Gallagher, Price lead Canadiens over Flyers 3-1 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:26:11 PDT)
Brendan Gallagher scored midway through the third period as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to four games. First-place Montreal (5-0-1) remains the only team unbeaten in regulation time. Shea Weber and Alexander Radulov, into the empty net, also scored for Montreal.
Stamkos returns to Toronto when Lightning visit Leafs (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:02:11 PDT)
Steven Stamkos makes his first return to Toronto on Tuesday night after electing to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the offseason rather than entertain an offer from the Maple Leafs. Five games into the 2016-17 season and it appears Stamkos made the right decision. The 26-year-old center has three goals and two assists and the Bolts sit second in the Atlantic Division behind only the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-1-0 record.
Bruins' goaltending in flux as they prepare for Wild (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:18:04 PDT)
The Bruins finished practice Monday with only one goaltender. This all started when starter Tuukka Rask missed the second game of the season, with what was called "general soreness." He then played in both the final game of the three-game, season-opening road trip and the home opener -- defeating both the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils.
Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin dealing with injury (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:22:59 PDT)
Anton Khudobin became the latest Boston Bruins goaltender to get injured Monday. Khudobin skated over to the Bruins bench at Warrior Ice Arena just before practice and had his right arm or wrist attended to by the training staff. The Bruins were already without Tuukka Rask, who has been out since Oct. 20 against the New Jersey Devils because of an undisclosed injury.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Monday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:50:51 PDT)
The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2. Monday is the epitome of a light slate in the NHL, as there are only two games scheduled. Carey Price, MON vs. PHI ($38): Price against the Flyers is a good selection any day.
The Power Play Report: Red Wings and Preds Hot (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:24:00 PDT)
This week we examine how good the Red Wings and Predators have been with the man-advantage.
What We Learned: Behind the Montreal Canadiens' hot start (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:12:39 PDT)
Now, we fundamentally understand that Montreal isnít this good, in part because no one is. On paper the Canadiens seem to be fairly mediocre if anything else. One of the reasons people generally seemed so down on Montreal coming into this year was that Michel Therrien is still the coach of this team and while heís a lot of things, confidence-inspiring doesnít necessarily seem to be one of them.
Tavares has 2 goals, assist to lead Islanders past Wild 6-3 (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:37:43 PDT)
Captain John Tavares thinks the New York Islanders have room for improvement, even after winning three of four games. Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday night. Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help New York get its highest scoring total of the year.
Flyers bring resurgent offense into Montreal (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:08:21 PDT)
Feeling confident after a comeback win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers will face one of their toughest tests of the young season when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. The Flyers (2-2-1) found their offensive groove again with six goals in the win over the Hurricanes and are now averaging 3.8 goals per game. Montreal is averaging four goals, which leads the NHL.
Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers released from hospital (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:15:52 PDT)
Former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers is back at home after going to a hospital Saturday. Demers' Senate office would only confirm that the 72-year-old Demers, a Canadian senator, was at home Sunday, but didn't provide any details about the reason he went to the hospital. Demers had suffered a stroke in April, but he was at the Canadiens' home opener Tuesday night, smiling in a wheelchair while handing a torch to captain Max Pacioretty to close out a pregame ceremony.
Dose: Up with the Sickness (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:50:00 PDT)
Sign that the 2016-17 season is off to an odd start: the defending champions lost to a sickness-ravaged team. Sunday's Dose on that and more:
NHL Three Stars: Depleted Preds handle Pens; Vesey leads comeback (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:29:40 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Juuse Saros, Nashville Predators
Ducks to play home opener versus Canucks (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:27:05 PDT)
When the Anaheim Ducks began last season under coach Bruce Boudreau, they lost their first four games and gained only one point from an overtime defeat before earning their first win. Under Randy Carlyle, who guided the Ducks to the 2007 Stanley Cup and replaced Boudreau in June, the squad achieved the same results after five games. Carlyle and the Ducks hope to reverse that trend Sunday night in the team's home opener against the Vancouver Canucks at the Honda Center.
Price stops 19 shots in 2nd start, Canadiens beat Bruins 4-2 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:15:18 PDT)
The Montreal Canadiens are already off to a strong start. It doesn't hurt that they have star goaltender Carey Price getting some early season rust off now, too. Price stopped 19 shots in his second start, and Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault each had second-period goals Saturday night to lift the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers hospitalized (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:25:05 PDT)
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized.
