NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg. The league’s Department of Player Safety issued the suspension Thursday after a hearing. Nashville’s Ryan Hartman suspended one game for an illegal check to the head
Facing elimination, the Colorado Avalanche will start Andrew Hammond in goal for Game 5 against the Nashville Predators on Friday. Hammond held the Predators scoreless on eight shots in the third period Wednesday as the Avalanche attempted to come back from three goals down before ultimately losing 3-2 and dropping to a 3-1 series deficit.
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8:32 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After contentious public lobbying from both head coaches, the NHL suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey for Game 5 of the series against the Minnesota Wild for his cross-check to the head of center Eric Staal. The Jets lead the Wild 3-1, with Game 5 scheduled for Friday in Winnipeg.
It hasn’t even been a year since names were called during the 2017 NHL draft, but seasons are wrapping up everywhere. That gives us a chance to look back and see how some of the first-rounders performed in their “draft-plus-1” season. Barzal will likely claim the Calder Trophy this season, but what other first-year players
LOS ANGELES — One year ago, the Vegas Golden Knights had no players on their roster, and Gerard Gallant was four days into his new job as the first head coach of the expansion team. On Tuesday, Vegas became the first franchise in NHL history to sweep a postseason series in its inaugural season when
Winnipeg‘s Connor Hellebuyck, Nashville‘s Pekka Rinne and Tampa Bay‘s Andrei Vasilevskiy are the finalists for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy. All three are currently playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including Nashville’s Rinne, who is a finalist for the third time but has yet to win the award. Flyers center Sean Couturier, the team’s leading scorer
LOS ANGELES — Outside of the Los Angeles Kings‘ training facility is a photo of the Stanley Cup and the names engraved on the trophy after the Kings won the trophy in 2012 and 2014. There are 11 players left on the roster from the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2014, meaning there
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov is out for Monday night’s Game 3 matchup with the Boston Bruins in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Komarov, 31, has a lower-body injury sustained in Game 2 on a hard check from Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. Coach Mike Babcock said Komarov will try skating Tuesday and would likely
Boston Bruins center Riley Nash made his return to the lineup Monday as the first-round series shifted to Toronto for Game 3 with the Maple Leafs. Nash has been out since March 31 after being struck in the ear by a slap shot. The Bruins won the first two games in Boston. “The atmosphere will
12:07 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Boston Bruins entered their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, having finished five points better in the regular season. Through four games, everything went as expected: The Bruins had a 3-1 series lead.
Apr 13, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN WINNIPEG, Manitoba — In late March, when Patrik Laine limped off the ice against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot, the status of the Winnipeg Jets winger’s left leg quickly became a minor international incident. In Laine’s native Finland, newspapers published dueling doctors’ prognoses. Fans tweeted at the
Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak was a one-man wrecking crew Saturday night, tallying three goals and three assists in the team’s 7-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pastrnak became the first player since Claude Giroux in 2012 and just the sixth overall to have a three-goal, three-assist playoff game. At 21 years, 324 days,
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup. Tom Straschnitzki, whose 19-year-old son, Ryan, was badly injured in the junior hockey team’s bus crash, was in a waiting area at Royal University Hospital on Friday night when a large box was wheeled in. Recognizing the box from Stanley Cup
8:50 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been for suspended three games for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels. Kadri was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct in the Maple Leafs’ first playoff game Thursday night against the Bruins. The incident occurred at 8:14
LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty called his one-game suspension after an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier “B.S.” and “awful” before missing Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday. “I don’t think it’s suspension-worthy,” Doughty said after participating in the team’s morning
The Dallas Stars announced on Friday that Ken Hitchcock is retiring from coaching after 22 years, leaving the Stars’ bench after only one season to become a consultant with the team. So we asked our NHL experts: Who should be the next Stars coach? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: No retreads. The Stars literally just tried
12:12 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Ken Hitchcock is retiring from coaching after 22 years, leaving the Dallas Stars‘ bench after just one season to become a consultant with the team. “Ken Hitchcock is an icon when it comes to head coaches, not only in hockey, but across all of sports,” Stars general manager Jim Nill