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Western Conference playoff race tightest ever at this point in the season

The logjam out West is apparently unprecedented.Entering Thursday's games, seven teams were either four points above or four points below the playoff line in the Western Conference for the first time this late in the season since the advent of the... thescore.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

Krupa: Barry Trotz would be good fit with Red Wings

Detroit — Jeff Blashill has not had enough talent on the Red Wings roster for at least two of this three seasons and, for that reason and perhaps others, he has among the most difficult tasks for the head coach of the Wings since the 1980s. detroitnews.com

Resilient Blues ready to host Canucks

The St. Louis Blues' last three wins have followed the same script: trail by one goal in the third period, and get game-tying goal followed by the game-winner in overtime. The Blues will need to keep those winning ways going as they host the... sports.yahoo.com

Rookie Jets forward taking off

One of Kyle Connor’s old college buddies isn’t at all surprised the Jets forward is making a name for himself not just as a scorer — he’s now up to ...... winnipegfreepress.com

Sabres looking for more against Habs

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After a performance in a 4-1 defeat to the Arizona Coyotes that coach Phil Housley called "unacceptable," the Buffalo Sabres will be looking for a whole lot more against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The loss to the Coyotes... cbssports.com


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Blues' Schenn levels Bruins' Krejci with hit to head

Brayden Schenn catches David Krejci with a hit to the head pic.twitter.com/GtCEtQm29t— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 22, 2018Boston Bruins forward David Krejci was on the wrong end of a huge collision with St. Louis Blues forward Brayden... thescore.com

Hochman: Schwartz, Blues playing with a purpose

As soon as it was over, Jaden Schwartz twirled his left index finger like an ump signaling a homer, and for all intents and purposes, this was about as “walk-off homer” as you can get in hockey. stltoday.com

3/22/2018 7:39 AM

This skinny Chris Kreider is even more indispensable to Rangers

Regarding the Rangers, into Philadelphia on Thursday with a 5-3-2 post-deadline record that includes one victory (over the Penguins) against a playoff-position team. 1. A lean and mean machine, that’s the new and improved Chris Kreider, who is at... nypost.com

Ducks are moving on up after victory

John Gibson stopped 29 shots to lead the Ducks over the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Wednesday night. Gibson earned his fourth shutout of the season and 16th of his career. He is 12-3-1 in his last 16 starts. Francois Beauchemin had a goal and an assist for... latimes.com

John Gibson shuts out Flames

The Thursday Dose looks at John Gibson's shutout, Sidney Crosby hitting the 700 assist mark and Clayton Keller setting a Coyotes record. sports.yahoo.com

Kuznetsov a question mark as Wings host Caps

DETROIT -- Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will travel with the team on its three-game road trip, but it is not known whether he will be back in the lineup on the first game of the trip on Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. The teams... cbssports.com

Morrissey finding his groove

As a hockey-obsessed Canadian kid, Josh Morrissey grew up appreciating the best and brightest of the NHL’s elite. He caught the bug at five and by the time he had reached ... winnipegfreepress.com

Up next for Wild: scoreboard watching, grueling practices

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau flipped over to NHL Network on Tuesday night, like he usually does when his team isn’t playing. “I was either giving a big cheer or getting ticked off,” Boudreau said. “That’s what this time of the year is all about. That’s... twincities.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 7:34 AM

Henrik Lundqvist has scary collision in Rangers’ latest loss

It is almost impossible to comprehend. Henrik Lundqvist, whose 430 victories are the most in Rangers history and the eighth-most all-time, has won four games since Jan. 20, going 3-13-2 with a no-decision in 19 starts and one win in relief. “It hurts... nypost.com

Metropolitan Division madness gets contenders playoff-ready

The bruises on Travis Konecny's legs are marks of Metropolitan Division hockey. In the third period of a crucial late-season divisional game, the undersized Philadelphia Flyers forward got in the way of not one but two slap shots from Washington... wtol.com

Ranking the ten best Rocket Richard races

With less than three weeks left in the season, most of the attention is focused on the playoff races. And rightly so, as teams battle it out down to the wire to see who’ll earn a spot and how the matchups will sort out.But there are other races... downgoesbrown.com

3/21/2018 7:42 AM

This season’s NHL boasts no dominant Hart Trophy candidate

So ESPN made a list of the 20 most dominant athletes of the last 20 years, and it was a little silly, to be honest. Mike Trout made it, and he’s played six seasons. Usain Bolt was 10th. Peyton Manning edged Tom Brady, 3rd to 20th. It had two car... thestar.com

