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After marathon 11-round shootout, Wild fall 3-2 to Ducks

With only 20 minutes separating the Wild from building a three-point cushion over the Ducks for the final spot in the Western Conference playoff race, they let the lead slip away and ultimately fell 3-2 to on the heels of the longest shootout in... twincities.com

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Brent Burns returns to defense, leads Sharks to win

SAN JOSE — After blowing an opportunity to separate themselves from the pack Tuesday, the Sharks found a way to pick up a win Thursday with the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks applying pressure from below. mercurynews.com

Maatta's third period goal leads Pens past Leafs

Olli Maatta scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists to top 900 points for his career, becoming the sixth... tsn.ca

2/18/2018 7:35 AM

Ortiz: Blues should resist offers for top prospects

Despite the Blues’ three-game losing streak, general manager Doug Armstrong isn’t disappointed with the way his team has played lately with the exception of a pair of disappointing third periods. stltoday.com

Saturday storylines: Be afraid of the Penguins

We’ve got 11 games on tap tonight, including six of the seven Canadian teams in action. With the races tightening and the trade deadline looming, it’s getting tense out there. So let’s try to keep things calm by starting with two... downgoesbrown.com

Tearing it down will not be the hard part for the Rangers

You would remember the Purge of 2004 a little bit differently if the Rangers had emerged with a haul featuring their first- or second-line center for the next dozen years. It not only could have been that way, but it should have been that way. The... nypost.com

2/18/2018 8:30 AM

What’s up with Charlie Coyle?

The Wild need to see the aggressive side of their forwardThe post What’s up with Charlie Coyle? appeared first on Minnesota Hockey Magazine. minnesotahockeymag.com

Eriksson, Nilsson lead Canucks past Bruins, 6-1

Anders Nilsson finally had his hard work rewarded with a victory. Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Nilsson stopped 44 shots to pick up his first win in 2 1/2 months as the Vancouver Canucks beat the... boston.com

Mark Madden: Penguins' Ryan Reaves proves value

Is using a goon consistent with the Penguins' speed-first style, a method that captured the last two Stanley Cups? Definitely not. But Ryan Reaves isn't a goon. He's a big body who's good with his knuckles but also a decent skater who can play hockey... triblive.com

Third loss in a row has Blues sinking in Central Division

The Blues are in the process of moving from being one of the hunted to being the hunter. Their 2-1 loss to the Stars on Friday night dropped them out of the top three in the Central Division for the first time all season and left them, if the season... stltoday.com

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The art of the NHL rebuild

With a bold open letter to the fans, the Rangers embark on a perilous journey back to hockey’s primetime theglobeandmail.com

Wild changes up lines; Cullen takes maintenance day

It made sense for Wild coach Bruce Boudreau to scramble the forward lines during practice Friday after the team was upended 5-2 by the Capitals Thursday to snap a franchise-record 13-game point streak on home ice. startribune.com

3 possible landing spots for Evander Kane

As the trade deadline approaches, there's a high-scoring 26-year-old winger in Buffalo who's likely to command plenty of attention. That would be Evander Kane, who has recorded 18 goals in 58 contests this season, and who's averaging 26 goals for... thescore.com

Couturier's OT goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets, 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers were glad to finally end their long losing streak in Columbus. Sean Couturier scored 1:52 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory Friday night, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive losses on the... cbssports.com

GM: How we’ll decide if prized rookies come up to Rangers

Prioritizing the future over the present isn’t only about making moves leading into the trade deadline. It means protecting the contract status of 2017 first-round draft selections Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, as well. “We are not going to burn... nypost.com

Teams Showing Interest In Luke Glendening

Sounds like #Leafs and #Stars among teams who have inquired with #RedWings on C Luke Glendening. He would be a nice fit for TOR, played for Babcock in DET, but Wings aren't going to give him away. kuklaskorner.com

