that’s still one of the Pittsburgh Penguins veteran leaders saying the series could surely go seven games. “Let’s be honest: What’s he supposed to say? ‘Oh, we’re done, we’re just going down there for a formalit...

Sullivan's choices; Foley committed to Vegas; USMNT recruiting problem (Puck Headlines)
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Draft Prospect Bellows Finds Ways To Score
ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo on June 24-25. Kieffer Bellows is the No. 10-ranked North American skater in the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings. The Avalanche has the 1...

Blues need goals from Tarasenko to beat Sharks in Game 5
ST. LOUIS –  Vladimir Tarasenko isn’t used to playing hockey for the St. Louis Blues this time of year. In the 24-year-old sniper’s prior go-arounds in the playoffs, his team has been ousted in the first-round. And with this new experience comes adjustment for Tarasenko, who scored 40 goals in the regular season but hasn’t scored this series. “When it’s hot outside, you never get used to play this far away. It’s a really good feeling,” Tarasenko said. “You ...

Blues mum on Backes, Fabbri injuries before Game 5
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues captain David Backes and forward Robby Fabbri did not participate in the team’s optional morning skate before Monday's Game 5 at Scottrade Center. Backes was on the bench, but did not play the second and third periods of the Blues’ Game 4 win at the San Jose Sharks that tied their series at 2-2. Fabbri missed most of the third period. After Game 4 Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said both players “should be good to go” for Game 5. He was...

Florida Panthers Announce American Hockey League Affiliation with Springfield Hockey, LLC
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have signed a multi-year affiliation agreement with Springfield Hockey, LLC of the American Hockey League to serve as the Panthers AHL af...

Sharks 'don't care' about St. Louis Blues' adjustments
ST. LOUIS – The San Jose Sharks haven’t done any extra work to deal with all the adjustments the St. Louis Blues made for Game 4 of the Western Conference Final in advance of their Game 5 matchup. Even though coach Ken Hitchcock put his lines in a blender, changed his goaltender and shifted his forechecking strategy to earn a 6-3 win and knot the serie...

McDavid's 'glitter goal' and other standouts from hockey worlds
Golden goal, meet glitter goal

Former Leafs coach John Brophy dead at 83
Former NHL head coach John Brophy has died

Did American fan urinate on Datsyuk’s skate in Russian locker room? (Video)
Team USA was embarrassed in the bronze medal game of the IIHF world championships, 7-2, at the hands of host Russia. Well, as embarrassed as a...

Former Leafs, ECHL coach Brophy dies at 83
Former Leafs, ECHL coach Brophy dies at 83

DeGregorio Signs 3-Year Extension With Atlantic Hockey
Atlantic Hockey has signed commissioner Bob DeGregorio to a three-year contract extension, keeping him on board through the 2018-19 season. "We are pleased to secure Commissioner DeGregorio's leadership of the Atlantic Hockey Conference for the next three years" said Lou Spiotti, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at RIT and the Chair of the Executive Committee for Atlantic Hockey. "His ...

Malkin: Pens 'for sure' coming home for Game 7
Malkin: Pens 'for sure' coming home for Game 7 ...

Burns: Three things we learned from taking control in Pittsburgh
The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. That statement might have seemed beyond the realm of possibility halfway through Game 5 as the Lightning trailed 2-0 and struggled to get shots on Pittsburgh go...

Did American fan urinate on Datsyuk’s skate in Russian locker room? (Video)
Team USA was embarrassed in the bronze medal game of the IIHF world championships, 7-2, at the hands of host Russia. Well, as embarrassed as a...

John Brophy, legendary hockey coach, dead at 83
John Brophy, the long-time hockey coach who spent three years behind the bench for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at the age of 83, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Brophy coached just like his played: with toughness. One glance at his career playing statistics will show you that he wasn’t one who would back away fro...

Ruggiero Leads Girls Hockey Event
Growing up, Angela Ruggiero remembers being one of two female hockey players her age in the entire state of California. The Olympic gold medalist played on a boy’s team with her brother, as there weren’t enough girls her age to complete a forwa...

