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Fans, Boudreau let Wild have it in 'embarrassing' loss to Vancouver

A scoreless tie after one period became a 4-0 deficit when the Wild allowed four second-period goals. The result was the Wild's 10th loss in 13 games in March, but the team did clinch a playoff berth with LA's loss. startribune.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

3/26/2017 9:05 AM

Antti Raanta shines before handing keys back to Lundqvist

LOS ANGELES — This was tantamount to a Broadway understudy bringing down the house with a bravura performance in his final show before the star with the name above the title on the marquee resumed his starring role. This was Antti Raanta, superb in... nypost.com

3/26/2017 9:16 AM

Lose-lose for Leafs in Buffalo: Feschuk

Goalie Frederik Andersen exits early amid concussion fears in loss to Sabres. Auston Matthews matches Wendel Clark's rookie goal mark in defeat. Nazem Kadri hits 400-game mark. thestar.com

NHL Three Stars: Marchessault leads Panthers’ blowout of Chicago

No. 1 Star: Jonathan Marchessault, Florida Panthers Marchessault had a natural hat trick in the Panthers’ huge 7-0 blowout of the Chicago Blackhawks. He turned a 2-0 lead into a 5-0 lead, and now has 28 goals on the season. Jonathan Huberdeau had a... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Predators hand reeling Sharks 6th straight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators over the staggering San Jose Sharks 7-2 on Saturday night.Cody McLeod, P.K. Subban, and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for Nashville, which has won three... thescore.com

Couture transported to hospital after taking puck to face

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was taken to hospital Saturday after being struck in the mouth by a deflected shot from Brent Burns, CSN's Kevin Kurz confirmed.Couture appeared to have lost a tooth in the ordeal, but Sharks fans will be... thescore.com

Ducks' Brandon Montour quickly earns kudos from teammates

Often it’s the skating ability of Brandon Montour that gets their attention. Other times it’s the instinct to know when to join the rush and when to back off. Cam Fowler and Hampus Lindholm don’t seem old enough to reminisce, but they know a rising... latimes.com

Kings' playoff hopes all but dissolve with loss to Rangers

The Kings’ 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday night summed up their season in one flawed performance, perfect only in exemplifying why a team that supposedly has so much talent and heart is all but certain to be watching on TV when the... latimes.com

3/26/2017 9:04 AM

Las Vegas NHL team’s GM has the golden touch

But given how the expansion draft is formatted ... who spent nearly two decades as a player in the NHL. “He doesn’t lead the conversations. Our scouts that are out there on a nightly basis lead the conversations. That’s … m.lasvegassun.com

Rangers have mixed feelings about old Stanley Cup memories

LOS ANGELES — Three years later, 11 of the Rangers who suffered an agonizing five-game defeat to the Kings in the Stanley Cup final returned to the scene of the crime for Saturday’s meeting between the two clubs. Backup goaltender Henrik Lundqvist,... nypost.com

Sharks defend Micheal Haley sucker punch vs. Predators (video)

At 12:56 of the third period, Saturday night’s game ended for San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley, and rightfully so. He was controlling the puck along the boards when Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok ran him, driving Haley’s head into the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

L.A. Story (audio)

In this week's episode of Biscuits, the Vice Sports hockey podcast:- Dave and I try to fix the Kings, but can't, because they may not be fixable- The Rangers can't win at home- The Olympics debates drags on, and on, and on...- Fond memories of the... downgoesbrown.com

Rangers’ now-healthy defense presents interesting dilemma

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — This is shaping up as the most challenging decision of Alain Vigneault’s four-year tenure in New York, for now that the Rangers’ seven core defensemen are ready to go, the coach is going to be charged with sitting out one of them... nypost.com

Benn, Stars work faceoff play to perfection

You won't see a much better face off play than this one. #SJSvsDAL pic.twitter.com/xVFLzVOyA6— NHL (@NHL) March 25, 2017Now that's how you work a faceoff. Cody Eakin, Ales Hemsky, and Jamie Benn worked a beautiful tic-tac-toe off an offensive zone... thescore.com

Ducks down Jets 3-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks had the look of experienced, cold-blooded Stanley Cup contenders Friday night. The Winnipeg Jets, battered and depleted by multiple injuries on their blue-line, looked the part of an also ran, dropping a 3-1... winnipegfreepress.com

