• Capitals' Ovechkin becomes 6th player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin joined some of the game's greatest goal-scorers with his sixth career 50-goal season after scoring in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Washington Capitals captain now has as many 50-goal campaigns as Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario..." April 01

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    Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie

    Expectation from St. Louis and Vigneault is that winger will return from knee injury Thursday in Minny. First full practice tomorrow.

  • The Next One? How Connor McDavid Stacks Up With Former First Overall Selections

    Complex "As the NHL season winds down and teams on the playoff bubble battle to keep their seasons alive, other clubs are in a race to the basement, where the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid first overall awaits “the winner,” if you can call it that. The 18-year-old Canadian has been tabbed for..." March 31

  • Warrant issued for former Maple Leaf Deveaux

    Sportsnet.ca "A warrant for the arrest of former NHL player Andre Deveaux has been issued by Swedish authorities following his vicious on-ice attack of an opponent prior to playoff game, according to a Reuters report. Deveaux’s Rogle BK, based out of Angelholm, was set to face Vasteras IK in second-tier..." March 31

  • Blue Jackets play waiting game with top college prospect Mike Reilly

    CBSSports.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying to end their rough season on a high note. They've won 10 of their last 12, they're getting and staying healthy and a lot of the pieces are coming together, even if too late to save their playoff hopes. When a team misses out on the postseason like Columbus..." March 31

  • Lou Lamoriello faces a tall task in rebuilding Devils

    North Jersey "After finally being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention Sunday, the Devils still have six games left to play in 2014-15, beginning with tonight’s contest in Columbus. Following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Anaheim, Devils general manager and interim coach Lou Lamoriello continued to..." March 31

  • BC standout Matheson to sign with Panthers, forgo senior year

    SB Nation "Boston College junior captain Michael Matheson will forgo his senior season to sign with the Florida Panthers. The Montreal, Quebec native had three goals and 22 assists in 38 games played this season. A smooth-skating defenseman, Matheson has an incredible skill set and all the physical tools..." March 31

  • 'Could be good news' soon for Blackhawks' Patrick Kane

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joel Quenneville wasn’t ready to change Patrick Kane’s official timetable just yet. But he might be soon. “There’s been some excellent progress,” Quenneville said before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. “It could be good news. We’ll see.” Kane has been skating regularly for..." March 31

  • Columnist: Leafs ‘almost rubbing it in people’s faces’ with ‘lack of effort’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sportsnet’s Stephen Brunt sure didn’t pull any punches when he went on 960 The FAN radio in Calgary to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can listen to the audio here (starts at around the 5:00 mark), but following is a partial transcript: “I think part of what’s gone on here is that..." March 31

  • Julien on Panthers game: 'Almost like a Game 7 tonight'

    CSN New England "The Bruins jumped back on the ice Tuesday morning after an off-day on Monday, and now get ready for another game with heavy playoff implications as they get ready to host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. The B’s went through a full morning skate with Daniel Paille and Brett Connolly as the extra..." March 31

  • How much MVP consideration should Wild G Devan Dubnyk get?

    CBSSports.com "Like all sports, the MVP debate in hockey can spark an intense -- and often maddening -- debate that centers around any number of topics, including the arbitrary and subjective definition of "valuable," and whether players at a certain position should even be considered for the award. When it..." March 31

  • There's no upside in dumping Teddy Purcell

    Oilers Nation "Teddy Purcell hasn’t been a big hit in Edmonton this year. To his critics, he’s soft, slow and dramatically overpaid, a legitimate candidate for a buyout and a really good option for a retained-salary trade. He’s also well down on any legitimate list of the Oilers’ problems. The Edmonton..." March 31

  • Jets' Bryan Little to return from injury Tuesday vs. Rangers

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets will get some needed firepower back in their lineup against the New York Rangers Tuesday as Bryan Little returns from injury. Little spoke to reporters after practice saying that he's excited to go, but could be rusty. He has been out of the lineup since March 4 with an..." March 31

  • Lightning recall Slater Koekkoek from Syracuse

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Slater Koekkoek from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Koekkoek, 21, has skated in 66 games with the Crunch this season, posting five goals and 24 points to go..." March 31

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    Harvey Fialkov @hfialkov

    At morning skate at Gaaaaaden...looks like Luongo will play tonight #flapanthers

  • 17h
    Ottawa Senators @Senators

    #Sens head coach Dave Cameron has confirmed that @andrewhammond30 will start in goal tonight in Detroit. No changes from yesterday's avail.

