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.

NHL New Jersey faces Anaheim, looks to stop home skid

NHL New Jersey faces Anaheim, looks to stop home skid

Anaheim Ducks (14-16-4, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (10-17-5, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) Newark, New Jersey; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey hosts Anaheim looking to break its four-game home skid. The Devils are 4-7-5 at home. New Jersey averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in…

NHL Blackhawks say Crawford will return as assistant in January

NHL Blackhawks say Crawford will return as assistant in January

Chicago Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will remain suspended until Jan. 2 and then resume his coaching duties after an investigation into his behavior in previous jobs. Several former players accused Crawford of physical and verbal abuse in recent weeks. Crawford on Monday apologized to Sean Avery, Harold Druken, Patrick O’Sullivan and Brent Sopel, who spoke…

NHL Coyotes acquire Taylor Hall from Devils for picks, prospects

NHL Coyotes acquire Taylor Hall from Devils for picks, prospects

The Arizona Coyotes are looking to end their lengthy playoff drought by adding a player desperate to get back to the postseason himself. Arizona acquired standout winger Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils on Monday for three prospects and two draft picks. The Coyotes will try to end their seven-year playoff drought by adding…

NHL LA Kings put Ilya Kovalchuk on waivers for release

NHL LA Kings put Ilya Kovalchuk on waivers for release

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk left the Los Angeles Kings and was placed on waivers Monday after a mutually disappointing 81-game stint with the last-place club. The Kings made the move “for the purpose of terminating his contract with the club,” they said in a statement. The 36-year-old Kovalchuk hasn’t played…

NHL Former NHL player Vladimir Tsyplyakov dies at 50

NHL Former NHL player Vladimir Tsyplyakov dies at 50

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Vladimir Tsyplyakov, a Belarusian hockey player who spent six seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and the Buffalo Sabres, has died. He was 50. The Belarus Hockey Federation said Tsyplaykov died Saturday, without giving any information on the circumstances of his death. The federation said in a statement…

NHL Pittsburgh visits Calgary after Rust’s 2-goal game

NHL Pittsburgh visits Calgary after Rust’s 2-goal game

Pittsburgh Penguins (19-10-4, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Calgary Flames (18-13-4, fourth in the Pacific Division) Calgary, Alberta; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Calgary Flames host Pittsburgh after Bryan Rust scored two goals in the Penguins’ 5-4 shootout victory against the Kings. The Flames are 10-4-2 on their home ice. Calgary averages…

NHL Pacific Division leader Arizona and San Jose meet

NHL Pacific Division leader Arizona and San Jose meet

Arizona Coyotes (19-12-4, first in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (16-17-2, sixth in the Pacific Division) San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Pacific Division-leading Arizona Coyotes head to play San Jose Sharks. The Sharks are 12-9-0 in Western Conference games. San Jose serves 12.3 penalty minutes per game, the…

NHL Blues to host MacKinnon and the Avalanche

NHL Blues to host MacKinnon and the Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche (21-8-3, second in the Central Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (20-8-6, first in the Central Division) St. Louis; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado into a matchup against St. Louis. He’s third in the NHL with 50 points, scoring 20 goals and recording 30 assists. The Blues have gone…