Significant injuries derail playoff hopes around NHL

There's plenty of knocking on wood this time of year around the NHL as teams hope to avoid injuries that could damage their playoff hopes. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Steven Stamkos for four months - and counting - and now Tyler Johnson. The Florida... us.rd.yahoo.com

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders' run to the playoffs. Halak, after spending time in the American Hockey League, won for the first time since December when John Tavares scored in the... us.rd.yahoo.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Women's national hockey team pay argument doesn't hold up

I hate writing this because I am a fan and proponent of women’s sports. Still, I cannot side with the players in their demands that USA Hockey pay them an annual salary of $68,000, plus child care, maternity leave and other benefits. philly.com

Kane, Crawford lift Blackhawks over Stars 3-2 in Shoot Out

The Blackhawks weren't at their best, but marquee players came through -again - to keep Western Conference-leading Chicago on a roll. Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 33rd goal in regulation and connected again in the shootout as the Blackhawks... us.rd.yahoo.com

Mike Smith nearly beheaded while allowing bizarre goal (video)

The net comes crashing down on Mike Smith.Mike Smith had just about the worst three-second span a goaltender could have. In one of the most bizarre plays of the season, Panthers forward Shawn Thornton poked in his second goal of the year while the... ca.sports.yahoo.com

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NCAA: Bulldogs heading to Frozen Four following 3-2 OT win over Boston University

FARGO, N.D. — It may have taken them an extra one minute and 57 seconds, but the Bulldogs are heading back to the NCAA Frozen Four. Sophomore... duluthnewstribune.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

3/26/2017 9:09 AM

NCAA: Huskies get caged by Denver

... out in the second period in the regional semifinals of the NCAAtournament against Denver, Saturday in Cincinnati. (AP photo) … miningjournal.net

AHA: Air Force Ascending Back to Top

A desperate flurry in the Harvard zone with time bleeding away just wasn’t enough.Air Force forward Matt Serratore’s shot fell harmlessly after being stopped by Harvard goaltender Merrick Madsen with 12 seconds left. It was the Falcons' last chance... collegehockeynews.com

BIG10: Josh Healey Signs with Calgary Flames

Ohio State senior defenseman Josh Healey has finalized a two-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames reports TSN’s Bob McKenzie: Josh Healey's 2-year ELC now done with CGY. Kicks in... sbncollegehockey.com

NCAA: BU's Fountain of Youth Runs Dry

Ever since June 24, 2016, Boston University has had a big bullseye on its back.That’s because that day, at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Terriers joined the University of Minnesota as the only programs in college hockey history to have four players... collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Northeast Regional Notebook

Mass.-Lowell has been the biggest thorn in Notre Dame’s side since the Fighting Irish joined Hockey East four years ago. In 13 games, Notre Dame has just two wins against the River Hawks (2-9-2). Included in that record … collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Season Ends as Gophers Lose 3-2 to Notre Dame

Minnesota blows two-goal lead to set up early NCAA exit Manchester, NH – Despite a successful regular season and a great start to their opening-round NCAA tournament game, the Minnesota Gophers (23-12-3) let it slip through their collective fingers... gopherpucklive.com

NCAA: The Seniors' Moment

It's Harvard. So things are always going to be different. The whole Ivy League thing just forces coach Ted Donato and his program to operate a bit differently than everyone else.In some cases, Harvard and the other Ivies are sure to remind everyone,... collegehockeynews.com

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3/25/2017 8:13 AM

NCAA: Terriers beat UND in double overtime thriller

"That's been the story of our season," UND senior captain Gage Ausmus said. "Kind of outplaying teams and deserving wins. It happens. There's nothing we can do about it now. I just hope for the guys coming back next year to put it together and play... grandforksherald.com

NCHC: MILLER - An unjust ending for the Fighting Hawks

The UND men's hockey team lost to Boston University 4-3 in double overtime in the NCAA tournament on Friday, and the Fighting Hawks took their fans through the most grueling of emotional roller coasters. grandforksherald.com

BIG10: How Penn State hockey roared

The Union College Dutchmen, who won a national championship in men’s hockey in 2014 and are pursuing another one this year, needed 16 seasons after moving to … dailygazette.com

NCAA: Miska's Turn to Be Hero

The Ohio State University was literally a wrist shot away from pulling off the biggest upset of the NCAA hockey tournament thus far.Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, but fortunately for Minnesota-Duluth, that wrist belonged to Bulldogs freshman... collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Preview - Gophers vs. Notre Dame

