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Ryan McDonagh’s interesting place in Rangers’ fire sale

For headline purposes, the term “fire sale” works just fine as applied to MSG ownership’s commitment to transform the Rangers roster just as it transformed the building over the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Literally, however, with all dictionary... nypost.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 6:47 AM

Are there enough hockey fans to bring NHL to Seattle?

Are there enough hockey fans in the Puget Sound region to bring an NHL franchise to Seattle? My guess is yes, but it’s just that, a guess. A season-ticket drive for the Seattle Wannabees, to be launched March 1, will reveal numbers providing a more... thenewstribune.com

Jets end epic home stand with 4-3 loss to L.A.

The Winnipeg Jets certainly weren’t going to be a perfect 10 but would have gladly accepted a hard seven. Instead, the homebodies settled for six wins during their longest stretch ... winnipegfreepress.com

Point, Vasilevskiy lead Lightning to 4-2 win over Capitals

WASHINGTON -- Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night in a matchup between division leaders... espn.com

Butler enjoying another chance to play in NHL

Blues defenseman Chris Butler played in his 389th NHL game on Tuesday night, and his second in the past two seasons. He has now appeared in an NHL game in 10 seasons, and while the games seem to be more and more spread out, it just serves to make... stltoday.com

Maple Leafs' Andersen continuing to thrive with heavy workload

The more shots Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen receives, the better he plays - and it isn't even close. Andersen stopped all 40 shots he faced Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers, further improving his numbers this season when... thescore.com

Rangers’ fire sale begins with Nick Holden

If you’re scoring at home, the Rangers flipped a 2017 fourth-rounder for a 2018 third-rounder, 24-year-old defenseman Rob O’Gara and 135 games (plus 11 in the playoffs) from Nick Holden following a trade Tuesday that sent No. 55 to the Bruins... nypost.com

Travis Roy Inspires New Generation

On October 20, 1995, an 11 second shift by then-Boston University freshman forward Travis Roy stunned the sports world when Roy — after falling head first into the boards during his first shift for the reigning national champions — suffered a... collegehockeynews.com

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/20/2018 7:41 AM

Bigger, faster and stronger, but not better

Why are we not developing smarter players? Maybe it’s harder today to dominate the way Esposito, Orr, Howe, Lemieux, Gretzky and Richard did. After all, the opponents are big, fast and strong – and systematized to the gills to play team defense... stateofhockey.com

2/20/2018 6:55 AM

Ducks shut out division-leading Golden Knights

Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Getzlaf scored to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Vegas Golden Knights 2-0 in their Pacific Division showdown Monday night. Anaheim regained sole possession of third place in the division, two points ahead of Los Angeles... latimes.com

Flyers GM made Mrazek trade to reward players, make playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall pulled the trigger on a necessary trade Monday night.Related: Red Wings trade Mrazek to Flyers for conditional draft picksWith both Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth expected to be out weeks, Hextall... thescore.com

2/20/2018 7:00 AM

Islanders’ shutout streak ends abruptly in 5-3 loss to Wild

The Islanders made some surprising shutout history last week. They didn’t yield a goal on back-to-back days for the first time since the birth of the franchise, but the mystery was whether this team with the most shots and goals allowed in the NHL... newsday.com

Kings strike early, hold off Blackhawks 3-1

Just about every time the Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years. This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they... latimes.com

NHL roundup: Capitals top Sabres, regain division lead

John Carlson had a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin scored as the Washington Capitals defeated the host Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a Monday matinee. Carlson assisted on Ovechkin's goal that gave Washington a 1-0 lead, and then the defenseman scored... sports.yahoo.com

Canes getting yet another chance

The Carolina Hurricanes are tied with the New York Islanders for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Each team has 64 points, one more than the seventh place Columbus Blue Jackets. Carolina has 22 games remaining, one more than the... wralsportsfan.com

Johnson, Lindholm Out Indefinitely With Upper-Body Injuries

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--The Colorado Avalanche finished its contest against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday without defensemen Erik Johnson and Anton Lindholm as both rear guards suffered upper-body injuries in the contest. There is not a timetable on when... nhl.com

Marchand's winner maintains 2nd-ranked point-per-game pace

On a point-per-game basis, Brad Marchand is more productive than any player around the NHL not named Nikita Kucherov.The Boston Bruins winger scored the overtime game-winner in Calgary on Monday, giving him 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points... thescore.com

