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Avalanche dump Wild to gain in wild-card chase

The Avalanche won their second in a row to tighten the Western Conference wild-card race. Colorado (32-29-12, 76 points) moved within a point of the Wild and within two points of Arizona. The Coyotes currently hold the second wild-card spot. Zach... duluthnewstribune.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Flames strengthen hold atop division with win over Blue Jackets

CALGARY — Every remaining game both a dress rehearsal for the playoffs and an opportunity to strengthen their post-season position, the Calgary Flames weathered a desperate Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4-2 win Tuesday. A 31-save outing by Flames... sportsnet.ca

3/20/2019 7:07 AM

Radulov, Dallas Stars Too Much for Florida Panthers

Stars coach Jim Montgomery had the right answer for Florida's top-10 offense on Tuesday night. Montgomery countered the Panthers' firepower with some of his own, reuniting Dallas' three top scorers on the same line, and Alexander Radulov got two... nbcmiami.com

The Blues Ruthlessly Tormented Oilers Goalies last night

The St. Louis Blues should be heading to the playoffs next month, and the Oilers are definitely heading back home to lick their wounds and wonder what went wrong again this year, and the difference between those two outlooks was on full display in... deadspin.com

3/19/2019 10:34 PM

Wild drop yet another home game, 3-1 vs. Colorado

Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Wild on Tuesday night in a game that had playoff implications in Minnesota and elsewhere. Tyson Barrie, Tyson Jost and Ian Cole scored for Colorado, which won its... kstp.com

3/20/2019 7:14 AM

Wild’s best forward? It’s been Ryan Donato

ST. PAUL -- Ryan Donato’s initial concern was that there wouldn’t be a place for him in Minnesota. Donato was playing for Boston’s American Hockey League affiliate in Providence, R.I., when he learned he had been traded to the Wild for Charlie Coyle... duluthnewstribune.com

3/20/2019 8:11 AM

Lynn, MA Youth Hockey is on the upswing

LYNN — Brian Boisson fondly remembers when Lynn Youth Hockey was at its height a few decades ago. So when the Lynn native took over as president to the dwindling program four years ago, his mission was to do anything he could to make Lynn the hockey... itemlive.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3/19/2019 7:25 AM

Canucks 3 Blackhawks 2 (OT): Demko delivers the goods in Chicago

Demko started his fourth game of the season and say this for Travis Green: He’s not cherry-picking games for his rookie goalie. In Chicago, Demko took the net one night after the Canucks ground out a 3-2 shootout win over the Stars in Dallas,... theprovince.com

Defence is Leafs’ word of the day, but Babcock may have doubts

If the Toronto Maple Leafs manage to put the brakes on their skid, they will remember Monday’s practice as their come-to-Jesus moment. If not, it will be just one more collection of empty promises about finally paying attention to their defensive game. theglobeandmail.com

3/19/2019 7:24 AM

Jets start West Coast swing with 3-2 win over lowly Kings

LOS ANGELES – The Winnipeg Jets put in one of their finest defensive performances of the season here Monday night to stow away another two critical points. The visiting Jets were at their miserly best in posting a 3-2 victory over the lowly Los... winnipegfreepress.com

Lightning clinch Presidents' Trophy: Tampa Bay tops Coyotes

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage... si.com

3/19/2019 12:02 PM

Playoff watch: Wild on the outside looking in (for now)

The Minnesota Wild are in the hunt for their seventh straight playoff berth. They still have some work to do. The NHL’s playoff format is simple: Minnesota needs to finish in one of the top three positions in the Central Division or sneak in as one... foxsports.com

Rangers' Vinni Lettieri: Recalled by Rangers

Lettieri was promoted from AHL Hartford on Monday. Lettieri has failed to find the scoresheet in 18 games with the Rangers this season. At the minor-league level, the winger has been far more impactful in 2018-19, scoring 22 goals and putting up 46... cbssports.com

Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and 384th of his career to become the Lightning franchise leader in goals, passing former Tampa Bay captain Vinny Lecavalier. foxsports.com

The cost to play youth hockey puts families in a financial bind

PHILADELPHIA — Megan Lincoln couldn’t put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn’t have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice, nor the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport. “Nothing is... newportri.com

