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.
Oct 8, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT
Wojtek Wolski’s groin issues are putting him back in the press box for today’s game in Europe against the Ducks.
Oct 8, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT
Mike Commodore is on IR with a wonky knee so Brendan Smith gets called up from the AHL with time to serve for his head shot on Ben Smith.
Oct 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
Bruce Boudreau’s decision to start Michal Neuvirth in the team’s season opener over Tomas Vokoun isn’t giving Vokoun happy thoughts.
Oct 8, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT
When we figured Jamie Benn to be a breakout player, we knew it meant a lot of goals. The smashed glass after a body check was a nice surprise though.
Oct 8, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT
Remember how Marcus Johansson was going to be the breakout player for the Caps? Mathieu Perreault must not have been listening to all that.
Oct 8, 2011, 10:54 AM EDT
When you’ve got Rick DiPietro, Evgeni Nabokov, and Al Montoya to choose from to start the first game of the year, the choice is obvious, isn’t it? Not so fast.
Oct 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Losing Ilya Bryzgalov in the offseason created a huge hole between the pipes for the Phoenix Coyotes. Does the organization really think that Mike Smith can fill the void left by the star Russian netminder? Absolutely.
Oct 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Members from the Kings and the Ducks knew what to expect by starting the season in Europe because they started the 2007-08 season in London. What lessons did they learn and what are they doing differently? A few different players share the positives and negatives of starting the season across the pond.
Oct 8, 2011, 2:53 AM EDT
Good thing the Sharks brought Thomas Greiss back as an insurance policy. With Antero Niittymaki out and Antti Niemi unable to return for opening night, Greiss will be the man between the pipes for opening night.
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