• Ovechkin: 'I can't wait' to meet Penguins in playoffs once again

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin is ready. The Washington Capitals' superstar winger scored a pair of goals in Monday's first-round series win over Columbus, and the Metropolitan Division winners are once again set to meet Pittsburgh in Round 2 as a result. Even after being eliminated in each of the past two..." April 24

  • Maple Leafs increase security for Game 6 after fatal van attack

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs issued a statement in advance of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins after nine people were killed and 16 injured as multiple pedestrians were struck by a van Monday afternoon. The game will go on as scheduled, but with increased security measures inside and outside the..." April 23

  • P.K. Subban may be Lindsey Vonn’s new athlete boyfriend

    New York Post "Lindsey Vonn has set her sights on a new athlete. Following her breakup with NFL coach Kenan Smith last fall, the Olympic skier is said to be dating Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, according to Terez Owens. The insider spilled Vonn, 33, “has been spending a bit of time in Nashville.” She even..." April 23

  • Penguins GM seethes over Flyers fans’ conduct

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A barrage of beer cans flying from the stands marred the final seconds of the Penguins’ 8-5 win Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. From his booth high atop Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford watched. And seethed. “There were..." April 23

  • Colorado Avalanche Ink Head Coach Jared Bednar To One-Year Extension

    CBS Denver "Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President/General Manager Joe Sakic addressed the media on Monday to close out the 2017-2018 season. The big news was the announcement of a one-year extension for head coach Jared Bednar. The Avs and Bednar initially agreed to a three-year deal to star the..." April 23

  • Flames hire Bill Peters as new head coach

    Sportsnet "Bill Peters wasn’t out of work long. The Calgary Flames will announce Peters as their new head coach just three days after the 51-year-old resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes‘ bench boss. A press conference is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. MT. Peters posted a record of 137-138-53 in four seasons..." April 23

  • Report: Stars have list of 10-15 potential coaching candidates

    The Score "The Dallas Stars are casting a wide net as they look for their next head coach. The club has compiled a list of potential candidates that currently has roughly 10-15 names, with no current front-runner, according to The Athletic's Craig Custance. The list could be trimmed down to..." April 23

  • Slava Voynov Hoping To Return To The NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Monday: Russian news outlet Sport-Express reports that there is interest in five NHL teams, listing the Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets as Voynov’s preferred landing spots. The Los Angeles Kings are not interesting in bringing Voynov..." April 23

  • Chuck Fletcher out after nine seasons as Wild general manager

    Twin Cities "Chuck Fletcher is out after nine seasons as the general manager of the Wild. Team owner Craig Leipold informed Fletcher on Monday morning that his contract would not be renewed. “I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years,”..." April 23

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • The emphasis the Rangers had on acquiring "character" players at the deadline

    SNY TV "Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury said that the organization's priorities moving forward are to add "young, competitive players with speed and skill and 'a premium on high character.'" When Jeff Gorton and Glen Sather wrote a letter to the fans announcing that the team was intending to sell at..." April 23

  • Olli Juolevi To Join Finnish National Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Utica Comets are already on the brink of elimination in their first round AHL playoff series, and it doesn’t look like they’ll get any help as they try to climb out of a 0-2 series against the Toronto Marlies. Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130 in Vancouver reports that Olli Juolevi will join the..." April 23

  • Subban: MacKinnon deserves Hart Trophy, is a future Hall of Famer

    The Score "P.K. Subban had nothing but kind words for Nathan MacKinnon after their first-round playoff series ended Sunday night. The Nashville Predators defenseman gave a long answer lauding the Colorado Avalanche forward after the Predators' 5-0 victory that eliminated the Avalanche in Game 6. "You..." April 23

  • Flyers' Couturier played with torn knee

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier revealed Sunday after being eliminated from the playoffs that he played with a torn MCL, according to Dave Issac of the Courier-Post. Couturier said he won't need surgery, but it would have required a four-week recovery if it had occurred during the..." April 22

  • Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin out for Game 6 vs. Flyers

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin will not play in Game 6 of his team’s first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers. Malkin has three goals and five points this post-season, but got caught up Flyers centre Jori Lehtera in the first period of Game 5. The 31-year-old missed..." April 22

  • Barzal, Boeser, Keller are 2018 Calder Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, and Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes have been named as the three finalists for the 2018 Calder Trophy. The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and given “to the player selected as the..." April 22

  • Canucks place Reid Boucher on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Reid Boucher on waivers. Boucher had three goals and five points in 20 games with the Canucks this season." April 22

  • Vancouver’s Pettersson Joins Elite Company In SHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Already expected to have Adam Gaudette and Jonathan Dahlen on their roster next season, the Vancouver Canucks might be able add another gem in 2017 first-rounder Elias Pettersson, who has dominated the SHL in his rookie season and put himself among elite company. His team Vaxjo captured the..." April 22

  • Trotz: Capitals will need 'killer instinct' to eliminate Blue Jackets in Game 6

