Hockey Wiretap

Kris Letang Out Indefinitely After Suffering Stroke

Nov 30, 2022 3:13 PM

Kris Letang will be out indefinitely after the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman suffered a stroke earlier this week, the team said Wednesday.

Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement that Letang was taken to a hospital Monday after reporting his symptoms to the team's medical staff. The Penguins said the six-time All-Star was not experiencing any lasting effects and that this is not believed to be career-threatening.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Alex Ovechkin Passes Wayne Gretzky For Most NHL Road Goals

Nov 30, 2022 2:22 AM

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the first period of Tuesday night's 5-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks, setting another NHL record along the way.

Ovechkin's tallies were the 402nd and 403rd on the road in his 18-year career, passing Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky for the most on visiting ice in NHL history.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Personal Award

Bruins Win To Extend NHL-Record Home Streak

Nov 30, 2022 2:25 AM

Taylor Hall scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their NHL-record streak of home victories to open a season to 13 games with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Tempe City Council Approves Coyotes' Arena Proposal Ahead Of Vote

Nov 30, 2022 2:20 AM

The Tempe City Council unanimously approved the Arizona Coyotes' arena and entertainment district proposal on Tuesday night, giving it emphatic support ahead of the May 16, 2023, voter referendum that will decide its fate.

The Coyotes are seeking to build a 16,000-seat arena and entertainment district on city-owned land at Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive, at the west end of Tempe Town Lake.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Legal, Team Achievement

Stars Sign Roope Hintz To Eight-Year, $8.45M Extension

Nov 29, 2022 12:37 PM

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Roope Hintz to an eight-year contract extension through the 2030-31 season with an average annual value of $8.45 million.

Hintz, 26, is in his fifth NHL season. He has 194 points in 261 career games, including 88 goals.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Signing

Panthers To Begin Road Trip Without Aleksander Barkov

Nov 27, 2022 8:57 PM

Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov will not join the team for the start of its upcoming road trip, coach Paul Maurice said on Sunday.

There is potential for Barkov to catch up to the Panthers and join the team during the trip, Maurice said after practice, but he will miss at least the first two games.

Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Coach Lindy Ruff Records 800th NHL Victory

Nov 27, 2022 1:56 AM

Jack Hughes scored his first career NHL hat trick and the Devils defeated the Capitals 5-1 at Prudential Center on Saturday for coach Lindy Ruff's 800th victory.

"It's exciting because I've had [three] two-goal games in my career, so it's nice to cap it off with the third one tonight," Hughes said. 

Ruff, 62, is 800-634-141 with 78 ties in 1,653 games since initially taking over as coach of the Sabres in 1997. He became just the fifth coach in NHL history to reach the milestone alongside Scotty Bowman (1,244; 1967-2002), Joel Quenneville (969; '96-'22), Barry Trotz (914; '98-'22) and Ken Hitchcock (849; '95-'19).

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Personal Award

Predators Postpone Two Home Games Due To Water Main Break

Nov 25, 2022 10:37 PM

The Nashville Predators postponed home games scheduled for Friday and Saturday because of a water main break that soaked their downtown arena.

Hours after the Predators decided they couldn't play Friday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, the team announced it also postponed Saturday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Makeup dates for the two games will be announced later.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor

Bruins Set NHL Record With 12th Straight Home Win To Begin Season

Nov 25, 2022 10:34 PM

The Boston Bruins set the NHL record for most home victories to start a season with their 12th straight, topping the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime Friday with a power-play goal from David Pastrnak.

The Bruins broke the mark of 11 that was set by the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks and equaled last season by the Florida Panthers.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Maple Leafs Legend Borje Salming Dies At Age 71

Nov 24, 2022 2:21 PM

Borje Salming, legendary NHL defenseman and trailblazer of European-born players in North America, has died. He was 71 years old and had been diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.

The Toronto Maple Leafs, for whom Salming played the bulk of his career, released a statement on Thursday to announce Salming's passing.

"The Toronto Maple Leafs mourn the loss of Börje Salming," said Leafs' President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Legal

Rangers Trade Ryan Reaves To Wild For 2025 Draft Pick

Maple Leafs Place Morgan Rielly On Long-Term IR With Knee Injury

Devils Tie Franchise Record 13th Straight Win

Patrice Bergeron Gets 1,000th NHL Point

Evgeni Malkin Plays In 1,000th NHL Game

Devils Stretch Winning Streak To 12 Games

Bruins Tie NHL Record With 11th Straight Home Win

Devils Beat Maple Leafs For 11th Straight Victory

Marian Hossa Wants More Active Role With Blackhawks

Sedin Twins, Luongo, Alfredsson, Sallinen, Carnegie Named To HOF

Patrik Laine To Miss Three To Four Weeks With Sprained Ankle

Bruins Set Team-Record With Ninth Straight Home Win To Begin Season

Nicolas Aube-Kubel Suspended Three Games For Illegal Check

Maple Leafs Honor Borje Salming In Emotional Ceremony

Lightning - Capitals Fight During Officials Review

Zach Werenski Expected To Miss The Remainder Of The Regular Season

Deal For Coyotes' Proposed New Tempe Arena Sent To Public Vote

P.K. Subban Joining ESPN As Hockey Analyst

Devils Hire Martin Brodeur As Executive VP Of Hockey Ops

Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky Suspended Two Games