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Senators show promise at forward, but Tkachuk's absence looms large
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has officially declared the rebuild over in the nations capital. Now the question remains whether or not the pieces he put in place are ready to take the next step. The one move Dorion hasnt been able to make is signing Brady Tkachuk to a contract extension. The two sides havent been able to come to an agreement and at this point even if Tkachuk did resign he wouldnt be ready for opening night on Thursday. There are still reasons for optimism on More...
NHL season kicks off in Canada on Wednesday as Maple Leafs host Canadiens
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
TORONTO " The puck will drop on a new NHL season tonight for most of Canada's teams " although fans may notice some differences from previous years. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens in the first game of the evening, a return to the tradition of having the two storied rivals open their seasons against each other. It's the first of five games on the schedule, including the Winnipeg Jets travelling to Anaheim to take on the Ducks. The night will wrap in Edmonton as the Oilers wel More...
Golden Knights spoil Kraken's first game with 4-3 win
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
LAS VEGAS (AP) " Max Pacioretty scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights spoiled the Seattle Krakens debut with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night. Vegas, which made its league debut four years ago, held off a rally from the NHLs latest addition in what turned out to be a scrappy effort from the Kraken. Seattle erased a 3-0 deficit and tied the score, but Chandler Stephensons goal midway through the third period held up. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Vegas, while Robin Lehner made 25 sav More...
Scoreboard for Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Tuesday's Games MLB Playoffs American League Division Series Houston 10 Chicago 1 (Houston wins series 3-1) National League Division Series Atlanta 5 Milwaukee 4 (Atlanta wins series 3-1) Los Angeles San Francisco 2 (Series tied 2-2) --- NHL Pittsburgh 6 Tampa Bay 2 Vegas 4 Seattle 3 --- NBA Pre-Season Toronto 113 Washington 108 Golden State 111 L.A. Lakers 99 --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 12, 2021. The Canadian Press More...
Vegas defeats Seattle, 4-3, ruins Kraken league debut
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
LAS VEGAS (AP) " Max Pacioretty scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights spoiled the Seattle Kraken's debut with a 4-3 on Tuesday night. Vegas, which made its league debut four years ago, held off a rally from the NHLs latest addition in what turned out to be a scrappy effort from the Kraken. Seattle erased a 3-0 deficit and tied the game, but Chandler Stephensons goal midway through the third period held up. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Vegas, while Robin Lehner made 25 saves. R More...
Jarry has 26 saves, Penguins beat Lightning 6-2 in opener
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
TAMPA, Fla. " Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday night. Dominik Simon, Teddy Blueger, Bryan Rust and Evan Rodrigues also scored, and Kris Letang had two assists for the Penguins, who played without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The final three Pittsburgh goals were into an empty net. Tampa More...
NHL's biggest hurdle for fantasy and betting success is itself
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
From nondescript injury listings to starting goalie announcements, the NHL needs to make some changes to win over fantasy gamers and bettors. More...
NHL commissioner Bettman says just 4 players unvaccinated
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) " NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has only four unvaccinated players as it opens up the 2021-22 season. Bettman was in attendance for the regular-season opener between the back to back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Everybody banding together to do the right thing," Bettman said. "Maybe thats why hockey is the ultimate team sport. Bettman said NHL officials and all the personnel that come into cont More...
Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon to miss opener with COVID-19
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
DENVER (AP) " Colorado Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnons positive test surfaced Monday and that the center is asymptomatic and feeling good. MacKinnon did not practice Tuesday. The earliest he could return is Saturday when the Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues. That's when Avalanche coach Ja More...
Maple Leafs must show up every night to break 100-points in Atlantic Division
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The NHL's Atlantic Division is stacked this season, meaning one of Toronto, Boston, Tampa and Florida could miss the playoffs. More...
Maple Leafs should relax dress code to attract younger hockey fans
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Auston Matthews, a strong supporter of Justin Bieber's Drew collection, said he would love to see the Maple Leafs loosen their game day dress code like the Arizona Coyotes. More...
