Phil Kessel Mad; David Booth Also Mad

Phil Kessel and David Booth got into a shoving match during today's Maple Leafs' practice. The brouhaha didn't escalate to punches, however, and teammates separated the two players. » 3/27/15 3:40pm Friday 3:40pm

In "A Whole New Low," Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres' Loss

Above is video of Sam Gagner's overtime goal to put the Coyotes over the Sabres. The game was in Buffalo, yet the crowd cheered the Arizona winner. Cheered loudly, and spontaneously, to the point where if you're not a hockey fan, you might wonder if Coyotes fans travel particularly well. (They do not. And if Yotes… » 3/27/15 9:15am Friday 9:15am

Matthew Wuest, the founder of CapGeek—which tracked hockey contract details—passed away Thursday due to colon cancer. Wuest shut the site down in January, announcing that he could not continue it due to his health. » 3/19/15 9:08pm 3/19/15 9:08pm

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 12:50pm 3/18/15 12:50pm

Kyle Turris, Damn

There is still plenty of room on the Senators bandwagon (which you should not board, because it will undoubtedly career off the road and burst into flames with impeccable comedic timing). » 3/18/15 10:23am 3/18/15 10:23am

NHL GMs have recommended the league go to a 3-on-3 overtime to reduce the number of games that end in a shootout. It looks like it'll pass when the players and owners get to vote on it in June, but it's not clear what form it'll take. » 3/17/15 5:21pm 3/17/15 5:21pm

Max Pacioretty Makes A Nice Pass For An Assist ... To The Wrong Team

This is not Canadien forward Max Pacioretty's finest moment, as he clearly thought the man behind him was a teammate, not Lightning forward Steven Stamkos. Stamkos still had to get off a nice snipe to beat Carey Price, but the man is third in the NHL in goals. He doesn't need any extra help. » 3/17/15 12:23am 3/17/15 12:23am

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

Andrew Hammond Wins Again, Raises Hamburger In Triumph

Andrew Hammond's story is the best in the NHL right now, and the Senators are pushing for a miracle. But I can't shake the sense that the headline here ought to be "Magic hamburger doesn't explode after being thrown onto the ice." » 3/16/15 10:37am 3/16/15 10:37am

Rangers Goalie Cam Talbot Somehow Stopped This Shot

Nicklas Backstrom, on the right, received a pass from Joel Ward across the goal. He had the puck at this moment. Look at where Rangers goalie Cam Talbot is, and all the wide-open net available. Backstrom shot; Talbot made the save. » 3/12/15 1:10pm 3/12/15 1:10pm

Kevin Hayes Will Finish When He's Damn Well Ready

Sweet little goal from the Rangers' Kevin Hayes last night, sneaking in behind the Isles' defense, hulking up and throwing off Thomas Hickey, spinning, and scoring on Jaroslav Halak just before getting leveled by Matt Martin. » 3/11/15 10:45am 3/11/15 10:45am

Winnipeg Found A New, Crotchpunchingly Painful Way To Lose

If you are a Winnipeg fan, you are used to things not going your way. So please don't be surprised when the Jets miss out on the postseason by a point or two, and this game-losing goal from the neutral zone with a minute left amounts to the difference. » 3/11/15 10:00am 3/11/15 10:00am

Bruins Rookie Follows "Adult Massage" Girls On Twitter Before Road Trip

David Pastrnak, a talented winger taken in the first round by Boston last summer, is already making an impact with the big club. The rookie has 15 points in 24 games since being recalled on Jan. 8, and has slotted in nicely in the Bruins' top six. He's also just 18 years old, and someone needs to show him how to find… » 3/10/15 10:01am 3/10/15 10:01am

How Do You Let Someone Score From His Stomach? (Be The Oilers)

Alexander Semin deserves all the accolades for his effort on today's no-look goal from his stomach, but of course it happened against the Oilers. It's fitting. » 3/08/15 10:09pm 3/08/15 10:09pm

David Schlemko Scores Silky Smooth Shootout Goal

The Bruins and Flames had to go to the eighth round of the shootout to find a winner, but what a winner it was. Defenseman David Schlemko—who the Flames just claimed on waivers—pulled a nice little do-si-do that completely fooled Tuukka Rask, and secured both points for the Flames. Just look at that little tap in! » 3/05/15 10:42pm 3/05/15 10:42pm

TSN Will No Longer Air Tweets On Live Broadcasts

TSN sure screwed up when they broadcast a joke tweet saying that Joffrey Lupul was sleeping with Maple Leaf teammate Dion Phaneuf's wife, Elisha Cuthbert, but they've come up with a foolproof plan to prevent this type of situation from ever occurring again: they're going to stop airing "public" tweets on live… » 3/04/15 8:44pm 3/04/15 8:44pm

Here's a thing, by Cathal Kelly and about Phil Kessel and the importance of being nice to reporters, that a lot of people are talking about. You're a smart sports fan. I bet you have an opinion, too! » 3/04/15 9:37am 3/04/15 9:37am

The Panthers Just Dressed Two Different Emergency Goaltenders