    The Score "Guarantees are nice. Heck, winning streaks in the playoffs are even better. But, for Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, he knows exactly what he wants out of his club on Monday night if it hopes to knock off the Columbus Blue Jackets in six games and advance to the second..." April 22

  • Hischier eager to build on successful rookie season with Devils

    NHL.com "Nico Hischier didn't want the most exhilarating hockey experience of his first season as a member of the New Jersey Devils to come an end. He found it tough expressing exactly what his rookie season truly meant when he sat at his locker stall long after the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the..." April 22

  • Rangers’ David Desharnais Headed to KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the New York Rangers in rebuilding mode and the expected full-time roles that are likely to be given to top prospects Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, the writing looked to be on the wall for veteran center David Desharnais. Now, European insider Igor Eronko reports that the 31-year-old..." April 22

  • Brind'Amour interested in being Hurricanes coach

    NHL.com "Rod Brind'Amour is interested in becoming the next coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. "If you never try, you'll never know," Brind'Amour, a former captain and current assistant with the Hurricanes, told The News & Observer on Saturday. "The reason for saying 'why not?' is I've been doing it for..." April 22

  • Edmonton Oilers Frontrunners To Sign KHL’s Mikko Koskinen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED each have linked the Edmonton Oilers with being the frontrunners to sign KHL goaltender Mikko Koskinen as the team’s backup to starter Cam Talbot. Koskinen, who has been playing with the KHL for the past six seasons, made his intentions..." April 22

  • Ducks GM made it clear Carlyle will be back for another season

    The Score "Randy Carlyle's job is apparently safe for now. Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray made it clear Saturday during his exit interview that his head coach will return next season, but said he's also looking to make changes to the team's style of play, according to Mike Coppinger of The Los..." April 22

  • Gary Bettman on Islanders’ Belmont arena: Everything is on track

    Newsday "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman expects the Islanders to break ground on their new arena at Belmont Park on schedule in early 2019. “Based on everything I know, based on everything I’ve been told, we expect that arena to be coming out of the ground sometime in the next nine..." April 22

  • Jets’ Byfuglien ‘a force’ finally playing smart hockey

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets were like a hot knife through butter in the first round as they took out the Minnesota Wild in five games, and Dustin Byfuglien was a major contributor in the series. “This guy, I’ve never seen anybody like this guy,” Don Cherry said Saturday during the Coach’s Corner segment..." April 22

  • Michal Neuvirth gives the Flyers hope against Penguins

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "And now comes the real test. Watch the Flyers one night and they may look unbeatable. The next night they’ll come out flatter than Kyrie Irving’s view of Earth. The Flyers, maddeningly inconsistent at times — OK, most of the time — will need to build off of Friday’s Game 5 win to keep the..." April 22

  • Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella: 'We'll be back here for Game 7'

    USA Today "Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella can be a man of few words in his postgame news conferences. In fact, in blowout losses, he sometimes makes an appearance to just say he has nothing to add. But with the Blue Jackets losing 4-3 in overtime to fall behind the Washington Capitals 3-2..." April 22

  • Bruins' Rask: 'Probably could have stopped more pucks with my eyes closed'

    CBS Boston "With a sterling 31-save showing in a Boston victory in Game 4 against Toronto, Tuukka Rask was the No. 1 story for the Bruins heading into Game 5. Coming out of that Game 5, Rask was once again the top story — though not at all for the reasons he would have hoped. Midway through the second..." April 22

  • How Devils' Cory Schneider re-established himself in Stanley Cup Playoffs

    North Jersey "It became abundantly clear that the Devils needed a change of some sort after two failed efforts in Tampa Bay last weekend. With two brutal road losses and the series going back to Newark, they needed something or someone to inject some energy into them while on the ice and change the flow of..." April 22

  • Neuvirth getting another chance to be playoff savior for Flyers

    NHL.com "Maybe this time, Michal Neuvirth will get enough help to truly be the Philadelphia Flyers savior. Neuvirth, playing in his first full game since Feb. 16 because of a pair of lower-body injuries, gave the Flyers a chance to come back in their Eastern Conference First Round series against the..." April 21

  • All eyes on Leafs’ Auston Matthews, for better or worse

    Sportsnet "When Auston Matthews was 12 years old, he got on a plane from his home in Arizona and flew across the country for a one-game tryout with a team from Ukraine. He scored three goals in a period. That earned him a spot in the Quebec Peewee tournament. A couple years later, he arrived at the tryout..." April 21

  • Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher May Not Get Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After suffering a embarrassing 5-0 defeat Friday that knocked the Minnesota Wild from the first-round of the playoffs, there is likely to be consequences going forward. At least that’s what The Athletic’s Mike Russo (subscription required) writes, suggesting that general manager Chuck Fletcher’s..." April 21

