(Page 115 of 217)
Latest Headlines

Gaudreau, Wilson, Gagner named 'Three Stars'

Monday, 12.29.2014 / 12:00 PM / News

NEW YORKCalgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson and Arizona Coyotes center Sam Gagner have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 28.


Gaudreau led the NHL with five goals (5-0—5) and shared the League lead with a +5 rating to power the Flames (19-15-3, 41 points) to a pair of wins. He opened the week by recording a natural hat trick, his first career three-goal game, in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Kings Dec. 22. At 21 years, 131 days, he became the youngest Flames player to post a hat trick since Dec. 28, 1987 (Joe Nieuwendyk). Gaudreau then added two goals, including the game-winning marker, in a 4-1 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers Dec. 27. The 21-year-old Salem, N.J., native and reigning Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner ranks second among rookies in goals (12), assists (17) and points (29) in 36 games this season. A fourth-round selection (104th overall) by the Flames in the 2011 NHL Draft, Gaudreau made his NHL debut on April 13 in Vancouver, scoring his first goal on his first career shot.


Remembering NHL family members lost in 2014

Monday, 12.29.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

John Kreiser - Managing Editor

The end of another year offers the chance to reflect on the previous 12 months.

For all of the tremendous accomplishments that took place this past year, 2014 was also defined by those we lost – among them a true hockey icon and three other Hockey Hall of Fame members.

Here's a look at some of those in the hockey world who left us during the past year:


Larkin, Matthews lead U.S. past Germany at WJC

Monday, 12.29.2014 / 12:26 AM / 2015 World Junior Championship

Sean Farrell - Correspondent

MONTREAL -- Jack Eichel and the United States served notice Sunday that they are a force to be reckoned with at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Eichel, who is a top-two prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft, scored his first goal on a wraparound in the third, and Dylan Larkin had two goals and an assist to lead the U.S. to a 6-0 win against Germany at Bell Centre on Sunday.

Auston Matthews, Hudson Fasching and Sonny Milano also scored for the U.S., which remained undefeated at 1-1-0-0. Brandon Halverson (New York Rangers) made 14 saves.

The U.S. dominated play throughout the game, outshooting Germany 53-14, including a 22-5 advantage in the first period. Ilja Sharipov made 47 saves for Germany (0-0-0-2), which lost 4-0 against Canada on Saturday, and was named Germany's player of the game.


Around the League notebook for Sunday, Dec. 28

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 11:47 PM / News

NHL Public Relations


After falling behind 4-2 during a six-goal second-period, the Florida Panthers scored four unanswered goals in the final period, including Brad Boyes’ game-winner with 3:15 remaining, to win their fourth consecutive home game and improve to 6-0-1 in their past seven at BB&T Center.

* The Panthers (16-9-8, 40 points) have reached 40 points through 33 games for the fifth time in franchise history (1995-96: 48 pts.; 1996-97: 45 pts.; 1999-2000: 43 pts.; 2011-12: 42 pts.); they are fifth in the Atlantic Division and sit two points behind the Washington Capitals (18-11-6, 42 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.


Russia tops Switzerland to remain unbeaten at WJC

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 8:55 PM / 2015 World Junior Championship

Goaltender Igor Shestyorkin made 32 saves to help Russia to a 7-0 shutout win against Switzerland at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday in a preliminary-round game of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Russia (1-1-0-0) moved into second place with five points in Group B and trails Sweden by one point. Switzerland (1-0-0-1) dropped to third place in the group.

Shestyorkin (New York Rangers) was impressive in his first start of the tournament, holding his ground when Russia was outshot 14-4 in the second period.

Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich (Rangers) had one goal and two assists. Forwards Ivan Barbashev (St. Louis Blues) and Vladislav Kamenev (Nashville Predators) each had two points.

"It was a pretty tough game for us," Barbashev said, according to the IIHF website. "In the first period, we played really well. In the second period, we let up and took too many penalties, but we did a good job on penalty-killing. In the third, we played like in the first."