3/19/2019 7:34 AM

Younger Blues find intensity of playoff push 'crazy' yet fun

One year ago Monday, Robert Thomas and the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League finished their regular season. The Bulldogs had won their division handily, by 12 points, and were about to start a playoff run of 16-5 over four rounds to take... stltoday.com

Kapanen closes in on return as Leafs aim to snap out of funk

TORONTO – Kasperi Kapanen had never endured anything like it before. It was a “subtle play” on March 9 in Edmonton, the winger says, avoiding specifics, that concussed him for the first time. He didn’t think much of the knock at the time and had no... sportsnet.ca

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

3/18/2019 6:57 AM

Getting to Know... Travis Boyd

Hailing from what many dub the ‘State of Hockey’ (which began as a marketing campaign by the Minnesota Wild), Capitals Forward Travis Boyd has his roots firmly planted in Minnesota, playing high school hockey for Hopkins High School in Minnetonka... capitalsoutsider.com

3/18/2019 6:59 AM

NWHL: Women - Whitecaps win 2019 Isobel Cup

The Whitecaps’ story is an inspiring one. The team was founded in 2004 by Jack Brodt, father of Winny and Chelsey Brodt, one of the coaches this season. The team played in the Western Women’s Hockey League in Canada as part of the CWHL, and won the... iihf.com

Philipp Grubauer Helps Avalanche Beat Devils 3-0

The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip. Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts, and the Avalanche beat the New... denver.cbslocal.com

3/18/2019 6:50 AM

The Wraparound: Sabres 4, Blues 3, SO

There was no tribute video or roaring ovation for Ryan O'Reilly during his first game back in KeyBank Center. All the former Buffalo Sabres center received was a "welcome back" message on the video board, which provoked a mixed reaction from the... buffalonews.com

Vegas wanted Stone to build on their playoff foundation (video)

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights’ infatuation with winger Mark Stone started last year but the price was too high for general manager George McPhee. And while he gave up a very good young defenceman in Eric Brannstrom this February, he didn’t... ottawasun.com

Warroad, MN's Nelson’s OT goal lifts Islanders over Wild

Brock Nelson scored at 1:04 of overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the host Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Sunday, March 17. Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee also scored, and goaltender Thomas Greiss made 32 saves as the Islanders won for the fifth time... duluthnewstribune.com

3/18/2019 6:48 AM

Penguins Fall To Flyers 2-1 In Overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sean Couturier beat Matt Murray with 3 seconds remaining in overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers put together an improbable rally to edge the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday night. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

Silfverberg scores late to gives Ducks 3-2 win over Panthers

It was his team-leading 22nd goal of the season and his sixth since getting a five-year, $26.5 million extension. "He wants to be productive every night," Ducks assistant coach Marty Wilford said. "He's a competitive guy. He has a lot of pride, a lot... usatoday.com

BIG10: Golden Gopher forwards Walker, Pitlick earn Big Ten hockey awards

Sammy Walker played all but one game this season, amassing 10 goals and 16 assists, which tied for fourth-best on the team. Conference media and coaches voted on the award. He was also a unanimous selection to the all-freshman team. Junior center Rem... startribune.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3/20/2019 7:39 AM

Minnesota hockey teams have a shot at creating history

St. Cloud State, Minnesota State-Mankato and the University of Minnesota-Duluth are in prime position to do something that's never been done before. Since the first Frozen Four began in 1948, the State of Hockey has never had multiple schools make... bringmethenews.com

3/20/2019 7:30 AM

NCHC: Miami Head Coach Enrico Blasi fired after 20 seasons

The Miami University Redhawks announced Tuesday that ice hockey head coach Enrico Blasi was fired after 20 seasons. Blasi led the Redhawks to the national championship game in 2009 and was named the national coach of the year for the 2005-06 season. cincinnati.com

3/20/2019 7:38 AM

NCHC: Super prospect Matt Savoie commits to DU Pioneers

He was projected to be the first-overall selection in next month’s WHL Bantam Draft, but late Wednesday night Matthew Savoie surprised the hockey world when he committed to the University of Denver to play for the Pioneers starting in the 2021-22 season. milehighhockey.com

WCHA: Carroll, MSU advance to association championship

Already most likely in line for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament according to the PairWise Rankings, the Minnesota State men's hockey team will attempt to add some early hardware Saturday night in Mankato in the Western Collegiate Hockey... southernminn.com

