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  1. Nikolai Khabibulin’s stellar play stealing the show in Edmonton

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:49 AM EST

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    While it’s awfully early in the season to get too excited about the play of any one player, one guy you have to think is doing especially well considering all things is Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. After an off-season filled with more questions about whether or not he would be going to jail for drunken…

  2. Red Wings sign head coach Mike Babcock to four-year contract extension

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:13 AM EST

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    Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will get to deliver his death stare in Detroit for four more years. The Wings announced they’ve signed Babcock to a four-year contract extension. Babcock has been instrumental to getting Detroit to stay on top of things in the Western Conference and brought Detroit their most recent Stanley Cup…

  3. Around The Rink – October 11

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

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    Happy Columbus Day to all of you fortunate enough to have a bank holiday to sit around and watch afternoon hockey. There are three games dropping the puck before the sun sets today while you’re kicking back enjoying some lasagna to celebrate everyone’s favorite 15th Century Italian explorer. All times are eastern because that’s the…

  4. Flames’ Rene Bourque and Adam Pardy injured in 3-1 win over Kings

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:03 AM EST

    While the Flames were able to secure their first win of the year tonight, a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, they were able to also add a couple more names to their ever-growing injured list. Forward Rene Bourque and defenseman Adam Pardy both left tonight’s game with separate ailments and their status is,…

  5. You make the call: Shawn Horcoff’s reviewed goal vs. Florida

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:56 PM EST

    Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff was able to net the game-winning goal in the Oilers 3-2 win over Florida tonight, getting rookie Taylor Hall his first NHL point in the process as Hall landed an assists. Horcoff, however, would see his goal get reviewed by the gang in Toronto as the puck went off his skate…

  6. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec released from hospital

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EST

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    The news for Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec is getting better. After collapsing Friday night in a game against the Washington Capitals and spending the last three days in an Atlanta hospital, Pavelec has been released and now rests at home to recover. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. After losing consciousness…

  7. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson gets called out by coach Cory Clouston

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 PM EST

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    While the life of a rookie is often viewed as being tough in the NHL, sometimes the life of a second-year player is even harder. After all, you’ve shown what you can do once before and the expectation levels go up. For Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, the first two games of his season have put…

  8. Paul Martin says Devils were never a factor in free agency, expects to get booed by fans

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EST

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    Penguins defenseman Paul Martin’s off-season was filled with intrigue as an unrestricted free agent. When teams came calling bidding for his services, he had two serious competitors in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The team missing from that list was his former team the New Jersey Devils. Did Martin spurn the Devils to sign with their…

  9. Today's starting goalies – October 10

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:50 PM EST

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. Just two 8:00…

  10. NHL suspends Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for one game

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:25 PM EST

    To the surprise of few, the NHL suspended New Jersey Devils enforcer Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for one game after he instigated a fight in last night’s game against the Washington Capitals. Here’s the league’s statement on the matter. New Jersey Devils forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has been automatically suspended for one game, without pay, for instigating a…

  11. Report: Anaheim Ducks sign Andreas Lilja to one-year deal

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    Andreas Lilja might not be getting the kind of $1 million deal he passed on with the Detroit Red Wings during the summer, but it sounds like he might finally land an NHL job. With Andy Sutton on the mend with a broken thumb, the Ducks have a hole to fill on their already shaky…

  12. Opening games in Finland just beginning of Carolina Hurricanes' brutal October schedule

    Oct 10, 2010, 4:10 PM EST

    Hockey experts break down player additions and subtractions, goaltending, overall team talent, coaching and various other attributes. Yet when people make predictions or judge teams, it seems like a club’s schedule rarely gets the attention it deserves. The Carolina Hurricanes must be happy they took the maximum four points out of their European vacation, because…

  13. Video: Tyler Seguin scores his first NHL goal in style

    Oct 10, 2010, 3:15 PM EST

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    There are goals that every player grows up dreaming about scoring. Maybe the odd blooper of a goal wasn’t the kind of thing Patrick Kane envisioned as a kid in Buffalo, but it certainly was the right showing and a testimony of his great skill. Another goal people dream up is their first career tally.…

  14. Report: Cam Janssen to miss two weeks with concussion, sternum contusion

    Oct 10, 2010, 2:05 PM EST

    Jason Gold reports that St. Louis Blues enforcer Cam Janssen will miss two weeks thanks to injuries incurred in last night’s season opener. St. Louis Blues enforcer RW Cam Janssen (concussion & sternum contusion) is expected to miss 2 weeks. Concussion and sternum contusion? Jeez, rub some dirt on it. (Seriously, though, that sounds terrible.…

  15. Injury woes, possible suspension could force Devils to dress less than 18 players Monday

    Oct 10, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

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    When you lose a game 7-2, there might be some bad news for you the next day. Let’s take a look at three notes on the New Jersey Devils, thanks to our MSNBC cousins at Anton Volchenkov received big bucks from the Devils in part because of his seeming lack of fear when it…

  16. Tim Thomas blanks Coyotes, Tyler Seguin scores first career goal in Bruins' 3-0 win

    Oct 10, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins 3, Phoenix Coyotes 0 After losing an ugly game to the Coyotes yesterday, the Bruins came back strong and will leave Prague 1-1 thanks to a great effort today. Tim Thomas earned a shutout (making 29 out of 29 saves), Tyler Seguin scored his first career goal* thanks to a great pass by…

  17. Video: James Wisniewski levels Jamie Benn; Benn appears OK

    Oct 10, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

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    Dallas Stars power forward in the making Jamie Benn took a savage hit from New York Islanders defenseman James Wiesnewski last night, a check that forced Benn to leave last night’s win. While coach Marc Crawford seems optimistic that Benn will be OK, he did tell Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News that they…

  18. Pekka Rinne day-to-day with 'lower body' injury from last night's game

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:50 AM EST

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    Even if it’s slightly exaggerated, it seems like the Nashville Predators are forced to find a new starter every year since their No. 1 always gets hurt. First, it was Tomas Vokoun making way for Chris Mason. Mason then had to fight off Dan Ellis, who was scuttled aside for their current big-money guy, Pekka…

  19. Hands off the faux-hawk: Mike Green and Ilya Kovalchuk get in a fight

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:20 AM EST

    There have been plenty of improbable fights lately. In the preseason, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin had a brief and semi-comical clash with Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash. Friday’s Detroit Red Wings shellacking of the Anaheim Ducks brought out the Ducks’ worst habits, which forced multiple Lady Byng winner Pavel Datsyuk to start a…

  20. Reminder: today's Phoenix Coyotes-Boston Bruins game begins at 10:00 AM ET

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:30 AM EST

    The NHL can throw some crazy start times at you, but because today’s Coyotes-Bruins game is in Prague, the game will air on Versus NHL Network at 10:00 AM ET. Just a gentle reminder for you early-rising hockey fans that this one will start early. The Boston Bruins will probably go into today’s game with…

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