• Former NHL players seek damages for concussions

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Dan LaCouture was admittedly a better baseball player growing up, but hockey always meant something more to him. The son of a high school coach in Natick, Mass., his mother often picked him up from elementary school to take him to the rink to watch his father conduct practice. Mr. LaCouture had..." April 19

  • 8h
    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Further evidence of a change - Anderson first goalie off the ice. #sens

  • Ovi says Islanders fans not as loud as Caps fans

    CSN Washington "The Capitals are expecting the 43-year-old Nassau Coliseum, once nicknamed the Mausoleum when the Islanders struggled to draw fans, to be rocking in Game 3, especially with the possibility of this being the final playoff series in the arena. The Islanders will be moving to the two-year-old..." April 19

  • Jarret Stoll, Kings forward, released after arrest in Las Vegas

    CBC Sports "Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort. Stoll was released on $5,000 US bond from the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night. He's accused of being in possession of cocaine. Stoll's attorney,..." April 19

  • Eichel understands Murray's disappointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sabres GM Tim Murray took some serious heat following Saturday’s NHL Draft Lottery after he likened losing the No. 1 pick to getting cut from the Canadian junior team, adding he felt bad for Sabres fans that “were extremely excited about Connor McDavid.” But of all people, it was Jack Eichel —..." April 19

  • Choke hold nearly sent Eddie Lack over ledge

    Vancouver Sun "There is choking in sports and then there is being choked, which Vancouver Canuck goalie Eddie Lack explained happened to him Friday in Vancouver’s 4-1 playoff win over the Calgary Flames. Flames winger Brandon Bollig managed to land on top of Lack during a second period skirmish and he didn’t..." April 19

  • 10h
    Chris Nichols @NicholsOnHockey

    Friedman: If #Bruins make a coaching change, a name that's starting to be heard there a lot is Mike Milbury.

  • Flames forward Bennett likely to play in Game 3

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames rookie forward Sam Bennett said Saturday he feels good enough to be in the lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Bennett left in the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Canucks..." April 19

  • Edmonton Oilers win top pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers had an 11.5 percent chance, third-best, to win the first pick in the draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the..." April 19

  • Crosby, Penguins even series against Rangers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Things are different when you're widely regarded as the best player in the world. The standards are different. Higher. Sometimes, unreasonable. But every now and then, like in the Penguins' 4-3 victory against the New York Rangers Saturday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference..." April 19

  • Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks work late to defeat Winnipeg Jets in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks were one period away from a loss in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at the Honda Center. They were 20 minutes from a one-game apiece deadlock and a trip to Manitoba on the horizon. In other words, the Ducks were in their comfort..." April 19

  • Bolts bounce back, thrash Detroit 5-1 to even up series

    Tampa Tribune "Collectively, a weight shifted off the Lightning and rose high to the rafters late Saturday afternoon. Nothing tangible, but it was there - Tampa Bay found the win column in the playoffs. The Lightning answered back from a disappointing result to start the 2015 postseason with a resounding..." April 19

  • Blues even series with 4-1 win over Wild

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Did someone say they wanted to see a little urgency from the Blues? OK, it seemingly was everyone, not someone, in St. Louis after their lethargic loss Thursday to Minnesota in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. “We felt bad after” that, Blues forward..." April 19

  • Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL has fined Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his role in the brawl that occurred late in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks Friday. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for “conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league,” according to an..." April 19

  • 20h
    KWilsonPreds @KWilsonPreds

    Shea Weber will not make the trip and further information will be provided Wednesday. Mike Fisher is day-to-day and will travel to Chicago.

  • 20h
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Shanahan requested and was given permission from the Arizona Coyotes to speak with Sean Burke earlier this week. Ongoing discussions.

  • 20h
    Eric Lear @BHTVeric

    Q on Darling: "Getting back in net is something he deserves given how well he played in that game." #Blackhawks

  • Kings’ Jarret Stoll Arrested In Las Vegas On Suspicion Of Drug Possession

    CBS Los Angeles "Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession of drugs at a Las Vegas resort swimming pool complex, police said. Stoll, 32, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand hotel, Las Vegas Metro..." April 18

  • Penguins stars Crosby, Malkin enduring playoff slump

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Stanley Cup playoffs once saw Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin dominate. Those days are gone. The Penguins can only hope their superstars find their way in the postseason as they prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the heavily favored New York Rangers on Saturday at..." April 18

  • Free agent Soderberg says Bruins 'my first choice'

