Ducks fire Coach Bruce Boudreau, but the players don't escape blame

The common thread that linked the Ducks' latest Game 7 playoff exit to their Game 7 loss last season and the season before that — and the season before that — was obvious. "It was almost the mentality was they weren't going out to win, they were...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Expansion draft rules agreed upon by NHL, NHLPA

Depending on the day and to whom you’re speaking, the NHL is either going to totally expand – at the very least, to Las Vegas – or it’s going to hold off on it for the foreseeable future. But if the …

4/30/2016 8:16 AM

Joel Ward's big third period sparks Sharks to Game 1 win

San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward has a longstanding reputation as a clutch playoff performer. Late in Game 1 of his team’s second-round series against the Nashville Predators he lived up to this status. Ward took over, scoring a goal and adding an...

4/30/2016 8:21 AM

T.J. Oshie brings stability to Capitals’ top guns

Acquiring a top-line right wing was a priority for the Capitals before the season, and Washington crossed that off their wish list when it traded for Oshie. The move has brought stability to a role that used to be a revolving door.

Black cat runs off San Jose Sharks bench onto ice (video)

Is someone’s trying to jinx the San Jose Sharks before their second-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators?During warmups in advance Game 1 at SAP Center, a black cat ran off the Sharks bench, onto the ice, and then through a doorway...

Ducks GM Murray on roster: 'Some people are going to get moved'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After Friday afternoon's press conference, Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray appeared to have more questions than answers. Not the least of those being who will coach the team next year after he relieved Bruce Boudreau of...

NHL Three Stars: Ward, Faksa give teams wins with strong thirds

No. 1 Star: Joel Ward, San Jose SharksThe veteran forward scored the go-ahead goal for the Sharks and also had an assist in their 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of their first-round series. Ward faked out Nashville Predators...

Friday, April 29, 2016

4/29/2016 8:32 AM

Blues, Stars Have Storied Playoff History

The Blues and Stars rivalry dates back to 1967, when both teams were a part of the NHL’s first round of expansion. The Stars, of course, originally broke in to the NHL as the Minnesota …

Blues-Stars Preview

The irony is not lost on Lindy Ruff as his Dallas Stars prepare for their second-round playoff series against Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues. ''I learned a lot, learned actually at the end to like him,'' Ruff said, acknowledging the two had...

4/29/2016 8:25 AM

Matthews first overall not written in stone

HC's John Shannon gets us set for Saturday's highly-anticipated NHL Draft Lottery, and addresses the buzz that Auston Matthews might no longer be a consensus first overall pick.

4/29/2016 8:45 AM

NHL Western Conference semifinal preview

WESTERN CONFERENCE DALLAS STARS: 50-23-9, 109 pointsST LOUIS BLUES: 49-24-9, 107 points How they got here: Dallas defeated Minnesota, 4-2. St. Louis defeated Chicago, 4-3; Power play: Season — Stars 22.1% (5th); Blues 21.5% (6th). Playoffs —Stars...

4/29/2016 8:43 AM

Oshie 'Caps' off hat trick with OT winner vs. Pens (video)

T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

Before T.J. Oshie destroyed Penguins, his daughter did (video)

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie was the hero of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins after he completed a hat trick with an overtime goal for the 4-3 win. “Osh, right from the get-go, had good jump in his game,” said coach Barry...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cooper: Lightning 'way too soft' in Game 1 loss

Jon Cooper called out his team for a lack of toughness after the Tampa Bay Lightning allowed a pair of late first-period goals and dropped Game 1 of their second-round series against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.The Lightning head coach...

Elliott, Pietrangelo, rookies key to Blues breakthrough

Looking for reasons why the St. Louis Blues were able to break through and win a playoff series for the first time since 2012, it's easy to start at goaltender. Brian Elliott was among the NHL's best in the regular season, and though the Blues have a...

Jets hoping to score big at Saturday's draft lottery

We don’t know him well enough to say Kevin Cheveldayoff is a religious or a superstitious man, if he attends a house of worship regularly or busts out a lucky charm on occasion. But we will say this: the next few days might be a good time for...

4/28/2016 8:01 AM

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is finalist for the Vezina Trophy

Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop, Washington's Braden Holtby and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. The league's general managers submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three...

Predators defeat Ducks in Game 7, move on to face Sharks

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise's first Game 7, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim...

4/28/2016 7:46 AM

The Weirdest Perspective On Hockey You’ve Come Across

Not long ago, I talked about treating your players like dogs. There was a funny part and an interesting part to this little piece. The funny part is that treating your players like dogs (properly) works. The interesting part, is that not many people...

