Senators in tough duplicating improbable Stanley Cup run
The Ottawa Senators’ run of playoff luck ended in double overtime of Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night. (Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press) While the sting was still fresh from a defeat in double overtime, the Ottawa Senators were already hopefully looking to the future after Game... Read more
Subban ‘opened his mind’ to Nashville, Predators’ fans opened their hearts
P.K. Subban, jumping, celebrates the Nashville Predators’ Game 6 win against Anaheim that put them in the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press) It has been an extraordinary 11 months for P.K. Subban. The defenceman moved from the Eastern Conference to the... Read more
Belarus president calls national hockey team ‘spineless’
Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko ripped the national men’s hockey team today, calling them “spineless,” after their poor showing at the world championships. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko called the country’s national hockey team “spineless” after it failed to qualify for the playoffs at the world championships. Lukashenko,... Read more
Heartbreak for Senators as Penguins win in 2OT to advance to Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz celebrates his series-winning goal in double overtime with Sidney Crosby and Ian Cole that eliminated the Ottawa Senators. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators remarkable ride has finally come to an end. Sidney Crosby set up Chris Kunitz for the double overtime winner and his second goal of the night... Read more
Ducks GM feels championship window still open despite injuries to key players
Anaheim Ducks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, right, was part of a laundry list of injuries revealed by the team on Thursday as the Ducks cleaned out their lockers for the summer. (Nick Wass/The Associated Press) The Anaheim Ducks are packing up for the summer with regret over a missed championship opportunity,... Read more
Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes
Nashville Predators’ Filip Forsberg is just one of five Swedish players leading the team in the 2017 playoffs. ( Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Filip Forsberg is having quite the spring for the Nashville Predators, setting franchise records with his eight goals and 15 points. He’s tied the... Read more
Senators, Penguins each have their Game 7 demons
Ottawa’s Dion Phaneuf, left, is confident his Senators can prevail over Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins in Thursday’s Game 7. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) Game Wrap: Senators edge Penguins to force Game 7 1:42 Game Wrap: Senators edge Penguins to force Game 7 1:42 The Ottawa Senators have had a... Read more
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has plenty riding on Game 7
Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) and goalie Matt Murray (30) will be looking for their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in as many years. (File/The Canadian Press) Sidney Crosby was his usual cool self as he prepared for another monumental game in his already storied career.... Read more
Game Wrap: Spitfires advance directly to Memorial Cup final with win over Otters 1:34 Jeremiah Addison had a hat trick as the Windsor Spitfires beat the Erie Otters 4-2 on Wednesday to advance directly to the Memorial Cup final. Erie will play the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion... Read more
Financially strapped KHL cuts team, reveals 6-month salary delay
Metallurg Novokuznetsk will be removed from the KHL next season due to financial concerns. (Mikhail JaparidzeTASS via Getty Images) The Kontinental Hockey League has cut a Russian team as it tries to fix worsening financial problems, including debts to league players of over $17 million US. KHL president Dmitry... Read more