Category Archives: NHL

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

3 Keys: Oilers at Flames, Game 2 of Western Second Round

3 Keys: Oilers at Flames, Game 2 of Western Second Round

(2P) Oilers at (1P) Flames10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, TVAS, SNFlames lead best-of-7 series 1-0Mike Smith will start in goal for the Edmonton Oilers when they try to even their series against the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.Smith was pulled 6:05 into the first…

3 Keys: Rangers at Hurricanes, Game 2 of East Second Round

3 Keys: Rangers at Hurricanes, Game 2 of East Second Round

(2M) Rangers at (1M) Hurricanes8 p.m. ET; ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVASHurricanes lead best-of-7 series 1-0The Carolina Hurricanes will try to run their home winning streak in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to six games and extend their lead in the Eastern Conference Second Round when they play the New York Rangers in Game 2 at…

Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named finalists for King Clancy Trophy

Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named finalists for King Clancy Trophy

Ryan Getzlaf, Darnell Nurse and P.K. Subban were named finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Friday.The award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner…

3 Keys: Blues at Avalanche, Game 2 of Western Second Round

3 Keys: Blues at Avalanche, Game 2 of Western Second Round

(3C) Blues at (1C) AvalancheColorado leads best-of-7 series 1-09:30 p.m. ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVASThe St. Louis Blues will shake up their lines for Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Thursday.Each of the top three lines will look different with the Blues trying to head…

Binnington’s 51 saves not enough for Blues in Game 1 OT loss

Binnington’s 51 saves not enough for Blues in Game 1 OT loss

DENVER — Jordan Binnington gave the St. Louis Blues every opportunity to steal Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round on Tuesday.The goalie faced an NHL career-high 54 shots and made a career-high 51 saves, but it wasn’t enough when defenseman Josh Manson scored at 8:02 of overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a…

Flames need ‘everybody’ to slow McDavid, Draisaitl in West Second Round

Flames need ‘everybody’ to slow McDavid, Draisaitl in West Second Round

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will write the next chapter of the Battle of Alberta in the Western Conference Second Round.But for Elias Lindholm and the Flames, the battle within the battle is containing Oilers forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, starting with Game 1 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday (9:30 p.m.…

Panthers-Lightning, Oilers-Flames rivalries renew in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Panthers-Lightning, Oilers-Flames rivalries renew in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ready for Round 2?A first round full of goals, comebacks and Game 7s — highlighted by superstars like Cale Makar, Connor McDavid, Artemi Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau — has set up dream series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.We’ve got a rematch of the Battle of Florida between the two-time defending Stanley…

Penguins out due to Jarry injury, failure to close series against Rangers

Penguins out due to Jarry injury, failure to close series against Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Sunday. Pittsburgh extended its playoff streak to 16 seasons, the longest active in the major North American professional sports leagues. It won the Stanley Cup three…

3 Keys: Stars at Flames, Game 7 of Western First Round

3 Keys: Stars at Flames, Game 7 of Western First Round

(WC1) Stars at (1P) Flames9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, SN, TVAS, BSSWBest-of-7 series tied 3-3The Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames each will try to advance to the Western Conference Second Round when they play Game 7 of the first round at Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday.The Flames are looking to win their first Stanley Cup Playoff series…

Capitals eliminated due to Ovechkin being held in check, Wilson’s injury

Capitals eliminated due to Ovechkin being held in check, Wilson’s injury

The Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Florida Panthers, losing 4-3 in overtime in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round on Friday. Washington (44-26-12) was the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Capitals have qualified for the playoffs for eight straight seasons and…