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Name: In the Pressbox
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Despite struggles, sitting Lundqvist would have been a mistake
Sitting Lundqvist would have been a mistake

2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup Officiating Team
The Canadian Hockey League today announced the officiating team for the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Quebec City.

Former Leaf Beauchemin back to glory days with Ducks
Beauchemin back to glory days with Ducks

Rangers vs. Lightning: Game 4 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs
Lightning 0, Rangers 0 (First Period) We are live from Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. The Lightning and Rangers are underway in the first period of Game 4. Keep it locked right here for live updates. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com

Fetisov wants to keep young KHLers from joining the NHL
Fetisov wants to ban KHLers from NHL

GM of the year finalists: Ducks' Bob Murray, Rangers' Glen Sather, Lightning's Steve Yzerman
GM of the year finalists: Ducks' Bob Murray, Rangers' Glen Sather, Lightning's Steve Yzerman

All signs point to Alex Burmistrov returning to NHL where Jets hold his rights
Signs point to Burmistrov's return to NHL

Tony Dungy honored as Lightning Community Hero
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tony Dungy as the 50th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Eastern Conference Game 4 matchup against the New York Rangers. Dungy, who received a $50,000 donation f...

Blackhawks need to get their legs back for Game 4
Hawks need to get their legs back

Murray Named Finalist for NHL General Manager of the Year Award
The National Hockey League (NHL) today named Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray a finalist for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year. This is the third consecutive season Murray has been nominated. Murray, who ...

Steve Yzerman voted finalist for NHL GM of the Year award
NEW YORK -- Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks, Glen Sather of the New York Rangers and Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today...

Chicago Blackhawks Need Stars to Make an Impact vs. Anaheim Ducks, and Quickly
Star power in numbers. It’s the one area that looked like a clear advantage for the Chicago Blackhawks heading into their Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. After cancelling out Patrick Kane with Corey Perry, Jonathan Toews...

Practice Report: Despres Excels as Ducks Continue to Draw from Previous Playoff Experience
By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com CHICAGO -- After a triple overtime game on Tuesday in Anaheim followed by last night’s 2-1 victory vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s no surprise the Ducks held an optional practice this afternoon at United Cent...

Babcock returns to say goodbye
DETROIT – It was unprecedented, and certainly unexpected. But Mike Babcock – who was introduced as the 30th head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs just 24-hours earlier – returned to Joe Louis Arena on Friday to say some final goodbyes and to sp...

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015: Full Conference Final Schedule and Predictions
It would be accurate to say the conference finals in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs have gone off script, though teams holding series leads have not played out of character. The Tampa Bay Lightning have used a potent offensive barrage to overwhelm the New York Rangers' usually stellar defense. The Anaheim Ducks are showing their youth isn't going to be a problem in a long series agai...

Hab at Heart: Charles Lafortune
Whether he’s hosting a television show or a radio program, Charles Lafortune always keeps a close eye on his beloved Canadiens. We met up with the man who discovers some of the best voices in Quebec to learn more about his passion for all things CH. How long have you been a Canadiens fan? CHARLES LAFORTUNE: I’ve been a Canadiens fan since I was born. There really wasn’t any other alternative. I went to see games from time to time with my father at the old Forum. I wore my footed pyjam...

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015: Conference Finals Standings, Title Odds and More
Whether or not the conference-finals round of the 2015 NHL postseason goes the distance could rely heavily upon how two Game 4s unfold over the start of the weekend. First up are the New York Rangers Friday evening, who threaten to go down three games to one for the second straight series. The Tampa Bay Lightning are the culprits and can take a commanding series lead at home in Game 4.  Out in the West...

Strang: Babcock emotional, but likely successor in line
Strang: Babcock emotional, but likely successor in line

Pregame Notebook: Matt Carle to miss Game 4 with undisclosed injury
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said defenseman Matt Carle will not play tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena. Carle exited Game 3 midway into the first period after colliding with Derek Stepan at center i...

