Penguins escape with win despite Predators’ stifling defence
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period of the Penguins’ 5-3 win over Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Jake Guentzel helped the Pittsburgh Penguins avoid a humiliating defeat in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Guentzel broke a... Read more
Read Bettman’s lips: No NHL at the Olympics
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media on Monday before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has emphatically restated that the league will not be making time in its schedule for... Read more
Boucher says Senators should be prepared to ‘start back at zero’ next season
Guy Boucher wants his team to know that they will have to work just as hard next season if they want the same success. (Getty Images) Guy Boucher called the Ottawa Senators’ playoff run a “gigantic step” in the right direction, but cautioned the team should be prepared to... Read more
Scotty Bowman: Winning back-to-back Stanley Cups ‘tougher to do now’
Scotty Bowman, at the helm of the last back-to-back Stanley Cup winners in 1997 and 1998, says it is much harder to pull of that feat in today’s NHL. (Tom Pidgeon/The Associated Press) Scotty Bowman won back-to-back Stanley Cups more than once in an illustrious career behind the bench,... Read more
Spitfires hang on to win thrilling Memorial Cup final
The host Windsor Spitfires defeated the Erie Otters 4-3 in an all-OHL Memorial Cup final on Sunday evening. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) The Windsor Spitfires are Memorial Cup champions for the third time in franchise history. Jeremy Bracco capped a three-point effort by setting up Aaron Luchuk’s winn Read more
Crosby, Malkin changed fortunes of Pens’ franchise
Sidney Crosby, left, and Evgeni Malkin have the Pittsburgh Penguins on the cusp of back-to-back Stanley Cups. (Gene J. Puskar/Canadian Press/Associated Press) Above all else, the Pittsburgh Penguins are here in the Stanley Cup final chasing history because of two long-time organizational pillars: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Stanley... Read more
Stanley Cup trophy sure has grown up over the years
Chicago Blackhawks fans gather around the Stanley Cup trophy to take photographs as it made a stop at Phil Stefani’s 427 restaurant in June 2015 in downtown Chicago. The Stanley Cup has a tradition extending a back to 1893. (Saiyna Bashir/The Associated Press) The Stanley Cup, a tradition that... Read more
Otters forward Alex DeBrincat confident in his abilities despite the knock on size
CHL Player of the Year Award recipient Alex DeBrincat, from the Erie Otters, holds his trophy following a media availability at the Memorial Cup Saturday in Windsor. Windsor will face the Erie Otters in the final of the Memorial Cup. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Alex DeBrincat has been told... Read more
Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Navy: report
Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews moves the puck in front of Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. The teams will reportedly face off in an outdoor game next season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) The NHL will play an outdoor game at a... Read more
5 things to know ahead of Memorial Cup final between Windsor and Erie
Windsor Spitfires goalie Michael DiPietro (64) keeps his eye on the puck as Erie Otters centre Warren Foegele (37) tries to deflect a shot between his legs past Spitfires defenceman Jalen Chatfield (51) during second period Memorial Cup round robin hockey action on Wednesday. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) It’ll... Read more