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Canes Recall Brendan Woods from Charlotte
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have recalled forward Brendan Woods from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey...

It's gold or bust for Canada's world junior team
It's gold or bust for Canada's world junior team

Update on Jannik Hansen
Vancouver, B.C. – In the process of reviewing Hansen's test results the Vancouver Canucks in consultation with specialists have determined that further evaluation is required before he is cleared to play. Despite all tests being reported as normal...

Coyotes & FOX Sports Arizona to Encourage Fans to #VoteCoyotes During Telecast on Dec. 29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 22, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Arizona Coyotes and broadcast partner FOX Sports Arizona will encourage all fans to vote for defensemen Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and their teammates for the 2...

Matt Henderson: Somebody Stop That Masked Man!
We are almost halfway through the year and the goaltending issues that have plagued the team still haven't been worked out. The Oilers just blew a home game after they scored 5 goals and at one time had a 5-2 lead. The team has lost 18 of their last 19 games and so much of the problem falls on the goaltending that most people don't want to believe it's even possible. When the season started I...

Ed Stein: OpEd, Player Updates and Sharks-Ducks Preview
OpEd: Opinion of Ed *Disclaimer* Those of you who are regular readers of this column know by now that I will call out someone if the deserve it. You also know that I am a glass half full guy and try to be positive. Sometimes these things are in opposition and all bets are off. Now that you have read the disclaimer, I will say the Ducks made a huge mistake with Ilya Bryzgalov. At this time i...

Practice Notebook: Ben Bishop, Jason Garrison close to returning for Bolts
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has missed the last three games after suffering a lower-body injury late in the first period against Pittsburgh last Monday. Bishop practiced with the rest of his teammates today as the Lightning held th...

Jeff Zatkoff Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Zatkoff, 27, is coming off his secon...

CBJ Weekly Report: Dec. 22
THIS WEEK’S GAME/BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Times ET) Monday, Dec. 22 vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/WWCD 102.5 FM Saturday, Dec. 27 vs. BOSTON BRUINS, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan P...

Hot Kings look to douse Flames, Hiller
FLAMES (17-15-3) at KINGS (17-11-6) 7:30PM PT, TV: KCOP-13; RADIO: AM 790 KABC HOT TOPIC: This is the first of five meetings with Calgary this season; the Kings will travel to Alberta to see the Flames for their second meeting of the year at...

Islanders Prospect Report
AMATEUR PROSPECTS Ilya Sorokin Shines in World Junior Exhibition Ilya Sorokin made 52 saves on 53 shots, as the Islanders prospect led Russia to a 2-1 overtime win over Canada in World Junior exhibition play. Sorokin made a strong case to be t...

Morning Report: No Love Lost Between California Rivals
By Kyle Shohara Before the Ducks enjoy their holiday break, they’ll have one last order of business, a divisional matchup against the San Jose Sharks tonight at Honda Center. The Ducks are coming off a five-game, nine-day road trip that saw...

Dan Spiegel: Penguins And Panthers Ready To Rumble, Literally
Quick hit before tonight's game in Sunrise which is sure to be a doozy. After a fight-filled game Saturday night where unlikely players were involved in all types of altercations, this rematch is more anticipated than most. "We're lucky to get to play them again on Monday," said Erik Gudbranson after the game. He fought Steve Downie, who unfortunately for Gudbranson stayed in Pittsburgh for t...

Curtis Lazar named Captain of Canada's National Junior Team
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday the captains and alternate captains for Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Bob Duff: Weiss ready to return to action
It looks as if the struggling Detroit Red Wings will welcome back at least one of their walking wounded for their final game prior to the Christmas break when they face the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. Forward Stephen Weiss, who’d been an offensive dynamo with10 points in 10 games prior to suffering a shoulder injury Dec. 12 against the Florida Panthers, appears about to return to...

Caption This: Contest!


GARTH'S CORNER: Lazar, Reinhart, McDavid: Canada's Leaders
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday that Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Ottawa, NHL) will serve as captain of Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which runs Dec. 26, 2014 through Jan. 5, 2015 in Toronto, Ont., and Montreal. In addition, Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Sam Reinhart (West V...

Koshan breaks down Team Canada's 22-man roster
Canada will try to win gold at the world junior for the first time since 2009. If that happens, here are the teens who will get it done:

ZEISBERGER: Canada-U.S. rivalry is now biggest in hockey
Canada-U.S. rivalry is biggest in hockey

One more test
BROSSARD – There’s nothing the Canadiens would like more than to head into the NHL’s Christmas break on a high note, but the New York Islanders should present a formidable challenge on Tuesday night. Jack Capuano’s contingent has played solid hockey since the start of the 2014-15 campaign, posting a sparkling 23-10-0 record through 33 games. They currently sit second in the Eastern Conference with 46 points, which also ranks them fourth in the league, just three points back of the fi...

A Look Ahead Dec. 22 - 28
The Panthers kick off their four-game holiday homestand as they take on a familiar face and an Atlantic Division rival for the first time this season. RECENT STORYLINES - The Panthers and Penguins face off for the second time in three days. - ...

For The Blackhawks' Ben Smith, Music Connects A Talented Family
With successful musician parents and brothers, it's easy to see where Chicago forward Ben Smith gets his drive to perform.

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Day: December 22 vs. Arizona Coyotes, Hansen Plays
Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes - Monday December 22 - 7:00 p.m. - Sportsnet Pacific, TSN1040 Vancouver Canucks: 19-11-2 40 points third in Pacific Division Arizona Coyotes: 11-17-4 26 points sixth in Pacific Division The Vancouver Canucks will head into their holiday break with a hometown matchup against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. First things first: Jannik Hansen took t...

Rick Sadowski: Pickard deserves job as backup
Calvin Pickard is really complicating things for the Avalanche, isn't he? The 22-year-old rookie goalie is making it difficult for Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy to figure out what to do with him and Reto Berra, who hasn't played since mop-up duty Dec. 5 in Winnipeg, where he stopped six of seven third-period shots in relief of Semyon Varlamov in a 6-2 loss. Varlamov, a Vezina Trophy finalist las...

No league discipline for Bruins' Bartkowski
Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski will not face discipline for his check on Sabres captain Brian Gionta on Sunday night, according to the league.