What we learned last week in the NHL: Racist taunts unite league

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: The response to the Devante Smith-Pelly incident was uniting The NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks promptly condemned an incident Saturday in which the Washington Capitals forward and former Ducks... latimes.com

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

2/19/2018 7:17 AM

Preview: Wild at Islanders

It took the New York Islanders only 24 hours to rewrite the narrative of their season. Now they have to hope 48 hours off didn’t undo the magic they conjured in a historic set of back-to-back games late last week. foxsports.com

Rookie goalie Lyon steps up for Flyers after Neuvirth goes down

An injury suffered by Michal Neuvirth during Sunday's game against the New York Rangers prompted Philadelphia head coach Dave Hakstoll to turn to rookie netminder Alex Lyon.The 25-year-old stopped 25 of 26 shots in two periods of play to earn the win... thescore.com

Wild ready to return to road for three-game trip

After completing its second-longest homestand of the season with six out of a possible 10 points, a showing that kept the Wild in the mix for a wild-card berth in the Western Conference, the team returns to the road for a three-game set in New York... startribune.com

Bracketology: Might we see Michigan go to Worcester, Minnesota Duluth to Bridgeport?

It’s time once again to do what we like to call Bracketology, college hockey style. It’s our weekly look at how I believe the NCAA tournament might look like come selection time, using what we know now uscho.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 7:39 AM

BIG10: Robson Earns Fourth Big Ten Weekly Honor

After backstopping the No. 8 Gopher Hockey program to a win and an overtime tie last weekend against No. 6 Ohio State, sophomore goaltender Mat Robson has been tabbed the Big Ten Second Star of the Week. gophersports.com

ECAC: Ignore the Results, Clarkson's Still a Contender

Winners of just one in their last 10 games, the Golden Knights seem to be falling at the worst possible time. Days from the end of the regular season. Weeks from Championship Saturday. Clarkson just can't catch a break. Most teams, after a 1-5-4... collegehockeynews.com

2/21/2018 7:41 AM

NCHC: Shepard chasing history, stabilizing Bulldogs in goal

Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin is running out of ways to praise his goaltender, sophomore Hunter Shepard. The Cohasset native has been consistent. He's confident. He's seeing the puck well. He's controlling rebounds. duluthnewstribune.com

Hockey East: Seney climbing Merrimack’s all-time scoring ranks

Brett Seney enters the final weekend of the regular season with 110 points (40 goals, 70 assists) in 133 career games at Merrimack. Currently, he ranks No. 18 all-time in program history in points scored. Seney is still in range of catching the... themackreport.com

NCHC: New Commit Huber Can Play LW, RW, C

UND picked up a commitment from Okotoks Oilers captain Carter Huber on Monday. I spoke with his coach, Tyler Deis, a former MSU-Mankato player, on Monday night to get a scouting report. “He’s a 200-foot player,” Deis said. “He... undhockey.areavoices.com

WCHA: McLain finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Bowling Green State University senior captain Mitch McLain is a top-10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. A WCHA Scholar-Athlete, McLain excels in the four notable areas for the award—Community, classroom, character and competition. brainerddispatch.com

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/20/2018 7:30 AM

Hockey East: River Hawk hockey in crisis

Let’s face it, UMass Lowell hockey has had it made for the last five years. Norm Bazin has taken us to the Hockey East tournament final the last five straight years, winning three of them. The only time we didn’t make the tournament final was in... umlconnector.com

Michigan Tech hockey coach sorry for postgame fracas

After Michigan Tech beat Arizona State, 5-3, at MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, a skirmish erupted on the ice — at which point, Shawhan began walking over to Arizona State’s coaches. Then, words were exchanged, and pushing and shoving ensued,... detroitnews.com

NCHC: UMD up two spots to No. 9

Back-to-back shutouts and a weekend NCHC sweep of Miami had Minnesota Duluth up two spots in the Division I men's hockey USCHO.com poll released Monday, from No. 11 to No. 9. duluthnewstribune.com

WCHA: Bitzer named goalie of the week

BEMIDJI -- Michael Bitzer won his 16th career Western Collegiate Hockey Association weekly award Monday when he was tabbed the league’s goaltender of the week after helping guide the Bemidji State men’s hockey team to a five-point weekend against Alaska. bemidjipioneer.com

