• Pens CEO says Johnston, Rutherford won't be fired

    Pro Hockey Talk "Despite nearly missing the playoffs and then bowing out in five games to the New York Rangers, Mike Johnston and Jim Rutherford’s jobs are safe. According to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pens’ executive David Moorehouse has “never given any consideration” replacing Johnston or..." April 25

  • Hall caught off guard Oilers' front office shuffle

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall says he was caught off guard by the dual president of hockey operations/general manager role Peter Chiarelli is assuming. “I saw the (TV) ticker and thought it was a typo,” said Hall, who was at his parents’ place in Kingston, Ont., before flying to Vienna,..." April 25

  • Bruins may gain draft pick from Oilers for Peter Chiarelli

    Boston Herald "Though Peter Chiarelli is now installed as the new hockey czar of the Edmonton Oilers, there is still a question of compensation due the Bruins because Chiarelli had three years left on his deal. According to the league, the standard comp would be a second-round pick in one of the next three..." April 25

  • Jarret Stoll Working on Mind & Body After Vegas Drug Arrest

    TMZ.com "Embattled NHL star Jarret Stoll is looking to get his chakra back in order after his Las Vegas drug arrest ... hitting a yoga studio today for a full mind and body workout. Stoll returned to L.A. after being charged with possession of cocaine and molly last Friday -- after he was busted trying..." April 25

  • Avs captain Gabe Landeskog recovering from wrist surgery

    Denver Post "Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog and teammates John Mitchell and Jarome Iginla and assistant trainer Scott Woodward attended Friday’s 25th Shaka Franklin Foundation luncheon at the downtown Marriott City Center. Landeskog declined to play for Sweden at the upcoming World Championship because..." April 25

  • Rangers' Mats Zuccarello hit in face by teammate's slap shot

    ESPN New York "New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was knocked out of Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at Madison Square Garden and did not return. The diminutive Norwegian winger was hit in the face by teammate Ryan McDonagh's slap shot during the first period and left the Rangers'..." April 25

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    Rob Rossi @RobRossi_Trib

    Malkin: "I want to say sorry to fans, to my teammates. I know I’m a leader on this team. Not so good game. I don’t know.' #pens

  • Minnesota Wild bounce back, top Blues for 3-2 series lead

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Devan Dubnyk was on his side, crawling in desperation, when St. Louis Blues star forward Alexander Steen made a pretty move and launched what looked like a sure-fire goal. The game operations crew was so sure it was a goal, they began the customary celebration, blasting fireworks-like smoke..." April 25

  • Carl Hagelin the OT hero as Rangers defeat Penguins to advance to next round

    New York Post "This is not the ultimate goal, not even by a long shot. But, boy, what a high to take with the Rangers as they move on and advance yet again. Dom Moore bounced around in the corner like an untouchable pinball. He found Carl Hagelin, who turned at the right dot, and shot. Goalie Marc-Andre..." April 25

  • Sens stare down elimination once again and come out on top against Canadiens

    Ottawa Citizen "Get out those tix for Game 6. They can be redeemed at the usual Canadian Tire Centre gates Sunday evening for a 6 p.m. start, now that the Senators have tended to business in Game 5, just the latest in a string of fearless performances by the local heroes. Like the great Houdini, the..." April 25

  • Oilers hire Chiarelli as president, general manager

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Friday named Peter Chiarelli general manager and president of hockey operations. "We are delighted to bring a person of Peter's considerable hockey knowledge and experience to the Edmonton Oilers, Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson said. "Peter has had success at all levels of the..." April 25

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne are Vezina Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general managers have had their say and unsurprisingly they’ve picked Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne as the three finalists for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. Of course, Price is regarded as the heavy favorite for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. He led the..." April 25

  • Sharks have interest in head coach Randy Carlyle

    Sportsnet.ca "The San Jose Sharks have obtained permission to speak to Randy Carlyle for their vacant coaching job. The news was first reported on Twitter by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Fired mid-season by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carlyle left the club in playoff position, but..." April 25

  • Richardson favored to be next Sabres coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ex-NHLer Luke Richardson, currently coaching Ottawa’s AHL team in Binghamton, is the odds-on favorite to be the next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, according to online oddsmaker Bovada. Richardson, 46, has strong ties to Sabres GM Tim Murray from their time together in the Canadian capital...." April 25

  • Nanny for Pittsburgh Penguins player accused of stealing from home

    WPIX.com "The family of one of the top players for the Pittsburgh Penguins fell victim to theft by someone whom they knowingly let into their home, authorities said. Andrea Forsythe, 26, who worked as a nanny for Chris Kunitz and his family, has been charged with theft. Police said Forsythe stole a..." April 25

