Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky won the 2017 Vezina Trophy, edging Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals), and Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens). This is the second time Bobrovsky’s won the Vezina, grabbing both as a member of the Blue
The Stanley Cup finalist Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators get another look at each other Oct. 7 in the 2017-18 schedule released by the league on Thursday. That game will be in Pittsburgh, and the teams will meet again Nov. 11 in Nashville. Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid takes his Edmonton Oilers to Pittsburgh to face MVP runner-up Sidney Crosby on Oct. 24. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calder Trophy winner Auston Matthews host the Penguins Dec. 9. New Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury returns to Pittsburgh to face his old teammates Feb. 6. The scheule a number of special games. The New York Rangers will play the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field in the Winter Classic on Jan.
The Arizona Coyotes will look different in 2017-18, and not just because longtime captain Shane Doan won’t be back. The team confirmed that they’re parting ways with head coach Dave Tippett late on Thursday. Tippett spent eight seasons as head coach of the Coyotes, peaking with a run to the 2012 Western Conference Final.