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Pateryn pride
MONTREAL – Sixty miles is all that separated the Pateryns' former home in Sterling Heights from Ann Arbor, MI. That meant that George Pateryn and his wife, Jenny, enjoyed a treat few parents are privy to when their son or daughter heads off to college to pursue their athletic dreams. Between 2008 and 2012, they didn’t have to travel far at all to see their son, Greg, ply his trade at the University of Michigan for legendary bench boss and former Habs forward Red Berenson. It was there t...

Maple Leafs, Penguins bias and World Cup ads (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. Bob Hartley As the Flames stumbled out of the gate, going 3-8-1 in October. Around the end...

Murray Sets Penguins Record with 47 Saves in Regulation Win
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray stopped 47 of the 49 shots he faced in Monday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, setting a new franchise playoff record for most saves in a non-overtime victory, per ESPN Stats & Info. With Penguins...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 5, Islanders 4 - OT
This game had a number of storylines – drastic momentum swings, blown leads, numerous scoring chances and dramatic goals. But the overriding storyline was this. All night, the Lightning took hits from the Islanders – both literal and figurative ...

NHL Playoffs 2016: Latest Stanley Cup Predictions and Schedule Info
Slowly but surely, the NHL's Stanley Cup picture is getting clearer as second-round series in both the Eastern and Western Conferences are nearing their halfway points.  Eight teams remain, and there will be a Stanley Cup champion not named the Los Angeles Kings or Chicago Blackhawks for the first time since the Boston Bruins won it all in 2011. In fact, of the...

NHL Three Stars: Lightning down Islanders in OT; Blues crush Stars
No. 1 Star: Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning Hedman was an all-around force for the Lightning in their 5-4 overtime win over the New York Islanders. He scored a goal, notched two assists and played 30:15 total. Hedman had the secondary helper on Nikita Kucherov’s game-tying goal that sent the game to OT and the primary assist on Brian Boyle’s game-winner. The Lightning lead the series 2-1. 

St. Louis offense overpowers Dallas goaltenders in Game 3 win
Before Tuesday’s Game 3 at the St. Louis Blues the Dallas Stars tried to play coy with their goaltenders.  Coach Lindy Ruff wouldn’t say who would start, perhaps to confuse the Blues in their preparation. The Stars ended up using both netminders, but neither could stop St. Louis’ offense in the Blues’ 6-1 drubbing of the Stars. 

NHL Three Stars: Lightning down Islanders in OT; Blues crush Stars
No. 1 Star: Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning Hedman was an all-around force for the Lightning in their 5-4 overtime win over the New York Islanders. He scored a goal, notched two assists and played 30:15 total. Hedman had the secondary helper on Nikita Kucherov’s game-tying goal that sent the game to OT and the primary assist on Brian Boyle’s game-winner. The Lightning lead the series 2-1. 

St. Louis offense overpowers Dallas goaltenders in Game 3 win
Before Tuesday’s Game 3 at the St. Louis Blues the Dallas Stars tried to play coy with their goaltenders.  Coach Lindy Ruff wouldn’t say who would start, perhaps to confuse the Blues in their preparation. The Stars ended up using both netminders, but neither could stop St. Louis’ offense in the Blues’ 6-1 drubbing of the Stars. 

Game Notes - Blues 6, Stars 1
-The St. Louis Blues scored 6 goals and had 12 different players contribute with at least a point in their Game 3 victory. The Blues now lead the series 2-1 -Alexander Steen scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the postseason. It was his 2nd multi...

Predators' big guns step up in Game 3 win over Sharks
Predators' big guns step up in Game 3

Tatar had higher expectations for season
DETROIT – It wasn’t what Tomas Tatar was hoping to achieve. The Red Wings’ forward had far higher expectations for this third NHL season, especially since he was coming off such a successful second full campaign in Detroit the previous year. ...

Jack Capuano unhappy with hit that led to Lightning OT winner
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jack Capuano’s frustration was evident following the New York Islanders’ Game 3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The build up for Brian Boyle’s winning goal was aided by a headshot that went uncalled, he believes.  Early in overtime, Boyle took out Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey with a high hit along the boards. Hickey’s intended pass was intercepte...

Jack Capuano unhappy with hit that led to Lightning OT winner
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jack Capuano’s frustration was evident following the New York Islanders’ Game 3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The build up for Brian Boyle’s winning goal was aided by a headshot that went uncalled, he believes.  Early in overtime, Boyle took out Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey with a high hit along the boards. Hickey’s intended pass was intercepte...

Flames GM Treliving cites style of play in Hartley firing
Treliving cites style of play in Hartley firing

Game 3 Recap: Lightning 5, Islanders 4 OT
That’s a loss that hurts. Thomas Hickey, who had been an aggressive force throughout the game, took a high hit from Brian Boyle in overtime, setting off a sequence that led to Boyle’s winner, giving the Lightning a 5-4 win in Game 3 and a 2-1 s...

Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)
Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)

Tony X. celebrated by St. Louis Blues at Game 3
Viral sensation Tony X. received a hero’s welcome at Scottrade Center on Tuesday. He mugged for photos, was videoed by the St. Louis Blues, shown on the jumbotron, and tweeted out a few observations from the contest.  It was reportedly the first live NHL game for Anthony Holmes (aka Tony X. on Twitter) who became a social media hero during Game 7 of the Blues’

Hickey crushes Drouin with massive open-ice hit (Video)
New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey exploded into Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin with a big open-ice hit in the second period of Game 3 of their second-round series.  The body check happened midway through the frame. Drouin tried to skate the puck into the Islanders zone looked down for a second and then Hickey hit into Drouin. 

Ryan Reaves blows kiss at Stars bench after fight (Video)
St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves got up from a fight with Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie, looked at the opposing bench and blew a kiss. The situation happened near the end of Game 3 between the Stars and Blues, a 6-1 St. Louis blowout. Stars defenseman Stephen Johns lined up Blues star blue liner Alex Pietrangelo and hit him hard into the boards. This ang...

Ryan Reaves blows kiss at Stars' bench after fight (Video)
St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves got up from a fight with Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie, looked at the opposing bench and blew a kiss. The situation happened near the end of Game 3 between the Stars and Blues, a 6-1 St. Louis blowout. Stars defenseman Stephen Johns lined up Blues star blue liner Alex Pietrangelo and hit him hard into the boards. This ang...

Isles' Capuano incensed by Boyle's hit on Hickey
Isles' Capuano incensed by Boyle's hit on Hickey

Predators ride Shea Weber blast, strong third to Game 3 win
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber came back from an early slip up to hammer the game-winning goal in his team’s 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of their series.  Weber also finished with one assist in 24:02 of action. This brought the series to 2-1 in favor of the Sharks with Game 4 on Thursday in Nashville. [

Predators ride Shea Weber blast, strong third to Game 3 win
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber came back from an early slip up to hammer the game-winning goal in his team’s 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of their series.  Weber also finished with one assist in 24:02 of action. This brought the series to 2-1 in favor of the Sharks with Game 4 on Thursday in Nashville. [

NHL Playoffs Roundup: Lightning Show They Won't Be Bullied in OT Win over Isles
The play that ended the game made a huge statement. The Tampa Bay Lightning can’t be bullied. In fact, they can employ some intimidation tactics of their own. Big Brian Boyle of the Bolts hammered Thomas Hickey at the New York Islanders' blue line in overtime and then started a rush that ended when he found himself all alone with a loose puck at the side of the net. Boyle's gift of...

Drouin sticks it to Islanders in wild Game 3 win for Lightning
Drouin sticks it to Islanders in wild win

Five potential coaching candidates for the Calgary Flames
5 coaching candidates for Flames

Blues vs. Stars: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs
Antti Niemi gets the nod in net for the Dallas Stars for Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Keep it here for live updates on all the action.   First intermission: St. Louis 2, Dallas 1 Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

NHL Betting Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 4 Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins can put the top-seeded Washington Capitals on the brink of elimination with their third straight win in Game 4 of their series on Wednesday. The Penguins host the Capitals again in Game 4 as -120 betting favorit...

Tony X. celebrated by St. Louis Blues at Game 3
Viral sensation Tony X. received a hero’s welcome at Scottrade Center on Tuesday. He mugged for photos, was videoed by the St. Louis Blues, shown on the jumbotron, and tweeted out a few observations from the contest.  It was reportedly the first live NHL game for Anthony Holmes (aka Tony X. on Twitter) who became a social media hero during Game 7 of the Blues’

Avalanche Farm Report: May 3
San Antonio Rampage The San Antonio Rampage finished the 2015-16 season in seventh place in the Pacific Division with a 33-35-8-0 (74 points) record and a .487 win percentage. The club got off to a good start, winning five of its first six games ...

Lightning's Drouin leaves Game 3 after hard hit
Lightning's Drouin leaves Game 3 after hard hit ...

Giordano, Subban, Martin named NHL's Foundation Player finalists
NHL Foundation Player finalists announced

Hickey crushes Drouin with massive open-ice hit (Video)
New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey exploded into Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin with a big open-ice hit in the second period of Game 3 of their second-round series.  The body check happened midway through the frame. Drouin tried to skate the puck into the Islanders zone looked down for a second and then Hickey hit into Drouin. 

Sharks vs. Predators: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs
After taking care of business at home in the first two games of their Western Conference semifinal series, the San Jose Sharks will look to take a commanding 3-0 advantage over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.  San Jose opened the best-of-seven series with a 5-2 win in Game 1 before earning a 3-2 victory in Game 2 at the SAP Center.  If...

Jets will dig deep into character before making draft pick
Jets will dig deep into character before draft

Advertisement Kings
Los Angeles, it is the entertainment capital of the world. Based mere miles from Hollywood from their homes in the South Bay and the team’s showcase venue at STAPLES Center, even Kings players have had their cameos in Television commercials fro...

Flames GM says Hartley took players ‘as far as he could take them’
So did Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving fire his coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday because Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau became available roughly three days earlier?  “Today’s decision wasn’t based on anyone sitting in the on-deck circle. Today’s decision isn’t ‘is there a prettier girl at the dance?’” he said. But seriously, was it about Boudreau? “I don’t know Bruce,” he said. “We did this decision today with nobody else in mind. We’ll do a...

