Capitals vs. Avalanche prediction: NHL odds, pick Tuesday

Commercial Content 21+ The Colorado Avalanche are making their move. Winners of five games on the spin and now sitting in a playoff spot, the Avs are, for now, proving the bookmakers right. Whether it’s because they took so much action on the defending champs in the offseason or because they expected this turnaround, the … Read more

NHL Three Stars: Hyman, MacKinnon and Montembeault Excelled

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports Welcome once again to’s Three Stars of the Week. In this regular feature, we identify a trio of players who’ve stood out above all others in hockey’s top league. Let’s get to it. 3. Samuel Montembeault, Montreal The Canadiens goaltender had a stellar week, going 3-1-0 with a 2.43 goals-against … Read more

Rantanen has 2 points, Avalanche defeat Canucks in 4th straight win

VANCOUVER — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in their fourth straight win, 4-1 against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Friday. Nathan MacKinnon had two assists and extended his point streak to seven games, and Alexander Georgiev made 28 saves for the Avalanche (24-17-3), who have outscored … Read more

What does Avalanche’s Evan Rodrigues’ emergence mean, and is it sustainable?

CALGARY — Evan Rodrigues almost certainly could’ve gotten more money as a free agent than the one-year, $2 million contract he got from Colorado. Instead he bet on himself, joining the defending Stanley Cup champions, with whom he’d get to play with top-notch players and potentially boost his value heading into free agency this coming … Read more

NHL Stat Pack: Which ‘Little Things’ Lead To Success?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports NHL players and coaches often talk about the little things that need to happen for a team to be successful. Most of those things are intangible. ‘Compete level’ is a buzzy term that scouts try to quantify. And even with puck and player tracking now in place, we still don’t have … Read more

NHL Buzz: Tarasenko could return this week from hand injury for Blues

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. has you covered with all the latest news. St. Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko could return from a hand injury sooner than expected for the Blues. The forward injured his right hand blocking a shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba in the first period of a 5-2 loss on … Read more

Avalanche warmup routines: From Evan Rodrigues’ game with kids to Samuel Girard’s pauses

Mikko Rantanen considers himself superstitious, especially during the playoffs, but he’s quick to add that there are others who are worse. “I’m not going to say names, he said. “But 49.” That means Samuel Girard, the Avalanche defenseman who wears No. 49. He’s notorious among his teammates for his routines, and he doesn’t always like … Read more

2023 All-Star Fan Vote candidates for Central Division debated

The fan vote will result in two skaters and a goalie being added to the rosters for each division for the 2023 NHL Honda All-Star Game at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida on Feb. 4 (3 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS). The first eight players per division were selected by the NHL … Read more

2023 NHL All-Star Game rosters revealed, additional players to be selected via fan voting

The NHL revealed the rosters for the 2023 All-Star Game on Thursday night. Here’s what you need to know: Eight players from each of the four divisions (Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central, Pacific) were selected. Each team has a player represented. Each division has three additional players voted to the All-Star Game by fans. Fan voting begins … Read more

Bunting helps Maple Leafs defeat Avalanche, spoil MacKinnon return

DENVER — Michael Bunting scored two goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who spoiled the return of Nathan MacKinnon by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 at Ball Arena on Saturday. Austin Matthews had a goal and an assist to reach 499 NHL points, William Nylander and John Tavares each had two assists, and Matt Murray … Read more