  • Blue Jackets activate LW Matt Calvert off injured reserve

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Calvert has missed the past 15 games due to a concussion. Calvert, 25, has registered 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points with 28 penalty minutes in 49..." March 31

  • Lightning D Jason Garrison to miss 3-4 weeks after Abdelkader hit

    CBSSports.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be without a key member of their defense for the remainder of the regular season and at least the start of the NHL playoffs. Defenseman Jason Garrison is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with an upper body injury after he was hit into the boards early in..." March 30

  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Monday, March 30

    NHL.com "With 13 days remaining in the regular season, there are 12 berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two clubs can clinch playoff berths Monday, while the Anaheim Ducks can lock up the Pacific Division title: * The St. Louis Blues would clinch a playoff berth if they win in..." March 30

  • Red Wings' Babcock coaches only hours after father dies

    Fox Sports "Red Wings coach Mike Babcock coached the team Sunday in New York only hours after learning that his father, Mike Babcock Sr., died Saturday night in Saskatoon, Canada. He was 78. The coach said his father was sick for some time and had congestive heart failure and bad lungs. "In the end, we..." March 30

  • Wild agree to terms with Hoffman, Palmquist

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist to entry-level contracts for the 2015-16 season. Hoffman, 24 (2/18/91), went 13-6-2 with a 2.06 goals-against average (GAA), a .922 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 22 games during his..." March 30

  • Sabres GM Tim Murray: 'I think too much about McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are firmly entrenched in 30th place in the NHL, which means that barring a last minute surge by the club, they will finish the season with a 20% chance of winning the NHL draft lottery. Sabres GM Tim Murray will have to wait until April 18th to find out if he’ll get the first..." March 30

  • Doan won't face supplemental discipline for hit on Letang

    Fox Sports Arizona "Coyotes captain Shane Doan will not face supplemental discipline for Saturday's hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang that sent Letang tumbling backwards into the boards -- a play that was not penalized on the ice. In the reasoning for declining supplemental punishment, a spokesperson for the..." March 30

  • Another year, another test for Lightning as playoffs approach

    Fox Sports Florida "One significant face of the Tampa Bay Lightning's hope for a long postseason run left early in the first period, driven into the boards by Detroit Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader like a hammer would treat a railroad spike, and another hobbled off the ice with little-to-no weight on his left leg..." March 30

  • After season with diminished role, Flyers' Lecavalier is at a career crossroads

    Yahoo! Sports "These days it's hard to find the Vincent Lecavalier who once led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup and led the NHL in goals. Almost 35 years old now and in his second season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Lecavalier has been a healthy scratch 17 times and on the fourth line when..." March 30

  • Wild wade back into college free agent pool, sign pair

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Minnesota Wild scored two NCAA prospects on Monday, agreeing to terms with University of Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist to entry-level deals for next season. Hoffman, 24, went 13-6-2 this season with a 2.06 GAA and .922 save percentage; during his..." March 30

  • Lightning summon pair with injuries to Garrison, Paquette

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to be short of full strength - thanks in part to Justin Abdelkader - for Monday's key Atlantic Division matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. Injuries to Jason Garrison and Cedric Paquette have forced the Lightning into recalling forward Jonathan Marchessault..." March 30

  • Kris Letang has concussion

    ESPN.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was released from a hospital Sunday but has been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of a scary hit he received Saturday from Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. "Like anything else, we'll just take it as a day-to-day thing and we'll see how he..." March 30

  • Doan on Letang: 'You feel awful as a player when something like that happens'

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Josh Yohe, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will remain in hospital overnight for observation. Letang was hit by Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan late in the second period Saturday afternoon and needed assistance leaving the ice. Doan, who didn’t receive a penalty..." March 29

  • Jaromir Jagr to talk contract extension once season concludes

    Miami Herald "Florida general manager Dale Tallon said he met with Peter Svoboda, the agent for Jaromir Jagr and expressed the team's desire to sign the pending free agent for next season. Tallon said he and Svoboda spoke about a number of things and that a contract for Jagr isn't forthcoming with the team..." March 29

  • Study: Many hockey helmets unsafe

    ESPN.com "More than a quarter of all helmets worn by hockey players, from the NHL to youth leagues, are unsafe, according to an independent study provided to "Outside the Lines" that ranked hockey helmets based on their ability to reduce concussion risk. Out of 32 helmets in the marketplace that were..." March 29

  • Panthers ink Gophers forward Kyle Rau to entry-level contract

    Fox Sports Florida "The Florida Panthers have signed University of Minnesota forward Kyle Rau to an entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. "We are very pleased to have agreed to an entry level contract with Kyle," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He played extremely well at the..." March 29

  • Patrick Roy remains upbeat about Sabres' Grigorenko

    Buffalo News "Patrick Roy has seen Mikhail Grigorenko at his best. When the two were together in Quebec – Roy as the coach of the junior team, Grigorenko as the star player – the center was nearly unstoppable. The success hasn’t carried over to Grigorenko’s professional career, but Roy has little doubt..." March 29