  • Peters doesn't want to wait long for next NHL coaching job

    NHL.com "Bill Peters, who resigned as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, is hoping not to be out of work very long. "I'd like to work, I'd like to coach," Peters told the News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, on Friday. "I hope something is in place soon." The Calgary Flames, Dallas..." April 21

  • Bruins' Cassidy 'anticipates' Bergeron will play Game 5

    The Score "All signs are pointing toward Patrice Bergeron returning to the Boston Bruins' lineup for Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. "Looked good this morning, I anticipate he'll play," Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We'll make a final decision after warmup. Looking..." April 21

  • Boyle, Luongo, Jordan Staal named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of..." April 21

  • Bill Peters spoke with Stars, but 'all signs' point to Flames

    The Score "Bill Peters is not without options. A day after resigning as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peters has been linked to two of the other three vacancies around the league. The Dallas Stars spoke with Peters after seeking permission from the Hurricanes to do so, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun..." April 21

  • A closer look at Auston Matthews’ struggles this post-season

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews has been under a level of scrutiny he hasn’t really faced in his young career. The franchise cornerstone has undoubtedly struggled to make his presence felt in this series – with just one point in four games – which was all the more apparent in Game 4 when there was no risk of..." April 21

  • Jets' Little: 'We're getting ready for Nashville ... or whoever wins'

    The Score "Bryan Little wasn't going to spend too much time celebrating the first playoff series win in franchise history. The Winnipeg Jets center said it was definitely nice to get the series win over Minnesota, but they're looking forward to continuing the run, and apparently Little knows their next..." April 21

  • Devils Close To Deal With Defenseman Yegor Yakovlev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another team eyeing overseas talent this off-season is one whose off-season has yet to begin. Russian news source Sport-Express reports that SKA St. Petersburg defenseman Yegor Yakovlev is planning to sign with the New Jersey Devils. It seems that GM Ray Shero and company have stayed busy on the..." April 21

  • Wild veteran Matt Cullen on retirement: ‘I don’t have an answer right now’

    Twin Cities "As the best-of-seven series between the Wild and the Winnipeg Jets officially came to a close with the ceremonial handshake line, a handful of players stuck around to give Minnesota veteran Matt Cullen some extra love before both teams retreated to their locker rooms. After all, there’s a..." April 21

  • Nylander demoted to bottom six in Leafs' latest lineup shuffle

    The Score "Desperate times call for desperate measures. With the Toronto Maple Leafs on the brink of elimination against the Boston Bruins, head coach Mike Babcock is pulling out all the stops for his team to live to see another day. That includes splitting up Auston Matthews and William Nylander,..." April 21

  • Sean Couturier channels Chris Pronger in gutsy return for Flyers

    Sportsnet "After a freak collision during practice Tuesday pushed Sean Couturier out of the Flyers lineup for Game 4 of their first-round series, nearly sinking Philadelphia’s post-season hopes in the process, the young pivot battled through and cemented himself a place in team history on..." April 21

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews has NHL's best-selling jersey this season

    ESPN "Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had the top-selling jersey among NHL players for the 2017-18 season, topping last year's leader, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matthews, 20, was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17, when he won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the..." April 21

  • Coyotes To Sign Defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the KHL season over, there continue to be numerous rumors connecting foreign free agents, young and old, with interested NHL teams. Trusted European hockey insider Igor Eronko of NHL.com says that Lokomotiv Yaroslavl defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin is next up. Eronko relays the message that..." April 21

  • Sharks not surprised by Fleury's success with Golden Knights

    NHL.com "The success Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury experienced in the regular season has carried over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is hardly a surprise to the San Jose Sharks. Sharks forward Logan Couture said Friday he watched a few minutes of the Golden Knights' sweep of the..." April 21

  • Wild’s Coyle says team left Devan Dubnyk ‘out to dry’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Wild went out of the Stanley Cup Playoff with a whimper, and at least one player feels badly about what happened to goalie Devan Dubnyk. The Wild were blanked 5-0 by the Winnipeg Jets on Friday to get eliminated from the postseason in five games. Dubnyk allowed four goals in the..." April 21

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Ivan Chekhovich To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed another prospect, inking Ivan Chekhovich to a three-year entry-level contract that begins in the 2018-19 season. Chekhovich has been playing with the San Jose Barracuda on an amateur tryout, after being eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs. GM Doug Wilson issued a..." April 21

  • Jets recall Michael Hutchinson from AHL

    Yardbarker "After Steve Mason suffered an injury at morning skate, the Winnipeg Jets have recalled Michael Hutchinson. In a corresponding move the team has sent Jamie Phillips back to the Manitoba Moose to help with their first-round AHL playoff series. Phillips had been serving as the Jets’ emergency third..." April 21

  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Between pipes for elimination game

    CBS Sports "Neuvirth is pegged to start Game 5 against the Penguins on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Brian Elliott started in goal for the first four games of the series, but he was yanked twice and recorded an ugly .856 save percentage and 4.74 GAA." April 20

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