Feb 8, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT
With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.
Sharks-Capitals injury updates: Alex Semin, Antero Niittymaki to dress tonight; Mike Green’s status is unclear
Feb 8, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT
Good news for the Sharks and Capitals: Antero Niittymaki and Alexander Semin are expected to dress for their respective teams tonight. Mike Green’s status is unclear, however.
Feb 8, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT
Here are previews for today’s six games, including a rare match between the Sharks and Capitals.
Feb 8, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT
Martin Brodeur is day-to-day with a “non-operable knee sprain.” There is no timetable for his return.
Feb 8, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT
Ray Emery cleared waivers to go to the AHL today, giving him a chance to undergo a conditioning stint with the Syracuse Crunch.
Pittsburgh Penguins still in the dark about Sidney Crosby’s concussion problems, with no timetable for his return
Feb 8, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT
With no timetable for his return from concussion problems, the Penguins must deal without Sidney Crosby … maybe even for the rest of the season and playoffs.
Feb 8, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT
Without their staggering depth from last season, the Blackhawks must scratch and claw like most other teams as they find themselves in 11th place in the West. While that frustration boiled over after a 3-1 loss to Calgary, we must ask: will the Blackhawks eventually make the playoffs? Read more in this post and share your thoughts by voting in our poll.
Feb 8, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
Ondrej Pavelec made the February 7 Save of the Night.
Feb 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
The unusual nature of the Canucks’ “bench assist” earns Mikael Samuelsson and Ryan Kesler the February 7th Goal of the Night.
Feb 8, 2011, 1:20 AM EDT
Here are recaps of the three late games, featuring Ilya Bryzgalov’s second shutout in a row.
Feb 7, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT
Check out this video, which celebrates the 135th anniversary of the first mention of a hockey puck.
Feb 7, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT
Here are recaps of the first half of Monday night’s games, including a triumphant return for Pavel Dastyuk, Devan Dubnyk’s shutout of the Predators and the continued misery of the Thrashers.
Feb 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT
Who made last week’s best save: Niklas Backstrom, Cam Ward, Rick DiPietro, Ty Conklin or Scott Clemmensen? Vote in the poll to decide.
Feb 7, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT
Who scored the best goal for the week of January 31 to February 6: Ville Leino, Sergei Kostitsyn, Ilya Kovalchuk, Henrik Sedin, Kyle Wellwood or Johan Franzen?
Feb 7, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT
After seemingly slamming the door on a return for the 2011-12 season shut, Devils coach Jacques Lemaire left the possibility open (at least slightly) by saying he’ll discuss next season after this one.
Feb 7, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT
While most of those problems will likely be related to his health – particularly an eternally wonky foot – immigration issues present the first hurdle for Peter Forsberg’s latest NHL return.
Feb 7, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT
Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s six games.
Feb 7, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT
With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Southeast Division.
Feb 6, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.
Feb 6, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT
Before you get ready to eat guacamole/buffalo wings and watch football/commercials, check out these recaps of today’s hockey games.
Feb 6, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT
Brooks Laich discusses the Capitals’ defensive-minded win against the Penguins in this video clip.
Feb 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Here is a preview of next game’s NBC Game of the Week, as the Boston Bruins will visit the Detroit Red Wings.
Feb 6, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT
Martin Brodeur left the Devils’ game against the Canadiens with what might be a bruised knee. The team says he won’t return for “precautionary reasons.”
Feb 6, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT
Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury discuss how the Rangers and Red Wings are fighting through injuries, even if New York is benefiting from much better goaltending than Detroit.
Feb 6, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT
The Capitals shut out the Penguins 3-0 in NBC’s Game of the Week. The contest ended in an ugly fashion thanks to a knee-to-knee hit by Matt Cooke on Alex Ovechkin.
- Video: Patrick Kane scores a beauty against Buffalo 1
- Extended overtime likely to be on agenda in GMs’ March meeting 24
- Lundqvist shuts out Red Wings to claim 300th victory 10
- NHL on NBCSN: Hawks know they can’t take Sabres lightly 10
- NHL on NBC: Red Wings, Rangers fight to cling onto playoff spots 2
- Video: Flames score center-ice goal against Canucks’ Lack 18
- Stars believe Lehtonen suffered concussion from Haula collision (update) 23
- Video: Stars retire Mike Modano’s jersey 11
- Rostislav Klesla passes on joining Sabres organization following trade 12
- Ryan Murray has knee surgery, likely done for season 1
- Canucks trade Luongo to Panthers (93)
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler (68)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (66)