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Wild wins by being less 'ugly' than Sabres

Three first-period goals sparked the Wild's offense, which was led by Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter each scoring twice. startribune.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

John Tavares beast-modes way to game-winning helper (video)

New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates with teammate John Tavares (91) after scoring the game winning goal Wednesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Just give John Tavares all of the money right now. Absolutely nobody needs to be... ca.sports.yahoo.com

NHL's Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

Sure, it's only November, but it's never too early to start thinking about the playoffs and see which teams are atop the division standings. ''Every single point matters,'' the Vancouver Canucks defenseman said. For more than a decade, the status of... sports.yahoo.com

Rookies steal spotlight on jam-packed night of hockey

The kids came to play.On a night when 30 of the NHL's 31 teams suited up - only the St. Louis Blues watched from the sidelines - a handful of freshmen stole the spotlight.Vancouver Canucks rookie Brock Boeser and Washington Capitals first-year... thescore.com

U.S. Thanksgiving contenders rarely NHL playoff leapt-overs

The Canadiens and Sabres expected better, and clubs rarely reach the Stanley Cup playoffs if they’re out of the mix at this point. The Golden Knights’ success is a wild card on the trade market, with the expansion club expected to be selling by now. thestar.com

Predators, Canadiens get into heated brawl (video)

Things got a little chippy between the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.Midway through the third period - after a collision in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne - a mini-brawl ensued with P.K. Subban and Brendan... thescore.com

Puck Daddy Countdown: Norris race already controversial

The hockey media seems obsessed with keeping the Norris Trophy away from Erik Karlsson at all costs. (Getty Images) 6. Marc Bergevin I talked about this briefly in WWL the other day, but what’s happening in Montreal is bananas. This team is... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Scott Darling allows stenchy goal from centre ice (video)

Carolina Hurricanes netminder Scott Darling allowed one of the worst goals you’ll ever see Wednesday night. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) Carolina Hurricanes netminder Scott Darling is doing his best to ensure that the NHL’s... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Shea Theodore finding his NHL home is Vegas, not Anaheim

ANAHEIM — The phone call came from management and this one got Shea Theodore very excited. It wasn't about being called up to the NHL. Been there, done that. Lots of times. Sure, that call remains a thrill but it's never as good as the first time... ocregister.com

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Canucks' Boeser emerging as serious Calder Trophy candidate

With a pair of goals in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, it's officially time to acknowledge the emergence of Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks in the battle for the Calder Trophy.Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes had... thescore.com

Handing out some awards at the NHL's quarter pole

We’re almost at the quarter-mark of the NHL schedule, which means it’s time to do a few things. First, and most importantly: Start wildly panicking if your team isn’t doing as well as they should be. You guys on that, Montreal and... downgoesbrown.com

Offensively challenged Senators visit inconsistent Capitals

The slumping Ottawa Senators visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night looking to get more pucks on -- and hopefully in -- the net. The Senators (8-5-6) have lost three straight games, scoring three goals in the process. In their most recent... sports.yahoo.com

11/22/2017 6:41 AM

Phil Housley embracing new challenges with Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Five years ago, before becoming one of the NHL’s most sought-after coaches and leader of the Buffalo Sabres, Phil Housley was prepping for his eighth season as head coach of the Stillwater High boys’ hockey team. twincities.com

11/22/2017 7:25 AM

The standard Rangers GM faces before franchise-altering decision

Jeff Gorton, the third-year general manager plotting the course for a Rangers team that is attempting to retool on the fly, will face moments of truth as the fork-in-the-road trade deadline approaches. Of his predecessors, perhaps only Neil Smith in... nypost.com

We are seeing the best possible Johnny Gaudreau right now

Johnny Gaudreau is in the midst of the best stretch of his career (Getty Images) Johnny Gaudreau might be just 5-foot-9 and 157 pounds, but he’s not sneaking up on anybody. Although he’s just 24, the Calgary Flames winger is already established as... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Benn brothers get physical as parents look on (video)

The next family gathering should be interesting at the Benn home.Two days prior to the American holiday, the Dallas Stars played host to the Montreal Canadiens, pitting brothers Jordie and Jamie Benn against one another.As it happened, Jordie took an... thescore.com

Bruins have bit of a goaltender controversy brewing

An 82-game schedule presents its balancing acts for coaches. Right now, the Bruins’ Bruce Cassidy has a pretty important one on his hands. Figuring it out could go a long way toward determining whether the B’s have a successful season. bostonherald.com

Canadiens' Weber out with lower-body injury

The Montreal Canadiens will be without Shea Weber for Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars due to a lower-body injury.It will be his second game missed in recent weeks.And Habs announce it's a lower-body injury for Weber. Missed a game... thescore.com

Golden Knights’ offensive output surprises coach Gerard Gallant

“We’re scoring a lot more goals than I thought, and anybody else thought,” Gallant said. “I know we’ve got some talent level, but we’re finding ways to score goals. And they’re not lucky goals. We’re a talented team, we’re scoring some nice goals reviewjournal.com

