The Florida Panthers are the best story in the NHL right now. With a mix of talent both young and old, the Panthers have rattled off 12-consecutive wins — more than one-seventh of the campaign — and have built a five-point lead atop the Atlantic Division. There’s still half... Read more
On Friday, The Hockey News published its midseason NHL award picks and the choices weren’t too surprising. Patrick Kane is the heavy favourite for the Hart thanks to a huge lead in the NHL’s point-scoring race, Braden Holtby should have little trouble winning the Vezina, and Erik Karlsson is in... Read more
Most NHL teams have reached the halfway points of their 2015-16 seasons, give or take a few games. It’s thus a fun time to double every player’s individual statistics and project how they’ll close out the year. Fifty-point guys are 100-point guys, 20-goal men are 40-goal snipers, and so... Read more
There were a lot of people who were happy to see Alex Ovechkin score his 500th NHL goal on Sunday afternoon. His parents were two of them. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis seemed quite delighted. Ovechkin’s teammates and the 18,003 people in attendance at the Verizon Center seemed to be... Read more
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin became the 43rd player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal plateau when he buried a wicked wrist shot past Ottawa Senators netminder Andrew Hammond Sunday night, but you won’t find that goal among the 10 best of his career. Because he possesses such... Read more
The hockey world was shocked and saddened to learn this past Friday of the injury to Denna Laing, a winger with the NWHL’s Boston Pride who suffered a spinal injury at the Outdoor Women’s Classic on Dec. 31. Laing has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in... Read more
The Maple Leafs announced Monday that James van Riemsdyk will miss the next six-to-eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot, and it may as well have been an announcement that any potential playoff push has come to an end. Read more
A week after his trade request, Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin remains the hot topic in the NHL rumor mill. Appearing on on Saturday, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he’s prepared to trade the 20-year-old winger, but only if it’s a deal that helps his... Read more
The NHL’s new review system is all about taking the time necessary to get the call right. That’s why we’ve had delays lasting several minutes on potential offside plays, reviews on goaltender interference and a second look at shots that have come out of the net as fast as... Read more
Edmonton Oilers winger Matt Hendricks was all over the ice Sunday night and it could leave him watching from the sidelines for a game or two after the league announced he will have a phone hearing for a hit he threw on Panthers blueliner Aaron Ekblad. Early in the third... Read more