    CSN New England "This past season was a big one for Carl Soderberg to show the Bruins exactly what his maximum potential is in the NHL and what his value might be as he prepares for unrestricted free agency. The Big Swede certainly has the kind of size and skill package that could make talent evaluators..." April 18

  • Jakub Voracek: 'I had one good season,' ready to work harder

    CSN Philly "Craig Berube said numerous times this season that no player gave more on a daily basis than Jakub Voracek. The irony there is that Berube was frequently Voracek’s toughest critic back when Berube was an assistant coach under Peter Laviolette. “Chief was tough on me,” Voracek said, adding it..." April 18

  • Shea Weber leaves game with injury

    Tennessean "The one thing the Predators couldn't afford in Friday's game was to lose another significant player to injury. Or so it seemed, anyway. The Predators entered Game 2 of the first-round playoff series without one of their most valuable players, center Mike Fisher, who missed the contest with a..." April 18

  • Galchenyuk foils Hamburgler and Senators in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:40 of overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Friday night at the Bell Centre. Galchenyuk scored on the rebound of a shot by Brendan Gallagher after Tomas Plekanec picked off a weak pass by Eric Gryba in the Ottawa zone. It..." April 18

  • Capitals rally from pair of two-goal deficits for 4-3 win in Game 2, evening series vs. Islanders

    Washington Post "At the moment Verizon Center detonated with sound, when the loopy madness reached its boiling point, Jason Chimera spun around and bolted. He high-stepped across the rink, red sweaters in hot pursuit, fists raised toward the rafters. In the stands, the raucous fans climbed over each other to..." April 18

  • Predators beat Blackhawks, even series 1-1

    Tennessean "Even as the losses piled up, the Predators' attitude remained resolute. Their effort over seven straight losses was sufficient, but they just didn't have any results to show for it. But results are all that matter in the playoffs. Facing a potential 2-0 deficit to the Blackhawks after two..." April 18

  • Canucks bounce back with clutch 4-1 win to even series against Flames

    Vancouver Sun "It is a best-of-five series now, one that suddenly has some real feeling. These are the playoffs, after all. In desperate need of a bounce-back game after dropping the series opener, the Vancouver Canucks delivered just that in textbook fashion Friday night, defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1..." April 18

  • Ron Hextall explains decision to fire Craig Berube

    CSN Philly "The Flyers fired head coach Craig Berube on Friday, ending the coach's tenure after two seasons. GM Ron Hextall spoke to reporters in a conference call in the aftermath of the decision, addressing the reasoning behind Berube's firing and the search for a new head coach. The full Q&A is..." April 18

  • Stars and John Klingberg have agreed to terms on seven-year extension

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension with defenseman John Klingberg that will average $4.2 million, $4.25 million, according to a source. The Stars could announce the deal as soon as today. Klingberg, 22, led all NHL rookie defensemen in scoring this season with..." April 18

  • List of pending UFA defensemen the Avalanche might pursue July 1

    Denver Post "As a follow-up to this story in Monday’s paper about improving the Avalanche blue line next season, here is a list for pending NHL unrestricted free agent defensemen. There are no superstars in the mix. Washington’s Mike Green is at the top of most lists, but his 19:06 average ice time with the..." April 18

  • Cam Neely must now mold Bruins in his vision

    Boston Herald "Bruins president Cam Neely did not reveal his entire vision for how he wants his team to play, or how he wants his new general manager to execute it. But in his press conference with CEO Charlie Jacobs, Neely did give clues for what he thought were some of the team’s baseline problems. And it..." April 18

  • 2d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #canadiens Max Pacioretty with an A on his jersey. He's in tonight. #tvasports

  • 2d
    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    #Caps goalie Philipp Grubauer will start Game Two of #CapsIsles tonight for Washington. Braden Holtby is listed as day-to-day (illness).

  • Sharks' Niemi would like to be back next season

    San Jose Mercury News "Goalie Antti Niemi said Wednesday he would like to be back with the Sharks next season but realizes that his time in San Jose might be coming to an end. Niemi, the Sharks' No. 1 goalie for the past five seasons, is one of four players on the Sharks' roster that are due to become unrestricted..." April 17

  • 2d
    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    The coach confirms that Mark Stone will be a game-time decision tonight. #Sens

  • 2d
    Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL

    "Max is feeling really good, but I can't confirm if he'll play tonight or on Sunday." - Michel Therrien

  • Flyers fire head coach Berube

    TSN.ca "Craig Berube’s term in Philadelphia lasted just two seasons with the Flyers firing the head coach on Friday, almost a week after the regular season concluded. Philadelphia finished the year with a 33-31-18 record (84 points), seventh worst in the league." April 17

