As losses pile up, trade options are few for struggling Wild

Stressed-out-looking GM Chuck Fletcher said 13 times in an eight-minute interview that the current cast of Wild players must start playing "the right way."

Monday, February 8, 2016

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice: 'It's not rec hockey'

The offence has been tougher to come by for Burmistrov, who is back in the NHL after spending the past two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League. Burmistrov is up to five goals and 11 points in 50 games, but has …

Andrighetto's SO goal lifts Canadiens over Hurricanes 2-1

Ben Scrivens made big saves all weekend, helping the Montreal Canadiens to a weekend sweep. Scrivens finished with 34 saves and stopped all five Carolina players in the shootout, lifting the Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday...

Big Week For The Wings

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, They need to start racking up points at home and they have a good opportunity this week with four games. Here are five things to watch this week: 1. Looking to cool off Panthers The Red Wings face Atlantic Division-leading...


Capitals' win brings Holtby closer to record-breaking season

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one step closer to breaking an NHL record.Related: VIDEO: Capitals' Holtby extends to make miraculous skate saveSunday's 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers marks his 33rd win of the season...

David Perron's unique stick-to-itiveness works for Ducks

The most dynamic new Ducks player speaks softly and carries a short stick. David Perron's voice stems from his French-Canadian roots. He's altered his stick for years, a sizable portion sawed off even though he's listed at 6 feet and has to bend...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fletcher talks about state of the Wild (yesterday)

Fletcher spoke with the two beat writers, team broadcasters and this morning in St. Louis for about eight minutes regarding the state of the team, his attempt to make a trade and the future of coach Mike Yeo.

Jets' Byfuglien makes faces at camera mid-play (video)

Dustin Byfuglien is so over scrumming in the corner. On Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets rover took time to express his discontent with the battle happening in the corner with members of the Colorado Avalanche ... while in the midst of battling in the...

Anisimov has goal, 3 assists; Blackhawks beat Stars 5-1

Anisimov has goal, 3 assists; Blackhawks beat Stars 5-1

Artem Anisimov is the least-heralded player on his own line. Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin took a backseat to Anisimov on Saturday night, though. The Chicago center had a short-handed goal and three assists, and the Western Conference-leading...

Arvidsson scores twice and Predators beat Sharks 6-2

Nashville's forwards have taken plenty of criticism for not producing this season. Recent call-up Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists and the Predators rolled to a 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks. ''(When) we got...

Blues are in line for a game at Busch

The Blues’ first appearance is expected to come in a year when the NHL is using its premier events to showcase several of the expansion clubs celebrating anniversaries. The Los Angeles Kings, one of those six clubs …

Columnist slams Blackhawks fans’ national anthem tradition

Chicago Blackhawks fans have a tradition for the playing of our national anthem: They cheer. They holler. They applaud. Their volume at home games can drown out the words and music. It’s all rather inspiring. Terry Frei, venerable columnist for the...

Letang, Crosby lead Penguins' comeback win against Panthers

The Pittsburgh Penguins' star players came through for a comeback win. Kris Letang had two goals and an assist, including the winning score on a power play in overtime, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lift the Penguins over the...

Wings: Devolution

Devolution is a process of decline. Something that has gone from great to good, good to bad. When devolution occurs, things have gone in a negative direction.  We're not here for a vocabulary lesson. We're here to watch the Detroit Red...

Your Morning Player Movement Talk

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - While the San Jose Sharks went into Saturday with a 7-1-2 record in their last 10, that hasn’t stopped GM Doug Wilson from trying to make a change or two with his roster in an effort for a long...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 preview

Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 preview

FOX Sports North is headed to Duluth for the 10th edition of Hockey Day Minnesota, where a pair of exciting high school matchups kick things off Saturday. Duluth Denfeld and Eveleth-Gilbert are set to hit the ice …

Canadiens should start having the ‘tank’ conversation

The Montreal Canadiens — with an injured Carey Price and a shocking inability to score goals — have crumbled to such a degree that GM Marc Bergevin would be a fool to do anything other than lay the groundwork for a bounce back next year.

Ducks still look perfect in 5-2 victory over Coyotes

Ducks still look perfect in 5-2 victory over Coyotes

All those missed passes from the Ducks' dark days earlier this season are gone. The poor chemistry from October seems like seasons ago. They have been clicking for weeks, and that cohesiveness was on display again Friday. Third-period goals by Corey...

Important Games Ahead for Wings

from Brendan Savage of Mlive, The popular line inside the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room Friday was that every one of the remaining 31 games on the schedule are as important as the rest with teams jockeying to secure playoff positions. But at the...