  • Predators captain Weber to miss rest of first round

    NHL.com "The Nashville Predators announced Friday that captain Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the club's Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury the defenseman suffered in Game 2 of the series. " April 24

  • Maple Leafs' former GM Dave Nonis looks back at time with team in first interview after firing

    Toronto Sun "The meeting was called for early Sunday, the morning after the NHL regular season had ended. At first, Dave Nonis thought nothing of it — he thought it would be a continuation of his Saturday conversation with Brendan Shanahan. At first, he figured it would be business as usual. “A part of me..." April 24

  • Bettman under fire after saying 'Katy Perry chant wasn't sexiest'

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Associated Press: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in..." April 24

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Scott Darling will start tomorrow vs. the Predators. #Blackhawks

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    BREAKING: Former POHO Kevin Lowe moves out of hockey dep't in EDM, retains role on business side of Oilers Entertainment Group.

  • Edmonton Oilers to hire former Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli

    Edmonton Journal "Earlier today Boston Bruins insider Joe Haggerty wrote: “All indications are that the Oil are poised to hire Chiarelli, and the Bruins will not seek compensation for their fired GM beyond being able to escape the contracted big dough they still owe him.” My take When Daryl Katz bought the..." April 24

  • Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (broken arm) could return in Game 5

    ESPN New York "Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein appears to be nearing a return as the Blueshirts look to close out their first-round series in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday that Klein was "50-50" in terms of his..." April 24

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Islanders 'incensed' over Brooks Laich's Visnovsky comments

    CBSSports.com "The entire series between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals has been intense. The tension is at an all-time high coming out of Game 4, however. A lot of that stems from the hit that Caps forward Tom Wilson delivered on Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky in the second..." April 24

  • Wilson safe as Sharks GM after Plattner statement

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is not in jeopardy of losing his job, according to a Sharks source. After San Jose missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade this year, owner Hasso Plattner on Thursday delivered a message to Sharks fans. The message was a bit vague, but the key..." April 24

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons

    CBSSports.com "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Canucks beat Flames, still down in series 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks did something they haven’t in three years: they won an elimination game Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Now, they need to win another. Actually, they need to win two more elimination games, but that sounds a little daunting, so we’re going to stick with one. That’s..." April 24

  • Predators send series back to Chicago

    Tennessean "It's not over yet, the Predators told themselves, despite facing a must-win game against the Chicago Blackhawks in their first-round series. In order to survive, the Predators needed to do something never before accomplished in six tries in franchise history: win a game at Bridgestone Arena..." April 24

  • Bolts stage comeback, even up series against Red Wings with 3-2 OT win

    Tampa Tribune "Minutes went by, counting down closer and closer to zero while the Lightning put up nothing on the scoreboard. As the digits on the clock ran down, it felt like Tampa Bay’s season inched ever closer to falling off the edge into another postseason disappointment. Then it all turned around in..." April 24

  • Capitals dominate Islanders in Game 5, move within one win of advancing

    Washington Post "They had been speared in the groin and slashed in the knees and hacked in the gut, willing victims to the frustration of their visitors, human piñatas stuffed only with bliss. “Bring it on,” forward Jason Chimera thought, because when the New York Islanders began lashing out with their sticks, the..." April 24

  • Penguins forward Malkin struggling while playing hurt

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby is familiar with Evgeni Malkin's position. A year ago, Crosby was criticized throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs for his lack of production, partially resulting in the Pittsburgh Penguins' Eastern Conference Second Round series loss after leading the New York Rangers 3-1...." April 24

  • Julien sounds like his Bruins days are numbered

    CSN New England "Claude Julien was all dressed in black as he was spotted walking around the outside of TD Garden on Thursday morning just minutes after one of his best players, Patrice Bergeron, had finished speaking to the media inside the Bruins dressing room. He was walking from the B’s security office to..." April 24

  • Ralph Strangis ends 25-year career as voice of Dallas Stars

    Dallas Morning News "Stars play-by-play man Ralph Strangis has decided to leave the Stars and pursue new challenges, he said Thursday afternoon. “It’s my decision, and it comes at a time when I’m able to look at new opportunities and new challenges, and I just feel now is the time to do that,” Strangis said. “My..." April 23

