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This season’s NHL boasts no dominant Hart Trophy candidate

So ESPN made a list of the 20 most dominant athletes of the last 20 years, and it was a little silly, to be honest. Mike Trout made it, and he’s played six seasons. Usain Bolt was 10th. Peyton Manning edged Tom Brady, 3rd to 20th. It had two car... thestar.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 7:34 AM

Henrik Lundqvist has scary collision in Rangers’ latest loss

It is almost impossible to comprehend. Henrik Lundqvist, whose 430 victories are the most in Rangers history and the eighth-most all-time, has won four games since Jan. 20, going 3-13-2 with a no-decision in 19 starts and one win in relief. “It hurts... nypost.com

Metropolitan Division madness gets contenders playoff-ready

The bruises on Travis Konecny's legs are marks of Metropolitan Division hockey. In the third period of a crucial late-season divisional game, the undersized Philadelphia Flyers forward got in the way of not one but two slap shots from Washington... wtol.com

Ranking the ten best Rocket Richard races

With less than three weeks left in the season, most of the attention is focused on the playoff races. And rightly so, as teams battle it out down to the wire to see who’ll earn a spot and how the matchups will sort out.But there are other races... downgoesbrown.com

Kings earn a point but lose to Jets in overtime

The career resurgence of Jack Campbell continues to be a great story. Unfortunately, on this night, the Kings couldn’t give it legs. They were exhausted and they knew it. And there was little hiding it Tuesday. They entered one of the NHL’s more... latimes.com

Meeting of the minds (audio)

In this week's episode of Biscuits, the Vice Sports hockey podcast:- The GMs gather for the annual meeting, and oh god that means we have to talk about interference again- Everyone's mad at Colin Campbell for saying goalies embellish even though he's... downgoesbrown.com

3/21/2018 7:16 AM

NWHL: League Names Leveille Top Goaltender

MINNEAPOLIS -- Golden Gopher alumna Amanda Leveille was named the NWHL Goaltender of the Year when the National Women’s Hockey League recognized its top players with the league's third annual NWHL Awards on Tuesday. gophersports.com

Sharks pummel Devils, extend playoff lead over Kings, Ducks

San Jose Sharks territory received a double dose of excitement Tuesday. First, news broke that Joe Thornton resumed skating last week. Then, the Sharks went out and extended their winning streak to a season high five games by stomping all over the... elkodaily.com

Stars' Seguin: 'The road trip from hell is over'

Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars can't wait to get home.The Stars fell 4-3 to the Washington Capitals Tuesday night, capping a disastrous six-game road trip during which they collected just two points.When asked how the team can bounce back from... thescore.com


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Craig's List: Bouchard rocketing up draft board

Swedish defenceman Rasmus Dahlin continues to be far and away the top prospect in the March edition of Craig’s List ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft, but London Knights captain Evan Bouchard has forced his way into the top five of our rankings and could... tsn.ca

Golden Knights can clinch a playoff berth this week

The Golden Knights could clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs as soon as Thursday. Wins today against the Vancouver Canucks and Thursday at San Jose, coupled with a loss by the Dallas Stars today, would officially put Vegas in the postseason... lasvegassun.com

Jets have 10 games to answer 10 pressing questions

And down the stretch they come. The Winnipeg Jets find themselves in foreign territory these days, on the verge of locking up just their second playoff appearance in seven seasons since ...... winnipegfreepress.com

Kings win in Minnesota with wild comeback

The main issue for Jeff Carter upon his return from injury was how long it would take to get his timing back. He was sidelined for four months because of a leg laceration, and no amount of practice could make up for NHL pace. Nearly a month back into... latimes.com

3/20/2018 6:39 AM

Missed Opportunity For Wild in 4-3 Overtime Loss To Los Angeles

I hope everyone had a safe St. Patrick’s Day, whether it was with a bar crawl or simply a nice quiet night at home. For myself and my partner in crime we went to a local school trivia fundraiser. Boring? Competitors create their own 8-person... thesportsdaily.com

3/20/2018 6:24 AM

Ryan Donato shines in his NHL debut

Having skated between games and practices as an added bonus of growing up the son of a Bruins player, Ryan Donato has scored dozens of “goals” on TD Garden — or rather, Fleet Center — ice. While playing college hockey locally at Harvard, Donato had... boston.com

