Crosby responds to 'ridiculous' report of rift with Lemieux (video)

Sidney Crosby addressed reports that he and Mario Lemieux have had a falling out, calling it ridiculous and saying he feels stupid even commenting on it.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wild sluggish for stretches in loss to Canucks

Even after allowing a late first-period goal that tied the score, the Wild were in fine shape Wednesday night, a chance to build on the NHL's best home record easily within reach.

Bad defence: Jets are undoing last season's hard work

WASHINGTON — Jets Nation, do you know where the panic button is? Don’t bang it yet, but it might be a good idea to at least know where it is. The 10-10-2 Jets have clearly lost their way in the most important element of their success and...

Ducks come out flat and lose again to the Coyotes, 4-2

Ducks come out flat and lose again to the Coyotes, 4-2

Antoine Vermette has been around long enough to know scoring droughts happen from time to time. That only makes them a little easier to endure. Vermette scored his first goal of the season in the second period and ended Anaheim’s comeback bid with an...

Malkin scores in OT to lift Penguins over Blues 4-3

All is right with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby. Crosby broke out with two goals and Evgeni Malkin scored 1:03 into overtime to lift the Penguins over the St. Louis Blues 4-3 just hours after a report surfaced that there was a rift...

Nail Yakupov injured in bizarre incident with linesman (video)

Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers hasn’t scored a goal since Oct. 18, and had one point in his last 10 games heading into Wednesday night’s contest at the Carolina Hurricanes. So things were going pretty poorly for Yakupov. And then a linesman...

NHL Three Stars: Vatrano steals win; crazy Roy move almost works

No. 1 Star: Frank Vatrano, Boston Bruins The Bruins forward opened the scoring against the Detroit Red Wings with a goal and closed it out with a tip shot followed by a memorable celebration. In between, Detroit dominated, but Vatrano led the Bruins...

Senators hold on to beat Avalanche 5-3

Shane Prince had two goals and an assist for his first NHL points, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 Wednesday night

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Improving Jets shot count a matter of keeping things simple

It’s a simple game, this hockey: the more pucks you get to the net, the more pucks are likely to go into the net. And the more pucks that go into the net, well, like former Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel used to say, the more joy there is...

Jamie Benn continues MVP caliber season, extends scoring lead

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn won't stop putting the puck in the net.Benn buried his NHL leading 15th and 16th goals of the season Tuesday, highlighted by a beautiful shorthanded breakaway tally.The Stars ultimately fell to the Ottawa Senators by a...


Kings' backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth is ready when called upon

This is/was life as Jonathan Quick's backup: You practice … a lot You sit on the bench … a lot. After 21 games, backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth of the Kings has appeared in five games, made four starts and Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cocaine testing in NHL by end of season: Report

NHL drug testing “should” include a test for cocaine by the end of the season, according to a report by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Lavoie broke the news on Twitter, but said that there was “nothing [finalized] yet” between the NHL and the NHL Players’...

Brad Marchand hits home run, scores goal vs. Maple Leafs (video)

Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is generously listed at 5 foot 9, a stature that comes in handy when he’s trying to swat a puck out of the air while keeping his stick under the crossbar. Like, for example, the shorthanded goal he scored against...

Brouwer, Fabbri score in 3rd as Blues rally past Sabres 2-1

On a night of odd bounces and missed chances, Robby Fabbri fittingly didn't see his game-winner cross the goal line. Fabbri's third-period shot changed direction three times before slipping past Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark in the St. Louis...

Ducks stay positive despite woes

Ducks stay positive despite woes

After a 5-0 loss at Tampa Bay on Saturday, the Ducks remained positive as they begin a stretch of six of seven games at home with a matchup with Calgary on Tuesday. Ryan Getzlaf said there was "no point in yelling at other people" or dwelling on the...

Kings withstand late flurry in 3-1 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — In this case, games on consecutive days may have been the ideal cure for the Kings.Look at it this way: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had only a day to ponder being pulled after 40 minutes. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty could regroup...

Road-weary Avs manage to fend off Jets 4-1

Despite Winnipeg being the final stop on a gruelling seven-game road trip, the Colorado Avalanche proved they still had some left in the tank, enough to squeeze out a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre Monday night. Cody McLeod broke a...

