Category Archives: NHL News

Giordano leads Flames to win over Canucks

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano put up a goal and two assists on Saturday night, helping his team to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames (47-21-7). Brock Boeser responded with a power-play goal for the Canucks (32-33-10). Calgary goalie Mike Smith turned away 27-of-28 shots and Jacob… Read More »

Jets blank Predators to clinch playoff spot

Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Centre Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets (45-26-4). The win marked Hellebuyck’s second shutout of… Read More »

Habs gain ground in playoff race with win over Sabres

Brendan Gallagher scored twice and added an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 7-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, extending Montreal’s win streak to three games. Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw, Paul Byron, Max Domi and Tomas Tatar, into the empty net, also scored for the Canadiens (40-28-7), who have produced 14 goals on their… Read More »

Rangers sink Leafs in overtime to snap 5-game skid

Ryan Strome scored in overtime as the New York Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Toronto on Saturday. Frederik Andersen had just made an amazing save on Boo Nieves on a two-on-one but the puck went to Strome who stuffed it in at 1:48. With another stellar performance in goal until finally beaten… Read More »

Hurricanes get into March Madness mood with latest Storm Surge

Video After their win 5-1 win over the Wild, the Hurricanes busted out the basketball net to do their best March Madness impression. It was Trevor van Riemsdyk who would put a stamp on a big victory, soaring in for a one-handed jam. Social Sharing Posted: Mar 23, 2019 9:45 PM ET | Last Updated: March 24 After… Read More »

Announcers get ready for first-ever NHL broadcast in Cree

Fans tuning in to watch the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Montreal Canadiens on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) will see — and hear — history in the making on Sunday. The game will be called in the Plains Cree language, and APTN and Sportsnet say the broadcast will mark the first time an NHL game has aired… Read More »

Tkachuk scores twice, including OT winner as Senators top Oilers

Brady Tkachuk scored his second of the game 2:09 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators put a crimp in Edmonton’s slim playoff hopes with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Saturday. Bobby Ryan and Brian Gibbons also scored for the last-place Senators (26-43-6), who snapped a two-game losing streak Alex Chiasson, Connor McDavid and Colby Cave replied… Read More »

NHL referee Brad Watson hangs up skates after almost 1,600 games

More than 1,600 times, Brad Watson has felt the adrenalin rush of refereeing a National Hockey League game in front of thousands of passionate fans. The Regina-born ref will call the shots one last time on Saturday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks play the Colorado Avalanche in his hometown of Denver. Speaking before what will be his final game, the soon-to-be-retired NHL official said it… Read More »

Time is now for 1 women’s hockey league — with assist from NHL

The time is right for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to help create a single women’s professional hockey league. While it’s nice the rapid-growth sport of women’s hockey has two leagues for elite-level players in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and National Women’s Hockey League, it would be better if the two leagues could come together as one home for… Read More »

Canada’s Loren Gabel named top NCAA Division I women’s hockey player

Canadian forward Loren Gabel was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award on Saturday. The award is presented annually by the USA Hockey Foundation to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey. Gabel, from Kitchener, Ont., had 63 points (34 goals, 29 assists) for Clarkson University in her senior season. “I have had the… Read More »