Friday, 09.18.2015 / 4:52 PM
The Canadiens have not had a French-speaking captain since Vincent Damphousse in 1999, and the past two captains, Saku Koivu and Brian Gionta, never made a public declaration like the one Pacioretty made in French.
This was big, and a sign that Pacioretty fully understands how important the issue of language is for the captain of the Canadiens.
"It's very important for me," Pacioretty said...
Friday, 09.11.2015 / 3:00 AM
Sweden in the gold-medal game.
Finland is ranked fourth in the International Ice Hockey Federation 2015 men's rankings, but it will be missing a wealth of experience at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey compared to recent tournaments. Forwards Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu and defensemen Sami Salo and Kimmo Timonen have retired since winning bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Perennial Vezina Trophy...
Wednesday, 09.09.2015 / 1:00 PM
the game 5:04 into the third on a goal by Olli Jokinen, then went ahead with 3:54 remaining when Saku Koivu beat Esche after a defensive breakdown by the U.S.
"We gave up 12 shots on goal and found a way to lose," coach Ron Wilson said after the 2-1 loss. "Maybe their strategy was to lull us to sleep. It was one of those muck-and-grind games. It looked slow. It turned into an ugly game. We seemed...
Tuesday, 07.14.2015 / 3:00 AM
that more. Things happen quicker and faster, so it's good. Small rink or big rink, you can play hockey if you are good."
Rantanen started playing hockey at age 4 in Nousiainen, which is in western Finland. He said his parents "were always watching hockey" and had season tickets for TPS Turku.
Fellow countrymen Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne were his favorite NHL players, but Sidney Crosby turned him...
Friday, 05.29.2015 / 5:00 PM
of his better games, and that's what we're looking for," Perry said.
Getzlaf, Perry and defenseman Francois Beauchemin are the holdovers from the 2007 team; Beauchemin had a brief stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in between.
Anaheim's makeup has changed since 2007, and the leadership has shifted from Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu to Getzlaf and Perry, who have led the Ducks statistically...
Tuesday, 05.26.2015 / 2:31 AM
of the playoffs. Kesler has six goals and six assists in the postseason (14 GP).
* Elias notes that Anaheim’s two goals in the opening 5:42 of Game 5 were the second-fastest two goals to begin a playoff game in franchise history. The fastest two goals were on April 20, 2011, when Fowler scored at 4:41 of the first period and Saku Koivu scored 33 seconds later at 5:14 in Game 4 of the Western Conference...
Wednesday, 05.06.2015 / 1:51 PM
CALGARY -- There was a time when Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf tried to do too much off the ice.
Looking to fill the leadership void left by defensemen of Scott Niedermayer and Chris Pronger, and forward Saku Koivu, Getzlaf struggled to find the balance between on-ice all-star and off-ice veteran.
No more. He's struck that balance.
"When I got here, he did all the really good things...
Monday, 05.04.2015 / 4:33 PM
-called "twins" Getzlaf and Perry have set the example.
"This year, more than any other year, they've realized that it's their team," Boudreau said. "[Getzlaf's] been the captain for a while, but there was always Teemu [Selanne] and Saku [Koivu] around. They were born leaders in the whole situation, but now that they're not there, I think they understand that, 'Hey, we've got to be the leaders. We've got...
Monday, 04.27.2015 / 7:50 PM
forechecking and defending the opposition's top lines, then comes scoring. It's a niche he began to hone during the 2012-13 season when he played with Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik.
"Playing with Saku helped a ton," Cogliano said. "Even Winnik. Really they gave me a good base to play with, and a good two guys to learn that game from, because I was never in that situation. I just felt like things took off...
Monday, 03.30.2015 / 10:46 AM
ont remporté le trophée Bill-Masterton: Max Pacioretty (2011-2012), Saku Koivu (2001-2002), Serge Savard (1978-1979), Henri Richard (1973-1974) et Claude Provost (1967-1968).