• Bruins’ Marchand ‘came out of the womb mischievous’

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has established himself as a legitimate NHL star, but long before he was producing at an 80-point clip, he made a name for himself as one of the league’s biggest pests. The Halifax native didn’t grow into an agitator, he was born that way. “My mom likes to..." April 19

  • Third-string goalie Andrew Hammond named Avalanche starter for critical Game 5 in Nashville

    Denver Post "Third-string goalie Andrew Hammond, who shut out the Predators in the third period of Game 4 after coming in for an injured Jonathan Bernier, will start Friday night’s critical Game 5 in Nashville. Coach Jared Bednar made the announcement Thursday morning, saying that Bernier’s lower-body..." April 19

  • Can Tom Wilson be an X-factor for Caps after finding redemption in Game 3?

    NBC Sports Washington "When Mike Babcock essentially dismissed any concern over the impact Tom Wilson could have on a series, Wilson responded. In the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2017, the Caps' forward scored the overtime winner in Game 1 and saved the series in Game 3 with a sweep of the puck off..." April 19

  • Henrik Lundqvist could’ve left at trade deadline if he wanted to

    New York Post "The Rangers presented Henrik Lundqvist with the option of moving at the trade deadline, but the 36-year-old franchise goaltender declined while citing his commitment to the club’s rebuild, Garden executive chairman Jim Dolan told The Post on Wednesday. “We told Hank that if he didn’t want to..." April 19

  • Predators' Ryan Hartman to face suspension for illegal check to head

    Tennessean "The NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday announced that Predators forward Ryan Hartman will receive a hearing for an illegal check to the head to Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg. " April 19

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov won't face discipline for hit on Devils' Sami Vatanen

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov won't face a fine or suspension for his hit on Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen during Game 4 of the team's Stanley Cup Playoff series, NJ Advance Media confirmed. Vatanen was forced to leave the game after Kucherov delivered a booming check to the..." April 19

  • Bednar: "Our Goal Is Go There And Win That Game"

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche dropped Game 4 of its first round series against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by a 3-2 score. Here is what Avs head coach Jared Bednar had to say afterward in his postgame news conference. Colorado Head Coach Jared Bednar On the third..." April 19

  • GoFundMe page for Humboldt Broncos raises more than $15M

    ESPN "The GoFundMe account collecting funds for the Humboldt Broncos closed at midnight Wednesday after raising more than $15 million in less than two weeks, as more than 140,000 people donated from more than 80 countries. It is the second-largest GoFundMe campaign globally, trailing just the $21.5..." April 19

  • Comparisons to Sidney Crosby not easy for Alexis Lafreniere to ignore

    Sportsnet "He’s heard all the chatter about how good he is right now and how much better he’s projected to become. It’s something that’s hard for Alexis Lafreniere to ignore when he’s already being touted as a future first overall NHL Draft pick – not for this year, or even next, but in 2020. There are..." April 19

  • Carolina Hurricanes Hire Paul Krepelka As VP, Hockey Operations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Thomas Dundon and the Carolina Hurricanes still don’t have a GM in place, but have hired a new VP of Hockey Operations. Paul Krepelka, a former player agent with the Orr Hockey Group, has been announced with duties revolving around contract negotiations. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, Rick..." April 19

  • Devils coach not commenting on Nikita Kucherov hit on Sami Vatanen

    Larry Brown Sports "New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes did not offer a comment postgame about Nikita Kucherov’s big hit on Sami Vatanen during Game 4 of his team’s playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Kucherov nailed Vatanen with a hit that had some debating its legality." April 19

  • Winnipeg's Josh Morrissey suspended for Game 5 vs. Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of the Jets’ most effective defensemen will not be on the ice for Game 5 Friday in Winnipeg when the team tries to clinch its first-round, best-of-seven series against the Wild after going up 3-1. Defenseman Josh Morrissey had a hearing with the NHL Department of Safety Wednesday for his..." April 18

  • Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Sean Couturier named Selke finalists

    CBS Sports "The NHL awards finalists are rolling in this week, with the finalists for several major awards being announced on Wednesday. After the trio of goaltenders up for the Vezina was announced, the NHL unveiled which forwards are finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy -- awarded to the best defensive..." April 18

  • Doughty at heart of Kings’ challenging off-season decisions

    Sportsnet "Big, heavy hockey is dead. The Vegas Golden Knights killed it Tuesday when they swept the once-mighty Los Angeles Kings out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in four games. The San Jose Sharks will shovel more dirt on the carcass when they eliminate the heavy Anaheim Ducks, possibly as early as..." April 18

  • Don’t blame expansion draft rules for Vegas’ success, blame your GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "After completing their four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night the Vegas Golden Knights began Wednesday as the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, at least according to the folks at Bovada. Whether they actually do it doesn’t really matter at this point because this season..." April 18

  • Holtby retains starting job for Capitals in Game 4 against Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "Braden Holtby didn't just win his first start of the Eastern Conference First Round for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, the goaltender got his job back too. Holtby on Wednesday was named starter for Game 4 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; USA, SN, TVAS2, FS-O, NBCSWA), one day..." April 18

  • What the Rangers are looking for in their new coach

    SNY TV "Jeff Gorton said last week that "fresh" was a good word to describe the kind of coach the Rangers are looking to hire. He said that the Rangers are looking for someone with a "progressive mind," make changes on the fly, lead and develop young players. The Rangers GM noted that lately in..." April 18

  • No more tandem, Braden Holtby's Game 3 performance has brought clarity to Caps' goalie situation

    NBC Sports Washington "As the postseason began, the refrain from Barry Trotz has been how confident he is in both netminders and that the decision on who will start would be on a game-by-game basis. That tone changed sharply on Wednesday in the wake of Braden Holtby's Game 3 performance. On a conference call with the..." April 18

  • Sylvain Lefebvre’s firing clears path for Dominique Ducharme with Canadiens

    Sportsnet "The information conspicuously omitted from the Montreal Canadiens’ press release on Tuesday tells the entire story of why Sylvain Lefebvre was fired by the organization. Here it is: Lefebvre’s record as head coach of the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, St. John’s IceCaps and Laval Rocket was a..." April 18

  • Golden Knights go from longshot to favorite to win Cup

    ESPN "The Las Vegas Golden Knights are now co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to the Westgate Sportsbook. That's a stunning turnaround considering the NHL's newest expansion team opened the season with 200-1 odds. As of Wednesday, the Golden Knights are tied with the Nashville Predators..." April 18

  • How a financial advisor became the NHL’s only active black official

    Sportsnet "Shandor Alphonso arrives at a mostly empty Air Canada Centre. It’s late March and he’s here for a late season game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hitting the ice for an Original Six matchup on Hockey Night in Canada has been a lifelong dream of his. The initial dream..." April 18

  • Golden Knights first expansion team to sweep series

    Sporting News "The Golden Knights continue to make history. With Vegas' 1-0 win over the Kings Tuesday, the Golden Knights became the first expansion team in history to sweep a playoff series. Vegas got a goal in the second period from Brayden McNabb to take a 1-0 lead and never let it go as Marc-Andre..." April 18

  • No official update, but Flyers preparing to play without Sean Couturier

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers are preparing to face the Pittsburgh Penguins without their No. 1 center and arguably their most indispensable player in Sean Couturier. Although the Flyers wouldn’t provide a medical update or playing status regarding Couturier, a handful of players who participated in the morning..." April 18

  • Rangers Closing In On Swedish Forward Michael Lindqvist

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are already in off-season mode following a disappointing 77-point season that saw them finish last in the Metropolitan Division and trade away several big-name veterans. GM Jeff Gorton and company clearly have at least a restructuring of the team in mind, if not a complete..." April 18

