Sens face Flames without Anderson (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:38:05 PDT)
While Brian Elliott has newfound confidence in net for the Calgary Flames, the Ottawa Senators will be without their starting goaltender for the foreseeable future. After backstopping the Flames (3-4-1) to back-to-back road wins over the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues on Monday and Tuesday, Elliott will attempt to keep his momentum going against the Senators (4-2-0) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday. Elliott, who the Flames acquired from the Blues on June 24 in exchange for a second-round draft pick (35th overall) in 2018 and a conditional third-rounder, started his tenure with the Flames with three straight losses before bouncing back to stop 54 of 57 shots he faced during Calgary's two wins earlier this week.
Blackhawks hope to correct atrocious penalty kill vs. Devils (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:22:03 PDT)
The Chicago Blackhawks, at 5-on-5 this season, have looked like the perennial championship contender they always do. The Blackhawks' struggles while down a man can be indirectly credited to a lack of cohesion that has led to the team defending more, which has put them in position to take more penalties than they usually would. "Our identity in the past was being fast and having the puck," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Huge if True: Would the Flames actually trade Dougie Hamilton? (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:59:59 PDT)
Instead, the somewhat surprising revelation from a number of reputable sources was that the Calgary Flames may or may not be shopping Dougie Hamilton started to percolate over the weekend. The idea here is that Calgary may no longer enamored of their young defender, less a year and a half after giving him six years at $5.75 million against the cap. It would certainly be an interesting wrinkle in this early season, and there is some foundation for the rumors in terms of how Hamilton is used, and has been for some time.
Blues look to rebound against red-hot Red Wings (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:58:34 PDT)
Coach Ken Hitchcock criticized the St. Louis Blues' effort and focus in a 4-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday night. If they don't improve both of those areas in a hurry, the results in Thursday night's home game against the Detroit Red Wings might not be much better. The Red Wings are coming into the game as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, having won five consecutive contests after losing their first two to start the season.
Calgary's start, injured Stars and Chicago's PK (Puck Daddy Countdown) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:01:45 PDT)
(Ed. Note: The column formerly known as the Puck Daddy Power Rankings. Ryan Lambert takes a look at some of the biggest issues and stories in the NHL, and counts them down.) 8. Calgary’s start
Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Who should you drop/hold this week? (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:45:24 PDT)
Note: We’re once again pleased to partner with Dobber Hockey to provide fantasy hockey insight throughout the NHL season. Jenner feasted on power play chances scoring nine goals with the man advantage.
NHL Three Stars: Tampa dominates Toronto; Elliott wins in St. Louis return (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:01:39 PDT)
Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov hugs Steven Stamkos after scoring during the 3rd period of NHL action as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre on October 25, 2016. Tampa Bay defeated Toronto 7-3. Stamkos scored two goals and added two assists in a 7-3 drubbing of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:49:20 PDT)
Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games: Penguins 3, Panthers 2 Sidney Crosby, playing for the first time this season, started Pittsburgh's comeback with his first goal of the season and Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr scored in the third period as the Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday. Crosby, like the Penguins' offense, looked a bit rusty early on as the Panthers opened a 2-0 lead on goals by Reilly Smith and Mark Pysyk, but Pittsburgh came back from a two-goal deficit for the second straight home game.
Dose: Sid's Back (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:27:00 PDT)
Elsewhere Auston Matthews had another big night, but the Leafs lost because of an even better showing by Steven Stamkos.
Elliott solid in return to St. Louis, Flames beat Blues 4-1 (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:37:55 PDT)
Brian Elliott got a warm welcome in his old home. Elliott stopped 23 shots in his return to St. Louis, Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett each had a goal and an assist and the Calgary Flames beat the Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night. ''I had so much fun playing in front of these fans and in this building that I wanted to do it again even though it's with another team,'' Elliott said.
Capitals go to Western Canada in search of consistency (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:29:31 PDT)
The simple thing the Washington Capitals want to get out of their four-game Western Canadian road trip doesn't tell the whole story. Player after player said the Capitals are looking for a perfect eight points out of games at the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets. Washington's 3-1-1 record through five games is nothing to shake a stick at, but they've had second-period lulls, defensive breakdowns and poor special teams play.
Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Tuesday picks (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:57:55 PDT)
By Neil Parker It’s a busy 11-game slate in the NHL on Tuesday, with only Calgary and Philadelphia in a back-to-back situation. Here are your values, fades and picks for Yahoo’s daily contests. GOALIE Carter Hutton, STL vs. CGY ($23): With Calgary playing its second road game in consecutive nights, this is a cushy spot for Hutton. He’s posted a .920 save percentage over the past two seasons, including a 33-save performance in his first outing this year. Additionally, the Flames averaged just 2.46 goals per road game last year, and the Blues have surrendered only 2. ...