Mike Augello: Toronto Lose 3rd In A Row;Who Are The Real Leafs? Leaf Buzz 12/22 Edition
The Maple Leafs defensive problems continued to plague them in Chicago, as Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp scored three points each in a 4-0 Blackhawks victory at the United Center on Sunday night. The contest was the first of a seven-game road swing due to the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship and extends Toronto’s losing streak to three games after the club had won six games in a row....

Penguins send 3 players home for mumps tests
Penguins send 3 players home for mumps tests

Tony Dean: WildHBcommunity: As Losses Mount for Wild, Goaltending Must Be Addressed
WildHBcommunity: As Losses Mount for Wild, Goaltending Must Be Addressed The Future for Darcy Kuemper Still Bright but the Present has Seen Dark Days This summer the Minnesota Wild goaltending situation remained murky despite the organization having Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom under contract and allegedly healthy. No team was forced to piece together a rotation between the pipes...

Tim Chiasson: Battle of California: The NHL's Best Current Rivalry Resumes Tonight
Two of the hottest teams in the NHL are meeting tonight when San Jose visits Anaheim. That alone is a good recipe for a great game. Add in the Battle of California rivalry and it just gets better. The Sharks-Ducks-Kings triple rivalry is easily one of, if not the best, rivalries in the NHL and every game is great to watch. Seriously, this is a great rivalry. I’m not sure there is another riva...

Devils forward Cammalleri returns to practice
New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri, who has missed the past four games with a lower-body injury, returned to practice Monday, the team announced via Twitter. Cammalleri was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 13 and is eligib...

Lazar named Team Canada captain at world junior
That Curtis Lazar is going to be a leader for Canada at the 2015 world junior can't be argued.

Marc-Andre Fleury Named NHL ‘Third Star’ of the Week
Marc-Andre Fleury earned NHL ‘Third Star’ of the week honors after posting a 3-0 record where he allowed only three goals in three games. During his undefeated week, Fleury stopped 102 of the 105 shots he faced for a 0.99 goals-against average...

Anze Kopitar Named 'First Star' Of The Week
NEW YORK (Dec. 22, 2014) – Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 21. FIRST STAR ...

Game 33: Canucks vs. Coyotes (12.22.14)
The Vancouver Canucks (19-11-2) look for their second straight win tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes (11-17-4) in their final game before the holiday break. The holiday season can be a stressful time for many, especially a hockey team ...

Crunch time: Syracuse extends winning streak to nine-straight games
It was another action packed week for the Syracuse Crunch, as they managed to come away with the win in all three of their games. The team improved their current winning streak to an impressive nine games and also improved their overall record to ...

HockeyBuzz Podcasts: 12/22 Cranky Hockey Writers Show and Buzzcast
The latest addition of the Cranky Hockey Writers Show with Eric Duhatchek and Kevin Allen The 12/22 Edition of the HockeyBuzzCast with Eklund, Kevin Allen, Josh Rimer and Mike Augello...

James Tanner: Coyotes Try To Get Right With Santa
The Coyotes visit the Canucks tonight and attempt to get back in the win column for the first time since what feels like forever. On Saturday they blew a 2-1 to the Kings by allowing two power-play goals and their recent penalty killing percentage is absolutely brutal. Tonight they will be without Stone and Korpikoski but on the bright side, Branden Gormley has been recalled from his con...

Better Late than Never
For three weeks in the summer of 2013, Carmine Guerriero wasn’t sure if his hockey career had stalled at the junior level. That was when he got a phone call from Mike Corbett, who had recently taken over as Alabama-Huntsville’s head coach. Having inherited a roster with only two goaltenders, Corbett needed a third and had heard good things about the former Hawkesbury Hawk from a trusted source.  “To ...

The Biggest Takeaways from Week 10 of the 2014-15 NHL Season
The last full week before the NHL's Christmas holiday break featured some truly never-before-seen moments. Sure, we're all familiar with the Edmonton Oilers' ritual coach firings. That happened again. But an 88-year-old goaltending record got smashed, and the shootout—of all things—made headlines. The seasonal roster freeze may not have sparked a flurry of trades, but there was lots to watch in the hockey world. Take a l...

Flyers down Jets in OT
Flyers down Jets in OT

Coyotes Recall Gormley from AHL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 22, 2014 GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman Brandon Gormley from the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey Le...

Downie, Sutter, Greiss Tested for Mumps
Steve Downie, Brandon Sutter and Thomas Greiss are returning to Pittsburgh today to be tested for the mumps, it was announced by Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford.   The three players accompanied the team on its road trip to Flo...

Julie Robenhymer: USA Defeats Germany 5-2; Reduces Roster to 26
2015 WJC Archive: The Truth About Jack Eichel USA Announces Preliminary Roster USA Injury Update Questions Abound for Team USA as Selection Camp Begins Team USA Selection Camp Video Podcast Santini Learning Through Adversity The Curious Case of Miles Wood USA Defeats BU, 5-2; Reduces Roster to 27 Watch & listen to Mike Morreale from NHL.com and I blather about Team USA after the secon...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove: Who Will Win Gold At The World Juniors?
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Welcome to another edition of the Hockeybuzz hotstove. In this one we'll be predicting who will win Gold at the World Juniors, and who they will beat in the process. Todd Cordell: Canada I don't think it's a slam dunk as much as most, but I like Canada to get back on track with Gold on home soil. I'm not sold on Zach Fucale, but I like Eric Comrie s...

Michael Pachla: Larsson and Schaller net first career goals. Plus, the Bartkowski cheapshot
Kudos to Sabres forwards Johan Larsson and Tim Schaller, both of whom scored their first NHL goals over the weekend. Larsson's goal came against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night as he drove to the net to bury the puck as it slid across the crease: (Thx, Sabres Hockey Central) The goal came in his fifth game this season, 34th of his career. Larsson was a 2nd round pick (56th...

Proud of Our Staff: Cliff Gault


Montreal theatre slammed for blackface portrayal of Subban
Theatre slammed for Subban portrayal

SABRES PROSPECTS REPORT
If the Barrie Colts included goals on their holiday wish list, it’s safe to say that Brendan Lemieux (2014, second round) delivered in a big way last week with his last-minute shopping. Lemieux was a man on a mission Friday, returning from a tw...

