March 2023 - Hockey Wiretap

Connor McDavid First NHL Player To Reach 140-Points Since 1996

Mar 28, 2023 2:07 AM

 Connor McDavid picked up an assist for his 140th point of the season Monday night, in the Edmonton Oilers' 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

McDavid, the All-Star center who is running away in the race for the Hart Trophy as league MVP, became the first player to reach the mark since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr both achieved it in 1995-96 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The last Oilers player to do it was Wayne Gretzky in 1987-88. He also became just the seventh player in NHL history with 60 goals and 80 assists in a season.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Game Recap, Personal Award

Ilya Lyubushkin Won't Wear Pride-Themed Jersey

Mar 27, 2023 12:37 PM

Ilya Lyubushkin is citing an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of retribution at home in Russia for electing not to participate in the Buffalo Sabres' pregame warmup on the team's Pride night, when players are expected to wear rainbow-colored jerseys in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The team announced Lyubushkin's decision Monday morning. Lyubushkin, 28, is from Moscow, where he has family and visits regularly in the offseason.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor

Flyers' Chairman Dave Scott To Retire; Replaced By Dan Hilferty

Mar 27, 2023 12:34 PM

Dave Scott will retire as chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers' parent company Comcast Spectacor and be replaced by Dan Hilferty.

Hilferty, who was recently named CEO of Comcast Spectacor, will succeed Scott as chairman of the company on April 17 and as the team's governor on July 1.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Blake Lizotte Suspended One-Game For Cross-Check

Mar 27, 2023 2:07 AM

Los Angeles Kings forward Blake Lizotte received a one-game suspension from the NHL on Sunday for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey.

Lizotte had a hearing with the league's Department of Player Safety earlier Sunday. The suspension means he is ineligible to play in Sunday night's home game against the St. Louis Blues.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Suspension

Bruins Win Seventh Straight, David Pastrnak Eclipses 50-Goal Mark

Mar 27, 2023 2:04 AM

David Pastrnak eclipsed the 50-goal mark, scoring twice, and the Boston Bruins won their seventh game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout Sunday.

A day after Boston secured the Atlantic Division crown with a home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Game Recap, Personal Award

Bruins Clinch First Place In Atlantic Division With 6th Straight Win

Mar 26, 2023 12:44 AM

Garnet Hathaway scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the NHL-best Boston Bruins wrapped up first place in the Atlantic Division with their sixth straight victory, 2-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

The win was the Bruins' 56th and moves them one behind the club record set in 1970-71. It also keeps them on pace to set the NHL record for victories in a regular season with 10 games left. The Detroit Red Wings won 62 in 1995-96 and Tampa Bay matched the record in its final regular-season game (at TD Garden in Boston) in 2018-19.

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

NHL Bans Coyotes' Andrew Barroway Following Domestic Violence Arrest

Mar 25, 2023 1:31 AM

Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Friday following his arrest for domestic violence in Colorado.

Barroway spent Thursday night in Pitkin County Jail after police arrested him at an Aspen hotel on a felony strangulation charge, according to a police report obtained by the Aspen Daily News.

"The National Hockey League is aware of the arrest of Arizona Coyotes' minority owner Andrew Barroway," the NHL said in a statement. "Pending further information, he has been suspended indefinitely."

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Legal, Suspension

Bruins' A.J. Greer Suspended One Game For Cross-Check

Mar 25, 2023 1:29 AM

Boston Bruins forward A.J. Greer has been suspended one game for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement on Friday following a hearing with Greer earlier in the day.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Suspension

Patrik Laine Out Two To Four Weeks With Triceps Injury

Mar 25, 2023 1:26 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine is out two to four weeks after straining a triceps muscle in practice, yet another blow to the last-place team in the NHL that has been hampered by injuries all season.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Injury

Staal Brothers Decline To Wear Panthers' Pride Night Jerseys

Mar 24, 2023 2:04 AM

Brothers Eric and Marc Staal, who both play for the Florida Panthers, did not participate in the pregame skate Thursday night because they declined to wear the team's LGBTQIA+ Pride Night warmup sweaters, citing their religious beliefs.

The brothers were in the lineup for the 6-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they also were participants during team's morning skate.

Tags: Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Hockey Canada Adds Doug Armstrong, Steve Yzerman, Shane Doan

Sidney Crosby Ties Mario Lemieux With 11th 30-Goal Season

Blackhawks Won't Wear Pride-Themed Warmups

Russia, Belarus Barred From Next Hockey Worlds

Connor McDavid Earns Praise From Peers In NHLPA Poll

Avs Sign Coach Jared Bednar To Three-Year Extension

Fanatics To Replace Adidas As NHL's Uniform Partner In 2024-25

Shark's James Reimer To Boycott Warmup On Pride Night

Sabres Sign Goalie Devon Levi To Three-Year Deal

Coyotes Sign Josh Doan To Entry-Level Contract

Gary Bettman: No NHL Expansion In Near Future

Andrei Svechnikov Out For Season With Torn ACL

NHL GM Meetings: Fight Etiquette, Player Safety Discussed

Andrei Svechnikov Out Indefinitely With Knee Injury

Interim GM Daniel Briere Says Flyers Need Multiyear Rebuild

Bruins Become Fastest NHL Team To Reach 50 Win Milestone

Capitals Re-Sign Trevor van Riemsdyk To Three-Year, $9M Deal

Flyers Fire GM Chuck Fletcher

Red Wings Trade Steven Kampfer To Coyotes

Potential Senators' Sale Could Set Record