Kings earn a point but lose to Jets in overtime

The career resurgence of Jack Campbell continues to be a great story. Unfortunately, on this night, the Kings couldn’t give it legs. They were exhausted and they knew it. And there was little hiding it Tuesday. They entered one of the NHL’s more... latimes.com

Meeting of the minds (audio)

In this week's episode of Biscuits, the Vice Sports hockey podcast:- The GMs gather for the annual meeting, and oh god that means we have to talk about interference again- Everyone's mad at Colin Campbell for saying goalies embellish even though he's... downgoesbrown.com

3/21/2018 7:16 AM

NWHL: League Names Leveille Top Goaltender

MINNEAPOLIS -- Golden Gopher alumna Amanda Leveille was named the NWHL Goaltender of the Year when the National Women’s Hockey League recognized its top players with the league's third annual NWHL Awards on Tuesday. gophersports.com

Sharks pummel Devils, extend playoff lead over Kings, Ducks

San Jose Sharks territory received a double dose of excitement Tuesday. First, news broke that Joe Thornton resumed skating last week. Then, the Sharks went out and extended their winning streak to a season high five games by stomping all over the... elkodaily.com

Stars' Seguin: 'The road trip from hell is over'

Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars can't wait to get home.The Stars fell 4-3 to the Washington Capitals Tuesday night, capping a disastrous six-game road trip during which they collected just two points.When asked how the team can bounce back from... thescore.com

CHN Rookie of the Year: Scott Perunovich

Perunovich, is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, has 11 goals and 35 points in 38 games, with a plus-19 rating. That is also the highest goal and point totals of any freshman defenseman nationally, and third among all rookie skaters. He's come on... collegehockeynews.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

3/23/2018 7:36 AM

Minnesota's Ice

State of Hockey schools tasked with filling UND’s West Regional void minnesotahockeymag.com

3/23/2018 6:48 AM

Minnesotans crash Sioux Falls puck party

The host didn’t receive an invite to its own party. The University of North Dakota failed to qualify for the 2018 NCAA West Regional, but three of its Minnesota neighbors — and their crazy uncle who now lives in Colorado Springs — are here at the... duluthnewstribune.com

Cornell-Boston U. set for rematch in regional

Two of the youngest programs in Division I men's hockey will clash Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament when Cornell faces Boston University in Worcester, Mass. ithacajournal.com

Friday Morning Reading - March 23, 2018

The NCAA tournament begins today, and just because UND isn’t in it doesn’t mean that we’re not going to have some fun with me vs. the coin. After the coin embarrassed me in 2016, I got revenge last year by correctly picking Denver to win it all (it... undhockey.areavoices.com

NCAA hockey regional coaches are close on, off rink

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Mike Hastings often talks about the small world of college hockey coaches, but it doesn’t get much smaller than the collection meeting up in the NCAA West Regional this weekend. mankatofreepress.com

Sandelin, UMD Staff Quietly Add to Winning Culture

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The 2016-17 UMD Bulldogs were blessed with a fine group of seniors, including high-end players like Dominic Toninato and Alex Iafallo, both of whom have played in the NHL this season, and Carson Soucy, who's knocking on the NHL's... kdal610.com

Michigan Tech Huskies have hands full with Cale Morris

The numbers are staggering: A 24-7 record, 1.92 goals against average, a 94.6 save percentage and 1,089 saves on the season. That is what Michigan Tech is up against with Notre Dame’s Cale Morris, who leads the nation in record, save percentage and... mininggazette.com


Thursday, March 22, 2018

BIG10: CHN's NCAA Coach of the Year - Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson, who led Notre Dame to a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and No. 1 seed, has been named College Hockey News' Coach of the Year. He is the first person to be named twice, having won in 2006-07. collegehockeynews.com

Commentary: Lucia, Minnesota, and Coupon Collectors

Of course, most Gophers fans are not [complete jerks]. Not at all. But some were more vicious than others. And even those with legitimiate gripes strike me as not really understanding the reality of today's college hockey. collegehockeynews.com

AHA: Is Schooley the solution for RMU men's hockey?

