Archive for February, 2013

NHL realignment plan includes four divisions, playoff wild cards (The SportsXchange)

By at 27 February, 2013, 10:51 am

The NHL’s realignment plan would reduce the number of divisions from six to four and alter the playoffs to include wild-card teams.


NHL Three Stars: Kopecky’s hat trick powers Panthers; Holtby blanks Canes (Puck Daddy)

By at 27 February, 2013, 12:35 am

No. 1 Star: Tomas Kopecky, Florida Panthers
A wild game ended in 6-4 in favor of the Panthers over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Florida built up a 4-1 lead before allowing Pittsburgh to come back and tie it; but in the end it was Kopecky’s first…


Bruins make some history with road win over Islanders (The SportsXchange)

By at 26 February, 2013, 10:41 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Boston Bruins are finally heading home after producing their best 10-game start on the road in more than 80 years. But as far as the Bruins are concerned, they haven’t come close to playing their best hockey yet.


Bruins beat Islanders for 16th time in 20 meetings (The Associated Press)

By at 26 February, 2013, 10:14 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tuukka Rask dominated at one end of the ice and his teammates controlled the opposite side, helping the Boston Bruins play a near-perfect game on the road to earn their fourth straight win.


Bruins 4, Islanders 1 (The SportsXchange)

By at 26 February, 2013, 9:21 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Brad Marchand and David Krejci scored less than five minutes apart early in the second period Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins remained red-hot on the road by beating the New York Islanders, 4-1, at Nassau Coliseum.


The Oilers can learn from the Blackhawks (The Hockey News)

By at 26 February, 2013, 9:05 am

Edmonton would be wise to pay close attention to how the Blackhawks were built as each club started the same way.


NHL Awards Watch: Sidney Crosby vs. Patrick Kane; surprise leader for Norris (Puck Daddy)

By at 26 February, 2013, 8:44 am

(Ed. Note: This is a weekly feature on Puck Daddy in which we vote on the major NHL Awards. “We” being Wyshynski, Leahy, Mooney, Yahoo! NHL editor Sam McCaig and Yahoo! NHL scribe Nick Cotsonika. Voting is completed Monday night. The results wi…


Sabres-Lightning Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 25 February, 2013, 11:31 pm

Steven Stamkos is the NHL’s leading scorer and a meeting with one of the league’s poorest defensive teams could keep him rolling.


Bruins-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 25 February, 2013, 12:24 pm

The Boston Bruins have few complaints about their early results, but they’ve also played fewer games than any other NHL team.


Canadiens-Senators Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 25 February, 2013, 11:06 am

The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens are among the NHL’s top defensive teams, but the banged-up Senators are dealing with an injury to starting goaltender Craig Anderson.