Oct 9, 2011, 2:17 AM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
Who needs a captain? The Panthers don’t, they’ve got four guys wearing the “A” instead.
Oct 8, 2011, 3:01 PM EST
Jets coach Claude Noel believes that his team can be a playoff team. Being positive knows no bounds.
Oct 8, 2011, 2:17 PM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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.
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