Kris Letang suspended for Game 4 vs. Capitals; right call?
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was suspended one game on Tuesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for illegally checking Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson in the first period of Game 3 of their conference semifinal series.  Hence, Letang will miss Game 4 of the their series. Which is pretty significant when you consider defenseman Olli Maatta is also likely out for Game 4 after Brooks Oprik delivered a head-shot on him in Game 2, earning

Dallas Stars mum on Niemi or Lehtonen for Game 3
The Dallas Stars played coy on their goaltending starter for Game 3 of their second-round series with the St. Louis Blues. According to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Antti Niemi left the ice first at morning skate. Generally the goaltender that leaves the ice first at morning skate will start that night. Then, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Kari Lehtonen would start. "We've been going with Leh...

David Krejci, Torey Krug out several months after surgery
The Boston Bruins announced some significant injury news on Tuesday. Since it’s May, we suppose it’s good news. Outside of the whole “missing the playoffs allows for longer recovery time” thing.  Center David Krejci is expected to have five months of recovery time after surgery on his left hip. He led the Bruins with 46 assists and was tied for second on the team with 63 points. Not for nothing, but he had three goals in his last 23 games this season. “It’...

Penguins, Caps get dirty; Boudreau sensed firing (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.  Good luck charm in tow.

Islanders look to continue enjoying comforts of home in Game 3
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – After a second two-day break, the New York Islanders return home to Barclays Center Monday night hoping to swing momentum in their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coming off a 4-1 loss in Game 2 on Saturday, the Islanders will look to continue enjoying the comforts of home that they’ve experienced during their rookie year in Brooklyn. In the regular season, New York finished with a 25-11-5 record at Barclays Center, tied for the fifth-most wins at home in t...

Ducks Host 350 Fourth-Graders from 24 Local Schools for the S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout at Honda Center
By Jenelyn Russo More than 350 fourth grade students representing 24 local elementary schools gathered at Honda Center over the weekend to take part in the ninth annual Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout. The tournament is the f...

Mike Francesa escalates radio war with Islanders, Rick DiPietro
When we last heard hockey talk from WFAN radio icon Mike Francesa, a.k.a. The Sports Pope, he was trashing the New York Islanders’ public relations efforts and calling it a “third rate” organization.  That prompted Rick DiPietro, former Islanders goalie-turned-radio host on rival 98.7 FM, to

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Habitat for Humanity GTA Announce New Partnership
Toronto, ON, May 3, 2016 – The Toronto Maple Leafs are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area (Habitat GTA) as a Title Home Sponsor of the Yousuf Family home on Birchmount Road. Construction on the home has begun and is schedul...

Rapid Fire: Game 3 of the Second Round
SERIES SCHEDULE: Please note all games will be carried LIVE locally on 98.5-102.1 FM KFOX and the Sharks Radio Network (all games listed PST). GAME 1 – APR 29 Nashville 2 at San Jose 5 – Sharks lead 1-0 GAME 2 – MAY 1 Nashville 2 at San Jose 3...

Hockey bet between Dallas, St. Louis zoos involves elephant poop
The Stanley Cup Playoffs bring out the rivalries in many cities. Sometimes those rivalries extend to off the ice. Sometimes they involve zoos and elephant poop. OK, maybe they don't involve elephant poop all the time, but for the Dallas Stars-St. Louis Blues series, there’s definitely some of that involved.  The respective zoos of St. Louis and Dallas agreed to a friendly wager on Twitter last week where the loser’s vice president would have to travel to the winner’s z...

Senators get permission to talk to ex-Ducks coach Boudreau
Senators get permission to talk to Boudreau

Penguins Recall Tom Sestito and Steve Oleksy
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tom Sestito and defenseman Steve Oleksy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sestito, 28...

P.K. Subban named a finalist for the NHL Foundation Award
MONTREAL – P.K. Subban has been named a finalist for the NHL’s Foundation Award, which will be handed out at the NHL Awards next month in Las Vegas. The Canadiens defenseman is one of three players in a position to secure the honor, along with Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Matt Martin of the New York Islanders. Handed out for the first time in 1997-98, the NHL Foundation Award is presented annually to the player "who applies the core values of (ice) hockey—commitment, persev...

Martin Named NHL Foundation Player Award Finalist
Brooklyn- The New York Islanders and National Hockey League announced that forward Matt Martin has been named a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award. The NHL Foundation Player Award is awarded annually by the National Hockey League, to a p...

Puck Lists: 8 guys I'd like to see win the Stanley Cup
(As the NCAA hockey season is done, our own Ryan Lambert needed something on which to opine. Say hello to a special Tuesday series from yer boy RL, PUCK LISTS, in which he arbitrarily lists hockey things.) 8. Any one of several of the guys on the team, Nashville Predators  I don't particularly care if the Predators win the Cup except to say that they are ostensibly the team I want to see do the best in general. A...

