Galchenyuk, Desharnais out 6-8 weeks with knee injuries (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:07:10 PST)
DECEMBER 4: Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens gets checked and flips over Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings during the game on December 4, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The injury bug has taken a big chunk out of the Montreal Canadiens. On Wednesday, the team announced both Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais will be out six to eight weeks with knee injuries.
Arbitrator sides with Maple Leafs on Jared Cowen buyout (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:31:08 PST)
Jared Cowen of the Ottawa Senators warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on January 26, 2016 in Ottawa. The Toronto Maple Leafs are now officially able to buy out defenseman Jared Cowen. According to multiple reports, Toronto won their arbitration case against the defenseman they acquired last season from the Ottawa Senators as part of the nine-player trade involving Dion Phaneuf.
Couture hopes to play when Sharks face Sens (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:18:19 PST)
The San Jose Sharks should be well-rested since playing their last game. Logan Couture's status is up in the air for Wednesday night, when the Sharks play host to the Ottawa Senators. San Jose (15-9-1) is wrapping up a stretch in which it plays seven of eight at home with the only road game down the coast in Los Angeles.
Sid's Surge: Crosby on a goal-scoring tear for Penguins (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:42:02 PST)
Sidney Crosby can't seem to find the right word for what's happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. ''You can call it whatever you want,'' Crosby said.
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.
Still searching for consistency, Sabres host Oilers (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:48:31 PST)
The Buffalo Sabres have Jack Eichel back, but they're still desperately looking for consistency -- something they would like to see when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. The lowest-scoring team in the NHL exploded for nine goals in Eichel's first two games back in the lineup last week, picking up victories over the Ottawa Senators (5-4) and New York Rangers (4-3). On Saturday, Buffalo fell 2-1 to Boston.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's NHL games
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:01:17 PST)
Dec 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Monday: Penguins 8, Senators 5 Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick and Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 8-5 in a goal-fest. Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh, which won its third straight. Ottawa had been 5-1-1 in its previous seven games. ...
Dose: The Rust is Off (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:04:00 PST)
The Tuesday Dose looks at the Penguins huge win with Bryan Rust getting his first career hat trick.
Rust's hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators, 8-5 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:31:41 PST)
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan keeps insisting there isn't a switch his team can flip that makes two-goal deficits vanish within a matter of minutes. Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal and the Penguins raced past the Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Monday night. Pittsburgh poured in six goals over the final 32 minutes after spotting the Senators a 4-2 lead.
NHL Three Stars: Rust tricks Sens; Pastrnak's slick OT winner (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:24:37 PST)
Rust recorded his first career hat trick as the Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 8-5. Rust added an assist for a four-point night while Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each chipped in a goal and two assists.
Coroner: Former NHLer Marek Svatos died of drug overdose (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:34:11 PST)
One month after his death, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office released its report on Marek Svatos’ death and found codeine, morphine and Xanax were in his system. The 34-year-old former NHLer was found dead last month in his Colorado home. Svatos, a native of Kosice, Slovakia, played 344 games in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators after being drafted in the seventh-round of the 2001 NHL Draft.
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.
Kessel heating up as Pens host Sens (The Associated Press)
(Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:01:48 PST)
It's been about a month since Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had a talk with winger Phil Kessel. Sullivan wanted to see Kessel's wicked shot more to, he hoped, increase his scoring. The Ottawa Senators, who visit PPG Paints Arena on Monday night, will have a chance to see the results, although they might not be thrilled about that.
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
Condon stops 24 shots, Senators score early to beat Panthers (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:06:32 PST)
A quick scoring burst and a solid outing from their goalie was all the Ottawa Senators needed in their latest win. Erik Karlsson and Derick Brassard scored 19 seconds apart in the first period, Mike Condon stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season, and the Senators beat the Florida Panthers 2-0 Saturday night. Ottawa snapped a two-game skid and handed Florida its third loss in four games (1-2-1).
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.
Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens 2-1 (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:52:55 PST)
Martin Jones came within 80 seconds of a shutout. Sometimes, that's the sort of stingy performance it takes to beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Eichel leads energized Sabres vs. Bruins (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:01:37 PST)
Jack Eichel has returned for the Buffalo Sabres, and as a result so has their scoring. Eichel missed the first 21 games of the season with a high ankle sprain and has reignited Buffalo's offensive attack. Eichel had a goal and an assist in his first game of the season, helping to lead the Sabres to a 5-4 road win over the Ottawa Senators.
Panthers adjust to new coach with Senators awaiting (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:28:38 PST)
When the Florida Panthers visited Canadian Tire Centre on Nov. 19, they left with a healthy 4-1 victory. Since then they have grabbed seven of an available 12 points around the firing of coach Gerard Gallant. Under his successor, Tom Rowe, the Panthers (12-10-2) have lost a 2-1 shootout in Chicago and scored a 2-1 overtime victory in Detroit.
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
Ottawa Senators honor Grey Cup champs with unique pregame puck drop (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:36:15 PST)
The Ottawa Redblacks continued their 2016 Grey Cup celebrations Thursday night when they were honored by the Ottawa Senators before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
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
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.
Claude Giroux scores in OT, Flyers beat Senators 3-2 (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:54:01 PST)
Claude Giroux couldn't have asked for a much better trip to Ottawa. The Philadelphia captain scored twice, the second 40 seconds into overtime in the Flyers' 3-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night. Giroux's two-goal outing came a night after he was engaged to girlfriend Ryanne Breton of Ottawa.
Ice hockey-National Hockey League roundup
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:20:13 PST)
Dec 1 (The Sports Xchange) - The Winnipeg Jets activated forward Mathieu Perreault from Injured Reserve, the team announced Thursday. Perreault, 28, missed the last 14 games with an upper-body injury. He has one goal and two assists in 11 games this season. Last season, Perreault collected nine goals and 32 assists for the Jets. - - - The Arizona Coyotes will activate goaltender Louis Domingue off injured reserve for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings. Domingue, who was sidelined with a lower-body injury since Nov. 23, will be backup to Mike Smith against Los Angeles. ...
Blackhawks jump to Stanley Cup favorite per oddsmaker (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:47:54 PST)
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently the favorite to win the Stanley Cup, according to gambling oddsmaker Bovada.