Category Archives: NHL

Surging Rangers lose Kreider to fractured foot

8:32 PM ET New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday night’s 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Kreider suffered the injury while blocking a shot by Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers. The Rangers did not have a timetable for Kreider’s return after the game. Kreider, 28, was […]

Hurricanes bolster D, acquire Skjei, Vatanen

3:31 PM ET After losing Brett Pesce to a long-term shoulder injury, the Carolina Hurricanes shored up their defense by acquiring Brady Skjei from the New York Rangers and Sami Vatanen from the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers get a first-round draft pick for Skjei. New Jersey gets forward Janne Kuokkanen, defenseman Fredrik Claesson and […]

No Ovi, no problem as Caps win without captain

5:29 PM ET Seldom-used forward Travis Boyd, in the lineup because Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had to serve a one-game suspension, scored his third goal of the season as Washington outlasted the Canadiens 4-2 on Monday in Montreal. The win was Washington’s fourth in a row, and it padded the Capitals’ lead atop the NHL […]

Best and worst of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game: Laila Anderson, Green Day, women’s 3-on-3 and more

11:00 AM ET ST. LOUIS — The NHL All Stars descended upon St. Louis for the past three days, and what a weekend it was. Players perched atop the 100-level launched pucks over the crowd. Women’s hockey players dazzled. Blues legends … appeared. Connor McDavid was dethroned. Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong spewed out […]

Kane wins ‘gimmicky’ new Shooting Stars contest

1:04 AM ET ST. LOUIS — Patrick Kane said the newest NHL All-Star skills competition, which featured elevated players shooting pucks over the heads of fans at targets placed on the ice below, was “a little gimmicky,” even as he enjoyed winning the inaugural Shooting Stars challenge. “I’m kind of a fan of the original […]

The Wysh List: Contract the Western Conference

12:35 PM ET I don’t want to say there’s a slight power imbalance in the NHL this season, but it might be time to contract the entire Western Conference for its abject inferiority. OK, that’s not entirely fair. Let’s relocate the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche to the superior conference, and then contract the […]

Panthers’ Quenneville a winner in Chicago return

11:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Joel Quenneville is used to winning games at United Center. When you coach the Chicago Blackhawks for 11 seasons, it comes with the territory. Tuesday night was more of the same for him … just on the opposing bench. Frank Vatrano had three goals, Mike Hoffman had two assists […]

Would the NHL standings change with a different points system?

11:00 AM ET New York Rangers coach David Quinn called Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets perhaps their biggest of the season, as his team trailed the Blue Jackets by eight points for one of the Eastern Conference’s two wild-card playoff spots. After Oliver Bjorkstrand‘s tiebreaking goal with 26.5 seconds left in regulation, that […]

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