Red-hot Devils back home to face struggling Canadiens (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:06:40 PST)
Have the New Jersey Devils turned a corner? The Devils return home to face the Atlantic-leading Montreal Canadiens on Friday night after a 3-0-1 road trip that included victories over Calgary, Vancouver and the Minnesota Wild, who lead the Western Conference with 61 points. After starting 9-3-3, the Devils were 7-15-5 before their four-game road trip they hope is a sign of positive things to come.
NHL Three Stars: Oilers beat buzzer; Red Wings stage comeback (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:34:44 PST)
No. 1 Star: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
NHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:59:11 PST)
Jan 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Red Wings 6, Bruins 5 (SO) Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout to offset a goal by Brad Marchand and give the Detroit Red Wings a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. Detroit, which has now won three games in a row for the first time since October, improved to 6-0 in the shootout this season, rallying from 4-1 and 5-4 deficits for the victory. Jets 6, Coyotes 3 Ondrej Pavelec stopped 30 shots to help Winnipeg beat Arizona. ...
Dose: Another McDavid Night (Rotoworld)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:42:00 PST)
The Thursday Dose looks at yet another milestone for Connor McDavid and the less than ideal play of Montreal and Boston.
Red Wings' postseason streak running on fumes in Motor City (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:01:47 PST)
NHL standings used to be displayed in the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room on a huge dry-erase board, filling much of a wall between the players' lounge and showers. Detroit doesn't always display the ever-changing glance at the league's lineup of teams anymore. Detroit is in danger of not making the playoffs for the first time since 1990, a streak that started when it could outspend the competition and may end because the salary cap caught up to the storied franchise.
Fehr, Guentzel help Penguins top Canadiens 4-1 (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:00:19 PST)
Matt Murray got back into form, and that's good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Murray made 19 saves, and Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel scored in the second period to lead the Penguins past the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night. Defensemen Ian Cole and Olli Maatta also scored for Pittsburgh, which won its second game in a row after a three-game skid.
Montreal Canadiens salute Tim Raines for Baseball Hall of Fame election (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:54:20 PST)
The Montreal Canadiens saluted longtime Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines on Wednesday, following the announcement that Raines had made the Baseball Hall of Fame. Raines spent his best years with the Expos, where he was a seven-time All-Star and led the National League in stolen bases four times.
Jonas Brodin out minimum four weeks with fractured finger (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:05 PST)
Zach Parise and Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild speak during the first period of the game against the Montreal Canadiens on January 12, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Jonas Brodin a minimum of four weeks due to a fractured finger suffered in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Wednesday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:41:52 PST)
By Chris Morgan It’s a leisurely, run-of-the-mill Wednesday, but perhaps you can give your day a little spark with some daily fantasy hockey. The NHL has five games on the slate for you to choose from. If you want a little assistance when it comes to who to target, and who to avoid, here are some insights…
Bennett gets late goal to lift Devils over Wild (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:04:14 PST)
Two straight road wins had the Devils feeling good about their recent play. Beating the Minnesota Wild to end the road trip solidifies New Jersey's positive feelings. Beau Bennett scored with 2:17 remaining to lift the Devils to a 4-3 win against Minnesota, which had won 17 of its previous 20 games.
Robin Lehner goes berserk after being pulled (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:50:09 PST)
Robin Lehner of the Buffalo Sabres is pulled for Anders Nilsson during the second period of play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on January 17, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner was pulled in his Tuesday game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and didn’t seem too happy about the decision by coach Dan Bylsma. After the Maple Leafs scored three straight goals in the second period to move ahead of the Sabres 3-2, Bylsma made the switch and the fiery Lehner appeared to yell at the bench as he headed off the ice.
Coreau, Red Wings look to remain hot vs. Bruins (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:49:01 PST)
The Detroit Red Wings are looking for their first three-game winning streak since October, while the Boston Bruins are searching for answers. The Red Wings are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday and a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens two days later. Rookie goalie Jared Coreau made 18 saves against Montreal for his second career shutout and Thomas Vanek scored the game's only goal.
Canadiens attempt to slow high-octane Penguins (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:36:03 PST)
The Montreal Canadiens finally put together a strong defensive game in their last outing. On Wednesday, it'll be put to the test when they host the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre. Montreal is coming off a 1-0 loss to Detroit on Monday afternoon, a defeat in which it limited the Red Wings to just 20 shots on goal -- while mustering a mere 18 of their own.
Mini-Pacioretty takes practice shots at Price, cuteness ensues (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:43:13 PST)
Cuteness Overload Alert: On Sunday, Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty took his young son Enzo out to practice with the NHL team. Enzo, 3, is apparently a huge Carey Price fan, so the father and son took a few minutes to work on shooting with the Montreal netminer and it’s adorable.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's NHL games
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:51:25 PST)
Highlights on National Hockey League games on Monday: Penguins 8, Capitals 7 (OT) Evgeni Malkin recorded a hat trick, and Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins erased a three-goal deficit and ended a three-game losing streak with an 8-7 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday. Washington, the top team in the NHL, had its winning streak dashed at nine games. Pittsburgh improved its league-best home record to 19-2-2.
