• Surging Avalanche look to keep hold of playoff spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "No Gabriel Landeskog. No Mikko Rantanen. And, apparently, no problem for the Colorado Avalanche. It seems kind of crazy that the Avalanche have strung together four straight wins and put themselves into the second wildcard in the Western Conference without two of the leading scorers...." March 24

  • Islanders' Trotz pleads for patience from fans amid power-play slump

    The Score "Head coach Barry Trotz appreciates the passion from the New York Islanders' fan base, but asks they show more support amid the team's struggles on the man advantage. "It doesn't help that our fans boo us 30 seconds into the power play," Trotz said, according to..." March 24

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Joseph Woll To Entry-Level Deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Joseph Woll to a three-year entry-level deal, it was announced Sunday.  Woll, 20, appeared in 37 games with Boston College this season posting and went 13-21-3 to go along with a .919 save percentage.  " March 24

  • NHL discussing extension of current playoff format

    Sportsnet "With the post-season almost upon us, ’tis the season for the annual playoff format debate. “There’s some debate about how long the current divisional playoff format will last, and there were discussions on Friday between the NHL and the NHLPA about extending the..." March 24

  • Senators looking to hire president of hockey operations

    Ottawa Sun "The search is on to help the Ottawa Senators make the next step. The Senators confirmed a Hockey Night in Canada report in a statement Saturday night that the club is looking to hire a president of hockey operations to help the organization in its rebuild. The organization..." March 24

  • The Bruins are officially going back to the playoffs!

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "It’s been pretty much a done deal for a couple of months now, but it’s always nice when things become official: by virtue of tonight’s win over the Florida Panthers, the Bruins clinched a spot in the NHL playoffs. This will mark the Bruins’ third playoff..." March 24

  • Jets clinch postseason berth as Kyle Connor, Kevin Hayes enjoy career nights

    Sporting News "Make it two consecutive postseason appearances for the Winnipeg Jets. Behind a strong 5-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, Winnipeg became the third Western Conference team to clinch a Stanley Cup playoff berth this season, joining the Calgary Flames and San Jose..." March 24

  • Leafs laud Rangers' Georgiev after he stymies them again

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs gave credit where it was due after Alexandar Georgiev excelled against them for the second time this season. The New York Rangers goaltender made 44 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday night, following up a 55-save performance in a 4-1 win over Toronto in..." March 24

  • Roberto Luongo To Decide On Playing Future After The Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo has not yet made a decision on his plans beyond this season, notes George Richards of The Athletic (subscription required).  He plans to sit down with the team at the end of the year to discuss his future.  The veteran has battled through another..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets' Kekalainen: 'We don't look like a team'

    The Score "Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen went all-in at the trade deadline, seemingly improving his roster without trading blue chippers Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. Now, in the middle of a three-game losing streak that's resulted in the Blue Jackets falling..." March 23

  • Matthews entering beast mode ahead of playoffs

    TSN "In the two months since Jake Muzzin was traded to the Maple Leafs from the Los Angeles Kings, he’s seen a lot of Auston Matthews’ game up close. However, nothing to date has compared to what the veteran defenceman witnessed from Matthews in Toronto’s 4-2 win over Buffalo on..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets’ deadline moves on brink of falling through

    Sportsnet "The reality is, Jarmo Kekalainen’s big gamble is already halfway in the ditch. Because only making the playoffs — then getting steam-rolled by Tampa — isn’t enough, in a town that has not seen the second round of the playoffs since it came into the league in..." March 23

  • Capitals Prospect Chase Priskie Unsure About Signing Or Testing Free Agency

    NBC Sports Washington "Chase Priskie has had one heck of a season. In his senior season at Quinnipiac, Priskie leads all NCAA defensemen with 17 goals. He has 39 total points in 34 games and has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker award, awarded annually to the top NCAA men’s hockey player in the..." March 23

  • Is Sidney Crosby still the best hockey player in the world?

    ESPN "There were two great revelations in the recent National Hockey League Players' Association poll. The first was that Boston Bruins rascal Brad Marchand was voted by his peers as the league's best trash-talker (21.8 percent) ... and also its worst trash-talker (12.5 percent). In..." March 23

  • Bruins sign captain Zdeno Chara to 1-year contract extension

    WCVB "The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman and team captain Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. The deal is worth $2 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives. General Manager Don Sweeney made the announcement..." March 23

  • Babcock insists there are no issues in relationship with GM Dubas

    NHL.com "Mike Babcock said Friday that he and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas are on the same page despite reports to the contrary.  Speculation about a possible rift between the Maple Leafs coach and GM became so prevalent in Toronto in recent days that the two sat down to..." March 23

  • Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk feels like he didn't 'have a chance' after Willie Desjardins took over