NCHC: Arizona State Finalizing Deal to Join conference

ASU will be the ninth member of the NCHC. The NCHC was formed in the aftermath of the creation of Big Ten hockey. When the five Big Ten schools left what was then the WCHA and CCHA, …

Saturday, April 30, 2016

NCAA: Luke And Steve Johnson Make History

On April 9, Grand Forks natives Luke and Steve Johnson made college hockey history. They became the first father-son ever win a national championship at the same school. It took a couple of weeks of research and several e-mails to sports information...

Friday, April 29, 2016

4/29/2016 8:37 AM

ECAC: Morris Deserves Fair Look at St. Lawrence

The last time I communicated with Mark Morris was 13 years ago, after I wrote this article in the aftermath of his acrimonious departure from Clarkson.Needless to say, he wasn't happy with it. Though I thought I was being as fair as possible under...

4/29/2016 8:40 AM

NCHC: No One Should be Shocked

April Baumgarten, news editor of the Grand Forks Herald has this interesting blog post. I find it interesting that some are just starting to realize that UND hockey fans aren't getting behind the new nickname. No one should be shocked by this. I am...

NCHC: UMD Trio Headed to Nat'l Development Camps

Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter. Rooney was (5-12-0) this season for UMD with a 3.18 goals against average, earning a spot on the Western Collegiate Hockey Association …

4/29/2016 8:39 AM

NCHC: Updated - CC commit Berardinelli garners all-NAHL honor

Colorado College commit Alex Berardinelli was named to the all-South Division team by the North American Hockey League.The 20-year-old Pennsylvania native recorded 56 points 933 goals) for the Lone Star Brahmas this season. Colorado College commit...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

4/28/2016 7:58 AM

Hockey East: Maine man

Tim Doherty, a Type 1 diabetic, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Maine, a top-tier program in the prestigious Hockey East conference. When the …

4/28/2016 7:54 AM

NCHC: CC commit Berardinelli garners junior league honor

Colorado College commit Alex Berardinelli was named to the all-South Division team by the North American Hockey League.The 20-year-old Pennsylvania native recorded 56 points 933 goals) for the Lone Star Brahmas this season. Colorado College commit...

4/28/2016 7:53 AM

NCHC: Decisions Winding Down

With the news that Cam Johnson will return for his junior season, UND’s roster is finally starting to take shape for next season. Yes, there are still three huge decisions that need to be made, but the offseason started with eight. Staying:...

QMJHL: The story of Veleno's exceptional-player rookie season

Saint John rookie Joe Veleno is the first QMJHLer granted exceptional player status in league history. He's played well and struggled, and been at the centre of big moments. This is his story.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

4/30/2016 8:00 AM

WHL: Wheat Kings advance to league final

Championship series vs. Seattle opens Friday in Brandon.       F Mitch Wahl (Spokane, 2005-10) has signed a one-year contract with Ilves Tampere (Finland, Liiga). This season, with Oskarshamn (Sweden, Allsvenskan), he had 27 goals and...

NAHL: Shepard is league's goalie of the year

who recently committed to play Division I hockey in 2016-17 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. “It is an honor, though, to receive the award because our league had some great …

Friday, April 29, 2016

4/29/2016 8:26 AM

WHL: league adds five more to Top 50 Club

Scattershooting . . . in memory of Blackie Sherrod. Blackie Sherrod died of natural causes in Dallas at the age of 96 on Thursday. If you are at all into sports and writing, you will know that he was one of the greats of his generation at a time when...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

USHL: Jack Randl Inks Tender with Lancers

Ralston, NE - The Omaha Lancers, members of the United States Hockey League announced today they have signed forward Jack Randl to a tender for the 20... - USHL Omaha Lancers

AHL: Reign advance with Game 4 win

Justin Auger’s goal 13:12 into the second period stood up as the difference as the Ontario Reign knocked out the San Jose Barracuda with a 4-1 win at Citizens Business Bank Arena on …

Saturday, April 30, 2016

4/30/2016 7:56 AM

AHL: Gulls use special teams to snuff out Stars

San Diego’s special teams dominated the second period and sent the Gulls into the next round of the Calder Cup Playoffs with a 6-2 win over the Texas Stars at Valley View Casino Center on Friday night. The Gulls won the best-of-five series, three …

4/30/2016 7:56 AM

AHL: Marlies-Devils to get underway Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the schedule for the North Division Finals of the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. The series will pit the Toronto Marlies, …

AHL: Flames Sign Forward Daniel Pribyl

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed Czech forward Daniel Pribyl to a two-year entry level contract.Pribyl was o... - AHL Stockton Heat

