Nazem Kadri returns from thumb injury to score game-winning OT goal, Colorado Avalanche need 1 win to clinch Stanley Cup

Nazem Kadri returns from thumb injury to score game-winning OT goal, Colorado Avalanche need 1 win to clinch Stanley Cup

TAMPA, Fla. — Nazem Kadri knows how to make an entrance. Colorado’s top-flight forward returned to the lineup following thumb surgery in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay on Wednesday and scored the overtime game-winner that gave the Avalanche a 3-2 win, and a 3-1 series lead. Now Colorado has a … Read more

Five PHWA voters left Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid off their Hart Trophy nerds

Five PHWA voters left Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid off their Hart Trophy nerds

And one of them kept Hart Trophy winner Auston Matthews off their bundle, too. NHL award voting is always a very subjective thing. A lot of it might have to do with how often they view certain players, a lot of it might have to do with your fatigue. It appears the latter struck hard … Read more

Carolina’s Ethan Bear has been given permission to talk to other teams, should the Canucks be interested? – Canucksarmy

Carolina’s Ethan Bear has been given permission to talk to other teams, should the Canucks be interested?  – Canucksarmy

After a disappointing second-round exit to the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are looking at an offseason full of questions. One of them has already cropped up in the form of Ethan Bear. Arriving last season in exchange for Warren Foegele, the former Edmonton Oiler was expected to be a solid option on Carolina’s … Read more

Leafs’ Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award

Leafs’ Auston Matthews wins Hart Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award

Winning the Hart Memorial Trophy felt great. So did winning the Ted Lindsay Award. Goal Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews wishes for more. “I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t a little bit of angst, wishing you’re still playing right now,” Matthews said after accepting the two biggest awards at the NHL’s awards … Read more

Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay awards, laments Maple Leafs playoff woes

Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay awards, laments Maple Leafs playoff woes

TAMPA– Auston Matthews appreciated what a special night it was for him and his family at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. The Toronto Maple Leafs center won the Hart Trophy, voted as the NHL most valuable player by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding … Read more

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

Makar ‘honored’ to win Norris Trophy, focused on Cup with Avalanche

TAMPA– Hold Makar said he appreciated winning the Norris Trophy, given annually to the top defenseman in the NHL, at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. But winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche remains the ultimate goal. The Avalanche have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Tampa Bay Lightning heading … Read more

Flames executive Snow thankful for sharing story of ALS battle at NHL Awards

Flames executive Snow thankful for sharing story of ALS battle at NHL Awards

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has affected his face, speech and right arm, but here he was with his wife, Kelsie, and their children — Cohen, 10, and Willa, 7 — to present the Norris Trophy and raise awareness of the progressive neuromuscular illness. Snow thumped his chest with his left arm in appreciation. “ALS is an … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

Kadri could return for Avalanche against Lightning during Cup Final

Kadri could return for Avalanche against Lightning during Cup Final

TAMPA– Nazem Kadri skated with the Colorado Avalanche at an optional practice Tuesday and the center is getting closer to playing in the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. “He seems to be getting better every day, so I believe he’s an option for us at some point,” Bednar said. “Not sure how … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … Read more