Dose: Up with the Sickness (Rotoworld)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:50:00 PDT)
Sign that the 2016-17 season is off to an odd start: the defending champions lost to a sickness-ravaged team. Sunday's Dose on that and more:
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
Vasilevskiy makes 27 saves, Lightning beat Senators 4-1 (The Associated Press)
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:59:39 PDT)
When the Tampa Bay Lightning arrived in Ottawa, they hadn't been pleased with their overall play this season. A strong performance against the Senators was definitely a step in the right direction. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves, Vladislav Namestnikov and Steven Stamkos scored early in the second period, and the Lightning beat the Senators 4-1 Saturday night.
Boucher faces old team as Senators host Lightning (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:59:58 PDT)
OTTAWA -- -- Guy Boucher claims it's just another game. Tampa was 13-17-1 when GM Steve Yzerman replaced Boucher with Jon Cooper. In two plus-seasons behind the Lightning bench, Boucher had a 97-78-20 record.
MacArthur: Patience key in recovery from fourth concussion (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:32:16 PDT)
Clarke MacArthur reported to the Ottawa Senators' training camp healthy and excited for the season. Speaking to the media for the first time since suffering his fourth concussion, the 31-year-old player talked about the hit that knocked him out of action and vowed to return to the ice this season. Playing in a Sept. 25 scrimmage, MacArthur had just played a puck in the corner and was about to turn up ice when he was hit by defenseman Patrick Sieloff.
Clarke MacArthur 'not ready for the next chapter,' wants to keep playing (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:09:35 PDT)
Clarke MacArthur says he still has “logs burning on the fire,” and that he’s not ready to walk away from hockey after suffering yet another concussion that’s sidelined him. One month after taking a hit in an intrasquad game from Patrick Sieloff, MacArthur spoke to reporters Friday and said while he’s feeling better, he still is experiencing concussion symptoms. “I’m going to set up a landscaping company at some point here, but not yet, so I’m going to keep going,” MacArthur said.
The Seven: Is the Oilers' Connor McDavid the best 19-year-old ever? (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:48:58 PDT)
The Seven: A weekly look at the Canada's seven NHL teams.
Flyers for Five (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:01:00 PDT)
Michael Finewax looks at the Flyers five games in seven nights in The Week Ahead
Duchene, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Lightning 4-0 (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:19:50 PDT)
Matt Duchene broke out of an offensive slump and Semyon Varlamov was strong again as the Colorado Avalanche are putting together a solid road trip. Duchene had two goals and an assist, Varlamov made 27 saves for his 21st career shutout and the Avalanche beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Thursday night. ''He's a big horse for us,'' Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla said of Duchene.
NHL-National Hockey League roundup
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:50:27 PDT)
Oct 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Coyotes veteran goaltender Mike Smith was sent home to visit the team's doctors after sustaining a lower-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators. Smith underwent an MRI exam on his left leg on Wednesday, but coach Dave Tippett told the Arizona Republic that there's still no diagnosis. - - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray signed a three-year contract extension worth $3.75 million per season that begins with the 2017-18 campaign. The 22-year-old was slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1. ...
Red Wings, Preds hope for improved play (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:43:22 PDT)
The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators are coming off wins, but neither team is particularly happy about the way it is playing. The Red Wings (2-2-0) have won two in a row, but only defeated the New York Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night because of a spectacular performance in goal by backup goalie Jimmy Howard, who was making his first appearance of the season. Howard made 32 saves, including at least four breakaways.
Bergeron's back; GMs on the hot seat; Flyers to honor Snider (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:15:44 PDT)
• Patrice Bergeron will make his season debut tonight during the Boston Bruins’ home opener. • Patrik Laine is settling in nicely in Winnipeg thanks to his mom. • “As an extension of the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association’s (NHLPA) Player Development Program, the NHL and NHLPA today announced the launch of the NHL/NHLPA Core Development Program.
Price could return when Habs host Coyotes (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:32:59 PDT)
While the Montreal Canadiens appear on the verge of getting their starting goaltender back, the Arizona Coyotes will be without theirs for at least one game. Starter Mike Smith suffered a lower-body injury in the third period of the Coyotes' 7-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night and was replaced by Montreal native Louis Domingue. "He's done this before," Arizona coach Dave Tippett told the team's website.
Hossa's journey to 500 goals; Ottawa's attendance issues (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:31:24 PDT)
• Mini Pekka Rinne watches the Nashville Predators take on the Dallas Stars. • Why has home attendance become an issue for the Ottawa Senators? The attendance for Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes was just 11,061.
Should Marian Hossa make the Hockey Hall of Fame? (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:29:36 PDT)
Marian Hossa scored goal No. 500 on Tuesday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks put a seven-spot up against the Philadelphia Flyers. The goal gives Hossa, 37 years old, 500 goals and 1,093 points in 1,240 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers (RIP), Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators, who drafted him in 1997 and with whom he has still played the most games – although the Blackhawks will have that honor by next week. In goals, he trails Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla and Alex Ovechkin.
