Missouri TV Station Airs Branson Country USA Instead Of Game 7

Hockey fans in Joplin, Mo. hoping to see an exciting Game 7 between Chicago and Anaheim tonight aren’t getting live Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey on NBC. No, their affiliate KSNF has the most redneckian of redneck shows on instead: Branson Country USA. The channel helpfully advises viewers looking for hockey to tune… » 5/30/15 8:53pm Saturday 8:53pm

Blackhawks Top Ducks 3-2 In Triple OT

It isn’t the prettiest goal you’ll ever see—and it’s no head goal—but it did the trick just fine. Blackhawks forward Marcus Krüger punched the puck past Frederik Andersen 16 minutes and 12 seconds into the game’s third overtime; the longest game in the Chicago Blackhawks’s 89-year history. (It was only the second… » 5/20/15 2:23am 5/20/15 2:23am

Potential Double OT-Winning Goal Disallowed For Being Too Awesome

Hockey players regularly play soccer in the locker room before games, and Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw pulled his best Ronaldo impression when he headed in a goal that left the city of Chicago thinking they’d won Game 2 of the Western Conference Final in double overtime. But no! It turns out that’s illegal. But… » 5/20/15 1:16am 5/20/15 1:16am

Ottawa Senators Make Public Plea Seeking Liver Donor For Ailing Owner

A statement issued today on the Ottawa Senators’ official web page announced that team owner Eugene Melnyk is in urgent need of a live liver donor, with links for fans to investigate if they might be a match. Melnyk had been conspicuously absent during the team’s run to the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the release today… » 5/14/15 7:27pm 5/14/15 7:27pm

Calgary Seemingly Screwed By No-Goal Call, Ties Game Late Anyway

Down 2-3 with about six minutes left in the third period against the Ducks, the Flames really could have used a goal. And they seemingly got one on this shot by Sam Bennett that looked to barely cross the line before being kicked out by goalie Frederik Andersen. But the call on the ice was no goal, and after a review… » 5/06/15 12:27am 5/06/15 12:27am

Photos: Nassau Coliseum Ice Removed For The Final Time

Some sad, beautiful photos here, as work crews tore up the rink at Nassau Coliseum for the last time, as the Islanders will open next season in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Fort Neverlose was never pretty—and in its later years was barely functional—but so much hockey history was made here, and more importantly than… » 5/05/15 2:35pm 5/05/15 2:35pm

Petr Mrazek Makes Unbelievable Lunging Stick Save

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat up on Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek tonight, scoring four goals against him (plus an empty-netter) in a 5-2 victory to force Game 7. Despite the poor result, Mrazek had the save of the game (of the playoffs? of the season?) with this crazy lunging robbery of Brian Boyle. The goal was so… » 4/27/15 11:27pm 4/27/15 11:27pm