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

2/16/2018 7:09 AM

Capitals Overpower Wild in 5-2 Victory

On Tuesday, there was news that the City of Seattle put in its official application for an NHL franchise. While I am sure some markets (i.e. Vancouver) are likely applauding the news, others are probably a little apprehensive (Arizona). The Capitals... thesportsdaily.com

2/16/2018 7:16 AM

Dave Hakstol brings the second-half surge to the NHL

There's something brewing in the NHL right now, and it may not come as a shock to those in Grand Forks. Dave Hakstol's team, after an early season slump, is suddenly one of the NHL's hottest squads. grandforksherald.com

Ducks rally to beat Blackhawks 3-2

Ondrej Kase had a goal and two assists, Adam Henrique scored in the third period and the Ducks handed the Chicago Blackhawks their eighth straight loss with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night. Nick Ritchie added a goal and an assist and John Gibson made... latimes.com

Lightning's 'big guns' strike down Red Wings

There will be a day the Red Wings finally break through and defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Some day. It has to, right? The Lightning’s dominance continued Thursday, as Tampa’s big stars led the Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings. detroitnews.com

Rangers GM needs to take a cue from Yankees rebuild

These are dicey days for general manager Jeff Gorton, who is stuck in a situation not entirely of his own making as the Rangers operate in a time warp of suspended animation between last Thursday’s planting of the For Sale sign outside the team room... nypost.com

BIG10: Minnesota ties Ohio State then loses in shootout

The Gophers got to within one point of clinching their position in the Big Ten. No. 6 Ohio State (19-8-5, 12-8-2 Big Ten) and No. 10 Minnesota (19-13-2, 10-10-2 Big Ten) finished in a 1-1 tie Saturday, with the Buckeyes winning in the shootout for... mndaily.com

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2017-18 KRACH Ratings

KRACH is endorsed by College Hockey News as the best system to objectively rank teams. It stands for "Ken's Ratings for American College Hockey", because it was a statistician named Ken Butler who first implemented the methodology for college hockey. collegehockeynews.com

BIG10: Gopher Senior Day Ends in Tied Goaltender Duel (video)

Neither goalie would budge, even when the game was officially over. Minnesota goaltender Mat Robson and Ohio State goaltender Sean Romeo matched one another for 65 minutes. Each allowed one goal as the two top-10 teams finished Saturday afternoon... zonecoverage.com

CCHA: Two goals from Reilly Walsh help Harvard slay Clarkson

Harvard capped off a winning weekend by riding freshman defenseman Reilly Walsh’s second period power-play goal to turn back potent Clarkson, 5-2, in front of a sold-out and enthusiastic Bright-Landry Hockey Center crowd of 3,095 last night. bostonherald.com

Hockey East: No. 20 BU completes season sweep of Merrimack College

Following Friday night’s heartbreaking 5-4 loss in overtime to the University of Connecticut, the No. 20 Boston University men’s hockey team traveled to North Andover in search of sweeping the season series against Merrimack College and to snap a... dailyfreepress.com

NCHC: Broncos fall to No. 2/3 St. Cloud State

The Broncos (14-14-2, 9-10-1-0) had a 2-1 lead heading into the third period but the Huskies tallied three goals, including an empty-netter, to beat WMU. Western Michigan had goals from Josh Passolt and Dawson DiPietro, while freshman goalie Austin... mlive.com

NCHC: Bulldogs finish sweep of Miami

After making 16 saves for a shutout Friday at Amsoil Arena, Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Hunter Shepard had to work a little harder Saturday for another blanking. duluthnewstribune.com

Pairwise Rankings

St. Cloud, Notre Dame, Cornell, and Minnesota State on top after last night's action uscho.com

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

2/17/2018 9:45 AM

BIG10: Michigan upsets No. 1 Notre Dame

The No. 18-ranked University of Michigan hockey team bolstered its NCAA Tournament resume on Friday night (Feb. 16) as it took down No. 1-ranked Notre Dame, 4-2, at Compton Family Ice Arena. A stellar performance by sophomore goaltender Hayden... ncaa.com

