• Pens' Olli Maatta likely out for Game 3 vs. Caps after taking hit

    ESPN "Olli Maatta is likely out at least for Game 3 if not beyond although the Pittsburgh Penguins did not have a detailed update on the injured defenseman Sunday, a day after he was hit high by Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik had a hearing with the NHL's Player Safety department..." May 01

  • Jagr, Zuccarello, Dupuis named Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers, forward Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers and Pascal Dupuis, who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this season before retiring, were nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player who "best exemplifies..." May 01

  • Orpik will have hearing for hit on Maatta

    CBS Sports "The Washington Capitals can probably expect to be without Brooks Orpik for at least Game 3 of their second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran defenseman has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Sunday after his hit that knocked Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta..." May 01

  • Capitals' Trotz: 'I don't think we've played our best game yet'

    NHL.com "Two games into their Eastern Conference Second Round series, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied at one win apiece. That's probably where each team thought it would be before the series began. But the way the Capitals have gotten to this point has to be of some..." May 01

  • Draft lottery a 'one-and-done' for Senators: GM Dorion

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators weren’t able to pull off a win in this Battle of Ontario. Yes, the odds were stacked against the Senators with only a 2.5% chance to get the first pick Saturday night in the NHL draft lottery held at the CBC’s studio, Ottawa didn’t budge from its No. 12 position while the Toronto..." May 01

  • ‘I don’t know if it has sunk in yet,’ Jets GM Cheveldayoff gets lucky with draft lottery

    Winnipeg Free Press "The biggest prize went to the team with the best odds of getting it but the Winnipeg Jets were the team to gain the most in Saturday’s NHL draft lottery in Toronto. The Jets came up winners for the second-overall pick for the entry draft next month in Buffalo. They jumped ahead from the No. 6..." May 01

  • Top 3 picks 'unlikely' to be moved; Oilers' No. 4 pick 'in play'

    The Score "It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Columbus Blue Jackets - the teams with the first three selections in the NHL draft - have no intention of trading their picks. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Sunday that the Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets are "very unlikely" to trade out..." May 01

  • Mike Sullivan: Brooks Orpik's hit on Olli Maatta was late, targeted head

    Washington Times "Mike Sullivan said that the hit by Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the second-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday was “type of hit that everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game.” Maatta, in..." May 01

  • Corey Perry: ‘I take a lot of blame for what happened’ after Ducks bounced in first round

    NHL.com "As equipment bags were being packed and locker stalls cleaned out, the Ducks held their end-of-season exit interviews inside Honda Center much sooner than they anticipated. It’s been three days since they saw their postseason cut short in another disappointing Game 7 defeat on home ice. This time..." May 01

  • Lightning's Bishop: Drouin 'carrying' team since recall

    The Score "Watching from the crease, Ben Bishop has a unique perspective on the game. As far as the Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender is concerned, Jonathan Drouin's impact in the playoffs can't be understated. "He's been carrying this team ever since he's come up here," Bishop told reporters after a Game..." May 01

  • Maple Leafs win draft lottery: Is Matthews in their sights?

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan only clicked through the NHL Draft Lottery simulator once. One time was all he needed. Why press your luck? Shanahan liked the results so much that he quickly closed his laptop, hoping the same outcome would pull through during the real..." May 01

  • Brian Burke: I'll beat the snot out of somebody if Oilers win lottery

    The Score "While many fans are excited to see if their favorite team will be awarded with the first overall pick in Saturday's NHL Draft Lottery, just as many are simply hoping the Edmonton Oilers don't win the lottery for the fifth time in seven years. Among that crowd, unsurprisingly, is Calgary Flames..." April 30

  • Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar named Lady Byng finalists

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar might need to find some extra room in his trophy case. Kopitar was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of..." April 30

  • McDavid advises Auston Matthews to 'smile no matter what' ahead of lottery

    The Score "With the NHL Draft Lottery just hours away, Auston Matthews - widely expected to be picked first overall - will soon learn who will have the first chance to draft him in June. On Saturday, Matthews received some welcome advice on how to handle the situation from last year's No. 1 pick, Edmonton..." April 30

  • Prepare for the unexpected at NHL Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins. Arizona Coyotes. Colorado Avalanche. Okay, how do you feel about the re-organized NHL draft lottery now? If that turns out to be the final order delivered by tonight’s lottery – Bruins, then Desert Dogs, then Avs – it will surely have a far different impact on the hockey world..." April 30

  • Joakim Andersson leaves NHL, signs 2-year deal in Sweden

    Detroit News "Joakim Andersson is headed back to Sweden. Andersson, 27, has signed a two-year contract with Orebro, of the Swedish Elite League. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Andersson wasn’t expected to return to the Red Wings. Andersson was waived halfway through the season and spent the..." April 30

  • Getzlaf on Boudreau firing: 'Coaches can only do so much'

    The Score "In an all-too-familiar narrative Saturday, the players appear to be shouldering the blame for the firing of Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday. Captain Ryan Getzlaf spoke to the media at the team's closing interviews, and lent his support to his former bench boss. "Coaches can..." April 30