Plummeting Jets blown away by Hurricanes

A players-only meeting sparked some life into the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. Down 4-0 to the Carolina Hurricanes after just 10:04 of the NHL game at the MTS Centre, the Jets players shut the door and had some frank words amongst themselves. So...

Red-hot Crosby goes shelf on Lightning (video)

Reports of Sidney Crosby's demise were greatly exaggerated.The Pittsburgh Penguins captain kept his torrid scoring streak alive Friday night, burying a pass from Chris Kunitz to cut into the Tampa Bay Lightning's lead in the second period.Crosby...

What sparked the Jets against Carolina? A players-only meeting

A players-only meeting sparked some life into the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. Down 4-0 to the Carolina Hurricanes after just 10:04 of the NHL game at the MTS Centre, the Jets players shut the door and had some frank words amongst themselves. So...

NCAA: Beanpot final, Boston College await BU Terriers

BU (16-7-4, 9-4-3 Hockey East) will seek its second consecutive Beanpot title, and 31st overall in program history, while the Eagles will look for their first since 2014. Either BU or BC (19-4-4, 11-1-4 Hockey East) has …

Monday, February 8, 2016

BIG10: Hardware, streaks and standings — oh my!

It was an interesting weekend in Big Ten hockey for many reasons, not the least of which is that there’s still a deadlock for first place Monday morning. 1. The Spartans capture the Iron D. To be frank, the outcome of Friday’s game between Michigan ...

BIG10: This Week in the conference, 2.8.2016

BIG10: This Week in the conference, 2.8.2016

[SEVEN // news from the ice] A handful of Big Ten hockey standouts were honored this past week. It was announced this past Monday that Michigan forward Tyler Motte, who led the nation with 18 points and 10 goals …

NCAA: Previewing BC - What to Expect in the Beanpot Final

NCAA: Previewing BC - What to Expect in the Beanpot Final

Bragging rights will be on the line when Boston College men’s hockey (19-4-4, 11-1-4 Hockey East) takes on its fiercest rival, Boston University (16-7-4, 9-4-3), in the championship game of the Beanpot tournament on …

WCHA: Three things from the weekend, Feb. 7, 2016

1. Crowded at the top With Minnesota State and Bowling Green splitting in a matchup between the top two teams in the conference and Michigan Tech sweeping its series against Lake Superior State, just two points separate the Mavericks from the Falcons...

AHA: Three things from the weekend, Feb. 7, 2016

Bookends The first and last place teams recorded sweeps this past weekend in Atlantic Hockey play. Robert Morris swept Sacred Heart by identical scores of 2-1, while Niagara took all four points from American International, 2-0 and 4-3.The rest (with...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

BIG10: Michigan Responds to Split with Michigan State

Michigan bounced back from an overtime loss to Michigan State on Friday at Joe Louis Arena, taking a 4-1 decision from the Spartans in East Lansing behind two goals from senior forward Justin Selman. "We knew we had to get a better start," Michigan...

ECAC: Harvard loses game, ground to rival Yale

New Hampshire 3, UMass-Lowell 2 — Trailing by three with 10 minutes to go, the No. 8 River Hawks (17-6-5, 10-4-4) mounted a furious rally but fell one goal shy as the Wildcats (10-14-4, 4-8-4) pulled off the Hockey East upset at the Tsongas Center.

ECAC: Union skates to 3-3 tie with St. Lawrence

SCHENECTADY – The Union College Dutchmen continued a season-long knack of finding themselves in overtime Saturday as the team skated to a 3-3 tie with St. Lawrence at Messa Rink. The overtime game was Union’s 12th of the season, most...

Hockey East: Ellis stops 32 as Providence edges Maine

Friday night's game between Providence and Mainewas scoreless into overtime before Providence won it. In Saturday's rematch, the offenses showed up as both teams lit the lamp twice in the opening frame.Providence added one in the second and another...

Hockey East: Tirone turns back UML

Hockey East: Tirone turns back UML

"You have to play sixty minutes," said Bazin. "This time of year, there are no easy points in Hockey East. I don't think our guys took anything for granted, I liked the effort. (When) you almost out shoot someone two and a half to one,...

NCHC: Kuraly's goal, assist, key Miami rally over St. Cloud

For the second night in a row, Miami (11-13-3, 6-10-2-2) came out of the gates with a fast and furious brand of brand of hockey, only to be daggered by a St. Cloud State (23-6-1, 13-4-1-1) goal in the final minutes of the first period. Unlike Friday,...