Since the beginning of Robert Morris men’s hockey, there has been one leader of this successful program. Head coach Derek Schooley has been at the helm since their inaugural season in 2004 after rumors had been circulating after the interest arose to... rmusentrymedia.com

BIG10: Michigan’s Cooper Marody Traded to Edmonton

Michigan junior forward Cooper Marody had his NHL rights traded on Wednesday from Philadephia, who drafted Marody in the 6th round of the 2015 NHL Draft, to the Edmonton Oilers, who sent a 2019 third round draft pick acquired in a deadline deal from... sbncollegehockey.com

Clarkson relishes journey back to NCAA Tournament

POTSDAM — The last time the Clarkson University men’s hockey team loaded onto a bus in the Cheel Arena parking lot and headed to an NCAA Tournament the big names on the team were Nick Dodge, David Leggio, Steve Zalewski and Grant Clitsome. watertowndailytimes.com

Gophers coach Don Lucia touched Minnesotans in Wild locker room

Nick Seeler is one of many players that longtime Gophers men's hockey coach Don Lucia helped reach the next level before stepping down on Tuesday afternoon. The 24-year-old defenseman is the only person in the Wild locker room who played for Lucia,... twincities.com

Hockey East: Who could replace Dennehy as Merrimack hockey coach?

Merrimack College is looking for a new men’s hockey coach after the news on Sunday that Mark Dennehy won’t return for a 14th season behind the Warrior bench. Despite being one of the smaller schools in Division 1 hockey, Merrimack will still be an... andovertownsman.com

Mavericks prepping for Sioux Falls

Minnesota State will leave Mankato for Sioux Falls after practicing today. The Maverick have had quite a while to get ready for the regional after not playing last weekend. It's been an opportunity to try and refocus on what went well during their... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

Men’s hockey breakdown: BU versus Cornell — who has the edge?

The ultimate goal for any NCAA Division I hockey team is simple — be the national champion. After almost six months of college hockey, the field of 60 teams has been narrowed down to 16 that have hopes of making it to the 2018 Frozen Four in St... dailyfreepress.com

3/22/2018 6:52 AM

The Mindset Behind a Championship-Caliber Season

At first puck drop this season against Alabama-Huntsville, even among the blinding haze of a raucous and eager Lynah Rink back in October, four objectives sat clear in the minds of Cornell men’s hockey: a Kelley-Harkness Cup, Cleary Cup, Whitelaw Cup... cornellsun.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Don Lucia steps down as Gopher men's hockey head coach

His 457 wins are the most in program history, an average of more than 24 wins per season over his tenure at Minnesota. Since taking over as head coach in 1999, Lucia’s teams have raised 14 championship banners. His Gophers teams claimed eight... stateofhockey.com

Five men who could be the Gophers' next hockey coach

With Don Lucia officially out after 19 seasons as the head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team, rumors are swirling about who will replace him. Here are five of the probably eight or so men to get serious consideration: twincities.com

3/21/2018 6:54 AM

Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia to step down

A coaching run which began in 1999 and saw it all from back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2002 and 2003 to missed NCAA tournaments in five of the last 10 years, ended on Lucia’s terms, he said at a press conference Tuesday, March 20. duluthnewstribune.com

3/21/2018 7:17 AM

Longtime Minnesota hockey coach Don Lucia steps down

University of Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle and hockey coach Don Lucia announced Tuesday that Lucia will step down, pending the approval of the University’s Board of Regents later this week. Coyle and Lucia have agreed that he will remain... btn.com

Lucia out as Gophers coach

Prior to this season, his teams won six straight conference regular-season titles, four in the Big Ten and two in the WCHA. The Gophers went 19-17-2 this season and missed out on the national tournament by .0001 points after the outcomes of six... mankatofreepresshockey.blogspot.com

3/21/2018 7:08 AM

Lucia Stepping Down at Minnesota After 19 Years

Minnesota just finished a 19-17-2 season, in which it finished fifth in the Big Ten. The Gophers appeared to still be in position to make the NCAAs, until a wild day this past Saturday where six out of six games went against them, leaving them .0001... collegehockeynews.com

Lucia steps down

The big question is who will follow Lucia to try to resurrect a program that formerly was considered one of the best — if not the best — men’s hockey programs in the United States. Among the expected candidates will be Gophers assistants Mike... minnesotahockeymag.com

Who replaces Lucia? Here are some options

Perhaps the highest-profile job in college hockey, the Gophers men's hockey job will be attractive for many. Here's a list of more than a dozen potential candidates. startribune.com

BIG10: 98.4 Percent (audio)

Chris Eckes of GopherPuckLive and Giles Ferrell of Giles and the Goalie fame join Nate Wells and Drew Cove to look back on the Gopher hockey season after their improbable end to the year. zonecoverage.com

ECAC: Crimson's Merrick Madsen Signs With NHL's Arizona Coyotes

Tri-captain goaltender Merrick Madsen of the Harvard men’s hockey team has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes organization of the National Hockey League, according to a statement released on Tuesday. The senior is the... thecrimson.com

