NY Islanders win first playoff series since 1993

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Captain John Tavares' game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 6 propelled the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday night that clinched their first playoff series victory since beating the Penguins in the 1993 Patrick Division(!) Finals. The end of ridiculously long droughts allows for one ...

Canada shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Woe, Canada. While many Americans are hanging on to their typical presidential election year promise to flee for the Great White North should such-and-such candidate be elected, they may want to reconsider. No one up there seems to know how to play hockey. With the Flyers beating the Capitals on Wednesday night, ...

There’s a petition to remove NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Disgruntled hockey fans have started a petition for the removal of NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury that is starting to gain serious traction. The petition currently has over 5,000 signatures (and counting) from fans who are not fond of Milbury and his role with the network. According to the petition: "His rude ...

NHL suspends Ovechkin and Toews for missing All-Star game

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Two of the NHL's biggest stars won't be participating in the league's all-star activities this weekend, and the NHL is not happy. Both Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews will miss the all-star game due to injury and illness respectively, which should be legitimate excuses to not take the ice in a game ...

Report: NHL All-Stars to receive personalized Gibson guitars

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

According to a tweet from Adam Vingan, a Nashville Predators beat reporter for The Tennessean, every NHL All-Star will receive a personalized Gibson guitar. The pictured guitar above is for the Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. And if the guitar was not enough, you can see there are a number of other ...

Blackhawks Quenneville becomes NHL’s No. 2 wins leader

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A wise man once told me "NHL coach hirings and firings are like changing your pants. They're not news." To a degree, that is true. Hockey coaches are so recyclable that they would be endorsed by Captain Planet. So in that environment (see what I did there?) it is quite impressive ...

Los Angeles Kings add Lecavalier, Schenn in trade with Flyers

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The Los Angeles Kings have had a phenomenal season so far, as they currently sit 10 points ahead of second-place in the Pacific Division and have the third-best record in the NHL. The usually slow-starting squad has been on fire in the season's first half, and on Wednesday it made ...

Jonathan Quick ties shutout record for American-born goalies

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

On Monday night, in a completely ignored story, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick tied a pretty significant NHL record. With his team's 5-0 destruction of the Vancouver Canucks, Quick is now tied for the most shutouts by an American-born goaltender. His 40th shutout put him on equal footing with John Vanbiesbrouck ...