2/17/2018 9:14 AM

BIG10: No. 10 Gophers outlast No. 6 Ohio State 2-1

Goalie Mat Robson made 21 saves to pick up the win for the Gophers. Gates Jr. gave Minnesota a 1-0 advantage at 9:02 of the first period when he backhanded a rebound past Buckeye goalie Sean Romeo. foxsports.com

2/17/2018 8:46 AM

Minnesota Ranks Second for NCAA for Men’s Hockey Revenue

Minneapolis, Minn. — The University of Minnesota has routinely led the nation in generating revenue with its men’s hockey program, but Boston University topped all schools for fiscal year 2017 with $8,567,700 in revenues and the Gophers... gopherpucklive.com

2/17/2018 8:44 AM

NCHC: Intense 'Dogs stymie Miami

Minnesota Duluth sophomore goaltender Hunter Shepard picked up his fourth shutout of the season Friday and the former Grand Rapids Thunderhawk... duluthnewstribune.com

NCHC: Omaha comes from behind to knock off UND

Colton Poolman doesn’t closely track the Pairwise Rankings, but he knows what the UND men’s hockey team needs to do. “We just have to win games at this point,” the sophomore defenseman said. “That’s the most important thing. (The Pairwise Rankings)... grandforksherald.com

WCHA: Mavericks 7, Bulldogs 1

Freddy's three thoughts of the game ...1. First place: Minnesota State is back in first place in the WCHA with an impressive performance at home over Ferris State. After moving two points ahead of idle Northern Michigan, they'll need five points... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

ECAC: Yale men able to edge Colgate

Joe Snively scored a pair of goals as the Yale men’s hockey team beat Colgate 4-3 for an ECAC Hockey win in Hamilton, New York on Friday. nhregister.com

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hockey East: Random Hockey East Thoughts (2/16)

— The two Beanpot losses for Boston College looks really costly, at least right now. The Eagles fell to No. 21 in the Pairwise after Monday’s loss to Harvard in the tournament’s consolation game. Playing with the Pairwise results, if the... blog.collegehockeynews.com

2/16/2018 7:10 AM

NCHC: Bulldogs' Young emerges as physical force

Last year after getting scratched from the lineup 10 consecutive times and playing in just three of his team's first 17 NCHC contests, Minnesota Duluth forward Blake Young finally found himself back in the lineup in a February game against Nebraska-Omaha. duluthnewstribune.com

OHL: Roundup - Foudy scores 2, including winner, as Knights edge Otters

Liam Foudy scored his second goal of the night 3:18 into overtime as the London Knights defeated the Erie Otters 5-4 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. sportsnet.ca

Sunday, February 18, 2018

USHL: Gamblers Win on Road

The Gamblers defeated the Central Illinois Flying Aces 4-1 on Saturday night at Grossinger Motors Arena. With the win, the Gamblers improve to 19-16-3... - USHL Green Bay Gamblers oursportscentral.com

USHL: Phantoms Clip Black Hawks 5-2

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - A three-goal third period for the Youngstown Phantoms (22-15-4-1, 49 points) broke a 2-2 tie and pushed Youngstown over the Waterloo ... - USHL Youngstown Phantoms oursportscentral.com

USHL: Stars Press Ahead for 4-2 Win over Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars (19-20-0-1) jumped early in periods and were rewarded with a 4-2 win over the Omaha Lancers (28-11-2-1) on Saturday ni... - USHL Lincoln Stars oursportscentral.com

USHL: Tri-City Wins 2-1 in Overtime

Fargo, ND. - The Tri-City Storm defeated the Fargo Force 2-1 in overtime Saturday night at Scheels Arena in Fargo, ND to snap a six game winless strea... - USHL Tri-City Storm oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