3/21/2018 7:16 AM

Notebook: 2018 NCAA men’s hockey championship set for puck drop

The 2018 NCAA men’s hockey championship is set to begin this weekend, with regional play kicking off Friday and continuing into Sunday at various locations across the country. The four teams that make it out of each respective region will then travel... dailycollegian.com

Tournament primer: NCAA Hockey Northeast Regional at DCU Center

The NCAA men’s Division 1 hockey tournament returns for the 15th time to the DCU Center this weekend. Since 1993, there have been 48 NCAA Tournament games played at the DCU Center, more than any other arena, and there will be three more this weekend... telegram.com

WCHA: Shawhan leads Michigan Tech to title

What a way to cap a debut campaign in a new role. In his first season as a head coach in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after a multi-year apprenticeship as an assistant, Sault Ste. Marie native Joe Shawhan has guided the Michigan Tech... saultthisweek.com

WHL: Silvertips not looking back in playoff match up with the Thunderbirds

Eight straight losses. That’s the post season trend the Everett Silvertips are hoping to reverse as they begin a WHL first-round playoff series with the Seattle Thunderbirds this Friday night. The U.S. Division champs have seen their playoff run... sports.mynorthwest.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

USHL: Alumni in NCAA Tournament

More than 250 USHL alumni have earned the chance to play for a college hockey national championship with their respective schools this season. But these alumni are also notable in higher levels than the USHL and NCAA. More than 80% of NHL Draft picks... ushl.com

WHL: Winterhawks head to nail-biting playoffs

The Portland Winterhawks played a lot of very good hockey on their way to 44 regular-season wins and the second-best mark in the Western Hockey League Western Conference. portlandtribune.com

USHL: Force Expose Lancers, 7-1

Fargo, ND - The Lancers and Force faced off for game one of the weekend series. Omaha called on veteran goalie Zach Driscoll to play between the pipes... - USHL Omaha Lancers oursportscentral.com


Thursday, March 22, 2018

WHL: Rockets/Americans ready to face-off

Welcome to the playoffs. The Kelowna Rockets are making their 11th straight appearance in the WHL post season. The team has missed only once in franchise history. The Rockets have appeared in four straight Western Conference finals. The Portland... reganbartel.blogspot.com

WHL: Winterhawks-Chiefs, round 11

I would guess Portland-Kamloops is still considered the gold standard for playoff rivals around here. But since I've followed them, they've only met Kamloops twice in the playoffs. They've seen the Chiefs seven times since 1996, ten times total, and... oregonlive.com

USHL: Storm Storylines

Team Notes- Tri-City is now 28-19-1-2 and 6th place in the Western Conference with 10 games remaining in the regular season.- The Storm is 1 p... - USHL Tri-City Storm oursportscentral.com

WHL: Winterhawks head to nail-biting playoffs

The Portland Winterhawks played a lot of very good hockey on their way to 44 regular-season wins and the second-best mark in the Western Hockey League Western Conference. Their reward? A first-round playoff matchup with a Spokane Chiefs team that... portlandtribune.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

3/21/2018 7:21 AM

NAHL: Knights forward Morrissey makes NCAA commitment

One of the longest-tenured Knights is heading off to college. Michael Morrissey, a 20-year old forward and veteran of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hockey program since its second season, announced his decision to play NCAA Division III hockey for Colby... nahl.com

3/21/2018 7:32 AM

QMJHL: 2018 Playoff Preview - Round 1

The QMJHL season has come to an end and the playoff matchups are set. There will be no shortage of drama and great games ahead, so we get you prepared for all the action with a Round 1 preview sportsnet.ca

WHL: Winterhawks Player of the Week - Cody Glass

A no-brainer. He had 3 goals and 2 assists Friday, ending his chase for 100 points pretty quickly. So with 3 goals and 4 assists, the Winterhawks Player of the Week for 3/12 through 3/18 is oregonlive.com

AHL: Rangers ready for 1st taste of exciting player in Rick Nash deal

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Lindgren, the promising 20-year-old defenseman whose rights the Rangers obtained from Boston as part of the Rick Nash deal, is expected to make his pro debut with the AHL Wolf Pack on Saturday. Lindgren, who opted to leave the... nypost.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

AHL: Monsters Outpaced by Wolves, 5-1

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Monsters, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL\'s Columbus Blue Jackets, were defeated by the Chicago Wolves at... - AHL Cleveland Monsters oursportscentral.com

AHL: Sabres Assign Griffith to Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forward Seth Griffith to the Rochester Americans (AHL).... - AHL Rochester Americans oursportscentral.com


