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02/19/2018 04:46 AM Olympians who could be headed to NHL While current NHL players aren't competing in PyeongChang, some future NHL players are. That includes prospects and former NHL players looking for another shot.
02/19/2018 06:43 AM Sweden has the likely No. 1 NHL Draft pick, but they're barely playing him Rasmus Dahlin is very likely to hear his name called first at the 2018 NHL Draft. Rasmus Dahlin has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. The 17-year-old is the overwhelming favorite to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NHL Draft.
02/19/2018 05:10 AM NHL: Oliers win on another McDavid hat trick Connor McDavid had his third hat trick of the season, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the hosting Colorado Avalanche 4-2 Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. McDavid now has 11 goals in the last nine games and two hat tricks. His first two goals tied it up, and his last one was into an empty net at
02/19/2018 04:46 AM Olympians who could be headed to NHL after PyeongChang For most of the former National Hockey League players who are currently representing their respective nations in PyeongChang, another chance to play for a Stanley Cup is likely not in the cards. There are several, however, who will be using the spotlight at the Olympics not as a last hurrah of sorts
02/19/2018 04:35 AM Tracking NHL power-play success KILLER PENALTIES NHL teams are scoring nearly 20 percent of the time on the power play this season, the highest success rate in 27 seasons. 1989-90: 20.77 1990-91: 19.44 1991-92: 19.24 1992-93: 19.57 1993-94: 18.64 1994-95: 17.73 1995-96: 17.93 1996-97: 16.27 1997-98: 15.08 1998-99: 15.81 1999-00: 16.15
02/19/2018 04:15 AM Blackhawks look to go on a run starting with Kings The Chicago Blackhawks finally have put their eight-game losing streak in the rearview mirror. Now, with their dim postseason chances hanging in the balance, the Blackhawks would like to start a winning streak when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night at the United Center. Chicago (25-26
02/19/2018 04:04 AM NHL roundup: Leafs nip Wings in last minute Auston Matthews scored with 30.2 seconds remaining to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 road victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The game was seemingly headed to overtime before Matthews' 27th goal. William Nylander won a draw in the Red Wings' zone, and seconds later, skated in
02/19/2018 04:00 AM The Buzzer: Auston Matthews’ late-game heroics; Pens move into top spot in Metropolitan Elsewhere, Taylor Hall picked up a point in an 18th consecutive game.
02/19/2018 03:06 AM Skinner: At the end of the day the games are decided by scoring goals Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner says while his team has created numerous chances and shots on goal over the past three games, they've only got one point to show for it.
02/19/2018 03:06 AM Extra man really is an advantage in NHL this season After pausing to ponder the question, Wild winger Zach Parise was dumbfounded, as was coach Bruce Boudreau. “I can't tell you why,” Parise said. “I don't have an answer,” Boudreau said. The pair was stumped when asked why they thought teams in the NHL this season were converting power plays at
02/19/2018 03:02 AM Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out. In his hands was something also absent at this year'
02/19/2018 02:48 AM Capitals try to cut inconsistencies versus Sabres After one of their worst -- and most surprising -- losses of the season, the Washington Capitals will have a good chance at ending their road trip on a high note Monday when they take on the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Capitals (33-18-8) were stunned Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks
02/19/2018 02:45 AM Red Wings fall to Leafs on late goal by Auston Matthews DETROIT - Petr Mrazek hasn't drawn much, if any, interest in the trade market, not last summer and not in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 26 deadline. But he is playing much better over the past month. Mrazek gave the Detroit Red Wings a chance to win Sunday, making 31 saves. But Auston Matthews
02/19/2018 02:36 AM Zeros are wild as Islanders host Minnesota It took the New York Islanders only 24 hours to rewrite the narrative of their season. The Islanders will look to maintain their sudden stinginess Monday afternoon, when they host the Minnesota Wild in a Presidents Day matinee at Barclays Center. The Islanders, who are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes
02/19/2018 02:16 AM Hall scores late in OT to lift Devils past Hurricanes, 3-2 RALEIGH, N.C. -- Taylor Hall has had the hottest stick in the NHL for the past month, but on Sunday his streak almost came to an end. Then came overtime. Hall came through with the winning goal with 22 seconds left in the extra period, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes
02/19/2018 01:55 AM Flames prepare for another matchup with Bruins For the second time in less than a week, Dougie Hamilton will suit up for the Calgary Flames against the team that selected him 11th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. After Calgary fell 5-2 in Boston on Tuesday, Hamilton and the Flames (31-21-8) hope to bounce back against the Bruins (35-13-8) with a better
02/19/2018 01:54 AM NHL suspends Devils' Wood 2 games for hit on Namestnikov NEW YORK — New Jersey forward Miles Wood has been suspended for two games by the NHL for a blindside hit on Tampa Bay forward Vladislav Namestnikov. The league's department of player safety issued its ruling Sunday, a day after the Devils' 4-3 win at the Lightning. Wood was near the middle of