USHL: Breakthrough Comes Too Late

A late Waterloo Black Hawks goal was not enough to overcome the Youngstown Phantoms Friday during a 2-1 road loss at Covelli Centre in eastern Ohio.... - USHL Waterloo Black Hawks oursportscentral.com

USHL: Chicago Falls 3-2 to Des Moines

GENEVA, ILLINOIS - In a game that featured all five goals scored during a nine-minute stretch in the second period, the Des Moines Buccaneers defeated... - USHL Chicago Steel oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

USHL: Zach Dubinsky Commits to RPI

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lincoln Stars forward Zach Dubinsky has announced his commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a NCAA Division I program ... - USHL Lincoln Stars oursportscentral.com

ECHL: Mariners name Riley Armstrong as first head coach

Portland, Maine – The Maine Mariners announced that Riley Armstrong has been hired as the t... echl.com

Sunday, February 18, 2018

AHL: Amerks Blanked by Devils in Overtime

(Binghamton, NY) - After a scoreless 60 minutes, Bracken Kearns tallied the lone goal of the night 2:08 into overtime, giving the Binghamton Devils a ... - AHL Rochester Americans oursportscentral.com

AHL: Condors Overcome by Tucson, 5-4

TUCSON - The Bakersfield Condors (19-20-7-1, 46pts) took an early 2-0 lead, but dropped a 5-4 decision to the Pacific Division leading Tucson Roadrunn... - AHL Bakersfield Condors oursportscentral.com

AHL: Moose Fall Flat against Grand Rapids 5-0

The Manitoba Moose (32-13-4-3) rounded out their season series against the Grand Rapids Griffins (28-18-1-6) at Bell MTS Place on Saturday. The Moose ... - AHL Manitoba Moose oursportscentral.com

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

AHL: Penguins Lose in Lone Visit to Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins kicked off a three-in-three weekend set on Friday night with a 12-3 loss to the Rochester America... - AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins oursportscentral.com

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Pyeongchang: Double joy for OAR men and women

The latest instalment of the big Trans-Atlantic rivalry ended in a comfortable victory for Oleg Znarok’s Russian team. A 4-0 scoreline reflected the superiority the Olympic Athletes from Russia all over the ice on a night when Ilya Kovalchuk became... en.khl.ru

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Friday, February 16, 2018

2/16/2018 7:03 AM

Pyeongchang: OAR Update - February 15th, 2018

The group stage is now finished for the Russian women’s national team at these 2018 Olympics, and they are likely glad to see the back of it. The Russian side came into today’s game against Finland with a record of 0-2, forgivable since... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com

MN H.S.: All-senior line hoping to carry White Bear Lake boys' hockey on deep playoff run

The Big Picnic Line’s best season has led White Bear Lake to an 19-3-2 record. mnhockeyhub.com

Sunday, February 18, 2018

MN H.S.: Girls - Mirage to face Red Wing at state

Three days after capping its run through Section 7A with a convincing 5-2 win over Hibbing-Chisholm in the title game, the Proctor-Hermantown girls hockey team on Saturday learned its quarterfinal opponent for this week's Class A state tournament. duluthnewstribune.com

NJ H.S.: Boys State tournament preview, 2018

The NJSIAA tournament brackets are set, with the first round to be played by Tuesday, Feb. 20. Ahead of all the action, check out our preview of all four tournaments. highschoolsports.nj.com

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

MN H.S.: Prep Section brackets finalized

Tuesday's quarterfinal round could feature a rematch of the past two title games if defending state champ Grand Rapids gets past Cambridge-Isanti in Saturday's play-in game to face rival Duluth East at Heritage Center. And Duluth Marshall opens the... duluthnewstribune.com

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

MN H.S.: Northland trio among Mr. Hockey finalists

When Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey is announced March 11 in St. Paul, the Northland will have a 30 percent chance of laying claim to the award for the first time since Grand Rapids’ Avery Peterson won in 2014. duluthnewstribune.com

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