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Ben Bishop loses his two front teeth
Ben Bishop lost his two front teeth on a nasty shot to the mask from Peter Holland:
Hockey Thoughts On A Tuesday Night
from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,
- With Matt Murray returning to Pittsburgh’s lineup, one has to think Mike Condon will be back on waivers. I could see Boston bringing home the Massachusetts native, since both Tuukka Rask and Anton ...
A New Arena Plan In Seattle
from Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times,
The saga of a proposed arena project for Sodo District took a dramatic twist Tuesday with entrepreneur Chris Hansen now saying he’s prepared to do an all-private proposal.
Angelo Esposito Still Playing The Game
from Tal Pinchevsky at ESPN,
One game with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. That's all it took for Angelo Esposito to decide he was done.
It was a fun game too, in which the Komets scored four third-period goals to force overtime agains...
Are The Minnesota Wild A Better Team With Bruce Boudreau In Charge?
from Joe McDonald of ESPN,
It's still too early to see whether the changes will work in Minnesota. The Wild enters Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden with a 3-2-1 record.
"Hard to make what kind of team they are [this e...
Sidney Crosby Expected Back Tonight
from Wes Crosby at NHL.com,
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be a game-time decision and may make his season debut against the Florida Panthers at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; ROOT, FS-F, NHL.TV).
“Let’s Take A Deep Breath Here”
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 25, 2016
The Boston Bruins Goaltending Situation
BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 25, that goaltender Anton Khudobin has suffered an upper body injury and is expected to miss approximately three weeks. Sweeney also announced that the team has recalled g...
Ben Bishop Continues To Play Despite His Future With The Tampa Bay Lightning
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The 29-year-old netminder got a clue at the NHL draft last June when a potential trade with the Calgary Flames fell through because he couldn't come to terms on a contract extension with the Flames (a stipulation h...
NHL And NHLPA Officials Visiting South Korea
National Hockey League (NHL) officials are visiting South Korea this week to inspect facilities for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics amid continuing uncertainty over the participation of the league's top players at the Winter Games...
Videos- Alexander Radulov Provides The Spark For The Montreal Canadiens
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
There were some raised eyebrows on Canada Day when Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced he was bringing Alexander Radulov back to the NHL after a four-year absence.
But the gamble appe...
The Chicago Blackhawks Give Up Two More Power Play Goals In Loss To Calgary
from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Every penalty feels like a goal against before the puck even drops. The confidence is completely shot. Even penalty-killing stalwarts such as Kruger and Duncan Keith are getting burned game after ga...
John Tortorella Wants An Even Keel Team
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,
Saturday’s 3-0 win in Dallas may have been the most complete game the Blue Jackets have played under coach John Tortorella. Or at least the most complete game at a point in t...
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
MONTREAL 3, Philadelphia 1
Calgary 3, CHICAGO 2 (SO)
NEW ADDITIONS LEAD THE WAY
* Alexander Radulov (1-2—3) matched a career high with three points and Shea Weberposted 1-1...
Injuries Piling Up For The Dallas Stars
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
The Stars' injury problems continue to get worse, as Ales Hemsky reinjured his groin Saturday and is out for Tuesday's game, and Jason Spezza tweaked something in practice Monday and moves into ...
Boston Bruins Now Have A Goalie ‘Situation’ Due To Injuries
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
Tuukka Rask is hurting. Anton Khudobin, who woke up Monday feeling fine, is also injured. Every hockey season has its challenges, and only five games into 2016-17, the Bruins have a doozy.
Not Your Typical Uber Driver
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
Mike Commodore has been known as many things to many people.
The guy with the big, red Afro who would shave his head for charity; the guy who wore the white bathrobe; a Stanley Cup champion; the guy who played 48...
About Goal Scoring Trending Upwards
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
The short-term increase in scoring this season is not simply a function of a power-play goal bonanza. In fact, there's only been one more power-play goal (16) scored in 80 games this year compared to the (15) first 8...
Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign Starts Today
NEW YORK/TORONTO (Oct. 24, 2016) – Hockey Fights Cancer™, a joint initiative founded by the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), begins today with programming and C...
Questions Facing The Calgary Flames
from Wes Gilbertson at the National Post,
Can the Flames snap out of this?
You might feel like you stumbled into a time-machine or somehow drifted back to last fall. The Flames are handing out Grade A scoring opportunities like Halloween ...
Stars Of The Week
NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2016) – Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Greenhave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the ...
The Colorado Avalanche Off To A Nice Start
from Adrian Dater at WoodyPaige.com,
Plan the parade? No. Block off time in mid-April to attend Avalanche playoff games? Not yet.
But let’s give the beleaguered ice men of Denver a little nice pub here. It might be the last chance f...
Video- It’s A Slow Motion Monday
Week 1 in the NHL, just under 3 minutes long.
Early Lottery Standings
from Sean McIndoe at Sportsnet,
Road to the lottery
Here are the five teams that look like they're headed towards watching Nolan Patrick highlights and clicking refresh on draft lottery simulations.
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-3, even) ...
Recapping an eventful weekend including Perron's hat trick, Nyquist, Parise, Voracek, Bobrovsky and more in Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking.
David Perron - The Blues winger busted out with three goals and an assist in Sat...
Good Show Winnipeg
from Gary Lawless of TSN,
“A priest, a rabbi and a magician walk into a bar … yada, yada, yada … and it was too sunny in Winnipeg,” goes no punchline ever. But there we were on Sunday waiting two hours for the sun to...
NHL Short Notes
Home Team in Caps
Edmonton 3, WINNIPEG 0
NY ISLANDERS 6, Minnesota 3
NY RANGERS 3, Arizona 2
ANAHEIM 4, Vancouver 2
TALBOT LEADS OILERS PAST JETS IN HERITAGE CLASSIC
Cam Talbot stopped all 31 shots he fac...
Video- Dave Strader On Hockey Fights Canncer
Dave Strader statement a little over a moth ago:
"With the start of the NHL season almost upon us, I wanted to share an update on my condition with everyone who has been kind enough to reach out over the past several months. In early June 2016, ...