Red-hot MacKinnon, Avalanche host Stars

Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon is firing on all cylinders as the Avalanche return home to face the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. In Colorado's 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, he assisted on the game-tying goal in the final... sports.yahoo.com

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Devils beat Wild: 6 observations

The Devils will return to New Jersey with five out of a possible eight points on their four-game road trip following their 4-3 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday at the Xcel Energy Center. The Devils went 2-1-1 on their four-game swing... nj.com

Jets fall 5-3 to feisty Predators in Nashville

NASHVILLE – Some periods the Winnipeg Jets would like to bottle up and savour, but the middle period Monday night at the home of the Nashville Predators wasn't worthy of ... winnipegfreepress.com

Senators' Mark Stone is the biggest one-man band in hockey

Mark Stone has been criminally underrated for the vast majority of his career. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) Generally speaking, the hockey world doesn’t spend nearly enough time appreciating Mark Stone. Since he broke in as a full-time... ca.sports.yahoo.com

1st-place Blues expecting boost from Bouwmeester's return

The St. Louis Blues activated defenseman Jay Bouwmeester off injured reserve, making him available for Tuesday's game against Edmonton. The veteran has been out since training camp with a fractured ankle.Despite Bouwmeester's absence, the... thescore.com

Chiarot makes return to lineup

NASHVILLE — Ben Chiarot admits a month removed from regular NHL duty was making him more than just a little stir-crazy. The Winnipeg Jets defenceman, relegated to the role of spectator for all but one of the club's 19 games to begin the 2017-18... winnipegfreepress.com

Leivo contract hints at Leafs' master plan: Cox

The Leafs’ braintrust learned from the NHL's best when it comes to internal competition for roster spots and mining below-market deals to buy cap space for when the big guys are due. thestar.com

BIG10: Notre Dame, Minnesota renew age-old rivalry this weekend in new-look conference

Notre Dame and Minnesota will face off in their first Big Ten series this weekend, but the two teams are far from unfamiliar with each other. The two teams have played at least once during the ... uscho.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

11/23/2017 8:53 AM

Team of the Week: Boston College

Let's put aside the fact that many want to hate on Boston College — that is typical sports fan human nature for any organization, team or program that has a lot of success over a relatively short span. In Boston College's case, four national titles... collegehockeynews.com

AHA: Three Things I Think - Atlantic Hockey, Nov. 22, 2017

Atlantic Hockey has a busy weekend ahead, with fourteen games over the next few days. Although a lot of that action will be between conference teams, several teams will also face non-conference opponents, including Arizona State, Connecticut, and... blog.collegehockeynews.com

Yale Hosts UNH Saturday

The last time the Bulldogs and Wildcats met was 11 years ago at Durham when the visitors had a new head coach. Saturday Yale hosts No.13 New Hampshire in an important 7 p.m. contest for both schools that airs live on the Ivy League Network. yalebulldogs.com

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11/22/2017 7:18 AM

Beavers face rare East Coast series at historic Princeton rink

The Bemidji State men’s hockey team will lace up its skates in one of college hockey’s storied cathedrals this week. The cozy confines of Hobey Baker Rink on the campus of Princeton University will play host to the Beavers as they take on the Tigers... bemidjipioneer.com

NCAA: Which college teams with early success are legit?

Cornell has been both very good and very lucky this season. (Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images) Difficult though it is to believe, we’re already a third of the way through the college schedule for everyone but the Ivy League teams. As such, now is the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

NCHC: Injury woes challenge UMD

Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin didn't want to use injuries as an excuse for his team's 3-2 loss Saturday, Nov. 18, to Miami in Oxford, Ohio. But the coach also couldn't ignore the maladies' effect on his lineup, which on Saturday was short a... inforum.com

Swaney, Anderson back in UMD lineup

DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth is getting two key offensive weapons back this week for Saturday, Nov. 25's nonconference game against Minnesota State-Mankato. Top-line wingers Joey Anderson and Nick Swaney are both good to go according to coach Scott Sandelin. bemidjipioneer.com

College Hockey Today, 11/21/2017 (audio)

Our latest podcast is done, so if you want to listen while making some Thanksgiving travels, here you go… Listen to “Unpredictability & All-Alumni Teams” on Spreaker. undhockey.areavoices.com

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21/2017 8:01 AM

Marty Sertich: From the backyard rink to the Hobey

After winning Mr. Hockey in 2001 as a member of his hometown Roseville Raiders, Sertich was awarded the Hobey Baker Award in 2006 when he led the nation in points (64) while playing for Colorado College. Sertich joined White Bear Lake’s Brian Bonin as... stateofhockey.com

WCHA: Mavericks slip, stay

Minnesota State slipped from fifth to No. 8 in the USCHO rankings following their series split at home to Bowling Green last weekend. In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, the Mavericks remained at No. 8. Here is the USCHO poll:USCHO.com... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

