Vladimir Tarasenko Scores Ridiculous One-Handed Goal

We have featured the exploits of Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko in this space before, and watching him play never gets old. Here he is somehow smacking a backhanded shot past Wild goalie Devin Dubnyk. Tarasenko’s goal was his second second of the game, and Dubnyk was pulled a few minutes later after letting in his… » 4/23/15 12:13am Yesterday 12:13am

Junior Hockey Player Farts Out A Spectacularly Bad Shootout Attempt

This poor schmuck is named Marko Milovanovic, and he is the captain of the Serbian junior national team. During Sunday’s game against Spain, young Marko stepped up to take his turn in the tie-breaking shootout, and proceeded to just fall right the hell down, gently sliding the puck past the blue line and right into… » 4/22/15 3:12pm Wednesday 3:12pm

Brooks Orpik Nailed By Beer After Capitals Win

Nicklas Backstrom knotted the Capitals-Islanders series at 2-2 tonight, on an overtime goal from close to the blue line. An Islanders fan (presumably) wasn’t happy about this, and as the Caps players celebrated on the Nassau Coliseum ice, somebody chucked a beer that hit Brooks Orpik right in the shoulder. It was a… » 4/21/15 11:34pm Tuesday 11:34pm

Report: Jarret Stoll Arrested For Possession Of Ecstasy And Coke

CBS Los Angeles reports that Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested today in Las Vegas on “suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy (or Molly to young people).” Stoll was allegedly in possession of the drugs at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool. Police confirmed the arrest to CBS Las Vegas. » 4/18/15 1:24am 4/18/15 1:24am

Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina Hurricanes

Today on Ask an Indie Rock Dude About Sports, we’re talking to Mac McCaughan, the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill lifers Superchunk and the king of the best hooks in rock 'n' roll since 1989. (For newbies, his tried-and-true staple “Slack Motherfucker” deserves your respect.) In addition to fronting his band, … » 4/10/15 4:30pm 4/10/15 4:30pm

Goalie Doesn't Know Shootout Started, Still Makes Save

Former and maybe future NHLer Paul Bissonnette is currently playing in the AHL for the Manchester Monarchs. He posted a pretty funny video on Instagram from the team’s shootout against the Hartford Wolf Pack earlier today. Apparently it was so loud at Hartford’s XL Center that the Manchester goalie—who had his head… » 4/04/15 11:52pm 4/04/15 11:52pm

Brad Marchand Slashes Opponent In The Nads

You are allowed to do some pretty violent things to your opponent in the NHL, but one of the things you are not allowed to do is hit them in the coin purse with your stick. You have to pay close attention to the above video, but you can see Brad Marchand doing just that to Jonathan Ericsson. Marchand received a two… » 4/02/15 9:59pm 4/02/15 9:59pm

Drew Miller Takes The Sharp End Of A Skate To His Face (GRAPHIC)

Skates aren't supposed to go six feet high, but sometimes when you're being undercut to the ground shit happens. After getting hit in the face by Ottawa forward Mark Stone's skate, Drew Miller immediately got up and skated to the bench, motioning frantically. Luckily, somehow, though Miller suffered deep… » 3/31/15 11:33pm 3/31/15 11:33pm

Canada Man Who Heckles Junior Hockey Games Has No Regrets

Do you remember when you found your calling? It might have happened at a different point in your life than your parents, siblings, or friends. Corey Simms found his about five years ago while watching the St. John's Caps, a junior hockey team based in Newfoundland and Labrador. He decided to yell at their opponents. » 3/30/15 11:55am 3/30/15 11:55am

Milan Lucic Scores Controversial "Kicked" Goal

The above play by Boston's Milan Lucic was ruled no goal on the ice, as the referees determined that Lucic kicked the puck into the back of the net. But upon video replay that ruling was overturned, as it was ruled there was no "distinct" kicking motion from Lucic. NHL rules say that a goal should be disallowed… » 3/28/15 1:39pm 3/28/15 1:39pm

How Those 3-on-3 Overtime Rules Would Cut Down NHL Shootouts

The NHL general managers are having their annual meetings this week and for the second year in a row they are discussing rule changes to decrease the number of games that are resolved by a shootout. The particular ideas they're tossing around—centered around adopting a 3-on-3 overtime—stand a very good chance of… » 3/18/15 12:52pm 3/18/15 12:52pm

What Happens To Enforcers When Hockey Uses Them Up?

More winter Friday nights than not through my first few years of high school, I was in my usual seat at the local arena, three or four rows up behind the home team's bench. On the ice, the Ontario Hockey League's Ottawa 67's, a group of—boys, really, aged 16 to 20. A handful of them would go on to be drafted by NHL… » 3/16/15 3:00pm 3/16/15 3:00pm