- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy1 hr ago
The NHL and NFL share some commonalities. They’re winter sports. They’re perfect for tailgating. They have a multitude of equipment players wear. They both used to have hitting.
But as the Super Bowl arrives on Sunday between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers – we repeat, the CAROLINA Panthers – we decided to look at 15 times the NFL was mixed with the NHL, and vice versa. The Winter Classic has certainly made this more frequent.
Here are 15 times the NHL and the NFL collided:
1. Sidney Crosby attempts 70-foot ‘field goal'
To celebrate the 2011 Winter Classic at Heinz Field, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins decided to take some 70-yard field-goal attempts … with his stick and some pucks. Probably because, as usual, the Penguins didn't give him anyone to pass to.
But there was another player who attempted an actual field goal.
2. Andrew Shaw boots at a Bears gameSun, Feb 76:30 PM ESTCarolina at DenverPreview Game
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy4 hrs ago
Chicago Blackhawks fans have a tradition for the playing of our national anthem: They cheer. They holler. They applaud. Their volume at home games can drown out the words and music. It’s all rather inspiring.
Terry Frei, venerable columnist for the Denver Post, has a problem with it. Not in Chicago, but when Blackhawks fans are invading places like Colorado Avalanche games.
But what bothered me Tuesday was that some — some — of the Blackhawks fans attempted to transfer the United Center ritual of hollering, hooting, cheering and applauding through the national anthem to the Pepsi Center.
... When Blackhawks fans at another arena, including in Denver on Tuesday, attempt to yell, hoot, holler and clap through the anthem in a place where quiet — or at most, singing along — is the norm, it comes off as boorish, discordant and disrespectful. You can bring Gino's East and White Castle to Denver ... but leave the hockey anthem ritual in Chicago.
First, let’s get something straight: White Castle was founded in Wichita and is headquartered in Columbus.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
By Sasha Yodashkin
Sunday's three-game NHL slate is Metro-heavy with four of six teams hailing from the division. The first-place Capitals have many enticing fantasy options in their matchup with the Flyers, but it's important not to forget about the top players from other games. Predicting the goalscorers is the key to victory with such a small slate, and the players listed below have the best chance of lighting the lamp.
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
"I was a huge wrestling fan growing up," LaBarbera told WWE.com in 2010. "When I was a kid, I was never allowed to get the pay-per-views. I'd always go to someone else's house. I couldn't wait for Saturdays and (Superstars of Wrestling) ... It was always part of me growing up.”
Now in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, LaBarbera has created one of the most electrifying masks in hockey by featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his latest bucket.
Created by the great Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt, with The Rock on one side, the mask also features the Flyers logo on the other.LivePhiladelphia1 - 0WashingtonFollow Game
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(UPDATE: To the surprise of no one, the video has been removed, likely after a panicked phone call from D-Boss to E-Slayer on Sunday morning. Luckily, Winging It In Motown captured the following .gif that gives us endless "1-2-3 Let's Have Fun" moments.)
Dylan Larkin is a rookie forward for the Detroit Red Wings who is pushing for the Calder Trophy and recently broke the NHL All-Star Game record for fastest skater in the skills competition.
But before that, he was ‘D-Boss,’ the dude who sniped pucks in a basement … sorry, “dungeon” net, wore a U.S. flag like a blanky and put over Patrick Kane as an American hero.Mon, Feb 87:30 PM ESTFlorida at DetroitPreview Game
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No. 1 Star: Artem Anisimov, Chicago Blackhawks
In a big Central Division matchup against the Dallas Stars, the Blackhawks came away with a convincing 5-1 win; increasing their lead over the Stars to five points. Anisimov assisted on 3 tallies and scored his 18 goal of the season while the Blackhawks were shorthanded.
No. 2 Star: Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens
The Canadiens desperately needed a win and they finally got one at the expense of the Edmonton Oilers. Plekanec scored a goal and had 3 assists in the Habs 5-1 trouncing of the Oil. It is their first regulation win in exactly a month.
No. 3 Star: Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
The offensive-minded defenseman provided 4 assists in the Senators 6-1 beatdown of the Toronto Maple Leafs. What had everyone freaking out was the fact Karlsson logged 3:19 on the penalty kill.
- Jen Neale at Puck Daddy13 hrs ago
Patrick Roy started to twitch after the Winnipeg Jets scored.
Andrew Ladd was positioned in front of the net when his butt makes contact with the mask of Semyon Varlamov. The goaltender is unable to recover from contact and make a save on Drew Stafford's shot.
Roy challenges the goal on the grounds of goaltender interference and is unsuccessful. Then he loses his mind.
Look at the faces of Mikhail Grigorenko and John Mitchell on either side of Roy. They're watching referee Wes McCauley as he receives the fire spit his way by Roy.
Linesman Tony Sericolo finally intervenes and gets McCauley out of the way of the coach's wrath. Whatever Roy says as the two start to separate ends up triggering a button for the referee. He tags up Roy with a 2-minute bench minor for "abuse of officials."
Lucky for Roy, because he would have literally exploded into dust, the Avs kill of the power play.
- Jen Neale at Puck Daddy13 hrs ago
Before Connor McDavid became Connor McJesus, there was Sidney Crosby. The O.G. "Next One."
Sitting on 899 career points coming into the game against the Florida Panthers, Sid and Pittsburgh Penguins teammates waited until the 5:04 in the third period to start making things happen.
The captain begins the comeback from the corner boards, sending a laser of a pass to the tape of Kris Letang on the far side of the net. The defenseman one-times the puck past Roberto Luongo.
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Penguins cut the lead to 2-1 and Crosby earns career point No. 900.
With a 1:15 left on the clock, Sid scores his 22 goal of the season. The puck appears to redirect off Crosby, onto Luongo, and into the net.
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Game tied. Point 901 secured.
A mere 8-seconds into overtime, Jussi Jokinen is hit with a penalty for hooking Letang. The Penguins proceeded to make the Panthers pay in the 4-on-3.
- Jen Neale at Puck Daddy14 hrs ago
FACT: Connor McDavid poops rainbows and farts glitter. He comes to the rink on a unicorn.
The boy is magic. Straight up magic as evidenced on a play against the Alexei Emelin and the rest of the Montreal Canadiens.
In his third game back from injury, the boy wizard effortlessly moves the puck up the ice, dekes around Emelin, and feeds the puck and stick through is own legs for a shot on net. It doesn't make sense. It will when you watch it:
Sure he doesn't score a goal, but we'll give him a break. He's only in his third game since returning from injury.
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- Jen Neale at Puck Daddy15 hrs ago
The second period between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders ended at 3:33pm EST. The third period began at 4:25pm EST.
56 minutes is a bit longer than your standard NHL intermission; 36 minutes longer to be exact.
The Zamboni did it's scrape during intermission; however, it snagged one of the metal pipes that anchors the goal to the ice. The pipe then dragged along the ice, creating a massive gash.
On the Islanders broadcast, they reported the gash to be so deep it nearly exposed the cement under the ice. Simply patting new ice in its place was not going to work.
The ice crew at The Joe furiously got to work patching the hole. Both John Tavares and Henrik Zetterberg were brought out to inspect the ice when it was deemed safe enough to do so.