Hockey Wiretap

Oilers Beat Flames To Take 3-1 Series Lead

May 25, 2022 12:54 AM

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series.

Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and 12th goals of the postseason, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl added two assists and Mike Smith made 29 saves.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Game Recap

Rangers Beat Hurricanes In Game 4 To Even Series

May 24, 2022 10:05 PM

Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 Tuesday night, evening the second-round series.

Tags: New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Game Recap

Nazem Kadri Records Hat Trick In Win Over Blues

May 24, 2022 12:16 PM

Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, who over the previous 48 hours was the subject of racist attacks and threats following his injurious collision with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, recorded his first career playoff hat trick in Colorado's 6-3 Game 4 road win on Monday night, pushing St. Louis to the brink of elimination.

"Unfortunately, I've been dealing with that a long time. That's sad to say, but I'm getting good at putting in the rearview mirror. It's a big deal. I try to act like it's not. Just try to keep moving forward," Kadri told TNT in a postgame interview. "I know those messages I got don't reflect every single fan in St. Louis. But for those that hate, that one's for them."

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, St Louis Blues, Game Recap

Panthers' Season Ends After Sweep By Lightning

May 23, 2022 10:32 PM

The Florida Panthers have been swept out of the postseason, falling 2-0 to Tampa Bay in Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Monday.

Florida was the NHL's top-seeded team entering the playoffs, having earned the franchise's first-ever Presidents' Trophy title on the strength of a 122-point campaign. 

Game 4 was a goal-less affair most of the way, until Patrick Maroon tipped a point blast from Zach Bogosian past Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal Florida's fate.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Team Achievement

GM: 'In A Perfect World' Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang Stay With Penguins

May 23, 2022 7:38 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ron Hextall says he wants to find a way to have Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang stay with the club for the rest of their careers.

"In a perfect world, [Malkin] retires a Penguin," Hextall said Monday. "And I think Tanger's the same."

In a perfect world, anyway.

The NHL in the salary-cap era is hardly that.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor

Evander Kane's Hat Trick Highlights Oilers Win Over Flames

May 22, 2022 11:48 PM

Evander Kane had three goals in a six-minute span in the second period, Leon Draisaitl set an NHL record with four assists in one playoff period and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Game Recap

Avs Working With Police Regarding Threats To Nazem Kadri

May 22, 2022 8:56 PM

The Colorado Avalanche are working with St. Louis law enforcement regarding threats made towards center Nazem Kadri after their Game 3 victory against the Blues Saturday night.

The threats followed a series-ending injury to Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington after a collision involving Kadri.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, St Louis Blues, Legal, Misc Rumor

Gerard Gallant Upset With 'Cheap Shot' From Hurricanes

May 22, 2022 8:52 PM

If the Hurricanes were looking to send a message after their Game 3 loss, Rangers coach Gerard Gallant cautioned that they might not like the response.

"I wasn't happy with the bulls--- at the end of the game that they initiated," Gallant said after the Rangers' 3-1 win on Sunday that cut Carolina's lead to 2-1 in their series. "We didn't do that when the games were close. They put their guys out. That's fine. If they want to play like that, we've got the guys that can match them."

As the buzzer sounded to end Game 3, Carolina forward Max Domi gave Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren a cross-check in New York's zone. Lindgren responded with a slash on Domi. That brought all the players on the ice together, with Lindgren wrestling Domi to the ice in a headlock.

Tags: New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor

Mika Zibanejad Leads Rangers To Game 3 Win Over Hurricanes

May 22, 2022 6:51 PM

Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 43 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Sunday in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series.

Chris Kreider and Tyler Motte also scored as the Rangers cut their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup. Game 4 is Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes, Game Recap

Maple Leafs Sign Mark Giordano To Two-Year Extension

May 22, 2022 6:04 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran defenseman Mark Giordano to a two-year contract extension Sunday.

The average annual value of the contract is $800,000.

Giordano, 38, had eight goals and 27 assists in 75 games last season split between Toronto and the Seattle Kraken.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Signing

Steven Stamkos Scores Two Goals In Win Over Panthers

Jordan Binnington To Miss Rest Of The Series Against Avs

Blues Lose Jordan Binnington For At Least Game 4

Jordan Binnington Suffers First Period Injury In Game 3

Penguins, Bryan Rust Agree To Six-Year, $30.75M Extension

Avs Lose Samuel Girard For Rest Of Postseason With Broken Sternum

Artturi Lehkonen Scores Twice To Help Avs Beat Blues 5-2

Oilers Fight Their Way To 5-3 Win, Even Series With Flames

Brendan Smith, Antti Raanta Lead Hurricanes To Game 2 Win

Rick Bowness Stepping Down As Stars Head Coach

Blues Beat Avs 4-1 To Even Second Round Series

Ross Colton Scores Late Game Winner For Lightning In Game 2

Predators Extend Contracts Of Coach John Hynes, Assistants

Gallant, Brunette, Sutter Named Finalists For Jack Adams Award

Flames Score Twice In First 51 Seconds, Beat Oilers 9-6 In Game 1

Ian Cole's OT Goal Gives Hurricanes Game 1 Win

Avs Beat The Blues 3-2 In Overtime To Take Game 1

Andrei Vasilevskiy Leads Lightning To Game 1 Win Over Panthers

Wild Prefer To Bring Both Marc-Andre Fleury And Cam Talbot Back

Rick Bowness Plans To Keep Coaching