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Matt Stajan Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Dec 3, 2019 5:25 PM

Matt Stajan retired Tuesday after 14 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

The 35-year-old two-way center announced his decision in a statement through the NHL players' union.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Patrick Kane Extends Point Streak To 13 Games

Nov 27, 2019 1:47 AM

Patrick Kane scored his 12th goal of the season in the Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Stars on Tuesday, extending his point streak to 13 games.

"It seems like he always finds a way to score a big goal in a big game," Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford said. "He's obviously one of the best players in the league and can change a game at any time. It's nice that he's on our team."

Kane has nine goals and 13 assists in this span, and he kept the league's longest active streak alive with a power-play wrist shot.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Personal Award

Hayley Wickenheiser, Sergei Zubov Among Six HOF Inductees

Nov 19, 2019 2:23 AM

Hayley Wickenheiser, regarded as the greatest player in the history of women's hockey, joined five others in the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 induction on Monday in Toronto.

The class included former Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars center Guy Carbonneau; former Stars, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Sergei Zubov; Vaclav Nedomansky, a leading scorer in Czechoslovakia who became the first player to defect to North America; current Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, a three-time winner of the Stanley Cup; and Boston College coach Jerry York, the all-time wins leader in Division I men's hockey.

Tags: Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Personal Award

NHL Names Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Keith Yandle 'Three Stars'

Nov 18, 2019 2:58 PM

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 17.


McDavid led all skaters with 3-7—10 in three appearances last week for the Pacific Division-leading Oilers (13-6-3, 29 points). 


MacKinnon ranked tied for second in goals last week while leading the Avalanche (12-6-2, 26 points), who rank second in the Central Division standings, with 4-3—7 in three appearances.


Yandle recorded multiple points in each of his three appearances last week to lead all defensemen and rank third in the League with 1-7—8 while helping the Panthers (10-5-5, 25 points) to a pair of wins in three contests. 

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Personal Award

Anders Nilsson, Auston Matthews, Cale Makar Named NHL's 'Three Stars'

Nov 11, 2019 2:39 PM

Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 10.

Nilsson stopped 96 of the 101 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 1.64 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to backstop the Senators (6-9-1, 13 points) to wins in each of his three starts. 

Matthews factored on nine of his team’s 11 goals last week, leading all NHL skaters with 2-7—9 in four appearances to help the Maple Leafs (9-6-4, 22 points) to a 2-1-1 record.

Makar tied for the NHL lead among defensemen in goals and points last week with 3-3—6 in three contests to propel the Avalanche (10-5-2, 22 points) to a pair of wins in three outings. 

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Tags: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Personal Award

Rookie Victor Olofsson Sets NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 15, 2019 2:26 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has set an NHL record in becoming the first player to score each of his first seven career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it seven straight on a one-timer off Rasmus Dahlin's pass from the right circle to open the scoring 6:27 into the second period against Dallas on Monday.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

Sabres' Victor Olofsson Ties NHL Power-Play Goal Record

Oct 10, 2019 2:05 AM

Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has tied an NHL record by becoming the fourth player to score each of his first six career goals on the power play.

Olofsson made it six in a row with a one-timer off Jack Eichel's pass into the right circle to open the scoring 5:04 into the first period against Montreal on Wednesday night. The Swede's streak dates to the end of last season, when he scored twice in two games.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Personal Award

Philadelphia To Honor Late Flyers Owner Ed Snider With Mural

Oct 4, 2019 2:06 AM

Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder who died in 2016, will be honored with a mural in South Philadelphia.

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia will dedicate "Snider Hockey: Inspiring Our Youth" on Saturday at 10th Street and Snyder Avenue. Snider had long said he wanted his youth hockey foundation to become his legacy.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Personal Award, Team Achievement

Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Oct 3, 2019 2:19 AM

John Tavares has been named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto unveiled Tavares' new "C" as part of the pregame introduction for the team's season opener Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and defenseman Morgan Rielly were named alternate captains.

Matthews scored twice in Toronto's four-goal second period, and the Leafs won 5-3.

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

Tim Thomas Breaks Silence, Fine With Seclusion

Sep 4, 2019 5:09 PM

Controversial former NHL star Tim Thomas offered his first public comments in several years on Wednesday, after being named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

"Everybody probably knows nowadays I don't have that much to say, at least publicly," said Thomas, the former Boston Bruins goalie who stepped away from public life after his final NHL season in 2013-14. "I've decided to keep whatever I've been doing in my life to myself, probably forever."

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Gary Bettman Headlines 2019 Hockey HOF Class

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall Retires After 15 NHL Seasons

Justin Williams Stepping Away From The Game

Ben Lovejoy Retiring After 11-Year NHL Career

Cam Ward Signs One-Day Deal To Retire With Hurricanes

Mike McKenna Retires After Playing For 15 NHL Teams

Chris Kunitz Retires After Fifteen NHL Seasons
Chris Kunitz is joining the Blackhawks' coaching staff.

Roberto Luongo Retires After 19-Seasons
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo had three more seasons left on his contract.

Auston Matthews On Cover Of 'NHL 20'
Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews was named the featured player at the NHL awards in Las Vegas.

Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vassilevskiy Win NHLs Top Awards
Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov won the NHL's Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

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.

Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes the third NHL player to record eight or more 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.

Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie
The Ducks beat the Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.

Ducks Retire Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 Jersey
Scott Niedermayer's No. 27 jersey was raised to the rafters on Sunday night at the Honda Center.

Rick Nash Retires Due To Concussion-Symptoms
Winger Rick Nash was one of the most prolific scorers in the NHL, and third in goals scored among current active players.

Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List
Islanders coach Barry Trotz picked up his 783rd career NHL victory on Monday night.

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals in the Bruins 5-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Hockey HOF Welcomes Memorable Class
The HOF Class of 2018 includes former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Ducks Retire Paul Kariya's No. 9
The Ducks raised Paul Kariya's No. 9 to the Honda Center rafters on Sunday night in an emotional event.

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.