  • Canes’ Francis, Peters address ‘what-went-wrong’

    Raleigh News & Observer "On the day the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs began, Ron Francis sat on a raised platform at a press conference explaining why the Carolina Hurricanes won’t be in them. Francis, completing his first year as general manager, was joined Wednesday by Canes coach Bill Peters at PNC Arena in fielding..." April 17

  • Ottawa general manager says P.K. Subban threatened Mark Stone before slash

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course this P.K. Subban/Mark Stone slash thing got weirder after Thursday’s practice media availability following Montreal’s Game 1 win over the Senators. Why? Because it’s the playoffs. And both teams hate each other. And they’re both Canadian and on the East Coast, which means a ton of..." April 16

  • Stone suffered microfracture on Subban slash, Sens confirm

    Pro Hockey Talk "I hate using a term like slash-gate, but I have a slash-gate update for you. On Thursday morning, Ottawa announced that Mark Stone — the recipient of a P.K. Subban slash in Wednesday’s series-opening loss to Montreal — has suffered a microfracture in his right wrist, and that his availability..." April 16

  • Subban, Cameron face no punishment after Game 1

    TSN.ca "Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will not be suspended for his slash on Ottawa Senators rookie forward Mark Stone during Game 1 of their first round series Wednesday night. Subban was assessed a five minute major penalty and was thrown out of the game in the second period when he gave..." April 16

  • Corey Crawford will get Game 2 start for Blackhawks

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago Blackhawks are going back to Corey Crawford. Coach Joel Quenneville announced on Thursday afternoon that he is going back to his starting goalie for Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Nashville Predators after pulling him 20 minutes into their Game 1..." April 16

  • Julien status remains unresolved after Chiarelli dismissal

    CSN New England "While Peter Chiarelli learned his fate this week after Charlie Jacobs and Cam Neely finally decided to fire him on Tuesday, Bruins head coach Claude Julien is still up in the air amid the upheaval all around him. Julien and his coaching staff, along with the B’s front office, “will remain in..." April 16

  • Wisniewski to be healthy scratch for Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade-deadline acquisition James Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for the Anaheim Ducks when they open their first-round series tonight at home versus Winnipeg. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau explained his decision to park the veteran defenseman in the press box and go with a pairing of Clayton..." April 16

  • Senators coach wants P.K. Subban suspended, threatens retaliation

    CBSSports.com "Emotions ran high throughout Game 1 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens. The game, which ended in a 4-3 win for Montreal, was an emotional roller-coaster. It seemed to reach a boiling point in the second period when Habs defenseman P.K. Subban slashed Senators forward Mark..." April 16

  • Sharks' Couture: Coaching change not needed, but team culture 'not great'

    San Jose Mercury News "Logan Couture said the Sharks do not need to change coaches. The overall culture of the organization, though, might need an overhaul. "Not great," Couture said when asked Wednesday to describe the team's culture. "That's my personal opinion, and that's all I'm going to say about..." April 16

  • Lightning GM Yzerman not excited to face Red Wings

    NHL.com "General manager Steve Yzerman is pleased to have the Tampa Bay Lightning back in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a second straight season. However, the 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee isn't so excited the opponent for their Eastern Conference First Round series, which begins at Amalie Arena on..." April 16

  • Ron Hextall will be 'methodical' with Craig Berube decision

    CSN Philly "Craig Berube remains the Flyers' coach for the here and now. Yet that could change in the days or weeks ahead. And in general manager Ron Hextall’s mind, the sooner he makes a final decision, the better it works for all concerned. Hextall, who talked with Berube on Sunday, said during his..." April 16

  • Sharks' McLellan, Thornton may be at odds

    CSN Bay Area "There’s already enough evidence to suggest that Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and former captain Joe Thornton don’t see eye-to-eye. Now, add coach Todd McLellan’s name to the list of team personnel that may not be on the same page as the 35-year-old future Hall of Famer. In the final..." April 16

  • Canadiens' P.K. Subban ejected from Game 1 for slashing Sens' Stone

    Sporting News "It didn't take long for the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Canadiens and Senators to turn sour. Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was given a game misconduct penalty for slashing the Senators' Mark Stone during the second period of Game 1. " April 15

  • Jake Allen to start for Blues in Game 1 vs. Wild

    Sportsnet.ca "The St. Louis Blues are riding the hot hand heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. While there was some uncertainty surrounding their goalie situation, Blues netminder Jake Allen told reporters Wednesday that he will start against the Minnesota Wild in Game 1. The 24-year-old Allen, who..." April 15