Spectacular and Clinical

Spectacular. Clinical. Rarely are those two words used to describe the same hockey game, but they capture well the final tilt of the Professional Women’s Hockey League’s inaugural season, as PWHL Minnesota bested PWHL Boston 3-0 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., to clinch the Walter Cup.

A Chronicle of Heartbreaks

A Chronicle of Heartbreaks

57 years of futility can be heartbreaking, especially if you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. With their game seven overtime loss to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2023/24 playoffs the Leafs have enhanced their status as the team guaranteed to break the collective hearts of their fan base.

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Photo Gallery: Capitals vs Flyers (04/16/2024)

Photo Gallery: Capitals vs Flyers (04/16/2024)

The Washington Capitals clinched the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with their 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regulation. Simultaneously, the Capitals victory also ended the Red Wings and Penguins chances at the post-season.

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Panthers are one win from the Stanley Cup: Grades, takeaways after Game 3 of the Final

Florida escaped with a 4-3 win, thanks again to Sergei Bobrovsky's performance. Here's what else we learned and what to watch for on Saturday. [...]

Veteran of the Battle of Alberta, Matthew Tkachuk returns to Edmonton as Public Enemy No. 1

Oilers fans are quite familiar with the Panthers winger, who used to torment them as a member of the Calgary Flames. [...]

Panthers not assuming anything with 3-0 lead

The Panthers aren't assuming anything even though they're up 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. [...]

Desperate Oilers remain defiant: 'We can do it'

The Edmonton Oilers vowed to keep fighting despite facing a 3-0 hole against the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final. [...]

Hurricanes, D-man Chatfield have 3-year, $9M deal

The Hurricanes have signed defenseman Jalen Chatfield to a three-year, $9 million extension, retaining a valuable part of what has been a deep position group. [...]

Oilers believe despite miscues, 3-0 hole: 'No quit'

The Oilers have not lost faith, even after a series of mistakes against the Panthers put them in the position of needing an improbable comeback to capture the Stanley Cup. [...]

Panthers on cusp of 1st title: 'Hardest game' next

The Panthers held on against the Oilers to move within a victory of their first Stanley Cup title. [...]

SLC team picks 'Utah Hockey Club' as temp name

The NHL's new team based in Salt Lake City will be known as Utah Hockey Club in its first season. [...]

Panthers laugh off travel delays, 'bonding time'

The Panthers, who endured significant travel delays in getting to Edmonton on Wednesday, said they enjoyed the "bonding time" ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, game previews for the NHL's postseason

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN has you covered. Explore the full results, and coverage on each team. [...]

NCAA HOCKEY

NCHC Adds St. Thomas Beginning in 2026-27, It’s a Good Thing

Last week, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference added the University of St. Thomas as its 10th team, beginning in the 2026-27 season. The addition of UST happened quickly. According to The Rink Live, there were no formal discussions with the University of St....
Bobcats Tip Badgers in OT

Bobcats Tip Badgers in OT

Providence, RI – The defending National Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats are no strangers to overtime. They only needed twelve seconds of it last year to defeat the Big Ten’s Minnesota Golden Gophers in the title game. They needed 11 minutes and four seconds on Friday to...

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BC Too Much For Michigan Tech

BC Too Much For Michigan Tech

Providence, RI - The Boston College Eagles' depth was too much for the Michigan Tech Huskies to handle in the third period as BC scored four goals to open up a close game through two periods. John Leonard and Cutter Gauthier each scored two goals to power the #1...

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Pat Ferschweiler was a player at Western Michigan when Mike Schafer was an assistant coach there in the early 1990s. One day, the two were chatting when future plans came [...]

Clarkson head coach Casey Jones is headed back to Cornell where he will serve as associate head coach, and the head coach in waiting behind Mike Schafer [...]

Northern Michigan will hold a press conference on Wednesday to announce that Grant Potulny will step down as head coach of the hockey program for another coaching opportunity [...]

The NCAA and the Power 5 (now 4, really) conferences are moving forward with a $2.7 billion settlement that will allow the richest schools in college sports to share revenue [...]

Northeastern University has filed a letter of intent with the city of Boston to build a new multi-purpose arena on the site where Matthews Arena currently stands [...]

Hobey Baker Award finalist Will Smith became the first of Boston College's vaunted freshman trio of NHL first-rounders to sign a pro contract. Smith, who was selected fourth overall by the [...]

St. Thomas announced Wednesday it would be leaving the CCHA in 2026 to join the NCHC, leaving the CCHA at eight teams again [...]

Wednesday it was announced that St. Thomas, which just finished its third season in Division I, would move from its current home in the CCHA to the powerhouse NCHC beginning [...]

HOCKEY VIDEO GAMES

NHL 24 Fails to Deliver

The latest edition of EA Sports’ NHL hockey video game series – NHL 24 – is available now on PlayStation and Xbox. Last season’s release was quite disappointing, and our hope was that NHL 24 would represent a huge leap forward and take full advantage of next-generation console power. Unfortunately, it falls short and disappoints again this time, in some even more critical ways.

NHL 23: Breaking the Illusion

NHL 23: Breaking the Illusion

NHL 22 was the first hockey game developed for next-gen consoles, and while it was very solid in every regard, expectations were that NHL 23 would build upon that foundation to deliver a truly game-changing experience. Did EA Sports deliver?

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NHL 23 Coming on October 14th

NHL 23 Coming on October 14th

EA Sports’ annual hockey video game – NHL 23 – will be released on October 14th, and as always, Inside Hockey will be here to cover it. The cover athletes for NHL 23 are Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks) and Sarah Nurse (Team Canada). Nurse is the first woman to appear on the cover of the EA NHL hockey video game.

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PHOTO GALLERIES

Photo Gallery: Capitals vs Flyers (04/16/2024)

The Washington Capitals clinched the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with their 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regulation. Simultaneously, the Capitals victory also ended the Red Wings and Penguins chances at the post-season.

Kane (hip) is expected to miss Game 3 against the Panthers on Thursday, per Greg Wyshynski of ESPN. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Skinner will protect the home goal versus the Panthers in Thursday's Game 3, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Kakko signed a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Couturier said he's recovering from a "little sports hernia surgery, lower abs," Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports Thursday. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Barkov (upper body) will play in Thursday's Game 3 versus the Oilers, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

HOCKEY HISTORY

Retro Rangers: McCartan Went from Olympics to Rangers

Jack McCartan is best remembered for leading the surprising Team USA Hockey squad to the Gold Medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics, but he also had a brief NHL career with the Rangers.

Retro Rangers: Remembering Bob Dill

Retro Rangers: Remembering Bob Dill

Bob Dill was a bruising defenseman who was acquired by the Rangers in January 1944 to add some muscle to their lineup. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in April 1920, Dill played hockey for his local high school, and then traveled to Florida to play for the Miami Clippers of the four-team Tropical Hockey League in 1938.

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Retro Rangers: Book Review – The Franchise

Retro Rangers: Book Review – The Franchise

Rick Carpiniello spent the better part of 43 years (1978-79 – 2020-21) covering the New York Rangers and the NHL for the New York Journal News as well as The Athletic. And his new book, The Franchise: New York Rangers… A Curated History of the Blueshirts, does a great job of condensing all those years into a highly informative and entertaining 256 page read.

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