Category Archives: NHL News

Maple Leafs, Bruins no strangers to nail-biting Game 7 showdown

Tuesday’s Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs contest (CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET) marks the fifth Game 7 in history between the Original Six rivals. Like the four previous Game 7s, the 2019 series finale will be played in Boston. All four so far have featured third-period comebacks. Here’s a look at the Game 7 history between the sides: April 3,… Read More »

‘I can’t think of a player that likes it’: NHLers on playoff format

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That does not mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL’s current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams shows that almost half favour… Read More »

Philadelphia Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team’s arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of everything the Flyers stand for,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said… Read More »

Sharks stay alive with double-OT win over Golden Knights

Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Just 31 seconds after Barclay Goodrow was called for slashing Brayden McNabb, it was Hertl recovering the loose puck and… Read More »

Maple Leafs facing the pressure as another Game 7 in Boston awaits

Game 7 in Boston is not a comfortable position for long-suffering Leafs fans. They’ve been here before, and they’ll be there again after the Bruins’ impressive 4-2 win in Toronto on Sunday forced another Game 7 between the storied franchises. It will be the third since 2013. The Maple Leafs and their fans need not be reminded how the previous… Read More »

Leafs facing the pressure as another Game 7 in Boston awaits

Game 7 in Boston is not a comfortable position for long-suffering Leafs fans. They’ve been here before, and they’ll be there again after the Bruins’ impressive 4-2 win in Toronto on Sunday forced another Game 7 between the storied franchises. It will be the third since 2013. The Maple Leafs and their fans need not be reminded how the previous… Read More »

Bruins impose will on Leafs to force series back to Boston

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarter-final at three games apiece. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, which got 22 saves from Tuukka Rask in staving off elimination. David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins,… Read More »

Capitals’ T.J. Oshie out for remainder of playoffs after collarbone surgery

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle. The team announced Oshie’s surgery Sunday afternoon. Head coach Todd Reirden had already called the player out indefinitely earlier in the week. Oshie was injured late in Game 4 at the Carolina Hurricanes on… Read More »

Capitals rebound from pair of losses to storm past Hurricanes

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round. Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to… Read More »

Hip Check: Blues fans troll Jets fans with ‘You Look Nervous’ goalie chant

Sports·Video Winnipeg Jets fans started it in Game 5, but St. Louis Blues fans finished it in Game 6 and then eliminated the Jets from the playoffs in the ultimate clapback. Social Sharing Posted: Apr 20, 2019 11:12 PM ET | Last Updated: April 21 Winnipeg Jets fans started it in Game 5, but St. Louis Blues fans… Read More »