Ryan Callahan slashed Evgeni Malkin’s hands with his stick in the first period of Game 6, so the Pittsburgh center responded by taking a two-handed whack at Callahan’s down-belows. As Callahan’s reactions shows, he connected.
The following is the most satisfying three-act play you will ever witness, in which Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis attempts to make a crack about Yahoo’s decline and dragged out sale process, and gets positively roasted by Puck Daddy proprietor Greg Wyshynski in return:
This here’s Elvis Merzlikins, a 22-year-old keeper playing for Latvia at the IIHF World Championships. His team is tied for last in their group with two points from three games, but he did at least make this killer save against Russia.
What is the absolute worst, most jarring way to learn your team is leaving town? Nope, not that. Nope, that’s pretty bad, but this is worse:
I am so happy, you guys. I have, no fooling, been looking forward to this day for a full year. It is the morning after the WHL Bantam Draft, and just like last year, the draft class is replete with a bunch of 14- and 15-year-olds with names like Vine stars.
The number of truly iconic hockey pictures is surprisingly small. The sport is notoriously difficult to photograph, thanks to the fast-paced action, the elusive puck, and some unique space, proximity, and lighting restrictions. There’s Denis Brodeur (yes, Martin’s father) and his shot of Paul Henderson celebrating…
The richest touring musician in the world is being called to the stage for a soundcheck.
Jonathan Drouin left tonight’s high-scoring Lightning-Islanders game after taking this monstrous wallop in the second period. There was no penalty on the play.
The calls for suspension rang out during the first intermission of tonight’s Capitals-Penguins Game 3 as Kris Letang knocked Marcus Johansson out of the game with a brutal hit.
Just like the traditional hockey saying goes: One minute, your team is up 4-2 in Game 1 of your second-round series, the next minute you’re in the locker room, bleeding from the head after a hockey puck smashes into your face.
The NHL convinced one more person to please like its sport last night. A man on Twitter tuned into Game 7 of Blackhawks-Blues, the first hockey game he had ever seen. He tweeted as he watched, and his enthusiasm was delightful.
That gif above you is a neat encapsulation of the sort of night the Blackhawks had tonight. The St. Louis Blues took Game 7 at home 3-2 and broke Chicago’s 18-game streak of winning in the playoffs when Marian Hossa scores. Chicago outshot their southern neighbors 33-26, but they gave up two goals in the first and…
The Blackhawks lost Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues 4-3 this evening in Chicago, and they’re now just a game away from their Stanley Cup defense ending after one round. The Blues scored two goals early in the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and the Blackhawks lost their cool. Andrew Shaw earned a two-minute…
Kris Letang is clearly excited for Game of Thrones to come back this weekend, because he used his hockey stick like a goddamn battle ax here and went straight for the jugular. The Penguins beat the Rangers 3-1 on goals and 1-0 on attempted decapitations.
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The Capitals are putting the finishing touches on a dominant Game 3 win over the Flyers tonight in Philly to go up 3-0 in the first round. Philadelphia scored first, but the Capitals scored six straight to take a 6-1 lead. Washington’s second came from Alex Ovechkin, who hid behind a linesman before snapping in a hell…
Thomas Hickey’s goal at 12:31 of the overtime period gave the New York Islanders a 4-3 win over top-seeded Florida. The Islanders scored three unanswered goals to come back from the 3-1 second period deficit.
The Washington Capitals opened their Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. John Carlson pinged a slapshot in off a series of Flyers in the second period, and Jay Beagle added another in the third period. Two goals is far less than the nine that the Islanders and Panthers combined…
On the eve of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL released their list of the top-ten selling jerseys from the 2015-16 regular season. Wonder-teen Connor McDavid even snuck on!