Todd Cordell: G33: Jackets Host Predators Looking To Extend Point Streak To 10
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Nashville Predators (21-8-2) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (14-15-3) Road/Home records - 9-6-1 -------------- 7-8-2 TV - FS-TN, FS-O Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 1-0 Nashville Last 10 - Preds: 7-3-0 ------------ Blue Jackets: 8-1-1 Projected starting goalies - Pekka Rinne vs Sergei Bobrovsky Projected lines for the Predators via DailyF...

Eklund: Monday Rumors> Who is interested in Jagr, Sekara, Yandle..Two Podcasts Live
A Quick rumor Update for your trade freeze monday... *The market right before the freeze apparently opened up for Andrej Sekera and at least three teams have shown interest already... San Jose(e3), LA (e4) and Winnipeg (e2). He will definitely be moved at some point here... *The Coyotes are looking to move Yandle and Vermette.. The Yandle price is very high right now because the only teams...

Mishkin's Musings: Players I love to watch
Before last week’s game between the Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers, the Flyers honored Peter Forsberg, who recently was voted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame. For most of Forsberg’s career, I was not yet in the NHL. Before becoming the Lightning...

3 more Penguins to be tested for mumps
The Pittsburgh Penguins have not yet shaken the mumps virus, as three more players will undergo testing for the disease before the team readies itself for the upcoming holiday break.

John Jaeckel: Bounce Back-To-Back
Follow me @jaeckel! The Blackhawks came back nicely yesterday from Saturday night’s shootout loss in Columbus, with a 4-0 win over Toronto at the UC. Brad Richards was out with an upper body injury, replaced on the second line by Patrick Sharp who had 3 assists and went 4-3 on faceoffs. That’s some nice depth. Antti Raanta had 31 saves—solid outing. It was an inspired effort,...

Ryan Wilson: Penguins Testing Three Additional Players For Mumps
Penguins and Panthers will renew acquaintances today after their entertaining battle from Saturday night. The Panthers are scratching two veteran players that have had their names associated with trade talks. The reason they have been in trade rumors is because the Panthers are content with letting the younger players play The Penguins will again lean on their young defense corp. to fee...

Eric Engels: Habs Notebook
1) Hard not to enjoy watching Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher do their thing. This line has had some dominant stretches over the last little while, and they're just starting to find the chemistry that can lead to long-term success. The passing play in the second period was beautiful. The passing play in the third period was spectacular. Come to think of it, this line hasn...

Paul McCann: Game Night in Columbus -
The Nashville Predators come in to tonight’s game in Columbus with a revitalized power play and a chance to move back up in the Central Division standings. Blue Jacket games used to have a healthy amount of hate in them, after all, familiarity sometimes breeds contempt, but since Columbus went scurrying away to the Eastern Conference, it’s hard to gin up the passion that used to exist. Colum...

5 Keys for the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Dallas Stars
The Toronto Maple Leafs have embarked on a seven-game road trip that sees them face some of the best teams in the NHL. While the holiday break is wedged in there as well, this trip could allow them to separate from the playoff pretenders, or it could bring them back to the pack. If Sunday night's game against the Chicag...

Eric Mellin: Caps Shut Out Devils; Ovechkin Goal of the Year?
A few weeks ago, I was wondering if Ovechkin would gain some confidence after his spectacular goal against the Colorado Avalanche. Although it's been a lull for Ovechkin in the goal scoring department (3 goals in his last 10 games), his chances haven't been lacking. He leads the league in shots with 152, and that doesn't count his missed shots or the countless number of times he's rang the post....

News Release: Senators announce teams for Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today the rosters for Team Red (Erik Karlsson) and Team Black (Chris Phillips) for this year’s Sens Skills competition, presented by Sport Chek, which will take place at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday, Dec. ...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Flyers Come Back to Beat Jets, Zepp, 4 is Magic Number
FLYERS PULL OFF TWO-GOAL COMEBACK, KNOCK DOWN JETS IN OT The Philadelphia Flyers completed a successful weekend in Canada with a 4-3 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on Sunday night. It wasn't easy. Jakub Voracek scored goals in the opening minute of the first period and the 10-second mark of overtime. Vincent Lecavalier collected third-period goals on a deflection an...

Game Day Hub: #NSHvsCBJ


Jared Crozier: Game Day: Sens vs Caps - One Last Task Before Christmas Break
The Ottawa Senators will head into the Christmas break, but before that they have one last piece of business - a visit to the other Nation's Capital in the NHL. While predicting what Senators team will show up on any given night is a crap-shoot at best, that will be compounded by the fact that it is a getaway day, and the team will be off until Saturday. Ottawa had better keep their focus,...

Ty Anderson: the Eriksson strikes again; Bartkowski nails Gionta
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! Saddled among the mediocrity of the Eastern Conference, entering Sunday night’s contest three points away from the second wild card leading Washington Capitals, the Boston Bruins are without a doubt at a point in their frustrating-albeit-injury riddled season where they’ll take two points by any means necessary. So, while an overtime victory ove...

Bruins' Matt Bartkowski Delivers Crushing Hit on Sabres' Brian Gionta
A questionable hit during Sunday's game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins will likely be something that grabs the NHL office's attention.Late in the first period, Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski knocked the Sabres' Brian Gionta off his skates with a high hit in the middle of the ice. Gionta pinwheeled, landed on his face and staye...

INJURY-RAVAGED SABRES EARN POINT IN BOSTON
BOSTON – The Buffalo Sabres have been shorthanded the past two games, but managed to earn a point in the second half of a back-to-back set Sunday night. Due to injuries and illnesses, Buffalo was short seven regular roster players heading into...

Bruins' Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit
Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was given a game misconduct for his late hit on Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta at 14:08 of the first period Sunday night at TD Garden.

Adam French: 2013 Draft : Potential Steals
2013 Draft : Potential Steals Ya, ya, ya. Took me long enough right? Well I hope it was worth the breathless anticipation for my one reader. These are some of the more noticeable guys I feel are well on their way to developing into "steals" at the draft. I already reviewed the first round of 2013, 2014 and potential steals from 2014 already. So check the archive if you missed them and want to g...

Turnovers bug Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle
Turnovers bug Maple Leafsè Carlyle

Canada's McDavid 'feels good' in first action since injury
McDavid 'feels good' in return

Finger Pickin' Good Road Trip
Playing much better hockey of late, the Colorado Avalanche needed a strong road trip through the Eastern Conference to build some momentum heading into the holiday break. That’s exactly what the club got, going 2-0-1 to bring home five of a possib...

Seguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout
Seguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout

Edmonton Oilers lose 6-5 in shootout to Dallas Stars after 5-2 lead
Oilers blow big lead to Dallas

Bob Duff: Wings can't find the net
All the Detroit Red Wings want for Christmas is to score two or three goals in the same game. The Wings fell for the sixth straight time and via a familiar refrain, dropping a 2-1 shootout decision to the Colorado Avalanche Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. It left Detroit with just six goals over that and it was the club’s third shootout loss during the slump and sixth in seven shootouts this seaso...

Five burning questions facing the Calgary Flames
Five burning questions facing Flames

Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout
Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

Flames face defending champs in final game before break
Flames face defending champs

Maple Leafs drop third straight game, fall to Blackhawks
Maple Leafs drop third straight game

Canada beats up Sweden in world junior tuneup
Canada beats up Sweden in WJC tuneup

WATCH: Bruins' Bartkowski pinwheels Gionta with big hit
WATCH: Bartkowski levels Sabres' Gionta

Domi and Duclair lead Canada over Sweden
Arizona Coyotes prospect Max Domi and New York Rangers forward Anthony Duclair had a goal and assist each to lead Canada over Sweden 5-2 in Ottawa.

Sens defenceman Cody Ceci well beyond his years
Cody Ceci well beyond his years

Ottawa Senators must focus on Capitals, not Christmas
Sens must focus on Caps, not X-Mas

Should Carolina Hurricanes Switch Goaltenders to Anton Khudobin for Shootouts?
As the horn sounded to end the 65 minutes of real hockey at PNC Arena on Saturday night, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward was likely flooded with dread about the shootout ahead. Ward, whose sharp 33 saves on...

Ty Anderson: B's host Sabres in Hub
Sunday nights at the TD Garden a rarity for the Boston Bruins. It’s a welcomed sight, though, especially after a hot-and-cold three-game road swing that saw the Black and Gold take just three of a possible six points after a Friday night loss in Winnipeg. Like they have for much of the season, the Bruins’ road trip was defined by their shortcomings, even with their ability to steal a point in...

Game Day: Blue Jackets vs. Predators


Snapshots: Bruins vs. Sabres
STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (12-10-3, 2.50 GAA, .914 Save %) vs. Neuvirth (3-7-1, 3.06 GAA, .915 Save %). In 14 games against Buffalo, Rask is 6-5-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .922 save %. Neuvirth is 1-3-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .861 save % in six games v...

GARTH'S CORNER: Bartkowski Cranks Gionta's Head
Rule 48 Violaton Alert: One of these days an NHL player is going to suffer a serious debilitating injury from all of the grimy, illegal head shots that occur on a nightly basis. Case in point: Sabres captain Brian Gionta was smashed in the head and was sent to the dressing room after Bruins D Matt Bartkowski was 10-minute misconduct at the 5:52 mark in the 1st period. Gionta was blee...

John Jaeckel: Jackets Notes/Leaf Preview
Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! In the NHL, a road point is generally a good thing, although the Blackhawks have to feel the sting today of not getting two in Columbus last night. They thoroughly outplayed the Blue Jackets, with a shot margin of 41-19. Many were quality chances and near misses. But the Jackets got a couple of goals the way offensively challenged teams like the Jackets need...

Blackhawks statement regarding the passing of Clint Reif
The Chicago Blackhawks organization issued the following statement on the passing of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif: “We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of one of our own family members this morning, assistant equipment manage...

Aftermath: Finding a Way
Make it nine straight games for the Blue Jackets with at least a point in the standings after their nine-round shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The win was the Jackets’ first over Chicago since Feb. 18, 2011 and it was just the latest exa...

Canucks' Jannik Hansen 'good' after collapsing on bench
There was a sense of relief when the Vancouver Canucks returned to practice Sunday, having snapped their five-game losing streak the night before and getting further assurances that winger Jannik Hansen is OK.

Colin Dambrauskas: January Is Approaching, And Fans Are Getting Nervous...
Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); It is the 21st of December 2013, and the Leafs are in a playoff spot. Things...

Dan Petriw: Welcome to Fort NeverLose
Last night I thought the Isles were heading for a loss. Despite completely outplaying Tampa the Islanders were unable to solve rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy who was doing his best Dominik Hasek impression for fifty seven minutes. The Islanders never got frustrated and they never stopped working and they were rewarded for that effort as they popped in three goals in the final three minutes...

Colin Dambrauskas: Eight Straight Losses Ain't Got Nothing On These Guys...
Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); **If you are interested in sponsorship or advertising your business in the...

Practice Report: Perry, Beauchemin Join Ducks for Full Practice
By Kyle Shohara After a nine-day, five-game road trip throughout Canada, the Ducks touched down in Southern California shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Although most took yesterday off, it was a full practice this afternoon at The Rinks –...

Tweets of the Game: #DoantLikeIt


Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks game Review: Winning Ugly, Hansen OK After Scary Collapse
Saturday December 20 - Vancouver Canucks 3 - Calgary Flames 2 (OT) Much of the game wasn't pretty, but Chris Tanev's overtime winning goals sure was. So were the two points that the Vancouver Canucks collected to snap their five-game winless slide. Here are the highlights from a strange one: A little luck bounced in the Canucks' direction at the 4:40 mark of the first period. With Luc...

Michael Pachla: Sabres' Nolan playing Chinese acrobat role. Pysyk gets first call-up
Ted Nolan's head coaching job this season might be akin to playing the role one of those Chinese plate spinners. When it's balanced, it's a pretty amazing feat considering what he has to work with. He had the hockey world gazing in wonderment at his act as the Buffalo Sabres bench boss managed to make the Sabres look like a playoff contender for a few weeks. During the Buffalo Sabres recent 10...

Rick Sadowski: Is Pickard's stay about to end?
Calvin Pickard will make his sixth consecutive start in goal Sunday when the Avalanche play in Detroit to close out a three-game road trip, but will this be the end of the line for the 22-year-old rookie? Here are the game notes. Pickard certainly deserves to stay with the Avalanche. He's been terrific while Semyon Varlamov recovers from his groin injury. But Varlamov is close to returning a...

