Leafs Need to Fortify Playoff Hopes

With the 2023-24 NHL season approaching it’s final third  of regulation games left, the time is clearly now  for teams to make any last minute moves before the March 8th trade deadline to help them get into the playoffs. For franchises riding on a wave of postseason contention, buying additional playoff support clearly needs to be a point of discussion. 

Comeback Kids Strike Again

Comeback Kids Strike Again

Both the NHL and New York Rangers saved their best for last as Artemi Panarin capped off the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series festivities 10 seconds into overtime to beat their rivals New York Islanders 6-5 in front of 79,690 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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“It’s Legit. It’s Real. It’s Here.” The PWHL at Mid-Season

“It’s Legit. It’s Real. It’s Here.” The PWHL at Mid-Season

Somewhere, Dorothea O’Donoghue must be smiling. The paint is still wet, but the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) picture looks promising, especially when one takes a long view. This weekend’s action came six weeks after the circuit started its 24-game schedule, six months after the league was founded, and a little more than a century after organized women’s hockey first took the ice in Boston.

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Kucherov-Led First Line Melts Avalanche

Kucherov-Led First Line Melts Avalanche

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov scored two goals with an assist while center Steven Stamkos tied the game at 3-3 at 4:00 in the third period to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena Thursday evening.

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Meet the New Guy in LA

Meet the New Guy in LA

Welcome, new guy. Do you need to know how to get from parking spot to coach’s office? No? Wait. Haven’t I met you somewhere before? Hey—you were with the Kings, right? As a player back in the 1990s? Played 40 games and scored six goals on the way to a 63-game, eight-goal career?

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'I think it's going to be insane:' NHL execs make trade season predictions

With two weeks and change until the March 8 deadline, here's what is being discussed in front offices around the league. [...]

Who is the NHL's best winger right now? Players, execs vote for their top 10

The NHL Positional Rankings series for 2024 continues, with some eye-opening results from our ballots cast by those inside the game. [...]

Ranking the NHL's top 10 goalies for 2023-24

Connor Hellebuyck, Jeremy Swayman and Jake Oettinger have their teams in the playoff mix. Who else makes the list this season? [...]

The 10 best defensemen in the NHL for 2023-24

Where do the high-scoring Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes land? What about "defensive defenseman" Jaccob Slavin? Here's how those in the NHL see it. [...]

Panthers winger Lomberg fined $2K for elbowing

Florida Panthers winger Ryan Lomberg was fined $2,083.83, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for elbowing Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun during Tuesday night's game. [...]

Rangers, Brodzinski agree on 2-year extension

The New York Rangers and forward Jonny Brodzinski have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension. [...]

Dowd (upper body) leaves Capitals' win after first

Washington center Nic Dowd, a veteran faceoff specialist and penalty killer who has been a prominent name ahead of the March 8 NHL trade deadline, left the Capitals' 6-2 win [...]

Knights' Theodore plays for 1st time in 3 months

Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore returned to the ice for the first time in three months Tuesday night after undergoing surgery in late November. [...]

Devils' Siegenthaler returns in 6-2 loss to Capitals

Veteran defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler, 26, who injured his left foot blocking a shot against the Vancouver Canucks back on Jan. 6, returned to the New Jersey Devils' lineup on Tuesday, [...]

Unions oppose Wizards, Caps' move to Virginia

Labor groups in Washington D.C. and Virginia are opposing efforts to move the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals from downtown D.C. to northern Virginia. [...]

NCAA HOCKEY

UND Hockey: Friday Links

The University of North Dakota men's hockey team is entering the home stretch of the regular season. UND is taking on the Colorado College Tigers in a pivotal conference matchup this weekend. In December, the Tigers took four-of-six points against the Hawks, and those...
UND Hockey: Checking in With the Portal Transfers

UND Hockey: Checking in With the Portal Transfers

During the 2023-24 season, I've tracked how the former UND players that left last year's team. In the offseason, UND lost six players from the 2022-23 team to the NCAA Hockey Transfer Portal. Most of the players that have moved on have impacted their new teams. One...

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3 Things: DU vs. UND, UND wins 5-2

3 Things: DU vs. UND, UND wins 5-2

Grand Forks, ND -- The University of North Dakota hockey team renewed its bitter rivalry with the Denver Pioneers on Friday night. Entering this critical conference series was a lot of buildup. First place was on the line and solidification of the all-important...

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After a seventh-place finish in Atlantic Hockey last season, Holy Cross went on to shock many with a playoff run that sent the Crusaders to the Atlantic Hockey final, an [...]

Jacques Bouquot came to Penn State to make the most of his last year of eligibility by donning the blue and white threads. Following a four-year stint at Vermont, where [...]

New Hampshire's season of rejuvenation was in danger of sliding away as it headed into the massive weekend against archrival Maine at the Whittemore Center [...]

Steve Wiedler, who has presided over the Vermont Catamounts as an interim head coach this season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the school to remain as permanent head [...]

Whatever you call it, mundane mediocrity or pulsating parity, the CCHA’s four-team sprint to the regular-season finish line has become reminiscent of some of baseball's most historical pennant races [...]

Hockey East has suspended Maine senior forward Donavan Villeneuve-Houle for one game. His suspension stems from a contact to the head penalty at 4:42 of the second period of Saturday's game at [...]

The current version of Matthews Arena (then known as Boston Arena) opened in 1921, following a 1918 fire that ravaged the original building. It was the original home to the [...]

Well, the two game sweep of North Dakota in Grand Forks earlier this year wasn't good enough for the Tigers. You see, that one was two overtime wins, so on [...]

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: Bruins vs Flyers (01/27/2024)

David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist for the Boston Bruins in a 6-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Bob Fina photographed the game for Inside Hockey.

Photo Gallery: Avalanche vs. Flyers (01/20/2024)

Photo Gallery: Avalanche vs. Flyers (01/20/2024)

Logan O’Connor had his first NHL hat trick for the Colorado Avalanche and Alexander Georgiev made 36 saves in a 7-4 win to end the Philadelphia Flyers’ five-game winning streak at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Bob Fina photographed the game for Inside Hockey.

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Arvidsson (lower body) is out week-to-week, Kevin Weekes of ESPN reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Nugent-Hopkins (illness) will not play Wednesday versus the Bruins, Tony Brar of Oilers TV reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Swayman will protect the road goal versus the Oilers on Wednesday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Ingram (undisclosed) will not suit up for Wednesday's game versus the Maple Leafs, per the NHL media site. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

Tarasov will protect the road goal versus the Ducks on Wednesday, Blue Jackets broadcaster Dylan Tyrer reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update. [...]

HOCKEY HISTORY

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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