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Whicker: Cam Talbot says no to Ducks as Oilers take 2-0 lead

ANAHEIM — Cam Talbot, the undrafted pride of the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers, stood in a crease that became his own private Alamo Friday night. Except he survived. ocregister.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Penalties Kill The Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators were down a man for 11 of 60 minutes in their first loss of the postseason and never had a single power play, but they did not complain. kuklaskorner.com

Blues continue trend of unimpressive playoff wins

The St. Louis Blues pulled off a win Friday in Game 2 to knot their second-round series with the Nashville Predators at 1-1.It's exactly what the Blues needed after Game 1, but the team shouldn't get too ahead of themselves because Friday's game was... thescore.com

4/29/2017 8:20 AM

Ducks fall into 0-2 hole at home with 2-1 loss to Oilers

For a team that is hardly ever boring, it just got a lot more interesting. The Ducks have been intriguing every step of this postseason with injuries, comebacks and unlikely heroes, but this latest turn presents a challenge they would rather not... latimes.com

4/29/2017 8:16 AM

Here’s how Alain Vigneault can find spark Rangers are missing

OTTAWA — It is one game, but it is also seven. Though Alain Vigneault won’t overreact to the Rangers’ sleepy and sloppy performance in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to the Senators in Game 1 of Round 2 because that is simply not his way, it is incumbent upon... nypost.com

Subban, Larrson, round two picks and more (audio)

In this week's episode of Biscuits, the Vice Sports hockey podcast:- Dave and I express our love for P.K. Subban- Did the Oilers win the Larsson/Hall trade?- Our round two picks- Nikita Kucherov goes off on the Lightning- A look ahead to tomorrow's... downgoesbrown.com

Senators attendance a hot topic of discussion

Less than 24 hours after the Senators failed to sell out the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night, when there were approximately 1,800 empty seats for Game 1 against the Rangers, even the players were being asked about the issue Friday. ottawacitizen.com

2017 NHL Central Scouting Rankings Movement Tracker

The NFL draft has become the premier draft event in professional sports in North America. It is exhaustively covered in the days and weeks leading up to ‘draft day’ and then two network put their ‘team’ of shouting heads... thesportsdaily.com

Grab bag: Second round sadness

In the Friday Grab Bag:- The two best teams in the NHL are playing each other in the second round, and I'm kind of fine with it- It's been 80 years, do you we really still need the "if necessary" warning on seven-game series?- An obscure player who... downgoesbrown.com

Mike Milbury calls P.K. Subban a "clown" for dancing in warmups

NBC analyst Mike Milbury called P.K. Subban a clown for dancing during warmups. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The latest in the inrush of stale, wildly misplaced criticisms of P.K. Subban: enjoying warmups! NBC analyst Mike Milbury used the word “clown”... ca.sports.yahoo.com

Young Oilers have a strong connection with 'Mr. Gretzky'

To the hockey world, Wayne Gretzky’s title is partner and vice chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group. But to Edmonton center Mark Letestu, his title is Mister — as in Mr. Gretzky. “It’s weird to call him Wayne,” Letestu said. “I grew up watching... latimes.com


Friday, April 28, 2017

Slow Start Cost The Washington Capitals Last Night

It doesn’t take long at all to lose a playoff game, which is obvious and perplexing at the same time. It takes 60 minutes to win one — at least — and we can all agree on that. But somehow, they can be lost in a single shift or a matter of seconds, kuklaskorner.com

Connor McDavid fights through tough playoff matchups

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 26: Edmonton Oilers Center Connor McDavid (97) slides into the boards after being tripped by Anaheim Ducks Center Ryan Kesler (17) during game 1 of the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Edmonton Oilers... ca.sports.yahoo.com

4/28/2017 7:08 AM

Rangers better step up intensity level, or they’re in trouble

OTTAWA — There was a truck positioned in the arena as a promotional vehicle, and row upon row of empty seats in the upper bowl plus a fair number of prime unoccupied locations in the lower stands, as well. Who knew the playoffs were in Brooklyn this... nypost.com

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Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Niederreiter

The Wild’s two most important pending free agents failed to score in the team’s first-round playoff loss to St. Louis, prompting questions about whether GM Chuck Fletcher can commit long-term contracts to Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter. twincities.com