Canada's forward depth put on display
Canada's forward depth put on display

5 Lineup Changes the Boston Bruins Should Consider for the New Year
With five games remaining in the current calendar year, the Boston Bruins are virtually set in a state where reformation comes recommended for 2015. They entered Sunday night’s tilt with Buffalo in a 2-5-2 slump so far in December. Dating back to Nov. 21, when they nabbed a 4-3 shootout decision in Columbus, ...

The Skinny: Islanders 3, Lightning 1
Game 33 Isles 3, Tampa Bay 1 John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart, late in the third period, and Nikolay Kulemin added an empty net goal as the Isles rallied for a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning before a...

James Tanner: Plus/Minus: Flyers, Leafs, Springsteen, Coyotes etc.
Follow @james_tanner123 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Since +/- is the NHL's worst stat, I thought it would make sense to appropriate it and make it...

Mike Augello: Defensive Flaws Continue In Loss To Flyers; Leafs Vs Hawks
The followers of the Toronto Maple Leafs may have been getting used to receiving victories as bright, shiny presents to start the 12 days of Christmas, but as the holiday approaches they are getting treated to a steady diet of charcoal briquettes. The Maple Leafs followed up a three-goal loss to the offensively weak last-place Carolina Hurricanes with a 7-4 loss to the bottom dwelling Philadel...

Russ Cohen: Cam Ward, Obstructed View or Cheater?
Here’s the thing. Nowadays we see hockey players, goalies, coming up with new ways to exploit rules to try and win games. When it happens in the AHL we all say “Well he shouldn’t do that, but hey that was inventive.” But when it happens at the NHL level it’s different. So last night the Rangers had a goal waved off when Cam Ward’s mask malfunctioned? Was his view obstructed by a jar...

Digital Preview vs. Florida Panthers 12/22/14
Digital Preview vs. Florida Panthers 12/22/14

Ryan Wilson: Fleury Saves Penguins From the Fancycats
The Penguins and Panthers played a pretty eventful game at the CONSOL Energy Center last night. Things got spicy, Derrick Pouliot scored his first career goal on his first career shot, and Marc-Andre Fleury bailed out what was a below average performance by the team in front of him. The Penguins had a ton of young defensemen in the lineup and while none of them look out of place for the long t...

Dark-Horse Candidates for NHL Awards in 2014-15
As the NHL season approaches the New Year, it's a good time to examine the dark-horse candidates for this season's major NHL awards. Though these awards often go to the league's top superstars, there are several players whose efforts this season could merit serious consideration. Several of them are enjoying career-best performances. There's also an NHL coach of an underdog club whose...

GARTH'S CORNER: Pysyk, Schaller Get The Call
The Sabres landed in Boston warly Sunday morning and headed straight for their hotel. Ted Nolan will keep his team at the hotel rather than hold a morning skate at the arena. Nolan said after Saturday’s loss to Colorado that several of his players are experiencing “flu like symptoms”. Mums the word on whether the team has been infected by the nasty mumps virus that has been wreakin...

Todd Cordell: Blue Jackets Need To Improve Play If They Want Streak To Last
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Columbus Blue Jackets are enjoying this holiday season as much as anyone after starting the month 8-0-1 and crawling within five points of a playoff spot, but their play needs to improve dramatically if they want to continue this success. Being five points out with the Rangers having played two less games means they're probably seven points out in realit...

Everything you need to know: Spanish-Language Broadcasts
Everything you need to know about Florida Panthers Spanish-Language Broadcasts

Clarkson's Tansey Steps Up For Injured Princeton Recruit
Clarkson's Kevin Tansey had only met Neil Doef a couple times.? But when Doef, a Smiths Falls Bears forward and Princeton commit, was injured in Canada East's WJAC game on Sunday, Tansey rushed to help him.? "We obviously found out about Neil through the grapevine," Tansey said. "He’s a player from the Ottawa area and so am I, so we’re all kind of concerned and hoping he pulls through in the ...

Matt Henderson: G34 Oilers vs Stars: Anton Landing
It only took 2 games with him behind the bench for Craig MacTavish to make the move he refused to all year with Dallas Eakins as Head Coach. He recalled a Center to help this squad out. Even when Gordon went down with injury he refused to bring up anyone else just to help stop the bleeding, but as soon as it was HIM suffering the depth of the position the action was taken. I can't help but fee...

Burns: Three things from a difficult road trip
Tampa Bay capped a five-game-in-nine-days road trip with a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday, going 1-3-1 on their journey through the U.S. Northeast. The Lightning were 3:09 away from pulling out of Long Island with a win, but New Y...

Jan Levine: Game 30: NYR 3 CAR 2, S/O, Miller/Klein Bail Out Lundqvist in Rangers Win
The Rangers extended their win streak to five games with a gut check 3-2 shootout victory Saturday night in Carolina. New York the Hurricanes most if not all of the game but a poorly played 2-on-1 and weak goal by Henrik Lundqvist had the team down 2-1 late in the third. But Kevin Klein rescued New York again and Lundqvist bore down in overtime and in the shootout to give the Blueshirts the win an...

SCHALLER, PYSYK CALLED UP FROM ROCHESTER
After Saturday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Buffalo Sabres were in desperate need of healthy bodies. Center Tim Schaller and defenseman Mark Pysyk have been called up from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey Leag...

Tim Chiasson: Sharks Win 8th Straight At Home; Pavelski, Karlsson, 4th Line
Marc-Edouard Vlasic was the unlikeliest of hero’s with 21 seconds left in the third period. Goal scoring is not normally Vlasic’s forte but here we are only 33 games into the season and the Sharks top defender has four goals, two behind his career high. Two of the Wests best hockey teams put on a good display of hockey last night with 5v5 play nearly even throughout the entire game – if y...

Todd Cordell: Something Needs To Change
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell At a time where the Devils, a veteran team with playoff aspirations, need wins to try and crawl back into the race, they can't seem to come by them while they are handing them out to other teams left, right and center. After a respectable start to the season, the Devils have won just three of their last 15 games, and have blown several leads while looking li...