WCHA: Roundup - Bowling Green Stays in First-Place Hunt

Bowling Green missed out on a chance to overtake Minnesota State for first place when it lost Friday night, but Saturday, the Falcons bounced back for a 3-1 win, inching back within two points of the lead. Bowling Green kept pace with Michigan Tech,...

ECAC: Anas scores two as Quinnipiac trumps Colgate 6-3

The Quinnipiac Bobcats took a deciding 6-3 victory against the Colgate Raiders to further increase their lead atop the ECAC.Special teams was the deciding factor in the game, as the Quinnipiac's fourth-ranked power play in the nation got to work. The...

ECAC: Clarkson’s third-period blitz freaks out RPI

By Matt Graves TROY — Clarkson scored four times in the third period Saturday night en route to a 4-2 ECAC hockey victory over RPI to spoil the 39th edition of the Big Red Freakout at Houston Field House. Ben Dalpe, Kelly Summers, Terrance...

ECAC: Roundup - Clarkson Rallies to Stay Unbeaten in 7

Defenseman Terrance Amorosa scored his third game-winning goal in the last four games to help rally Clarkson for a 4-2 win over Rensselaer on Saturday. It finished the second straight weekend sweep for the Golden Knights, this one coming on the road...

Hockey East: Roundup - Notre Dame Stays Hot

Notre Dame held off a late Vermont charge and won 3-1 on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse to sweep the weekend series. The Fighting Irish improved to 16-5-7 (11-2-2 HEA) and moved into a tie for first place in the league. Notre Dame goalie Cal...

NCHC: Minnesota-Duluth upends CC hockey late

NCHC: Minnesota-Duluth upends CC hockey late

No changes to the Colorado College lines with senior defenseman Michael King replacing sophomore blue-liner Duggie Lagone as the warm-up skater. No significant injuries from Friday’s game to report for the Tigers. Minnesota-Duluth shuffled...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

ECAC: St. Lawrence knocks off No. 14 RPI, 3-0

By Matt Graves TROY — Senior Tommy Thompson scored twice in a span of less than three minutes in the third period Friday night to spark St. Lawrence to a 3-0 ECAC Hockey victory over 14th-ranked RPI at Houston Field House. Jacob Pritchard...

BIG10: Gophers Take conference Lead w/ 4-1 Win Over Penn State

The Gopher Hockey program scored three unanswered goals and put up a season-high 43 shots on goal to claim sole possession of first place in the Big Ten behind a 4-1 win over Penn State. Minnesota (14-12-0 overall, 9-2-0-0 Big Ten) picked up two-point ...

ECAC: Union drops 4-1 decision to Clarkson

SCHENECTADY – A pair of goals 50 seconds apart that began late in the first period and continued in the opening moments of the second carried Clarkson to a 4-1 win over Union Friday night at Messa Rink. Union opened the game by getting the...

Hockey East: Ep. 133 — Previewing Merrimack-UConn (audio)

In this VIP Podcast, TMR editor Mike McMahon breaks down the matchup between Merrimack and UConn on Saturday night. This article is paid content! To access, you can pay The Mack Report with CoinTent. To use CoinTent, you must enable javascript.

OHL: Roundup - Knights top Sting on Tkachuk hat trick

Matthew Tkachuk had a hat trick to lead the London Knights past the Sarnia Sting 4-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Monday, February 8, 2016

WHL: Silvertips lose captain to broken hand

Terriers' Pettinger continues to make progress. During an all-encompassing conversation with Tom Renney, Hockey Canada’s president and chief executive officer, he touched on a lot of things. Renney was in Kamloops late last week, taking part in the...

USHL: Buccaneers lose to Stampede

The defending Clark Cup Champion Sioux Falls Stampede got goals in every period and were able to keep the Buccaneers off the board even strength all n... - USHL Des Moines Buccaneers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

USHL: Gamblers Fall in a Shootout

The Fargo Force defeated the Green Bay Gamblers 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Resch Center. With the loss, the Gamblers fall to 23-12-3-2... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

WHL: Renney had opportunity to join Leafs

Hurricanes back atop WHL's overall standings.       D Michal Šiška (Kamloops, 2008-09) has been released at his request by Nové Zámky (Slovakia, 1. Liga). He had 11 assists in 37 games. . . . D Brett Carson (Moose Jaw, Calgary,...

