Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

Canadians, Slafkovsky have night to remember at Draft

“From the Slovakian national team …” Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said as he announced the No. 1 pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at Bell Center on Thursday. Immediately, there came a loud mix of gasps and cheers. The home fans knew that meant the Canadians were selecting forward Juraj Slafkovsky, … Read more

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

Sabers weighing options with three first-round picks at 2022 NHL Draft

BUFFALO– The Buffalo Sabers are keeping their options open with their three first-round picks in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, general manager Kevyn Adams said Monday. “I’d still say if right now, that’s probably where I’m very comfortable with [keeping the picks], but we’re also going to make sure that we’re having all those … Read more

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

Fleury brings usual stability to Wild entering Game 3 against Blues

The veteran goalie made 32 saves Wednesday in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center that tied the best-of-7 series. “To get a win at home and have your fans cheering from start to finish, it … Read more

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

3 Keys: Capitals at Panthers, Game 2 of Eastern First Round

(WC2) Capitals at (1A) Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET; TBS, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0 The Florida Panthers are determined to rebound against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at FLA Live Arena on Thursday after losing 4-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday. The Panthers reviewed … Read more

3 Keys: Predators at Avalanche, Game 2 of Western First Round

3 Keys: Predators at Avalanche, Game 2 of Western First Round

(WC2) Predators at (1C) Avalanche 9:30 p.m. ET; DTT, SN360, SNE, TVAS, ALT, BSSO Colorado leads best-of-7 series 1-0 Connor Ingram will make his first start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Nashville Predators will try to rebound against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Ball Arena … Read more

Oilers show support for Smith, focus on Game 2 after goalie’s gaffe

Oilers show support for Smith, focus on Game 2 after goalie’s gaffe

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers voiced their support for goalie mike smith on Tuesday and said they’ll have a better showing against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Place on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN2, CBC, TVAS, SN, BSSC). The Kings won 4-3 in Game 1 … Read more

Saros to miss first two games for Predators in series against Avalanche

Saros to miss first two games for Predators in series against Avalanche

Juuse Saros will not play for the Nashville Predators in Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower-body injury. Saros, the Predators’ No. 1 goalie, missed the final two games of the regular season. He made 30 saves before leaving a 5-4 overtime loss to … Read more

Raanta, Hurricanes defeat Bruins in Game 1 of Eastern First Round

Raanta, Hurricanes defeat Bruins in Game 1 of Eastern First Round

RALEIGH, NC — Antti Raanta made 35 saves in his first Stanley Cup Playoffs start, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins 5-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday. “For me, it was obviously the first start in the playoffs in the NHL,” Raanta said. “I … Read more

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

3 Keys: Blues at Wild, Game 1 of Western First Round

(2C) Wild vs. (3C) Blues Western Conference First Round, Game 1 9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSN, BSWI, BSMW Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will start for the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. Fleury was in the traditional starter’s … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs. Capitals first-round preview

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Panthers vs.  Capitals first-round preview

(1A) Florida Panthers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals Panthers: 58-18-6, 122 points Capitals: 44-26-12, 100 points Season series: FLA 2-1-0; WSH 1-1-1 Game 1: Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; ESPN2, BSFL, NBCSWA, SN360, TVAS) All eyes will be on the Florida Panthers as they start the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The Panthers won the … Read more