AHL: minor league Morning Skate - April 29, 2016

Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs in today's Morning Skate. (more...) More... (

AHL: Reign, Gulls to meet in second round

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the schedule for the Pacific Division Finals of the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. The series will pit the Ontario Reign, top development affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, against …

ECHL: Americans, Gill Shut Out Missouri in Game 1

Tickets for Games 3, 4 and 5 are on sale NOW at or call 972-912-1000. ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs - Allen leads the Best of Seven Semifinal Series 1-0 Game 1: Friday, …

Friday, April 29, 2016

AHL: Albany Devils advance in playoffs with 6-3 victory at Utica

UTICA — The Albany Devils jumped out to a two-goal lead in opening five minutes and were never caught Thursday night, defeating the Utica Comets 6-3 to advance to the next round of the American Hockey League playoffs. With the victory, in front...

4/29/2016 8:18 AM

AHL: Flick ends marathon with 3OT winner

Rob Flick’s goal off an odd-man rush ended the longest game in franchise history and gave the Portland Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Thursday night. Flick took a pass from Rob Schremp and one-timed a shot from …

4/29/2016 8:18 AM

AHL: Gulls hand Stars big loss in Game 3

Mike Sgarbossa and Chris Wagner each tallied a goal and two assists as San Diego blitzed Texas, 6-1, in Game 3 of the Pacific Division semifinals on Thursday night. The Gulls have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series and can close out the …

4/29/2016 8:18 AM

AHL: Kempe scores twice in Reign win

Adrian Kempe scored twice as Ontario defeated San Jose, 3-1, to take a 2-1 series lead on Thursday night. The Pacific Division champion Reign can wrap up the series with a win in Game 4 on Friday. Kempe tallied his first two goals of this …

4/29/2016 8:19 AM

AHL: Marlies rally to sweep away Sound Tigers

The regular-season champions are on to round two, but they certainly didn’t make it easy on themselves. Connor Carrick recorded a hat trick as part of a five-point night and the Toronto …

ECHL: Playoff Glance

Friday, April 29: Reading at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m. Monday, May 2: Reading at Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Wheeling at Reading, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Wheeling at Reading, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Wheeling at Reading, 7 …

4/29/2016 8:21 AM

ECHL: Adirondack Thunder ready for Round 2

GLENS FALLS >> Cail MacLean spent six seasons with the South Carolina Stingrays, both on the ice and behind and the bench. The stint included an ECHL Kelly Cup championship in …

Thursday, April 28, 2016

4/28/2016 7:34 AM

AHL: Admirals swept

The Milwaukee Admirals have been swept from the American Hockey League playoffs after losing at Grand Rapids on Tuesday night, 4-1. Adam Payerl scored the Admirals’ only goal late in the first period, and Grand Rapids scored three …

AHL: IceHogs Ink DeSousa for 2016-17

Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, announced Wednesday... - AHL Rockford IceHogs

KHL: Red Wings exploring possibility of signing Russian star Alexander Radulov

The Red Wings have no doubts about Radulov's ability. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound winger turns 30 …

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WJC: St. Cloud's Motzko Named 2017 U.S. tournament Coach

Bob Motzko, head coach of St. Cloud State, has been named head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team."Bob has found success everywhere he has coached and we're excited to have him as head coach of our National Junior Team," said Jim Johannson,...

4/28/2016 7:38 AM

UK: One Swede out - one in, for Sheffield Steelers

His diligence, work-ethic and smooth skating style marked him out as a true force in his debut Elite League campaign. “Freddie will be staying in Sweden next season” said Thompson. “It’s …

4/28/2016 7:47 AM

WHL: What’s next for the Kootenay Ice?

Chynoweth family buys out Niedermayers. The Chynoweth family now owns 100 per cent of the Kootenay Ice. Jeff Chynoweth, the franchise’s president, governor and general manager, announced Wednesday that his family has purchased 24.5 per cent from...

MN H.S.: Apollo hockey star has a good experience

The St. Cloud Apollo forward played four competitive hockey games against ... and teams from North Dakota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. The tournament sponsored by the …

Saturday, April 30, 2016

MA H.S.: ALL-SCHOLASTICS - Boys hockey

Allowed 6 total goals in six playoff games. ... Named to the South team for the Shriners/Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Star Game. ...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WI H.S.: T-Birds name Waldvogel as new head coach

The hunt for a new Baraboo High School boys hockey head coach has come to a close. Baraboo hired from within, with former junior varsity coach Andy Waldvogel emerging as the new head coach. “What sets Andy apart is his relentless …

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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