WCHA: Northern Michigan Cleans Up association Awards

Northern Michigan cleaned up the individual awards in the WCHA, with the Wildcats' Troy Loggins named Offensive Player of the Year by the WCHA, among six total awards announced by the league today. The overall Player of the Year Award will be... collegehockeynews.com

Hockey East: Boston Builds Suspense For association Semifinals

A pair of upsets and sweeps highlighted the opening round of the Hockey East Tournament as extra hockey was abundant in round one. Five overtime periods in 10 games made for an exciting weekend, but there’s little time for celebrations from the... flohockey.tv

NCHC: UND's Nick Jones, Hayden Shaw sign pro deals

Two weeks ago, UND’s seniors were honored in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Last weekend, they played their last game for the program. This week, they’re starting to split up as they begin their pro hockey careers. On the same day that senior center Rhett... grandforksherald.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BIG10: Goalie Mat Robson leaving Gophers, joining Wild

Robson, who was the first Canadian to play goalie at the U of M in three decades, set a Gophers career record with a .924 save percentage in the 45 games he played since becoming eligible under NCAA transfer rules in the middle of the 2017-18 season. duluthnewstribune.com

3/18/2019 8:36 PM

BIG10: Robson Inks Deal with Minnesota Wild

MINNEAPOLIS – Gopher Hockey junior goaltender Mat Robson has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild, the organization announced on Monday, as Robson foregoes his final year of eligibility with the University of Minnesota. gophersports.com

ECAC: Conference field in place for Lake Placid

The two semifinal matchups will be held at the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. Action starts at 4 p.m. as second-seed Cornell squares off against the eighth-seeded Brown Bears. Clarkson, the third seed, will then face fourth-seeded Harvard in the second game... adirondackdailyenterprise.com

Hockey East: UMaine’s Pearson, Keeper sign pro contracts

wo days after being swept out of the Hockey East playoffs, two University of Maine players chose to end their respective Black Bear careers early. Junior captain Chase Pearson signed his first professional contract with the Detroit Red Wings on... centralmaine.com

PairWise Predictor

USCHO.com's PairWise Predictor allows you to choose different winners and losers for each of the six conference championship series and see how that would affect selection for the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. First, select winners in each step... pwp.uscho.com

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hockey East: BU and BC reach association semifinals

Boston College and Boston University will be back at TD Garden next weekend for the Hockey East Championship, as both hockey teams closed out quarterfinal victories Sunday. Patrick Harper scored twice as Boston University defeated UMass Lowell, 4-1,... bostonglobe.com

Conference tournament seeds, schedule, results

ou didn't ask for it, but we're giving it to you anyways. Welcome to NCAA ice hockey conference tournament central. Check out below for updated seeds, brackets, game schedules and results. ncaa.com

ECAC: Dutchmen fall to No. 10 Cornell in game three

ITHACA, N.Y. – Despite a strong battle against the No. 10 team in the country, Union dropped a 4-2 decision to Cornell in game three of the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals on Sunday night at Lynah Rink. The loss ends the Dutchmen's season, as they finished... unionathletics.com

NCHC: Northern Star - Parker Mackay

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their second ever national championship, the UMD men’s hockey team needed a trusty captain this year. That’s when they looked to their assistant Parker Mackay and decided to give him the “C”. fox21online.com

QMJHL: league has no plans to change its name - commissioner

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) won’t be changing its name despite a third of its teams playing home games outside la belle province. Commissioner Gilles Courteau has toured each of the league’s 18 cities this... theguardian.pe.ca

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WHL: Blazers beat Rockets in tiebreaker to reach league playoffs

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Kamloops Blazers are heading to the Western Hockey League playoffs. Kobe Mohr scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lift the Blazers to a 5-1 win over the Kelowna Rockets on Tuesday in a tiebreak game to determine who... sportsnet.ca

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3/19/2019 7:35 AM

CHL: 8 Blackhawks prospects to play in 2019 league playoffs

The Blackhawks will have eight prospects in action, including four in the QMJHL. Defenseman Jake Ryczek and goaltender Alexis Gravel are already guaranteed a spot in the Memorial Cup as their QMJHL team, the Halifax Mooseheads, host the round-robin... secondcityhockey.com