The Gophers enter the tournament with a 2-2-1 record in their past five games, including a double-overtime loss to Penn State last Friday in the … startribune.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

BIG10: The Gophers' path to the Frozen Four

The Gopher men’s hockey team is two wins away from the Frozen Four ... The Gophers will be joined by Notre Dame, Massachusetts-Lowell and Cornell University. When you’re a top seed, it’s easy to look ahead but … 1500espn.com

3/24/2017 6:42 AM

Hockey East: Beaten but never broken

LOWELL — Here they are again. After winning their third Hockey East championship in five years (making the title game all five of those years) … eagletribune.com

NCAA: preview - West Regional

No. 1 Minnesota Duluth vs. No. 4 Ohio State What: NCAA regional semifinal When: 5:30 p.m. Friday Where: Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. Records: Minnesota... duluthnewstribune.com

3/24/2017 6:41 AM

NCHC: Friday Morning Reading

FARGO — For the second straight year, UND will play in the very first NCAA tournament game. Last season, it dropped the puck on the tournament in Cincinnati against Northeastern. This year, it will kick things off in what promises to be a crazy... undhockey.areavoices.com

WCHA: Michigan Tech Hockey off to tourney

CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech's Hockey team is on their way to the NCAA Hockey Tournament. They're playing Denver Saturday in Cincinnatti. The last time Michigan Tech's hockey team hit the ice, they … uppermichiganssource.com

NCAA: Commentary - Keeping Providence Home Was Right Call

The NCAA tournament starts Friday.In case you haven't heard, Providence, a No. 4 seed, gets to play its NCAA tournament opener in its hometown. If the Friars defeat No. 1 seed Harvard, they get to play in Providence for the right to advance to a... collegehockeynews.com

NCAA: Midwest Regional Preview

Denver and Michigan Tech kick things off on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. ET ... This year, after putting the rest of the college hockey world on … collegehockeynews.com

WCHA: Chris Nell Signs with New York Rangers

Bowling Green junior goaltender Chris Nell has signed with the New York Rangers, forgoing his final year of eligibility. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Chris Nell.... sbncollegehockey.com

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CHL: Power Rankings - 10 players who could help their draft stock

With the CHL Playoffs underway, Sportsnet's major junior expert Sam Cosentino looks at 10 under-the-radar players who could improve their 2017 NHL draft stock with extra viewings. sportsnet.ca

Sunday, March 26, 2017

USHL: - Late Power Play Goal Sinks Saints

WATERLOO, Iowa - Tied for the large majority of action, it took until the final minute for the Waterloo Black Hawks to seal it. Shane Bowers, a prospe... - USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints oursportscentral.com

USHL: Gamblers Win Sixth Straight Game

The Gamblers defeated the Omaha Lancers 4-2 on Friday night at the Resch Center. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 32-21-2-2 on the season.Sco... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers oursportscentral.com

USHL: Star Struck

LINCOLN, NE - Goaltender Josef Korenar stopped all 18 shots as the Madison Capitols were shutout by the Lincoln Stars, 1-0, at the Ice Box on Saturday... - USHL Madison Capitols oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

USHL: Fighting Saints knock off Chicago

The Dubuque Fighting Saints took a step closer to a seventh straight USHL playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading … telegraphherald.com

USHL: Sioux City tops Waterloo, 6-3

SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City scored twice in each period as the Musketeers pulled away from the Waterloo Black Hawks to pull out a big 6-3 victory Friday in United States Hockey League action at the Tyson Events Center. … wcfcourier.com

USHL: Stampede Top Capitols in Shootout

Sioux Falls, SD-Less than week after falling in a shootout at Madison, the Stampede gave the Capitols a taste of their own medicine with a 3-2 shootou... - USHL Sioux Falls Stampede oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

3/24/2017 6:01 AM

USHL: Veteran defenseman Ryczek shining for Black Hawks

WATERLOO — Jake Ryczek sees himself as a hybrid-type defenseman — solid on defense, but also a player who packs an offensive punch from the blue line. If you ask him, he will say his favorite players are Duncan … wcfcourier.com

3/24/2017 6:13 AM

USHL: Alumni Collect NCAA Awards

USHL alumni were heavily represented throughout the country when college hockey announced end of season awards and national finalists. Listed below are the awards, players and the last USHL team they played for. ushl.com

