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No. 1 Star: Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks Chicago winger notched his 1,000th point as part of a one goal, one assist night in Chicago’s 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa. Finished second amongst Hawks forwards with 20:37 of ice-time. No. 2 Star: Steven St…Upvote Share Tweet
Thomas Vanek's legal troubles continue in money laundering reportyahoo.com 3 hours agoMinnesota Wild sniper Thomas Vanek is off to a slow start. And there may be some off-ice reasons for this. On Thursday night, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Mark Ruff, a bookmaker, pleaded guilty to laundering a gambling debt with a …Upvote Share Tweet
Koivu, Pominville get shootout goals, Wild beat Sharks 4-3NHL.com 4 hours agoST. PAUL, Minn. - Another late push resulted in a second straight victory for the Minnesota Wild. Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout and the Wild beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Thursday night. Kyle Brodziak scored twice ...Upvote Share Tweet
Allen stops 24 shots, Steen and Reaves score in Blues' 2-0 win over DucksNHL.com 4 hours agoST. LOUIS - The short-handed St. Louis Blues took on the visiting Anaheim Ducks with a simple game plan and a lack of offensive firepower. Jake Allen took care of the rest. The Blues' young goalie recorded his second NHL shutout, stopping ...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 6 hours agoST. LOUIS - Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored, and Jake Allen stopped 24 shots in his second NHL shutout, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. The Blues (5-3-1) won their third consecutive ga...Upvote Share Tweet
Patrik Nemeth ready to become a 'knight,' staying positive after skate cut injuryyahoo.com 12 hours agoPatrik Nemeth has had a rough go of it during the three years since he’s come to North America. A broken hand, broken foot and concussion have all sidelined the 22-year old Swede, according to Mark Stepneski of the Stars, and now he's added a freak skat…Upvote Share Tweet
Briere a healthy scratch; Hitchcock worn out welcome?; best arena food in the league (Puck Headlines)yahoo.com 13 hours agoHere are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. - Daniel Briere is a healthy scratch for the Colorado Avalanche “to take some pr…Upvote Share Tweet
Celebrity overtime: Five questions with Hercules portrayer Kevin Sorbothehockeynews.com 15 hours agoStars like hockey too, and everyone once in a while they’re more interested in chatting up last night’s game than they are in pontificating about their latest TV or film projects. In our weekly “Celebrity Overtime” feature, we take five minutes with var…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com 15 hours agoIt’s a sign of respect, appreciation, and a cheer for those who get back up from injury. In leading the world’s largest stick-tap, Jack Jablonski hopes to capture one of hockey’s greatest traditions to lead the charge in support and awareness for those …Upvote Share Tweet
David Backes, T.J. Oshie out with concussions for Bluesyahoo.com 15 hours agoSo things are really going well for the St. Louis Blues. There are been frustrating losses and bacterial infections and now those “has Ken Hitchcock worn out his welcome?!” stories have begun. Now, more super terrific news: David Backes and T.J. Oshie a…Upvote Share Tweet
Nashville makes odd decision on injured mascotyahoo.com 17 hours agoThe Nashville Predators have a player out of the lineup. He's not going on long-term injured reserve; then again, he doesn't count against their salary cap anyway. “We’re not sending him down to Milwaukee for conditioning,” said vice president of market…Upvote Share Tweet
Stars' Ully added to WHL Super Series rosterNHL.com 18 hours agoDallas Stars prospect Cole Ully has been added to the Western Hockey League roster for the 2014 Subway Super Series games, the Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday. Ully, a fifth-round pick (No. 131) in the 2013 NHL Draft playing with the...Upvote Share Tweet
NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader dominates 3rd for Wings; Smith powers Predsyahoo.com Oct 30 (yesterday)No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings forward was an offensive force in their 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals and assisting on Gustav Nyquist’s opening goal. That included this…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 30 (yesterday)No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings forward was an offensive force in their 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals and assisting on Gustav Nyquist’s opening goal. That included this…Upvote Share Tweet
Craig Smith leads Predators past Oilers 4-1; Edmonton's win streak ends at fourNHL.com Oct 30 (yesterday)EDMONTON - Craig Smith had a pair of goals as the Nashville Predators bounced back from their first regulation loss of the season, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday. Shea Weber and Taylor Beck also scored for the Predators (6-1-2...Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended New York Rangers defenceman John Moore for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula. The decision was handed out Wednesday by the league's Department of ...Upvote Share Tweet
Brett Hull wants you to own a piece of hockey historythehockeynews.com Oct 29 (yesterday)When you play over 1200 games in the NHL spanning over nearly 20 seasons, win two Stanley Cups, and make a living scoring goals, you’re bound to pick up a few souvenirs along the way. Thanks to one of the most iconic goal-scorers in hockey history, now …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 29 (yesterday)Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks after he suffered a broken finger during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden.Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Mike Green could be perfect fit for Coloradothehockeynews.com Oct 29 (yesterday)Nearly a month into this season, the Colorado Avalanche stumbled from the gate with a 2-4-4 record. Poor defensive play is a significant factor behind their sputtering start, as they rank among the worst teams in shots-against and goals-against per game…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 29 (2 days ago)No. 1 Star: Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues Three goals and one assist for the third-year player in St. Louis’ 4-3 overtime win over Dallas. Leads the Blues with nine points in eight games. No. 2 Star: John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim rookie s…Upvote Share Tweet
Ladd Leads Jets Past IslandersOct 28Andrew Ladd scored twice in the Jets' 4-3 win over the Islanders.
Wild Beat Bruins In ComebackOct 28Minnesota scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat Boston 4-3.
SportsCenter's Inside The NHLOct 28John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Katie Strang pick out the best team in the NHL so far, where the Maple Leafs go from here, and compare the two top can't-miss prospects from next year's NHL draft.
Tarasenko's Big Night Lifts BluesOct 28Vladimir Tarasenko scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime in the Blues' 4-3 win over the Stars.
The Race to SevenOct 31There are two premier games this weekend featuring four six-win teams. In the AFC, it’s 6-1 Denver at 6-2 New England, with superstars all over the field. In the NFL, it’s 6-1 Arizona at 6-2 Dallas, with emerging players like John Brown and Jeremy Mince…
Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by deadlineOct 31There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.
‘I’m Not a Wide Receiver. I’m a Football Player’Oct 30The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Playoff spots will be a premium -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 30John Clayton's First and Goal: Few teams are out of the running for an AFC playoff berth, meaning contenders can't afford to lose any ground in Week 9.