NHL-National Hockey League roundup
(Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:46:30 PST)
Dec 7 (The Sports Xchange) - The Detroit Red Wings removed goaltender Jimmy Howard from injured reserve on Wednesday. Howard, 32, has shown significant progress since suffering a groin injury on Nov. 25 against the New Jersey Devils. He is 5-5-0 with a 1.82 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in 12 games (11 starts) this season. - - The Edmonton Oilers placed defenseman Mark Fayne on injured reserve. Fayne, 29, logged just 4:34 of ice time due to an undisclosed injury in the 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. ...
Ghost Bear ale; Norris worthy Burns; Cunningham update (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:22:00 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. • Shayne Gostisbehere is getting his own beer. • If we’re talking about best defensemen in the NHL, it’s time to start including Brent Burns in that conversation.
NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:28:36 PST)
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday: Flyers 3, Panthers 2 (overtime) Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of goals for the second straight game and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds remaining in overtime, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to their sixth straight win, a 3-2 home decision over the struggling Florida Panthers. Simmonds is now tied for third in the NHL with 15 goals, two behind Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby.
NHL Three Stars: Schwartz's heroics; Flyers win sixth straight (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:28:31 PST)
Jaden Schwartz of the St. Louis Blues celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens on December 6, 2016, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Schwartz scored twice, including the overtime winner as the Blues clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Schwartz actually had a hand in all three St. Louis goals as he picked up the primary helper on Paul Stastny’s seventh of the year in the third period.
Hall leads Devils over Canucks with goal, assist and hit (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:47:35 PST)
Everyone knows Taylor Hall can score and set up teammates. Hall had a goal, assisted on a go-ahead tally by Kyle Palmieri and delivered a crushing check that knocked Vancouver defenseman Philip Larsen out of the game to lift the New Jersey Devils over the Canucks 3-2. Hall's second-period hit caused Larsen to be taken off the ice on a stretcher and driven to a hospital for observation.
Canucks defenseman Larsen taken off ice on stretcher (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:29:15 PST)
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being checked in the face by New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall on Tuesday night. The Canucks said Larsen was awake and responsive when he left the ice. Larsen fell on his back in the second period after taking a very hard hit from Hall's shoulder behind the net and did not seem to move.
Canucks' Philip Larsen stretchered off after Taylor Hall hit (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:39:10 PST)
Philip Larsen of the Vancouver Canucks is taken off the ice on a stretcher after being injured during the game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on December 6, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey. Philip Larsen of the Vancouver Canucks was stretchered off the Prudential Center ice Tuesday night after he took a hit from Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils early in the second period.
Patrick out for WJC; Ramo lands Marlies tryout; Holland's ideas (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:53:19 PST)
• Nolan Patrick, the top prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft, will not play for Team Canada at the World Juniors. Patrick suffered an upper-body injury early this season and has only played six games. • The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Karri Ramo to a tryout deal with their AHL team, the Toronto Marlies.
In New Jersey, Canucks look to continue recent success (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:44:10 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks had a rough start to the season. The Canucks are 7-4-1 in their past 12 games as the embark on a five-game trip that could push them closer to a playoff spot in the West. "We're getting wins every once in a while," Canucks center Bo Horvat said.
Sedins staying put; Smith's strong stretch; Nilsson's mask (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:37:33 PST)
• Former Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams was nicknamed ‘Mr. Game 7’ for his gaudy numbers in Game 7s. • Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden said that the Sedin twins are “not going anywhere.” As the Canucks have continued to founder, there have been questions on whether the franchise cornerstones would look to go elsewhere in search of a Stanley Cup. • Buffalo Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson explains the inspiration behind the rainbow pride flag on his mask.
Claude Giroux still on top (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:12:00 PST)
Matt Riegler gives you the top power play leaders in the NHL including Claude Giroux.
What We Learned: Has the NHL reached 'peak goaltending?' (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:07:24 PST)
Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens protects his net during the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on November 12, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-0. The NHL significantly changed its rules in the wake of the 2004-05 lockout as a means of engendering more goalscoring.
Wild visit Oilers, try to snap road slide (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:57:08 PST)
The Minnesota Wild lost the first three games of their five-game road trip. All three were one-goal losses, including Friday 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary, and two came in the shootout. In each of the Wild's last five games, they scored first.
Dose: Hung Out to Dry (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:40:00 PST)
Mike Smith probably should have bashed his stick, John Carlson might want to invest in new ones and trends that might or might not stick in the Dose.