  • Boudreau added to long list of Senators coaching candidates

    Ottawa Sun "Patience, as it turns out, is virtue for Pierre Dorion. While the Senators' general manager will head to Toronto to participate in the NHL’s draft lottery at CBC headquarters Saturday night, Dorion scored a small victory Friday when he was able to officially add Bruce Boudreau to the club’s..." April 30

  • Red Wings exploring possibility of signing Russian star Alexander Radulov

    Michigan Live "Russian star Alexander Radulov wants to return to the NHL and the Detroit Red Wings are on the short list of teams he is interested in joining. The Red Wings have spoken to his agent and are doing their due diligence, trying to determine whether to make the free-agent forward a contract offer,..." April 30

  • Burns, Doughty, Karlsson named finalists for Norris Trophy

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson can win the James Norris Memorial Trophy for a second straight season and third time in his NHL career. Karlsson, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings were named finalists Friday. The winner will be announced at..." April 30

  • Petition started to change name of Red Wings' Little Caesars Arena

    Detroit Free Press "When the Ilitches on Thursday revealed that the still-being-built stadium in Detroit will be called "Little Caesars Arena," there was a mix of apathy, resignation and scorn from the public. We're not sure that anyone truly loved yet, not that you would expect them to with a corporate..." April 30

  • Ducks players accept some of the blame for Coach Bruce Boudreau's firing

    Orange County Register "It didn’t take long for the news of Coach Bruce Boudreau’s firing to reach the Ducks players and some reacted by shouldering some of the blame. “Bruce is a passionate coach and you can’t blame only him for what happened,” center Rickard Rakell told Swedish daily Expressen on Friday. “But maybe..." April 30

  • Jakub Voracek: 'I had a little confidence issue this year sometimes'

    CSN Philly "Jakub Voracek was refreshingly honest. He didn’t come to his end-of-the-season press conference wearing a hard-covered shell, as hockey players seemingly do so often — showing no brokenness, not even an inkling of weakness. NHLers are predetermined as the toughest, so, understandably,..." April 30

  • Canucks sign G Michael Garteig to entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed free agent goaltender Michael Garteig to a one-year, entry-level contract. The Prince George, B.C., native is coming off his senior season at Quinnipac University, where his Bobcats made it all the way to the national championship game, falling to the..." April 30

  • Burke: Once a team picks first overall, no more drafting first overall

    NHL.com "Ask him and he’ll tell you. Brian Burke believes there’s a better way than the current NHL Draft lottery process. “If you believe in the inverse order of drafting,” started the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, “if you believe that the worst team should be rewarded with..." April 29

  • Oilers' offseason trade strategy requires full measures

    The Score "There's a chance the communication lines at Rexall Place are compromised on Saturday. The rough estimate on that is 13.5 percent. Staffers will be busy sifting through hate mail, conspiracy takes, and all kinds of venom over at headquarters if the Oilers' lottery ball is plucked from the NHL's..." April 29

  • Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau as coach after five seasons

    Orange County Register "The Ducks on Friday announced that they have fired Bruce Boudreau as their coach. “I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” Ducks general Bob Murray said in a statement. “This was a very difficult decision to make. Bruce is a good coach and character..." April 29

  • Flames sign Czech scoring star Daniel Pribyl

    Calgary Herald "It’s now a done deal — Czech forward Daniel Pribyl has put his signature on an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. The club announced the two-year deal Friday afternoon. The 23-year-old Pribyl was a point-per-game guy for Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga this winter, scoring 16..." April 29

  • Caps' Tom Wilson fined $2,400 for knee hit to Pens' Conor Sheary

    TSN "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,403.67 for kneeing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary during Game 1 of the teams’ second round series in Washington. " April 29

  • Sabres re-sign forward Johan Larsson to 1-year deal

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract. The Sabres had retained the rights to Larsson by extending him a qualifying offer last month. The signing was announced on Tuesday." April 29

  • Oilers centre Connor McDavid feels for projected first overall draft pick Auston Matthews

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid is going to be happy to be on the other side of the world, as far away as he can get, from the excruciating experience he endured last year. It’ll be after midnight in Prague and McDavid will likely be enjoying a Pilsner Urquel with his new Team Canada teammates when it all goes..." April 29

  • Radulov is playing in the NHL next year, says Radulov

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to multiple reports (including this one from Sport Express), on-again, off-again NHLer Alexander Radulov has confirmed he’ll be playing in the NHL next season. Radulov, who turns 30 in July, will be making his second North American comeback. The first came in 2012, when he returned to..." April 29

  • NHL, NHLPA agree to expansion draft concept

    The Score "Another checkpoint has apparently been reached in the expansion process. TSN's Gary Lawless reported Friday morning that the NHL and NHPLA have agreed in principal to an expansion draft model and mandate on existing no-movement clauses. Lawless notes this doesn't mean that expansion is..." April 29

  • Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler, Anze Kopitar named Selke finalists

    SB Nation "A couple of familiar NHL names have been named finalists for the 2016 Selke Trophy. On Thursday night, the NHL announced that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler and Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar are the nominees for the 2015-16 season. The Selke is..." April 29

  • John Torchetti 'serious candidate' to be head coach, Wild GM says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "During a sometimes defiant, end-of-season news conference Thursday, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher was vague about how he will select the team’s next full-time head coach, the timeline for that decision, even who he will consider for the job. But as the Wild enter the offseason needing a..." April 29

  • Business intervenes between Darren Helm and Red Wings

    Detroit News "There’s a lot of mutual admiration between Darren Helm and the Red Wings organization. But professional hockey is a business, and more often than not, loyalty and good feelings are tossed aside. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Helm realizes his days with the organization that drafted..." April 29

  • Bruins have 1 percent chance at top pick

    Boston Herald "With a sizable gap in age between their prospects and core players, the Bruins appear destined for at least another year of mediocrity with no guarantee that the two train cars ever get hitched. However, there’s a 1 percent chance that the B’s soft rebuild gets fast-tracked. The Bruins are..." April 29

  • Ducks’ loss gives Sabres 12 picks in June’s NHL Draft

    Buffalo News "Sabres fans attending this year’s NHL Draft in Buffalo will have 12 opportunities to welcome a prospect to the organization. As of now, anyway. The Sabres’ draft picture cleared up some Wednesday night when Nashville eliminated Anaheim from the playoffs. The Sabres sent forward Jamie McGinn to..." April 29

  • Caps RW Wilson's hit on Sheary may be reviewed

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington Capitals blunt force object Tom Wilson was going to be a physical presence in their second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and didn’t waste any time in Game 1 making that presence known. And, as Tom Wilson is one to do, crossing the line of legality in doing so. As..." April 29

  • Steven Stamkos on recovery: ‘Could be weeks. Could be months’

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos sat down at his locker, put on a Tampa Bay Lightning hooded sweatshirt, leaned back on the wooden bench and sheepishly shook his head when the first question he jokingly faced was whether he was fit to play Saturday. “I wish,” Stamkos said, with a slight grin. It was the third..." April 28

  • Connor McDavid recreates Drake's album art

    The Score "If the ping-pong balls had landed just right last year for his hometown, Connor McDavid would, in least a figurative sense, be at the very height of the city of Toronto. But, because the Edmonton Oilers have that lottery locked, Maple Leafs fans will just have to settle for a little..." April 28

  • Devils GM Ray Shero has a green light to spend -- but will he?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Devils GM Ray Shero took over a year ago, his goal was to make this team younger while stockpiling talent in the organization. That process, he told NJ Advance Media, is still ongoing. But it has had another impact: The Devils, a franchise that struggled to navigate the salary cap under..." April 28

  • Flyers get started on busy offseason

    Philly.com "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants to retain Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, but he hasn't closed the door on trading one of the goalies if the right deal comes along. "I don't believe that's a strength that you want to weaken," Hextall said Wednesday at the team's Voorhees practice..." April 28

  • Eric Staal wants larger role, doesn’t rule out Carolina return

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Staal played 20 regular-season games and five playoff games for the New York Rangers. It’s completely OK if you don’t really remember any of them. Staal had three goals and three assists in those 20 games, skating to a plus-1. He went scoreless in five playoff games, skating to a..." April 28

  • Little Caesars Arena is name of new Detroit Red Wings venue

    Detroit News "Little Caesars Arena is the name of the new Detroit Red Wings arena that's been rising along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. Olympia Entertainment announced the name at an event Thursday morning. The naming rights are part of a 20-year, $125 million deal. The arena is scheduled to be..." April 28

  • One last look at a disappointing Bruins season

    Boston Globe "All the Black-and-Gold principals are now accounted for following Wednesday’s postmortem at TD Garden involving owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs, and president Cam Neely. Six days earlier, general manager Don Sweeney and coach Claude Julien dissected the season and forecast what is to..." April 28

  • Bolts sign six-year extension with AHL Syracuse

    Pro Hockey Talk "At a time where several NHL teams are moving their AHL affiliates closer to home, the Lightning took a different course of action on Thursday, inking a six-year extension with Syracuse. “We are pleased to be extending our affiliation with the Syracuse Crunch,” Bolts GM Steve Yzerman said in a..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Stars' Tyler Seguin out for at least first 2 games vs. Blues

    Dallas Morning News "Hockey, maybe more than any other sport, embraces the bunker mentality. They will fight you if you talk too much smack. They will fight you if you put a clean hit on one of their teammates. They will fight you if you so much as look at their goalie. So it's no surprise that these guys..." April 28

  • Flyers Defenseman Evgeny Medvedev Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

    NBC Philadelphia "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Montgomery County early Wednesday, police said. Lower Moreland Police Chief Pete Hasson tells NBC10 Medvedev was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:45 a.m. along Byberry Road in..." April 27