3/19/2019 11:58 AM

QMJHL: Playoff Preview - Huskies enter as the team to beat

0 The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies enter the playoffs as the team to beat (a 25-game winning streak will do that), but teams like the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Halifax Mooseheads, among others, are also in the mix as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League... sportsnet.ca

3/19/2019 11:57 AM

USHL: Players of the Week - Week 25, 2018-19

Team USA forwards Jack Hughes & Cole Caufield were named Co-Forwards of the Week, their teammate Cam York earned Defenseman honors for the second time this year and Buccaneers goaltender James Durham was named Goaltender of the Week for his first time ushl.com

3/19/2019 11:54 AM

WHL: Tie breaker Tuesday

Game Day Preview: For the first time in Kelowna Rockets franchise history a tie breaking game will be needed to decide if the team will make the Western Hockey League playoffs. The Rockets, who tied the Kamloops Blazers for third place in the BC... reganbartel.blogspot.com

WHL: Winterhawks' bid for home ice goes down to final game

Portland falls 5-2 on the road against Seattle, now needs to beat Thunderbirds on Sunday to start WHL playoffs at home The Portland Winterhawks failed to take care of business on Saturday night at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. portlandtribune.com

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

OHL: IceDogs' Robertson secures scoring title

NORTH BAY, Ont. — Jason Robertson secured himself the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s top scorer on Sunday with a three-point outing. Robertson scored once and set up two more as the Niagara IceDogs downed the North Bay... sportsnet.ca

AHL: Lukas Vejdemo is battling to stay in the prospect spotlight

Noted mainly for his defensive prowess, the rookie forward is showing he has much more to offer this year. habseyesontheprize.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

AHL: Garrett Pilon wins it in OT for the Hershey Bears

HERSHEY — The Hershey Bears closed their 12-game season series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with a dramatic, 1-0 overtime win on Tuesday night at Giant Center. Vitek Vanecek recorded his second shutout of the season, and ninth in his... cumberlink.com

AHL: Syracuse Tops Checkers in Overtime

As they continue through their gauntlet of formidable opponents, the Checkers were able to snag a point against the Syracuse Crunch but ultimately fell in overtime 2-1. Cal Foote opened the scoring midway through the first period, but that would... gocheckers.com

3/20/2019 7:49 AM

AHL: Winnipeg trip brings De Leo back where it started

La Mirada, Calif., isn’t your typical hockey breeding ground. But for San Diego Gulls forward Chase De Leo it’s where he called home until the age of 15 and learned to love the game. As a kid he attended Anaheim Ducks games in their inaugural season... theahl.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

3/18/2019 6:53 AM

AHL: Boka signs professional contract with Iowa Wild

Boka was a sixth-round selection, 171st overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2015 NHL draft. An amateur tryout contract is commonly signed by college hockey players who attempt to play professionally in the National Hockey League. He joins sophomore... michigandaily.com

ECHL: Komets sweep games at Brampton

Phelix Martineau scored twice to lead the Komets to a 4-2 victory today over the Brampton Beast, as Fort Wayne swept the pair of games at the CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario. journalgazette.net

SHL: Just How Good is Blue Jackets Prospect Emil Bemstrom?

Is Emil Bemstrom the next great Swede? It is going to be hard to stop the Bemstrom hype train. 1stohiobattery.com

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3/20/2019 7:50 AM

Vehvilainen ready for next step

When Veini Vehvilainen made his senior Team Finland debut at the Karjala tournament in mid-November, it was a logical step in his career. He made the cut at the first development camp at 16, and since then won silver at the under-18 Worlds, and gold... iihf.com

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

René Fasel: Slovakia is a hockey country

IIHF President René Fasel has expressed satisfaction with the preparations of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, set to take place in Bratislava and Kosice in less than two months. iihf.com

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

CT H.S.: Fairfield Prep rips through Notre Dame-WH to repeat as Division I champs, wins record 18th title

NEW HAVEN — It’s a familiar story, rewritten every few years at Ingalls Rink, with a happy ending for Fairfield Prep, state boys hockey champions for the 14th time since 1991. gametimect.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NJ H.S.: Final stat leaders for the 2018-19 season

The 2018-19 season is over. NJ Advance Media released most of its postseason content on Monday but there are still a couple more things left to look at before flipping over to the spring season. highschoolsports.nj.com

 

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