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Canucks News & Rumors: Benning, Biega, Pettersson & Bure

It’s a difficult part of the season for the Vancouver Canucks, one way or another. The team has all but been eliminated from the playoffs, yet they went into Dallas and Chicago took two overtime wins from the Stars (in a shootout) and the Blackhawks (when Bo Horvat scored 16 seconds into overtime). Most fans might suggest that it’s a time when the Canucks should be losing, but this is a team that seems to win when it should be losing and loses when it should be winning. There is a slight cha...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Blues, Dallas, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Utica, Canucks


Predators Need More Goals from Simmonds

Fresh off Wayne Simmonds’ first goal with the Nashville Predators, he must feel like a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders. Truth be told, it’s just a slight reprieve. Simmonds No Longer Scoring With just two points in nine games since his trade-deadline acquisition, Simmonds simply isn’t doing what has been second nature to him his whole career: score. Up until this season, he had been the epitome of consistency, effectively good for at least a prorated 50 points over an 82-ga...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Watson, Hockey, NHL, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Carolina Hurricanes, Simmonds, Hartman, David Poile, Brian Boyle Boyle, Austin Watson, Ryan Hartman


Karlsson, Panarin & Bobrovsky Can Cash in With Strong Finish

Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Erik Karlsson (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Sergei Bobrovsky (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) Artemi Panarin (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Some players have a lot at stake, too. Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are a few of the potential free agents in the league w...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Matthew Tkachuk


St. Louis Blues: Evaluating Craig Berube

When the St. Louis Blues decided to fire former head coach Mike Yeo and replace him with his assistant, Craig Berube, it seemed like the season was already lost, and it was only Nov. 20. Now, four months later, the Blues are solidly in a playoff spot, and the new coach is understandably getting a lot of the credit. Most recently, he earned a place atop NBC Sports’ NHL head coach power ranking. The national media is singing Berube’s praises, but has he fully earned it? Let’s take a look at th...
Tags: Sport, Kings, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Joel Quenneville, Craig Berube, Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, St Louis Blues, Mike Yeo, Jay Bouwmeester, Binnington


2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl – NHL’s Southernmost Outdoor Game

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while teammate John Klingberg played with a soccer ball. That historic football field will be covered by a sheet of ice and converted into a hockey rink for them to play their professional sport next New Year’s Day when the Stars host the Nashville Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic. It will be the southernmost outdoor game for the NHL. “Over the last three decades, we have brought h...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Oklahoma, TCU, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Gary Bettman, Tyler Seguin, Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg


NHL Short Notes

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Toronto 4, BUFFALO 2 Tampa Bay 5, WASHINGTON 4 (OT) VANCOUVER 7, Ottawa 4 Winnipeg 3, ANAHEIM 0 Continue reading "NHL Short Notes"
Tags: Washington, Sport, Vancouver, Buffalo, NHL, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, Anaheim


Playoffs Still Undetermined For The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Stanley Cup playoffs will begin April 10. The Penguins’ plans for that day are far from settled. Perhaps they will be finalizing preparations for Game 1 of an opening-round series against a still-undetermined opponent at a site that won’t be known for a while. Or maybe they will be getting in their last full practice before beginning their Round 1 series the following night. And it’s still possible, if not likely, that...
Tags: Sport, Penguins, NHL, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dave Molinari, The Penguins


“Start Losing Again”

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, A depleted lineup is a positive for the Wings. Goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier, who is slated to start against the Blues, have put the Wings on a two-game winning streak, but it’s better for the organization’s draft lottery odds if they start losing again, and the next three opponents — St. Louis, Vegas and San Jose — are all jockeying for playoff positioning. More: Detroit Red Wings extend Jimmy Howard, hope to pay him pl...
Tags: New York, Sport, Wings, San Jose, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, NHL, St Louis, Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Daley, Jonathan Bernier, Jimmy Howard, Brian Lashoff, Helene St James, Dennis Cholowski


How Cale Makar turned around the UMass hockey team

The UMass hockey team went from perennial loser to one of the nation's best. How? Meet talented two-way defenseman Cale Makar.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, UMass, Cale Makar


Canucks Control Senators – Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

VANCOUVER — Bo Horvat scored twice and added an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks keep their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 win over the depleted Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Tanner Pearson also had two goals for Vancouver (32-32-10), while Brock Boeser, Jake Virtanen and Loui Eriksson, into an empty net, chipped in as well. The Canucks, who won their third straight game, matched their longest winning streak of the season. Elias Pettersson had two assists. He leads all rookies...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Pearson, Anderson, Ottawa, Ottawa Senators, Craig Anderson, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Canucks, Arizona Coyotes


Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in '19-20

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series            [Author: AP]
Tags: Europe, News, Ap, Prague, NHL, Stockholm, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks Sabres


Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL’s Global Series. Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic’s capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay play their games in […]
Tags: Europe, News, Sports, Chicago, Czech Republic, Prague, Philadelphia, Buffalo, NHL, Stockholm, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay, Blackhawks Sabres


Maple Leafs Swat Sabres – Tavares & Matthews With 2 Each

BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night. Mitchell Marner and Zach Hyman, into an empty net, also scored and the Maple Leafs inched to within four points of the idle Boston Bruins in the race for second place in the Atlantic Division standings. Garret Sparks stopped 22 shots for Toronto, which was playing on consecutive nights after a 3-0...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, San Jose, Rochester, Buffalo, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, St Louis, Sharks, Ottawa, Sparks, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens


Lightning Outlast Capitals – Vasilevskiy Makes 54 Saves

WASHINGTON — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since clinching the President...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Sport, New Jersey, Lightning, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Eastern Conference, Anton Stralman, Washington Capitals, Bruce Boudreau, Tampa Bay, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby


