Q&A: How Jumbo Joe keeps his cool
Sharks assists king Joe Thornton dishes on how he shrugs off the haters, what it meant to notch his 1,000th assist, and why losing in the Stanley Cup finals on home ice last spring still stings.
Nylander, McDavid top under-24 rankings
Connor McDavid continues to rock, but the sizzling scoring of William Nylander is worthy of props this week. Meanwhile, Patrik Laine appears to be coming back down to earth.
Wennberg's redirection wins it for the Blue Jackets.
Alexander Wennberg tallies the only goal of the game by redirecting Kyle Quincey's shot as the Blue Jackets beat the Flyers.
Buccigross: Last game is the hardest
Watching his youngest son play his last high school game took John Buccigross back to where the love of the game starts and how even life's brutal two-handers can't change any of it.
Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout
John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Tavares scores winner.
John Tavares' goal in the shootout stands as the winner as the Islanders collect two important points in the standings.
Why the Wild are sliding
Substandard goaltending by Devan Dubnyk and a compressed schedule taking a toll on practice time are just a couple of reasons for the March slump that has hit the Minnesota Wild.
Kucherov wins it in OT for Tampa Bay.
Ondrej Palat ties the game at one in the third period, and Nikita Kucherov ends it in overtime in the Lightning's victory over the Red Wings.
Big Question: Want to play in the Olympics?
We asked the players if they wanted to take part in the Winter Games, and nothing rings hollow about their answers.
USA Hockey takes another wrong turn in talks with women's team
Fielding replacement players during labor disputes has shown to be a futile negotiating tactic. But that's another lesson lost on USA Hockey in its bungled talks with its women's national team.
You've got to feel for Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall spent the first seven seasons of his career with the sad-sack Edmonton Oilers. Now with the New Jersey Devils, he's on course to miss the playoffs yet again. That's some tough luck.
Burns: Sharks have to 'grind' through rough patch.
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns speaks with Bruce LeVine about the San Jose's recent rough patch and what the team learned during last year's long playoff run to the Stanley Cup finals.
Vote: Which player will win the Hart Memorial Trophy this season?
Of all the standouts in the NHL this year, who deserves to take home the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP? Vote now!
One of the silliest debates in hockey has thankfully ended as Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux confirms via a Pittsburgh Penguins representative that he truly does not care whether New York Islander rookie Josh Ho-Sang wears #66 the jersey number made famous by Lemieux or not. "I'm fine with it," Lemieux told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via a team spokesman. "Players can choose whatever number they want." Whew.
Kryptonite matchups for top Cup contenders
Every top Stanley Cup contender has its weaknesses. Here are the teams that could upset the elite contenders in first-round matchups this spring.
Say what? A young stars pronunciation guide
Spellbinding young players have taken the league by storm, but fans still mispronounce some of their names. Here's our handy guide to the trickier monikers -- with the help of a soccer announcer.
Forecaster: Matchups, projections for March 27 - April 2
A preview of the upcoming week in fantasy hockey, with key matchups and projections in a downloadable PDF cheat sheet, as well as notes on specific teams and players to use.
Should Crosby be suspended?
Sidney Crosby's spear between the legs of Ryan O'Reilly was dirty, sure, but does it warrant a suspension by the league? Our writers were unified in their answer.
Shattenkirk comfortable being Caps' go-to guy
Liked by teammates and respected by opponents, star defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is being counted on to take the Washington Capitals to the next level. And he's good with that.
Q&A: Karlsson pumped for playoffs, Olympics
Senators captain Erik Karlsson waxes poetic on the fine art of blocking shots, what he learned while playing for Sweden in the World Cup and why not going to the Olympics would "hurt hockey."
Mike Keenan is taking on the most extraordinary challenge of his hockey career -- coaching China's KHL club and developing the country's national program in advance of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Which No. 1/No. 2 draft pick combo since 2000 is the best? We rank them here.
With 21 days left in the fantasy hockey season, which players can help bring you a title? Plus, the top players on the move in the latest rest-of-season top-250 rankings.