NHL playoff schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and how to live stream Sunday’s games

April 16, 2017

The Wild and Blue Jackets are in must-win situations. Sunday’s slate of Stanley Cup playoff games features a pair of do-or-die games. For the Wild and Blue Jackets, it’s gut check time. Both teams are down 2-0 in their respective series. For Minnesota, the Blues’ defense swallowed 19 shots on Friday and won a close game with three minutes left on a goal from Jaden Schwartz. Now, they head to…

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Penguins lose Kris Letang for playoffs thanks to herniated disk in his neck

April 5, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ hopes to repeat as the Stanley Cup champions were dealt a blow on Wednesday, as the team announced that star defenseman Kris Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck. Kris Letang will undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his neck. The recovery period is expected to be 4-6 months. https://t.co/Q3Fjb0wSkp pic.twitter.com/sSSezzNNIf — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 5, 2017 Per the Penguins: “Kris…

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Ovechkin: NHL’s Olympic announcement ‘didn’t change my mind’

April 4, 2017

The NHL’s announcement that it won’t send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics had little impact on Alex Ovechkin‘s stance. The Washington Capitals captain has claimed in the past that he’ll play in the Olympics whether the NHL allows players to participate or not, and on Tuesday – ahead of his club’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs – he stuck to his word. “Yeah, I didn’t change my mind….

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NHL won’t participate in 2018 Olympics

April 3, 2017

The NHL will not participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the league announced Monday, reiterating that the “overwhelming majority” of its clubs are adamantly opposed to disrupting next season’s schedule to accommodate participation. “We were open to hearing from any of the other parties who might have an interest in the issue … as to reasons the Board of Governors might be interested in re-evaluating their strongly held…

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Iginla records Gordie Howe hat trick in potential final game in Calgary

March 30, 2017

Jarome Iginla made what could be his final game in Calgary one to remember. The 39-year-old Los Angeles Kings forward picked up a goal, an assist, and a fight – otherwise known as a “Gordie Howe hat trick” – in a 4-1 defeat of the Flames. Here’s how it all went down: Iginla got things started by dropping the gloves with Flames heavyweight Deryk Engelland. The veteran reigned victorious, leaving…

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Kings and Canucks will square off in first NHL exhibition games in China

March 30, 2017

It’s official: the NHL will hold preseason games in China before next season. The league made the announcement on Wednesday night: the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play two exhibitions: one on Sept. 21 (Shanghai) and Sept. 23 (Beijing). How cool is that? “It is a privilege and an honor for the L.A. Kings to represent the National Hockey League in China as part of these two games…

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Micheal Haley of Sharks suspended one game

March 27, 2017

San Jose forward disciplined for roughing Nashville forward Calle Jarnkrok Saturday NEW YORK – San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley has been suspended for one game, without pay, for roughing Nashville Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok during NHL Game No. 1114 in Nashville on Saturday, March 25, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 12:56 of the third period. Haley was assessed a match…

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Sharks defend Micheal Haley sucker punch vs. Predators (VIDEO)

March 27, 2017

At 12:56 of the third period, Saturday night’s game ended for San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley, and rightfully so. He was controlling the puck along the boards when Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok ran him, driving Haley’s head into the glass with his forearm. Haley immediately sprung back to his skates and went on a search-and-destroy mission for Jarnkrok. He grabbed the Predator and then dropped him with one punch,…

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Playoff picture: Pacific race deadlocked

March 26, 2017

Sharks, Ducks, Oilers in three-way tie for first place in division; Rangers can clinch berth The NHL regular season ends Sunday, April 9. Here is a look at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture with 15 days to go   Stanley Cup® Playoffs   The race for first place in the Pacific Division got even tighter Saturday when the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 to set up a three-way…

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