Tavares has 2 assists in 1,000th NHL game, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals

TORONTO — John Tavares had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 5-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday. Tavares was honored before the game in a ceremony at center ice that included his parents, wife, and two sons. “It was something I tried to obviously be … Read more

Oilers use emergency backup goalie to close out win against Blackhawks

“The whole day was a whirlwind, but the finish to the day was unbelievable,” Berlin said. “Something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.” The 25-year-old, who is in his third season with the University of Alberta, signed an amateur tryout contract on an emergency basis earlier in the day after Stuart Skinner … Read more

Copley makes 45 saves for Kings in win against Panthers

Pheonix Copley made an NHL career-high 45 saves for the Los Angeles Kings in a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday. “It’s great, congratulations to him,” Kings defenseman Matt Roy said. “I think with all these PKs it was a challenge for us, and we knew … Read more

Pettersson scores twice for Canucks in win against Blue Jackets

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson scored twice, and Bo Horvat had an NHL career-high four assists for the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena on Friday. “Everyone was burying their chances for me,” Horvat said. “I’m not the type of guy, especially in recent years, to be dishing … Read more

Mikheyev out rest of season for Canucks, will have ACL surgery

VANCOUVER — Ilya Mikheyev is out for the remainder of the season for the Vancouver Canucks and will have ACL surgery. The announcement came after a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena on Friday. The 28-year-old forward scored in the first period. “Tough moment,” Mikheyev said after pausing to collect himself. … Read more

Maple Leafs greeted by team dog, Bud, before game

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2023 NHL All-Star Game chance for ESPN to tell players’ stories

ESPN has worked with the NHL to make the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend compelling for fans at home by highlighting the players’ skills and personalities. Not everyone can attend the Truly Hard Seltzer NHL All-Star Beach Festival, the free fan festival at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park from Feb. 2-4, let alone the main events. … Read more

Louie DeBrusk talks McDavid, Bruins on ‘NHL @TheRink’ podcast

Louie DeBrusk knows he’s in a fortunate position these days. Not only is the former NHL player a television analyst for the Edmonton Oilers, his son, Jake, is a forward for the Boston Bruins. “I’m not complaining, that’s for sure,” DeBrusk said on this week’s episode of the “NHL @TheRink” podcast. “I get to cover … Read more

2023 NHL All-Star Skills highlighted by 3 new events

The 2023 NHL All-Star Skills presented by Draftkings Sportsbook will feature three new events. Two of the new events, the Enterprise NHL Splash Shot and Chipotle NHL Pitch ‘n Puck, will feature players displaying their skills in outdoor environments that typify Florida. Also new is the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem, an innovative goaltending skills test. … Read more

Peterborough Petes led to Jeff Crisp’s career as an NHL scout

The Peterborough Petes were the start of a long career in hockey for Jeff Crisp despite the fact that he never played a game. As the son of a former NHL player and coach, Terry Crisp, hockey has always been a huge part of Jeff’s life. “That’s where I kind of got the base for … Read more