Bye-week curse has NHL at a loss (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:06:23 PST)
The NHL instituted bye-weeks this season as a kickback to the players, in exchange for their agreeing to skate their hung-over asses off in a 3-on-3 All-Star Game tournament format. But the byes are also for the sake of player safety in the regular season, although there’s been some debate about that.
Tanev scores in overtime, Canucks edge Flames 2-1 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:55:10 PST)
After giving up a tying goal in the waning seconds of regulation, the Vancouver Canucks could have been discouraged. Chris Tanev's goal 34 seconds into overtime gave Vancouver a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Tanev converted a 2-on-1 with Daniel Sedin after Flames captain Mark Giordano scored on a long shot from the boards with 5.6 seconds left in the third period to tie it.
Flyers aim to improve scoring in matchup with Canucks (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:06:51 PST)
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has no doubt about why his team is struggling lately. The Flyers are 2-4-1 in their last seven games and have been outscored 17-10 in those games. In today's tight-checking NHL, such a gap can be considered a canyon and Philadelphia will try to improve its offensive game Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
Slumping rivals clash as Ducks host Kings (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:32:09 PST)
Two Western Conference contenders and intense rivals -- both trending downward -- will face each other Sunday night when the Los Angeles Kings visit the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. The Ducks lost five of seven games after positioning themselves within one point of first place in the Pacific Division on Jan. 31. As a result, Anaheim enters Sunday night's game in third place, six points behind the division-leading San Jose Sharks and two behind the second-place Edmonton Oilers.
NHL-Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:30:34 PST)
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Saturday: Jets 3, Canadiens 2 Winnipeg scored two third-period goals to break a 1-1 tie and spoil Claude Julien's first game as Montreal's coach. Julien had been hired by the Canadiens on Tuesday after being fired by the Boston Bruins on Feb. 7. Mathieu Perreault and Patrik Laine both scored in the third period for Winnipeg.
NHL Three Stars: Stone's 5-spot for Sens; Roussel nets first hat trick (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:06:43 PST)
Ottawa Senators centre Derick Brassard (19) left wing Ryan Dzingel (18) and right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrate a goal by Chris Wideman (not shown) during third period NHL hockey action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 18 2017. Stone had a career night during Ottawa’s 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Max Domi learning painful lessons about NHL fighting (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:15:33 PST)
Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi was frustrated as he waited for his surgically repaired hand to heal earlier this season. Also the process of working his way back to 100 percent was both new and challenging for the 21-year-old Domi.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Saturday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:50:59 PST)
JANUARY 21: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after scoring against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 21, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Craig Anderson, OTT at TOR ($29): Anderson’s 13-7-1 record, 2.37 goals-against average and .926 save percentage suggest he should be priced well above $29, but an extended absence due to personal reasons has reduced his price.
Flames, Canucks renew rivalry in Vancouver (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:38:56 PST)
Both the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks could use a little boost right about now, and they will probably get one Saturday -- by playing against each other. The clubs will resume their re-festering rivalry as the Flames (29-26-3) visit the Canucks (25-27-6) at Rogers Arena. "I think it's a good (rivalry)," said Flames captain Mark Giordano earlier in the season.
Strader's cancer fight; Burrows' Rangers fit (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:51:42 PST)
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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Thursday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:35:24 PST)
Thursday is typically a good day for NHL fans, as the league tends to put several games on the slate for our enjoyment. Craig Anderson, OTT at NJD ($33): For unfortunate personal reasons, Anderson has been away from the Senators much of this season.
Ducks' Vermette facing lengthy ban for slashing linesman (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:10:30 PST)
Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso's legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during the third period of the Ducks' 1-0 win Tuesday night. Vermette had a disciplinary conference call with the league and the players' union Wednesday, but the NHL didn't issue an immediate confirmation of what's expected to be an automatic 10-game suspension under league rules for applying physical force to an official without intent to injure.
NHL Three Stars: Panthers survive at Sharks; Hutton blanks Red Wings (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:26:35 PST)
No. 1 Star: Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers
Tkachuk, Elliott lead Flames over Flyers 3-1 (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:11:55 PST)
Matthew Tkachuk insists he's not a center, despite the results. Tkachuk's faceoff win led to his game-tying goal, and the rookie later assisted on the winner to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Down 1-0 early, Tkachuk took a faceoff in the Flyers' end of the ice after Mikael Backlund got tossed out.
NHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:48:16 PST)
Feb 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Panthers 6, Sharks 5 (overtime) Jonathan Huberdeau scored 1:38 into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a wild 6-5 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Huberdeau scored his third goal of the season to give Florida its fifth win in six games while San Jose lost for the fifth time in six tries. James Reimer entered and stopped both shots he faced after Luongo made 29 saves. Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad each scored twice for Florida. ...
