From Philadelphia to Los Angeles, Jeff Carter’s had a quietly successful career at the NHL level. He broke into the league at the age of 21 with the Philadelphia Flyers who drafted him 11th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Carter spent six seasons with the Flyers following his debut season scoring 181 goals […]
TORONTO — Mats Sundin knows what life’s like when things are going well for the Maple Leafs. Players feel as if they’re on top of the world, seemingly unable to do any wrong. But when the shoe’s on the other foot — like it is for Toronto’s current roster — there’s also nowhere to hide. Exposure […]
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The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will renew hostilities for the first time this season on Sunday. In a unique scheduling scenario, the division rivals went four months into the season without crossing each other’s paths but are now set to face-off four times in the next seven weeks. Each contest will be a weekend […]
ST. LOUIS — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL’s first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman said. “Jason Garrison scored the goal — beat the D-man (and scored) five-hole.” Trading breakaways and playing at a frenetic pace was what […]
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After a disappointing 19-15-7 record, a 3.27 goals-against average, a 74 percent penalty kill rate, and 16.8 percent power-play efficiency, the Nashville Predators made a decision seldom seen in the Music City: they fired their head coach, the first time they have done so mid-season. Peter Laviolette was relieved of his duties on Jan. 6 […]
As the New Jersey Devils past the quarter mark of the NHL season, the bright spots have been few and far between for a team that has started 8-11-4 (20 points) through 23 games. They are one of two teams that have yet to reach double digits in the win column, and currently, are second-to-last […]
The 1998-99 season was a special one in New York Rangers’ history. It was the last season Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky played hockey. It was a time of mixed emotions throughout the hockey world. Tears, joy, reflection; and a changing of the guard would start to take place. The Great One and “Mess” Reunite […]
ST. LOUIS — David Perron completed his fifth career hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues over the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 Monday night. Vince Dunn and Jordan Kyrou also scored for the Blues, who remained atop the Central Division with 48 points. The Avalanche stayed in second with 45. Ryan O’Reilly and Oskar Sundqvist […]
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PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Robert Hagg and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best home record to 14-2-4. The Flyers returned to Philadelphia after a […]
When the 2019-20 season kicked off in October, many across the NHL landscape didn’t think much of the Columbus Blue Jackets. In fact, some experts wrote them off as a potential playoff team. After shocking the hockey world last spring with their four-game sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy-winning, Tampa Bay Lightning, the Jackets were the […]
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