The Pittsburgh Penguins beat their arch-rival Washington Capitals in a wild, back-and-forth 8-7 overtime thriller on Monday night.In the spirit of that crazy game, here’s a look at the five most memorable NHL games so far in the 2016-17 regular season.
The NHL sometimes gets knocked for being too conservative, but that criticism surely doesn’t apply to the league’s All-Star Game jerseys. Here’s a look back at some of the midseason classic’s most memorable uniforms — for better or for worse.
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins: Coming off a Stanley Cup championship in June and a World Cup of Hockey title in September, the Penguins’ superstar captain missed the first six games of the NHL season due to a concussion — but then returned to action with a vengeance. McDavid might one day knock Crosby off his “best player in the NHL” perch, but it hasn’t happened yet.
Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs take part in warmups before playing the Detroit Red Wings in the 2017 NHL Centennial Classic game at BMO Field on January 1, 2017, in Toronto. The NHL rookie race is coming into focus as the 2016-17 NHL regular season approaches the halfway point.
Jordan Greenway of Team USA looks to steal a puck from Julien Gauthier of Team Canada during a preliminary round game in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the Air Canada Centre on December 31, 2016, in Toronto. The USA defeated Canada 3-1. For the fourth time in the 41-year history of the World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada and the United States will face off for the gold medal.
Milt Schmidt, a Hockey Hall of Famer who was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Boston Bruins, has passed away at age 98.Schmidt’s NHL career spanned 1936 to 1955, all with the Bruins, and he scored 229 goals and 575 points in 776 career games, adding 24 goals and 49 points in 86 playoff games. He led Boston to Stanley Cup championships in 1939 and 1941, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1961. Schmidt also won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer in 1940 and the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP in 1951.A native of Kitchener, Ont., he missed the entire 1942-43, ’43-44 and ’44-45 seasons to serve in the Canadian air force during World War Two.From the Hockey Hall of Fame:Although he played 16 years in the NHL, Schmidt missed much time during the height of his career when he left the team to join the air force, a stint that lasted three and a half seasons. He always maintained that the night of January 10, 1942, was his biggest thrill in hockey. “That was the last game Bobby Bauer, Pork Dumart and I played before going into the service,” he explained. “It was against the Canadiens, and we beat them badly. I don’t think I’ll ever forget what happened after the game. The players on both teams lifted the three of us on their shoulders and carried us off the ice and the crowd gave us an ovation. A man couldn’t ever forget a thing like that.”Here’s a look at Bruins legend Milt Schmidt over the years.
Despite being limited to six games this season, the Brandon Wheat Kings’ Nolan Patrick remains the No.1-ranked prospect for the 2017 NHL draft. The Brandon Wheat Kings’ Nolan Patrick has been hurting, but he’s holding on to the claim of being the No. 1 prospect for the 2017 NHL draft. The 6-foot-3 WHL centre, who has been limited to just six games this season due to injury and was left off of Team Canada for the world juniors, nevertheless remains the top-ranked player up for grabs in June according to ISS Hockey, an independent scouting company based out of Waterloo, Ont. Timothy Liljegren, a Swedish defenceman who’s also not playing in the 2017 WJC, held on to the No. 2 spot.
It was a wet one in St. Louis for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic, but they dropped the puck and played the game.Here’s what it looked like at the Busch Stadium outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks and host St. Louis Blues:
After a short delay due to the sun’s glare on the ice, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs took it outside for the NHL Centennial Classic at BMO Field.Here’s what it looked like:
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been dressing six rookies in the early going -- including head-turners Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner -- so it's no surprise they're setting the pace in the NHL rookie race.
Auston Matthews scored four goals in his first NHL game, but the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie wasn't the only player who got off to a good start to the 2016-17 season.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but none of Canada’s seven NHL teams made the playoffs last season. How will they fare in 2016-17? These 10 games could be very telling.
2017 NHL draft watch: It's never too early to take a look at hockey's future, so here are the top 10 prospects to watch entering the 2016-17 season.
NHL odds for the 2016-17 NHL season: Stanley Cup favourites, conference champions, division winners & team-by-team over/under for point totals.
Mathew Barzal, the 16th overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, says he's ready to play in the pros with the New York Islanders.
Who did the kids look up to when they were kids? At a photo shoot for a trading card company this week, a handful of NHL rookie hopefuls were asked to recall their first hockey hero.
Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 defensemen in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every player slotted correctly…
Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 goalies in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every netminder slotted correctly…
Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 left wingers in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every player slotted correctly…
Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 right wingers in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every player slotted correctly…
Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 centers in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every player slotted correctly…
A look back at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 NHL drafts: For each year, we've ranked the forwards and defensemen by career NHL points and goalies by career NHL wins.
A look back at the 2012 NHL draft: Ranking the top 10 forwards and top 10 defensemen by career NHL points and goalies by career NHL wins.