Streaking Blue Jackets peaking at right time

The Columbus Blue Jackets picked the perfect time to get hot.Notching their eighth straight victory Monday, the streaking Blue Jackets moved up to 85 points on the season following a come from behind win over the Boston Bruins.Forward Cam Atkinson... thescore.com

Another challenge awaits Lightning against Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. -- On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning were reminded that a short-handed team is still nothing to be taken lightly when they were soundly defeated 3-0 by the injury-depleted Boston Bruins. They face much the same challenge on Tuesday... cbssports.com

Bruins' Rick Nash day to day with upper-body injury

Add another name to the Boston Bruins' injury ward.Forward Rick Nash is listed as day to day with an upper-body injury and will not play in Monday's contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets.It's just the latest ailment for the Bruins,... thescore.com

Maurice has full confidence in Little

At first glance, it seems like a pretty major fall from grace. Bryan Little, not long removed from being the No. 1 centre on the Winnipeg Jets and fresh off signing ... winnipegfreepress.com

Predators set franchise record with 15-game point streak

The Nashville Predators have been excellent all season, but down the stretch, they've been white-hot.With a 4-0 shutout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, the Predators established a franchise record by recording at least one point... thescore.com

Weekend wrap: The beginning of the end

The NHL regular season is a long story. It lasts six months, and there are stretches where it feels like we’ve settled into a status quo. Things happen, many of them important, even if we don’t always recognize them at the time. Every... downgoesbrown.com

What we learned from the Ducks' 4-2 win over New Jersey

The Ducks scored a third consecutive victory with a 4-2 defeat of the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. The Devils' roster is comprised of five former Ducks skaters, and three of them scored points (Patrick Maroon, Kyle Palmieri and Sami Vatanen), but the... latimes.com


Monday, March 19, 2018

DeBrincat records 3rd hat trick of the year (video)

Alex DeBrincat is providing some light in an otherwise dark season for the Chicago Blackhawks. The rookie forward snapped a 13-game goalless skid in style Sunday night, recording his third hat trick of the season to break the franchise record for hat... thescore.com

3/19/2018 7:47 AM

For first time since 2015, Blues play without Tarasenko

The Blues were forced to do something Sunday they hadn’t done since 2015 — play a game without Vladimir Tarasenko. The team’s star forward was a pregame scratch against the Chicago Blackhawks because of an upper-body injury suffered in the first... stltoday.com

Jets down Stars 4-2

When Patrik Laine see Stars in his eyes, look out. The Winnipeg Jets extraordinary young winger terrorizes the Dallas Stars like no other NHL squad he faces. In four games against ...... winnipegfreepress.com

Lightning clinch playoff spot after missing out a year ago

The Stanley Cup Playoffs will include the Tampa Bay Lightning this time around.After beating the Edmonton Oilers in regulation Sunday evening, the Lightning officially clinched a spot thanks to a New Jersey Devils regulation loss in Anaheim later in... thescore.com

Mavericks heading to Sioux Falls hockey regional (video)

MANKATO — Zeb Knutson called it the best-case scenario, and most of the people at Pub 500 on Sunday morning agreed. “A lot of guys on the team wanted this,” the Minnesota State men’s hockey senior said after the Mavericks found out they would be... mankatofreepress.com

Bishop out at least 2 weeks with lower-body injury

The Dallas Stars will be without Ben Bishop for the foreseeable future.The goaltender was injured upon making a big glove save during Sunday's eventual loss to Winnipeg and was forced to make an early exit.Following the game, the team announced his... thescore.com

Ducks deliver crushing 4-2 defeat of the Devils

There weren’t any fights this time, but there were skirmishes aplenty, an official needed to separate the squads after seemingly every other whistle as the contest wore on. These were two desperate teams on the playoff bubble scratching and clawing... latimes.com

Topping Predators tall task for Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres ended one long streak against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. It will be a whole other task when the Nashville Predators visit on Monday. The Sabres (23-36-12) snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Blackhawks... cbssports.com

Don Lucia steps down as men's hockey coach after 19 seasons

Lucia played his high school hockey in Minnesota with Grand Rapids, but went to college at Notre Dame and graduated in 1981. From there he went on to coach at Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Anchorage, Colorado College to Minnesota. mndaily.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 6:54 AM

Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia to step down

A coaching run which began in 1999 and saw it all from back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2002 and 2003 to missed NCAA tournaments in five of the last 10 years, ended on Lucia’s terms, he said at a press conference Tuesday, March 20. duluthnewstribune.com