02/19/2018 01:51 AM Connor McDavid has hat trick, Oilers top Avs 4-2 Connor McDavid had his third hat trick of the season and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. McDavid has 11 goals in the last nine games and two hat tricks. His first two goals tied it, and the third was into an empty net with 1:26 left. He
02/19/2018 12:45 AM Taylor Hall extends point streak with OT goal in Devils' win vs. Hurricanes RALEIGH, N.C. -- Taylor Hall scored the game-winning with 22.7 seconds left in overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday at PNC Arena. It extended Hall's point streak to 11 straight games, and he has a personal streak of 18 straight appearances with at least one
02/18/2018 11:39 PM Mrazek's stellar play ramps up trade speculation Detroit — The goaltending trade market around the NHL is beginning to open up, and suddenly a few goalies could be in demand. Would Petr Mrazek be one of those that could intrigue a team like the Philadelphia Flyers or Calgary Flames or New York Islanders? If Mrazek continues to play as he did Saturday
02/18/2018 09:56 PM Golden Knights focused while playing with sense of urgency The Vegas Golden Knights have done an excellent job of not looking too far ahead in their inaugural season. It has served them well during their amazing run as an expansion team, all the way to the top of the NHL standings. After Saturday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Golden Knights
02/18/2018 09:53 PM Capitals forward calls fans racial taunts 'disgusting' BUFFALO, N.Y. — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball, basketball," while Smith-Pelly
02/18/2018 09:44 PM Devils Live Blog: Devils at Hurricanes Devils coach John Hynes gives his thoughts on Miles Wood being suspended for two games and looks ahead to Sunday night's game at Carolina. With just 22 hours separating Saturday night's faceoff at Tampa Bay and tonight's faceoff at Carolina, there were bound to be some lineup changes when
02/18/2018 09:12 PM Sharks-Stars pregame: Tomas Hertl out; Antione Roussel in Click here if you're having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. The Sharks will be looking to close out their three-game homestand on a positive note Sunday as they host the Dallas Stars in the first of a handful of upcoming games against teams currently in a playoff position. Injured
02/19/2018 07:42 AM Flyers win again but lose another goalie The Flyers are the hottest team in the NHL but they are running out of goalies.
02/18/2018 07:45 PM NHL condemns racial abuse of Capitals player LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The National Hockey League reacted with condemnation on Sunday after Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly was racially abused during his team's road game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Smith-Pelly, who is African-American, was subjected to racist taunts by four male
02/18/2018 05:38 PM NHL condemns fans chanting racial taunt against black player Bettman says the NHL plans to remind all stakeholders that "they are entitled to enjoy a positive environment, free from unacceptable, inappropriate, disruptive, inconsiderate or unruly behaviors or actions and may not engage in conduct deemed detrimental to that experience."
02/18/2018 12:24 PM Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay, Boston, and Toronto all lose to keep Atlantic Division race close The Bolts On a night where the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs both lost, the Tampa Bay Lightning threw 51 shots at the New Jersey Devils but goaltender Eddie Lack came out on top after playing the game of his life. Lightning lose 4-3. [Raw Charge] Devils forward Miles Wood committed an egregious
02/18/2018 11:49 AM First-place Jets host surging Panthers Dustin Byfuglien may have had a fun time Friday night, singing along to the in-game songs and clapping for his teammates as they ran away with a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, but don't expect him to be content spending 17 consecutive minutes in the penalty box Sunday when the Florida Panthers
02/18/2018 10:31 AM Without NHL players, Olympic men's tournament gives a glimpse of the future GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Olympic hockey tournament, with NHL players consigned to their teams in North America for the first time since 1994, is a competition perfect for nobody. Enthusiasts may leap at the chance to see some of the sport's rising stars on a grand stage, but they are also most
02/18/2018 09:52 AM Smith leads Golden Knights to 6-3 win over Canadiens LAS VEGAS (AP) It was a great time for Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley to visit the locker room after their latest win. The Golden Knights had just beaten one of the NHL's Original Six teams, set another record for an expansion team in its inaugural season, and they also leapfrogged the Tampa
02/18/2018 09:23 AM NHL roundup: Ducks top Wild in marathon shootout Nick Ritchie scored in the 11th round of the shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. John Gibson made 36 saves for the Ducks, who moved into third place in the Pacific Division in the Western Conference
02/18/2018 09:22 AM Red-hot Devils visit struggling Hurricanes RALEIGH, N.C. -- So many of the good feelings that had formed recently for the Carolina Hurricanes have been put aside. That's what a pair of losses will do. So that has put a heightened importance on Sunday's game against the New Jersey Devils at PNC Arena. "They're all big games now
02/18/2018 08:13 AM Record-breaking Kovalchuk remains sharp despite KHL play GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk may have been out of the NHL for almost five years, but he remains an impressive player. The former New Jersey Devils wing and five-time Olympian scored his 12th and 13th career goals at the games in Saturday's 4-0 win over the United States. Before the
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