Latest National Hockey League News

Imposing New York Rangers rookie Matt Rempe has become a cult hero with his fists and his size

Apr. 12, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

On his very first shift in the NHL, Matt Rempe dropped the gloves and fought veteran Matt Martin. Since then, he has taken photos with adoring fans at a Cheesecake Factory and has had his name printed on custom T-shirts and chanted at Madison Square Garden, whether he is in the game or not. ...

Crosby reaches 1,000 assists, Karlsson nets winner as Pens boost playoff odds by edging Detroit 6-5

Apr. 11, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is too consumed with the moment to think about the history he's making. Too focused on trying to will the Pittsburgh Penguins into a playoff berth that seemed unlikely a month ago to consider the weight of all that he's done. Besides, there's really...

Brady Tkachuk scores the only goal of the shootout as Ottawa beats Tampa Bay 3-2

Apr. 11, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist in regulation and scored the only goal of the shootout as the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Thursday night. NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had two assists for the Lightning to give him 98 this season...

Preparations are being made for a potential NHL team in Salt Lake City

Apr. 10, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

Preparations are being made behind the scenes and in the public eye in case an NHL team is in Salt Lake City sooner than later, perhaps as early as this fall. After prospective owner Ryan Smith earlier this week solicited suggestionsfor a team name, word emerged Wednesday that the...

A decade since Sochi, John Carlson is still playing big minutes for the Capitals at age 34

Apr. 10, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

John Carlson has played more hockey than anyone in the NHL this season not named Drew Doughty, and that volume has not gone unnoticed around the league. "He's playing a lot of minutes," Detroit winger Patrick Kane said. “As time goes on, you don’t get any younger, but he seems to...

No hangover for these Dallas Stars, who are streaking toward playoffs with record 8 wins in a row

Apr. 04, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars coach Pete DeBoer went into this season a little worried about the potential hangover effect on his team after the long postseason run that ended with a loss last May in the sixth game of the Western Conference Final. With six games left before the...

Vasilevskiy backstops Lightning to 4-1 victory over Leafs; Matthews scores No. 63

Apr. 03, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning topped Toronto 4-1 on Wednesday despite Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews adding to his NHL lead with the sniper’s 63rd goal of the season. Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Brayden Point and Nicholas Paul...

Bjorkstrand has goal, assist as Kraken beat Sharks 4-2

Apr. 02, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his 20th goal of the season and added an assist as the Seattle Kraken beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Monday night. Jared McCann, Matty Beniers and Shane Wright also scored for Seattle, and Jordan Eberle had an assist for his 700th...

Matthews scores 60th, Samsonov stops 34 shots in Maple Leafs' 3-0 victory over Sabres

Mar. 30, 2024 23:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 60th goal, Ilya Samsonov stopped 34 shots and Toronto beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday night in front of a distinctly raucous Maple Leafs-backed road crowd. Captain John Tavares scored the opening goal in his...

Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews reaches 60 goals for 2nd time in his career

Mar. 31, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs fans travel so well, Auston Matthews became accustomed hearing the chants “We want 60!” whether at home or on the road over the past week. In Buffalo on Saturday, playing in the same building the Maple Leafs drafted him with the No. 1...