Left wing of Tavares and Nylander remains undecided for Maple Leafs
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Ilya Mikheyev's thumb injury will keep him out of the Leafs lineup for eight weeks, leaving the left wing spot alongside John Tavares and William Nylander up for grabs. More...
Allen ready to step up for Canadiens with star goaltender Price out to start season
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
MONTREAL " Jake Allen agreed to a two-year extension with the Montreal Canadiens back in 2020 to help alleviate the pressure on star goaltender Carey Price. Hell be doing that more than ever when the Canadiens start their season Wednesday in Toronto. Allen is set to begin the 2021-22 campaign as Montreal's starter for at least the beginning of the season. The Fredericton native knew he would fill in for Price early in the season because of an injury, but he will now be getting a lot more work a More...
Wild set roster by putting rookie LW Boldy on injured list
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) " The Minnesota Wild placed rookie left wing Matt Boldy on the injured non-roster list with a broken ankle as they set their roster Tuesday to start the regular season. Boldy, a 2019 first-round draft pick and one of the team's top prospects, was hurt in a preseason game last week to spoil a strong training camp. Because he was injured prior to the regular season, he received the non-roster designation. He's expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. This is just somet More...
Alex Ovechkin questionable for Capitals opener vs. Rangers
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) " Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Washington Capitals season opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified lower-body injury. The 36-year-old Russian star is listed as day to day. Asked about Ovechkin's availability against the Rangers, coach Peter Laviolette said, Anything's possible but was awaiting further evaluation. Certainly More...
Jets bolster defence, but goaltending could prove thin behind Hellebuyck
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
WINNIPEG " The Winnipeg Jets may have filled some holes on defence in the off-season, but theres uncertainty about the teams fortunes when all-star goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets a night off. Trades brought veteran defencemen Nate Schmidt from the Vancouver Canucks and Brenden Dillon from the Washington Capitals, each costing future draft picks instead of roster players. Both have been welcome additions on and off the ice. As a smiling Schmidt sat beside forward Blake Wheeler during a press con More...
Canadiens sign forward Suzuki to eight-year extension worth $63 million
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
MONTREAL " The Montreal Canadiens have signed centre Nick Suzuki to an eight-year, US$63-million contract extension. The deal will pay Suzuki an average annual salary of $7.875 million. Suzuki, 22, led the Canadiens in playoff scoring last season with 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 22 games to help the team reach the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1993. The five-foot-11, 205-pound native of London, Ont., had 15 goals and 26 assists in 56 regular-season games. Suzuki has 28 More...
NHL Yahoo Cup: Strategy, lineups for Round 1
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The NHL's opening night marks Round 1 of the Yahoo Cup! Here are some potential lineups you can play in the contest. More...
Predators promote Scott Nichol to assistant general manager
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " The Nashville Predators have promoted Scott Nichol to assistant general manager going into his 13th season overall with the franchise. General manager David Poile announced the promotion Monday. Nichol will continue as general manager of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and as the Predators' director of player development. Poile called this the next step with Nichol the third assistant general manager joining Jeff Kealty, who oversees scouting, and Brian Poile, who runs hocke More...
Jalen Smereck, target of racist taunt, parts ways with Ukrainian Hockey League club
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Jalen Smereck, the target of a racist taunt during a Ukrainian Hockey League game, has come to a "mutual agreement" with HC Donbass, to terminate his contract, according to a statement released by the team on Sunday. In a Sept. 26 game, HC Kremenchuk player Andrei Deniskin taunted the American defenceman, who is Black, with a gesture that mimed peeling a banana and eating it. The gesture was captured on video and has been widely circulated. In the release, the Ukrainian club thanked Smereck for More...
Leafs star Matthews expected to miss first three regular-season games due to surgery
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season as he continues to recover from wrist surgery. The 24-year-old centre, who had surgery on Aug. 13th, said his wrist isn't yet where he'd like it to be to play. "We're taking it day by day and lots can change, but as of right now this week is probably out of the question. But you never know what could happen," Matthews said after practice Monday. Matthews had 41 goals in 52 games last season t More...
