- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
No. 1 Star: Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim captain had a hand in all five of the Ducks’ goals in their 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames. Getzlaf recorded five assists for the first time since Oct. 2008, tying a franchise record.
No. 2 Star: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa Senators
The size of the nets in Dallas were no problem Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators downed the Stars 7-4 at American Airlines Center. Pageau led the offensive rush for the Senators scoring twice and assisting on another for his first multi-point game since Jan. 15. One of Pageau’s two third period goals came shorthanded to give him the NHL lead with three:
No. 3 Stars: Rickard Rakell / Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
Rakell and Perry each scored twice in the Ducks win, thanks in part to Getzlaf assists.
Honorable Mention: Craig Anderson made 33 saves, including this diving stop on Jamie Benn which then led to a Mike Hoffman empty net goal:Wed, Nov 259:00 PM ESTAnaheim at ArizonaPreview Game
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago
There were a lot of goals in Dallas tonight as the Stars fell to the Ottawa Senators 7-4. The prettiest one of the eleven came early in the third period when Jordie and Jamie Benn hooked up for a shorthanded tally.
Down a man, Jordie took the puck in the defensive zone, saw brother Jamie shooting up ice and flipped a perfect pass that took one bounce and landed on the reigning MVPs stick, who then proceeded to beat Craig Anderson with a great move.
(“This is double Bennetration” is a call only Daryl Reaugh could make.)
Notice as soon as the puck leaves Erik Karlsson’s stick at the blue line and heads toward Jordie, Jamie starts making his move up ice and calls for it.
The Stars’ eventually came up short, but the Benns did their best to try and jumpstart a comeback.
- - - - - - -Wed, Nov 259:30 PM ESTOttawa at ColoradoPreview Game
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy12 hrs ago
NHL COO John Collins has left his position with the league to pursue a new business opportunity.
Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick initially reported Collins’ departure.
Collins was an instrumental force in many of the NHL’s high-profile ventures and deals since the league hired him in 2006. He became the NHL’s COO in 2008.
“John leaves a lasting mark,” commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. “His energy, creativity and skill at building strategic partnerships helped drive significant revenue growth for our League. We are grateful for his many contributions and wish him the best in his new endeavors.”
Said Collins in a statement:
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy13 hrs ago
The NHL announced the rosters for the Montreal Canadiens/Boston Bruins alumni game the day before the 2016 Winter Classic at Gilette Stadium. And the teams an homage to all eras of each organization’s long and distinguished history with players from multiple – and even brief – eras.
Here is the list of both rosters, provided by the NHL.
Most notably, Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson will suit up for the Habs, along with fan favorite Alexei Kovalev. Others include Mats Naslund, Guy Carbonneau and Steve Shutt.
Ray Bourque and current Bruins team president Cam Neely headline the Boston roster. This includes Hal Gill – who also played for Montreal – and Mark Recchi, another former Hab. Terry O’Reilly and team general manager Don Sweeney are also part of the group.
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy15 hrs ago
Dainius Zubrus is 37 years old. Speed isn’t a virtue, and his offense has stagnated. But he’s a shrewd pickup for the San Jose Sharks, who inked him to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Zubrus had 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 74 games with the New Jersey Devils last season, where Pete DeBoer coached him from 2011-14.
That connection is an important one: DeBoer knows his strengths and his limitations, and it sounds like he had him cast in the right role for the Sharks.
If anything, adding him should help prevent the Sharks’ coaching staff from dramatically shortening their bench, as they were forced to do late in several close games in the third period on the recent trip. Mike Brown, Micheal Haley and Nikolay Goldobin all saw limited minutes. Zubrus could also push some other struggling forwards like Tommy Wingels, Matt Nieto and Chris Tierney down the lineup, or out of it altogether.Wed, Nov 2510:00 PM ESTChicago at San JosePreview Game
- Ryan Lambert at Puck Daddy16 hrs ago
UMass Lowell is off to the best start in the program's history, boasting a 9-1-3 record and sitting atop Hockey East with 13 points from eight league games (5-0-3).
Everything seems to be going pretty well for them, too, all things considered. They're scoring 2.77 goals per game, a number they'd like to see come up, but it doesn't much matter right now, because they're allowing just 1.31. Nine wins before Thanksgiving gets them a pretty healthy portion of the way toward the 21 they racked up all of last year, a season in which they ended up missing the NCAA tournament by a win (mathematically, if any one of the River Hawks' ties or losses had been a win, they'd have made the cut).
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy17 hrs ago
Now, you might see the Minnesota Wild’s unveiling of their 2016 Stadium series jerseys as just another opportunity to suck money from fans’ bank accounts for a sweater that appears to fail basic tests for ingenuity and appearance.
But as you can see in this video produced by the team, the release of these jerseys is no less than THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT IN THE RELATIVELY SHORT HISTORY OF MAN AND WOMAN KIND:
A jersey “is hope?” It’s “a promise?”Wed, Nov 257:00 PM ESTVancouver at MinnesotaPreview Game
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Puck Daddy17 hrs ago
By Sasha Yodashkin
Tuesday's NHL docket features only two games, but just because there are fewer options available that doesn't mean you should be less diligent in setting your lineup. The key to maximizing production on a night like this is to identify the teams you believe will win, and to stack your lineup with players from their rosters.
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy18 hrs ago
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at email@example.com.
• John Tortorella’s shot-blocking clinics aren’t limited to just us humans. [Blue Jackets]
• Gordie Howe’s health is getting better and better, according to his sons Mark and Marty, and that’s great news. [NHL.com]
• Nathan Gerbe will miss six weeks as he nurses a lower-body injury. [Hurricanes]Wed, Nov 257:00 PM ESTColumbus at New JerseyPreview Game
- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy19 hrs ago
Black Friday is three days away, so it’s no wonder all of these NHL team are unveiling their special outdoor game jerseys this week.
The Detroit Red Wings showed off their Stadium Series jerseys Tuesday night and the Chicago Blackhawks followed Tuesday morning.
Here’s captain Jonathan Toews playing model:
Here's the back, featuring no wacky number font: