Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but h...

Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs

The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the...

Injured Jets in biggest trouble of NHL teams down 1-0

Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular season. They're deep in it once agai...

Blackhawks' Caggiula suspended for Game 2 vs. Oilers

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula was suspended by the NHL on Sunday for Game 2 of the Blackhawks’ qualifying round series against the Oilers for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis. ...

Who's in net? Goalie intrigue aplenty early in NHL playoffs

Even though “Who's in net?” isn't an Abbott and Costello comedy routine, the question makes a few NHL coaches laugh, or at least crack a smirk. Goaltending intrigue is already in ful...

Dumba kneels, NHL puts focus on Black Lives Matter movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Edmonton, Al...

Injured in spring, now healthy NHL stars embrace 2nd chances

Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. ...

NHL's top teams face dilemma on what round-robin play means

Long before Peter DeBoer coached two teams to the Stanley Cup Final, he got some experience at Canadian junior hockey's Memorial Cup that could serve him well right about now. That t...

Throwback 5-game series force players to 'embrace the grind'

Fans counted down the seconds to the final buzzer, “Brass Bonanza” played over the speakers at Hartford Civic Center and Whalers players Dave Tippett, Joel Quenneville and Dean Evason celebrated a thr...

Bruins to lock arms for anthems to promote racial equality

Boston Bruins players plan to lock arms during the U.S. and Canadian anthems to promote racial equality, while members of the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins lined up together Tuesday befo...

Capitals, Lightning resume rivalry after different seasons

When Todd Reirden and Jon Cooper spent four months looking over video of the teams they coached this season, they saw almost polar opposites. Reirden's Washington Capitals started ho...

NHL officials acknowledge long road to successful resumption

NHL officials acknowledged Friday there is a long way to go before celebrating hockey's return during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams must submit rosters and full 52-person traveling pa...

Pending free agents confront injury risk in NHL playoffs

Alex Pietrangelo and his wife had ongoing discussions about whether he should return to the ice when the NHL season resumes. In addition to wanting to keep the couple’s infant triple...

Shh! NHL gags teams on injury disclosure for player privacy

Jakub Voracek thinks it's none of your business. When the Philadelphia Flyers winger missed practice over the weekend, no injury, illness or other reason was given. That is the NHL's...

2016 World Cup of Hockey provides lessons for NHL restart

Sidney Crosby was two months removed from lifting the Stanley Cup when he turned his attention to winning another championship. It was early September 2016, and the Pittsburgh Pengui...