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

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

Maple Leafs coach Keefe, GM Dubas to return next season

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

Lightning get group effort without Point in Game 1

SUNRISE, Fla. — Brayden Point‘s lower-body injury was an opportunity for others to step up for the Tampa Bay Lightning in their 4-1 victory against the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at FLA Live Arena on Tuesday. Certainly, having star forward Nikita Kucherov score one of their three power-play … Read more

Edmonton Oilers recall seven black aces

In comes the cavalry. The Edmonton Oilers have recalled seven players to the big club as they begin on a second-round matchup with the Calgary Flames. Bakersfield Condors defensemen Philip Broberg, Markus Niemelainen and Dmitri Samorukov, forwards Seth Griffith, Dylan Holloway and Brad Malone, as well as netminder Stuart Skinner are all making their way … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, coach Sheldon Keefe safe despite another first-round exit

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said that general manager Kyle Dubas and coach Sheldon Keefe will return next season despite yet another first-round playoff exit for the team. The Maple Leafs lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are chasing their third straight Stanley Cup. Toronto has failed to advance out … Read more

NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champion, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning–Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues–Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers–Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers–Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games begin? What have we learned so far? Who … 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

Edmonton, Calgary mayors make friendly wager on NHL playoffs

The Battle of Alberta has officially started with a friendly hockey wager between the city councils in Calgary and Edmonton. The Calgary Flames play the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL’s Western Conference semifinal in their first post-season matchup since 1991. The best-of-seven series begins Wednesday in Calgary. Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said every council member … 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