Puck Lists: 8 guys I'd like to see win the Stanley Cup
(As the NCAA hockey season is done, our own Ryan Lambert needed something on which to opine. Say hello to a special Tuesday series from yer boy RL, PUCK LISTS, in which he arbitrarily lists hockey things.) 8. Any one of several of the guys on the team, Nashville Predators  I don't particularly care if the Predators win the Cup except to say that they are ostensibly the team I want to see do the best in general. A...

Hartley joins list of capable coaches without an NHL job
Hartley joins growing list of capable coaches

Mike Francesa escalates radio war with Islanders, Rick DiPietro
When we last heard hockey talk from WFAN radio icon Mike Francesa, a.k.a. The Sports Pope, he was trashing the New York Islanders’ public relations efforts and calling it a “third rate” organization.  That prompted Rick DiPietro, former Islanders goalie-turned-radio host on rival 98.7 FM, to

Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov undergoes wrist surgery
Anisimov has surgery

McDavid leads Canada past Czechs in world championship tuneup
Talbot, Pickard combine for win

Hockey bet between Dallas, St. Louis zoos involves elephant poop
The Stanley Cup Playoffs bring out the rivalries in many cities. Sometimes those rivalries extend to off the ice. Sometimes they involve zoos and elephant poop. OK, maybe they don't involve elephant poop all the time, but for the Dallas Stars-St. Louis Blues series, there’s definitely some of that involved.  The respective zoos of St. Louis and Dallas agreed to a friendly wager on Twitter last week where the loser’s vice president would have to travel to the winner’s z...

Five ways the Caps can even up the series
Five ways the Caps can even up the series

What will Devils do with the No. 11 pick?
The lottery results are in and the Devils will head to the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo with the 11th overall pick in tow. Will the Devils prioritize a team need? Select the best player available? The draft experts at NHL.com weigh in with their ...

Victor Hedman playing by own rules
NEW YORK - Victor Hedman highlights should come with a disclaimer: Don't try this at home. Go ahead. Watch Hedman play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Tuesday (7 p.m...

Wild Sends Six Players To Participate In 2016 IIHF World Championship
The Minnesota Wild announced that six players will participate in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Matt Dumba will play for Canada, Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu will play for Finland, Christoph Be...

Morris Takes St. Lawrence Head Coaching Position
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding Charlotte Checkers Head Coach Mark Morris, who is leaving the organization ...

Coyotes to Hold Open House May 14 at Gila River Arena
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will hold an Open House event on Saturday, May 14 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Gila River Arena. Kids attending the event will get...

Anisimov undergoes successful surgery
The Chicago Blackhawks released the following statement regarding forward Artem Anisimov: Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry: “Artem Anisimov underwent surgery today to repair an injury on his right wrist. The surgery went well...

Kris Letang suspended for Game 4 vs. Capitals; right call?
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was suspended one game on Tuesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for illegally checking Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson in the first period of Game 3 of their conference semifinal series.  Hence, Letang will miss Game 4 of the their series. Which is pretty significant when you consider defenseman Olli Maatta is also likely out for Game 4 after Brooks Oprik delivered a head-shot on him in Game 2, earning

Kris Letang Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be suspended for one game as a result of his hit on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monda...

Dallas Stars mum on Niemi or Lehtonen for Game 3
The Dallas Stars played coy on their goaltending starter for Game 3 of their second-round series with the St. Louis Blues. According to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Antti Niemi left the ice first at morning skate. Generally the goaltender that leaves the ice first at morning skate will start that night. Then, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Kari Lehtonen would start. "We've been going with Leh...

David Krejci, Torey Krug out several months after surgery
The Boston Bruins announced some significant injury news on Tuesday. Since it’s May, we suppose it’s good news. Outside of the whole “missing the playoffs allows for longer recovery time” thing.  Center David Krejci is expected to have five months of recovery time after surgery on his left hip. He led the Bruins with 46 assists and was tied for second on the team with 63 points. Not for nothing, but he had three goals in his last 23 games this season. “It’...

Leafs prospect Mitch Marner named OHL most outstanding player
Marner named OHL MOP

W2W4: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders, Game 3
W2W4: Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders, Game 3

Martinsen on Team Norway for World Championship
Colorado Avalanche forward Andreas Martinsen will be one of two NHL players on Norway's squad for the 2016 IIHF World Championship. Martinsen and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers were among the players named to the national team by the N...

Penguins, Caps get dirty; Boudreau sensed firing (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.  Good luck charm in tow.

Krug one of three Bruins to have surgeries
Krug one of three Bruins to have surgeries

Pens' Letang draws 1-game playoff suspension
Pens' Letang draws 1-game playoff suspension

Beleskey, Krejci and Krug Undergo Successful Surgeries
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, May 3, that forward Matt Beleskey (left hand), forward David Krejci (left hip) and defenseman Torey Krug (right shoulder) have all undergone successful surgeries and are expected to make full recover...

Islanders look to continue enjoying comforts of home in Game 3
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – After a second two-day break, the New York Islanders return home to Barclays Center Monday night hoping to swing momentum in their series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coming off a 4-1 loss in Game 2 on Saturday, the Islanders will look to continue enjoying the comforts of home that they’ve experienced during their rookie year in Brooklyn. In the regular season, New York finished with a 25-11-5 record at Barclays Center, tied for the fifth-most wins at home in t...

