Philadelphia Flyers cover statue of singer Kate Smith amid racism allegations
Team says several of her songs 'contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values' This statue of American singer Kate Smith outside of Wells Fargo Center, where the Philadelphia Flyers play, has been covered amid reports the team will stop using her rendition of God Bless America due... Read more
Calgary Flames scratching James Neal for Game 5
Austin Czarnik replaces vet, making playoff debut in must-win game Colorado Avalanche defenceman Samuel Girard (49) turns with the puck as Calgary Flames left wing James Neal (18) chases him during Game 2 of their first round series. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press) comments Facing elimination and requiring an offensive... Read more
Red Wings announcement today could see Steve Yzerman named general manager
Multiple media reports say former captain will be named Detroit's new GM In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman speaks during a news conference. The Detroit Red Wings have scheduled a news conference on Friday with their former captain. (File/The Associated Press)... Read more
Sharks jump on Golden Knights to stay alive in series
Tomas Hertl sets the tone with early goal for San jose Barclay Goodrow of the San Jose Sharks reacts after scoring a goal on Marc-Andre Fleury of the visiting Vegas Golden Knights in the second period of Game 5 on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) comments Tomas Hertl provided the... Read more
Blues strike late to take series lead over Jets
Jaden Schwartz scores decisive goal with 15 seconds remaining St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington tips the puck away from Winnipeg Jets' Jack Roslovic during the second period in Winnipeg on Thursday. (John Woods/Canadian Press) comments Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal, but it was a dagger to... Read more
Facing early playoff exit, Flames focused on one game at a time
Colorado leads best-of-7 series 3-1 ahead of Friday's Game 5 Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk says the team isn't looking beyond their do-or-die Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) comments The saying "when eating an elephant take one bite at a time" applies to the... Read more
Jets, Hurricanes set franchise records with speedy opening goals
Early scoring becoming theme of 1st-round battles in this year's playoffs Carolina's Warren Foegele (13) celebrates his goal just 17 seconds into his team's 2-1 win over Washington in Game 4 of their series on Thursday. (Karl B DeBlaker/The Associated Press) comments Quickly jumping out to a lead at... Read more
Hurricanes put a hurt on Capitals, Oshie to tie series 2-2
Carolina's Warren Foegele scores 17 seconds in to set franchise playoff record Washington's T.J. Oshie is hit into the boards during Carolina's 2-1 win on Thursday, tying their series at two games apiece. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images) comments The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game.... Read more
‘We can still fix it,’ Babcock says of team’s poor execution as Leafs head to Boston
Coach points to a couple of mistakes which cost his team Game 4 A breakdown on Charlie McAvoy's first goal of Game 4 on Wednesday was one of a handful of crucial mistakes by the Maple Leafs that led to a 6-4 defeat. Game 5 is Friday in Boston.... Read more
Sidney Crosby says he won’t join Team Canada for worlds
'As you get older there are things that nag you. I’m trying to take care of those' Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said Thursday he won't join Team Canada at the world hockey championship in order to focus on off-season at 31 years old. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) comments Pittsburgh Penguins... Read more