Hockey Wiretap

Alex Ovechkin Scores 30th Goal Of Season

Feb 7, 2016 11:45 PM

Alex Ovechkin scored an atypical goal that put him in elite company in hockey history on Sunday.

The Capitals came back to beat the Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup. Ovechkin joined Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in their first 11 seasons.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Sidney Crosby Records 900 In Pens Win

Feb 7, 2016 1:57 AM

Kris Letang had two goals and an assist, including the winning score on a power play in overtime, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to lift the Penguins over the Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night.  

The assist by Crosby on Letang's first goal was the 900th point of his NHL career.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Stars Place Jason Spezza On IR

Feb 7, 2016 1:50 AM

Stars forward Jason Spezza has been placed on injured reserve after he went headfirst into the boards and left a game against Colorado.

Spezza was injured in the second period Thursday night on a hit by Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin. 

The Stars called up forward Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars of the AHL on Friday.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Leafs Unveil New Logo For Centennial Season

Feb 3, 2016 2:56 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have unveiled a new logo for the first time in more than 45 years in anticipation of their centennial season. 

The new look was released by the team Tuesday night and is a fresh take on the "classic Maple Leaf" emblem of Toronto teams from the 1940s to the 1960s. It will serve as the team's primary crest beginning in the 2016-17 campaign.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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NHL Signs Commissioner Gary Bettman Through 2022

Feb 1, 2016 1:05 AM

Gary Bettman said his relationship with the union has never been better.

Perhaps that's why he is willing to stick around as NHL commissioner into the next decade.

Bettman signed a contract through 2022, he confirmed in an interview Sunday on the NHL Network before the All-Star Game. The deal was signed in September but was first reported and confirmed by sources Sunday.

"This happened many, many months ago," Bettman said.

Tags: All-Star, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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John Scott Named All-Star MVP; Pacific Division Wins Championship

Feb 1, 2016 1:01 AM

The people spoke up for John Scott once again Sunday night in making the career journeyman enforcer the All-Star MVP as a write-in candidate, after voting him into the 3-on-3 All-Star tournament as captain of the Pacific Division.

Scott scored twice during the tournament, which brought cheers from fans and smiles from teammates.

Scott captained the Pacific to a 1-0 win in the championship.

Tags: All-Star, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater

Jan 31, 2016 2:27 AM

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin won not only the title of fastest skater at this event but set the record for the fastest lap around a full rink. He topped Mike Gartner's  time of 13.386 seconds in 1996 -- months before Larkin was born.

Hometown favorite, Predators captain Shea Weber, won the hardest shot at 108.1 mph.

The Eastern Conference won the skills competition 29-12, giving John Tavares and Jaromir Jagr the choice as captains of which period to play their semifinal game Sunday in the All-Star Game. They chose the first period for the 3-on-3 competition.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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LA Kings To Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2016 8:10 PM


The Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center will host the 2017 NHL® All-Star Game, it was announced earlier today by the Kings and the National Hockey League in Nashville, site of the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.  The game, which takes place next January 29, is the highlight of All-Star Weekend (January 28-29), which also features the popular NHL All-Star Skills Competition(™) and NHL Fan Fair.   


Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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NHL Suspends Wideman For Cross-Checking Linesman

Jan 29, 2016 1:08 AM

Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, who cross-checked a linesman during his team's home loss to the Predators on Wednesday, has been suspended pending a hearing with the NHL next week.

Wideman will attend the Tuesday hearing, a source told ESPN's Scott Burnside. Wideman's suspension was announced by the league Thursday.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Alex Ovechkin To Miss All-Star Weekend

Jan 28, 2016 2:12 AM

Alex Ovechkin will miss the upcoming All-Star festivities in Nashville, Tennessee, because of an lower-body injury he's been dealing with since mid-November.  Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said the team took the decision out of Ovechkin's hands because the focus must be on the playoffs and the chase for the franchise's first Stanley Cup.

Tags: Washington Capitals, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Panthers Sign Aleksander Barkov To New Deal
Aleksander Barkov has scored 12 goals in 38 games for the Panthers this season.

Connor McDavid Cleared For Full Contact
The Oilers' Connor McDavid is looking to return on February 2 against the Blue Jackets.

Rangers Sign Daniel Paille
Veteran forward Daniel Paille has played in 31 games with Rockford of the AHL.

Ducks Trade Sekac To Hawks For Garbutt
Ryan Garbutt has scored 76 points in 241 NHL games with the Stars and Blackhawks.

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Kings, Anze Kopitar Agree To New Eight-Year Deal
Anze Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings.

Press Release

Ducks Acquire Perron, Clendening From Pens For Hagelin
David Perron has scored 20-plus goals three times in his NHL career.

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Canadiens Acquire John Scott, Victor Bartley From Coyotes
John Scott has played for six NHL teams since his debut in 2008.

Blackhawks Sign Joel Quenneville To Three-Year Extension
Joel Quenniville has led the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup championships.

Canucks Seeking Trade For Chris Higgins
The Canucks appear ready to create more roster space for younger players.

Stars Give GM Jim Nill Five-Year Extension
The Stars now have GM Jim Nill under contract through the 2022-23 season.

Rangers Send Etem To Canucks For Jensen, Draft Pick
Nicklas Jensen has skated in 27 games with the Utica Comets of the AHL this season, scoring four goals.

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Ducks Send Friberg To Canadiens For Tokarski
Dustin Tokarski has posted a 10-12-5 record in 33 career NHL games with the Canadiens and Lightning.

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Predators Acquire Ryan Johansen From Jackets For Seth Jones
Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones were both former No. 4 overall draft picks.

Kings Trade Weal, Draft Pick To Flyers For Lecavalier, Schenn
Vincent Lecavalier has played in seven games with the Flyers this season and has one point.

Press Release

NHL Names Quick, Doan, Letang 'Three Stars'
Jonathan Quick went 4-0-0 to help the Kings extend their winning streak to five games.

Press Release

Jonathan Drouin Requests Trade From Lightning
Jonathan Drouin wants out of Tampa Bay, according to his agent, Allan Walsh.

Leafs Trade Richard Panik To Hawks For Jeremy Morin
Jeremy Morin has skated in 82 career NHL games with the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets.

Press Release

Coach Gerard Gallant Agrees To New Deal With Panthers
Gerard Gallant has led the Panthers to second place in the Atlantic Division with a 21-12-4 record this season.

Panthers Sign GM Dale Tallon To Extension
The first-place Panthers have rewarded GM Dale Tallon with a multiyear extension.

Doan Scores Twice To Become Coyotes' Career Scoring Leader
Shane Doan passes Dale Hawerchuk to become the Coyotes all-time leading scorer.

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