Don Lucia steps down as Gopher men's hockey head coach

His 457 wins are the most in program history, an average of more than 24 wins per season over his tenure at Minnesota. Since taking over as head coach in 1999, Lucia’s teams have raised 14 championship banners. His Gophers teams claimed eight... stateofhockey.com

Five men who could be the Gophers' next hockey coach

With Don Lucia officially out after 19 seasons as the head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team, rumors are swirling about who will replace him. Here are five of the probably eight or so men to get serious consideration: twincities.com

3/21/2018 7:17 AM

Longtime Minnesota hockey coach Don Lucia steps down

University of Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle and hockey coach Don Lucia announced Tuesday that Lucia will step down, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain... btn.com

Lucia out as Gophers coach

Prior to this season, his teams won six straight conference regular-season titles, four in the Big Ten and two in the WCHA. The Gophers went 19-17-2 this season and missed out on the national tournament by .0001 points after the outcomes of six... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

3/21/2018 7:08 AM

Lucia Stepping Down at Minnesota After 19 Years

Minnesota just finished a 19-17-2 season, in which it finished fifth in the Big Ten. The Gophers appeared to still be in position to make the NCAAs, until a wild day this past Saturday where six out of six games went against them, leaving them .0001... collegehockeynews.com

Lucia steps down

The big question is who will follow Lucia to try to resurrect a program that formerly was considered one of the best — if not the best — men’s hockey programs in the United States. Among the expected candidates will be Gophers assistants Mike... minnesotahockeymag.com

Who replaces Lucia? Here are some options

Perhaps the highest-profile job in college hockey, the Gophers men's hockey job will be attractive for many. Here's a list of more than a dozen potential candidates. startribune.com

BIG10: 98.4 Percent (audio)

Chris Eckes of GopherPuckLive and Giles Ferrell of Giles and the Goalie fame join Nate Wells and Drew Cove to look back on the Gopher hockey season after their improbable end to the year. zonecoverage.com

ECAC: Crimson's Merrick Madsen Signs With NHL's Arizona Coyotes

Tri-captain goaltender Merrick Madsen of the Harvard men’s hockey team has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes organization of the National Hockey League, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The senior is the... thecrimson.com

3/21/2018 7:16 AM

Notebook: 2018 NCAA men’s hockey championship set for puck drop

The 2018 NCAA men’s hockey championship is set to begin this weekend, with regional play kicking off Friday and continuing into Sunday at various locations across the country. The four teams that make it out of each respective region will then travel... dailycollegian.com

Tournament primer: NCAA Hockey Northeast Regional at DCU Center

The NCAA men’s Division 1 hockey tournament returns for the 15th time to the DCU Center this weekend. Since 1993, there have been 48 NCAA Tournament games played at the DCU Center, more than any other arena, and there will be three more this weekend... telegram.com

WCHA: Shawhan leads Michigan Tech to title

What a way to cap a debut campaign in a new role. In his first season as a head coach in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after a multi-year apprenticeship as an assistant, Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan has guided the Michigan Tech... saultthisweek.com


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

3/20/2018 7:32 AM

Heading Into NCAA Tourney, SCSU Not Taking 1 Seed For Granted

ST. CLOUD, Minn. The NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament starts Friday and the team to beat is St. Cloud State. The Huskies are the No. 1 overall seed for the first time in school history. “Ahh, it means nothing, to me,” coach Bob Motzko said. minnesota.cbslocal.com

How the West is feeling

ICYMI, you can read my story about Minnesota State finding out its NCAA tournament fate on Sunday morning in my Free Press story here.What about the other teams going to Sioux Falls? Here are their reactions:SCSU receives No. 1 overall seed for NCAA... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

Huskies prepare to face Notre Dame in first round of NCAA

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Michigan Tech hockey prepares to play in the first round of the NCAA tournament this week. The Huskies brought home the WCHA Championship Saturday night, March 17. "That experience is the stuff you dream of as a kid of... uppermichiganssource.com

NCHC: UND - Who could leave early?