Canucks forward Brandon Sutter still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms: GM
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says forward Brandon Sutter is still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms seven months after the virus swept through the team. Benning says the veteran forward is "going to be out a while" and that there is no timeline for his return. Hes experiencing some of the symptoms of the COVID. I guess they call it being a long hauler," the GM said on Monday. "He still has some issues hes working through with that. "So once hes feeling better, the first step fo More...
Kraken have 5 players in COVID protocol on eve of opener
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
SEATTLE (AP) " The Seattle Kraken are expected to be without five players for the season opener at Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols, coach Dave Hakstol said Monday. Forwards Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson, and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak were placed on the leagues COVID-19 protocol list on Monday. Forward Calle Jarnkrok has been in the protocol since late last week. McCann, Oleksiak, Donskoi and Johansson were all missing from Mondays final practice before the team departed for More...
ESPN, Turner Sports ready to drop the puck on NHL coverage
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized. Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner Sports are among the main storylines when the regular season begins this week. ESPN and Turner replace NBC, which was the league's broadcaster since 2005. Besides a huge influx of revenue to teams, it also marks the first time More...
Connor McDavid's Oilers add forward depth, primed for big playoff push in 2021-22
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
EDMONTON " The Edmonton Oilers have signed up a new supporting cast for Connor McDavid. The question is how far can they go in playoff prime time. General manager Ken Holland worked the phones in the off-season to deliver depth to a corps of forwards that too often went into passenger mode last season when twin superstars McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were taking a breather. In are Warren Foegele, Zach Hyman and Derek Ryan while Edmonton said goodbye to Jujhar Khaira, James Neal, Alex Chiasson, and More...
Dave Hakstol hopes for rebound success with expansion Kraken
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
SEATTLE (AP) " Inside the conference room, Dave Hakstol was enjoying a quiet lunch with a small group on the cusp of getting started with the first Seattle Kraken training camp. Then came a knock on the window from two random fans who happened to realize Hakstol was in the room " even with the shades partially drawn " and wanted to make sure he saw the University of North Dakota flag in their hands. (North Dakota) fans are everywhere, Hakstol said with a grin. Hakstol may hold a certain status More...
Seattle Kraken play inaugural NHL game against the Vegas Golden Knights
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Seattle Kraken vs. Vegas Golden KnightsParadise, Nevada; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDTFANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Golden Knights -257, Kraken +206; over/under is 5.5BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken play their inaugural NHL game on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights.Vegas went 40-14-2 overall and 21-5-2 at home in the 2020-21 season. The Golden Knights scored 190 total goals last season while collecting 327 assists.The Seattle Kraken take the ice for the first game in the franchise's history. The team More...
After busy off-season, Vancouver Canucks hungry for elusive playoff spot
October 14, 2021 (16:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
VANCOUVER " A single word resonates for the Vancouver Canucks heading into a new NHL season " playoffs. The team should be vying for a spot in the post-season every year, said captain Bo Horvat, and the expectation has only been raised after a summer that saw Vancouver bolster its roster with a flurry of big moves. "I think weve got a really good core group, a lot of good hockey players and I think we should set our expectations at making the playoffs," Horvat said. "Thats what we want to do a More...
Gabriel Landeskog to have discipline hearing for boarding Blackhawks? Kirby Dach
October 14, 2021 (16:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will have a discipline hearing for boarding Chicago Blackhawks center Kirby Dach on Wednesday night. More...
Fantasy Nuggets Week 1
October 14, 2021 (16:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Highlighting some encouraging starts to the season. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) More...
Capitals' Peter Laviolette 'thankful' to become winningest American NHL coach
October 14, 2021 (16:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
With his 674th career win as an NHL head coach, Peter Laviolette became the winningest American-born coach in league history. More...