Jets Down Ducks – Hellebuyck Earns Shutout

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets’ fourth straight victory, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Mark Scheifele scored a power-play goal in the first period and Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal for the Jets, who extended their lead atop the Central Division to three points over Nashville. Jacob Trouba had two assists as the Jets completed a Southern California sweep and moved...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Nashville, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Vegas, Anaheim Ducks, Southern California, Central Division, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Gibson, Winnipeg Jets


Ducks come up empty as payback attempt against Jets falls short

Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer, right, shows his frustration as Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor celebrates center Mark Scheifele’s goal during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Honda Center. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) Winnipeg Jets left wing Brandon Tanev, left, gets hit by Anaheim Ducks defenseman Andy Welinski during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds W...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Jets, Connor, AHL, NHL, Honda, Ducks, Anaheim-ducks, Chad Johnson, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf, Perry, Gibson


Connor, Hellebuyck propel Jets to 3-0 win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — No goalie had played more NHL games this season without a shutout than Connor Hellebuyck, who was beginning to wonder why he couldn’t keep a clean sheet. The Winnipeg netminder finally got it in an important win for the Jets’ playoff chase. Hellebuyck made 29 saves and Kyle Connor had a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Jets, NHL, Ducks, Winnipeg, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck, Anaheim Calif, Kyle Connor


Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Lightning, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Lightning edge Capitals 5-4 in overtime for 6th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Red Wings sign Howard to 1-year extension

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a $4 million, one-year contract extension. The deal keeps Howard in the fold for next season. The 34-year-old Howard has played for the Red Wings his whole NHL career. He’s third on the franchise’s career list in wins (240) and fourth in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Detroit, Howard, Red Wings, Jimmy Howard


NHL's furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

NHL going south for its next Winter Classic when the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators play in Cotton Bowl Stadium            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Nashville, NHL, Dallas Stars, Cotton Bowl, Cotton Bowl Stadium


NHL’s furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while teammate John Klingberg played with a soccer ball. That historic football field will be covered by a sheet of ice and converted into a hockey rink for them to play their professional […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Dallas, NHL, Dallas Stars, Ben Bishop, John Klingberg, Cotton Bowl, Cotton Bowl Stadium


What would NHL stars earn without a salary cap? Not quite Mike Trout money

Mike Trout is set to establish a new professional sports high with a $426.5 million deal. What could NHL stars make without a salary cap?            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, NHL, Usa Today, Mike Trout


NHL Players’ Association thinks Kings’ Drew Doughty is a funny guy

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is a knee-slapping dude, according to the NHL Players’ Association, which has named Doughty the second-funniest player in the league in a poll in which over 500 players participated. When that subject was broached following practice Wednesday, Doughty didn’t even ask, “What the (expletive) is so funny about me?” No, unlike Joe Pesci’s character Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, Doughty smiled. “Well, I like to have fun out there,” he said. “I get mad and I take things ser...
Tags: Florida, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, San Jose, NHL, Los-angeles-kings, Boston Bruins, Jekyll, Hyde, Brad Marchand, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Keith Yandle


Red Wings sign Jimmy Howard to one-year extension

The Detroit Red Wings are prepared to enter the 2019-20 NHL season with the exact same goaltending duo they have this season after the team announced on Wednesday that it has signed starting goalie Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the team, but according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, it could be worth upwards of $5.1M, with $1.1M of it available through playoff bonuses should the Red Wings qualify next spring. The 35-year-old goalie sa...
Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NHL, TSN, Red Wings, Bob McKenzie, Jimmy Howard


Ducks GM Bob Murray preaches stability, but is willing to experiment too

ANAHEIM — Devin Shore on the Ducks’ power play? Shore centering a line? Nick Ritchie skating on a line with Ryan Getzlaf? Ritchie on the power play? Rickard Rakell on a penalty-killing unit? Rakell skating with Shore? The Ducks have stressed a need for stability since making a coaching change Feb. 10. Bob Murray, their general manager and interim coach since firing Randy Carlyle, has been willing to experiment. He has moved pieces around the chessboard and found answers to a few questions. Flexi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, AHL, NHL, Ducks, Shore, Anaheim-ducks, Murray, Florida Panthers, Morrison, Anaheim, Ryan Getzlaf, American Hockey League, Winnipeg Jets, Marty


Bulls, Blackhawks to install high-def scoreboard

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s Chicago Bulls and NHL’s Blackhawks are giving their home a high-definition upgrade with a new scoreboard and sound system. The teams announced Wednesday that a new board with the largest high-def display among NBA and NHL arenas will hang above the court and ice at United Center next season. It […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Nba, NHL, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Blackhawks, Bulls Blackhawks


NHL Power Rankings: Every team's college hoops equivalent

Our latest ranking of all 31 teams. Plus, find out which team in the NCAA most closely resembles your favorite hockey team.
Tags: Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, NHL Power Rankings


Red Wings keep goalie Howard for 14th season

Despite trade rumors, the Red Wings are keeping goaltender Jimmy Howard for a 14th season. Howard, 34, has spent his entire career with Detroit.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Howard, Red Wings, Jimmy Howard


Reaction To Jimmy Howard’s New Contract

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The signing shores up the goaltending through next season, as backup Jonathan Bernier has two years remaining on his contract. It was an expected move as the Wings don’t have a prospect ready in the farm system. Howard has been vocal about his desire to stay with the only NHL team he has known, and hopes to help them back to the playoffs. “We want to be playing in April,” Howard said after Wednesday’s practice at Enterprise Center. “It’...
Tags: Sport, Wings, NHL, Howard, Jeff Blashill, Detroit Free Press, Jonathan Bernier, Jimmy Howard, Helene St James