Domi using childhood advice for Canada at WJC

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 4:48 PM / 2015 World Junior Championship

Sean Farrell - Correspondent

MONTREAL -- Max Domi is putting into practice for Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship advice he got as a youngster from family friends Mario Lemieux and Mats Sundin to shoot the puck whenever the opportunity is there.

Domi (Arizona Coyotes), the son of Tie Domi, scored for a second straight game at Bell Centre on Saturday and Canada recorded its second shutout win in two days with a 4-0 victory against Germany.

There really wasn't any question about him shooting when he put Canada up by three at 9:14 of the third period; the 19-year-old forward joyfully stuck out his tongue to celebrate after he scored on a back-door tap in off a no-look backhand pass from Sam Reinhart (Buffalo Sabres).


Bruins recall Caron, place Fraser on waivers

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 2:56 PM / News

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, December 28, that the club has recalled Jordan Caron from Providence and placed forward Matt Fraser on waivers. Caron joined the Bruins for the team's practice at TD Garden on Sunday.

Caron has skated in two games this season for Boston. In total, the 24-year-old has competed in 125 games for the Bruins, notching 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points. Caron has also skated in nine NHL postseason games for Boston, where he has tallied one goal.

The forward has played in 23 games for the Providence this year, racking up nine goals (second on the team) and 10 assists for 19 points (third on the team) with a plus-three rating. In his AHL career, Caron has skated in 134 games with Providence, posting 36 goals and 42 assists.

The 6’3”, 204-pound Sayabec, Quebec native was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


Jordan Staal to return to Hurricanes lineup Monday

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 2:26 PM / News

Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal will make his season debut Monday against the Montreal Canadiens.

Staal missed Carolina's first 35 games because of a broken bone in his right leg sustained in a preseason game.

"I've been getting a little anxious the last few weeks, and I'm feeling comfortable on the ice," Staal told the Hurricanes website. "I'm just getting back to the speed of things."

Staal returned to the ice Dec. 6 to test the feeling in his ankle and leg before traveling and skating with the Hurricanes on a regular basis.


Islanders activate goalie Halak off injured reserve

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 1:12 PM / News

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak returned to practice Sunday after being activated off injured reserve.

Halak was placed on IR on Saturday, retroactive to Dec. 20, with a lower-body injury. He is 18-6-0 with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and three shutouts.


Around the League notebook for Saturday, Dec. 27

Sunday, 12.28.2014 / 10:34 AM / News

NHL Public Relations


Derek Stepan scored a shorthanded goal, power-play goal and an even strength goal for his third career hat trick to power the New York Rangers to their eighth consecutive victory. Per Elias, Stepan is the first Rangers player to score three such goals in one game since Brendan Shanahan on Dec. 3, 2006 against the New York Islanders.

* Stepan is the second Rangers player in as many games to have a hat trick, following Rick Nash on Tuesday against the Washington Capitals. Per Elias, the last time the Rangers had a hat trick in two consecutive games was Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, 1994 (Mike Gartner vs. PIT; Adam Graves vs. NYI).

* Stepan has four goals and eight points on his five-game point streak and ranks fourth on the Rangers with 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) in 21 games this season.

* The Rangers have won eight consecutive games for the first time since an equal stretch from Dec. 27, 1974 to Jan. 11, 1975.

* In addition, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 12 straight games against Metropolitan Division opponents (11-0-1). Elias says this marks the first time the Rangers have earned a point in 12 straight divisional matchups since the NHL adopted the four-division format in 1974-75.

First | Prev | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121-126 | Next | Last
Quote of the Day

The last time I did it was 1994 and surprise, 20 years later it’s still working. I don’t do it very much, though. I don’t think I had it. I’m kind of surprised. It was probably because I went to church before the game.

Panthers veteran forward Jaromir Jagr on the move that produced his second goal in a 4-2 victory against the Senators on Sunday
AMP No Bull Moment of the Week