Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins made their limited chances count. Marchand broke a tie with 2:33 left and the Bruins - held without a shot in the second period - held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Marchand scored off the rebound of Patrice Bergeron's shot.
Marc-Andre Fleury spent the regular season saying all the right things - and just as importantly, doing all the right things - while watching Matt Murray take his job. Never complaining about playing time and doing his best to help the 22-year-old Murray adjust to the grind during his first full season in the NHL. The Penguins held on to Fleury at the trade deadline, keenly aware that the time may come when they would need him to coax a little more magic out of his No. 29 sweater.
Henrik Lundqvist got over his troubles with the Montreal Canadiens in a hurry. The New York goalie survived a shaky first period to make 31 saves in the Rangers' 2-0 victory Wednesday night in their playoff opener. It will be up to the Canadiens to come up with an answer in Game 2 on Friday night at Bell Centre, or risk heading to New York down two games in the best-of-seven series.
Doug Weight said he hadn't thought about whether he wanted to return as coach of the New York Islanders while the season was winding down, but hoped to make a quick decision. The Islanders announced Wednesday that Weight, promoted from assistant coach to interim head coach in January, was a permanent hire. ''I talked about it a lot with friends and obviously my family, people within the organization,'' Weight said on a conference call with the Islanders' beat writers.
The Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks were the NHL's two most-penalized teams this season. A week ago, the Flames' captain seriously injured the Ducks' best defenseman, leading to a third period featuring 106 combined penalty minutes. ''We know the emotions are always going to be ramped up in a playoff series,'' Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said Wednesday.
The Anaheim Ducks will take another shot at an Alberta team as the tangle with the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Edmonton defeated Anaheim last time they met in the playoffs, winning the series 4-1 in the 2006 Western Conference Final. But a lot has changed since then, […]
The St. Louis Blues will meet the Nashville Predators in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and both teams could be considered underdogs. After all, both teams upset their top-seeded opponents in the first round. And both teams weren’t supposed to win, let alone with relative ease. The Predators took out the […]
The Washington Capitals have eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff series victory came on Sunday night, with Washington putting away a 2-1 win in overtime. The series was tight down to the wire, with five of six games going to overtime and each game separated by just one goal. In the […]
The Ottawa Senators have eliminated the Boston Bruins with a Game Six victory on Sunday. They’ll play the New York Rangers in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Clarke MacArthur had the overtime winner and sent Boston packing, with Ottawa taking the game by a final score of 3-2. Bobby Ryan and […]
The Los Angeles Kings have announced John Stevens as their new head coach. Stevens had been serving as the associate coach of the team for the past three seasons and was promoted to the post after the firing of Darryl Sutter on April 10. General manager Dean Lombardi was also fired as the Kings shuffled […]
The Edmonton Oilers have eliminated the San Jose Sharks in six games and will move on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series between the Sharks and Oilers was a tough one, but the upstart Edmonton club won the respect of the experienced San Jose […]
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Alec Martinez: Martinez underwent a minor procedure to correct a recurring groin issue, though he's expected to be healthy for the start of training camp. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Patrice Bergeron said he played through a sports hernia in 2016-17.
Tyler Toffoli has undergone a minor surgical procedure on his left knee.
Frederik Andersen: Andersen will not participate in the 2017 IIHF World Championship with Denmark, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Auston Matthews: Matthews will rest up following a long season and sit out the 2017 IIHF World Championship, David Alter of The Athletic reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Andrei Vasilevskiy: Vasilevskiy will be the the No. 1 goalie for Team Russia at the IIHF World Championship next month, Sergey Demidov of Russia's NHL.com reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.