The Dallas Stars needed to answer back after a 6-1 drubbing in Game 3. They went with Kari Lehtonen in goal, and he turned in a solid performance as Cody Eakin netted the overtime-winner to tie the second-round series 2-2. More
Panthers coach Gerard Gallant, Capitals coach Barry Trotz and Stars coach Lindy Ruff have been named finalists for the Jack Adams Award, though it’s likely a two-horse race between Gallant and Trotz for the award. Gallant led the surprising Panthers to a divisional title and playoff berth, while Trotz’s Capitals were dominant in winning the Presidents’ Trophy.
It's probably unfair to refer to the Islanders trio of Casey Cizikas between Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck as a fourth line. But on the other hand, they make up the best fourth line in the NHL.
Future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr came to terms on a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers on Thursday and will play in his 23rd NHL season.
While the Stanley Cup playoffs get most of our attention in May, here are some fun facts and reasons to keep an eye on the World Championship.
To most North Americans he’s Jori Lehtera, St. Louis Blues center, fine puck distributor and habitual Vladimir Tarasenko linemate. To his native Finns, Lehtera is more. What Chester Cheetah is to Cheetos…Lehtera is to a chip brand? In Finland? Yes, …
Despite trailing at the moment, these three teams have the best chance of making a comeback in their series.
In all likelihood the Maple Leafs will retain the No. 1 pick, select Auston Matthews and still chase Steven Stamkos, while the Oilers may look to deal the No. 4 pick.
John Chayka is 26 years old and will be the next GM of the Desert Dogs. An advanced stats man, Chayka could be part of a sea change in the way NHL teams hire management – though the traditional GM he replaced was pretty good, too.
Meet the new THN, with an updated logo and a fresh look inside! It’s our Playoff Preview edition, where we give a full-page breakdown – including Fantasy Zone, Depth Chart and X-Factor – for each post-season team. Plus, features on Burns, Backstrom, Crawford and much more.Buy now