USHL: Stampede Blast Bucs on Home Ice

Sioux Falls, SD-Josh Passolt scored twice while Khristian Acosta tallied a goal and three assists as the Herd powered past the Des Moines Buccaneers 5... - USHL Sioux Falls Stampede oursportscentral.com

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AHL: Gulls punch ticket to postseason

The San Diego Gulls became the second team to clinch a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs thanks to Stockton's 5-4 shootout loss at T... theahl.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

AHL: Glass optimistic on NHL future

After returning to Rockford after his first stint in the National Hockey League, netminder Jeff Glass is optimistic that he'll return t... theahl.com

ECHL: Americans Hold off Tulsa 4-3 on Military Night in Allen

Riley Gill won his 28th game of the year. Gill is tied for second most wins in the ECHL. In the early game, the Army defeated the Marines 14-9 in the first ever Military hockey game in Allen. The Americans wore specialty jerseys on … oursportscentral.com

AHL: A-Devils’ woes continue in shellacking by Providence

ALBANY — Unless Steve Sullivan and John Madden were donning them, the River Rats uniforms weren’t going to help the Albany Devils on Saturday night. In their second tribute of the season to their Times Union Center predecessors, the... blog.timesunion.com

AHL: Crunch Overwhelm Comets, 5-1

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After taking over the lead in the second period, the Syracuse Crunch went on to net three in the final frame to overwhelm the Utica C... - AHL Syracuse Crunch oursportscentral.com

AHL: Game Wolf Pack 4, Sound Tigers 3

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (39-24-2-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored three times in the third period, incl... - AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers oursportscentral.com

AHL: Jarry, Penguins Shut-Out Phantoms, 4-0

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins extended their lead atop the Atlantic Division and inched closer to a playoff berth by defeating t... - AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

AHL: A-Devils’ most proficient scorer returning to team

The New Jersey Devils announced Friday that right wing Nick Lappin has been reassigned to the Albany Devils. Lappin, 24, is Albany’s most proficient scorer in terms of points per game (0.83), having put up nine points and 11 assisss in 24... blog.timesunion.com

AHL: Gulls Fall 5-1 to Condors in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The San Diego Gulls (38-16-3-2, 81 pts.) saw its four-game win streak come to an end in a 5-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors (2... - AHL San Diego Gulls oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

ECHL: Royals Drop Third in a Row, 5-1 to Manchester

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals (loss, 36-24-2-276) of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, were defeated by the Manchester Monarchs (win, 33-20-7-477), 5-1, at Santander … oursportscentral.com

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U.S. women winning off ice with hockey pay fight in OT

Replacement invites for world championship rejected, while U.S. players gain support across sports world. thestar.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pyeongchang: This will all end in tears

In the Friday Grab Bag: - Debating the NHL's Olympics participation- Why the "teams should pick their playoff opponents" idea would never work- Celebrating the Avs/Wings rivalry with an obscure player pick- The week's three stars of comedy- The... downgoesbrown.com

NLA: EV Zug's Johan Morant fined CHF 900.-

The incident occurred during the game on March 21 against HC Davos. Footage of the incident can be watched here. As per league policy, the feigning of injuries, fouls or dangerous actions is deemed unfair and will not be tolerated in the game of hockey. swisshockeynews.ch

SHL player goes flying after delivering devastating hit (video)

Fabian Gunnarsson goes for a ride after hitting Leksands defender Alexander Ytterell. There’s plenty at stake in the Swedish Hockey League qualification series between Leksands and Mora. Leksands, who finished last in the SHL, are fighting to stay in... ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Blake McCaughey

UK: Nine-year-old boy facing heart surgery wins ice hockey award

A nine-year-old boy who is set for open heart surgery in London in May has been named Elite League player of the week. Blake McCaughey was credited with the Giants' third goal in their 5-3 home defeat by Sheffield Steelers after an extra goal was awarded. bbc.com

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MN H.S.: Minnesota State High School League announces new section assignments

Biggest surprise - Blake boys jump to Class AA after little recent success in Class A - Talented coach, renovated arena, and promising underclassmen part of consideration inforum.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

St. John Bosco hockey. (File Photo)

CA H.S.: Tomas Kapusta takes long route to St. John Bosco

In November 1989, Tomas Kapusta was sitting in a Toronto airport when he made his decision: He was not going back to the Czech Republic. Kapusta, who is the coach of the St. John Bosco hockey team, was a member of the Czech Republic national team and... presstelegram.com

 

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