Pacific Division

Pastrnak’s Huge Game Propels Bruins Past Ducks

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins are certainly getting their fair dose of Western Conference teams early on this season. It is not like the team should be complaining; the B’s took six out of a possible eight poin...

The Way Too Early NHL Power Rankings 2019-2020

Year in and year out the NHL can fluctuate tremendously. The teams that should have been good are irrelevant, and teams that have a so-so roster end up making cup runs. It’s sports, and it happens; but it happe...

Loser Point Not Satisfying for the Flames

CALGARY—On a night where James Neal, seemingly scoring at will, nearly bested his scoring from all of last season, the Flames struggled to score for the first period and a half of regulation on Tuesday. Afte...

Cammi Granato Out Front of Trends

She’s used to being out front of trends. Cammi Granato was playing hockey with boys when she was a teenager back in the 1980s, because that’s where the good competition was. She was a member of the US Women’s N...

Martinsen Makes His Case

It was a bit of a scrappy affair, a good game for John Gibson, and a more offensive game for the Ducks than the one on the night prior as they beat San Jose 4-1 on Tuesday night. There was one fight, early, ...

Lizotte Keeps Passing Superbly

It was Kings-Ducks Monday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the year at Staples Center. Well, the unofficial first. It’s not a Faceoff, official-like, until the regular season. The fans turned up in OK numb...

Ready for Camp

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter who wins these NHL rookie tournaments. Heck, it doesn’t even matter who wins the individual games. The Ducks, for instance, went 2-0-1 in the three games of the nine-game set they ...

Starved on Left Coast

Six teams’ worth of rookies, around 150 altogether, gathered near Anaheim the weekend of September 7-10 to contest the 2019 Anaheim Rookie Faceoff tournament at the brand new Great Park Ice and Fivepoint Arena ...

What Joe Thornton Means to a Born & Bred Sharks Fan

He is the guy. He is the first "the guy" the Sharks franchise has ever had.  Don't get me wrong, as a kid growing up in the 1990s, Owen Nolan was an inspiration, and in the early 90s, guys like Igor Lario...

Ron Francis Named Seattle GM

NHL Seattle CEO,Tod Leiweke, today named Ron Francis as the team's general manager. Francis will oversee the club's hockey operations. This includes player personnel, coaching staff, amateur and pro scouting...