Tortorella interviews to be next Flyers coach

Tortorella interviews to be next Flyers coach

John Tortorella interviewed to be the next coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. The 63-year-old, who has been working as a television analyst for ESPN this season, confirmed on Tuesday he’s had discussions with Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher. Tortorella most recently coached the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2015-21. “Very fortunate to have the opportunity,” Tortorella … Read more

Shesterkin ‘key’ to getting Rangers back in series with Game 3 win

NEW YORK — They were chanting his name again. “EEE-gor, EEE-gor, EEE-gor.” It was 18,006 in full throat at Madison Square Garden showing their appreciation for Igor Shesterkinthe New York Rangers goalie who was the best player on the ice for either team in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round. When that happens, … Read more

Blues can’t recover momentum after Binnington injury, lose Game 3

ST. LOUIS– The St. Louis Blues appeared to have all the momentum on their side before a sudden turn of events left them without their ‘heart and soul’ player against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday. The shift occurred when Blues goalie Jordan Binnington … Read more

3 Keys: Rangers at Hurricanes, Game 2 of East Second Round

(2M) Rangers at (1M) Hurricanes 8 p.m. ET; ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, VATS Hurricanes lead best-of-7 series 1-0 The Carolina Hurricanes will try to run their home winning streak in the Stanley Cup Playoffs to six games and extend their lead in the Eastern Conference Second Round when they play the New York Rangers in … Read more

Teenager makes history as first female skater drafted into WHL

Chloe Primerano made history on Thursday. When the Vancouver Giants selected her with the 268th pick in the 13th round of the Western Hockey League Draft, she became the first-ever female skater picked in the WHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League or Ontario Hockey League prospect drafts. Tweet from @WHLGiants: With the 268th overall selection … Read more

Binnington’s 51 saves not enough for Blues in Game 1 OT loss

DENVER — Jordan Binnington gave the St. Louis Blues every opportunity to steal Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round on Tuesday. The goalie faced an NHL career-high 54 shots and made a career-high 51 saves, but it wasn’t enough when defenseman Josh Manson scored at 8:02 of overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche … Read more

IceDogs team one of the ‘greatest joys of our lives,’ owners say in announcing sale to Brantford businessman

Pending the approval of the OHL board of governors, Brantford businessman Darren DeDobbelaer is the new owner of the Niagara IceDogs. In a statement released Tuesday, Bill and Denise Burke said they had “mixed emotions” in announcing they have “decided to move on” from owning the junior hockey franchise based in St. Catharines. “It was … Read more

Maple Leafs coach Keefe, GM Dubas to return next season

They received a vote of confidence despite Toronto losing its first Stanley Cup Playoff series for a sixth consecutive season. Shanahan also said he does not expect significant changes to the roster in the offseason. “I think it’s important to state that I see both of them (Keefe and Dubas) as being extremely important in … Read more

Leafs star Mitch Marner carjacked at gunpoint in Etobicoke

Toronto Maple Leafs star winger Mitch Marner “is OK, just rattled,” after he was carjacked in Etobicoke on Monday. Toronto police said that the carjacking happened at about 7:45 pm Monday at the Queensway and Islington Avenue, near Cineplex Cinemas, where the suspects stole Marner’s Black Range Rover at gunpoint, multiple sources confirm to the … Read more

Panthers-Lightning, Oilers-Flames rivalries renew in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ready for Round 2? A first round full of goals, comebacks and Game 7s — highlighted by superstars like Hold Makar, Connor McDavid, Artemi Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau — has set up dream series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ve got a rematch of the Battle of Florida between the two-time … Read more