Flames on verge of helping make NHL history

March 14, 2017

One victory from giving League four teams with double-digit winning streak in same season for first time The Calgary Flames can not only extend their winning streak to 10 games with a victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, ROOT, NHL.TV), they can help make NHL history, too. If the Flames win, they would become the fourth team this season to have a…

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Incredible hockey game in Norway goes 8 overtimes

March 14, 2017

Playoff game between Storhamar and Sparta Warriors sets record for longest contest he game went on so long, you have to imagine that even the losing team was just happy it was over. Storhamar defeated Sparta Warriors 2-1 in an eight overtime game on Sunday in Norway. Joakim Jensen finally ended the marathon with a goal with 2:46 remaming in the 11th period. You read that correctly. Eight overtimes. Storhamar…

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Dan O’Halloran, Wes McCauley cited as being among the league’s best referees

March 13, 2017

This week’s Big Question: Who’s the best referee in the league? Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild: Honestly, I like the older guys, they’re more fun, you can talk to them and you’ve been around them longer. I like the older guys because you can give it to them back and forth, and there’s good communication. The young guys will get there, but they probably don’t feel as comfortable yet. Eric Staal,…

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HENRIK LUNDQVIST RULED OUT 2-3 WEEKS WITH LOWER BODY INJURY

March 12, 2017

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will miss two to three weeks with a lower body injury, the team announced Saturday. Lundqvist has solidified himself as one of the league’s top netminders over the past decade. Nothing happened last season to remove him from that upper echelon. He posted a 2.48 GAA and .920 save percentage across 65 games and has come close to equalling those stats again this season,…

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Boston Bruins: Drew Stafford Worth Every Penny

March 12, 2017

The Boston Bruins got a little lucky in their 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon, thanks to Stafford’s last second goal. The B’s now have 78 points and a little more control over their own destiny. When the Boston Bruins grabbed forward Drew Stafford at the trade deadline, there was a general feeling of adequacy among the Bruins fan base. He was a reliable bottom-six winger that…

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Penguins fan gives extra ticket to homeless man

March 10, 2017

Jimmy Mains, Rob sparked friendship during game The world can be a cold place. But last week, one Penguins fan did what he could to bring some warmth to a man down on his luck. Jimmy Mains had an extra ticket to the Penguins-Lightning game last Friday. He was looking for a friend to go with him, even posting on Facebook, but didn’t get any takers. So he went to…

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Penguins’ Sestito earns 20 penalty minutes and ejection in a minute of ice time

March 10, 2017

Heading into Wednesday’s Jets-Penguins game, there were some scores to settle. Last time these two teams had met, things got awfully nasty. Considering noted enforcer Tom Sestito was called up by Pittsburgh prior to the game, there was good reason to believe that Wednesday’s tilt would get chippy as well. It did. And it didn’t take long. Early in the first period, Evgeni Malkin and Blake Wheeler dropped the gloves and fought…

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