WCHA: Mavericks now No. 4

Minnesota State moved up to No. 4 in the latest USCHO poll this week after winning its eighth and ninth games in a row. The Mavericks are also fourth in the all-important Pairwise Rankings, and College Hockey News crunched the numbers and determined... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

ECAC: Yale goes 1–1 in New York

Playing without head coach Keith Allain ’80 for the third consecutive week, the Yale men’s hockey team continued its hot streak on the road by garnering a crucial 4–3 victory over Colgate before falling to No. 3 Cornell in a hard-fought one-goal defeat. yaledailynews.com

WCHA: Streaking Mavericks have MacNaughton in sight

Minnesota State's Dallas Gerads (22) drives the net after passing by a defensive slide from Ferris State's Ryker Killins in the second period of Saturday's game played at the Verizon Center. The Mavericks are in first place of the WCHA after sweeping... mankatofreepress.com

AHA: Three Things I Think, Feb. 18, 2018

Well, here we are. It’s nearly the end of the Atlantic Hockey regular season, with just one more weekend to go before playoffs begin. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about this past weekend, because it was certainly... blog.collegehockeynews.com

WCHA: Badgers women cap season sweep of rival Minnesota

Between a Senior Day ceremony and receiving the hardware for winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season championship on Saturday, the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team wrapped up an unprecedented feat. host.madison.com

CHL: Clock ticking toward 2018 Memorial Cup

It's getting down to the short strokes as the local organizing committee prepares for the 100th Memorial Cup in Regina leaderpost.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

USHL: Stars Weekly

The Stars Weekly is a new weekly recap and preview of Stars news, games, and more. The Stars Weekly will bereleased every Monday during the 2017-18 se... - USHL Lincoln Stars oursportscentral.com

USHL: Waterloo Black Hawks Weekly Preview

Wrapping Up February in the WestThe Black Hawks\' remaining games this month are all against opponents from the USHL Western Conference. On the ro... - USHL Waterloo Black Hawks oursportscentral.com

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AJHL: UND Picks up Commit From Okotoks

UND received a commitment from Okotoks Oilers captain Carter Huber on Monday afternoon. Huber currently has 57 points in 53 games for dominant AJHL team, which is 46-6-2 on the season. undhockey.areavoices.com

2/20/2018 6:45 AM

USHL: Players of the Week - Week 20, 2017-18

The USHL announced the Players of the Week for Week 20 of the 2017-18 season. Des Moines forward Nicolas Werbik, Dubuque defenseman Josh Maniscalco and Youngstown goaltender Ivan Prosevetov all earned their first career USHL weekly honors ushl.com

WHL: Winterhawks Player of the Week - Reece Newkirk

Slim pickings this week as the Winterhawks only played one game, only scored two goals in a loss, and had no players with multiple points. So, with one goal, the Winterhawks Player of the Week for 2/12 through 2/18 is Reece Newkirk oregonlive.com

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

WHL: Giants rally stuns Winterhawks

Goalie David Tendeck made 47 saves and the Vancouver Giants scored three third-period goals on Wednesday to beat the Portland Winterhawks 4-2 in Western Hockey League action at Memorial Coliseum. portlandtribune.com

2/19/2018 7:27 AM

WHL: T-Birds run out of steam against Spokane

Playing their third game in three nights, the Thunderbirds gas tank was on empty Sunday night against Spokane. Seattle struggled to find energy against a red-hot Chiefs squad and that resulted in an early deficit that the team was unable to recover from. sports.mynorthwest.com

USHL: Stars Pick up Point in 4-3 Overtime Loss

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars (19-20-1-1) earned a point to finish the weekend during a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dubuque Fighting Saints (20-14-6-... - USHL Lincoln Stars oursportscentral.com

AHL: Fehr dealt to Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Eric Fehr from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round draft selecti... theahl.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AHL: Iowa Earns Gritty 2-1 Win against Texas

DES MOINES, IOWA - Iowa Wild (26-16-7-3; 62 points) defeated Texas Stars (27-19-5-2; 61 points) 2-1 Monday night in a tightly contested matchup in the... - AHL Iowa Wild oursportscentral.com