Chicago Blackhawks own the worst thing in NHL right now (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:07:52 PDT)
The Calgary Flames scored two goals in regulation against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. Both were on the power play. Neither should have surprised you, despite Calgary previously having gone 1-for-25 on the power play, because Chicago’s penalty kill is demonstrably the worst thing in hockey right now.
Quick-starting Blues ready to host Flames (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:53:11 PDT)
Two of the players who played key roles in leading the St. Louis Blues to the Western Conference final last year will be back in town Tuesday night with the Calgary Flames. Right winger Troy Brouwer, who was second on the team with eight goals in the playoffs last year, signed with the Flames as a free agent over the summer. Goalie Brian Elliott was traded to the Flames during the NHL draft.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:46:19 PDT)
Oct 24 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games: Canadiens 3, Flyers 1 Alexander Radulov contributed three points to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Bell Centre. The Russian winger scored a goal and added two assists as the Canadiens won their fourth straight game. Shea Weber had a goal and an assist, and Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal. Jakub Voracek accounted for the Flyers' goal. Goalie Steve Mason stopped 30 shots for the Flyers (2-3-1). ...
NHL Three Stars: Radulov and his goosebumps lead Canadiens to win (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:01:00 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Alexander Radulov, Montreal Canadiens
Versteeg connects in shootout to lift Flames over Blackhawks (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:54:39 PDT)
Kris Versteeg got a big shootout goal against his old team. Brian Elliott finally got his first win with his new one. Versteeg scored the lone goal in the tiebreaker in the seventh round to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night and just their second victory this season.
Brian Elliott flaming hot (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:38:00 PDT)
The Tuesday Dose looks at the outstanding effort of Brian Elliott in a rare Flames victory
Cubs loving Jonathan Toews outed as White Sox fan by Kris Versteeg (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:52:38 PDT)
The Chicago Cubs are seeking their first World Series championship in 108 years. “Cleveland Indians fans”) is pretty much pulling for the Cubs to break several curses to Fly The ‘W’ for the title. According to Kris Versteeg, former Chicago Blackhawks winger and current Calgary Flames player, Toews is a sock in Cubs’ clothing.
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 isn’t 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 he’s a lot of things, confidence-inspiring doesn’t necessarily seem to be one of them.
Blackhawks searching for offense in clash with Flames (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:16:06 PDT)
The Chicago Blackhawks are off to an inconsistent start while the Calgary Flames are among the NHL's worst clubs in 2016-17. Jonathan Toews will try to help the Blackhawks continue their recent offensive surge at home Monday night when they play host to Johnny Gaudreau and the Flames. Toews, Chicago's captain, has just two assists in six games after averaging 28 goals and 35 assists during his previous nine NHL seasons.
Ryan Miller slams goaltending equipment criticism: 'I’m inside the rules' (Puck Daddy)
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:16:39 PDT)
Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
Perron has 3 goals, assist as Blues beat Flames 6-4 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:30:15 PDT)
David Perron had nothing to show for his hard work during St. Louis' first five games of the season. Perron had three goals and an assist to lead the Blues to a 6-4 win over the Flames on Saturday night. ''I feel like I've played some good hockey,'' said Perron, who signed with the Blues as a free agent in the offseason.
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.
Teemu Selanne's late penalty shot lifts Jets in Heritage Classic alumni game (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:01:01 PDT)
Teemu Selanne took center stage for the Winnipeg Jets during their Heritage Classic alumni game against the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. Selanne scored two goals – both on penalty shots – to give the Jets a 6-5 win.
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.
Brian Elliott seeks turnaround vs. ex-teammates (Free NHL Live Stream of the Day) (Puck Daddy)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:35:01 PDT)
It’s never good when a goalie’s name is found on the second page of results for “NHL save percentage,” and yet here we are with Brian Elliott of the Calgary Flames. Elliott’s first three games of his tenure with the Flames, after being acquired in the offseason to stabilize the goaltending position, have been putrid: a .839 save percentage and an 0-3-0 record. In fairness to Elliott – who battles his old teammates, the St. Louis Blues, at 10 p.m. ET in the Yahoo Sports Free NHL Live Stream of the Day – the Flames have looked incredibly disorganized in front of him this season.
Flyers take on 'Canes, aiming for 1st home win (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:31:26 PDT)
After a season-opening 1-1-1 road trip and Thursday night's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Philadelphia Flyers will try again for their first win on home ice Saturday night when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes, who are coming off their first win of the season. The Flyers (1-2-1) will be without veteran right winger Dale Weise, who on Friday was suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim defenseman Korbinianb Holzer. Weise is a repeat offender, having been suspended three games to start the 2013-14 season with the Vancouver Canucks after another check to the head.