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 8, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT
Anaheim’s George Parros is one of the most infamous fighters in the league and he showed Rangers forward Mike Rupp just why he is.
Oct 8, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT
The Sabres apparently like starting abroad as they beat the Kings 4-2 to go 2-0-0 to start the year.
Oct 8, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT
Brad Richards scored his first goal as a Ranger, but it was Jonas Hiller and Bobby Ryan taking care of business in the shootout.
Oct 8, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT
Who needs a captain? The Panthers don’t, they’ve got four guys wearing the “A” instead.
Oct 8, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT
Jets coach Claude Noel believes that his team can be a playoff team. Being positive knows no bounds.
Oct 8, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT
Chris Campoli was brought into Montreal to be injury insurance for Andrei Markov. Perhaps that position is just cursed as Campoli will be out for months with a leg injury.
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