2015 Memorial Cup preview
Cole Cassels will try and accomplish something that hasn’t been done by a Canucks prospect since 2011: win the Memorial Cup. With 60 teams vying for it, the Memorial Cup is one of the toughest trophies in all of hockey to win. For Cassels, a wi...

USA Hockey announces Eichel, Connor as 2014-15 award winners
USA Hockey on Thursday named Boston University center Jack Eichel and Youngstown Phantoms forward Kyle Connor, each projected first-round picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, as 2014-15 award winners. Eichel, No. 2 on NHL Central Scouting's ranking of ...

W2W4: Rangers at Lightning, Game 4
W2W4: Rangers at Lightning, Game 4

Special Teams Play Defining Role for Ducks in Game 3
By Shawn Roarke | NHL.com CHICAGO -- The Anaheim Ducks believe failures on their penalty kill cost them Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. An improved penalty kill may have won them Game 3. Special teams played a defining role Thursd...

Despres Steps up with Game-Winning Goal for Ducks
By Shawn Roarke | NHL.com CHICAGO -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres is becoming less of a mystery to his team every day. Despres made one of his bigger reveals Thursday, finally illustrating in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final ...

Getzlaf Keeps Piling up Assists for Ducks
By Corey Masisak | NHL.com CHICAGO -- Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf tied his own franchise record for assists in a single postseason on Thursday. Not for a game, but for an entire Stanley Cup Playoff. Getzlaf had two assists in Anaheim's...

Babcock thanks Red Wings fans in newspaper ad
Babcock thanks Red Wings fans

Wild Agrees To Terms With Michael Keranen
The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with forward Michael Keranen (pronounced Kear-uh-nin) on a two-way contract for the 2015-16 season. Keranen, 25 (1/4/90), tallied 37 points (10-27=37) in 70 games during his first season of hockey in Nort...

Blackhawks recall van Riemsdyk
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. van Riemsdyk, 23, notched one assist in 18 games in his first professional season with the Blackhawks. ...

NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: Latest Odds, Viewing Guide and Predictions for Friday
The 2015 NHL playoffs are evolving by the game, with two gripping conference finals series the only things separating us from what promises to be a star-studded Stanley Cup Final. The top seed took control in the Western Conference Final after the Anaheim Ducks overcame the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 to take that same lead in the series. While Jonathan

2015 Memorial Cup preview
The 2015 Memorial Cup will take place from May 22 to 31 in Quebec City. Two Canadiens prospects – forward Michael McCarron and goaltender Zachary Fucale – will take part in the annual tournament. Here’s a preview of what to expect. Quebec Remparts (40-25-1-2) – Tournament hosts This year’s hosts were also nearly the QMJHL champions after falling in double-overtime to the Rimouski Oceanic in Game 7 of the Quebec final. Led by Fucale, the Canadiens’ second-round draft pick in 201...

Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from NHL
Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from NHL

Strangis: Morrow sacrificing for another Cup chance
I'll tell you a story. It's a good story. Late May 2000; second straight Western Conference final between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. The Stars are the defending Stanley Cup champion but needed seven games to get past the Avalanche...

Harvard grad Killorn making Lightning look smart these days
Harvard grad Killorn making Lightning look smart these days

Punching his ticket
MONTREAL – This past season, Nathan Beaulieu made it abundantly clear that he wouldn’t be returning to the AHL ranks anytime soon. Since making his professional debut two years ago after enjoying a stellar Junior career, Beaulieu’s road towards NHL stardom has included the natural highs and lows that typically come with the territory. After several stints with the big club over the last few seasons, including a call-up during the 2014 playoffs, the young defenseman earned a spot with t...

