Auston Matthews returns to put cherry on top as Leafs thrash Habs
Auston Matthews, right, scored twice in his return as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 on Saturday evening. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) Ron Hainsey and Nazem Kadri scored 37 seconds apart in the second period and Frederik Andersen made 33 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs stretched... Read more
Hellebuyck shines again as Jets cruise to 4th straight victory
Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba (8) and New Jersey Devils’ Nico Hischier (13) fight for position in front of Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37). (John Woods/The Canadian Press) The Winnipeg Jets scored a trio of goals in a span of 95 seconds in the second period and went on to... Read more
Sean Monahan’s 1st hat trick helps Flames down Flyers
Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan scored his first career hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images) Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and the rest of the Calgary Flames had something to prove after getting embarrassed in Detroit on Wednesday night. Monahan recorded the first... Read more
Coyotes shock Sens in OT behind Anthony Duclair’s hat trick
Anthony Duclair, centre, completes the hat trick with his game-winning goal as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press) Anthony Duclair scored in overtime to complete a hat trick as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Antti... Read more
Bruins, Blackhawks to play 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame
Gary Bettman, seen here in a file photo, and the NHL announced that Notre Dame Stadium will be the site of the 2019 Winter Classic Read more
Ben Bishop perfect in relief as Stars double up Oilers
Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop blocks a shot during the third period. (LM Otero/The Associated Press) Ben Bishop shut out Edmonton over the last 39 minutes after Kari Lehtonen was pulled, and the Dallas Stars beat the Oilers 6-3 on Saturday. Bishop made 17 saves after replacing Lehtonen early... Read more
NHL ‘not ignoring’ Montreal as league celebrates centennial: Bettman
Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Thursday that the NHL decided not to hold an outdoor game in Montreal to mark the league’s centennial because it couldn’t find a suitable venue. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The NHL wanted to hold an outdoor game in Montreal to mark its 100th anniversary but... Read more
Fewer slashes means more goals; NHL GMs happy with crackdown
NHL general managers attribute a crackdown on slashes like the one pictured to a rise in goals per game. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) If there are any qualms about the National Hockey League’s crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring... Read more
Blue Jackets sign winger Cam Atkinson to 7-year extension
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, who was signed to a contract extension on Friday, has 125 goals and 108 assists in 397 career NHL games. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed all-star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million US. The... Read more
NHL 100: First-ever rule change took less than a month
The NHL game is much different today for goaltenders such as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. During the first month of the inaugural season in 1917, goalies were penalized for dropping to the ice. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press) The five men who met on Nov. 26, 1917 to... Read more