In the past few years, there’s been a trend of NHL teams looking to sign juniors. That’s because if those players return to school for their final year of eligibility, they have the option of becoming a free agent on Aug. 15 following their senior season. undhockey.areavoices.com

Wolverines three keys to the game: Northeastern

If Michigan has learned one thing from playing in the Big Ten, arguably the nation’s best conference, it’s that success — no matter how unexpected — that only has so many rewards. michigandaily.com

NCAA: Bracket Selection - A Look Inside This Year's Process ...

Every year, there are still a handful of people I hear from that are convinced the NCAA Men's Ice Committee can make, or has made, some last-minute re-arranging of the selections. No amount of explaining the 100 percent objective, deterministic... collegehockeynews.com

NCHC: Look back at the WMU hockey season

The Western Michigan University hockey team concluded its season after losing back-to-back games in a best of three series to the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC Quarterfinals on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. westernherald.com

Women’s College Hockey Dazzles Even in Olympic Year

In February, Boston College women’s hockey head coach Katie King-Crowley watched Team USA, led by five Eagles King-Crowley has coached, win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. usahockey.com


Monday, March 19, 2018

3/19/2018 7:41 AM

NCAA: Tourney primer

SCSU, UMD and MSU are NCAA Tournament boundThe post NCAA Tourney primer appeared first on Minnesota Hockey Magazine. minnesotahockeymag.com

2018 NCAA Tournament: First Look

After a crazy Saturday that saw Boston College, North Dakota and Minnesota all get eliminated, we finally have our field for the NCAA tournament. The four Regionals will lead us to the Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn., April 5 and 7. collegehockeynews.com

3/19/2018 7:26 AM

Nothing comes easily for women's hockey's latest dynasty

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Duluth was the sport’s first dynasty in the NCAA era, taking home the first three national titles sanctioned by the NCAA. Wisconsin and Minnesota had runs where they won four titles in six and five years, respectively, clearly... uscho.com

UMD endures rollercoaster ride to NCAA tourney

Minnesota Duluth senior wing Blake Young called Saturday night’s bus ride from St. Paul to Duluth the longest of his life. The Bulldogs had just lost to North Dakota, leaving their NCAA tournament fate in the hands of others, and, initially, UMD... duluthnewstribune.com

NAHL: Knights forward Morrissey makes NCAA commitment

One of the longest-tenured Knights is heading off to college. Michael Morrissey, a 20-year old forward and veteran of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hockey program since its second season, announced his decision to play NCAA Division III hockey for Colby... nahl.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 7:32 AM

QMJHL: 2018 Playoff Preview - Round 1

The QMJHL season has come to an end and the playoff matchups are set. There will be no shortage of drama and great games ahead, so we get you prepared for all the action with a Round 1 preview sportsnet.ca

WHL: Winterhawks Player of the Week - Cody Glass

A no-brainer. He had 3 goals and 2 assists Friday, ending his chase for 100 points pretty quickly. So with 3 goals and 4 assists, the Winterhawks Player of the Week for 3/12 through 3/18 is oregonlive.com


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

3/20/2018 6:32 AM

MHL: To the Last Eight in the top Russian Junior League

A week or so ago we looked at the then-impending first round of the playoffs in the MHL — Russia’s top-tier men’s junior league. Well, that round is now complete, as the series were all best-of-five, and we have the pairings for the... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

3/20/2018 6:28 AM

USHL: Players of the Week - Week 24, 2017-18

The USHL announced the Players of the Week for Week 24 of the 2017-18 season. Team USA forward Jake Wise, Waterloo Black Hawks defenseman Ben Finkelstein and Youngstown Phantoms goaltender Wouter Peeters all earned weekly honors. ushl.com

WHL: March Madness

College basketball isn't the only sport where things get crazy in March. This month also marks the final push to the playoffs in the Western Hockey League, where the regular season ended with a bang last night. In a tight race with the Portland... kuklaskorner.com

WHL: Riley McKay leads Spokane over Portland in shootout

PORTLAND, Ore. – Riley McKay scored once in regulation, then added the shootout winner as the Spokane Chiefs rallied to beat the Portland Winterhawks 5-4 on Sunday, the final day of the Western Hockey League’s regular season. sportsnet.ca

3/20/2018 6:28 AM

WHL: Thunderbirds vs. Silvertips - By the numbers

It came down to the final weekend of the regular season, but the defending WHL-champion Seattle Thunderbirds finally know that their opponent in the first-round of the playoffs will be the Western Conference’s number one seed, the Everett Silvertips. sports.mynorthwest.com