  • Jets’ Josh Morrissey to have hearing for cross-checking Eric Staal

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Joshua Morrissey will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety for cross-checking Minnesota Wild centre Eric Staal. Morrissey cross-checked Staal in the first period of Winnipeg’s Game 4 win in Minnesota, while the Jets were already..." April 18

  • Tomas Tatar the latest Detroit Red Wings castoff to disappoint elsewhere

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings look like early winners in the Tomas Tatar trade. Tatar has joined the list of Wings players who have not performed as expected after leaving Detroit. The Vegas Golden Knights wrote another chapter in their delightful story on Wednesday when the expansion franchise..." April 18

  • No supplemental discipline for Lightning's Victor Hedman after spearing Devils' Nico Hischier

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for spearing Devils forward Nico Hischier late in the third period of the Devils' 5-2 Game 3 victory on Monday at Prudential Center in Newark. An NHL spokesperson said the incident, like all plays,..." April 17

  • Hellebuyck, Rinne, Vasilevskiy named Vezina finalists

    The Score "Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been named finalists for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender, the league announced Tuesday. " April 17

  • Wild’s Zach Parise to miss Game 4, listed week-to-week with fractured sternum

    Fox Sports North "Already without their top defenseman Ryan Suter, the Minnesota Wild will have to try to beat the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 without their hottest scoring threat, forward Zach Parise. Parise will miss Tuesday’s contest and is listed as week-to-week with a fractured sternum. He suffered the injury..." April 17

  • Flames gas Gulutzan and other coaches

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames made their first off-season move on Tuesday afternoon, firing head coach Glen Gulutzan. General manager Brad Treliving also relieved assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard of their duties. The news comes just over a week after the team’s annual internal exit..." April 17

  • Patrick Sharp to serve as guest NHL analyst for NBC Sports' Stanley Cup Playoff coverage

    NBC Sports Chicago "Despite announcing his retirement from the NHL this season, Patrick Sharp insisted he's not going anywhere. And he won't be. The three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks will be serving as a guest analyst on NHL Live tonight and Wednesday during NBC Sports' first-round Stanley Cup..." April 17

  • Sylvain Lefebvre relieved of his duties as head coach of the Laval Rocket

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that Sylvain Lefebvre was relieved of his duties as Head Coach of the Laval Rocket earlier today. "I would like to sincerely thank Sylvain for his loyalty, his hard work and his contribution to the Montreal Canadiens'..." April 17

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier suffers apparent injury at practice

    Sportsnet "Tuesday’s Philadelphia Flyers morning skate was put on pause when centre Sean Couturier left practice with an apparent injury. According to reporters at the rink, Couturier collided with teammate Radko Gudas and needed to be helped off the ice by trainer Jim McCrossin. The team has yet to..." April 17

  • Coyotes winger Richard Panik arrested, cited for trespassing

    Sporting News "Coyotes winger Richard Panik was arrested on criminal trespassing charges following an incident that occurred April 8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. According to ABC15 , police arrested Panik after he refused to leave the entrance of a local bar and restaurant called Bevvy just before 9 p.m. Police said..." April 17

  • Penguins rule Hornqvist out for Game 4; Can Simon step up?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Patric Hornqvist won’t be in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup for Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Head coach Mike Sullivan revealed as much after Hornqvist missed practice today, when Dominik Simon joined Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel on the first line. If that stands,..." April 17

  • Ovechkin: We're going back to Washington tied

    The Score "The Washington Capitals might find themselves buried in a menacing 2-0 hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but Alexander Ovechkin isn't sweating it. In fact, on Tuesday, Ovi reiterated that he expects to head back to D.C. for Game 5 with the series all square - a bold statement given the..." April 17

  • John Amirante, Rangers national anthem singer, dies at age 83

    Newsday "John Amirante sang the national anthem in public well north of 1,000 times, by his estimate, but his favorite was one for which he could not hear himself sing. It was on June 14, 1994, when he belted out his trademark, fast-paced rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Madison Square..." April 17