NHL Playoffs 2015: Latest Stanley Cup Scores, Standings and Predictions
Anaheim came to Chicago with a purpose, and the Ducks accomplished that goal by beating the Blackhawks 2-1 on their home ice in Game 3. Many thought that the Ducks were going to be in bad shape after losing Game 2 in triple overtime and then having to go to Chicago. Instead, they were calm and cool for 60 minutes and were simply the better team. Patrick Maroon scored in the first period for the Ducks to set...

Ranking the 10 Best Saves of the 2015 NHL Playoffs so Far
There have been some beautiful saves from the goaltenders in the 2015 NHL playoffs. Curating a top-10 list of the best to this point was not easy. Sit back, relax and enjoy the following slideshow with plenty of accompanying video. Thank you to YouTube for everything. Criteria for inclusion: Degree of difficulty counts a lot, yes, but so too does the situati...

Lineup changes don't help Blackhawks in Game 3 loss
Lineup changes don't help Blackhawks in Game 3 loss ...

Chicago Blackhawks' Overworked D Too Tired to Handle Physical Ducks in Game 3
It’s a hockey truism that depth wins championships. Right now, the Chicago Blackhawks don’t have any on defence, and it’s starting to cost them. It may end up costing them the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks. Looking at the 2-1 score in Game 3, it’s easy to think that perhaps Chicago’s defence wasn’t the problem, to argue that Anaheim only managed a pair of go...

Hawks see chances go begging in Game 3 loss
Hawks see chances go begging in Game 3 loss

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Postgame Quotes: WCF Game 3
POSTGAME QUOTES 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final Game 3 Anaheim leads series 2-1 Chicago 1 vs. Anaheim 2 May 21, 2015 United Center Simon Despres On his first career playoff goal It was definitely a big one to s...

Ducks grind down Blackhawks, take 2-1 series lead
Ducks grind down Blackhawks

Ducks vs. Blackhawks: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs
The Chicago Blackhawks appeared in control of the Western Conference Final entering Thursday's Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center. Despite losing the previous contest in triple overtime, the visiting Ducks managed to wrest leverage back from Chicago in the Windy City with a tremendous 2-1 road victory. A strong push at the end saw t...

Bettman: Cap to jump to about $71M for 2015-16
Bettman: Cap to jump to about $71M for 2015-16

Leon Draisaitl relishes Anthony Duclair rematch
Back in November, Leon Draisaitl and Anthony Duclair faced off in an Oilers-Rangers tilt at Madison Square Garden.

Lightning's Killorn-Stamkos duo gaining steam vs. Rangers
Lightning's Killorn-Stamkos duo gaining steam vs. Rangers

Can't blame Buffalo for feeling snubbed by Babcock
Can't blame Buffalo for feeling snubbed by Babcock

Penguins GM: Bylsma free to pursue any job
Penguins GM: Bylsma free to pursue any job

NHL notebook: Blues haven't settled Ken Hitchcock situation
Even though top free agent Mike Babcock is off the market, the St. Louis Blues aren't ready to concede that Ken Hitchcock will be back as their head coach next season.

Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist must be better against Lightning
'King' Henrik must be better

Jets have wealth of goaltenders, won't rush prospects
Jets won't rush goalie prospects

Playoff Roundup - May 21


Senators owner doing well after liver transplant
Senators owner doing well after liver transplant

Bruins Sign Joonas Kemppainen to a One-year, Two-way Contract
Boston, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 21, that the club has signed forward Joonas Kemppainen to a one-year, two-way contract worth a cap figure of $700,000 at the NHL level. The 27-year-old played 59 games ...

Ducks vs. Blackhawks: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs
There's no rest for the wicked. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks get back to business in Game 3 of their Western Conference Final series on Thursday at United Center, with the series tied at one game apiece. The Blackhawks claimed home-ice advantage in the series when Marcus Kruger's goal gave Chicago a 3-2 win at the 116:12 mark of Game 2 late Tuesday night—a triple-overtime epic. On Thursday, we'll see which team has enough fuel in the reserves to earn the upp...