Wild's Zach Parise misses practice, doubtful all week

Zach Parise won't return to the Wild's lineup anytime soon, declared doubtful to play in the team's three home games this week, not entirely surprising given that it was less than three weeks ago that he sprained a ligament in his right knee.

NCAA: Notes - World Travelers

This weekend marks the first time regular-season NCAA games will be played overseas as Belfast, Northern Ireland, plays host to the Friendship Four tournament featuring Brown, Colgate, UMass Lowell and Northeastern.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

BIG10: Reacting to the Proposed conference Legislation

As reported by College Hockey News on Tuesday, the Big Ten has proposed legislation to the NCAA that would lower the age limit on incoming hockey recruits from 21 to 20 years old, or two years after a player’s expected high school graduation...

BIG10: Three Things I Think, Nov. 25

The Big Ten finished an okay weekend in non-conference play. But it’s what happened off the ice that is tremendous not only for Big Ten hockey, but for college hockey as a whole. The conference proposed a legislation to the NCAA that would...

NCAA: Thanksgiving weekend picks, Nov. 25-29, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What are we thankful for? Overtime games and ties, apparently. There were plenty of those last week in a league that seems to filled with parity but not necessarily a lot of goals. Perhaps that will change this weekend...

NCHC: Wednesday update

Quick update here before I have to catch my flight to Michigan. All three goaltenders are fully participating in practice and will travel to Michigan. UND coach Brad Berry has not announced a starting goalie for Friday night yet, so … Continue...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NCAA: Agism in college hockey?

College Hockey News had an fascinating story on Tuesday, discovering a controversial proposal being floated (somewhat secretly) by Big Ten schools to lower the age limit for incoming players. From the story.The legislation calls for lowering the age...

NCAA: CHN Team of the Week - Cornell

NCAA: CHN Team of the Week - Cornell

No team can be successful in the long-term without operating as a cohesive unit. Stars can carry teams far, but there needs to be an understanding from top to bottom that everyone needs to contribute and lean on each other in order for a team’s...

NCAA: Three Things I Think 11/24, 2015

As each week moves along, we learn more about all the teams in the conference. Over the weekend, RPI continued its seven game unbeaten streak, Quinnipiac remained undefeated and SLU made inroads and proved that maybe they belong in the conversation...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ECAC: In college hockey’s top 20, RPI stands 21st

RPI, which extended its unbeaten streak to seven (5-0-2) Friday night with a 3-2 non-conference victory at Bentley, is now the first team among “others receiving votes” in this week’s U.S. College Hockey online poll. The Engineers...

NCAA: Division I Men's Poll

November 23, 2015 Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll 1 Providence (36) 8- 0-3 983 1 2 Boston College ( 9) 10- 1-0 936 2 3 Quinnipiac ( 5) 11- 0-2 901 3 4 Massachusetts-Lowell 9- 1-3 816 5 5 North Dakota 10- 2-2 795 4 6 Nebraska-Omaha 9-...

NCHC: Is loss to SCSU a concern for Fighting Hawks?

UND lost 6-1 to St. Cloud State on Saturday night – the team’s most lopsided loss since the 2008 Frozen Four. How concerning is it? When you break down the game, it’s probably not anything to panic about. It’s hard …...

AHL: Interview - Ryan Huska – Head Coach, Stockton Heat (video):

Ryan Huska is in the midst of his second season behind a bench in pro hockey. The long time WHL coach left his post with the Kelowna Rockets following the 2013-14 season to join the Calgary Flames organization as the head coach of their AHL...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

USHL: Gamblers Back in First Place After Win

The Green Bay Gamblers defeated the Dubuque Fighting Saints 3-0 on Wednesday night at the Resch Center. With the win, the Gamblers reclaim the top spo... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers

WHL: Wheat Kings cut deals with Cougars, Broncos

Rockets beat Thunderbirds, head for Victoria and weekend set.       D Dallas Ehrhardt (Brandon, Moose Jaw, Prince George, 2009-13) has signed for the rest of this season with Dijon (France, Ligue Magnus). He was pointless in one game...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

USHL: Three Recognized for 2016 NHL Draft

BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Three players with roots to the Bloomington Thunder have been named by the National Hockey League as Players to Watch under th... - USHL Bloomington Thunder

WHL: Looking at league attendance, through Sunday

Hitmen win in P.A., run win streak to six.       F Ned Lukacevic (Spokane, Swift Current, 2001-06) has been released by the Coventry Blaze (England, UK Elite). He had 13 points, four of them goals, in 21 games. . . . F Justin Kirsch...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

QMJHL: Screaming Eagles top line dazzles

QMJHL: Screaming Eagles top line dazzles

Dubois finished the weekend with a goal and seven assists and was named the league’s second star. Julien Gauthier may be the best draft prospect in the Q, but the Cape Breton playmaker isn’t far behind.

