• Flames still searching for a way to slow down Oilers

    Trailing 2-1 in a playoff series is not uncharted territory for the Calgary Flames. They were in this exact situation in their opening-round set with the Dallas Stars before winning three of four games to advance. However, as the Flames prepare for Game 4 of their Western Conference second-round clash at the Edmonton Oilers, they […]

  • Rangers aim to tie low-scoring series with Hurricanes

    On Sunday, the New York Rangers managed to find more open ice for their offense and then survived a barrage of shots on goal from the Carolina Hurricanes. As a result, the Rangers have a chance to even the Eastern Conference second-round series at home on Tuesday. Neither team has scored much in a series […]

  • Report: Security boosted as Nazem Kadri reportedly threatened

    The NHL asked police in St. Louis to ramp up security at the Avalanche’s team hotel and the Blues’ arena amid threats allegedly made toward Colorado forward Nazem Kadri, TSN reported Monday. Kadri was involved in a play in Game 3 of the teams’ second-round Western Conference playoff series that left Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington […]

  • Lightning F Brandon Hagel fined $3,750 for boarding

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brandon Hagel was fined $3,750 Monday for boarding the Florida Panthers’ Eetu Luostarinen. It was the maximum allowable fine under the collective bargaining agreement. The incident occurred in Sunday’s Game 3. Hagel, 23, sent Luostarinen flying into the end boards and was called for a crosschecking penalty. However, the league labeled […]

  • Lightning go for series sweep over NHL-best Panthers

    The Tampa Bay Lightning can return to the Eastern Conference Finals for a third straight season with a victory against the visiting Florida Panthers in Game 4 of their second-round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday night. The Lightning took a 3-0 series lead with a 5-1 win against the Panthers in Tampa […]

  • NHL roundup: Nikita Kucherov, Lightning push Panthers to brink

    Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Florida Panthers 5-1 in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series on Sunday and move within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for a third straight season. Steven Stamkos scored two goals for Tampa Bay, […]

  • Evander Kane’s hat trick helps Oilers take 2-1 series lead over Flames

    Evander Kane collected a natural hat trick while Leon Draisaitl set an NHL record with four assists in a period as the host Edmonton Oilers posted a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night to pull ahead in their Western Conference second-round playoff series. Connor McDavid collected three assists and Zach Hyman scored […]

  • Rangers beat Hurricanes to cut series deficit to 2-1

    Igor Shesterkin made 43 saves and the host New York Rangers held on for a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference second-round series. The Rangers pulled within 2-1 in the best-of-seven series and have a chance to even the series Tuesday. Mika Zibanejad scored a […]

  • Maple Leafs sign Mark Giordano to two-year, $1.6M deal

    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Giordano has agreed to a two-year deal worth $1.6 million. The 38-year-old Giordano had 35 points (eight goals, 27 assists) in 75 games while splitting the season with the Seattle Kraken and the Maple Leafs. Toronto acquired him from Seattle in March. Giordano had two goals and 10 assists in […]

  • Blues, Avalanche dealing with injuries going into Game 4

    The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche will have to work through major injury concerns as their second-round Western Conference playoff series continues Monday. The Avalanche lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 after winning 5-2 in Game 3 Saturday. Game 4 will be played Monday in St. Louis. Colorado lost defenseman Samuel Girard for the rest […]

  • Lightning topple Panthers for 3-0 series lead

    Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the visiting Florida Panthers 5-1 in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoffs second-round series on Sunday and move within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals for a third straight season. Steven Stamkos scored two goals and […]

  • Blues G Jordan Binnington out for rest of series vs. Avs

    St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington will miss the remainder of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Colorado Avalanche due to a lower-body injury, coach Craig Berube announced Sunday. Binnington was injured 6:45 into Saturday’s 5-2 loss after Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen crashed into him. Binnington tried some agility […]

  • Artturi Lehkonen, Avalanche solve Blues in Game 3

    Artturi Lehkonen scored twice Saturday to lead the visiting Colorado Avalanche past the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 of their second-round Western Conference playoff series. The Avalanche lead the series 2-1. Game 4 is Monday night in St. Louis. Both teams suffered major casualties. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington exited 6:45 into the game […]

  • Penguins sign Bryan Rust to six-year extension

    The Pittsburgh Penguins locked in one of their top impending free agents, agreeing to terms with forward Bryan Rust on a $30.75 million deal that keeps him in Pittsburgh for the next six years, general manager Ron Hextall announced Saturday. “Bryan exemplifies what it means to be a Pittsburgh Penguin,” said Hextall. “Since being drafted […]

  • Sam Girard suffers broken sternum; Jordan Binnington also injured in G3

    Colorado defenseman Sam Girard suffered a broken sternum and is out for the remainder of the playoffs, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said after the Avs’ 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Girard suffered the injury early in the first period when Blues forward Ivan Barbashev drove him into the end boards […]

  • Rangers hope home ice sparks offense vs. Hurricanes

    Through two games, the Carolina Hurricanes are getting just enough offense while their defense is hardly giving the New York Rangers any time or space to create much of anything. By constantly bottling up a potent offense, the Hurricanes have established control of the second-round playoff series and they look to continue their effective defensive […]

  • Lightning look to take commanding series lead vs. Panthers

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have been in this situation before. Almost a year ago exactly, in fact. The Lightning will try to take a 3-0 series lead against the Florida Panthers for the second straight postseason when they meet on Sunday afternoon in their Eastern Conference semifinal set in Tampa. The Lightning were unsuccessful in […]

  • Flames look to slow down Oilers’ Connor McDavid in Game 3

    The Calgary Flames know the recipe they want to follow in their Western Conference second-round playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers. When the Flames hit the road for Sunday’s Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is tied 1-1, their plan is to skate in more five-on-five play instead of the special-teams battles seen in […]

  • Oilers overtake Flames to level series at 1-1

    Zach Hyman scored the game-winning goal with Edmonton short-handed midway through the third period, and the Oilers evened their Western Conference semifinal series with a 5-3 road victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday. The best-of-seven Battle of Alberta is tied 1-1 going into Sunday’s Game 3 in Edmonton. With the score tied 3-3, Hyman […]

  • Hurricanes blank Rangers to take 2-0 series lead

    Defenseman Brendan Smith scored a short-handed goal in the second period to fuel the host Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series in Raleigh, N.C. Former Rangers backup goaltender Antti Raanta registered his first career postseason shutout by making 21 […]

  • Avalanche aim to regain form in Game 3 vs. Blues

    The St. Louis Blues elevated their play to earn a split following their first two games of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche will look for a better performance in Game 3 on Saturday in St. Louis. Colorado claimed a 3-2 overtime win in the series opener on Tuesday before […]

  • Rick Bowness steps down as Stars coach

    Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness announced Friday that he is stepping away from the team, effective immediately. Stars general manager Jim Nill also announced assistant coaches Todd Nelson, Derek Laxdal and John Stevens will not return to the team. Nill noted “the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.” Bowness, 67, has […]

  • Jackets sign G Joonas Korpisalo to one-year extension

    The Blue Jackets signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract extension Friday for the 2022-23 season. Financial terms were not announced. Korpisalo, 28, was 7-11-0 with a 4.15 goals-against average and .877 save percentage during an injury-plagued 2021-22 season that ended in March with hip surgery. He has posted a 76-67-21 record with three […]

  • Blues cruise past Avalanche to level series

    David Perron scored two goals, Jordan Kyrou and Brandon Saad also scored and the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night in Denver. Jordan Binnington stopped 30 shots and Pavel Buchnevich had two assists for St. Louis, which evened the best-of-seven series at […]