Bill Meltzer: Stars Gameday: 12/21/14 @ EDM
Looking to sweep their three-game western Canada road trip and pull their season point total north of the .500 mark, the Dallas Stars (13-13-5) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (7-20-6) on Sunday evening. Game time is 5:00 p.m. CST. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. This is the second of three meetings between the teams this season. On Nov. 25 in Dallas, the Stars captured a 3...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 12/21/14 @ WPG; Plus Flyers-Maple Leafs Wrapup
PREVIEW: FLYERS @ JETS Looking for back-to-back wins to start an eight-game road trip, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-14-6) are in Manitoba to take on the Winnipeg Jets (17-10-6) on Sunday night. Game time is 9:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on The Comcast Network Philadelphia. This is the first of two meetings between the teams this season, and the lone game in Winnipeg. They will rem...

Jared Crozier: Gift Giving Night In Montreal As Habs Down Sens 4-1
It looked early on like Carey Price was going to give the Senators an early Christmas present, but in the end it was the Senators in a giving mood that proved to be their undoing as the Habs skated away with a 4-1 victory on home ice. Trailing by a goal, the Senators gifted the Habs with 3 power plays in the final 7+ minutes that all but derailed any chance of a comeback, as Montreal scored tw...

Adam French: Canada's Team
With the final roster finally set, I think it's officially time to "get hyped" for the World Junior Championships. This is always one of my favourite times of the year. I get to sit back, have a few cold ones...and more recently get trolled out of existence since Russia seems to be punking Canada every bloody year. Nothing worse than being at a bar at 10am (yes that's allowed here, don't act surpr...

Randall Ritchey: Steve Ott Scores In OT Loss
The Blues held a 2-1 lead late in regulation, but a failed clearing attempt by Jay Bouwmeester allowed Marc-Edouard Vlasic to tie the game with 20 seconds left in the game. Andrew Desjardins scored the first goal of the game, halfway through the second period. A shot from a bad angle beat Jake Allen and put the Sharks up 1-0. Allen should have had the Desjardins shot, and he knew it. His re...

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From the Rafters (12.20.14)
In the battle of the streaks, the Canucks took on the Flames, as both teams attempted to right their ships and start winning again. Read on to find out about all of the Green Men antics, the anti-wave conspiracy, and the best own goal you’ll see t...

Calgary Flames lose 8th straight in OT defeat in Vancouver
Calgary Flames lose 8th straight in OT defeat in Vancouver

Post Game: Blue Jackets 3, Blackhawks 2 (SO)
Sergei Bobrovsky didn't have his best stuff against the Washington Capitals on Thursday. Tonight was no such night. After receiving bad news in the morning regarding Boone Jenner’s projected 1-2 month absence, the red-hot Blue Jackets (now 8...

Postgame Notes vs. Nashville - Dec. 20
LW Thomas Vanek scored the game-tying goal with 48 seconds remaining in regulation before the Wild fell to Nashville in overtime, 6-5, Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 19,017 at Xcel Energy Center. LW Zach Parise scored twice for Minn...

Colin Dambrauskas: Thoughts on Paul Coffey
This blog, if you want to call it that, is out of the norm for me and won't really offer anything at this moment in terms of the Calgary Flames and their recent swing of games, however I'd like to get comments from my readers in general on Paul Coffey. I'll release the reason for this particular entry at a later date, but to keep things interesting on a Saturday night in which most folks are ce...

Sharks Host Coolest Game Viewing Party on 12/22
SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks invite all hockey fans to attend the Official Sharks Coolest Game Watching Party on Monday, December 22nd at Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose when the Sharks take on the Anaheim Ducks. The game will be shown LIVE...

Dee Karl: Wild Weekend! Four Points
The Isles had a four point weekend one what would usually be difficult and disappointing back-to-back games. But this isn’t the Islanders you’re used to. Oh no. These New York Islanders are more like your father’s NY Islanders of old. The ones who never gave up and didn’t fall apart under pressure. In Detroit, it was Brock Nelson and Anders Lee that scored for the Isles giving them...

These guys are good
MONTREAL – The Ottawa Senators were simply no match for the line of Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty on Saturday night. The Canadiens’ top trio accounted for two goals and five points, pacing Michel Therrien’s troops to a 4-1 victory in their final appearance before the Bell Centre faithful during the 2014 calendar year. With the win, the Habs concluded their season-long five-game home stand with eight out of a possible ten points. “We don’t have anyone with d...

Leafs take another step back
Leafs take another step back

Infographic: The Jacks Attack!


INJURY-DEPLETED SABRES SNAP HOME WINNING-STREAK AGAINST AVS
Matt Moulson was a pre-game scratch and both Patrick Kaleta and Tyler Myers left the game in the second period as the Sabres’ saw their six-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday night in a 5-1 loss to Colorado at First Niagara Center. Jo...

New Lines A Winning Combination For Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy hasn't been pleased with the offensive output by his team recently. Getting two players back in the lineup seemed to help. With John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau healthy and returning to game actio...

Hurricanes Activate Semin from Injured Reserve
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have activated forward Alexander Semin from injured reserve. The team also reassigned ...

Canucks' Hansen collapses on bench, walks off
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen appeared to collapse on the bench after taking a hit during the second period of Vancouver's game against the Calgary Flames.

Infographic: Penguins 3, Panthers 1
Infographic: Penguins 3, Panthers 1

Blue Jackets are going to do their best to re-sign Nick Foligno
Blue Jackets are going to do their best to re-sign Nick Foligno

Pouliot scores in debut as Pens top Panthers
Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby had a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Rangers edge Canes on Zuccarello's SO goal
Mats Zuccarello scored in the shootout, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.

Isles rally late, tally 3 in 3rd to stun Lightning
Islanders rally late, stun Lightning 3-1

Late-game penalty costs Sens third straight win
Late-game penalty costs Sens third straight win

Cherry Pickin' - Grapes says Alta. teams too soft, young
Cherry Pickin' - Grapes says Alta. teams too soft, young

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts fall short on Long Island
During the Lightning Radio pregame interview, Associate Coach Rick Bowness stated that the biggest key for the Bolts in this game against the Islanders was going to be puck management. The Islanders are a quick, structured team, one that eagerly ...

Six things to watch in the NHL in the New Year
Six things to watch in the NHL in the New Year

Diminutive Canadian players look to make big impact
Diminutive Canadian players look to make big impact

Jason Lewis: Two Come From Behind Wins, Four Big Points
The Kings did it again on Saturday. They got down early. They had some bounces go against them. But they again fought back to top the Arizona Coyotes in a solid 4-2 victory. After the shellacking they recieved at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, the Kings have answered the bell in what could be considered two really big character wins. The Coyotes got their fair share of luck today as t...