Marner Named OHL's Most Outstanding Player
Like all NHL organizations, the Maple Leafs hope their young prospects thrive as they work on their craft at the amateur and minor professional levels. So you can imagine why Toronto management is thrilled by the performance of London Knights forw...

Caps-Pens is taking a sour turn
Caps-Pens is taking a sour turn

Bob Hartley fired by Flames; is Bruce Boudreau next Calgary coach?
The Calgary Flames fired coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday morning, along with associate coach Jacques Cloutier.  Why was he fired? Who might replace him? It might be the same answer for both questions. According to Eric Francis, Flames GM Brad Treliving didn’t leave with Team Canada for the IIHF world championships this week, opting to remain behind for an “emergency meeting” on Monday. Why the...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: TV Info, Live Stream and Tuesday Picks
The St. Louis Blues picked up the road win they needed in Game 2 of their second-round NHL playoff series against the Dallas Stars. Now it's time for them to defend their home ice on Tuesday if they are going to make a run to the Western Conference Final. The Blues took an early hit in Game 2 as the Stars got on the board early with a goal by Alex

Foundation Distributes a Record $450,772.87 in Grant to Area Charities
Nashville, Tenn. (May 3, 2016) – During a ceremony this morning at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators Foundation distributed 113 grants, totaling a record $450,772.87, to Nashville and Middle Tennessee-based community service and charitabl...

Why Kris Letang has NHL suspension hearing for Game 3 hit
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Tuesday that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing for his hit on Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals. Which means that the Penguins playing Game...

Flames GM says Hartley took players ‘as far as he could take them’
So did Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving fire his coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday because Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau became available roughly three days earlier?  “Today’s decision wasn’t based on anyone sitting in the on-deck circle. Today’s decision isn’t ‘is there a prettier girl at the dance?’” he said. But seriously, was it about Boudreau? “I don’t know Bruce,” he said. “We did this decision today with nobody else in mind. We’ll do a...

IIHF president: 60% chance NHLers won't play in Olympics
Fasel worried NHLers will skip Games

Florida Panthers Sign Defenseman Linus Hultström
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Linus Hultström. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 23-yea...

Larsson ready for worlds debut
With five NHL seasons and almost 300 games already under his belt, Adam Larsson seems less like a 23-year-old than a seasoned veteran. Larsson collected 18 points (3g-15a) and posted a career-best plus-15 last season while playing in all 82 gam...

Erik Condra eyes return for Game 3
The Tampa Bay Lightning held their first practice on the Barclays Center ice Monday ahead of today’s Game 3 in the Second Round series versus the New York Islanders. And a couple of players who missed Game 2 were back out there training with the ...

In The Pipeline: Pirates Fall in Game Five
PORTLAND PIRATES PortlandPirates.com THE SERIES (2-3) Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “A” (best-of-5) A1-Hershey Bears vs. A4-Portland Pirates Game 1 – Fri., April 22 – Hershey at Portland (6-4 W) Game 2 – Sat., April 23 – Hershey...

No 'quit' in the still-confident Caps
No 'quit' in the still-confident Caps

Michael Matheson to Represent Team Canada at 2016 IIHF World Championship
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson will represent Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Men’s Ice Hockey Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia from May 6-22. The 22-year old Matheson played in three games in ...

Why Kris Letang has NHL suspension hearing for Game 3 hit
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Tuesday that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing for his hit on Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals. Which means that the Penguins playing Game...

Bob Hartley Fired by Calgary Flames: Latest Comments and Reaction
The Calgary Flames fired head coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday after finishing with the NHL's fifth-lowest point total during the regular season.  The Flames confirmed the decision on their official site. The announcement noted associate coa...

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Markus Nutivaara to two-year contract
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Markus Nutivaara, the club’s ninth pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, to a two-year entry level contract, General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were no...

NHL Betting Preview: Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Odds, Analysis
The St. Louis Blues proved that good starts are important but how you finish is all that matters in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Sunday to even their second-round playoff series at 1-1. St. Louis stole home-ice advantage away from Dallas and is listed as a consensus -1...

Building the Monster(s)
John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen have made it very clear: the organization values drafting and developing players above all else. “We are a draft and development organization,” Davidson said. “I think if you look around the league at the very...

Penguins' Kris Letang will have hearing for high hit
Letang will have hearing for high hit

Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games
Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games

Flames fire Hartley after disappointing season
Flames fire Hartley after disappointing season

Bob Hartley fired by Flames; is Bruce Boudreau next Calgary coach?
The Calgary Flames fired coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday morning, along with associate coach Jacques Cloutier.  Why was he fired? Who might replace him? It might be the same answer for both questions. According to Eric Francis, Flames GM Brad Treliving didn’t leave with Team Canada for the IIHF world championships this week, opting to remain behind for an “emergency meeting” on Monday. Why the...