Column: Watch: Rookie Mason McTavish scores record goal, an encouraging sign for the Ducks
October 14, 2021 (15:45) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Mason McTavish, the Ducks' first-round pick this summer, scored his first NHL goal hours after learning he would be playing in Anaheim's season opener vs. Winnipeg. More...
Projected Bruins lines, pairings for 2021-22 NHL season opener
October 14, 2021 (13:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
How will the Bruins configure their lines and pairings for Saturday's 2021-22 NHL season opener versus the Stars? Check out our latest projections. More...
PHT Morning Skate: Reactions to Ekholm, Pulock signings
October 14, 2021 (13:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The PHT Morning Skate is your daily collection of news and links from around the NHL. More...
NHL Rink Wrap: Ovechkin makes more history
October 14, 2021 (13:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Breaking down Wednesday's NHL action, and glancing at Thursday's big story. More...
What went into Capitals' crazy celebration after Hendrix Lapierre's first goal
October 14, 2021 (12:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Hendrix Lapierre scored his first NHL goal Wednesday and you could see just how much it meant to him, the team and the fans by the celebration that followed. More...
Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond want to show Detroit Red Wings 'are taking big steps'
October 14, 2021 (10:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
First-round picks Moritz Seider (defenseman) and Lucas Raymond (foward) project to have big rookie years for the Detroit Red Wings More...
Alex Ovechkin moves up all-time goals list
October 14, 2021 (07:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Alex Ovechkin moved into sole possession of fifth place on the NHL all-time goals list. That and much more from Wednesday night's action in the NHL. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) More...
Blackhawks can't overcome slow start in season-opening loss to Avalanche
October 14, 2021 (06:45) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The Blackhawks faced the preseason Stanley Cup favorites on Opening Night, and the Avalanche looked like it by handing Chicago a 4-2 loss. More...
10 observations: Blackhawks fall to Avalanche in season opener
October 14, 2021 (05:45) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The Blackhawks fell to theColorado Avalanche 42 at Ball Arena on Wednesday to open the 2021-22 season. Here are 10 observations from the loss. More...
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Highlights
October 14, 2021 (05:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Watch the Game Highlights from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...
a Goalie Save from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks
October 14, 2021 (05:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
(Chicago Blackhawks) with a Goalie Save from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks - Game Highlights
October 14, 2021 (05:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Watch the Game Highlights from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...
a Spectacular Goal from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks
October 14, 2021 (05:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
(Chicago Blackhawks) with a Spectacular Goal from Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...
Rickard Rakell with a Goal vs. Winnipeg Jets
October 14, 2021 (04:45) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Rickard Rakell (Anaheim Ducks) with a Goal vs. Winnipeg Jets, 10/13/2021 More...
Toronto Maple Leafs Head Sportico?s 2021 NHL Valuations at $2 Billion
October 14, 2021 (04:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The year is ingrained in the mind of every Toronto Maple Leafs fan: 1967. It marks the clubs last Stanley Cup title, the longest current drought between championships in the NHL. Last season teased a glimmer of hope, with the clubs first division crown in two decades, led by the NHLs top goal scorer, Auston [] More...
From Maple Leafs to Coyotes: 2021 NHL Franchise Valuations Ranking List
October 14, 2021 (04:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Sporticos 2021 NHL Franchise Valuations report includes a feature story as well as an interactive data visualization display. Below is a rank-order listing of all 32 NHL teams. More...
Nazem Kadri with a Goal vs. Chicago Blackhawks
October 14, 2021 (04:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Nazem Kadri (Colorado Avalanche) with a Goal vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...
Dominik Kubalik with a Spectacular Goal vs. Colorado Avalanche
October 14, 2021 (03:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Dominik Kubalik (Chicago Blackhawks) with a Spectacular Goal vs. Colorado Avalanche, 10/13/2021 More...
Bowen Byram with a Goal vs. Chicago Blackhawks
October 14, 2021 (03:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Bowen Byram (Colorado Avalanche) with a Goal vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 10/13/2021 More...

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