Kings' offense instrumental in 4-2 win over Arizona
LOS ANGELES – The Kings’ offense continued to roll Saturday afternoon in the club’s 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes at STAPLES Center. Hot off of a six-goal performance Thursday night, the Kings were once again able to pad the scoreboard with...

Sharks vs Blues Highlights


The Numbers Game - December 20, 2014
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Senators in Montreal. 4 – Number of times the Canadiens and the Senators will do battle this season, with Saturday night’s tilt marking the first time the two teams clashed during the 2014-15 campaign. Michel Therrien’s troops won the season series by a 3-2 margin last year, winning the final three meetings between the two clubs. 36 – Number of candles on Andrei Markov’s birthday cake on Saturday a...

Mathieu Perreault heating up after slow start
Mathieu Perreault heating up after slow start

Pittsburgh Penguins release 'Christmas Vacation' spoof
Pittsburgh Penguins spoof 'Christmas Vacation'

Jan Levine: Game 30: NYR-CAR, Rangers Look to Extend Win Streak
The Rangers look to extend their season-long win streak Saturday night on the front end of a home-and-home in Carolina. The Hurricanes won their previous game but are 3-7-0 in their last 10 and an Eastern Conference worse 9-19-3 on the year, but are 6-7-1 at home. New York comes in 15-10-4, having played the least amount of games in the Conference and NHL as a whole. Tonight and Sunday are games t...

Tony Dean: WildHBcommunity:Tired Narratives from an Avoidance Specialist a Tale of Yeo
WildHBcommunity:Tired Narratives from an Avoidance Specialist a Tale of Yeo Brand New Wild Wednesday on Jeff Dubay Show Available NOW! Here is the latest Wild Wednesday show we recorded 12/17/2014 from Burger Moe's just steps from the Xcel Energy Center. Please give this a listen/download and bookmark the show page! Tired Narratives from an Avoidance Specialist a Tale of Yeo It...

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Rangers extend backup G Talbot for 1 year
The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvist's backup away from unrestricted free agency.

Game in GIFS: Penguins vs. Panthers
Game in GIFS: Penguins vs. Panthers

GARTH'S CORNER: Moulson Sent Home Sick
The Buffalo Sabres have called up forward Johan Larsson from AHL Rochester. Matt Moulson was sick and the team sent him home from the rink. Moulson has scored 7 goals and chipped in 8 helpers in 32 games played this season. He has been red hot lately as his line mates Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have been feeding him the puck. Moulson is averaging 17:13 TOI per game.

Support continues to build for injured Ottawa-area hockey player Neil Doef
Support continues to build for injured Ottawa-area hockey player Neil Doef

Bruins Assign Joe Morrow to Providence
BOSTON, MA -  Boston bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, December 20, that the team has assigned defenseman Joe Morrow to the Providence Bruins. Morrow skated in 15 games with Boston this season, including his NHL debut on O...

Bud Light Six Pack of Stats: NJD vs. WSH
Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s home meeting with the Capitals! 1. The Devils continue their four-game homestand tonight (1-1-0). Seven of their next 10 games will be played at Prudential Center. New Jersey has played just 13 home ga...

Ty Anderson: When lapses become habits...
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! A win in Winnipeg and the Boston Bruins would have returned home with five of a possible six points in their pocket. That would have made the three-game swing tour of the Central Division -- from Nashville to Minnesota and to the MTS Centre in Winnipeg -- a massive success for the struggling B’s. Instead, the Bruins struggled to find their offensi...

News Release: Senators sign forward Nick Paul to an entry-level contract
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Nick Paul to a three-year entry-level contract. A Mississauga native, Paul is currently in his third season with the Ontario Hockey League’s North Bay Bat...

BUFFALO OPENS BACK-TO-BACK SET WITH HOME GAME AGAINST COLORADO
Since Nov. 15, the Buffalo Sabres are 3-1 in games following a loss. They’ve only lost back-to-back games once during that stretch and have rattled off two three-game winning streaks and a four-game winning streak over that period of time. Aft...

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Day: Dec 20 vs. Calgary Flames - Someone's Gotta Win
Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames - Saturday December 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Hockey Night in Canada, TSN1040 Vancouver Canucks: 18-11-2 38 points third in Pacific Division Calgary Flames: 17-15-2 36 points fifth in Pacific Division Just two weeks ago, the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames were flying high—exceeding expectations and dreaming of a return to the playoffs. Tonight, the...

Michael Pachla: The curious case of the Colorado Avalanche
On the NFL network this morning, "tanking" came up in the conversation. There were accusations of tanking in the NBA and the question was posed as to whether or not it existed in the NFL. Michael Irvin, of course, chimed in first saying that there's no way players would tank in the NFL. Boomer Esiason echoed the sentiments. Wish I was there to mention the saga of the Indianapolis Colts back in...

Backlund undergoes successful abdominal surgery
Backlund undergoes successful abdominal surgery

Canada's forward depth about to get major boost
Canada's depth to get boost with Lazar, McDavid additions

Eklund: Rumors> NYR Inquired about Hall for Marc Staal plus conditional pick + more
Be sure to 'like' Hockeybuzz on Facebook! One of the benefits of the trade freeze is the many discussions that take place heading into the deadline. I was told this morning by a key source in New York the Rangers contacted the Edmonton Oilers regarding Taylor Hall, and were open to discussing A blockbuster deal that would send two Rangers and a conditional first and second pick to Edmonton. On...

Bob Duff: Datsyuk, Zetterberg back together
Looking to bust out of a five-game losing streak that has seen them score just five goals over that span, the Detroit Red Wings will reunite captain Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk on the same forward line for Sunday’s game at Joe Louis Arena against the Colorado Avalanche. "I don't know if that's an ace move,” said Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who generally prefers to skate his two most...

Game 32: Canucks vs. Flames (12.20.14)
Two teams in desperate need of a win clash tonight at Rogers Arena when the Canucks (18-11-2) and Flames (17-15-2) renew hostilities on Hockey Night in Canada. Lately, the Canucks have been pining for the days when all they had to deal with was...