Little Wild Registration Opens May 26
Creating a greater State of Hockey means getting youngsters involved in the sport, who might not have the opportunity to participate. Therefore, the Little Wild Learn to Play Hockey Program is back by popular demand. Registration for the progr...

Hockey in the Himalayas
Hockey in the Himalayas? You bet. Richard Loat, a group of Five Hole for Food colleagues and friends took hockey to the Himalayas in early 2015; during their weeklong trip at the end of January, the group taught kids how to skate and play ho...

Rangers Need Underperforming Henrik Lundqvist at His Best to Beat Lightning
Consider the criticisms the New York Rangers have faced this postseason: • Rick Nash is an overpaid, gelatinous substance who is fearful of contact because of his mushy consistency and inability to score goals. • Power play? More like sour play! Because it’s so bad. That’s the joke. The power play is bad because it lacks confidence and

Did Mike Babcock Make Right Move Joining Toronto Maple Leafs?
Mike Babcock's tenure in Detroit is officially over as he heads to home province Ontario to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Did Babcock make the right move in choosing the Leafs? What can fans expect from Babcock in Toronto? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NHL Lead Writer

Rangers D-man Dan Boyle still has more he wants to prove -- and win
Rangers D-man Dan Boyle still has more he wants to prove -- and win

LONGLEY: Leafs will have to man up for Babcock
Leafs will have to man up for Babcock

Liver donor to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk: Win a Cup
Liver donor to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk: Win a Cup

Matt Carle questionable for Game 4
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle left Wednesday’s Game 3 midway through the first period after taking a big hit from New York’s Derek Stepan in the neutral zone. Carle fell to his back following the contact and was slow to get to his fee...

Larkin Decides to Leave Michigan After 1 Year
Michigan forward Dylan Larkin, coming off a solid World Championships with Team USA, has decided to give up his final three years of NCAA eligibility to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin was a first-round draft pick (15th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "My year at Michigan has been the best year of my life, the most fun year of hockey I've ever had," Larkin said. "Going ...

Amy Perry Named Chief Financial Officer
The Florida Panthers and its parent company Sunrise Sports & Entertainment (SSE), LLC announced today that Amy Perry has been named Chief Financial Officer. “Amy has worked very diligently since joining our organization and is most deserving of...

Pregame Report: Road Success has Been Staple of Ducks' Success All Playoffs
By Kyle Shohara | AnaheimDucks.com CHICAGO – Good afternoon from the Windy City, where tonight the Ducks and Blackhawks square off in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. With yesterday serving as a travel day, both teams have had little tim...

W2W4: Ducks at Blackhawks, Game 3
W2W4: Ducks at Blackhawks, Game 3

Gretzky, Cherry give thumbs up to Babcock hiring
Gretzky, Cherry approve of Babcock hiring

Canucks to host Young Stars Classic in Penticton
Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host the 2015 Young Stars Classic for the fifth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C., running from Friday, September 11th to Monday, September 14th. The fo...

Comets move on
Bring on the Griffins. The duo of Alexandre Grenier and Jacob Markstrom propelled the Utica Comets to a 1-0 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night, ousting the Oklahoma City Barons, while advancing to the Western Conference Final where they will face...

Where to watch Lightning-Rangers game 4: TV, streaming, radio information
TUNE INTO SUNSPORTS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE GAME FOR THE LIGHTNING LIVE POSTGAME SHOW FEATURING BOBBY "THE CHIEF" TAYLOR.

Babcock: Restoring Leafs a 'massive challenge'
Babcock: Restoring Leafs a 'massive challenge'

Mike Babcock to Maple Leafs: Takeaways from Coach's 1st Press Conference
The Toronto Maple Leafs made a huge splash in landing a new head coach, reportedly signing Mike Babcock to an eight-year, $50 million deal Wednesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.    Babcock, who spent the la...