    Los Angeles Times "Ilya Kovalchuk looked sharp in a dark blue suit and loafers without socks when he appeared outside of the Kings’ locker room after a recent game. The Kings played the Florida Panthers, a team that Kovalchuk feasted on early in his career with 35 goals, his second-most against..." March 23

  • Maple Leafs respond to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk ripping their rebuild

    Sportsnet "There is a saying going around regarding people in glass houses, but forgive Eugene Melnyk if he can’t hear it over the clatter of all the stones he’s been stuffing in his pockets. During a news-talk radio appearance on Ottawa’s CFRA 580 Friday morning (Listen in..." March 23

  • Oilers' Rieder 'offended' by CEO Nicholson's comments

    Edmonton Journal "Tobias Rieder responded to comments from Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson after the morning skate at the Community Rink at Rogers Place. Rieder said has was initially offended by the comments from Nicholson at a season ticket holder breakfast on Thursday morning, but..." March 23

  • Tampa Bay Lightnings Yanni Gourde Suspended Two Games

    Last Word On Hockey "Yanni Gourde will be absent from the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightnings next two matchups. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced his suspension Friday evening after reviewing Gourdes illegal check to the head on Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal. Gourdes suspension comes..." March 23

  • MacKinnon, Grubauer leading Avs’ playoff charge

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two weeks ago the Colorado Avalanche looked like they were done. They were in 10th place in the Western Conference, four points out of a playoff spot, had lost four of their previous six games, and were just finding out that Gabriel Landeskog — their captain and one of their..." March 23

  • Eugene Melnyk, Senators owner, says Mark Stone, 26, is too old to receive a big, long-term NHL contract

    CBS Sports "This is a new one. Up until the trade deadline, Mark Stone seemed like the player the Senators were the most interested in at least trying to hold on to. They eventually did trade him to he Golden Knights, where he's been thriving and has already signed a big..." March 22

  • Flyers' Carter Hart matches an NHL accolade not seen in 32 years

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart continues to turn back the clock. Just last month, the Flyers' rookie netminder matched Jocelyn Thibault’s rookie record with eight straight victories before the age of 21, a record established back in 1995. Thursday against the Blackhawks, Hart may..." March 22

  • Capitals goalie Braden Holtby declines invitation to White House

    Yahoo! Sports "Another member of the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals is declining his invitation to the White House. Goaltender Braden Holtby, who earned all 16 postseason wins while posting a .922 save percentage for the Caps last spring, made it known Friday that he won’t be joining..." March 22

  • Truck driver in fatal Humboldt crash gets 8 years

    ESPN "Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who pleaded guilty in causing the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, was sentenced to eight years in prison -- the longest dangerous driving sentence ever in Canada for a case that didn't involve alcohol. Sidhu's sentence was announced on Friday in a..." March 22

  • Yanni Gourde To Face Hearing With Department Of Player Safety For Hit On Staal

    TSN "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde will have a hearing Friday for an illegal check to the head on Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced. 

    March 22

  • Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny out indefinitely

    Washington Post "The defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals have lost top-four defenseman Michal Kempny to an injury. Coach Todd Reirden said Friday that Kempny is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Kempny appeared to injure his left leg in an overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, when he..." March 22

  • Lightning signs prospect Ryan Lohin from UMass-Lowell

    Tampa Bay Times "It’s that time of year when junior and college seasons end and players begin signing their first NHL deals. The Lightning signed forward Ryan Lohin to a two-year, entry-level contract. Lohin finished his junior year at UMass-Lowell, where he served as captain, with 27 points in..." March 22

  • Gophers men’s hockey’s leading scorer Rem Pitlick signs with Nashville Predators

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "In an ideal world for the Gophers men’s hockey team, Rem Pitlick would be prepping to play in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday in Minneapolis. Instead, Minnesota’s leading scorer may be prepping to play his first NHL game in St. Paul. On Friday morning, the..." March 22

  • Blake Pietila, Daniel Walcott Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "You don’t often see waivers at this time of the year, but today two players have been designated. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Blake Pietila of the New Jersey Devils and Daniel Walcott of the Tampa Bay Lightning have both been placed on..." March 22

  • Tobias Rieder's agent calls Nicholson's remarks 'unacceptable'

    The Score "Tobias Rieder's representative is not pleased with Bob Nicholson. Darren Ferris expressed as much on Thursday night, hours after the Edmonton OilersCEO criticized Rieder at a breakfast for season-ticket holders. “I am totally astonished and disappointed that..." March 22

  • Henrik Lundqvist admits Rangers’ losing taking a toll

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist knew at last year’s trade deadline that 2018-19 would be a challenging and different type of season than the first 13 of his career. But even the goaltender did not quite grasp just how mentally draining this would be and how much of a toll it would take on his..." March 22

  • Eugene Melnyk: Key for Senators is to identify ‘real fans’

