All-Star - Hockey Wiretap

Injured Auston Matthews To Sit Out All-Star Game

Jan 23, 2020 1:53 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (wrist) won't play in this weekend's NHL All-Star Game, but he will attend the event in St. Louis, the team announced Wednesday. Matthews, 22, is day-to-day while he gets treatment for an ongoing wrist issue, Toronto said.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, All-Star, Injury

Ovechkin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon, McDavid Voted All-Star Captains

Dec 22, 2019 12:17 AM

Washington's Alex Ovechkin, Boston's David Pastrnak, Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and Edmonton's Connor McDavid were voted NHL All-Star captains.

Ovechkin was voted by fans to captain the Metropolitan Division, Pastrnak the Atlantic, MacKinnon the Central and McDavid the Pacific. McDavid was voted into All-Star Weekend for a fourth season in a row and Ovechkin a third in a row.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, All-Star

Metro Wins NHL All-Star Game, Crosby Named MVP

Jan 27, 2019 12:24 AM

Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star Game Saturday night.

Selected the MVP, Crosby finished the night with four goals and four assists in two games on the same ice where he won the Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup three years ago for Pittsburgh.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, All-Star, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Bettman: Seattle To Host NHL Draft, An All-Star Game

Jan 10, 2019 2:36 AM

On his first trip to Seattle since the city was granted the NHL's 32nd franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced a couple more rewards for the future franchise's investment.

Bettman said the league has promised Seattle it will host All-Star weekend within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to begin play in 2021-22. Bettman also says Seattle will host the NHL draft, and that event will likely be awarded before the All-Star Game arrives.

Tags: All-Star, Expansion, Misc Rumor

Maurice, Reirden, Cooper, Peters Named All-Star Game Coaches

Jan 7, 2019 1:38 AM

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary.

Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific).

The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Ovechkin To Skip All-Star Game To Rest For Second Half

Jan 2, 2019 12:59 PM

Alex Ovechkin, who was named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team for the All-Star Game on Jan. 26, has informed the NHL that he will skip the festivities to rest for the second half of the season.

The Capitals captain leads the league with 29 goals.

"My body needs a rest," he said after practice on Wednesday.

Deciding to skip the game means that Ovechkin will have to also sit out the game before or game after the contest, per NHL rules.

Tags: Washington Capitals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Bettman: 'Everyone Is Overthinking Reviews'

Jan 28, 2018 12:54 AM

As criticism of the NHL coach's challenge grows louder around the league, commissioner Gary Bettman wants a little less scrutiny and a little more common sense in these reviews.

"We need to give a refresher to the officials. Take a good look, a quick look, but don't search it to death," Bettman said Saturday ahead of the NHL All-Star skills competition in Tampa.

Tags: All-Star, Misc Rumor

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters

Jan 11, 2018 2:29 AM

NHL All-Star Game rosters were announced for the four divisional teams Wednesday, with some expected choices and some surprises ahead of the Jan. 28 contest in Tampa, Florida.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, All-Star, Misc Rumor

NHL Names All-Star Captains

Jan 4, 2018 3:18 PM

Lightning star Steven Stamkos will serve as captain of the Atlantic Division team in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament this month in Tampa, Florida.

Stamkos has 49 points for first-place Tampa Bay and is the face of the franchise.

Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin earned his 12th career All-Star nod as the fan-voted captain of the Metropolitan Division. Ovechkin leads the league with 26 goals.

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was voted captain for the Metropolitan Division and Oilers center Connor McDavid captain of the Pacific Division.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Edmonton Oilers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2017 1:55 AM

Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal with 4:58 to play, and fill-in coach Wayne Gretzky led the Metropolitan Division to a 4-3 victory over the Pacific Division on Sunday in the final match of the revamped NHL All-Star Game.

Tags: All-Star, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Gretzky Replaces Tortorella At All-Star Game
Wayne Gretzky will coach the Metropolitan Division team in Sunday's All-Star game in Los Angeles.

Tortorella Caring For Deployed Son's Sick Dog
The pet's ailing health is forcing John Tortorella to miss the NHL's All-Star Weekend.

Tortorella Dealing With Family Issue, Won't Coach All-Stars
Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella is dealing with a family emergency that requires his personal attention.

Evgeni Malkin Out Thursday, Will Miss All-Star Game
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury, and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters
The Blackhawks led the league with four players selected for the All-Star weekend in Los Angeles on January 27-29.

Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

John Scott Retires From NHL After Ten Seasons
John Scott had a rule named after him because of last year's All-Star voting controversy.

NHL, NHLPA Discussing 'Bye-Week' In 2017-18
The five-day bye weeks are part of the NHL, NHLPA talks as both sides finalize the 2017 All-Star Game negotiations.

NHL Announces New 'John Scott Rule' For All-Star Voting
The NHL will disqualify players from being named All-Star captains if they are injured or sent to the AHL.

NHL Signs Commissioner Gary Bettman Through 2022
Gary Bettman signed a new deal in September but was first reported and confirmed on Sunday.

John Scott Named All-Star MVP; Pacific Division Wins Championship
John Scott captained the Pacific Division to a 1-0 win in the championship.

East Wins Skills Competition; Wings' Larkin Fastest Skater
The Eastern Conference won the NHL skills competition 29-12 on Saturday.

LA Kings To Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game
The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will take place on January 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Press Release

Alex Ovechkin To Miss All-Star Weekend
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has a lower-body injury that he's been dealing with since mid-November.

Coyotes Place John Scott On Waivers
John Scott is currently the NHL's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game.

Sources: NHL To Use 3-On-3 Format At All-Star Game
This year's All-Star Game in Nashville will feature three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games.

Team Toews Defeats Team Foligno In NHL All-Star Game
John Tavares scored a record four goals on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star Game.

Johansen, Weber Shine At All-Star Skills Competition
Ryan Johansen wins breakaway challenge, while Shea Weber fires the hardest shot.

Kessel Traded On All-Star Draft Night; Johansen No. 1 Pick
It was a wild NHL All-Star draft on Friday night to set the lineups for Sunday's game.

Crosby Receives Injection To Deal With Injury
Sidney Crosby could play against the Capitals at Washington next Wednesday.