  • Oddsmakers like Todd McLellan to be next Flyers coach

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall has Chip Kelly to thank for pushing his team's coaching vacancy to the back of Philadelphia sports fans' minds. Tim Tebow has been known to make the media do crazy thinks. But oddsmakers have been busy looking at the potential candidates for the Flyers head coaching position and..." April 23

  • Islanders activate Mikhail Grabovski off IR, Visnovsky out indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "The New York Islanders could have a welcome addition to the lineup when they look to regain the series lead against the Washington Capitals in Game 5. Forward Mikhail Grabovski was activated off of injured reserve after missing the last 28 games with a concussion. Grabovski hasn't played since..." April 23

  • Coyotes, Boedker ‘continue to arm wrestle’ for new deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like talks are well underway between Arizona and winger Mikkel Boedker on a new deal. “I’ve been in discussions with his agent,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney explained, per the Arizona Republic. “We’ll continue to arm wrestle to try to get something done.” Boedker, 25, just wrapped a..." April 23

  • Calgary Flames' Risk of Relying on Raw Sam Bennett Paying off in a Big Way

    Bleacher Report "Sam Bennett is standing in the Calgary Flames locker room after his first NHL playoff game at the Saddledome. There is a fresh gash on his right cheek, a puck in his right hand, a heavy fireman's helmet on his head and a smile that can’t be wiped from his face. The puck is a souvenir—the first..." April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons

    CBSSports.com "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    #NYR Derick Brassard on Rangers' 3-1 series lead: "We're not really playing our best right now, so we can't be too comfortable."

  • McDavid’s dad: Connor happy to join Oilers

    Sportsnet.ca "Don’t expect Connor McDavid to pull an Eric Lindros heading into the 2015 NHL Draft. In a candid hour-long interview with Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, McDavid’s father, Brian, poured cold water on speculation that the Erie Otters star wouldn’t report if he was drafted with the first overall..." April 23

  • Canucks' Burrows out for rest of first round

    TSN.ca "Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will miss the remainder of the team's first-round series against the Calgary Flames. Burrows was assisted off the ice during practice on Tuesday afternoon in Calgary. It was later revealed that Burrows suffered a rib injury. EMTs attended to the..." April 23

  • Canucks' Miller will start Game 5 against Flames

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks are turning to Ryan Miller with their season on the line. Miller began the playoffs backing up Eddie Lack, but stopped all 15 shots he faced when called upon to replace Lack after one period of Tuesday's Game 4 against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks have decided to stick..." April 23

  • Reports: Jets were dealing with as many as eight significant injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The playoffs are over for the Winnipeg Jets, and now the list of who was playing injured is starting to reveal itself after a brutally physical series with the Anaheim Ducks. That list, according to reports following a Game 4 loss to the Ducks that eliminated the Jets from the first round,..." April 23

  • Oilers' Ference talks McDavid, locker room leadership

    NHL.com "Andrew Ference grew up just outside of Edmonton. His formative hockey years were spent watching the Edmonton Oilers cement their dynasty in the late 1980s. So when Ference had an opportunity to sign with his hometown team and play in the arena where he grew up watching from the stands, he jumped..." April 23

  • Lucic a trade chip in search for more offense?

    CSNEE "The Bruins will be on the prowl this summer for players with greater offensive skill than the ones than they now have, and it's possible they may find some trade partners. With Bob Nicholson taking over as CEO of the Edmonton Oilers, it will be interesting to see how the Oil begins plotting out..." April 22

  • Peter Chiarelli in talks with Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet.ca "Former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is in Edmonton meeting with the Oilers, Sportsnet’s Mark Spector and Elliotte Friedman have learned. Since winning the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday night, and thus the right to select superstar prospect Connor McDavid No . 1 overall, change has..." April 22

  • Toews, Bergeron, Kopitar finalists for Selke Trophy

    CBSSports.com "The NHL announced the finalists for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best defensive forwards in the league. It is a familiar trio of names as all of them were finalists a year ago. Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Los..." April 22

  • Did Erin Andrews make a dig at busted beau on ‘DWTS’?

    New York Post "“Dancing with the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews appeared to take a veiled shot at her boyfriend, Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, on Monday — hinting that homebodies don’t get busted for drugs. Stoll was arrested over the weekend in Las Vegas for allegedly carrying cocaine and ecstasy while..." April 22

  • Expect Senators netminder Craig Anderson to get the call

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron didn't answer the burning question Tuesday. The Senators' coach wanted to speak with goaltender Craig Anderson before confirming he'll make the start in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night with Ottawa facing elimination trailing 3-0. It wouldn't make sense to..." April 22