The LeBron James of hockey did yet another gorgeous thing that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before tonight against Montreal, one that required perfect awareness, hand-eye coordination, and stick control. It ruled.
21-year-old center Ryan Donato was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise mediocre U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team last month, scoring five goals in his five games in Korea. And now that he’s earned an NHL call-up with Boston, he’s keeping the hot streak alive. In approximately 1.17 NHL games, Donato has four…
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Another hockey guy upended, another close call for a fellow player’s major arteries. Kings defenseman Derek Forbort had his ear butterflied in Monday’s 4-3 win after Wild forward Zach Parise’s skate caught him on the side of the head. Forbort’s lucky it wasn’t his neck.
Sebastian Aho plays for the New York Islanders. Sebastian Aho plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. Yes, there are two players named Sebastian Aho in the NHL, in what appears to be hockey’s useless but mildly interesting equivalent of the NFL’s “Antonio Gates played basketball in college.”
The next generation of the NHL is in good hands, with the likes of McDavid and Matthews and Patrik Laine not merely promising to be superstars in the near future, but playing like superstars now. Laine, Winnipeg’s 19-year-old winger, with a pair of goals in last night’s 4-2 win over Dallas, is now tied for the NHL’s…
In an 82-game season, one night shouldn’t do much to define a team’s year. But if a single dropped point has the power to crush a franchise, it showed in the Dallas Stars’ Wednesday night loss to the Maple Leafs.
This is one of my favorite sequences from the NHL season so far.
It looks like hockey will joining the growing trend of tsports getting into esports. The National Hockey League will host the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, where fans of the virtual ice can compete for a share of a $100,000 prize pool and a chance to be a part of the 2018 NHL awards.
Helsinki-based KHL team Jokerit wrapped up a fairly easy first-round series victory over HC Sochi tonight. They won in five games on the back of teen phenom Eeli Tolvanen, who scored five goals to add to his 19 that he got in 49 regular season games (not to mention his three in the Olympics).
How are things going for the Islanders these days? I was at an ostensible Islanders bar last night, with about 15 TVs in the place, and only one screen—one of the smaller ones—had the Islanders-Oilers game on. And not with sound.
PHILADELPHIA — There were massive piles of snow outside the Flyers’ arena last night, but things were bright and sunny inside before the game.
U.S. women’s hockey player and 2018 Olympic gold medalist Amanda Kessel delivered a bombshell today regarding her NHL brother Phil, who has a history with tubed meats: Her older sibling isn’t as avid a hot dog fan as he’s been reported to be.
The Edmonton Oilers are utter trash this year, despite the once-in-a-lifetime superstar they tanked their way into getting, so it’s hard to even chart exactly how bad they would be if they had to rely entirely on GM Peter Chiarelli’s deal-making ingenuity. But a look across the continent over in New Jersey offers a…
A Washington Post article today detailed Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin’s extensive memorabilia collection, which spans both his basement in Virginia and his family’s house outside Moscow. Via the Post:
A dastardly thief walked into the Hockey Hall of Fame and stole two rings donated by recent Hall of Fame inductee Paul Kariya, the CBC reports. Was this the work of the Canadian villain the Puckburgler? Perhaps!
Nazem Kadri and Rasmus Ristolainen dropped gloves in the Sabres’ 5-3 win over the Leafs Monday, but the fight wasn’t as entertaining as the math argument that followed. Here’s the amateur wrestling match:
The official box score from tonight’s Maple Leafs-Sabres game says that this Ryan O’Reilly goal was unassisted, but the tape shows otherwise.
The argument for fighting in hockey is twofold: that the threat of a beating serves as a deterrent, policing dirty hits against skill players, and that a good, rousing rumble can fire up an uninspired team. That hockey has neither gotten more dangerous nor less inspired as fighting had decreased dramatically would…
The Calgary Flames had a crummy night Wednesday as they lost 5-2 to the Colorado Avalanche, but winger Johnny Gaudreau might have had the crummiest night of all. After getting high-sticked by Blake Comeau in the third period, Johnny Hockey—do people still call him that?—inexplicably received a matching penalty for…