Thursday, March 22, 2018

AHL: Vegas Calls Upon Dansk

GLENVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that goaltender Oscar Dansk has been recalled from loan on an emergency basis by the Vegas Gol... - AHL Chicago Wolves oursportscentral.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AHL: Tynan, Wolves Graze by Monsters in OT

CLEVELAND - Center T.J. Tynan netted the game-winning goal 1:05 into overtime to give the Chicago Wolves a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Monsters on ... - AHL Chicago Wolves oursportscentral.com

KHL: Wild prospect Kaprizov scores crazy goal in playoffs (video)

Kaprizov signed a three-year contract with his KHL outfit last season, and appears unlikely to leave Russia and join the Wild before 2020. But if he ever does, look out. foxsports.com

Friday, March 23, 2018

3/22/2018 8:22 PM

SHL: Bristedt Inks Pro Deal with Rogle BK

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Bristedt skated in 144 career games with the Maroon & Gold while recording 98 career points (42 goals, 56 assists). The forward, who joins NHL skaters Thomas Vanek and Erik Haula as the only Europeans to letter at... gophersports.com


Thursday, March 22, 2018

CWHL: Former BSU star to play for Clarkson Cup

The former Beaver and her teammates on the Kunlun Red Star of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League will play for the Clarkson Cup this weekend in Toronto. The Clarkson Cup is awarded each year to the Canadian women’s hockey champion. bemidjipioneer.com

KHL: Burmistrov skill show sets Ak Bars on winning path

Ak Bars moved to within a game of avenging last season’s Conference Final loss to Metallurg, turning on the style to down its old rival in it’s own building once again. Sublime skills from Alexander Burmistrov, another point from Justin Azevedo and... en.khl.ru

3/22/2018 7:25 AM

Monique Lamoureux-Morando hired as NHL Network analyst

NHL Network has hired Grand Forks native and Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando as an on-air analyst. Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut at 5 p.m. Friday alongside former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman. She’s expected to... grandforksherald.com

SHL: Rasmus Dahlin Seen as a Savior in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

With some NHL franchises, the race for the first overall pick in the 2018 Entry Draft started many months ago. Ever-rebuilding teams like the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes just can’t get it together and build a team that benefits their many... juniorhockey.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

KHL: Refereeing Department clarifies disputed Ak Bars goals

In response to much heated debate over two controversial episodes from Tuesday's match in Magnitogorsk - Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between Metallurg and Ak Bars Kazan - the KHL Refereeing Department has issued the following... en.khl.ru

KHL: Refereeing Department on Loko-SKA and Salavat-Traktor

In response to further requests for clarification, the KHL Refereeing Department has released the video evidence to dispel confusion over two more controversial episodes, one from Tuesday's match in Yaroslavl, Game 4 of the Western Conference... en.khl.ru

NLA: Will Sean Simpson succeed Craig Woodcroft in Geneva?

As the Tribune de Genève reports, Genève-Servette HC is supposedly not keeping Craig Woodcroft as a coach. The newspaper suggests that Sean Simpson is "more than" a potential candidate for the National League team. swisshockeynews.ch

CA H.S.: Outlaws rule the West

They didn’t win the Stanley Cup, but don’t tell these guys. The East County Outlaws are the kings of the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. simivalleyacorn.com

Friday, March 23, 2018


Thursday, March 22, 2018

MN H.S.: A call for a better game

Right now, because of the Don Cherry tradition, DISCIPLINE IS IN THE HANDS OF THE CHILDREN, NOT THE ADULTS. Forget the NHL.This is about youth and high school hockey. It’s about enforcing the rulebook and making the game more skillful and safe. stateofhockey.com

3/22/2018 7:00 AM

MN H.S.: Lindquist to retire from coaching Jags

He came to Jefferson in 2002 after successful tenures with The Blake School, Fargo (North Dakota) South, Devil’s Lake and Red Lake Falls and followed in the footsteps of Jaguars coaching legend Tom Saterdalen whose banner still hangs on the west end... hometownsource.com

3/22/2018 6:57 AM

NH H.S.: Keene High eyes growth following its first state title

Each of the past three seasons, the Keene High hockey team has taken one step further than the year before. From the Division II semifinals, in 2016; to the Division II finals, in 2017; and finally, 45 years after the program began, to its first... sentinelsource.com

IL H.S.: Edwardsville takes off for Minnesota

EDWARDSVILLE -- Cold temperatures greeted the Edwardsville ice hockey team as it loaded the bus for its trip to the airport Wednesday morning. The Tigers had an 11 a.m. flight for Minneapolis, where it made the 25-minute drive to Plymouth for the... theintelligencer.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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