7:00 AM ET ESPN staff As the third week of the 2021-22 NHL season gets rolling, we have two captivating games on the docket on Tuesday night. At 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, two Western juggernauts take aim at one another as the Vegas Golden Knights visit the Colorado Avalanche. At 8:30 p.m. ET on
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Springfield Thunderbirds defenseman Scott Perunovich has been selected as the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending October 24, 2021. Perunovich notched one goal and five assists in three weekend games for Springfield as the Thunderbirds moved to the top of the Atlantic Division.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Los Angeles Kings might be getting good news after what looked like a serious injury to defenseman Drew Doughty. Meanwhile, the status on a Vladimir Tarasenko trade seems to change weekly. How long will he be staying with the St. Louis Blues? The Ottawa Senators seemed to have dismissed
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and Ville Husso recorded his second career shutout as the St. Louis Blues remained undefeated in five games with a 2-0 victory Monday night over the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues are off to a 5-0 start for the first time in franchise history. The Kings
Frederik Andersen made 24 saves against his former team and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by defeating the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday night. Sebastian Aho, Steven Lorentz and Nino Niederreiter scored second-period goals for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov added an empty-netter and Jaccob Slavin had
In this edition of Los Angeles Kings News & Rumors, I’ll be discussing the recent injury to Drew Doughty and how the team proceeds without him. I’ll also be discussing some line experimentation from coach Todd McLellan and the Ontario Reigns hot start to the American Hockey League (AHL) season. Doughty’s Injury Against the Stars
10:44 AM ET New Jersey Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine late last week, the team confirmed to ESPN on Monday. When fully vaccinated, Blackwood would be eligible to play for the Devils on the road against Canadian teams and to compete for a roster spot on Team Canada
Connor Ingram waited 24 years, 207 days to make his NHL debut. Though it probably felt like longer for the Nashville Predators goalie. He waited 1 minute, 25 seconds Sunday to make his first NHL save, a shot from the Minnesota Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek. Five seconds later he made his second, this time against
For just the fourth time since joining the NHL in 1979, the Edmonton Oilers have started the season 5-0. The Oilers opened their schedule with home victories over the Vancouver Canucks (3-2), Calgary Flames (5-2), and Anaheim Ducks (6-5) at home, then defeated the Arizona Coyotes (5-1) and Vegas Golden Knights (5-3) on the road.
NEW YORK – Winnipeg Jets left-wing Kyle Connor, Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid and New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week. Connor led all scorers with eight points (five goals, three assists) in three games as the Jets earned five of a possible six standings points.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were missing several key regulars, but they didn’t have any problem with a high-powered Toronto team stuck in an early slump. Drew O’Connor scored twice, his first career two-goal game, and the Penguins routed the Maple Leafs 7-1 on Saturday night. O’Connor, who is tied for the NHL scoring lead among rookies,
On November 16, 2019, then Toronto Maple Leafs’ head coach Mike Babcock took his team into Pittsburgh to play the Penguins. The team was on a four-game losing streak, and when they left the building that streak had grown to five. The team never showed up for Babcock and was overwhelmed by a score of
6:43 AM ET The only certain thing about the first month of the NHL season is uncertainty. It’s a time when the Buffalo Sabres have a better record than the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights. It’s a time when Alexander Kerfoot is outscoring Mitchell Marner. It’s a time when the undefeated San Jose
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Garrett Wilson has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. Hartford on Oct. 23. Wilson was assessed an instigator penalty within the final five minutes of the third period, resulting in an
They say hindsight is 20/20. So, I’m quite positive every single NHL general manager looks back wistfully at former players who simply couldn’t cut the mustard on his team but then found stardom playing for another franchise. Of all positions, it’s no secret that goaltenders are the most difficult to evaluate and develop. Their progression
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ilya Sorokin made 42 saves, Josh Bailey and Matthew Barzal scored and the New York Islanders beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-0 Sunday night. The Islanders recorded consecutive road shutouts after blanking Arizona 3-0 on Saturday. The Islanders improved to 22-4-4 on the back end of back-to-back games under coach Barry
The Ottawa Senators added some depth at centre to make up for a string of recent injuries. The Senators acquired 25-year-old centre Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, the team announced Sunday evening. That seventh-round pick initially belonged to San Jose, but was sent to Ottawa
The Montreal Canadiens are off to their worst start since the 1995-96 season and general manager (GM) Marc Bergevin is in the last year of his contract. Bergevin isn’t going to fire head coach Dom Ducharme after just signing him to a three-year extension. If he wants to shake things up, Geoff Molson, the owner