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 2017 NHL Entry Draft may have been lost in the shuffle amidst an uncharacteristically busy summer for the league, but 31 players were selected in the first round on Friday and 31 players will have a chance to make a major impact in the years to come. We’ll have a look at the top […]
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Brandon Saad. The 25-year-old Panarin won the Calder Trophy in 2016 and had 74 points in 82 games last season, including 31 goals. In his first season with the Blackhawks, he had 77 points in 80 games. The […]
The Edmonton Oilers have traded forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Ryan Strome. “Obviously, this is a first experience for me,” Eberle said. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind day. It’s something I’ve never gone through before and it’s a different experience but something I definitely knew would […]
The National Hockey League has dished out their awards for the 2016-2017 season. Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid picked up the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. He is the third youngest player to win the Hart Trophy, with Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby winning at age 19. McDavid beat out Crosby and […]
The Vegas Golden Knights have revealed their roster piece by piece at the NHL Awards, with a jumble of trades and exchanges making things interesting for this unprecedented event. Vegas general manager George McPhee has been busy working the phones and has been in a unique position of power over the last while. It will […]
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entirety of the 2017-2018 NHL season, the team announced Wednesday. The 38-year-old has been fighting a progressive skin disorder for years and the severe side effects of his medication will make playing hockey an impossibility next season. “While I am disappointed that I will not be able […]
NHL Player News
Jori Lehtera: Lehtera was shipped to Philadelphia in a Friday trade, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Brayden Schenn: Schenn has been traded to the Blues, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
The St. Louis Blues have acquired Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jori Lehtera, the 27th overall pick in 2017, and a conditional first rounder in 2018.
Owen Tippett: Tippett was drafted 10th overall by the Panthers at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Michael Rasmussen: Rasmussen was drafted ninth overall by the Red Wings at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
Casey Mittelstadt: Mittelstadt was drafted eighth overall by the Sabres at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.