Game Recap - Hockey Wiretap

Maple Leafs Clinch First Division Title Since 2000

May 9, 2021 1:05 AM

In a preview of what could be a marquee matchup in the postseason's first round, Mitch Marner scored his 20th goal of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the rival Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night.

With the victory, Toronto clinched the North Division title, its first division crown since 2000, and kept itself in line for an 80-point season. The Maple Leafs have 76 with two games left.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Patrick Marleau Sets All-Time Record For Games Played

Apr 20, 2021 1:51 AM

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau played in his 1,768th career game on Monday night at the Vegas Golden Knights, breaking Hall of Famer Gordie Howe's record for the most in NHL history.

Marleau, 41, began his career with San Jose in the 1997-98 season. Marleau set the games played record in 23 seasons.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Vegas, Game Recap, Personal Award

Patrick Marleau Ties Gordie Howe's Record Of 1,767 NHL Games Played

Apr 18, 2021 12:50 AM

Patrick Marleau tied Gordie Howe's mark of 1,767 NHL games played when the visiting San Jose Sharks faced the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Marleau, 41, hopped over the boards for his first shift 40 seconds into the game and finished with 19 shifts and 14:16 time on the ice in the Sharks' 5-2 loss.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Game Recap, Personal Award

Jack Campbell Makes NHL History With 11th Straight Win To Start Season

Apr 11, 2021 12:40 AM

Auston Matthews scored three times to increase his NHL-leading goals total to 31; Jack Campbell made 27 saves to set an NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season and the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Saturday night.

Campbell became the first goalie with a victory in each of his first 11 appearances as the first-place Maple Leafs continued their dominance over the rest of the North Division.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Personal Award

Alex Ovechkin Climbs List Of Power-Play Scorers

Apr 5, 2021 1:16 AM

Alex Ovechkin moved into a second-place tie on the all-time list for NHL power-play goals and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday, completing a sweep of their eight-game season series.

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

Sabres' Winless Streak Reaches 18 Games

Mar 30, 2021 2:02 AM

The Sabres' winless streak has now reached 18 games (0-15-3), the longest by an NHL team in 17 years. Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers was especially bitter, as Buffalo blew a 3-0 lead in the third period.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Recap

Alex Ovechkin Scores 718th Goal Passing Phil Esposito

Mar 17, 2021 1:36 AM

Alex Ovechkin took sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's career goal list in the most Alex Ovechkin way possible: ripping a one-timer past a goaltender from just inside the faceoff circle on the power play ifor the Washington Capitals.

Ovechkin scored his 718th goal to pass Phil Esposito and became the second active player to record 1,300 points, vaulting the Capitals into first place in the East Division by beating the New York Islanders 3-1 Tuesday night.

Tags: Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, Game Recap, Personal Award

Patrick Kane Becomes 100th Player To Score 400 NHL Goals

Feb 28, 2021 10:31 PM

Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 7-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Sunday.

Kane dragged the puck around defenseman Filip Hronek before beating Thomas Greiss with a wrist shot for a 5-1 lead at 9:10 of the third period. Kane is the 100th player to score 400 NHL goals.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Game Recap, Personal Award

Sidney Crosby Has Two Assists In 1,000th NHL Game

Feb 21, 2021 12:00 AM

Sidney Crosby had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game to help the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New York Islanders 3-2 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday.

"It means a lot," Crosby said. "It's a special day regardless of the outcome, but it makes it so much better when you win. Just everything from the guys and the ceremony in the room and on the ice, I was just completely spoiled today. It was a pretty awesome experience and a day I'll always remember."

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Game Recap, Personal Award

Tortorella: Benching Laine 'The Last Thing I Want To Do'

Feb 9, 2021 1:27 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella benched newly acquired winger Patrik Laine during Monday night's game against Carolina, acknowledging afterward that although sitting a player is "the last thing I want to do," it was something he felt was needed.

The Blue Jackets acquired Laine two weeks ago in a trade for center Pierre-Luc Dubois, whom Tortorella had also benched this season.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Lightning Win 2020 Stanley Cup; Victor Hedman Named Playoff MVP

Stars Beat Lightning In Double OT, Force Game 6

Lightning Win Game 4 In OT, Take Commanding 3-1 Lead

Steven Stamkos Scores In Lightning Win

Lightning Even Series As Nikita Kucherov Sets Franchise Points Record

Anton Khudobin, Stars Take Game 1

Lightning Beat Islanders, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For The First Time Since 2000

Oskar Lindblom Rejoins Flyers; Teammates Beat Canadiens

Lightning Beat Blue Jackets In Five Overtimes

Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
Ryan O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, and was the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games.

Blues Win First-Ever Stanley Cup
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 4-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Bruins Win 5-1 To Force Game 7
The Bruins cruised their way to a 5-1 win over the Blues on Sunday night in St. Louis.

Blues Edge Bruins To Take 3-2 Series Lead
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 2-1 in pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Blues Even Stanley Cup Series With 4-2 Win
The Blues followed a tough loss to the Bruins on Saturday with a 4-2 win in Game 4 Monday night.

Bruins Rout Blues To Take Series Lead
The Bruins beat the Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night in St. Louis.

Blues Win In OT To Even Series
The Blues 3-2 win in overtime on Wednesday night was the franchise's first victory in a Stanley Cup Final game.

Bruins Rally Past Blues To Win Game 1
The Bruins rallied back from a two-goal deficit to win Game 1 by the score of 4-2 on Monday night in Boston.