NHL-National Hockey League roundup
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:07:31 PDT)
The Los Angeles Kings' goaltending carousel took another unfortunate turn on Saturday as Jeff Zatkoff hurt his groin in the morning skate and was placed on injured reserve. The 29-year-old Zatkoff (0-3-0, 4.37 goals-against average) needed assistance to get off the ice for the Kings, who are reeling from losing franchise goaltender Jonathan Quick to a groin injury during the first period of the season opener. Peter Budaj, who was recalled following Quick's injury, is expected to get the start on Saturday night against the undefeated Vancouver Canucks.
Oilers, Jets set for outdoor Heritage Classic in Winnipeg (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:07:11 PDT)
Mathieu Perreault has helped teams win the only two NHL outdoor games he has played. The Winnipeg forward was asked if he might me a lucky charm for the Jets on Sunday in the Heritage Classic against the Edmonton Oilers. ''If I can go 3-for-3, then I'll think that for sure,'' Perreault said after the Jets practiced Saturday at 33,000-seat Investors Group Field.
Carey Price is Back (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:59:00 PDT)
Joey Alfieri looks at the goalies to take and avoid over the next seven days.
Canadiens-Bruins Preview (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:55:43 PDT)
Both got their most important player back for Thursday night's fourth game of the season, with the Canadiens getting goaltender Carey Price back while Bruins center Patrice Bergeron made his return. Both were factors in wins as Montreal moved to 3-0-1 with a 5-2 home win over the Arizona Coyotes and the Bruins to 3-1-0 with a 2-1 home decision over the New Jersey Devils. In Boston, Bergeron, out for the first three games with a lower-body injury, scored with 1:15 left to give his team the win in his first game back.
Flyers' Weise suspended three games for Holzer hit
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:44:28 PDT)
(The Sports Xchange) - Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Friday for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer. No penalty was called against Weise, who caught Holzer in the face with his right shoulder. Holzer was not injured on the play.
Wayne Gretzky to hit ice in alumni game in Winnipeg (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:29:07 PDT)
Wayne Gretzky will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of the Heritage Classic weekend. Golf is more Gretzky's game now, and he has left his competitive drive behind him, for the most part. The outdoor alumni game is the second for Gretzky.
NHL-Flyers' Weise suspended three games for Holzer hit
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:24:21 PDT)
Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Friday for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer. No penalty was called against Weise, who caught Holzer in the face with his right shoulder. Holzer was not injured on the play.
The Seven: Is the Oilers' Connor McDavid the best 19-year-old ever? (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:48:58 PDT)
The Seven: A weekly look at the Canada's seven NHL teams.
Douglas Murray on hockey future: 'It's over now' (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:14:45 PDT)
Douglas Murray, defenseman for three NHL teams over 518 games, has retired. Two months after injury ended his time in Germany, he joined the Calgary Flames on a tryout for the final month of the season but never played a game. Drafted in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Draft out of Cornell University, Murray, sometimes known by his nickname of Crankshaft, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the San Jose Sharks.
NHL fan stashes nachos under urinal, disgusts humanity (Photo) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:03:01 PDT)
Inside an NHL arena, hockey fans have limited time between periods to accomplish a variety of tasks. Saying hello to friends. Maybe having a smoke. But usually, the focus is on two specific tasks: The acquisition of food and beverage, and the eventual expelling of them.
Flyers for Five (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:01:00 PDT)
Michael Finewax looks at the Flyers five games in seven nights in The Week Ahead
NHL-Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:56:33 PDT)
Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games: Canucks 2, Sabres 1 Jannik Hansen scored his 100th NHL goal as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Thursday to tie a franchise record for the best start to a season. Daniel Sedin, on a power play, also scored for the Canucks, who are 4-0-0 and the NHL's only unbeaten team.
Coyotes, fresh off a loss, visit rested Islanders (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:43:59 PDT)
The New York Islanders hope their second game this week against a struggling team playing the tail end of a back-to-back goes better than the first. The Islanders continue a five-game homestand Friday night when they host the Arizona Coyotes at Barclays Center. While New York (1-3-0) is playing on two days' rest following a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, the Coyotes (1-2-0) will be playing a night after absorbing a 5-2 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal.
Jaromir Jagr Nets 750th Goal (Rotoworld)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:34:00 PDT)
Elsewhere Vancouver improved to a franchise record-tying 4-0-0.
Carey Price makes 27 saves, Canadiens beat Coyotes 5-2 (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:00:53 PDT)
Carey Price eased back into action with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Price made 27 saves in his season debut to help the Canadiens beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2. ''It was nice to get back into the routine and get to play a regular-season game,'' Price said.