Oct 17, 2010, 2:36 PM EST
Honestly, I thought the NHL went overboard in handing New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski a two game suspension for making the international gesture for fellatio toward Sean Avery. Sure, it was childish and embarrassing, but isn’t that how you’d describe just about every post-whistle scuffle and bit of trash talking? He simply translated that…
Oct 17, 2010, 1:32 PM EST
When it comes to pesky players such as Buffalo Sabres pest Patrick Kaleta, there’s a fine line between doing your job (frustrating opponents into penalties) and hurting your own team by taking bad penalties. There are times when such tomfoolery just falls flat on its face, though. Wednesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils provided…
Oct 17, 2010, 1:10 PM EST
We covered a ton (OK, just 10) of last night’s games, but two of the contests went past our bed times. Let’s recap those late Saturday games for your reading enjoyment. Calgary 5, Edmonton 3 For at least one night, Darryl Sutter’s off-season additions looked like shrewd moves. Alex Tanguay scored the first goal then…
Oct 17, 2010, 12:40 PM EST
Ty Conklin robs Mike Ribeiro of what looks like a certain goal with a stunning save. It might not have won the St. Louis Blues the game (they ended up losing in a shootout), but it allowed them to take a point from the game. Check out that outstanding save after the jump.
Oct 17, 2010, 12:10 PM EST
People throw around “Goal of the Year” praise almost like how people call a film that was released in January the movie of the year, but they might just be onto something with this stunning goal by Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns. Check it out after the jump.
Oct 17, 2010, 12:16 AM EST
We won’t be able to cover the two latest games, but there’s plenty of hockey to go around with 12 games on the docket tonight. Let’s take a look at a busy night in the NHL. Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1 Read all about Brent Johnson and Sidney Crosby’s strong night here. Montreal 4, Ottawa 3…
Oct 16, 2010, 11:43 PM EST
Good news for the Detroit Red Wings: it sounds like Johan Franzen isn’t too banged up. While the sniping Swedish forward did admit that the Mark Fistric hit left him with a “mild concussion,” Franzen said that he was feeling quite a bit better and it doesn’t appear that he’ll deal with too many issues.…
Oct 16, 2010, 10:42 PM EST
Tomas Vokoun earned his second consecutive shutout tonight, keeping the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning off of the scoreboard in a 6-0 win for the Florida Panthers. Vokoun’s contract will expire after the season, so the question is: can the talented but underrated Czech goalie make enough waves to earn one more big contract?
Sidney Crosby, Brent Johnson power Penguins past Flyers; Could there be a goalie controversy in Pittsburgh?
Oct 16, 2010, 9:21 PM EST
Brent Johnson is now 3-0 while established starter Marc-Andre Fleury is 0-3 in this early season. Is it too early to wonder if there might be a goalie controversy in the Pittsburgh Penguins net? Read on for more on that and Sidney Crosby’s dominant night.
Oct 16, 2010, 7:20 PM EST
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. 6:00 PM ET…
Oct 16, 2010, 7:03 PM EST
From the “not that it really matters now” files: the NHL rescinded the major penalty incorrectly given to Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in last night’s game against the New York Islanders. Here is the report, via Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The National Hockey League has rescinded the major penalty that Penguins defenseman…
Oct 16, 2010, 6:23 PM EST
After missing Friday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with flu-like symptoms, Chris Kuc reports that Patrick Kane said he’s feeling better today and should be available for the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. Kane played every game during the 2009-10 season, so Blackhawks fans are not particularly accustomed to the…
Oct 16, 2010, 5:30 PM EST
The NHL is excited about the prospect of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to Matthew Hulsizer. Shocking that they’d be excited about making $165 million right?
Oct 16, 2010, 4:50 PM EST
Last night’s game between Toronto and the New York Rangers saw business pick up late in the game when away from a scrum near the boards, Rangers agitator Sean Avery and Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek got to chatting. Apparently whatever was being said wasn’t to Avery’s liking and he slashed Komisarek twice, first in the…
Oct 16, 2010, 3:54 PM EST
Andreas Lilja finally gets to join the Ducks after getting his visa issues worked out.
Oct 16, 2010, 2:38 PM EST
Discouraging news for the Capitals today as they’ll be without the services of defenseman Mike Green tonight against Nashville. Green left their game on Wednesday against the Islanders with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Also missing tonight’s game for Washington is defenseman Tom Poti who is out with a lower body injury. Jumping…
Oct 16, 2010, 1:38 PM EST
Sharks captain Joe Thornton was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, but it appears that he’s not about to go hitting the open market. The Sharks announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Thornton to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million. Thornton taking a deal worth $7 million…
Oct 16, 2010, 1:15 PM EST
Good news, everyone! Well, for everyone who is an Islanders fan at least.
Oct 16, 2010, 11:40 AM EST
With Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson coming back tonight from his two-game suspension for his hit from behind on Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville, his return to the ice comes at a rather peculiar time as the Blackhawks face the Sabres once again tonight in Chicago. Revenge is on the mind of many fans and perhaps…
Oct 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EST
L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar was working his magic last night in helping the Kings beat Roberto Luongo and the Canucks. Check out his sweet stick handling to get through Canucks defense to dish to Dustin Brown for Brown’s first goal of the game on the way to a 4-1 Kings win. If you’re not…
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