USHL: Huska Named CCM Goaltender of the Week

USHL: Huska Named CCM Goaltender of the Week

Today the USHL announced goaltender Adam Huska has been named CCM USHL Goaltender of the Week.Despite losing his first game in his last four start... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers

WHL: Cougars embrace mental health awareness

Major midget team has big day planned for Friday. Trevor Sprague has reached the conclusion that coaching today is a lot more than X’s and O’s. “I feel like a counsellor some days,” he says. He’s not about to run from the challenge; in fact, he’s...

AHL: Comets Hammer Phantoms 7-1

UTICA, N.Y - The Utica Comets scored in bunches on Wednesday night and gave their fans thanks, the night before Thanksgiving, when they defeated the L... - AHL Utica Comets

Thursday, November 26, 2015

AHL: Rampage Fall to Rockford in Overtime 3-2

ROCKFORD, IL - The San Antonio Rampage (9-3-6-0) fell to the Rockford IceHogs (11-4-1-2) 3-2 in overtime in front of 3,606 at the BMO Harris Bank Cent... - AHL San Antonio Rampage

AHL: Coleman scores twice as Devils beat Bridgeport, 3-1

Rookie Blake Coleman scored twice and Yann Danis made 18 saves Wednesday night as the Albany Devils defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-1 in front of 2,121 at Times Union Center. Both of Coleman’s goals were set up by Paul Thompson, who has...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AHL: Rampage Stumble at Milwaukee 6-3

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 24, 2015) - The San Antonio Rampage (9-3-5-0) fell to the Milwaukee Admirals (12-4-1-0) 6-3 in front of 2,515 at the BMO Harris Bradle... - AHL San Antonio Rampage

ECHL: From second tier minor league to NHL

ECHL: From second tier minor league to NHL

TORONTO – A year ago Byron Froese was riding the bus in the third-tier ECHL miles away from the first-class hotels and chartered flights offered by the NHL lifestyle.

AHL: Ads Get 10th Straight Win

Milwaukee, WI--Viktor Arvidsson scored a pair of power-play goals to help the Milwaukee Admirals to set a new franchise record with their 10th straigh... - AHL Milwaukee Admirals

AHL: Condors Stumble against the Stars

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (7-8-0-1, .469) saw their three-game home winning streak come to a close as they fell to the Texas Stars... - AHL Bakersfield Condors

AHL: minor league announces suspension

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Bakersfield Condors left wing Braden Christoffer has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of his actions in a game at Manitoba on Nov....

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AHL: Admirals Go for 10 in a Row Tuesday Night

Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Admirals will attempt to set a new franchise record with their 10th consecutive win when they host to the San Antonio Ra... - AHL Milwaukee Admirals

AHL: Life much easier for the Jets with Moose here

THE advantage of having your American Hockey League affiliate across the hall instead of across the country came into sharp focus Sunday for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets moved their AHL affiliate from St. John's, N.L., to Winnipeg for this season and...

AHL: Wedgewood back at practice, but Devils won’t rush him

TROY — Goaltender Scott Wedgewood participated on a full practice Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle a few days before the Oct. 10 start to the regular season, but the Albany Devils won’t rush him back into the lineup. One...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SHL: Weekly Wrap

t is starting to become a two way race at the top in the standings between the country’s two most consistent regular season teams, Skellefteå AIK and Frölunda

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MN H.S.: 12 prep skaters on NHL Draft watch list

Blaine's Riley Tufte projected to go first round

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MN H.S.: hockey notebook – Class A boys

MN H.S.: hockey notebook – Class A boys

By Tim Kolehmainen Richfield hockey disbands The ranks of programs offering high school boys’ hockey in Minnesota shrunk by one, as Richfield was forced to drop its program this winter. The Spartans had hoped to field a team despite low...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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