Burns: Three things we learned from 11 goals in 63:33
Before the Eastern Conference Final series against the New York Rangers, Lightning players and coaches were asked repeatedly how they planned to score against Henrik Lundqvist, one of the best goaltenders in the world who always seems to be at the...

Griffins get Utica in AHL conference finals
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After defeating the Rockford IceHogs 4-1 in the Western Conference semifinals, the second-seeded Grand Rapids Griffins will continue their quest for a second Calder Cup championship in three years by facing the West’s regular...

3 OTs? That's nothing to Blackhawks D Duncan Keith
3 OTs? That's nothing to Blackhawks D Duncan Keith

Statement from Eugene Melnyk’s family
Statement from Eugene Melnyk’s family We are delighted and relieved that Eugene’s post-transplantation recovery is progressing very well. In the past 36 hours, we have already witnessed a dramatic improvement in Eugene’s overall condition. ...

WATCH LIVE: Leafs introduce Mike Babcock as coach
Leafs introduce Mike Babcock

'Triplets' a perfect combination for Lightning
TAMPA -- The three players on the Tampa Bay Lightning's delightfully skilled and fantastically young and energetic second line are known as "The Triplets." The nickname works because it's quick, to the point, memorable and easy to digest. It's all...

Hypothetical Trades Based on the Latest NHL Rumors
With the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs now in the conference finals stage, the teams knocked out of postseason competition provide more grist for the NHL trade rumor mill.  In recent weeks, much of the media speculation suggests deals between recently eliminated postseason teams or non-playoff clubs. Several also propose trades involving specific players.

Foligno assumes the captaincy in Columbus
COLUMBUS -- Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The Blue Jackets had five captains since joining the NHL as an expansion franchise for the 2000-01 season but were without one the pa...

JR Panthers Complete First Week of Tryouts
Nearly 300 youth hockey players gathered at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs this week to try out for a spot on the 2015-16 Florida JR Panthers roster. After a successful first three days of tryouts, the JR Panthers completed their first we...

NHL Playoffs 2015: Latest Stanley Cup Scores, Standings and Predictions
The Tampa Bay Lightning appear to have figured out Henrik Lundqvist. The New York Rangers goaltender is one of the best in the world, but the Lightning fired six shots by him for the second game in a row and took Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final Wednesday night, earning a 6-5 overtime triumph.   Nikita Kucherov ended matters for the Lightning when he

Ranking the 10 Most Complete Players in the 2015 NHL Draft
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Speed, Skill Proving to Be Too Much for NHL's Best Goalies
The Tampa Bay Lightning are proof the NHL doesn't need bigger nets or any other gimmicks to increase scoring. They are a goaltender's worst nightmare. Just ask two of the best in the NHL, Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist, neither of whom have had much fun in games against the Bolts all season long. The latest forgettable outing for Lundqvist came Wednesday ...

Mike Babcock's Big Payday from Maple Leafs Signals New Era for NHL Coaches
Mike Babcock will earn more next season than the NHL's all-time wins leader did for a large portion of his 35-year coaching career, per TSN's Darren Dreger, who relayed news of the coach's new eight-...

Game 3 Infographic: Bolts 6 - Rangers 5


Henrik Lundqvist: Rangers can't win if I give up six goals
Henrik Lundqvist: Rangers can't win if I give up six goals

MIshkin's Extra Shift: Bolts and Rangers play an old-fashioned shootout in Game 3
This was an old-school shootout, bringing back memories of games played 30 years ago. Both teams had segments in this game when they carried momentum and generated numerous scoring chances. Both teams rallied from two-goal deficits and the both ...

Rangers vs. Lightning: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs
Henrik Lundqvist simply cannot figure out the Tampa Bay Lightning. The New York Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy this season, but they are in serious trouble in the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay. The NHL's highest-scoring offense did what it does best Wednesday on the way to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Rangers. The Lightning now lead the series ...

