Artem Anisimov is in his ninth season in the NHL and he has, apparently, not been thinking about this moment. After scoring his first career hat trick, all in the third period and all crucial for a 6-3 Blackhawks win over the Rangers, the 29-year-old center was asked what he was going to do with the puck. “I don’t…
Little-known Red Wing Luke Witkowski beat the heck out of Calgary’s Brett Kulak at the end of a Detroit blowout tonight, with a potential gray-area extra punch after he already clearly won. Their fighting sparked additional fisticuffs between the two teams, the kind of which one rarely sees in the NHL these days.
The Arizona Republic uncovered federal records showing that the Arizona Coyotes have been the subject of two investigations by the National Labor Relations Board since October 2016. In the documents are claims that the Coyotes failed to properly pay its employees, spied on employees, threatened them when they tried to…
Canadiens goalie Carey Price has an overall save percentage of .877 and hasn’t looked like himself all season. He hasn’t played at all since Nov. 2, when he gave up five goals against Minnesota in a 6-3 loss. The team initially ruled Price as day-to-day with a “lower body injury,” but now it’s a little more…
I think I’ll be giving Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman way too much credit if I imply in any way that he knew what he was doing here. But even if his goal yesterday against the Colorado Avalanche in Stockholm, Sweden was a complete accident, it’s still something I’ve never seen before.
Center Brian Boyle got his New Jersey Devils a 1-0 lead with a goal early in the first period of tonight’s game against the Oilers. And it felt pretty damn good: because it ended a 29-game scoreless streak, sure, but chiefly because it was his first goal since being diagnosed with leukemia in September.
You know how in the old NHL games, you could just lazily tap the X button and see the puck move in a flawless straight line right onto your teammate’s stick? Well, the Tampa Bay Lightning just recreated that unlikely gameplay with some tic-tac-toe passing that padded their lead against San Jose.
The Vegas Golden Knights have surprisingly emerged as one of the NHL’s more fun teams in the opening portion of the season, and winger Pierre-Édouard Bellemare gave them another great moment in the first period tonight against Montreal.
For a brief moment in yesterday’s Blue Jackets-Lightning third period, veteran Tampa defenseman Dan Girardi brought back a lost art. As Columbus’s Matt Calvert focused on bringing the puck into the offensive zone, Girardi laid him out in the middle of the ice, delivering a clean shoulder check with enough power to…
Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin announced today via Instagram that he is creating a “social movement” called “Putin Team,” which he says is meant to unite Russia and support its current president, Vladimir Putin.
Connor McDavid did another Connor McDavid thing Wednesday, with a brilliant deke on Olli Määttä that set up an easy tap-in goal for Leon Draisaitl. It was McDavid’s second assist in the game, and it gave the Oilers a 2-1 advantage that, unsurprisingly, they would not keep for long.
The L.A. Kings had 0.9 seconds last night to try to score off an overtime faceoff before their 1-1 game with Boston would head to a shootout.
Alex Galchenyuk has struggled this season, scoring just two points with zero assists in 10 games as he’s been shuffled up and down the Canadiens’ lineups. The left winger was on the top line as recently as last week; he was on the fourth line in last night’s 4-0 loss to the Kings. As Galchenyuk goes, so goes the Habs,…
Look at alllll that net facing Noah Hanifin, and the unpreferable positioning of Frederik Andersen, on his pads, off-balance, and stuck near-side after making a save a split second before. Easy goal, right? Not if you know a little trick I like to call “reading the headline.”
Blues goalie Jake Allen was doing just fine through the first half of last night’s game against Calgary, holding down the fort while his team took a 3-1 lead. But just when you think you’re safe, that’s when some devious frozen water will turn you into a fool. While trying to play the puck behind his net in the second…
I’m generally over hockey fights, both for their silliness and their safety concerns. So here’s a good reminder that for as right-thinking as I’d like to imagine myself, I’m entirely willing to drop all principles the second something cool happens.
I think I’ve sort of avoided writing about them, because it all seems too deeply weird to be real, let alone to be anything close to sustainable, but there’s really no other option but to acknowledge it now: The Vegas Golden Knights, by pure winning percentage if not quite by points, have the best record in the NHL.
The NHL clearly knew that they had a great game on their hands tonight, with two of its three biggest stars—Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby—going toe to toe in Pittsburgh. They even promoted it like a must-watch event!
Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare condition in which the immune system attacks the body through the peripheral nervous system.
Practicing stickhandling can be a dull, repetitive exercise for any hockey player. But Columbus Blue Jackets winger Artemi Panarin, who’s already extremely good with the puck, has found a way to make it the highlight of anyone’s day.