WCHA: Three things - Nov. 20, 2017

1. Fit to split, again Three of the four conference series this weekend were splits. League leaders Minnesota State and Bowling Green split once again (the teams have never swept one another in WCHA play) with the Mavericks winning 6-1 Friday and the... uscho.com

WHL: Roundup - Bellows leads Winterhawks to eighth straight win

Kieffer Bellows scored twice and added an assists as the Portland Winterhawks downed the Calgary Hitmen 7-3 on Wednesday for their eighth win in a row in Western Hockey League play. sportsnet.ca

Thursday, November 23, 2017

WHL: On the Central Swing - Away We Go

The Winterhawks have won their last seven games as of Tuesday, when they kicked off the Central Swing in Cranbrook. Their season record is 16-4-0-0. oregonlive.com

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

OHL: Bowman leaves Attack, Daniels called up

Goalie Zack Bowman has left the Owen Sound Attack for personal reasons. The overage goalie, played 15 games for the Attack this season, where he posted a 8-5-1 record with a 3.75 goals-against average and a .866 save percentage. owensoundsuntimes.com

11/22/2017 6:58 AM

USHL: Players of the Week - Week 7, 2017-18

The league announced the Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 7 of the 2017-18 season. Sioux Falls Stampede forward Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and a pair of Team USA teammates - defenseman K'Andre Miller and goaltender Jonathan Mor. ushl.com

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AHL: Strong starts bringing prospects into focus

While no NHL management team is willing to write off an AHL player early in the season, a prospect can grab attention while the season i... nhl.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

AHL: Ontario Reign Update - Back to Winning

The Reign appear to be starting to right the ship. After starting their season off with six consecutive losses, they went on a four-game point streak, dealt with several player recalls to the Kings, and finally got rookie goalie Cal Petersen his first... jewelsfromthecrown.com

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

NLA: Luca Hischier has reportedly signed with HC Davos

SC Bern's team manager confirmed Hischier's departure to the Berner Zeitung on Wednesday this week. His future destination might be known now swisshockeynews.ch

Thursday, November 23, 2017

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11/22/2017 7:23 AM

KHL: Matt Frattin banned for 2 games

In the 59th minute of Monday's match in Novosibirsk between Sibir and Barys Astana, visiting forward Matthew Frattin was given a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for spearing. The KHL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed the episode... en.khl.ru

11/22/2017 6:55 AM

Red Bull Auf Wiedersehen!

What can you say for a game of archenemies? Red Bull vs Zagreb is a match always worth watching, ever since 2009. and epic over time wins, 2010 and 2011 playoffs, epic games with record fast three goals in 16.500 people packed Arena Zagreb… Medvescak... khl.hr

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21/2017 7:23 AM

KHL: Tight at the top. November 11, 2017 round-up

The battle for supremacy in the Eastern Conference is shaping up to be a thriller, and after today’s games there’s nothing to choose between Ak Bars and Avangard. The two met in Kazan, Avangard claimed a shoot-out win, and both are on 60 points... en.khl.ru

Russian Women’s Hockey Update: November 20th, 2017

Highlights from one of this past week’s Women’s Hockey League games: a thriller between Agidel Ufa (in green) and Tornado Moscow Oblast! A fairly large update this week, as in addition to some exciting goings-on on the ice, there was some... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

MN H.S.: Anybody's game

Last season’s Class AA state tournament came down to two northern teams pitted against each other. The match up between Moorhead and Grand Rapids was the first time in 10 years that two northern powerhouses met in the finals - Roseau defeated Grand Rapids stateofhockey.com

Thursday, November 23, 2017

MN H.S.: A natural fit - Monsrud takes over reins for Lumberjacks

A new face is at the helm behind the Bemidji High school boys hockey bench, but it’s a familiar one. Eric Monsrud is taking over the head coaching position vacated by Wade Chiodo in April. Monsrud worked as Chiodo’s assistant for six seasons, and... bemidjipioneer.com

 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MN H.S.: GIRLS - Roseau rolls Jacks

ROSEAU -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team could not get much going offensively Tuesday night, falling 7-0 in its first road game of the season at Roseau. bemidjipioneer.com

ND H.S.: High school hockey season starts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Only two teams get to play for a state championship, but one only one gets to hoist the trophy. The Bismarck High School hockey team was part of the title party, but the trophy went to Grand Forks Central. kfyrtv.com

NJ H.S.: Ice Hockey - Defensemen to watch, 2017-18

The second of this series is a look at some of the top defensemen going into this season. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for our list of the some of the top goalies to watch this year. highschoolsports.nj.com

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21/2017 7:26 AM

NJ H.S.: Forwards to watch, 2017-18

With the 2017-18 season beginning this Saturday, NJ.com is highlighting some of the players that you should be keeping an eye on this season, by position. The first of this series begins with taking a look at some of the top forwards going into this... highschoolsports.nj.com

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