Lightning pump six more past Henrik Lundqvist, win in OT
Bolts pump six more past Lundqvist

Life and death issues invade Lightning-Rangers series
As much time, energy and focus as they are devoting to the Eastern Conference Finals, players on both teams also have other, bigger picture issues on their mind.

LA Kings Named “Sports Team of the Year” At the Sports Business Awards
The Los Angeles Kings tonight were named the “Sports Team of the Year” during the eighth annual Sports Business Awards event in New York City. This is the first time the Kings have won the award. Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robi...

Monarchs Set For AHL Conference Finals


Predicting the Next Head Coach for Each Loser of the Mike Babcock Sweepstakes
Mike Babcock made his decision, and despite a massive financial offer he isn’t taking his talents to South Beach. The Toronto Maple Leafs landed the highly coveted bench boss and will be paying him a sizable stipend per year to stand behind the bench at the Air Canada Centre. Babcock may officially be off the market, but there are still a number of teams who are in need of a head coach. The San Jose Sh...

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau remains confident
Ducks' Boudreau remains confident

Lightning honor Cornelia Corbett as Lightning Community Hero
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Cornelia Corbett as the 49th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Eastern Conference Final Game 3 match-up against the New York Rangers. Corbett, who received a $50...

Senators hope worst is behind Eugene Melnyk
Senators hope worst is behind Melnyk

With Babcock gone, who is next coach?
DETROIT – Now that Mike Babcock has left Detroit for a lucrative contract north of the border, the question is who will coach the Red Wings next season? The general consensus seems that Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill is the heir apparent; howev...

Flames prospect Hunter Smith heading to Memorial Cup
Flames prospect heading to Mem Cup

Babcock cashes in as new Maple Leafs coach
Babcock cashes in as new Maple Leafs coach

Brodeur inks 3-year deal as Blues assistant GM
Brodeur inks 3-year deal as Blues assistant GM

Sabres reportedly 'livid' over losing Babcock to Leafs
Sabres 'livid' over losing Babcock

Blues elevate Martin Brodeur to assistant GM
Blues name Brodeur assistant GM

Martin Brodeur Named Blues Assistant GM: Latest Contract Details, Reaction
Legendary goalie Martin Brodeur was named the St. Louis Blues’ assistant general manager Wednesday under general manager Doug Armstrong, per the team’s official website.     Brodeur, who was the senior adviser to the general manager in St. Louis before Wednesday’s official promotion, and the team agreed to a three-year contract. Brodeur...

Rangers vs. Lightning: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights for 2015 NHL Playoffs
The Tampa Bay Lightning hope that the momentum they gained in beating the New York Rangers on the road will carry over at home when they host Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night. The series is tied at a game apiece. The Rangers have played a series of low-scoring games in the first two-plus rounds of the postseason, but the 6-2 loss in Game 2 was an aberration. They will try to lock down the Tampa Bay offense and prevent Tyler Johnson (three goals in Game 2) fr...

Brodeur Named Assistant General Manager
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has named Martin Brodeur as the team's Assistant General Manager. The Blues and Brodeur have agreed on a three-year cont...

Edmonton Oilers' assistant coaches in limbo
Edmonton Oilers' assistant coaches in limbo

Top Reasons the Toronto Maple Leafs Won't Be Playoff Contenders in 2015-16
The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be hard-pressed to be a playoff contender in 2015-16. While the team is likely to make a number of offseason player moves, many of these may not make them a better club in the immediate future. This team needs a significant roster overhaul. The team remains in the midst of hiring a new general manager. The search for a head coach is over, though, as NHL.com is reporting t...

Ducks-Blackhawks Instant Classic Means Best Yet to Come for Evenly Matched WCF
This series has the feel of a classic heavyweight boxing battle. In the glory days of the sport, too—not the twilight years before the UFC took over fight-night pay-per-view channels. The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks traded rushes like punches at the Honda Center on Tuesday night in an epic 3-2 triple-overtime win for the Hawks, the knockout punch coming at the hands of Marcus Kruger.

