Kopitar of Kings wins Messier NHL Leadership Award

Kopitar of Kings wins Messier NHL Leadership Award

Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award on Wednesday, presented to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities on and off the ice and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey. Kopitar has been at the forefront of helping promote hockey in … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Conn Smythe Trophy will be won

Have we ever discussed how the Conn Smythe Trophy might be the NHL’s weirdest award? Let’s start with the hardware itself. In 1964, the trophy was donated to the NHL by Maple Leaf Gardens, to be awarded to the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP and as a bauble to honor Hockey Hall of Fame-inducted builder Conn … Read more

Trip to LA to watch Oilers in playoffs? Here’s what it could cost you. – Edmonton

Trip to LA to watch Oilers in playoffs?  Here’s what it could cost you.  – Edmonton

A Game 1 loss isn’t dampening Edmonton Oilers fans’ playoff spirits. Read more: Edmonton Oilers fall 4-3 in Game 1 against Kings In fact, some are thinking about heading down to Los Angeles to catch a game there. And, when you compare that option with a playoff ticket at Rogers Place, it’s actually not horrible. … Read more

Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings (8pm MT, CBC)

Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings (8pm MT, CBC)

Connor McDavid has already won two Hart trophies as the league’s most valuable player. He’s won three Ted Lindsay awards as the NHL’s most outstanding player. He’s four four Art Ross trophies as the league’s top scorer. Despite that impressive resume, I think McDavid is going to take his game to another level this postseason. … Read more

McDavid, Oilers looking to get over hump in Stanley Cup Playoffs

McDavid, Oilers looking to get over hump in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Although McDavid will win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer for the fourth time after setting career highs in goals (44), assists (79) and points (123), it is not the offense, but rather the all-around game from his team that McDavid said leads him to believe this time in the postseason could … Read more

Expectations for the Edmonton Oilers in the postseason

Expectations for the Edmonton Oilers in the postseason

The postseason has been tricky for the Oilers the last couple of years. Last season was a disappointing one after getting swept by the Winnipeg Jets. Getting swept was not the exact representation of how the series went. Three of the games went to the overtime, and the Oilers were rather unfortunate. The 2019-20 playoff … Read more

Brown to retire after Stanley Cup Playoffs for Kings

Brown to retire after Stanley Cup Playoffs for Kings

Dustin Brown will retire from the NHL after the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings announced Thursday. The 37-year-old forward is in his 18th NHL season, all with Los Angeles, which qualified for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The Kings will play the Edmonton Oilers in the first round. … Read more

Kings clinch berth, to play Oilers in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Kings clinch berth, to play Oilers in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Los Angeles Kings clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday when the Dallas Stars defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in the shootout. Los Angeles, third in the Pacific Division, is in the postseason for the first time since 2017-18. The Kings will play the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26

Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26

Here are the Stanley Cup Playoffs clinching scenarios for April 26: Eastern Conference Tea Florida Panthers will clinch the Presidents’ Trophy: If they defeat the Boston Bruins in any fashion (7 p.m. ET; NESN, BSFL, ESPN+, NHL LIVE) AND the St. Louis Blues defeat the Colorado Avalanche in any fashion (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, … Read more

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

Why the NHL must expand the Stanley Cup playoffs

The last few weeks of the 2021-22 NHL season have had all the drama of a foregone conclusion. The Eastern Conference playoff field has been set since, oh I don’t know, Halloween 2021. The eight playoff teams aren’t jockeying for position as much as they’re letting the chips fall where they may and hoping not … Read more