Nikita Kucherov, Heartbreak Kid for the Tampa Bay Lightning
PITTSBURGH – The Heartbreak Kid was the story in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, his star-power and influence undeniable in its outcome.  No, not Shawn Michaels – the other one. The Russian one, with the bolt of electricity on his chest. It’s easy to forget that Kucherov is effectively a kid in hockey terms: 22 years old, having completed his third full season in the NHL. It’s impossible to miss the impact he’s had on this series against the Pittsb...

Georges Laraque helps detain suspect in alleged kidnapping
A 24-year-old man who allegedly attempted to abduct a seven-year-old child in a Montreal park was thwarted by a group of family members and former NHLers Georges Laraque. According to police, the young girl was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park when a man came up and spoke with her. Moments later, he allegedly grabbed her and began to walk away before he was tackled by family members and restrained until police arrived. 

Murray, Jenner win gold with Team Canada at World Championship
Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers) scored the winning goal and Cam Talbot (Oilers) made 16 saves to lead Canada to its second consecutive gold medal with a 2-0 win against Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship at Ice Palace in Moscow on Sunday...

John Brophy, legendary hockey coach, dead at 83
John Brophy, the long-time hockey coach who spent three years behind the bench for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at the age of 83, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Brophy coached just like his played: with toughness. One glance at his career playing statistics will show you that he wasn’t one who would back away fro...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Game 5 Preview and TV Info for Sharks vs. Blues
It took a whole three games for the St. Louis Blues to finally find their offensive groove. All it took was playing the way they've played all postseason long; aggressive and fast. Their 6-3 win in Game 4 over the San Jose Sharks showed the Blues are very much capable of getting their offense going. What made that victory even more emphatic was Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko was held without a point for the fourth time in this series.  ...

Nikita Kucherov, Heartbreak Kid for the Tampa Bay Lightning
PITTSBURGH – The Heartbreak Kid was the story in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final, his star-power and influence undeniable in its outcome.  No, not Shawn Michaels – the other one. The Russian one, with the bolt of electricity on his chest. It’s easy to forget that Kucherov is effectively a kid in hockey terms: 22 years old, having completed his third full season in the NHL. It’s impossible to miss the impact he’s had on this series against the Pittsb...

Georges Laraque helps detain suspect in alleged kidnapping
A 24-year-old man who allegedly attempted to abduct a seven-year-old child in a Montreal park was thwarted by a group of family members and former NHLers Georges Laraque. According to police, the young girl was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park when a man came up and spoke with her. Moments later, he allegedly grabbed her and began to walk away before he was tackled by family members and restrained until police arrived. 

Werenski showing why "everyone's so excited about him"
Zach Werenski is playing his first games as a professional hockey player this spring, and it’s safe to say he’s made the most of it. On top of that, he's doing so in a high-pressure playoff run...as an 18-year-old. After scoring one goal in ...

Penguins Sign Forward Jake Guentzel to a Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jake Guentzel to a three-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The two-way contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and...

Cats & Coffee: Matheson wins gold, Who’s ready for summer camp?
Cats & Coffee: Matheson wins gold, Who’s ready for summer camp? Good morning and welcome to “Cats & Coffee,” a weekly segment in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.  The 2016 IIHF Me...

NHL Playoffs 2016: Latest Stanley Cup Scores, Standings, Odds and Predictions
The conference finals of the 2016 NHL playoffs feature a pair of tight matchups, as each series is guaranteed to go at least six games. The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues are deadlocked at 2-2, while the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a close 3-2 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Home ice has not proved to be much of an advantage in this round of the postseason. ...

What We Learned: NHL free agent blues for Backes, Brouwer
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) The NHL is getting smarter every year. Despite that, some bad free agent decisions get made every summer.  How many times has it happened that a strong playoff performance by an otherwise just-OK player results in too many dollars f...

What We Learned: NHL free agent blues for Backes, Brouwer
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) The NHL is getting smarter every year. Despite that, some bad free agent decisions get made every summer.  How many times has it happened that a strong playoff performance by an otherwise just-OK player results in too many dollars f...

 

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