Maple Leafs Must Wait to Reap Rewards of Winning the Mike Babcock Sweepstakes
Congratulations to Mike Babcock for getting an eight-year, $50 million contract from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. That’s David Clarkson

Late Show Legends: Memories of Letterman
With David Letterman set to host his final Late Show tonight, the Devils look back on their Stanley Cup appearances with the late night legend: White Dano It was a great thrill to be on and I remember Bon Jovi performing that show so we ...

Mike Babcock to Maple Leafs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
Mike Babcock did not waste any time finding another head coaching job after leaving the Detroit Red Wings. The 52-year-old will take over the Toronto Maple Leafs after agreeing to a huge contract. The Maple Leafs announced the deal on ...

Pregame Notebook: Lightning in search of consistency for Game 3
In every series during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s current Stanley Cup Playoffs run, the Lightning have followed convincing victories in Game 2 with a letdown in Game 3. In the First Round versus Detroit, the Lightning leveled the series with a 5...

Sharks Sign Forward Joonas Donskoi
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Joonas (YOO-nus) Donskoi to an entry-level contract. The 23-year-old Donskoi finished the 2014-15 season with 4...

Canadian Coaching Staffs named for 2015 WU17
Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the three head coaches and six assistant coaches who will lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Blackhawks outlast Ducks in marathon Game 2
ANAHEIM - For more than 116 minutes they played, combining for 118 shots on goal in a game that went from brilliant to bizarre and back, never veering from supremely entertaining from start to finish.

W2W4: Rangers at Lightning, Game 3
W2W4: Rangers at Lightning, Game 3

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant
Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation. When: Th...

Generals’ Cole Cassels named CHL Player of the Week
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Vancouver Canucks prospect Cole Cassels of the Oshawa Generals is the CHL Player of the Week.

Oceanic’s Philippe Desrosiers named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Dallas Stars prospect Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week.

Prince George, BC, to host 2015 training camp
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their 2015 Training Camp will be held in Prince George, B.C. from September 17-20, 2015. Players will report to Rogers Arena on September 17th for medicals and testing before travelling ...

Maple Leafs still in Mike Babcock sweepstakes: Reports
Leafs still in Babcock sweepstakes

Maple Leafs sign Mike Babcock to mammoth deal
Maple Leafs sign Mike Babcock

Ottawa Senators sign Andrew Hammond to three-year deal
Sens sign Hammond to new deal

NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: Viewing Info, Predictions for Wednesday's Action
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored an impressive 6-2 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final to wrangle home-ice advantage away from the New York Rangers. They will attempt to consolidate that edge Wednesday night. So far, the series has played out pretty much as expected. The Rangers were able to slow down the pace of Game 1 and scored a late winner. Tampa Bay's dynamic o...

Bruins tip Don Sweeney to replace outgoing GM Peter Chiarelli
Bruins tip Sweeney to replace Chiarelli

Hard Work Paying Off For Timo Meier
ColoradoAvalanche.com is profiling draft-eligible prospects leading up to the 2015 NHL Draft in Florida on June 26-27. Timo Meier is the No. 10-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings. The Avalanche has the 10th overa...

News Release: Senators agree to terms with goaltender Andrew Hammond on a three-year contract extension
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Andrew Hammond on a three-year contract extension which will run through the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. The average annual...

2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup on Sportsnet
Catch every minute of the 2015 MasterCard Memorial Cup live on Sportsnet!

Dal Colle To Play For Memorial Cup
Michael Dal Colle lifts the J. Ross Robertson Cup - the OHL title. After 56 regular season games, 21 playoff games and one OHL title, Michael Dal Colle is ready to compete for the top prize in Canadian junior hockey: the Mastercard Memorial Cup. ...

