Working overtime: Heroes and zeroes of 3-on-3
Since the NHL adopted 3-on-3 hockey for overtime in 2015, some players -- like Johnny Gaudreau -- have put up mind-blowing offensive stats amid all that open space. But other offensive dynamos such as John Tavares have struggled during the extra session.
Power Rankings: Superhero for every team
From Deadpool to Wonder Woman and pretty much everyone in between, we've got a superhero (and some villains!) to characterize the season so far for each of the 31 NHL teams. Blam!
2019 Winter Classic to be held at Notre Dame
The Boston Bruins will meet the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium. It's the fourth Winter Classic for Chicago and the third for Boston.
Wyshynski: NHL worried about safety of younger players
Hits from behind are becoming a flash point for teams and players, mainly because of the way the rules have conditioned them while they were growing up. Now the league is looking for a way to step up the protection.
Khudobin stops 36 shots to help Bruins beat Sharks 3-1
Anton Khudobin stopped 36 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
DeBrusk scores breakaway goal.
Jake DeBrusk beats the Sharks defense to the puck and rips one past Sharks goalie Aaron Dell to give the Bruins a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Canucks
Brayden Schenn scored at 2:41 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Aho's individual effort puts Carolina ahead.
Sebastian Aho stays with the play and after Sabres defender Luke Falk can't handle the puck, Aho takes it and shoots it past Chad Johnson in the Hurricanes' 3-1 win.
Schenn's OT wrister clinches Blues' win.
The Canucks give Brayden Schenn too much space to operate and he makes them pay with the game-winning OT goal in St. Louis' 4-3 victory.
Brodzinski fired up after first NHL goal.
Jonny Brodzinki skates uncontested through the Panthers defense and scores on the quick backhander, as Los Angeles blanks Florida 4-0.
Laine scores on deflection in Jets' five-goal period.
Nikolaj Ehlers' shot is tipped in by Patrik Laine, the second of five goals for the Jets in the second period, in Winnipeg's 5-2 victory against New Jersey.
Ovechkin gets stitches after taking puck to lip.
Alex Ovechkin takes the puck to the face causing his lip to bleed. He would return to the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.
Orlov secures Capitals win.
Dmitry Orlov scores the go-ahead goal in the first period in the Capitals' 3-1 win against the Wild.
Sissons taps in Josi's pass for the easy goal.
Colton Sissons gets behind the Avalanche defense, and Roman Josi feeds him the puck as the Predators roll 5-2 against the Avalanche.
Matthews scores twice in Maple Leafs victory.
Auston Matthews scores two goals in the third period in the Maple Leafs' 6-0 victory over the Canadiens.
Smith's goal, assist leads Predators over Avalanche 5-1
Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.
"The CBA says they get four days off a month, and they've got tomorrow off. There was a time when you could react. You can't anymore. They got the day off tomorrow, and on Monday we leave. So I gotta continue to find ways – through video, through making guys accountable – because a punishing skate for us on Monday would do what for us on Tuesday and Wednesday? That's where we are now in this League. So we need to evolve in the game. Maybe back in the day, there was a time where we could do [a punishment skate]. It's a lot harder today than it was back then." – Claude Julien, when asked about if the Montreal Canadiens would get a bag skate after their humbling 6-0 loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs at home on Saturday night.
Lee scores twice in Isles' third straight win.
Anders Lee goes five-hole on his first goal in the first period, then scores off a rebound in the third as the Islanders knock of the Lightning 5-3.
Ovechkin returns after puck to face, Caps snap Wild's streak
Alex Ovechkin returned from taking a puck to the face, T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals snapped the Minnesota Wild's winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory Saturday night.
Matthews, Andersen lead Maple Leafs past Canadiens, 6-0
Ron Hainsey and Nazem Kadri scored 37 seconds apart in the second period, Frederik Andersen stopped 33 shots for his second straight shutout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-0 Saturday night for their sixth straight win.
Anisimov's third-period goal leads Blackhawks past Pens
Artem Anisimov scored a power-play goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks continued their winning streak against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
Anisimov stuffs in Blackhawks' winner.
The Blackhawks respond to a Penguins goal 21 seconds later as Artem Anisimov corrals the puck and nudges the puck past Matt Murray in Chicago's 2-1 victory.
Aho scores late to lift Hurricanes over Sabres
Sebastian Aho scored with 4:45 remaining to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Saturday night for their third straight win.
Lee scores 2 goals, Islanders beat Lightning 5-3
Anders Lee scored twice and the New York Islanders held on after nearly blowing a four-goal lead, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Saturday night.
It's official: The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will play in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1, 2019. We know many of you are irritated the Blackhawks are in another outdoor game. Get over it. The best Winter Classics are the ones where the venue is the star, and it would have been nonsensical to not have the Blackhawks in the Notre Dame game given their regional appeal. The venue should also produce an outdoor game local ratings bounce-back for Chicago: They were down 35 percent at St. Louis in 2017 when compared to 2015's game at Washington. The Blackhawks are still a national ratings driver. At this point, they're hockey's John Cena: widely popular, selling lots of merch and leaving smart fans frustrated that new talent isn't getting over. (Please wait your turn again, Nashville.) Although, unlike Cena, the Blackhawks don't always win, going 1-4 in outdoor games. If nothing else, be happy the Winter Classic is being played in a state without an NHL team, hopefully opening the door for games at Lambeau Field in Green Bay (featuring the Blackhawks) and Safeco Field in Seattle (also featuring the Blackhawks, probably). Also be happy you're not Jonathan Toews, having to answer the same questions about wind and sun glare and youth pond hockey for the sixth time since 2009, while stewing over the fact that two real points are on the line in a gimmick game.
Victoria Matiash suggests players from all 31 NHL teams who present unsustainable production and would be strong trade candidates at this point in the season.
Sidney Crosby, the greatest player of his generation, is a lock for the Hall of Fame. So's Jaromir Jagr. What about Alex Ovechkin -- or rising star Connor McDavid? We put 43 active players to the test to find out who truly has the stuff of legends.
Martin Brodeur is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2018; after that, it's up in the air
The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 has been enshrined, so Greg Wyshynski is already looking ahead. Who is most likely to get inducted next November? Martin Brodeur is a sure thing, but there's a whole lot of uncertainty after him.
At this point in the season, the 2018 NHL draft class appears to be shaping up as Rasmus Dahlin -- and then everyone else. Who will challenge the Swedish defenseman for the top spot? And which prospects bring value beyond the top group?