    Sportsnet "Every fanbase endures its share of hardships, but it’s safe to say Ottawa Senatorssupporters have had to face enough for all 31 NHL teams combined as the franchise embarks on an aggressive rebuild. Ask owner Eugene Melnyk and general manager Pierre Dorion, and it’s..." March 22

  • Pageau suspended one game for actions in Senators game against Canucks

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ashton Sautner during NHL Game No. 1134 in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." March 21

  • Blues' Perron ponders future after latest concussion

    The Score "David Perron returned to the St. Louis Blues' lineup Saturday with tears of joy streaming down his face after missing nearly two months with a concussion. He explained his raw emotion to NHL.com's Lou Korac on Wednesday. "Because it's harder and harder every..." March 21

  • Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky ‘nicked,’ to sit out game vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will sit out the club’s matchup with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said the two-time Vezina Trophy winner is “nicked”..." March 21

  • Devils plan to begin extension talks with Hall 'well before July 1'

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils aren’t planning to waste any time in opening extension talks with star winger Taylor Hall. Devils general manager Ray Shero told the NHL Executive Suite podcast that the team will begin negotiations with Hall, who can't sign a new..." March 21

  • Edmonton Oilers Will Not Re-Sign Tobias Rieder

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not often that you see a full-time forward in the NHL go a whole season without a goal, but that’s what has happened so far for the Edmonton Oilers’ Tobias Rieder. Rieder has just 11 assists in 59 games this season, despite recording 78 shots on goal. Now, in an..." March 21

  • Dahlin having historically good rookie season for Sabres

    NHL.com "Rasmus Dahlin has been outstanding, every bit as good as advertised. Maybe even better. No. 1 picks in the NHL don't typically enter with a lack of fanfare. Instead, they are the shining hope for the future. Such was the case with Dahlin, the defenseman who was selected first by..." March 21

  • Oilers have yet to discuss extension with Alex Chiasson

    Yardbarker "Despite their decision to hold onto him at the trade deadline, the Oilers have yet to engage in any discussions regarding a contract extension for winger Alex Chiasson, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a career season with 20 goals and 13..." March 21

  • Michal Kempny To Miss Some Time For Washington Capitals

    Last Word On Hockey "The Washington Capitals suffered a potentially tough blow in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Defenceman Michal Kempny went down injured after a collision with Cedric Paquette and did not return to the game. The Capitals announced that he..." March 21

  • Brad Marchand takes shot at Boston sports writer after criticism of Krug

    The Score "Brad Marchand came to the defense of teammate Torey Krug via Twitter on Thursday after NBC Sports writer Joe Haggerty suggested the Boston Bruins may be a better team without the blue-liner in the lineup. March 21

  • Are B's better off without Krug?

    NBC Sports Boston "Here’s what we learned in the Bruins' 5-0 decimation of the New York Islanders at [what I’m going to still call] the Nassau Coliseum. 1) Are the Bruins a more difficult team to play against with Torey Krug out of their lineup? Certainly the argument can..." March 21

  • Timo Meier fined for embellishment

    Fear The Fin "San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment in Saturday’s loss against the Nashville Predators, NHL Public Relations announced Thursday afternoon. Meier drew an interference penalty on Roman Josi at 16:36..." March 21

  • Maple Leafs extend Nic Petan for two years

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the Maple Leafs announced they have extended Nic Petan for a two years. Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet had the scoop on the deal three days ago. The 23-year-old Petan, who is eight days older than Trevor Moore, would have been an arbitration eligible..." March 21

  • Kings' Drew Doughty says his defense is getting better, despite the ugly numbers

    Los Angeles Times "Drew Doughty of the Kings won’t appear on any Norris Trophy projections this season. By one statistical measure, this is by far the worst season of his career. But it says much about Doughty that he was voted the second-best defenseman in the NHL in an annual poll by the NHL..." March 21

  • Unlikely contributors have Canucks back in playoff hunt

    Sportsnet "Winning sucks. If you live in Tank Nation. For normal people, it’s generally kind of fun. Just in time for the NHL draft lottery, the Vancouver Canucks are on a roll. Their 7-4 win Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators, who were putrid for 48 minutes, gave..." March 21

  • Time for Flyers to face reality, start playing Samuel Morin and Cam Talbot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It’s time for Scott Gordon and the Flyers to cash that reality check. There will be no Stanley Cup Playoffs in Philadelphia this season. After Tuesday night’s loss to Montreal, those who calculate the odds now put the Flyers’ chances at less than one..." March 21

  • Blue Jackets sign 2014 third round pick Elvis Merzlikins

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to arrive in Columbus after immigration protocols are completed.   Merzlikins, 24, posted a 22-18-0..." March 20

  • No Extension Talks Between Vancouver Canucks, Jacob Markstrom

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have had plenty of intrigue at the goaltender position this season, finding themselves without anyone to start in the minor leagues at various times. All that was caused by trading away Anders Nilsson, knowing that they wanted to give young up-and-comer Thatcher Demko a..." March 20