Rick Sadowski: Roy shakes up lines
Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is shaking up the lines for Saturday's game in Buffalo in an attempt to get the offense untracked. John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau will play. Dennis Everberg and Nick Holden will be the scratches. First, here are the game notes. This is how the lines will look: Max Talbot - Matt Duchene - Nathan MacKinnon Gabriel Landeskog - Ryan O'Reilly - Daniel Briere...

James Tanner: Coyotes v Kings, Domi Makes Team Canada & More
Today the Coyotes play the kings. While every game is important, this game is crucial in an arbitrary nature: If they don't win tonight, the Coyotes will have gone an entire month without beating any opponents other than the Oilers. Yes, it's sad but true. The Coyotes beat the Sharks on November 22 and if they lose tonight, they won't get another chance to win a game until Monday, December 22...

Morning Updates: 12/20/14
NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES No Skate: The Islanders did not skate at the Coliseum this morning after arriving late last night from Detroit. Head Coach Jack Capuano and select players were made available to the media. Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak wi...

Game Preview: Senators @ Canadiens
SENATORS (14-12-6) @ CANADIENS (20-11-2) The Canadiens welcome the Ottawa Senators to the Bell Centre on Saturday night for their final home game of 2014. Michel Therrien’s troops won’t play in front of their fans until January 6, 2015. They will battle the Islanders, the Hurricanes, the Panthers, the Devils and the Penguins during that span. Max Pacioretty, who was injured on Thursday night against the Ducks, remains a game-time decision for Saturday night’s tilt. He took part in th...

Michael Stuart: Vasilevskiy to Start as Lightning Face Islanders
After dropping a disappointing 3-2 shootout decision to the New Jersey Devils last night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will get right back to work this evening. They’re in New York, on Long Island, for a tilt with the New York Islanders. This is the third and final meeting between the two clubs this regular season. The good news for Tampa Bay is that the Islanders are also tired heading into ton...

Mike Augello: Gardiner Benched Again?(What Does The Future Hold?); Leafs Vs Flyers
Jake Gardiner has once again found his way into Randy Carlyle’s doghouse, as the swift-skating defenseman is expected to be scratched from the lineup and replaced by Korbinian Holzer in the Leafs final home game of 2014 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Gardiner was -2 in Toronto’s 4-1 loss to the last place Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, failing to tie up Chris Terry on Carol...

Scoop Cooper: Great News on "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe -- Update
This is an update of my blog from earlier this week on the remarkable change for the better in the condition of "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe. In an email to me last Monday, Gordie Howe's son, Mark, told me that his dad has taken a remarkable turn for the better over the last ten days since suffering a major stroke in late October which had left him bedridden, partially paralyzed, and unable to sp...

Jackets F Jenner has stress fracture in back
The injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Boone Jenner for one to two months because of a stress fracture in his back.

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Proud to be a Wing, Cleary relishes role
DETROIT – Daniel Cleary has been a healthy scratch more often than he’s been in the Red Wings’ lineup this season. But that’s OK for the 14-season NHL veteran, who wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m proud to be able to play as long as I have,...

Todd Cordell: G35 Capitals @ Devils: Cooling The Caps
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Washington Capitals (15-10-6) @ New Jersey Devils (12-16-6) Road/Home records - 9-5-2 --------------4-5-4 TV - CSN-DC, MSG+ Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 2-1 Capitals Last 10 - Capitals: 6-2-2 ------- Devils: 3-5-2 Projected starting goalies - Braden Holtby vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Capitals via DailyFaceoff.co...

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 12/20/14 @ TOR
PREVIEW: FLYERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS Opening an eight-game road trip that will take the club into early January, the Philadelphia Flyers (11-14-6) are in Ontario to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (19-10-3) on Saturday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CSN Philadelphia and on the CBC in Canada. This is the first of three meetings between the teams this season. They...

Jared Crozier: Sens Succcessful Duck Hunt; Ready For Habs
Ilya Bryzgalov and the injured/tired Anaheim Ducks were just what the doctor ordered for the Ottawa Senators. That being said, the Sens were full marks for their effort and they took advantage of what was available to them. The Sens were outplayed at times, but for the second straight game they scored early and didn't relinquish the lead en route to a 6-2 win over the NHL's first place club....

Boone Jenner placed on injured reserve, will miss 1-2 months with stress fracture in back
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Boone Jenner on Injured Reserve and recalled center Sean Collins from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. ...

Todd Cordell: G32 Blackhawks @ Blue Jackets: Erixon Vs Morin
Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Chicago Blackhawks (22-9-1) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (13-15-3) Road/Home records - 11-6-0 -------------- 6-8-2 TV - WGN, FS-O Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 0-0 Last 10 - Blackhawks: 9-1-0 ------------ Blue Jackets: 7-2-1 Projected starting goalies - Corey Crawford vs Sergei Bobrovsky Projected lines for the Blackhawks via Daily...

Ryan Wilson: Big Penguins Recall This Morning
Some big news this morning. Penguins #1 prospect Derrick Pouliot has been called up to the NHL. The #Pens have recalled defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Taylor Chorney from the @WBSPenguins. Full release: http://t.co/lNpsukPOxF— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 20, 2014 Now we have seen defensemen get called up before only to not play, specifically Scott Harrington, but it is st...

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Penguins Recall Defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Taylor Chorney
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Taylor Chorney from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Pouliot, 20, l...

Power Ranking the Logos of Every NHL Team
Cheer for the logo on the front, not the name on the back. It's a common saying among misguided fans of the NHL. The overlooked problem being, what if the logo on the front is nothing to cheer about? Just like the disparity in competition throughout the NHL, the quality of NHL logos shares a similar fate. Ranging from the absolutely terrible to absolutely amazing, this list takes into account tradition, origin and overall des...

Roster changes announced for Canada's NJT
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Friday roster changes for Canada’s National Junior Team ahead of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Spirits, Schultz up in Arizona's first visit of the season
COYOTES (11-16-4) at KINGS (16-11-6) 1:00PM PT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 790 KABC AZ IN LA: This is the third of four meetings with the Coyotes this season, and the first of two at STAPLES Center. The Kings dropped the first meeting 3-...

Andy Andreoff Recall From Conditioning Assignment In Manchester
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled forward Andy Andreoff from his conditioning assignment with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Andreoff played ...

 
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