Flames look to end skid when they visit Canadiens (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:01:03 PST)
MONTREAL -- The Calgary Flames have lost more than three straight only once so far this season. They'll look to keep it that way when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
Kadri scores twice to get to 20 goals; Leafs beat Flames 4-0 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:40:05 PST)
Nazem Kadri is scoring a whole bunch more for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season with a little luck on his side. Kadri scored twice to tie his career high with 20 goals this season, Frederik Andersen stopped 26 shots and the Maple Leafs ended a two-game winless streak with a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Kadri beat Brian Elliott twice, and Andersen captured his second shutout as a Leaf.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's NHL games
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:24:16 PST)
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Monday: Sharks 5, Avalanche 2 Patrick Marleau scored four goals in the third period, Brent Burns had a goal and two assists, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night. Marleau snapped a tie with the first of his three straight goals in the third period and notch his fifth career hat trick. It was the first multi-goal performance of the season for Marleau, who added another at 16:23 for the first four-goal game of his career.
NHL Three Stars: Marleau's 4-goal night; Leafs blank Flames (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:15:26 PST)
No. 1 Star: Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
Johnny Gaudreau on receiving end of big Leo Komarov hit (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:30:28 PST)
Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames briefly left Monday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after a thunderous hit along the wall from Leo Komarov. There was no penalty called for the hit and Komarov and Mark Giordano somehow only ended up with roughing minors instead of fighting majors for their brief tilt that featured dropped gloves and punches thrown. Gaudreau only missed a few minutes of the game before returning to the ice.
Tampa's struggles; Laine's return timetable (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:44:25 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. Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes, the second-worst team in the league, was the latest indictment against the Lightning. • Is it possible that the Lightning could be sellers at the trade deadline?
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Monday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:45:43 PST)
By Chris Morgan Thanks to the upcoming All-Star break, the NHL is trying to squeeze a little more action into the days ahead. There are six games on this slate, which is more than your typical Monday. Here are some of the players to target, and to avoid, for your daily fantasy lineups.
What We Learned: The case against Paul Maurice (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:02:36 PST)
People say the Winnipeg Jets are having a disastrous season, and it’s easy to see why. While their offense is actually better than you might expect (it was eighth in the league in total goals after Saturday’s win over St. Louis) but their defense has been horrific. Things got so bad for Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson that the team had to recall Ondrej Pavelec, the NHL’s worst starting goaltender in recent memory, which must have broken at least one of the seven seals.
Maple Leafs try to pick up split against Flames (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:20:02 PST)
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be out to salvage a split in their four-game homestand on Monday at the Air Canada Centre after two losses in a row. "It's embarrassing," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. The Oilers swept the four-game season series against the Flames.
Eberle scores twice, Oilers sweep Flames for first time (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:44:54 PST)
In an up-and-down season, Jordan Eberle is producing goals again. Eberle had two goals and two assists, Laurent Brossoit stopped 38 shots for his first NHL win and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 7-3 on Saturday night to sweep the four-game season series for the first time. The 26-year-old Eberle has three goals and six points in the last four games.
Senators rally to beat Maple Leafs 3-2 in shootout (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:15:26 PST)
Shootouts have been a problem for the Toronto Maple Leafs all season. Mike Hoffman tied the game with 1:11 left in regulation, Tom Pyatt won it with his first career shootout goal and the Ottawa Senators beat Toronto 3-2 on Saturday night. Mitch Marner was the lone Maple Leafs player to beat Ottawa goalie Mike Condon at the other end, where Auston Matthews, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak were all turned aside as Toronto dropped its NHL-leading sixth game via the tiebreaker (1-6).
NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:43:24 PST)
Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Saturday: Capitals 4, Stars 3 Jay Beagle's goal at 19 seconds of overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars at AmericanAirlines Center on Saturday. Washington won the opening faceoff in overtime and Beagle drove hard to the net to finish off a pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov. Washington extended its point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and won in Dallas for the first time since the 2008 season.
NHL Three Stars: Eberle, Vrbata record four-point nights (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:23:41 PST)
No. 1 Star: Jordan Eberle, Edmonton Oilers
Oilers hope to take advantage of Flames' home woes (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:46:28 PST)
The first-year Calgary Flames coach hasn't been able to solve the mystery of how to get his own team to play well at home. "I know we feel less pressure on the road and we play a simpler game," the Flames head coach said. Both teams have been victimized this week by the Nashville Predators, who beat the Flames 4-3 on Thursday and the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout on Friday, which stopped Edmonton's winning streak at four games.
NHL Three Stars: Condon blanks Jackets, Tavares shines (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:22:19 PST)
No. 1 Star: Mike Condon, Ottawa Senators
NHL-Highlights of Thursday's NHL games
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:12:48 PST)
Jan 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Thursday: Islanders 3, Stars 0 John Tavares scored in the first and third periods Thursday and Thomas Greiss earned his second straight shutout as the New York Islanders won Doug Weight's debut as interim head coach by beating the Dallas Stars 3-0 at Barclays Center. Calvin De Haan added an empty net goal with four seconds left. Greiss recorded 23 saves. ...