USHL: Buccaneers win 6-3

The Des Moines Buccaneers erupted for five goals in the first period and used that momentum to keep the Waterloo Black Hawks at bay and come away with... - USHL Des Moines Buccaneers

USHL: Chicago Shuts Out Sioux City 3-0

SIOUX CITY, IOWA - John Lethemon stopped 47 shots in net, and the Steel scored three secondperiod goals as Chicago (17-18-3-3, 40 points) defeated t... - USHL Chicago Steel

USHL: Saints Score at Will, Power Through Lancers

DUBUQUE, Iowa - A third-period hat trick by Dallas Gerads pulled the Dubuque Fighting Saints away from the close-trailing Omaha Lancers on Friday nigh... - USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints

AHL: Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban suffers fractured larynx in warmup incident

The goaltenders was brought by the Bruins to a Boston hospital for treatment and observation

Monday, February 8, 2016

AHL: Coyotes Assign Downie to Springfield

Springfield, MA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Steve Downie to the Springfield F... - AHL Springfield Falcons

AHL: Rampage Recall Cody Corbett

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Rampage announced today that defenseman Cody Corbett has been recalled from the team\'s ECHL affiliate, the Fort Wayne K... - AHL San Antonio Rampage

ECHL: league Today - February 7, 2016

Elmira Jackals (23-21-1) at Manchester Monarchs (29-13-5) 1 p.m. ET - Elmira's Jacob MacDonald is tied for the league lead with three shorthanded goals. - Maxim Kitsyn leads Manchester against the Jackals with four goals. - Jackals are tied for second …

Sunday, February 7, 2016

AHL: Sharks reflect on time with Sommer

AHL: Sharks reflect on time with Sommer

By Paul Gackle | AHL On The Beat Archive Chris Tierney needed a refresher on why he loves playing hockey after he struggled through the first three months of the 2015-16 season. On Jan. (more...) More......

ECHL: Rush lose shootout in Evansville

The Rapid City Rush couldn’t snap their current losing streak in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Evansville IceMen at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday night. Evansville started the scoring in what turned out to be defensive struggle as...

AHL: Devils blank Hartford in front of near-record crowd

ALBANY — Yann Danis made 21 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as the Albany Devils blanked the Hartford Wolf Pack in front of 8,124, third-largest attendance for a home game in the team’s six years at Times Union Center. The only...

AHL: Gulls Soar Past Admirals, 4-1

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Gulls scored three goals in a 2:35 stretch of the second period, building a 3-0 lead before holding on for a 4-1 victory ove... - AHL San Diego Gulls

ECHL: Jackals and Monarchs Meet in Sunday Matinee

Elmira continues its six-game road slate with a Sunday matinee affair in Manchester to finish a two-game weekend series against the Monarchs. Last night Manchester celebrated its Pink in the Rink night with a 4-2 victory over the Jackals. Allan...

ECHL: Royals Win Big in Wheeling, 6-0

Wheeling, WV - The Reading Royals (win, 22-18-4-351) of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, defeated the Wheeling Nailers (win, 20-20-2-345), affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL, 6-0, at WesBanco...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

ECHL: Adirondack Thunder fall 3-2 to Norfolk

GLENS FALLS >> The Adirondack Thunder would have been okay if the rest of the game went like the first two minutes. A pair goals 35 seconds apart by Ryan Lomberg and Jeff Silengo gave the Thunder a 2-0 lead just …

ECHL: Today - Feb. 6, 2016

• Bretton Cameron leads Greenville against the Solar Bears with 10 points (3g-7a). • Orlando’s T.J. Foster is tied for fifth among rookies with 34 points (16g-18a). • Swamp Rabbits are 14-5-6 in one-goal games. • Solar Bears are third with nine ...

AHL: Gulls Cool off Heat, 4-2

SAN DIEGO - Shane O'Brien's third period goal turned out to be the game winner as the San Diego Gulls skated past the Stockton Heat 4-2 on Friday nigh... - AHL San Diego Gulls

AHL: Pair of long-standing records soon to fall

Two of the longest-standing records in the American Hockey League are both on the verge of falling, maybe as soon as tonight. (more...) More... (

AHL: Status quo not working for Amerks

AHL: Status quo not working for Amerks

Through 45 games, the Amerks are 21-21-2-1 and sit 13th in the AHL's 15-team Eastern Conference. That near-the-bottom ranking is not exactly cause for alarm anymore, however. Not when fair-to-mostly-middling has …

ECHL: Florida

ECHL: Florida's Craig Brush Inducted into league Hall of Fame

ESTERO, FL. - Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush (pictured middle) was officially inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame on Friday afternoon during a luncheon presented by BFL CANADA, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in …

ECHL: Royals Acquire Forward Nikita Kashirsky

ECHL: Royals Acquire Forward Nikita Kashirsky

Kashirsky, 31, a seventh year pro from Moscow, Russia, has recorded twenty-one points (6g-15a) and sixteen penalty minutes in thirty-six total ECHL games this season with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the …

ECHL: Shawn Bates Signs league Contract with Atlanta

Former Merrimack forward Shawn Bates has signed a standard professional contract with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL. This will be Bates’ first stint in the ECHL after producing at nearly a point-per-game pace in the SPHL the past two...