Maple Leafs-Jets Preview (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:57:56 PDT)
Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine will forever be linked as the top two selections in last spring's NHL draft, and the rivalry between the two -- whether they like it or not -- officially starts Wednesday night at the MTS Centre. Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Winnipeg Jets for their first battle of the season. There is no question Matthews, an Arizona-born center, made the bigger splash thus far, albeit over a two-game body of work.
NHL Three Stars: Blackhawks down Flyers; Habs blank Penguins (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:19:51 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Hossa brings up 500th in Blackhawks win
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:39:12 PDT)
Slovak star Marian Hossa scored his 500th career goal as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4. The 37-year-old became the 44th player in National Hockey League history to reach the milestone before leaving the game after being hit by the puck in the third period. Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov both scored twice as Chicago rallied to clinch victory.
Hockey roundup: Hossa scores 500th goal (Rotoworld)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:48:00 PDT)
Marian Hossa is off to a strong start this season with four points in as many games.
Pyatt, Stone, Kelly lead Ottawa over Arizona 7-4 (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:22:22 PDT)
Just four games into the season and the Ottawa Senators are already looking to improve on their consistency. Five Senators had a goal and an assist each as Ottawa defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-4 on Tuesday night in front of a sparse crowd of 11,061 at Canadian Tire Centre. The win came a day after a 5-1 loss in Detroit where the Senators seemed sluggish.
Mike Smith suffers lower body injury in Coyotes loss at Senators (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:15:03 PDT)
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith left his team’s Tuesday 7-4 loss against the Ottawa Senators in the third period with a lower body injury. With 12:42 left in the frame, Smith seemed to get his left leg twisted up as he tried to make a play in his crease. Smith was helped off by the team’s trainer along with teammate Anthony Duclair.
Marian Hossa scores 500th NHL goal (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:08:33 PDT)
Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after scoring his 500th goal, as Andrew MacDonald #47 of the Philadelphia Flyers stands behind, in the second period at the United Center on October 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa is the newest member of the NHL’s 500 goal club. At the 5:04 mark of the second period of Chicago’s Tuesday game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center, Hossa backhanded a puck past Steve Mason to help him reach the mark.
Red Wings still adjusting with Rangers up next (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:39:35 PDT)
The Detroit Red Wings suffered one of the bigger losses of the summer when center Pavel Datsyuk decided to ostensibly retire to and return home to Russia. How much the Red Wings feel the absence of the future Hall of Famer remains to be seen. The team dropped their first two games of the season before breaking through for their first win Monday, a 5-2 thumping of the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena.
Auston Matthews & more: The 15 best NHL season debuts (Yahoo Sports)
(Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:19:40 PDT)
Auston Matthews scored four goals in his first NHL game, but the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie wasn't the only player who got off to a good start to the 2016-17 season.
Dose: Green Powers Red Wings (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:59:00 PDT)
Elsewhere, Chris Kreider had his third straight multi-point game.
NHL-Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:40:03 PDT)
Highlights of National Hockey League games on Monday: Avalanche 4, Penguins 3 (overtime) The Colorado Avalanche not only showed they can keep up with the Stanley Cup champions, they proved they can beat them at their own game. Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog tied the score with a power-play goal in the third period, then batted in a deflected Nathan MacKinnon shot 22 seconds into overtime as the Avalanche dealt the Pittsburgh Penguins their first loss of the season, 4-3 on Monday. Bruins 4, Jets 1 The Boston Bruins showed off their superior special teams in defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1, but their coach hopes they can make things a little easier on him in the future.
Coyotes begin road swing against Senators (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:03:30 PDT)
For what it's worth, the Arizona Coyotes will have the advantage of being the more rested team when they take on the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday night. The Coyotes, who will be playing just their second game of the season after opening with an overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on home ice Saturday, were kicked back in their Ottawa hotels while the Senators were getting crunched 5-1 in Detroit on Monday. The game in Ottawa marks the first of six in a row on the road, within a 10-day span, for the Coyotes.
Canadiens gear up for Penguins in home opener (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:43:31 PDT)
The Montreal Canadiens' starting goaltender has missed his team's first two games with illness and, while he skated Monday morning with goaltending coach Stephane Waite after an off-ice workout, he didn't practice with his teammates and won't dress for the Canadiens' home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Backup Al Montoya will make his third straight start. "He's been great," Shea Weber told NHL.com of Montoya.
Green's 1st hat trick helps Red Wings beat Senators 5-1 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:37:52 PDT)
Mike Green had the best game of his career offensively, allowing Detroit Red Wings fans to truly celebrate the last home opener at Joe Louis Arena. Green scored three times for his first hat trick and Darren Helm had two goals to help Detroit beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Monday night. The Red Wings are leaving the venue they have called home since the 1979-80 season next year for a new arena nearby.
NHL Three Stars: Green's first trick; Red Wings honor Howe (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:55:27 PDT)
No. 1 Star: Mike Green, Detroit Red Wings