SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Henderson Silver Knights, their game scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, at Bakersfield (AHL Game #272) has been postponed. The Silver Knights organization will be following enhanced protocols at the direction of team medical staff and the AHL. A
The New York Islanders return to action after two games were postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak within the roster and essentially, are starting the season from scratch. After a grim November, where the Islanders lost eight consecutive games to close out the month, leaving them with five wins in the first 17 games of
8:30 AM ET The NHL’s 2021-22 season hit the quarter mark last weekend. While that means we have a long way to go, it also means we have some insight into which teams are thriving, which teams are spiraling and which teams have just left us baffled. Here are the Stanley Cup contender tiers —
Calgary Flames (13-4-5, second in the Pacific) vs. Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4, sixth in the Pacific) Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings +126, Flames -148; over/under is 5.5 BOTTOM LINE: Calgary hits the road against Los Angeles looking to prolong its three-game road winning streak. The Kings are 2-5-4 in Western
Until we are told otherwise, NHLers will be heading to Beijing to compete at the Olympics, and sports talk in this country will centre around picking Team Canada. Players are essentially auditioning for a spot and the rosters will change on a regular basis. Between now and the team announcement, I’ll be giving you the many
The Tampa Bay Lightning and their fans have had a lot to be happy about in the latest era of their history. Of course, there are the two Stanley Cup championships and the potential to threepeat on the horizon. However, there are more detailed aspects of the organization that both the team and fans can
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Ontario Reign forward Martin Frk, Tucson Roadrunners forward Matias Maccelli and Colorado Eagles goaltender Justus Annunen have been selected as the league’s award winners for November. Frk, the AHL Player of the Month, totaled five goals and nine assists for 14 points in eight games
The New York Rangers have remained competitive in the talented Metropolitan Division with a record of 13-4-3. The team is in third place in the division and is looking to maintain pace with the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, who are in first and second place, respectively. The Blueshirts have high expectations for this season
7:21 PM ET Associated Press NOVI, Mich. — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has officially been ruled accidental, and the case is now closed, the
NEW YORK – Edmonton Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell and Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri have been named the NHL’s “three stars“ for November. Draisaitl led the NHL in goals (15), points (27), power-play goals (eight), power-play points (11) and game-winning goals (4) across 13 appearances to propel the Oilers
Ottawa Senators forward Josh Norris spoke out Wednesday about the previous day’s deadly school shooting in his hometown of Oxford, Mich. Norris, wearing a shirt with a patch that included “Oxford” and the number 42, was visibly shaken as he spoke with the media ahead of his team’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Norris is from Oxford Township, a
While the Ottawa Senators remain dead last in the NHL (nine points in 19 games), there’s a late Christmas present on its way. The World Junior Championship runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Red Deer and Edmonton. This year, the Senators boast several prospects poised to make an impact for their home country.
📝 by Patrick Williams To find some of the roots for the successful start that the Stockton Heat have authored this season, go back to the 2019 NHL Draft. That event’s first day, a Friday night at Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver, the Calgary Flames dipped into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to land
The Washington Capitals don’t have the luxury of a veteran franchise goalie that can meet the demands of a full season. Well, not yet at least. They do, however, have two young, very capable netminders that can take them far. It would be wise for head coach Pete Laviolette to keep utilizing both Ilya Samsonov
7:00 AM ET December is upon us in the 2021-22 NHL season — and with it the annual tradition of predicting which teams will make the playoffs based on their spot in the standings after American Thanksgiving. There were some eye-opening performances over the past week that produced some notable changes in our Power Rankings.
New Jersey Devils (9-7-4, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Minnesota Wild (15-6-1, first in the Central) St. Paul, Minnesota; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -194, Devils +158; over/under is 6 BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts New Jersey aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak. The Wild have gone 8-2-0 in home games.
Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux was suspended five games on Tuesday for biting Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk. In a video released by the NHL’s department of player safety, the league said Lemieux bit down on Tkachuk’s left hand “with a substantial amount of force.” Lemieux and Tkachuk were grappling on the ice in
The Buffalo Sabres have had an up-and-down 2021-22 NHL season so far, capitalized by their red hot 5-1-1 start to the season and the cooling down (read: crashing down to earth) that followed. With just three wins in their last 10 games, the Sabres sit at 8-11-3 in the standings, and sixth out of eight