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Stories tagged: hockey

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

NHL expands video review after calls missed in playoffs

The NHL is expanding its video review process to a format that would have had the potential to alter two notable missed calls occurring during the playoffs, – though the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Ray Shero has a Devil of an NHL draft decision: Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will keep everyone waiting one more day. He will choose between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL …

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov has won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award after his 128-point regular season.

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Gary Bettman: NHL board approves Coyotes sale, new arena needed

Alex Meruelo has been approved as the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also reaffirmed the league’s belief …

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former MVP Corey Perry

The Anaheim Ducks have bought out the contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry after his 14 seasons with the franchise. Perry has spent his entire career with the Ducks, …

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

National Hockey League general managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any time in recent years. Much of that has to do with a wide gap between …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’

Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

The San Jose Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson is the first big domino to fall in what should be a busy NHL offseason. Karlsson was expected to be the top free …

Hometown hero Patrick Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Patrick Maroon will be hailed as a hometown hero in St. Louis for signing with the Blues and helping them win their first championship. What is most important to him …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Zdeno Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara says he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with “two plates, some wires and …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

The New York Islanders and winger Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Eberle counts $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Since joining …

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss

After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in Boston coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes. But the Celtics didn’t cooperate, and …

Jay Bouwmeester and Blues’ greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jay Bouwmeester put 764 games on his resume before finally his first taste of the playoffs. It was a record for active players when he finally got the opportunity in …

Heartache turns to triumph for St. Louis sports fans

At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans. Now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate. She plans to …

Blues’ Jordan Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has been so good he might never have to pay for another meal in St. Louis. He was drafted in the third round, shuffled to the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

The Boston Bruins found out what San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way. Don’t let the St. Louis Blues take a lead.

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Bruins fall apart and give up early goals in Game 7 loss

The Boston Bruins will look back on three minutes all summer. The Bruins got off to a fast start in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

To grandma with love: Ryan O’Reilly hopes to take Stanley Cup to big fan

Ryan O’Reilly wanted to take the Stanley Cup to his 99-year-old grandmother who often emails him congratulatory messages. He could now get that chance after leading the Blues to their …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Arch Madness: St. Louis Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Boston Bruins 4-1

Rookie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots to lead St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final and their first NHL …

Zdeno Chara all action, little talk in Stanley Cup pursuit

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has a chance to skate off with the Stanley Cup for the second time on Wednesday night, when Boston plays the St. Louis Blues in Game …

Road warrior Blues unfazed by Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston

From January to March, the St. Louis Blues didn’t play more than one consecutive home game at a time. It was a lot like a 70-day road trip.

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Former Chief Derek Ryan hopes for Stanley Cup chance after long journey to NHL

NHL players accept the opportunity to play at the Ice Hockey World Championships for any number of reasons, but for Derek Ryan there was one big one: April is no …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins are so tight that Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, like so many before in the playoffs, is absolutely in danger of …

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

Due to suspensions and injuries, the St. Louis Blues will have their sixth different lineup combination in six games during the Stanley Cup Final. Instead of interrupting continuity, the Blues’ …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Jordan Binnington, Blues beat Bruins 2-1, lead Stanley Cup final 3-2

Jordan Binnington stopped 39 shots, and Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-2 lead …

Bruins anthem singer may be Boston Garden’s busiest worker

Todd Angilly’s work isn’t done after he sings the national anthem before the Stanley Cup Final games in Boston. The 40-year-old singer then hustles up to a suite-level bar to …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson undergoes groin surgery

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson has undergone groin surgery before becoming eligible for free agency this summer. The Sharks said Karlsson had the operation last week and has already …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Blues wearing down Bruins in Cup Final battle of attrition

The potential absence of Boston captain Zdeno Chara could be the tipping point in a bruising battle between the Bruins and Blues in the Stanley Cup Final.

Jeff Skinner’s contract overshadows new Sabres coach’s arrival

Newly hired Sabres coach Ralph Krueger arrives in Buffalo expressing confidence the team will re-sign leading scorer Jeff Skinner. Krueger expressed optimism a deal will be reached before Skinner is …

Doc is in: NBC’s Mike Emrick not slowing down in his dream job

Mike Emrick, known as “Doc” because he has a doctorate in broadcasting, is working the 21st Stanley Cup Final of his illustrious career.