Senators will speak with Bruce Boudreau about coaching job
Sens will speak with Bruce Boudreau

Flames fire head coach Bob Hartley after four seasons
Flames fire head coach Bob Hartley

Every NHL Team's Most Promising Prospect
The NHL playoffs are in full swing, but behind the scenes, all 30 clubs are projecting the future and making decisions based on their NHL-ready youth. We are seeing some cracks among the NHL's elite this spring, and those teams will be looking for their prospects to replace faltering veterans. Teams on the fringe of the playoffs or outside the postseason rely even more heavily on their youth in order to improve. These teams are given the h...

How the San Jose Sharks saved the 'world's luckiest cat'
Finn Dowling calls the black cat that ran onto the ice at ...

Popular Blackhawks blog shuts down after team’s ‘indefensible’ actions
Throughout this controversial season for the Chicago Blackhawks, there’s been talk about fans who may have left the fold and talk of that talk being poppycock public posturing.  So it was interesting to see Monday’s farewell note from Hockeenight, one of the most popular and hilarious Blackhawks fan blogs. (And a collection of writers who have previously worked...

NHL Three Stars: Murray stops 47; Ovechkin factors in both Caps goals
No. 1 Star: Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins Murray was fantastic for the Penguins as they beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. The 21-year-old goaltender stopped 47 shots, including 19 in the third period. The rookie has now won five of his first six Stanley Cup playoff starts. No. 2 Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals The Washington captain did all he could to help the Capitals come back from a 3-0 third p...

Matt Murray's 47 saves helps Penguins to Game 3 win over Capitals
The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed a 2-1 series over the Washington Capitals with a nail-biting 3-2 win in Game 3 Monday night.  Washington fired 49 shots on Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray, but the 21-year-old netminder stood tall and stopped 47 of them while Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period to help give the Penguins a jumpstart on the Capitals. The Capitals peppered Murray with 21 shots over the final 20 minutes while trying to cl...

Amanda Kessel on returning to play, NWHL signing, being #BestKessel
"It makes me laugh a little bit. I mean, that's awesome to hear. I would love to make that kind of impact. I don’t know if it’s realistic, but I'm definitely looking to help the game grow ... We’ll see what happens here in the next couple of months." That was what Amanda Kessel told us back in March. What she was talking about are the inferences made to her being the 'Connor McDavid of women's professional hockey.' Back in March, Kessel, 24, was coming...

Will Kris Letang be suspended for hit on Marcus Johansson? (Video)
What was hyped as the Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin series has quickly turned into a second-round matchup highlighted by controversial hits.  One day after Brooks Orpik was handed a three-game ban for his hit head on Ol...

Calder Trophy Finalists: Gostisbehere vs. McDavid vs. Panarin
Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition."

Rapid Reaction: Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Washington Capitals 2
Rapid Reaction: Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Washington Capitals 2

Penguins' Lead over Capitals Far from Safe Due to Kris Letang's Ill-Advised Hit
Had the Washington Capitals known entering Game 3 that they would outshoot the Pittsburgh Penguins 49-23, the team likely would have fel...

McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy
McDavid among finalists for Calder

NHL Three Stars: Murray stops 47; Ovechkin factors in both Caps goals
No. 1 Star: Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins Murray was fantastic for the Penguins as they beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. The 21-year-old goaltender stopped 47 shots, including 19 in the third period. The rookie has now won five of his first six Stanley Cup playoff starts. No. 2 Star: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals The Washington captain did all he could to help the Capitals come back from a 3-0 third p...

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs
The Pittsburgh Penguins got 47 saves from Matt Murray and held off a late surge by the Washington Capitals to secure a 3-2 win in Pittsburgh on Monday and grab a 2-1 lead over the Metropolitan Division's top seed in their second-round playoff series. Early goals by Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl got the scoring started in the first period. Pittsburgh got another goal from Carl Hagelin in the second, and t...

Penguins win overshadowed by Letang hit on Capitals' Johansson
Pens win overshadowed by Letang hit

Matt Murray's 47 saves helps Penguins to Game 3 win over Capitals
The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed a 2-1 series over the Washington Capitals with a nail-biting 3-2 win in Game 3 Monday night.  Washington fired 49 shots on Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray, but the 21-year-old netminder stood tall and stopped 47 of them while Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period to help give the Penguins a jumpstart on the Capitals. The Capitals peppered Murray with 21 shots over the final 20 minutes while trying to cl...

Oilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy
Oilers' McDavid among finalists for Calder Trophy

Game 3 Preview: Islanders-Lightning
NEW YORK ISLANDERS VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING SERIES TIED: 1-1 7 P.M., BARCLAYS CENTER, NBCSN FIVE THINGS 1. SERIES SHIFTS TO BROOKLYN FOR GAME 3: With their series tied 1-1, the Islanders and Lightning play a pivotal Game 3 at Barclay...

Will Kris Letang be suspended for hit on Marcus Johansson? (Video)
What was hyped as the Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin series has quickly turned into a second-round matchup highlighted by controversial hits.  One day after Brooks Orpik was handed a three-game ban for his hit head on Ol...

Islanders Sign Wotherspoon to Entry-Level Contract
The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Parker Wotherspoon has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract. Wotherspoon, 18, has played the past three seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, scoring 11...