Karpat going for trophy - Northern city of Oulu, Finland a great talent producer

Karpat, Finnish plural for “ermine”, also called stoat, or short-tailed weasel, or even Bonaparte weasel, is a northern weasel species that lives in the northern hemisphere.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

UK: Joey Martin treble inspires Cardiff Devils at Coventry Blaze

Joey Martin fired a hat-trick as Cardiff Devils maintained their stranglehold at the top of the Elite League table with a 5-2 win at Coventry Blaze. Centre Martin cancelled out Tomas Kurka's first-period opener for the Blaze, who then opened up a...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

NJ H.S.: Brawl breaks out at Howell hockey game

Parents allegedly attacked referees Sunday after a volatile hockey game at Howell Ice World, where teams from Manalapan and Howell competed Sunday morning.

Monday, February 8, 2016

IA H.S.: Oak Leafs edge Warriors in OT again, 2-1

DES MOINES -- A second straight overtime loss to the Des Moines Oak Leafs Sunday wrapped up a tough Midwest High School Hockey League weekend for the Waterloo Warriors. Waterloo grabbed a 1-0 first-period lead on Noah Roach's power play goal …

Sunday, February 7, 2016

MN H.S.: Results from Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ranked teams in action yesterday: Bemidji, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Blaine, Breck, Eden Prairie, Greenway, Lakeville North, Mahtomedi, Minnetonka, St. Cloud Cathedral, Stillwater, Wayzata.

MN H.S.: Thunderhawks knock off No. 2 Holy Family

Alex Adams scored two of his three goals in a three-goal third period as Grand Rapids downed Holy Family Catholic 5-3 in a high school boys hockey game played outdoors Saturday at Grussendorf Park in Grand Rapids. The No. 13-ranked Thunderhawks fell...

IA H.S.: Warriors fall to Oak Leafs in OT, 3-2

DES MOINES — Waterloo went toe-to-toe with the Des Moines Oak Leafs Saturday before falling 3-2 in overtime in a Midwest High School Hockey League game. Each team scored in the first and third periods, but Des Moines (14-7-2-0) got away with the …

Saturday, February 6, 2016

MN H.S.: East Side and Roseau Tie, Warroad is Shut Out

Roseau paying a visit to East Grand Forks. The Rams jump out to a 2-0 lead, but East Side ties it at two in the final seconds. These two skate to a 2-2 tie in overtime. Warroad looking for the upset of 9th-ranked Bemidji …

MN H.S.: Hockey Day full of history

MN H.S.: Hockey Day full of history

From a frigid day on Baudette Bay to rain melting ice in Hermantown to a developing blizzard in Grand Rapids, weather often has played a role...

MN H.S.: Minnesota Mr. Hockey Finalists Announced

MN H.S.: Minnesota Mr. Hockey Finalists Announced

Blaine's Riley Tufte, a projected first round NHL Draft pick, is considered the heavy, heavy favorite for the award. There was some speculation that Eden Prairie junior forward Casey Mittelstadt might be eligible for the …

MN H.S.: Northland trio up for awards

The Minnesota Minute Men unveiled their Mr. Hockey and Frank Brimsek Award finalists on Friday, and the Northland is well-represented. Among the 10 finalists for the 32nd annual Mr. Hockey Award, given each season to the state’s “outstanding senior...

MN H.S.: Weather shouldn

MN H.S.: Weather shouldn't be a factor

When Duluth's local organizing committee learned its bid to host Hockey Day Minnesota was successful, the event initially was scheduled for Jan....

IA H.S.: Prep Blues skate past Warriors, 3-2

WATERLOO -- Quad City built a two-goal lead and held off Waterloo 3-2 Friday night in a Midwest High School Hockey League contest at Young Arena. The Blues (11-10-0-2) scored just 2 minutes, 12 seconds into the game, then nursed that lead into the …

WI H.S.: Fondy shocks Appleton

With just three seconds remaining, Caylen Dyni scored the game-winning goal for the Fond du Lac boys hockey team in a 2-1 win over top-seeded Appleton in a Badgerland Conference tournament game on Friday night …

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