Monday, March 19, 2018

WHL: Riley McKay leads Spokane over Portland in shootout

PORTLAND, Ore. – Riley McKay scored once in regulation, then added the shootout winner as the Spokane Chiefs rallied to beat the Portland Winterhawks 5-4 on Sunday, the final day of the Western Hockey League’s regular season. sportsnet.ca

USHL: Flying High

PLYMOUTH, MI - The Madison Capitols broke their three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Central Illinois Flying Aces at Grossinger Motors Are... - USHL Madison Capitols oursportscentral.com

USHL: Musketeers Fight to a 4-3 Victory in Omaha

OMAHA, NE - The Musketeers made the short trip down to Omaha to take on the Lancers in a Sunday afternoon matchup and managed to skate to a 4-3 shoot... - USHL Sioux City Musketeers oursportscentral.com

AHL: Beck embracing versatile role with Wild

When Colton Beck arrives at the rink each day, he always checks the team’s electronic bulletin b... theahl.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AHL: Tynan, Wolves Graze by Monsters in OT

CLEVELAND - Center T.J. Tynan netted the game-winning goal 1:05 into overtime to give the Chicago Wolves a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Monsters on ... - AHL Chicago Wolves oursportscentral.com


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Monday, March 19, 2018

AHL: McLain Signs ATO with the Iowa Wild of the AHL

Bowling Green senior and 2017-18 team captain Mitch McLain has signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). A native of Baxter, Minn., McLain turns pro after completing four seasons at Bowling... 13abc.com

AHL: Wolf Pack Takes Down Rochester 6-4

Hartford, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack picked up their third win in a row Sunday evening, taking down the Rochester Americans, 6-4, at the XL Center.... - AHL Hartford Wolf Pack oursportscentral.com

Swiss lead again - SC Bern on top of attendance study

Swiss giant SC Bern leads the European attendance study for the 17th consecutive year with an average of 16,371 fans in the regular season. iihf.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

KHL: Refereeing Department clarifies disputed Ak Bars goals

In response to much heated debate over two controversial episodes from Tuesday's match in Magnitogorsk - Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between Metallurg and Ak Bars Kazan - the KHL Refereeing Department has issued the following... en.khl.ru

KHL: Refereeing Department on Loko-SKA and Salavat-Traktor

In response to further requests for clarification, the KHL Refereeing Department has released the video evidence to dispel confusion over two more controversial episodes, one from Tuesday's match in Yaroslavl, Game 4 of the Western Conference... en.khl.ru

NLA: Will Sean Simpson succeed Craig Woodcroft in Geneva?

As the Tribune de Genève reports, Genève-Servette HC is supposedly not keeping Craig Woodcroft as a coach. The newspaper suggests that Sean Simpson is "more than" a potential candidate for the National League team. swisshockeynews.ch


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Monday, March 19, 2018

3/19/2018 7:35 AM

Pyeongchang: From Duke

Later this spring, Randi Griffin will sit down with faculty from Duke’s Evolutionary Anthropology Department and defend her dissertation on computational analyses of primate skulls. today.duke.edu

MN H.S.: Jefferson’s senior captain nominated for prestigious honor

Since 2013, the top senior defenseman in Minnesota high school hockey has received the Reed Larson Award. The honor doesn’t go to simply the best player on the ice at the position but to someone who is a more well-rounded person that is a strong... hometownsource.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MN H.S.: 2018 Minnesota AP All-State boys hockey team

The 2018 Associated Press All-State team for Minnesota boys hockey, as voted on by statewide media. The AP all-state team is in partnership with the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association and the State of Hockey, the Minnesota Wild-backed booster... postbulletin.com

3/20/2018 7:04 AM

VT H.S.: Woodstock Boys Hockey Makes State Championship Summit

Burlington — Woodstock High’s Steven Townley had to feel as if he was wearing two sets of equipment during the first half of Monday’s VPA Division II boys hockey final. That’s how tightly Lyndon Institute was shadowing the senior star, who entered... vnews.com


Monday, March 19, 2018

3/19/2018 7:28 AM

MA H.S.: BC High claims title on Maverick Woods’ goal in OT

BOSTON — All season long, coach John Flaherty of the BC High Eagles said that his team had no quit in them. Faced with yet another late deficit, BC High scored in the final minute to tie, and then 1:30 into overtime, coming back to defeat Pope... bostonherald.com

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