Amanda Kessel on returning to play, NWHL signing, being #BestKessel
"It makes me laugh a little bit. I mean, that's awesome to hear. I would love to make that kind of impact. I don’t know if it’s realistic, but I'm definitely looking to help the game grow ... We’ll see what happens here in the next couple of months." said Amanda Kessel in an interview with Puck Daddy back in March. What she's talking about are the inferences made to her being the 'Connor McDavid of women's professional hockey.' At the time of the interview, Kessel, 24,...

Calder Trophy Finalists: Gostisbehere vs. McDavid vs. Panarin
Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Artemi Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition."

Panarin named Calder Memorial Trophy finalist
The National Hockey League announced today the finalists for the 2016 Calder Memorial Trophy, given annually to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL, naming Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin. Conno...

Hockey gods smile on Jets
Jets likely have shot at Laine or Puljujarvi

Back to his roots
MONTREAL – Marc Bergevin’s hockey career has taken him many places over the years, but Pointe-Saint-Charles will always be home. On Monday afternoon, the Canadiens’ general manager made a point of giving back to the community in which he was born and now resides by teaming up with Share the Warmth as an ambassador in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Share the Warmth – which was founded in 1989 – is a group that strives to fight hunger and poverty, while providing programs th...

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights for 2016 NHL Playoffs
The Washington Capitals will be without defenseman Brooks Orpik when their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series shifts to Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for Game 3 on Monday night. Earlier on Monday, the NHL handed Orpik a three-game suspension for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game 2, per Wes Cros...

Playoff Pride Winners
Numerous entries were made for the Kings Care Foundation’s Playoff Pride contest, and we’ve managed to whittle-down all of our impressive contestants into a handful of winners. In an effort to see our fans show Kings pride across the city duri...

Goalie conundrum: Ruff has imaginary conversation with Magic 8 Ball
Ruff has imaginary convo with Magic 8 Ball

Barzal, Ho-Sang, Beauvillier To Play For Jr. Championships
The New York Islanders are going to be well-represented in the CHL League Finals this season. Joshua Ho-Sang and the Niagara IceDogs will play for the Ontario Hockey League championship, while Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds will pla...

Starting Time and TV Information Set for Game 5
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Hockey League today announced that the start time for Game 5 of the series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins has been set for 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 7, in Washington. The game will be broa...

Pavelski On Near Perfect Run For Sharks
Pavelski on near perfect run for Sharks Dan Marrazza Not many things in life are perfect. The ending to the Sharks’ win in Game 2 against Nashville was one of them. After all, if Joe Pavelski scores the game’s decisive goal with 2:40 remainin...

It's a Girl! Sharks Good Luck Charm "Jo" Paw-velski Doing Well, Receiving Treatment at Humane Society Silicon Valley
IT’S A GIRL! SHARKS GOOD LUCK CHARM “JO” PAW-VELSKI DOING WELL, RECEIVING TREATMENT AT HUMANE SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY SILICON VALLEY TO OVERSEE ADOPTION PROCESS SAN JOSE, CA – It turns out, the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseShar...

Islanders Game 3 plan vs. Lightning: Shoot the puck!
Islanders Game 3 plan: Shoot the puck!

Saturday Night’s Penguins-Capitals Game 5 to Begin at 7:15 p.m.
Game 5 of the Penguins-Capitals Second Round playoff series will begin at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, the NHL announced. The game will be broadcast on NBC. It will be played at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Pittsburgh and Wa...

Islanders-Lightning Game 5 Set for 3PM
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning will play Game 5 of their best-of-seven series on Sunday May 8 at 3 p.m. at Amalie Arena. If necessary, Game 6 will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on May 10.

How the San Jose Sharks saved the 'world's luckiest cat'
Finn Dowling calls the black cat that ran onto the ice at ...

Popular Blackhawks blog shuts down after team’s ‘indefensible’ actions
Throughout this controversial season for the Chicago Blackhawks, there’s been talk about fans who may have left the fold and talk of that talk being poppycock public posturing.  So it was interesting to see Monday’s farewell note from Hockeenight, one of the most popular and hilarious Blackhawks fan blogs. (And a collection of writers who have previously worked...

Zaitsev an exciting addition for Leafs blueline
Following an NHL Draft Lottery win on Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs continued the work of building for the future on Monday and announced the signing of Russian defender Nikita Zaitsev. The 24-year-old will head to Toronto in 2016-17 on ...

MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way to Get to Barclays Center to See New York Islanders Play in 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Long Island Rail Road is providing frequent service to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn and Barclays Center for fans planning on attending the next two New York Islanders games in the Stanley Cut Eastern Conference Semi-Finals tomorrow, Tuesday May...

Tyler Johnson continues to deliver in postseason for Tampa Bay
In Tampa Bay Lightning postseason history, there might not be a more clutch player than Tyler Johnson. Heck, one could argue there might not be a more clutch player in the NHL playoffs over the past couple seasons. Consider: Johnson has more goa...

