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  1. Sidney Crosby gets the OK for full contact in practice

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal

    A few days after being teased with the possibility, the Penguins and their fans can celebrate a big step: Sidney Crosby participated in his first full contact practice since January today. This post includes a small update on Evgeni Malkin, too.

  2. Tomas Vokoun should start vs. Penguins tonight

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    Alexander Semin; PK Subban;

    With Michal Neuvirth injured, the Capitals re-called Braden Holtby. One would assume that Holtby will back up Tomas Vokoun, but you never know with Bruce Boudreau …

  3. Chris Kunitz will forecheck for Penguins for two more years

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Chris Kunitz, Shaone Morrison

    The Penguins gave Chris Kunitz a two-year extension that will pay him the same as his current deal today. Read more about his impact on and future with the team in this post.

  4. Is Boudreau pressing the right buttons or just hitting nerves?

    Oct 13, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Bruce Boudreau has been making some surprising decisions and comments lately, but it seems like he’s been at least partially right with all of them. Where do you stand on the Capitals coach, though? Is he heading in the right direction or hurtling toward unemployment?

  5. Blue Jackets experienced NHL’s worst first week

    Oct 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Steve Mason

    With zero wins and just one point in their first four games – three of which were at home – it might be safe to say that the Blue Jackets had the worst first week in the NHL.

  6. Poll: Who will be the last NHL team with 0 points?

    Oct 13, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Miikka Kiprusoff

    The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets are the only teams in the NHL who haven’t earned a standings point yet. Which team will be the final one stuck on zero?

  7. Video: Stanley Cup ring brings back Tim Thomas’ humbling past

    Oct 13, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT

    Tyler Seguin

    Take this look back at the Bruins accepting their 2011 Stanley Cup rings – a moment that brought back some humbling memories for Tim Thomas.

  8. No subject is taboo for Flyers fans’ boos

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five

    Flyers fans booed opposing players shown during a commercial, which would be on par with normal behavior … except that was an ad for “Hockey Fights Cancer.”

  9. Videos: Breaking down Carolina’s much-needed first win

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:05 AM EDT

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    Jay Harrison, Cam Ward, Nathan Horton

    The Hurricanes combined strong goaltending, solid special teams work and an opportunistic offense for their first win of the 2011-12 season.

  10. Video: Tyler Seguin’s fearsome wrist shot

    Oct 12, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

    Tyler Seguin

    Want a clip to point to if you’re arguing in favor of more ice time for Tyler Seguin? Check out this video of his impressive wrist shot goal from tonight’s loss against the Hurricanes.

  11. Statement made? Flyers earn third win in a row

    Oct 12, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

    Claude Giroux, Ilya Bryzgalov and the rest of the remodeled Flyers are making GM Paul Holmgren look like a mad genius through their first three games of the 2011-12 season.

  12. Slow starts plague Bruins, Canucks early in season

    Oct 12, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Both the Bruins and Canucks are suffering from slow starts in the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  13. Video: Canadiens might need a ‘miracle’ to overcome injuries

    Oct 12, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Keith Jones thinks that the Canadiens might need a “miracle” to overcome yet another season full of tough injury issues. If nothing else, the team will lean that much more on budding stars Carey Price and P.K. Subban.

  14. Video: Jeremy Roenick is tired of the Sidney Crosby roller coaster

    Oct 12, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Like many other people in the hockey world, Jeremy Roenick is tired of all the Sidney Crosby concussion updates.

  15. Video: Milbury, Jones discuss Tampa Bay’s troubled defense

    Oct 12, 2011, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay’s defense was already questionable last season, but losing Mattias Ohlund makes that spot an even bigger worry. Watch this video to find out more about their situation.

  16. Alex Ovechkin doesn’t seem happy with Bruce Boudreau’s comments

    Oct 12, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Alex Ovechkin seemed to bristle when asked about Bruce Boudreau’s critical comments.

  17. Paul Holmgren sure likes dealing with the Kings

    Oct 12, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    Paul Holmgren

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has a thing for making deals with the Kings. He’s trying hard for their relationship to be like the Wild and Sharks.

  18. Nice run, kid: Chicago sends Brandon Saad back to junior hockey

    Oct 12, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Brandon Saad

    After being a revelation in training camp for the Blackhawks, Brandon Saad is headed back to junior hockey.

  19. Two problems solved: Minnesota trades Eric Nystrom to Dallas

    Oct 12, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

    Eric Nystrom

    Eric Nystrom is headed to Texas but not to join the Wild’s farm team. He’s now a Dallas Star.

  20. Not a repeat: Rick DiPietro leaves practice early after taking shot in the mask

    Oct 12, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Rick DiPietro

    We promise you we don’t keep this story on file just in case. Rick DiPietro left practice early after taking a puck in the head.

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