Ellis scores twice, Predators hold off late rally by Flames (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:46 PST)
Ryan Ellis had his first career two-goal game and the Predators held off a late rally to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night. James Neal scored his team-leading 15th goal, and Filip Forsberg added the other score for Nashville, which moved past idle Los Angeles into the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Kris Versteeg, Michael Frolik and Sean Monahan all scored late in the third period for the Flames.
Oilers mum on goalie choice ahead of Preds' visit (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:47:56 PST)
Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is the definition of a workhorse. The Oilers host the Nashville Predators on Friday, then visit the Calgary Flames on Saturday, wrapping up an eight-day period in which they play five games. Will Talbot start both, or will Laurent Brossoit, called up last week from the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif., finally get a chance to play in an NHL game this season?
Jake Allen pulled twice, Blues goaltending is dumpster fire (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:29:23 PST)
The St. Louis Blues are in very real danger of going from first to worst in goaltending, as Jake Allen melted down again on Thursday night. The Blues had a .919 team save percentage last season. Heading into their game against the Washington Capitals, it stood at .892.
Brent Burns makes case as NHL's best player (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:01:37 PST)
It wasn’t supposed to be some subtle dig at Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who led his team over the Sharks in six games in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. Thornton believed that Burns was playing at a level he hadn’t seen in all his years of pro hockey, and he wanted to let people know how he felt. “Just the amount of minutes he plays every night, what he means to our team, what he does out there – I think it’s something you probably haven’t seen too many defensemen do over the last 100 years to be realistic,” Thornton said of the 31-year-old Burns.
Monahan, Flames try to maintain scoring pace against Predators (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:51:14 PST)
Sean Monahan has found his scoring touch of late with goals in three straight games. The 22-year-old center is hoping to keep his hot streak going when the Calgary Flames (24-20-3) host the Nashville Predators (20-17-7) on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "Right now, this is an important part of the season and this is the time for me to step up obviously," said Monahan, who went through an 11-game goal drought from mid-December until he found the back of the net last Friday.
Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Scoring trends that can affect your team (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:01:09 PST)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Dobber launched his fantasy hockey website Dobber Hockey back in 2005 and has been providing Puck Daddy with fantasy hockey knowledge since 2009. Steve Laidlaw is the Managing Editor for Dobber Hockey.
Islanders hoping to find consistency under Doug Weight (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:33:33 PST)
The day after the New York Islanders fired head coach Jack Capuano the magic number was 40. Whether it was interim head coach Doug Weight, defenseman Travis Hamonic or captain John Tavares, the number 40 was brought up in their responses to questions about how the change behind the bench will affect the team going forward.
NHL Three Stars: Dallas scores seven; Canucks blank Predators (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:10:56 PST)
No. 1 Star: Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Henrik Sedin gets winner for 999th point, Canucks beat Preds (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:36:47 PST)
Henrik Sedin wasn't interested in taking much credit for his 999th NHL point. The Vancouver captain swatted a rebound in the third period that deflected in off goalie Pekka Rinne, and the Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 1-0 on Tuesday night. ''I just managed to get kind of a backhand - I don't know what it was really,'' Sedin said after snapping an eight-game goal drought.
NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:32:13 PST)
Jan 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday: Leafs 4, Sabres 3 James van Riemsdyk's third-period goal helped the Toronto Maple Leafs edge the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. Toronto earned its third win in a row while improving to 9-1-1 in the past 11 games. Buffalo lost for the third time in four games. Stars 7, Rangers 6 Patrick Sharp scored twice as Dallas survived a wild one to defeat New York at Madison Square Garden. Patrick Eaves, Jamie Benn, Cody Eakin, Adam Cracknell and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Stars. ...
Backlund scores twice in 13 seconds, Flames beat Panthers (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:17:55 PST)
Flanked by another veteran in Michael Frolik and rambunctious rookie Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary center Mikael Backlund continues to be one of the hottest players in the NHL. Backlund scored twice in a 13-second span in the second period to break a 2-all tie and the Calgary Flames won 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Backlund has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) going back to Dec. 10 and his first of four three-point nights.
Stingy Oilers bid for fourth win in a row, host Panthers (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:29:30 PST)
The Edmonton Oilers have been downright stingy of late as goalie Cam Talbot has surrendered just four goals during the team's three-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers will try and break down the Oilers when they meet Wednesday night at Rogers Place. The Panthers' four-game road winning streak was snapped Tuesday night, as they lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames, just three hours south of Edmonton on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway.
Ben Hutton out 3-to-6 weeks with fractured hand (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:51:06 PST)
The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenseman Ben Hutton for the next three-to-six weeks because of a “small fracture in his hand,” the team announced Tuesday. Hutton was injured when he blocked a shot on Jan. 6 against the Calgary Flames and has missed Vancouver’s last three games with what the team had previously called an upper body injury.
Elias ponders future; Traveling Jagrs in Calgary (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:54:17 PST)
• Forward Patrik Elias ponders his NHL future. • Taking a deeper look into the Traveling Jagrs’ trip to Calgary to watch their hero, Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, take on the Calgary Flames. • Why did the NHL take away the breakaway challenge for the 2017 All-Star Game skills competition and asking other questions about All-Star weekend.