by Tom Witosky | AHL On The BeatFollow @toskyAHLWild The distance between Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines – the home ice of the Iowa Wild – and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul – the home ice of the Minnesota Wild – is roughly 244 miles; a 3.5 hour drive depending on weather conditions.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday. Conor Sheary and Henri Jokiharju also scored for the Sabres in their second straight win. Linus Ullmark made 32 saves. Florida lost for the second time in three games. Mike Matheson and Evgenii
When we previewed Saturday’s World Junior Championship action, we predicted a Sweden vs. Canada final. But Russia had other ideas. Sunday will now feature a gold medal rematch of a game that saw Russia annihilate Canada 6-0 earlier in the tournament, but for many reasons, this rematch will be a different story. Two other matchups
BOSTON—Edmonton goalie Mike Smith took a deep sigh when asked how it felt to finally get a victory. The Oilers had a little bit of help from the Boston Bruins, too. Darnell Nurse and Gaetan Haas each had a second-period goal off poor Boston plays, Connor McDavid added an insurance score in the third after
Despite having lost four in a row, the Ottawa Senators still feel pretty good about their game. The Senators (16-21-5) have been outscored 20-11 over this four-game skid and Saturday night saw them take a 5-3 loss to the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning (23-13-4). “I thought we played really well,” said Ottawa coach D.J. Smith.
Potential landing spots for Chris Kreider if the Rangers look to trade him The Fourth Period: The Colorado Avalanche are looking to add a top-six forward before the NHL trade deadline and they could have some interest in New York Rangers pending UFA winger Chris Kreider. The Rangers are expected to talk with Kreider about
10:10 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Pittsburgh Penguins minor league goalie Casey DeSmith missed a chance to join the NHL team in Montreal on Saturday because he lost his passport. The Penguins wanted to promote DeSmith from the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Saturday’s game against the Canadiens while they let Tristan Jarry rest at home
Nothing has gone according to script for Sami Niku this season. The Finnish-born defenceman figured he’d crack the Winnipeg roster out of training camp and be a key element as the Jets blue line underwent an extreme makeover. And after suiting up for 30 NHL games a year ago and a bunch more watching from the
In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is speculation as to what the Calgary Flames will do after making it known they intend to stay busy on the trade front, could the Nashville Predators become sellers at this year’s trade deadline, and will the Detroit Red Wings have to cover some of the cost to move
The small nation of Switzerland is making great progress. If you take a look at the potential in the country and know how hard it is to recruit new hockey players and develop them to be not only contenders at the international level but to get almost even with other nations, the Swiss federation took
NEW YORK—Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Friday for elbowing Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis in the Winter Classic. Perry received a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing early in the outdoor game Wednesday at the Cotton Bowl. The suspension will cost Perry $40,323
Ivan Morozov’s goal at 3:24 of overtime lifted Russia to a 5-4 semifinal win over Sweden at the world junior hockey championship on Saturday and a berth in the gold-medal game for the first time in four years. Yegor Sokolov scored at 8:35 of the third period to force overtime after the Russians blew leads of
What the Senators should consider Shawn Simpson: It would be a perfect time for Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion to re-sign forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau and defenseman Dylan DeMelo. This would help create some stability before you start moving out other pending unrestricted free agents and giving some AHL prospects an NHL look. Steve Lloyd: “What
5:59 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to the head during the second period of Los Angeles’ win over Philadelphia. The league’s player safety department ruled that MacDermid delivered a forceful check to the
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward and the NHL’s rookie scoring leader Victor Olofsson will miss between five and six weeks with a lower body injury. The Sabres provided the update Friday, a day after Olofsson was hurt during the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton. Upon making a pass to set
The penultimate day of the 2020 World Junior Championship is upon us, meaning three of the four teams remaining (not counting Germany and Kazakhstan in the relegation series) will be medalists. All that’s left to discover is who will place where on the podium (and who just misses out). Let’s preview the three games that
OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC—Joe Veleno knows he’ll never truly get over that loss. The same goes for Barrett Hayton. Canada was leading Finland 1-0 with under a minute to go in the quarterfinals of last year’s world junior hockey championship in Vancouver before a crowd ready to explode. Moments later, disaster struck. The Finns tied it
Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL on Friday for elbowing Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis in the Winter Classic. Perry received a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing early in the outdoor game Wednesday at the Cotton Bowl. The suspension will cost Perry $40,323 US.