Jackets tap Foligno as first captain in 3 years
Jackets tap Foligno as first captain in 3 years

Where to watch Lightning-Rangers Game 3: TV, streaming, radio information


Sens re-sign Hamburglar to 3-year extension
Sens re-sign Hamburglar to 3-year extension

Blue Jackets name Nick Foligno team captain
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that forward Nick Foligno has been named the National Hockey League club’s team captain. He becomes the sixth captain in franchise history, following defenseman Lyle Odelein (2000-02), fo...

Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw's Header Goal in 2OT of Game 2 vs. Ducks Waved off
Game 2 of the Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks ultimately took three overtimes to be decided. But for a few moments in the second extra period, it looked like the game might be over.At the 8:47 mark of double overtime, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw headbutted the puck out of the air and into the net.

Numbers Game: The Captaincy
2 - The number of current Blue Jackets (Jared Boll, Fedor Tyutin) who have played for a captain in Columbus. 6 - Nick Foligno was announced today as the sixth captain in Blue Jackets franchise history, adding to the following list: - Lyle Od...

Earned, not given: Foligno's rise makes him 'obvious choice' for captain
July 1, 2012. The Blue Jackets were in a period of transition. Times were changing, they said, and they were changing drastically. A few months earlier, they had begun the process of trading then-captain Rick Nash, paving the way for speculatio...

Thriving under pressure
MONTREAL – Much was expected of P.K. Subban this past season and he didn’t disappoint. When Subban signed the most lucrative contract ever given to a player in Canadiens history last August, he knew that people would be paying particularly close attention to his performance in 2014-15, even more so than they had in his four previous seasons in Montreal. The fact that he’d returned from Sochi with a gold medal around his neck or that he’d been the Canadiens’ top point-getter durin...

Don Sweeney Named Bruins General Manager: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction
The Boston Bruins announced Wednesday that Don Sweeney was being promoted to general manager after the dismissal of Peter Chiarelli. He previously served under his predecessor for six years as assistant general manager.   His appointment was confirmed by the team's official site&nb...

Bruins elevate 'humbled' Sweeney to GM job
Bruins elevate 'humbled' Sweeney to GM job

Bruins Name Don Sweeney General Manager
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins President Cam Neely announced today, May 20, that the Boston Bruins have named Don Sweeney the General Manager of the Boston Bruins. Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North's Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs, Neely an...

NHL Playoffs 2015: Wednesday Vegas Odds, Schedule and Predictions
The 2015 NHL playoffs skate forward at a bristling pace into Wednesday night's action, which features a Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Final not short on implications moving forward.   The Tampa Bay Lightning snatched the momentum away from the New York Rangers in Game 2 with a dominant victory after the Presidents' Trophy winners took the opener, evening the seri...

Pros and Cons of Mikko Rantanen as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick
Of the plethora of highly touted forwards in the projected top 10 of the 2015 NHL draft, Mikko Rantanen is almost certainly the least discussed. It's hard to get a comparative reading on Rantanen...

Corey Crawford fends off career-high 60 shots in Blackhawks' 3OT win
Corey Crawford fends off career-high 60 shots in Blackhawks' 3OT win

Corey Crawford Silences Doubters in Chicago Blackhawks' Epic 3OT Game 2 Win
Words such as "great," "classic," "unbelievable," have all become so much hyperbolic word salad in today's sports-media world, too easily trotted out by writers and broadcasters whose mouths are big but vocabularies are too small. Well, here's what's what: Game 2 of the Western Conference Final Tuesday night was great, unbelievable, an instant classic. Here are a few more superlatives: sublime, epic, grandiose and...

Postgame Quotes: WCF Game 2
POSTGAME QUOTES 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final Game 2 Series tied 1-1 Anaheim 2 vs. Chicago 3 (3 OT) May 19, 2015 Honda Center ANAHEIM DUCKS Frederik Andersen On the game This is a tough loss. We had some good ch...

 

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