Alex Chiasson tossed for spearing Nick Cousins (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:31:27 PST)
Calgary Flames forward Alex Chiasson received a major penalty and a game misconduct for spearing Philadelphia Flyers forward Nick Cousins in their Wednesday game.
Dubnyk, Wild seek home cooking against Stars (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:32:38 PST)
Devan Dubnyk had a similar answer to the first two questions he answered following the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. When the third came, Minnesota's goaltender didn't know what else to say. The Wild had pressured Anaheim goaltender John Gibson enough to score and overcome the one goal Dubnyk let in just 4:38 into the game.
Capitals acquire Tom Gilbert from LA Kings for conditional draft pick (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:32:59 PST)
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert (14) is shown during the National Hockey League game between the Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings, held on December 22, 2016, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Washington Capitals added some depth on defense, acquiring veteran Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Washington gave the Kings a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft in order to pick up Gilbert’s services.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Wednesday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:11:00 PST)
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Jagr memories; Julien effect in Montreal; Gaudreau on demotion (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:20:39 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. • The patch that will be worn on the Detroit Red Wings’ jerseys in honor of their late owner, Mike Ilitch. • Current and former NHL players recall their favorite memories of birthday boy Jaromir Jagr.
Can ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ put politics aside for NHL, NHLPA? (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:13 PST)
During the euphoria of Fatima Al Ali’s trip to meet and skate with the Washington Capitals last week, owner Ted Leonsis found himself a little upset. The 27-year-old Al Ali is part of the UAE’s women’s national team and her visit was made possible based on a chance meeting with Washington legend Peter Bondra during his November trip to Abu Dhabi for a hockey camp and subsequent tournament.
Flames try to turn it around against Flyers (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:14:58 PST)
The Calgary Flames hope to turn frustration into success when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. Following their league-mandated five-day break, the Flames (28-26-3) returned to action at home Monday and were blanked 5-0 by the Arizona Coyotes. "We were pretty mad after the game and (ticked) off," right winger Michael Frolik told reporters after the Flames practiced at the Saddledome on Wednesday.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Tuesday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:25:24 PST)
It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you love to win money we have treats as sweet as a chocolate-dipped strawberry. There are seven games on the NHL slate, and there will be no love lost between the 14 teams on the ice. While you cannot select the Blackhawks’ Ryan Hartman or the Blue Jackets’ Scott Hartnell to get into the V-Day spirit, the Devils’ Ben Lovejoy is available and a recommended play.
Smith stops 36 shots, Coyotes beat Flames 5-0 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:39:58 PST)
Christian Dvorak has clearly shaken off the rookie jitters. Dvorak had two goals and an assist and Mike Smith made 36 saves for his 32nd career shutout as the surging Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 5-0 on Monday night. Dvorak's third multi-point effort in the last five games gave the rookie seven points (five goals and two assists) over that span.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's NHL games
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:06:37 PST)
Feb 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Monday: Coyotes 5, Flames 0 Christian Dvorak scored twice and goalie Mike Smith had a 36-save shutout as the Arizona Coyotes dumped the Calgary Flames 5-0. Martin Hanzal, Jordan Martinook and Ryan White also scored for the Coyotes (19-28-7), who have won two straight and three of four. Dvorak added an assist on White's goal for a three-point night. Smith picked up his second shutout of the season and 32nd of his 11-year career. ...
NHL Three Stars: Dvorak, Smith douse Flames; Vesey leads Rangers (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:42:09 PST)
No. 1 Star: Christian Dvorak, Arizona Coyotes
Devin Setoguchi sent to AHL after clearing waivers (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:02:25 PST)
The Los Angeles Kings announced they have sent forward Devin Setoguchi to the AHL’s Ontario Reign. On Sunday, Los Angeles put Setoguchi on waivers and on Monday it was reported he had cleared, enabling the team to move him to the minors. The decision to place Setoguchi in the AHL should give the Kings more salary cap flexibility as the team heads towards the NHL’s trading deadline.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Monday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:05 PST)
The Flames defeated the Devils 4-3 in overtime. Chad Johnson, CGY vs. ARI ($30): Arizona has been bad in a lot of ways, but their 6-15-4 record on the road is a particularly striking example of their failures. Johnson hasn’t been great, as he has a .914 save percentage, but that should suffice for this matchup.
What We Learned: Getting a better look at the best goalies in the NHL (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:56:29 PST)
FEBRUARY 05: Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers protects his net during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 5, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in a shootout. There are just a few goalies who, over the course of the season, have really earned a lot of accolades for their work to this point.
Flames return from bye to face improved Coyotes (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:31:21 PST)
The NHL trade deadline is two weeks away and Brad Treviling can't say what his role in the annual shop-and-swap will be. The play of his Calgary Flames will determine if the GM is a buyer or seller. The Flames (28-25-3) return from their league-mandated five-day bye period Monday night when they host the Arizona Coyotes (18-28-7) at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7 p.m.