NHL Three Stars: Malkin nets hat trick; Greiss, Coreau record shutouts (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:42:01 PST)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, right, celebrates his second goal of the second period during an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Well, Malkin recorded his 11th career hat trick in a 10:51 span during a crazy second period against the Washington Capitals. The Penguins would win 8-7 in overtime, thanks to second Conor Sheary goal, and the game would see nine goals in the second period.
Vanek hopes Red Wings don't move him before trade deadline (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:52:04 PST)
The Detroit Red Wings could move Thomas Vanek by the March 1 trade deadline if their postseason streak appears to be doomed. In the meantime, Vanek is putting together a nice season. The 32-year-old winger increased his potential appeal on Monday, scoring late in the second period to help Detroit to a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
Backup goalie Raanta expected to miss 7-10 days (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:25:20 PST)
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta is expected to be out for 7 to 10 days with a lower-body injury.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Monday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:39 PST)
By Chris Morgan Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and because of the holiday, the NHL’s schedule is a little weird. The first games start at 1:00 PM ET, so if you plan on playing any daily fantasy hockey you’ll want to set your lineups early, or it may end up being too late.
Peaking Capitals; Petry's impact; fantasy hockey surprises (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:25:28 PST)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 14: Winnipeg Jets fans watch the warm-ups prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings on January 14, 2017 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. • Intermission entertainment in Winnipeg includes performances by this barbershop quartet, the Auld Laine Synes.
Giroux Loves the Helpers (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:29:00 PST)
Despite slumping of late Claude Giroux leads the NHL in pp assists. Read more in Matt Riegler's Power Play Report.
What We Learned: Braden Holtby, Carey Price not getting the attention (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:56:06 PST)
Filling out a mid-season awards ballot the other day took a little bit of research, and when I got to the Vezina category it was a slam dunk. With that having been said, we’ve seen Dubnyk eat it big-time before, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility, especially considering that no one gets this kind of workload and stays that high in save percentage. People are obviously also talking about Sergei Bobrovsky, and for good reason.
Red Wings hope to build momentum vs. Habs (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:59:00 PST)
The Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings both used three- goal outbursts to win on Saturday night. The Canadiens scored three goals in 62 seconds and defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday at the Bell Centre. With the Canadiens trailing 3-2 in the middle if the third, Akexei Lemelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in a little over a minute to put Montreal ahead for good.
Sharks strive to get well against struggling Jets (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:55:44 PST)
Like many teams, the San Jose Sharks don't want to face an opponent with a desperate streak in them. San Jose will try to avoid a season high-tying third straight loss when it plays host to struggling Winnipeg in a Monday matinee. Winnipeg (20-22-4) is mired in a more pronounced slump as it looks to avoid its fourth straight loss and fifth in six games.
Dose: Get Carter, Get OT goals (Rotoworld)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:14:00 PST)
Sunday's Hockey Dose praises Jeff Carter's clutch work, Brad Marchand celebrating his 500th game in style and just so, so much hockey, everyone.
NHL Three Stars: Marchand’s five sinks Flyers; Wickenheiser honored (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:24:42 PST)
Playing in his 500th NHL game, the Little Ball of Hate had two goals and three assists in the Bruins’ 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Carter was the hero again for the Kings, as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2.
NHL-Highlights from Saturday's NHL games
(Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:37:47 PST)
Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games: Hurricanes 7, Islanders 4 Rookie Brock McGinn had a goal and three assists, while Lee Stempniak scored the game-winner early in the third as the Carolina Hurricanes remained virtually unbeatable at home, downing the New York Islanders 7-4 on Saturday. Carolina scored 21 goals in a four-game homestand sweep of Boston, Columbus, Buffalo and the Islanders, improving to 14-1-1 in its last 16 games at PNC Arena. The Islanders, playing their third game in four nights, led by two goals early in the second but could not keep pace with a fast Carolina team without injured defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic as the Hurricanes registered 45 shots.
Did Rangers get away with goalie interference on Carey Price? (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:03:50 PST)
Rick Nash scored the NHL equivalent of a layup against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, into an open net. How the net was left open, however, was a point of controversy, because it sure did seem that Kevin Hayes of the New York Rangers dragged Canadiens goalie Carey Price out of the way with his skate. Here’s the play in question, which is now a footnote thanks to the Canadiens’ stirring 5-4 win over the Rangers, thanks to three quick third-period goals.
Canadiens rally with 3 goals in 62 seconds to beat Rangers (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:31:25 PST)
It took a 62-second outburst in the third period for the Montreal Canadiens to turn a sour mood in the Bell Centre into a celebration. Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in rapid succession and the Canadiens rebounded after a disputed goal against and the ejection of wing Andrew Shaw for a 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. It felt like a playoff game,'' Pacioretty said.
Andrew Shaw ejected for blindside hit, fights Rangers (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:13:31 PST)
Montreal Canadiens pest Andrew Shaw had been out since with Dec. 12 with an concussion before making his return against the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Because in his first game back, Shaw nailed Jesper Fast of the Rangers with a blindside hit in the first period, and then fought J.T. Miller in its aftermath. Shaw was given a major for interference, five for fighting and ejected from the game.