NHL Top scorers square off in Boston-New York matchup

NHL Top scorers square off in Boston-New York matchup

New York Rangers (12-9-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (17-3-5, first in the Atlantic Division) Boston; Friday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NHL’s best scorers, Brad Marchand and Artemi Panarin, meet when Boston and New York take the ice. Marchand ranks third in the NHL with 43 points and…

NHL Carlson, Capitals to host the Lightning

NHL Carlson, Capitals to host the Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (17-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) Washington; Friday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: John Carlson and Washington square off against Tampa Bay. Carlson is fifth in the NHL with 36 points, scoring eight goals and totaling 28 assists. The Capitals are 9-2-1 against…

NHL Aliu calls Flames coach’s apology ‘misleading, insincere’

NHL Aliu calls Flames coach’s apology ‘misleading, insincere’

Akim Aliu is not happy with the apology Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters issued for a racial slur he allegedly used when both were in the minors 10 years ago. The former NHL player released his own statement Thursday on Twitter, saying he found Peters’ statement a day earlier acknowledging that he used offensive language…

NHL Help not available: NHL staffs brimming with ex-head coaches

NHL Help not available: NHL staffs brimming with ex-head coaches

When Kevin Hayes got off to a slow start with the Philadelphia Flyers, coach Alain Vigneault didn’t need to talk to him. Assistants Mike Yeo and Michel Therrien took care of that. Because each had been an NHL head coach before, Vigneault encourages that direct communication. “There’s a confidence factor with AV knowing that if…

NHL StaTuesday: Wild captain Mikko Koivu closing in on major milestones

NHL StaTuesday: Wild captain Mikko Koivu closing in on major milestones

Just over a quarter of the way through his 15th season with the Minnesota Wild, captain Mikko Koivu stands alone. The veteran center enters Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with 699 career points after registering two goals and nine assists in 24 games to start the season. Koivu, 36, passed former teammate Marian…

NHL NHL investigates allegations Flames coach used racial slurs

NHL NHL investigates allegations Flames coach used racial slurs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Peters’ status as the Calgary Flames coach — and whatever future he might have in the sport — have been placed into question while the NHL and the team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors 10 years ago. Asking for patience, general manager…

NHL Brouwer or Walker expected to make 2019 Blues debut tonight; Allen in net

NHL Brouwer or Walker expected to make 2019 Blues debut tonight; Allen in net

Jake Allen will be in net and veteran Troy Brouwer, now with an approved work visa, is expected to make his 2019-20 season NHL debut when the St. Louis Blues visit the Predators in Nashville on Monday night. According to a projected lineup released by the Blues on Monday afternoon, either Brouwer or Nathan Walker…