  • Pavel Datsyuk Signs One-Year Extension In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there had been some speculation that Pavel Datsyuk could potentially return to North America next season, since his contract with SKA St. Petersburg was ending, agent Dan Milstein of Gold Star Hockey ended any rumors today. Milstein announced that Datsyuk had signed a one-year extension..." April 17

  • 'I'm going to kill you' | Brian Boyle reacts fights between Devils and Lightning to end Game 3

    Newark Star-Ledger "With Game 3 all but over in the final 30 seconds, the Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning let their emotions turn into a 10-player melee. All 10 skaters on the ice received 10-minute misconduct penalties after the five from each team wrestled, punched and jawed at each other. The yelling..." April 17

  • P.K. Subban of Predators appears to throw blindside punch at Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon

    USA Today "Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was called for holding late in the second period of Monday’s playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche. Apparently, both refs missed the blindside punch Subban appeared to throw that caught Avs forward Nathan MacKinnon up high. MacKinnon actually got..." April 17

  • Jets recall defenceman Sami Niku from AHL Manitoba

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. Niku scored in his NHL debut back on April 3, his lone taste of NHL action. The 21-year-old was taken in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft (198th overall), and had 16 goals and 54 points in 76 games..." April 17

  • Red Wings, assistant coach John Torchetti part ways

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have parted ways with assistant coach John Torchetti, whose contract expired at the end of the season. Torchetti served as an assistant under head coach Jeff Blashill the past two seasons. He worked primarily with the forwards and was in charge of the power play. The Red..." April 17

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby isn't impressed with Flyers fans' urinal prank

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby has a message for Philadelphia Flyers fans: You can do better. Flyers fans took their trash-talking to a new level Sunday at Wells Fargo Center, putting pictures of the Pittsburgh Penguins captain’s face in arena urinals during Game 3. “It’s not the first building that’s..." April 16

  • Devils turn back to Cory Schneider to salvage series vs. Lightning

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0 in the opening round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night. In an attempt to shake what’s ailed them through two games, head coach John Hynes is making changes for Game 3. Most notably, Cory Schneider will get the..." April 16

  • Komarov out, Plekanec promoted as Leafs face pivotal Game 3

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock is shaking things up down the middle for a pivotal Game 3 against the Boston Bruins. Winless in the series and without Nazem Kadri (suspension) and Leo Komarov (injury), Babcock's decided to insert Dominic Moore as the fourth-line center and bump..." April 16

  • Nashville Predators Sign Tyler Gaudet To One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have announced a contract extension for Tyler Gaudet, inking the minor league forward for another year. The deal will pay Gaudet $650K at the NHL level, while just $105K in the minor leagues. Despite being just 25, Gaudet was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent..." April 16

  • Henrik Lundqvist chooses his knee’s health over country

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist declined an invitation to join Team Sweden for the World Championships while citing the knee issue he first referenced at the Rangers’ breakup day on April 10 as the reason. Lundqvist, who originally sustained the left MCL injury during Tre Kronor’s run to the title last..." April 16

  • Friedman curious about trade approval structure for Oilers

    Fanrag Sports "Has Peter Chiarelli’s track record on trades caught up with him at all when it comes to having absolute authority to execute deals? Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson confirmed on Thursday that the general manager will keep his job headed into next season, which hasn’t thrilled a segment of the fan base..." April 16

  • Kings coach not happy about butt-end on Anze Kopitar

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens was not happy after his team’s 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night in the playoffs, particularly with a dirty play against Anze Kopitar. Vegas’ Erik Haula responded to a crosscheck from Kopitar by butt-ending the Kings captain with his..." April 16

  • Hurricanes coach Peters can exercise out clause until Friday

    The Score "Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has a few days to think before locking himself into another season behind Carolina's bench. Peters has until Friday to potentially exercise an exit clause in his contract, team president and interim general manager Don Waddell confirmed Monday to Chip Alexander..." April 16

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