Fleury closing in on return to Penguins
Fleury making 'significant progress'

Maple Leafs ink Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitzev
Leafs ink Russian defenceman Zaitzev

Capitals coach: Penguins may be getting preferential treatment
Trotz 'disappointed' with suspension

Red Wings forward needs time to decide future
DETROIT -- Brad Richards will have a little more time to decide about his future this summer. Richards, who turns 36 today, said he hadn't started thinking about his next move when he spoke after the Red Wings cleaned out their lockers last Mon...

Backes Establishing Net-Front Presence
ST. LOUIS - Ken Hitchcock has been behind an NHL bench since 1995 and said he’s only coached two players that weren’t afraid to stand in front of the net and absorb shots. One was Raffi Torres, who he coached in Columbus. The other is David ...

Olli Maatta out of Game 3; should Fleury replace Murray?
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that defenseman Olli Maatta, last seen struggling to leave the ice after Brooks Orpik’s head shot, will not play in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Sullivan didn’t say if it’ll be Derrick Pouliot or Justin Schultz replacing him in the lineup,

W2W4: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 3
W2W4: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 3 ...

Caps' Orpik calls his ban 'fair,' regrets 'bad hit'
Caps' Orpik calls his ban 'fair,' regrets 'bad hit'

Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Raanta
Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Raanta

Barry Trotz hints NHL favored Penguins on Orpik suspension
One of John Tortorella’s favorite conspiracy theories is that the Pittsburgh Penguins get preferential treatment from the NHL when it comes to suspensions. Like, for example, when then-Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik laid out Marian Gaborik in 2012 with a knee-on-knee hit.  “I wonder what would happen i...

Maple Leafs sign defenceman Nikita Zaitsev
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that the club has signed defenceman Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year entry level contract. Zaitsev, 24, collected 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 46 regular season games with ...

50 KINGS - Lorne Stamler
Dave Taylor played in 1,111 regular season games with the Kings. Luc Robitaille played in 1,077 contests for the club. Meanwhile 22 men have played in just one game with the team (Peter Budaj joined that list during the season), and 110 played...

Quiet Crosby, Ovechkin; Jones leading Sharks; Raanta re-signs (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.  #T...

Lindholm To Play For Team Sweden
Team Sweden added defenseman Anton Lindholm to its 2016 IIHF World Championship roster over the weekend. His participation in this year’s Worlds marks the first time that Lindholm will represent his country at the tournament. The Skelleftea...

Windsor to host Memorial Cup in 2017
Windsor to host Mem Cup in 2017

Rangers re-sign goalie Antti Raanta
Rangers re-sign Antti Raanta

Predators not worried about being down to Sharks
Preds not worried about being down

Hedman's heady play bolsters Bolts
Hedman's heady play bolsters Bolts

Dan Boyle will never apologize for embarrassing Larry Brooks
Dan Boyle may never play another NHL game, as the New York Rangers defenseman strongly hinted he’s headed for retirement. But he went out with a bang: Calling out and chasing away New York Post writer Larry Brooks, and to a lesser extent Brett Cyrgalis of the Post, in front of a media scrum on Rangers breakup day.  Sample pr...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2016: Updated Stanley Cup Bracket and Round 2 Viewing Info
The Dallas Stars almost pulled off an amazing comeback Sunday, but the St. Louis Blues proved that two-goal lead in the first period was too much to overcome. Instead of the top-seeded Stars taking a 2-0 lead to St. Louis, the Blues head home with their offense back on track. If this series is going to be decided by one goal the rest of the way, get your popcorn ready every other night. Meanwhile, the Easte...

Lightning Playoff prize giveaways continue this week
We’re rallying the city and keeping support high this week as the team travels to New York for Games 3 and 4 of our Second Round series against the Islanders. Every day this week, we’ll have different locations where you can enjoy a meal durin...

NHL Betting Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 3 Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins won a lower-scoring Game 2 to even their second-round series with the Washington Capitals on Saturday. The Penguins will try to keep their home-ice edge when they host the Capitals on Monday in Game 3 as consensus -140 betting favorites (bet $140 to win $...

What We Learned: How Lightning unlocked Jonathan Drouin’s dominance
(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.) That Jonathan Drouin has stepped up to become a big contributor for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this postseason should...

Cats & Coffee - Worlds, Hockeyfest & More
Cats & Coffee: Hockeyfest, Panthers at World Championship 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 Florida Panthers h...

NHL.com Mock Draft: Mike Morreale weighs in
NHL.com Staff Writer Mike G. Morreale projects the top 14 selections in the 2016 NHL Draft: 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C, Zurich (SUI) The 6-foot-1, 210-pound left-shot forward is a world-class two-way center in the mold of Anze...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Down Goes Brown in Maple Leafs Draft Lottery win (Podcast
It's a Monday edition of MAREK VS. WYSHYNSKI, and we're talking ...

NHL Playoffs 2016: Takeaways from Sunday's Scores and Bracket Results
The St. Louis Blues knew they had let an opportunity slip through their grip in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars, and they were determined to even the series with a solid road performance in Game 2.  Mission accomplished. But it wasn't easy, and there is plenty of room for improvement when the Blues return home for Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Blues registered a 4-3 ...

 

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