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

2/19/2018 6:40 AM

AHL: Iowa Falls to Texas 6-3

DES MOINES, IOWA - Iowa Wild (25-16-7-3; 60 points) dropped Sunday's matinee to Texas Stars (27-18-5-2; 61 points) 6-3 at Wells Fargo Arena. The loss ... - AHL Iowa Wild oursportscentral.com

AHL: Devils Top Amerks in Shootout

(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Americans (26-13-8-6) extended their point streak against the Binghamton Devils (15-27-6-3) to six games Sunday aftern... - AHL Rochester Americans oursportscentral.com

AHL: Hogs Outlast Rampage to Snap Skid

ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs scored four unanswered goals in 8:13 and held off a comeback from the San Antonio Rampage for a 4-3 victory at t... - AHL Rockford IceHogs oursportscentral.com

Pyeongchang: So they meet again - US, Canada again face off for women's hockey gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Here they are again at this familiar precipice, both motivated by history and tormented by it. The U.S. women's... duluthnewstribune.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pyeongchang: OAR pounds Norway 6-1 to reach Olympic semifinals

The gold-medal favourite in a tournament without NHL players, the pressure is on the Russian players from fans back home, with no Russian gold medals yet in Pyeongchang. They will play the Czech Republic in the semifinals on Friday after the Czechs... metronews.ca

Pyeongchang: Olympic Run Ends For Ludvig Hoff

The Olympics have ended for UND forward Ludvig Hoff. Hoff’s Norwegian team lost to the heavily favored Olympic Athletes from Russia early Wednesday morning 6-1. That came one day after Hoff and Norway upset Slovenia to advance to the... undhockey.areavoices.com

VHL: Wrapping up the Regular Season

While most of the attention, at this blog and elsewhere, is on the doings of the national teams at the Olympics, domestic hockey in Russia is still going on. The 2017-18 regular season of the VHL (Russia’s second-tier men’s pro league),... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/20/2018 11:58 PM

Pyeongchang: USA drills Slovakia, 5-1, to earn quarterfinal

The United States men's hockey team lives to fight another day at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Team USA took down Slovakia in their first do-or-die playoff game on Monday night, beating the Slovaks 5-1. It's the second time that the... cbssports.com

2/20/2018 6:50 AM

Pyeongchang: OAR Women's Update - February 19th, 2018

On Monday, for the first time ever, the Russian women’s national team played an Olympic hockey semi-final, with the powerhouse Canadian side as the opponent. These two teams have already met, of course, in the group stage at the 2018 Games, and... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

Pyeongchang: Praise for China, prospects in Korea

IIHF President Rene Fasel praised the work that China is doing within the KHL as it builds to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing – and hinted at the possibility of a Korean team joining the competition to consolidate the success of the on-going... en.khl.ru

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pyeongchang: Zack attack

Patrick Zackrisson scored the goal that took Sweden direct to the quarter-finals – and pushed Finland into the qualification round. The Sibir forward snapped a 1-1 tie midway through the third period in the battle of the Nordic neighbours, and rated... en.khl.ru

MN H.S.: Catching up with Mr. Hockey - Kyle Rau & Justin Kloos

Eden Prairie’s Kyle Rau and Lakeville South’s Justin Kloos are both currently playing in the Minnesota Wild organization. stateofhockey.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2/21/2018 7:23 AM

MN H.S.: Eagles swoop in to take section girls hockey glory

If there were any doubts as to the state of the girls’ hockey program at Eden Prairie (17-9-1) after losing to Wayzata, Minnetonka and Edina to close out the regular and Lake Conference schedule, those feelings quickly dispersed as the Eagles... hometownsource.com

MA H.S.: Hockey "Bracketology" is here for 2017-18

There is less than a week to go in the 2017-18 hockey regular season, so now is a good time to fire up our popular "hockey bracketology" feature. Each of the last seven years we published this spreadsheet in the days leading up to the tournament... bostonherald.com

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MA H.S.: Boys hockey "Super Eight" rankings (Feb. 19, 2018)

We will take a trip down memory lane, or at least back a couple of seasons into our weekly Super Eight archives, and give a little refresher on some stuff we’ve brought up here in the past in light of some new developments this season. bostonherald.com

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

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