NHL Three Stars: Cammalleri leads comeback; Kreider powers Rangers (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:05:25 PST)
No. 1 Star: Mike Cammalleri, New Jersey Devils
Granlund, Horvat score in SO; Canucks beat Leafs 3-2 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:06:38 PST)
The last time Canucks goalie Ryan Miller faced the Toronto Maple Leafs, his night ended with an ejection following a wild line brawl. The veteran goalie wrapped Saturday night's anticipated rematch in a more familiar fashion, making 38 saves in regulation and overtime, plus two more in the shootout, while Vancouver downed Toronto 3-2. Coach Willie Desjardins went back to Miller, though, and he repaid that faith with a stellar performance, especially late with the young Leafs pressing.
Ride with Rinne (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:41:00 PST)
Joey Alfieri tells you which goalies are great, good and bad fantasy options this week.
Puck Daddy projects the 2017 NHL All-Star Game rosters (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:51:24 PST)
The NHL opened voting for the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles this week. There won’t be another John Scott moment, however, because that was a perfect confluence of events and the league has changed voting guidelines for this year.
'Fit of rage' led to Erik Gudbranson's postgame threat toward Matt Martin (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:59:30 PST)
NOVEMBER 5: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs leaves his crease to join in a fight against Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 5, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Canucks 6-3. The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night and there’s a lot of anticipation for this game after the last time these two sides met.
Gudbranson, Canucks ready for rematch with Leafs (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:44:02 PST)
Erik Gudbranson is not plotting Matt Martin's death after all. Gudbranson, a Vancouver Canucks defenseman, vowed that Martin, a pesky Toronto Maple Leafs winger, was "dead" after he caused havoc in a fight-filled game in the teams' last meeting Nov. 5.
NHLPA rejects NHL's offer of Olympic participation for CBA extension (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:55:42 PST)
NHLPA president Donald Fehr addresses the media during the World Cup of Hockey Press announcement at the Fermenting Cellar on August 17, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. The NHLPA has rejected the NHL’s offer of allowing players to go to the 2018 Olympics in return for an extension of the current collective bargaining agreement. The league’s offer was made public in mid-November after The International Ice Hockey Federation met with the NHL, NHLPA, USA Hockey and Hockey Canada to go over Olympic participation.
Eichel makes a difference; NHL coaches talk firings (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:40:18 PST)
• First-year Buffalo Sabres players have quickly seen that Jack Eichel can be quite a difference maker. • Gale Force Sports & Entertainment, the Carolina Hurricanes’ parent company, will no longer report two annual hockey-related revenue figures to the Centennial Authority, the PNC Arena landlord – the amount received by the team from the NHL and from its local television contract. • Some current and former NHL coaches explain what it’s like to be fired.
The Return of Jack Eichel (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:41:00 PST)
The Week Ahead looks at the return of Jack Eichel and breaks out the schedule for the upcoming week
NHL Three Stars: Tarasenko, Zajac hat tricks; Jack's back; Sid's crazy goal (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:54:53 PST)
No. 1 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Kase, Gibson lead Ducks over Canucks (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:23:18 PST)
Randy Carlyle didn't know much about Ondrej Kase when the Anaheim Ducks promoted the rookie forward from the minors. Kase scored his first NHL goal, John Gibson made 27 saves and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Thursday night. The 21-year-old Kase was a seventh-round selection back in 2014, but the Czech forward has found his way to the Ducks' roster after starting the season with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL.
Ice hockey-Highlights of Thursday's NHL games
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:19:48 PST)
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Thursday: Penguins 6, Stars 2 Sidney Crosby extended his NHL lead in goals with his 16th of the season, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury won for the first time in six starts in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday. The score was 2-2 when Crosby scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, deftly batting the puck out of the air and sending it off the back of Stars goaltender Antti Niemi and into the net. Blackhawks 4, Devils 3 (overtime) Marian Hossa scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season 1:31 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3.
Wild hope to rebound at Flames (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:15:25 PST)
CALGARY, Alberta -- The Minnesota Wild were great in October but fell to slightly below average in November and begin December in Alberta trying to turn things around.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Thursday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:45:24 PST)
OCTOBER 18: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators fires a shot against the Arizona Coyotes during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Mike Smith, ARI vs. LOS ($29): So this may seem like an odd choice, but it actually makes sense. On the year, he has a .928 save percentage, which is well above average.
Canucks host Ducks with young D stepping up (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:29:56 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks are being rewarded for giving youth a chance. Despite being ravaged by injuries to key defensemen Alex Edler (finger) and Chris Tanev (ankle), and winger Jannik Hansen (ribs), the Canucks won two straight games and six of their last 10 (6-3-1) heading into Thursday's contest against the Anaheim Ducks. In other words, times have changed since the Canucks (10-11-2) suffered nine straight losses earlier in the season.
Leafs trying to move Holland; UNLV to D1; Hossa next Jagr? (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:46:59 PST)
NOVEMBER 29: SJ Sharkie and Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate after a NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center at San Jose on November 29, 2016 in San Jose, California. • According to Peter Holland’s agent, the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to trade the center. • Jakob Chychrun blasted out of the gates for the Arizona Coyotes.