OCTOBER 13: Matt Cullen #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins prepares for a face-off in the second period during the game against Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on October 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As the Pittsburgh Penguins get one member of their blue line back, they’ll be without one
If there was a time for Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan to agree to waive his no-movement clause in search of a Stanley Cup, it would have been last season when he was in the middle of a 28-goal, 47-point campaign. Well, the number of suitors may not be as large and, as Doan put it on Monday to reporters
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, right, celebrates his second goal of the second period during an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Well, Malkin recorded his 11th career hat trick in a 10:51 span during a crazy second period against the Washington
The Washington Capitals built up a 2-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins after the first period, but it was the middle frame that was, to borrow a phrase from Gary Bettman, “absolutely bizonkers” and saw the game go from 2-0 to 6-5. Evgeni Malkin scoring a hat trick would have been the big highlight
There’s no doubt that every hockey goalie wants to score a goal. Martin Jones is a goaltender, and he sure wanted to score a goal Monday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets. With the San Jose Sharks up 4-1 late in the third period and the Winnipeg net empty, Jones gloved a Dustin Byfuglien shot from
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 14: Winnipeg Jets fans watch the warm-ups prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings on January
Once again, the Pittsburgh Penguins are dealing with an injury to their blue line after Kris Letang suffered a lower-body injury Saturday night in Detroit. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said on Monday that Letang is on injured reserve and considered “week-to-week.” Chad Ruhwedel has been recalled
Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham was back at Tucson Arena Saturday and watched his teammates score three times in the opening period en route to a 3-2 win over the Texas Stars. Cunningham, who suffered cardiac arrest on the ice during warm-ups before a Nov. 19 game, surprised his teammates
JANUARY 13: The New York Rangers wear jersies commemorating former NYPD dectective Steven McDonald prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2017 in New York City. The Capitals won their eighth straight game with a 6-0 shutout over the Chicago Blackhawks
Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian hockey legend, announced her retirement on Friday after a decorated career that began in 1993. The former Team Canada captain finishes as the country’s all-time leading scorer with 168 goals and 211 assists over 276 games played in a career that began when she was 15.
Now, Martin St. Louis is the first player to have his number retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning. In a pre-game ceremony Friday night before their game against former head coach John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets , St. Louis’ No. 26 was raised to the AMALIE Arena rafters.
Poor Mikko Kuukka. The JYP defenseman thought he could win a loose puck battle in the defensive zone with HIFK’s Juhamatti Aaltonen and then transition things up ice.
The ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits already own our favorite logo in all of sports, and now they’re mixing hockey with one of our all-time loves: video games. On Saturday night, when the Swamp Rabbits host the Norfolk Admirals, it will be “Video Game Night,” and the team will be wearing special jerseys
JANUARY 11: Former New York Islanders broadcaster Jiggs McDonald (L) is honored prior to the game against the Florida Panthers and accepts a trophy from John Tavares #91 at the Barclays Center on January 11, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Growing up on Long Island
San Jose Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller was all set to be scratched for Wednesday’s game against the Calgary Flames until a late decision had him swapped in for fellow blue liner Paul Martin. The only problem for the Sharks and head coach Peter DeBoer was that Mueller was listed on the official game
JANUARY 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal for his 1000th career point against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period at Verizon Center on January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals became the 84th player in NHL history
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • The Stormtroopers hockey team is in desperate need to improving their shooting percentage. • While you were sleeping the Toronto
One day after the NHL released the rosters for 2017 All-Star Game, the four jerseys that will be worn by the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific Divisions during the 3-on-3 tournament were unveiled by the league.
NOVEMBER 18: Curtis McElhinney #30 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers on November 18, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The spot reserved for backup goalies on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ bench will see another new face this week
We knew heading into Tuesday that Carey Price would captain the Atlantic Division and Sidney Crosby would lead the Metropolitan Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. But now we know who their teammates will be the weekend of Jan. 28-29 during the festivities in Los Angeles.
In a move that probably should have been done a month ago, the Edmonton Oilers have sent Jesse Puljujarvi to their AHL affiliate in Bakersfield. In 28 games this season, Puljujarvi has one goal and eight points. Puljujarvi, the No. 4 overall pick in last June’s draft, will get plenty of minutes with
• The Chicago Wolves wore these Saturday night and will wear them twice more this month to help raise awareness for animal adoption awareness. • Bruce Boudreau clinched one of the four head coaching spots for this month’s NHL All-Star Game in LA. • It’s too late to make moves to help boost a playoff
Neftekhimik narrowly defeated Traktor in KHL action on Saturday, with the game decided by a lone goal, which was capped off with a celebration we all remember. Near the end of the second period, Neftekhimik forward Richard Gynge backhanded home a rebound and proceeded to channel his inner Teemu Selanne
JANUARY 6: Ondrej Kase #86 and Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate Kase’s game winning goal in overtime against the Arizona Coyotes on January 6, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Overtime was winding down and Arizona Coyotes netminder Mike Smith had just denied a couple of Anaheim