How a night in a Philadelphia bar inspired the Blues’ infectious ‘Play Gloria’ celebration
St. Louis has moved from last in NHL to Western final since they started playing it Laura Branigan's song "Gloria" reverberates throughout the Enterprise Center in St. Louis after every Blues goal and victory. (Associated Press) comments The Boston Red Sox have Sweet Caroline, the Chicago Blackhawks have Chelsea Dagger and... Read more
Leafs sign team president Shanahan to 6-year extension
Toronto secures Shanahan through 2024-25 season Toronto Maple Leafs president, Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25, the club announced Tuesday. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press) comments Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25, the club announced Tuesday. Since the Toronto... Read more
Blues’ defence fuels offence as St. Louis evens series with Sharks
Another huge game from San Jose's Couture wasted in loss St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo, left, celebrates with teammates Robert Thomas (18) and Pat Maroon (7) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period in Game 2. (Ben Margot/The Associated Press) comments Defencemen Vince... Read more
Ducks’ Kesler expected to miss upcoming season after hip surgery
2nd time 34-year-old has had procedure done Anaheim's Ryan Kesler is expected to miss next season after having hip surgery. (Harry How/Getty Images) comments Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Kesler is expected to miss the upcoming season after undergoing right hip resurfacing surgery last week. The Ducks said the surgery... Read more
Has the clock struck midnight for the Cinderella Hurricanes?
Boston native Matt Grzelcyk scores twice as Bruins coast to 2-0 series lead Boston Bruins defenceman Matt Grzelcyk celebrates his goal in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 12, 2019 in Boston. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) comments... Read more
Bruins thump Hurricanes to take 2-0 series lead in East finals
Matt Grzelcyk has 1st career multi-goal game for Boston Boston Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk, left, celebrates one of his two goals against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday in Boston. (The Associated Press) comments With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still... Read more
Sharks top Blues in opener of West final
Timo Meier scores twice, adds assist for San Jose San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Timo Meier (28) and Brent Burns (88) celebrate a goal by Meier as part of a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference final in San Jose,... Read more
Leafs say injured Tavares will return to off-season training in 1 month
Forward left world championship with oblique injury sustained in practice Maple Leafs centre John Tavares will return to his off-season training program in one month after suffering an oblique injury in preparation for the world championships, the team announced on Saturday. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images) comments The Toronto Maple Leafs... Read more
Canada drops opener to Finland at hockey worlds
Projected high pick Kaapo Kakko leads way with 2 goals Finland's Kaapo Kakko, left, scores his side's first goal past Canada's goaltender Matt Murray at the hockey world championships in Kosice, Slovakia, on Friday. Finland won the tournament opener 3-1. (Petr David Josek/Associated Press) comments Finland continued its recent... Read more
Friends, family pay respects to life of NHL Hall of Famer Red Kelly
Lanny MacDonald, Frank Mahovlich serve as honourary pallbearers at funeral Red Kelly, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings great, died last Thursday at the age of 91. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images) comments Friends and family gathered for the funeral of Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings legend Red... Read more