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  1. Bruins ready to rebound from poor Game 5

    May 12, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Everything the Boston Bruins did wrong in Game 5, that’s what the need to do more of and better in Game 6. Not just the emotion they failed to show (or used at the wrong times in the wrong way), but the crispness of their play, the overall effort they put forth on the ice.…

  2. Chris Chelios likely to retire

    May 12, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Chris Chelios and the Chicago Wolves were bumped by the Texas Stars last night from the AHL playoffs, ending their season and once again bringing up questions over his future in hockey. This time, Chelios says that he’s most likely retiring: “I’m 99-percent sure that I think that will end it as a career,” Chelios…

  3. Sami Salo: Tough guy of the year?

    May 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    “Balls of Steel!!” That was the cheer that rang out last night at GM Place as Sami Salo took the ice. While the Canucks ultimately lost the game and the series, seeing the courage and the toughness on display by Salo was inspiring. Especially when you consider what he went through just to play last…

  4. Ray Whitney named captain of Team Canada

    May 12, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ray Whitney, the grizzled veteran on a team full of youngsters, has been handed the captaincy of Team Canada in the wake of Ryan Smyth’s fractured ankle. Whitney was the logical choice after Smyth went down with the injury, even if it’s not a role he’s normally taken during his hockey career. Perhaps it was…

  5. Islanders talking with Mets about possible move to Queens

    May 12, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    According to a Newsday report (subscription required), Islanders owner Charles Wang has talked with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon about possible moving the team to Queens to be part of a shared complex with Citi Field. Per Katie Strang: “I’ve had conversations with Charles,” Wilpon said by phone Tuesday, “and we’ve talked about Queens. We’d like…

  6. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Goal of the Night

    May 12, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Dave Bolland puts a dagger into the hearts of the Canucks with a last-minute, shorthanded goal at the end of the second period.

  7. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Save of the night

    May 12, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Antti Niemi holds off a barrage from the Canucks at the end of the second period.

  8. NHLPA's grievance against Lightning on hold

    May 11, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT

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    The grievance against the Tampa Bay Lightning, on behalf of Stephane Veilleux, has been put on hold while the NHLPA takes time to have the player review certain details. The grievance was supposed to be filed today. Per Damian Cristodero of the Lightning Strikes blog: “The PA is still working on the grievance and they…

  9. Dallas Stars sign Kari Lehtonen to 3-year contract

    May 11, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

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    The Dallas Stars have announced they have signed goaltender Kari Lehtonen to a three-year contract extension, worth $10.65 million and $3.55 million a season. It’s likely, as it is with the other contracts Joe Nieuwendyk has handed out lately, that the deal is backloaded to alleviate some of the stress on the Stars’ limited payroll.…

  10. Langenbrunner on Lemaire: "There were some differences of opinion."

    May 11, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    While we’re never learn exactly what went wrong between Jamie Langenbrunner and Jacques Lemaire — I’m sure Langenbrunner’s sub-par play didn’t help — we do have some clues as to why Langenbrunner was so upset after being scratched on April 3. Lemaire scratched him supposedly to send him a message after a number of poor…

  11. Salo skates, likely game-time decision

    May 11, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Well, you have to hand it to him. Sami Salo is one tough SOB. Just two days after being taken to the hospital for a possible ruptured testicle, Salo was back on the ice today for the Canucks in their morning skate. According to Mark Spector, Salo “skated gingerly”, and he will be a game-time…

  12. Move to Winnipeg would force Avalanche to Pacific Division

    May 11, 2010, 2:07 PM EDT

    According to a CBC report, the NHL has drawn up a 2010-2011 schedule that includes a Winnipeg team as part of a contingency plan should the NHL fail to keep the Coyotes in Arizona. Moving the franchise from Phoenix to Winnipeg drastically alters the geography of the Western Conference. As such, the report states that…

  13. Vigneault careful to praise Kevin Bieksa

    May 11, 2010, 1:42 PM EDT

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    Kevin Bieksa played his best game of the playoffs on Sunday night in Chicago, an overall inspiring effort that his team will need more of as the series heads back to Vancouver tonight. While Sami Salo hasn’t exactly been ruled out for tonight’s game, you have to think he’s likely out as he tries to…

  14. Catch PHT on RLD Hockey Talk @ 1pm EDT

    May 11, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    I’ll be on RLD Hockey Talk today at 1 p.m. EDT, talking playoff hockey with the guys from Red Light District hockey.Be sure to check it out here, and stop by in the chat room if you have time.

  15. Savard has had enough with Mike Richards

    May 11, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

    It took nearly 55 minutes, but the Boston Bruins finally showed some emotion in last night’s game against the Flyers. Unfortunately, at that point the Bruins were down 4-0 and already it was inevitable that the series was headed back to Philadelphia for a Game 6. At the heart of the festivities between the two…

  16. Patrice Cormier to face criminal charges

    May 11, 2010, 11:25 AM EDT

    Patrice Cormier, former captain of Canada’s world junior hockey team, will face criminal charges for a hit on Mikael Tam on January 25. According to CBC Sports, Cormier will be charged with assault with intent to injure, after his hit sent Tam into convulsions on the ice. It was a brutal, highly illegal hit that…

  17. Stars close to contract extension with Kari Lehtonen

    May 11, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News is reporting this morning that the Dallas Stars are close to a 3-year contract extension with goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Lehtonen, a restricted free agent, needed a qualifying offer that at least matched his $3 million salary from last season. With a three-year extension, the Stars would more than…

  18. NHLPA files grievance against Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 11, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    The situation in Tampa Bay, as the team searches for a general manager, is getting a bit messy as we learn that the NHLPA is planning on filing a grievance against the Lightning on pending free agent Stephane Veilleux. According to a report by Michael Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune, agent Alan Walsh is saying…

  19. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal of the Night

    May 11, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Simon Gagne, back from a toe injury, scores his third goal of the series with a backbreaking, breakaway goal.

  20. Video: Brian Boucher goes down

    May 11, 2010, 6:26 AM EDT

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  21. Brian Boucher out 'several weeks', sprains both knees

    May 10, 2010, 11:02 PM EDT

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    The preliminary news on Brian Boucher is not good, as we learn that he sprained both knees when he was rolled over by his own defenseman, and that according to Paul Holmgren he’s going to miss significant time. Per CSN: Paul Holmgren said Brian Boucher hurt both knees and will be out for several weeks…

  22. Canadiens head to Game 7 with 4-3 win over Penguins

    May 10, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Series tied 3-3 With all due respect to the diehard, and very vocal, Penguins fans out there, I wish there was some way the next game could be played right back at the Bell Centre. With one of the loudest and most electric crowds I’ve ever seen backing them…

  23. Coyotes future in Arizona in doubt; Ice Edge backs out

    May 10, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

    Ice Edge Holdings was seemingly the last chance for the City of Glendale to keep the Coyotes in Arizona and tonight we learn that that talks have broken down between the city and Ice Edge, leaving the possibility of the team staying in Arizona in serious jeopardy. An agreement was necessary to be in place,…

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