• First-round surprises give NHL's second round an interesting look
    thestar1 hour ago

    First-round surprises give NHL's second round an interesting look

    Expert prognosticating and fantasy hockey pool disasters aside, it feels like fun to have some relatively new teams make it to the second round of the NHL playoffs. And it's funny how the first-round departures of the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings feel different for both powerhouse teams

  • Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets: Wednesday NHL preview
    thestar2 hours ago

    Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets: Wednesday NHL preview

    NATIONWIDE ARENA FACEOFF: 7 p.m. TV: Sportsnet RADIO: Sportsnet 590 The FAN KEY MATCHUP Matthews vs. Werenski Leafs centre Auston Matthews is a leading candidate for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, but defenceman Zach Werenski is making a case for himself. The Blue Jackets rookie has two goals

  • Watch: Blackhawks' Brandon Saad scores hat trick in preseason
    Second City Hockey2 hours ago

    Watch: Blackhawks' Brandon Saad scores hat trick in preseason

    Brandon Saad wasted no time at all reminding Chicago Blackhawks fans what we can do on the ice in his return to the United Center on Thursday. Saad, who was re-acquired this summer from Columbus after two seasons with the Blue Jackets, scored a hat trick against the Detroit Red Wings in the Hawks'