4/28/2017 7:08 AM

Rangers now have to deal with playoff beast they created

OTTAWA — Derick Brassard was made for the spotlight, for the big moments, for the big games. Was made for Broadway. All things being equal, he’d have been a Ranger for longer than three-plus seasons and four playoff runs. Lord knows, nobody but... nypost.com


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why Pekka Rinne is hockey’s most polarizing goalie

The stats crowd is tough on him. Those who played the game say he’s elite. Who is the real Pekka Rinne, and why is he on fire? Last year, the Nashville Predators’ success came in spite of goaltender Pekka Rinne. This year? Because of him. thehockeynews.com

Grant Fuhr rips 'horsesh-t' goalie interference call on Slepyshev

Tell us how you really feel, Grant.Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr took aim at the officiating during Game 1 of the Oilers' second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.That's a horseshit call for goalie interference—... thescore.com

Is Penguins/Capitals the best second-round matchup ever?

The Washington Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the playoffs, and hockey fans have some mixed feelings about the matchup. On the one hand, it should make for a fantastic series, one that pits the regular season's two... downgoesbrown.com

Oilers aren't exactly intimidated by the Ducks

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t just quick — they’re quick learners. Although they’re considered a young team because of the great amount of young talent they collected during years of participating in the NHL’s draft lottery, they rely on a good number... latimes.com

Why one star is enough for Rangers to oust the Senators

OTTAWA — It was 13 years and three months ago in the suburban Kanata arena, where the Rangers will open their second-round series against the Senators on Thursday night, that the value of having marquee names for marquee names’ sake was exposed as... nypost.com

If Kovalchuk comes back to the NHL, where will he land?

The offseason is coming, which means reports of Kovalchuk’s potential return to the NHL are starting to pop up. However, this time around, it could really happen. No, really. Seriously. We’re not kidding. It sounds as though he could be leaving the KHL... thehockeynews.com

Team president Trevor Linden admits Canucks are in a rebuild (video)

It’s a term the Canucks have shied away from the past two playoff-less seasons. These days, “rebuild” goes hand-in-hand with “tanking,” which is something the Canucks don’t believe they need to do for their fortunes to turn around. It’s not an option... sportsnet.ca

Boedker tops list of disappointing Sharks depth forwards

SAN JOSE – There was an NHL coaching casualty on Monday on a team that flamed out in the first round. No, it wasn’t in San Jose. It was in Chicago, as the Blackhawks fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen, who was in charge of their penalty kill... csnbayarea.com

4/27/2017 7:05 AM

Fan 960: Talking with Vancouver Canucks Hiring Travis Green (audio)

“It’s going to help having someone who’s familiar with the younger players in organization.” For The Coaches’ Site founder Aaron Wilbur, the move by the Vancouver Canucks to hire Travis Green as their new head coach signals that the club has embraced... thecoachessite.com

4/27/2017 7:31 AM

Lundqvist or Anderson? Full breakdown of Rangers-Senators

OTTAWA — The Rangers should feel good about themselves following their six-game victory over the Canadiens that represented as impressive a first-round victory as the team has recorded in this extended run that began in 2012. Now, another voyage... nypost.com

Oilers' Larsson goes end-to-end for Game 1 winner (video)

Adam Larsson goes end to end and scores, also has his second of the game. 4-3 #Oilers #EDMvsANA #GoOilersGo #LetsGoOilers, crazy period. pic.twitter.com/tENsjPIYYQ— abirdofparadise (@ubirdofparadise) April 27, 2017Adam Larsson to the rescue.The... thescore.com


AHA: Canisius promotes assistant Large to take over as new head coach

Trevor Large, a member of the Canisius coaching staff for the past three seasons and an 11-year coaching veteran in Atlantic Hockey, was named head coach of the ... uscho.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WCHA: Alaska Nanooks sign four newcomers

Signing National Letters of Intent with the Nanooks, of the NCAA Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association, were goaltender Mitchel Benson, of Windsor, Ontario; defensemen Jake Gresh, of Avon, … newsminer.com


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

NCHC: Dubuque's Rueschhoff Battled for WMU Commitment

Two years ago, the Wentzville, Mo., native played for five different junior teams in the same season. After spending 2015-16 with the Austin Bruins in the NAHL, he caught on with the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints this year. collegehockeynews.com


USHL: Mistake-prone Hawks fall to Musketeers in Game 1, 5-2

SIOUX CITY -- Mistakes get magnified in the playoffs. Friday, the … wcfcourier.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

USHL: Chicago rallies past Fighting Saints in Game 1

A quick start to the third period put the Dubuque Fighting Saints in an enviable position Friday night. But, in the blink of an eye, Jack Badini and Brannon McManus erased a two-goal lead, and the Chicago Steel rode the … telegraphherald.com


Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 7:00 AM

WHL: board approves sale of Kootenay Ice

CALGARY — The sale of the Kootenay Ice was unanimously approved by the Western Hockey League's board of governors on Thursday, transferring ownership from the Chynoweth family to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell. therecord.com

USHL: Fosdick Commits to Northern Michigan

MADISON, WI - The Madison Capitols, a member of the United States Hockey League, announced defenseman Robby Fosdick has committed to Northern Michigan... - USHL Madison Capitols oursportscentral.com


Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/27/2017 7:25 AM

USHL: 2017 league Draft

The United States Hockey League announced the dates and times for Phase I and Phase II Draft for May 1 and May 2, respectively. The … ushl.com


AHL: Holl of a finish!

The University of Minnesota alum scored 6:43 into the third overtime period, sending the Toronto Marlies into the second round with a 2-1 victory over the Al... theahl.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

AHL: Devils’ season, stay in Albany end in triple overtime

TORONTO — Justin Holl scored 6:43 into the third overtime Friday night to send the Toronto Marlies to a 2-1 victory over the Albany Devils, ending Albany’s 24-year American Hckey League run. The Marlies won the best-of-five opening-round... blog.timesunion.com


Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 6:47 AM

AHL: Penguins edge Bruins in Game 3

David Warsofsky's goal 1:32 into the third period stood up as the difference as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeated Providence, 2-1, to take... theahl.com

AHL: Griffins Deep-Six Admirals in Overtime

MILWAUKEE - Kyle Criscuolo tipped a feed from Dan Renouf past Marek Mazanec 10:03 into overtime on Wednesday to give the Grand Rapids Griffins a three... - AHL Grand Rapids Griffins oursportscentral.com


Thursday, April 27, 2017


Red Wings pursuing big Swedish forward (video)

Ejdsell (6-5, 220) returned home Friday after visiting Detroit earlier in the week during a tour of select cities. Chicago and Nashville are reportedly in the mix as well. He is expected to decide soon. mlive.com

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Player development of junior players and in the NHL

Player development is the key to every hockey program in every country. A country like Sweden loses approx. 20 of their most talented players every season to more promising (NHL/AHL) or better-paying leagues (KHL, SUI). However Swedish teams... swisshockeynews.ch


Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 6:48 AM

UK: EIHL unveils season with Fife Flyers IN starting 12

It’s the news every Fife Flyers fan wanted to hear -the club WILL ice in the Elite League next season, and with the conference set up it wanted. The structure for the 2017-18 season, which will see the league expand to 12 … fifetoday.co.uk

UK: New format for EIHL

The EIHL in the UKgoes with a new format for the next season. With the expansion of the leaguebringing in teams from Southern areas of the UKit was decided to further split the league into conferences to cut down ontravelling for the most Northern sides eurohockey.com


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Easy win for Japan

After a day-off World Championship is back inaction in Belfast with possibly the most predictable clash: Japan, with aperfect record so far, faces Estonia, still looking for the first points in the tournament. eurohockey.com

Russia: Women’s Hockey Update: April 26th, 2017

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new era in international women’s hockey, with the opening the first IIHF-sanctioned national team tournament at the U16 Girls’ level! Read on, for a look at Russia’s roster at that tournament, and... conwaysrussianhockey.wordpress.com


H.S.: USHL Draft - New England Prep and Massachusetts High School Prospect Rankings

The 2017 USHL Phase II Draft is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 nd. Players born between 1997 and 2000 not currently on a protected or affiliate list are eligible as are 2001s not selected the previous day in Phase I. With … sbncollegehockey.com

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