Saturday night in Boston, Brad Marchand took what looked like an intentional knee to the head from James Neal which resulted in a stoppage at 11:06 of the first period. Read more
If you’re an NHL GM constructing a roster from the ground up, your most difficult task is installing top-end talent. A top defense pairing, an elite goaltender, and a top line comprised of true first-liners. Plenty of teams around the league, even those who call themselves contenders, are missing one or more of these pieces. The most difficult piece to acquire? A No. 1 center. And finding a young one? If you’re not planning to pick in the top five of the draft, good luck. Read more
Tonight, in his most daring stunt yet, Sidney Crosby will grapple with a 6-foot-9 Slovakian brown bear — INSIDE A STEEL CAGE. Eleven games this Saturday and here’s five storylines to get you set for the action. Read more
With Kevin Kennedy
I grew up in Welland, Ontario and played my first game in the local youth hockey arena. I played there all the way up until I got drafted to the OHL and had to move to Toronto. Growing up, it wasn’t just about hockey; I was also in to baseball, golf and volleyball, but after around 16 when I got drafted, it was all hockey. I’d say that both my parents are responsible for getting me into hockey since my dad was always with me at the rink and because my mom took me out skating a lot when I was really young.
As a teenager, I worked at Sport Chek part-time for a bit in Niagara Falls and I also worked as a call center operator for MasterCard when I was around 17 or 18 years old. Read more
The sense of irony was inescapable. It was a Tuesday in late October and Teemu Selanne was standing at his stall preparing to answer questions after a morning skate for – give or take a few – the 1,513th time in his NHL career, including playoffs. Just as the first question was asked, the Anaheim Ducks dressing room sound system kicked in and began playing a familiar song. You know it. You all know it. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s been played immediately after the daddy-daughter dance at every small-town wedding you’ve ever attended. Tom Cruise danced to it in his underwear. Read more
A Leafs-Senators game on Saturday night is reason enough for hockey fans to get fired up, but The Hockey News is adding some fuel to the fire by giving away a signed Curtis Joseph jersey on Twitter tonight. Join Ken Campbell at 7p.m. EST when he takes over The Hockey News’ Twitter account for our latest #THNLive event, sponsored by the ScotiaHockey NHL debit card and the Scotiabank Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime contest. Ken will provide running commentary during the game, interact with @TheHockeyNews followers and give them the opportunity to enter to win the beauty of a jersey you see at the top of this post.
Coming off a 3-2 overtime victory on Thursday that ended a five-game losing streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs will try to carry that momentum when they visit the Ottawa Senators Saturday night. The “Battle of Ontario” rivalry has been one-sided recently as the Leafs have won seven of the past eight matchups — most recently a 5-4 shootout victory in October.
Six games Friday and only two major officiating gaffes. Here’s a rundown of the night’s notable happenings in our morning recap. Read more
There are several good matchups across the NHL tonight, with arguably the best taking place in Boston with the Penguins coming to town.
Here’s tonight’s schedule, where to catch the games and which teams are the “Best Bets” to come out on top.
Philadelphia @ Dallas 2:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-PH, TXA 21
Pittsburgh @ Boston 7:00 PM ET
TV: NHLN-US, ROOT, NESN
Buffalo @ Montreal 7:00 PM ET
TV: CBC, RDS, MSG-B
Toronto @ Ottawa 7:00 PM ET
Florida @ Detroit 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-F, FS-D+
Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ET
TV: CBC, SUN
Nashville @ Washington 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-TN, CSN-DC
New Jersey @ NY Rangers 7:30 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, MSG
Anaheim @ St. Louis 8:00 PM ET
TV: PRIME, FS-MW
Calgary @ Edmonton 10:00 PM ET
NY Islanders @ Los Angeles 10:30 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, FS-W