Latest National Hockey League News

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

Sabres' season-opening high aspirations are but a faint glimmer in falling further out of contention

Feb. 20, 2024 06:00 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A week ago, after the Sabres dropped consecutive 3-1 losses coming out of their bye week break, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin refused to consider his team’s season-long inconsistencies by insisting Buffalo still had time to climb into the playoff picture. “In my...

The Wild made their win over the Canucks a perfect 10, setting the team record for goals

Feb. 19, 2024 19:56 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When the Minnesota Wild faced their second three-goal deficit of the second period, boos were audible from a home crowd that was well on the way to emptying out early for this holiday matinee. Patience was rewarded for these fans, because the third period...

Mason Morelli scores in his debut to lead the Golden Knights past the Sharks 4-0

Feb. 19, 2024 19:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mason Morelli had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, Logan Thompson had his fourth career shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights completed a season sweep against the San Jose Sharks with a 4-0 victory on Monday. “It’s a pretty special moment,”...

NHL's Stadium Series games at MetLife Stadium increases total to 41 played outdoors

Feb. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The two Stadium Series games at MetLife Stadium this weekend increased the NHL's total of outdoor games to 41. Each of the four teams featured five players who previously played in a pro game in the open air. “Outdoor experiences,...

First PWHL trade stuns and reminds women's hockey players about reality of professional ranks

Feb. 16, 2024 18:25 PM EST

Jet-lagged following a trans-Atlantic flight after spending a weeklong stretch with Finland’s national women’s hockey team, Susanna Tapani was in the back of a cab headed to her adopted new home in the Twin Cities upon learning she had been traded to Boston. “I’m pretty sure...

Western Conference wheeling and dealing is well underway long before the NHL trade deadline

Feb. 16, 2024 11:19 AM EST

Rick Tocchet and Rick Bowness were together at NHL All-Star Weekend when news broke that the Winnipeg Jets traded for Sean Monahan. Bowness' team made a big addition less than 48 hours after Tocchet's Vancouver Canucks acquired Elias Lindholm, considered the top center on the market....

NHL points leader Kucherov has 3 points as Lightning beat Avalanche 6-3

Feb. 15, 2024 23:54 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Thursday night. Kucherov, who now has a nine-game point streak, picked up his 93rd point on a goal that made it 4-3 at 8:13 of the third....

As the Penguins retire his jersey, Jagr at 52 is still going strong on his Czech hometown team

Feb. 15, 2024 23:43 PM EST

KLADNO, Czech Republic (AP) — The legendary mullet is gone. He’s not as quick as he used to be. And yet the way Jaromir Jagr moves on the ice belies his age and evokes memories of his glory days in the NHL. Strong on the puck, tough to beat by the boards, precise in his passing...

Hockey One. Hockey Two. Two outdoor NHL games at MetLife Stadium with playoff implications

Feb. 15, 2024 13:40 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two games in two days. A concert. Four Metropolitan Division rivals separated by about a 100-mile corridor that runs from New York to Philadelphia. Roughly 140,000 fans sitting in bone-chilling temperatures waiting to shout for a goal or great save. ...