  • Rangwers aiming to sign 2012 first-round pick

    New York Post " The Rangers are hopeful they will be able to get 2012 first-round pick Brady Skjei under contract and into Hartford as soon as possible, sources have told The Post. The Minnesota junior defenseman’s season ended with the Gophers’ NCAA regional semifinal defeat to Minnesota-Duluth on Friday." March 29

  • Missing playoffs could cost McLellan job with Sharks

    San Francisco Chronicle "As the Sharks head toward a non-playoff spring for the first time in 11 seasons, head coach Todd McLellan could find himself among fellow big-name NHL bench bosses looking for work next season. It doesn’t figure to take them long to find it. McLellan shouldn’t be made a scapegoat for San..." March 29

  • Tanner Glass fined for hit on McQuaid

    ESPN.com "New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass has been fined $3,897.85 for butt-ending Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, the NHL announced. After the final buzzer of Boston's 4-2 win Saturday at TD Garden, Glass was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for hitting McQuaid in the face with the..." March 29

  • Uncertainty awaits Sharks after drama-filled season goes off the rails

    The Globe and Mail "Logan Couture can still remember blowing leads to the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators in consecutive games last month, losses that killed the San Jose Sharks. “Those hurt,” Couture said. “Good teams find a way to hold onto the lead and win that game. We didn’t.” Until February, the..." March 29

  • Tuukka Rask exits early in 2nd period

    ESPN.com "Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask removed himself from Saturday's game against the New York Rangers for unknown reasons, exiting only 10 seconds into the second period. The Bruins entered the second period with a 3-0 lead and Rask had made 14 saves in the opening period. After the first whistle of..." March 29

  • Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

    ESPN.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins lost star defenseman Kris Letang on a scary hit Saturday that required a trip to the hospital. Letang, third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 54 points, left with 4:45 to play in the second period after a hit from Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Letang, in the..." March 29

  • Barry Trotz calls out Caps after win

    ESPN.com "Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. "I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our..." March 29

  • Penguins coach Mike Johnston's mother dies

    USA Today "The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that coach Mike Johnston's mother died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Sheila Margaret Johnston was 81. Mike Johnston will coach Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes and Sunday's against the San Jose Sharks before flying to her funeral on..." March 29

  • Jaromir Jagr's agent will meet with Panthers to discuss contract

    CBSSports.com "At 43 years old Jaromir Jagr is already the oldest player in the NHL and one of the oldest players in league history. And he doesn't seem to be ready to give it up. He could even be back with the Florida Panthers next season. According to a report from Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports on Friday..." March 28

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston confirms that Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will both be in the lineup today.

  • F Nick Bjugstad Undergoes Successful Back Surgery

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that F Nick Bjugstad underwent successful surgery on his lower back today at the Mayo Sports Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will be out for the remainder of the regular season and a full recovery is..." March 28

  • Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton arraigned in Buffalo City Court

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes radio analyst and former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday after he was hit with a handful of charges Thursday -- including assault -- following an incident at a casino. Boynton posted bail, which was set at $10,000, and his next court appearance is..." March 28

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Should Bruins fire Julien?

    CSN New England "So here's the even-strength ice time given to each of the Bruin forwards in Thursday night's 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim: Carl Soderberg: 16:48 Loui Eriksson: 16:38 Patrice Bergeron: 16:35 David Krejci: 16:22 Brad Marchand: 16:06 Reilly Smith: 13:49 Max Talbot: 12:08 Gregory Campbell:..." March 28

  • Blackhawks' Kane progressing

    Covers.com "Doctors are making the final call, but Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville likes what he sees from a recovering Patrick Kane. Kane, sidelined since Feb. 25, was expected to be sidelined 12 weeks with a broken collarbone. Quenneville said Friday he is still hopeful Kane can come back..." March 28

  • Leafs Offseason: Babcock Or No Babcock, Change Is Afoot

    Complex "The consensus in Toronto seems to be that if Mike Babcock doesn’t sign a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, the club he has led for the last decade, than the man with the .581 career winning percentage, two Olympic gold medals and a Stanley Cup ring would be the man to lead the Maple..." March 28

  • Lundqvist: ‘Hard to say no’ to playing Saturday vs. Bruins

    New York Post "It seems that at this point, it’s going to be very difficult to keep Henrik Lundqvist out of the Rangers’ nets for Saturday 1 p.m. start against the Bruins in Boston. The franchise netminder backed up Cam Talbot on Thursday night in Ottawa, the next step on his road to recovery from a sprained..." March 27