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Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 12, 2019 11:36 PM

Ryan O'Reilly won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal Wednesday for the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to help beat Boston 4-1 and give the franchise its first title in its 51st season.

O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, became the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Cup Final games.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season

Mar 31, 2019 2:44 AM

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals became the third player in NHL history to record eight or more 50-goal seasons Saturday night -- a list topped by Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie

Feb 18, 2019 3:19 PM

Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ducks Retire Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 Jersey

Feb 18, 2019 12:11 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 jersey to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007.

The Ducks held the ceremony on Sunday night before their game against Washington.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Rick Nash Retires Due To Concussion-Symptoms

Jan 11, 2019 3:12 PM

Rick Nash, a 34-year-old left winger and one of the most prolific scorers in recent NHL history, has retired due to concussion-related symptoms, his agent announced Friday.

"Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey. Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick returns to play," his agent Joe Resnick said in a statement. "Rick would like to thank everyone who has supported him during this difficult time period."

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List

Jan 1, 2019 2:59 AM

Barry Trotz moved into fourth place on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list when his New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Monday night.

Trotz picked up his 783rd career victory and passed Islanders franchise legend Al Arbour on the list.

Tags: New York Islanders, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th

Dec 23, 2018 1:02 AM

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Nashville Predators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Hockey HOF Welcomes Memorable Class

Nov 13, 2018 12:44 PM

From the inspirational Willie O'Ree to the controversial Gary Bettman, the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted a memorable Class of 2018 on Monday night in Toronto.

It's a class that included former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur, owner of a dozen NHL records and one of only two netminders to play over 1,000 NHL games; winger Martin St. Louis, an undrafted and undersized player who starred for the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored 1,033 points career points; Jayna Hefford, who won four Olympic gold medals with Team Canada; and Alexander Yakushev, a Russian scoring star who captured Olympic gold twice.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Ducks Retire Paul Kariya's No. 9

Oct 22, 2018 1:26 AM

The Anaheim Ducks raised Paul Kariya's No. 9 to the Honda Center rafters Sunday night, honoring the high-scoring forward who became a Hall of Famer.

The Ducks celebrated Kariya's career before their game against Buffalo with an emotional event ending with the hanging of Kariya's banner alongside the No. 8 of Teemu Selanne, Kariya's longtime linemate and close friend.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game

Oct 14, 2018 12:41 AM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal in Toronto's sixth game of the season, thanks to a late-third-period tally Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Capitals.

Matthews joins Mario Lemieux (11 goals in 1988-89) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record
Austin Matthews has scored nine goals in the Maple Leafs' first five games.

Radim Vrbata Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Veteran Radim Vrbata scored more than 20 or more goals in a season six times.

Predators GM David Poile Headlines 2018 HOF Class
David Poile will be inducted on December 12 at a ceremony in Nashville.

Jarome Iginla To Announce Retirement
Flames legend Jarome Igina will announce his retirement July 30 at the Saddledome.

Joe Pavelski Maintains Lead At Lake Tahoe Golf Tourney
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski maintains a one-point lead in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

Sharks' Pavelski Takes Early Lead At Celebrity Golf Tourney
Joe Pavelski has taken the first round lead at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe on Friday.

Ducks To Retire Numbers Of Paul Kariya, Scott Niedermayer
The Ducks will retire Paul Kariya's No. 9 and Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 this season.

Gary Bettman, Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree To Enter HOF
The six-person 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class will be inducted in November, in Toronto.

Taylor Hall Wins Hart Trophy
Taylor Hall of the Devils edged Nathan MacKinnon of the Avs in the NHL MVP race.

Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup on Thursday night in Las Vegas, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 on a third period goal by Lars Eller.

Mike Fisher Retires Again From NHL
Predators forward Mike Fisher played in the NHL for 18 seasons.

Auston Matthews Has Top-Selling Jersey For 2017-18
Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17.

Henrik, Daniel Sedin To Retire After 17 NHL Seasons
Henrik Sedin has 1,068 points in 1,327 games, including 828 assists. Daniel Sedin has 1,038 points in 1,303 games, including 391 goals.

NHL Names Karlsson, Raanta, Eichel 'Three Stars'
William Karlsson led the NHL with 3-6-9, including a pair of shorthanded goals, in four games last week.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 600th Career Goal
Alex Ovechkin scored twice Monday night as the Capitals beat the Jets 3-2 in overtime.

David Poile Becomes Winningest GM In NHL History
The Predators 4-2 win on Thursday night was GM David Poile's 1,320th victory in his career.

Ken Hitchcock Gets 800th Career Win
Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock has become the third coach in NHL history to reach 800 career wins.

Ovechkin Opens Season With Two Hat Tricks
Alex Ovechkin becomes the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open the season with consecutive hat tricks.

Connor McDavid The Preseason Pick For MVP
Connor McDavid received 11 first-place votes from a panel of voters, while Sidney Crosby received four first-place votes for the award.

Vernon Fiddler Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Vernon Fiddler played 877 NHL games with four different teams.