7:48 AM ET Steve Yzerman is returning to the Detroit Red Wings, with a source confirming to ESPN that Yzerman will named the team’s general manager. The Red Wings have called a news conference for 3 p.m. ET Friday that includes Yzerman without specifying the purpose. A source confirmed to ESPN that current general manager
San Jose rebounded from a heartbreaking loss and held off San Diego, 5-3, in Game 2 of the teams’ Pacific Division semifinal series at Pechanga Arena on Thursday night. Tied at 1-1, the best-of-five series resumes Monday night in San Jose. The Barracuda led throughout Game 2, one night after building 3-0 and 5-3 leads
DENVER—Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary all-star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round series that heads back to Calgary for
The saying “when eating an elephant take one bite at a time” applies to the Calgary Flames. Facing elimination in Friday’s fifth game of their opening-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche, Flames head coach Bill Peters doesn’t want his players making the mountain bigger by thinking they have to win three games in a
report this ad DALLAS — Roope Hintz and Alexander Radulov scored power-play goals on Dallas’ first two shots, and the Stars chased Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne with an early four-goal onslaught, beating the Predators 5-1 Wednesday night and evening the best-of-seven series at two games each. Hintz added his second career playoff goal in the
Steven Santini has been an NHL player for three full seasons with the New Jersey Devils now, but in each of those seasons, he hasn’t been able to play in more than half of his team’s games. The 24-year-old defenseman played in 38 games in 2016-17, 36 in 2017-18, and 39 in 2018-19. Injuries, being
Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan won’t be going anywhere. The Penguins may need to find a new strategy on how best to compete next season, and that direction should probably involve more speed. Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Coach Mike Sullivan isn’t one of the Penguins problems.
7:30 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The arena for Seattle’s new NHL franchise won’t be completed until late spring or summer of 2021, but that shouldn’t have any impact on the expansion team’s first season. Team president Tod Leiweke said Thursday the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch forward Alex Barre-Boulet has been voted the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2018-19 season. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 31
DENVER—In the clear, Mikko Rantanen angled his stick back as he waited for the cross-ice pass to arrive. Once it did, he dropped to his left knee to give a little extra. His aim was true and his arms shot up before being mobbed by teammates along the boards. Rantanen scored on a slap shot
April 18, 1999 is a day many hockey fans have etched in their memories. On that day, Wayne Gretzky played is his final game in the NHL. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since his last game. Believe it or not, there is a generation of hockey fans that have never seen Gretzky play before.
DENVER — Mikko Rantanen scored on a slap shot 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the teams’ best-of-seven series. Moments after weathering a penalty, Carl Soderberg
The Providence Bruins may not be roaring into the playoffs, but they did enough over the weekend to clinch a playoff spot. A 5-3 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday clinched a Calder Cup playoff berth with a game to spare. Providence was 5-5-0 down the stretch, but considering what the team has overcome,
Keys to the Penguins offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason. Consider seismic changes: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is never afraid to make a big move. Sidney Crosby isn’t going anywhere and Evgeni Malkin has a NMC and is only going somewhere if he asks.
For the next 48 hours, NHL fans are going to hear all about Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and how Pittsburgh demolished the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. On one hand, yes those are major storylines. Both the best and worst of Crosby was on display in Game 5, and the Penguins seemed to tilt
In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at where Rick Nash might wind up, whether or not Tyson Barrie will remain in Colorado and how Brandon Saad’s disappointing season means he might be considered a salary dump by the Chicago Blackhawks. Rick Nash Immediately following the news that Rick Nash was asked to and submitted his
7:14 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Now that the Tampa Bay Lightning are out, the field is wide open — and yet things are tighter than ever, with three of the six remaining series tied (pending the result of Thursday’s Carolina Hurricanes–Washington Capitals clash in Raleigh). Here’s a recap of last night’s action (check out replays
The 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs had quite an opening act on Wednesday. Kiefer Sherwood found a loose puck in the crease and knocked home his second goal of the night at the 1:13 mark of overtime as San Diego defeated San Jose, 6-5, in Game 1 of their Pacific Division semifial series at Pechanga Arena