Oct 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Kari Lehtonen has been razor sharp so far, winning in both of his starts. Could the former second overall pick actually carry a flawed Stars team to the playoffs this season?
Oct 11, 2011, 12:20 AM EDT
It’s unclear if the Sharks will get either Martin Havlat or Antti Niemi back in time for their second game of the regular season on Friday. On the bright side, both seem like they’re inching closer to their returns.
Oct 10, 2011, 11:52 PM EDT
Tomas Vokoun didn’t sugarcoat his lousy debut with the Capitals, saying that his teammates “literally won tonight without goaltending.”
Oct 10, 2011, 10:46 PM EDT
It was an awful night for Tomas Vokoun and a bad one for the Capitals’ top scorers, but pluggers like Jason Chimera and Troy Brouwer saved the day. The Lightning shouldn’t be pleased with their play either, though.
Oct 10, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT
The Devils will live and die by the play of Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise this season. The two star wingers looked quite lively on Columbus Day, then.
Oct 10, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT
Did holiday festivities (or worse, work) force you to miss afternoon games on Columbus Day? Check out highlights of the action here.
Oct 10, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT
The Bruins’ top line of Nathan Horton, David Krejci and Milan Lucic are off to such a slow start that Claude Julien might have to split them up soon.
Oct 10, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT
Mattias Ohlund lost a step or five during the last few seasons, so maybe getting both knees scoped will help him turn things around. It’ll come at a cost, though; he’s expected to miss six to eight weeks to rehab from surgery.
Oct 10, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT
Lightning coach Guy Boucher doesn’t just want the team to remain a thorn in the Capitals’ side – he wants them to be that way in both sides.
Oct 9, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT
Is the Shanahand getting a little heavy now? Many will be surprised that Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been suspended two games for what he claims was an accidental high stick on Matt Calvert.
Oct 9, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT
Devan Dubnyk will be the Oilers’ opening night starter, as he beat Nikolai Khabibulin for the job. It’s going to be a long season in net either way, but Edmonton is hoping to build the large goalie up into a netminder of the future.
Oct 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT
The Canadiens sent Blair Betts back to Philadelphia after he failed a physical.
Oct 9, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT
Tomas Vokoun will make his Capitals regular season debut on Monday. Can people calm down about a goalie controversy yet?
Oct 9, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT
Many believe that Matt Cooke was actually a victim of an illegal hit for once, as Cory Sarich dazed him in last night’s game. There’s no word yet on whether or not the NHL will discuss it with Sarich, though.
Oct 9, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT
Pierre-Marc Bouchard might be in line for league discipline after high-sticking Matt Calvert.
Oct 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT
Winnipeg fans are going to create an insane atmosphere during today’s franchise re-opener, but can a young Jets team keep its composure against the Canadiens?
Oct 9, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT
When you allow 52 shots in a game, you can’t blame it all on your goalie. The sad facts show that Mike Smith’s goaltending isn’t the only problem for the Coyotes, who dropped a 6-3 loss to the Sharks that wasn’t even that close.
Oct 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT
Ilya Kovalchuk clearly responded differently to Jacques Lemaire last season. Will Peter DeBoer get the same kind of effort out of the Russian star, or will the Devils’ $100 million man tune him out?
Oct 9, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT
The NHL’s first three days of action gave the hockey world a taste of what’s to come from the league’s most dramatically altered teams. So which ones are looking good and which ones might want to buy a new decorator?
Oct 8, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT
For two periods and change, it seemed like Dion Phaneuf’s brutal hit on Stephane Da Costa would tell the story of the Leafs’ win against the Senators. Ottawa made it interesting, though, which made Phil Kessel’s four-point game crucial.
Oct 8, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT
The Ducks gave up minor leaguer Jake Newton and seventh round pick in 2013 for exiled Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Cumiskey.
Oct 8, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT
The Nashville Predators’ $6 million forward Martin Erat will miss tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues with an “upper body injury,” according to Josh Cooper. Cooper and many others worry that the vaguely described problem is a recurrence of back issues that kept Erat out of 18 games last season. Erat is in a…
Oct 8, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT
There’s good news for the Blackhawks and bad news for their star opponents: Dave Bolland should be back in the lineup tonight.
Oct 8, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT
If it wasn’t already clear enough, the Avalanche can say officially say goodbye to their great first generation of hockey now that Peter Forsberg’s jersey number will be retired.
Oct 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT
Surprisingly enough, the Blackhawks will roll Patrick Kane out at center during the team’s season opener against the Stars tonight.
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