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 Andrei Vasilevskiy makes 37 saves, Lightning throttle Sharks 7-1

NHL Andrei Vasilevskiy makes 37 saves, Lightning throttle Sharks 7-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning finally looked like the dominating team that tied an NHL record last season with 62 wins. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves, Steven Stamkos had two power-play goals and an assist, and the Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks 7-1 on Saturday night. “I think the whole team…

NHL Thompson scores late in 3rd, Canadiens beat Rangers 2-1

NHL Thompson scores late in 3rd, Canadiens beat Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are hoping their season is back on track. After suffering eight straight losses, Friday night’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers gave Montreal two victories in their last three games, and something to build on. Nate Thompson scored the winner with 67 seconds left in the third…

NHL Eichel and Buffalo take on Vancouver

NHL Eichel and Buffalo take on Vancouver

Buffalo Sabres (13-11-5, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (14-11-4, fourth in the Pacific Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Jack Eichel and Buffalo square off against Vancouver. He’s seventh in the in the NHL with 39 points, scoring 18 goals and totaling 21 assists. The Canucks have gone…

NHL Capitals play the Ducks, aim for 6th straight victory

NHL Capitals play the Ducks, aim for 6th straight victory

Washington Capitals (21-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (12-12-4, seventh in the Pacific Division) Anaheim, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Washington will try to continue its five-game win streak with a victory against Anaheim. The Ducks are 8-5-2 on their home ice. Anaheim averages 11.4 penalty minutes per game, the…

NHL Minnesota judge finds ‘Miracle on Ice’ star is mentally ill

NHL Minnesota judge finds ‘Miracle on Ice’ star is mentally ill

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous. Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged with felony assault in August for allegedly…

NHL Coyotes’ Soderberg thriving despite blindness in left eye

NHL Coyotes’ Soderberg thriving despite blindness in left eye

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The darkest time came right after the injury. Months in the hospital. Multiple surgeries. Pain, fear, little hope. Playing hockey again was not even a remote consideration. Carl Soderberg had bigger concerns. “I was more worried about my eye and would I get my vision back,” Soderberg said. The Arizona Coyotes…

NHL MacKinnon and Colorado take on Toronto

NHL MacKinnon and Colorado take on Toronto

Colorado Avalanche (16-8-2, third in the Central Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (13-12-4, fifth in the Atlantic Division) Toronto; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado into a matchup with Toronto. He’s fifth in the NHL with 42 points, scoring 17 goals and recording 25 assists. The Maple Leafs are 7-3-4 on…

NHL Aliu expects “big change” after meeting with Bettman

NHL Aliu expects “big change” after meeting with Bettman

TORONTO (AP) — Former NHL forward Akim Aliu expects “big change” in hockey after a meeting with top league executives Tuesday. Aliu met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly in Toronto to discuss his allegation that former Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters used a racial slur several times during the 2009-10…

NHL Blue Jackets fall to Coyotes, 4-2

NHL Blue Jackets fall to Coyotes, 4-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Arizona got another fine performance from Kuemper and goals from Clayton Keller, Christian Fischer and Lawson Crouse to snap a two-game losing streak and moved within a point of first-place Edmonton in the…