1:46 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has been suspended one game after boarding Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara on Friday night during Game 2 of the teams’ first round series. Game 3 is Sunday in Columbus. Kucherov, who led the league in scoring with 128 points (41 goals, 87
by Ryan J. Harr | AHL On The Beat Both in their first season with the Rochester Americans. One a 23-year-old from Sweden and the other an up-and-coming 22-year-old defenseman from Minnesota. Both playing key roles in helping the Amerks qualify for the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. And now both can say they made their National
SAN JOSE, CALIF.—The Shark Tank was rocking after San Jose erased a three-goal deficit in the closing minutes of the first period and appeared to score again in the opening minute of the second. Then, the referee waved it off for goalie interference and gave Vegas a power play that changed the momentum of the
Mark Stone scored the tie-breaking goal on a power play created by a penalty that negated an apparent San Jose goal and the Vegas Golden Knights responded after blowing a three-goal lead in the first period to beat the Sharks 5-3 on Friday night to tie their playoff series at one game apiece. The teams
The Toronto Maple Leafs skated out of TD Gardens last night with a convincing 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins. After a season where the Bruins beat on the Maple Leafs, the nature of the win was surprisingly. In fact, Game 1 wins are rare for the Maple Leafs. The last time they won the
report this ad SAN JOSE, Calif. — Mark Stone scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play created by a penalty that negated an apparent San Jose goal and the Vegas Golden Knights responded after blowing a three-goal lead in the first period to beat the Sharks 5-3 on Friday night to tie their playoff
Image from the Vancouver Giants Gusev looking to join the Golden Knights Igor Eronko: Heard that Nikita Gusev is looking to join the Vegas Golden Knights for their playoffs. Darren Dreger: Gusev’s KHL contract runs through the end of April. His agent JP Barry, CAA Sports and his Russian agent are working on getting his
8:17 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Columbus Blue Jackets followed up their Game 1 surprise with an emphatic win over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning, one of three series that moved to 2-0 on Friday night. The one that’s tied up was delightfully contentious. Here’s what happened last night, and what to watch for
The San Diego Gulls clinched a spot in the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs on Friday night. The Gulls dropped a 4-3 overtime decision in Tucson, but benefited from Colorado’s 3-1 loss to San Jose to secure their third postseason appearance in four years of existence. The AHL’s 2018-19 regular season ends Sunday, and six postseason
Veteran goalie Mike Smith entered Game 1 of the NHL playoffs with the Calgary Flames’ fan base wondering if he was the right man to be their team’s No. 1 goalie. He is 37 and hadn’t played a playoff game in seven seasons. His save percentage this season was .898, well below the NHL average.
Frederik Andersen settled the puck behind his net, patiently faked out the hard-charging Brad Marchand and zipped a pass beyond Patrice Bergeron to clear the defensive zone. It was a subtle sequence in the third period of the Maple Leafs’ convincing 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
If you look at the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a long exam, then the Tampa Bay Lightning failed part one in spectacular fashion. After taking a three-goal lead in the first period of Game 1, they fell back into their bad habit of only playing one or two periods of hockey instead of a full
report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Boston Bruins had some familiar faces back at practice on Friday, including Sean Kuraly, Todd McLellan is not expected to be the next coach in Buffalo and the Calgary Flames have signed Adam Ruzicka. Kuraly, Moore Skate, DeBrusk Absent Kuraly skated at Bruins’ practice with a
Oilers could be made available Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers have some depth on the blueline. They may need to make some decisions on which veterans to move this offseason to create room for some younger players. Adam Larsson has two years left on his deal and would get some trade interest.
7:54 PM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. BUFFALO, N.Y. — UMass defenseman Cale Makar was named the 2019 recipient of
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Brett Sutter of the Ontario Reign is the 2018-19 winner of the Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the AHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the
CALGARY – Rookie left-winger Andrew Mangiapane scored the eventual winner and Mike Smith made 26 stops as the Calgary Flames shut out the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday night to win Game 1 of their first-round series. It took until 14:25 of the second period for the game’s first goal, but it was worth the
Rookie left-winger Andrew Mangiapane scored the eventual winner and Mike Smith made 26 stops as the Calgary Flames shut out the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday to win Game 1 of their first-round series. It took until 14:25 of the second period for the game’s first goal, but it was worth the wait as Mangiapane’s