Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.
May 2019 - Hockey Wiretap
The NHL cleared Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov after a video surfaced Monday of him sitting next to a table on which there are two lines of white powder in what appears to be a hotel room.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement Friday that the league "thoroughly reviewed the situation" and considers the matter closed.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has asked for a trade for personal reasons, and the team is willing to oblige him.
TSN first reported the trade request, and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed it to NHL.com.
"That will be our goal, to try to find a fresh start for him, for his own personal and private reasons," Dubas said, according to NHL.com.
The Sharks are bringing back former Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner as an assistant, the team announced Wednesday.
Boughner will replace Rob Zettler on coach Peter DeBoer's staff.
It was a win more than a half-century in the making. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime to take Game 2, the franchise's first victory in a Stanley Cup Final game.
Dave Tippett has been hired as the 16th head coach of the Edmonton Oilers -- and the third of superstar Connor McDavid's five-year career.
Tippett, 57, previously coached the Dallas Stars (2002-09) and the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes (2009-17), with a career record of 553-413-28-120.
Commissioner Gary Bettman considers the NHL's current video review system "a blessing and a curse." There are times when it's a vital mechanism for getting calls on the ice correct. But in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, there have been a dozen instances of controversial plays that couldn't be remedied with replay because they fell outside of their scope.
Before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said the NHL will consider expanding video review when the league's competition committee and general managers meet next month.
Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots to help the Bruins complete their comeback from a two-goal deficit and win Game 1 by the score of 4-2.
Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night.
The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a three-year contract with defenseman Brett Kulak.
The deal was announced Saturday and runs through the 2021-22 season, carrying an average annual value of $1.85 million.
Sportsbooks are facing their second straight Stanley Cup sweat.
Last year, as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final, Nevada bookmakers found themselves rooting against the hometown squad to avoid a multi-seven-figure loss. This year, they're sweating the upstart St. Louis Blues, who have authored one of the greatest in-season turnarounds in recent memory, going from 300-1 long-shots in January to Stanley Cup finalists in May.