The NHL's winningest general manager is not happy with the Nashville Predators' diminishing returns, and David Poile made it clear Thursday that change is coming. Since winning the Western Conference and losing in the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, the Predators have had shorter postseasons each year with the latest a disappointing loss in the best-of-five qualifying series in four games to Arizona. Poile already made one change this year, firing Peter Laviolette and hiring John Hynes in early January.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 8:04 pm
Rod Brind'Amour drew the NHL's ire for his comments after Bruins-Hurricanes Game 1, but Carolina still has the coach's back.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 13, 2020, 8:04 pm
Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien is expected to miss the rest of his team's playoff series against Philadelphia after experiencing chest pains.
Author: LA Times
Posted: August 13, 2020, 7:44 pm
The Bruins have a chance to grab a 2-0 series lead with a win over the Hurricanes Thursday night. Here's how to watch NBC Sports Network's coverage of Game 2.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 13, 2020, 7:35 pm
Canadiens head coach Claude Julien was hospitalized due to chest pains Thursday, prompting his former team to reach out on Twitter.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 13, 2020, 7:11 pm
Rod Brind'Amour wasn't going to risk another $25,000 fine from the NHL. The Carolina Hurricanes coach provided a short, four-word answer, Thursday, when asked if he had anything more to add a day after being fined for calling the league ''a joke'' in criticizing an officials' ruling on a goal challenge. Moving on,'' Brind'Amour said, during a Zoom conference call from his team's Toronto hotel hours before the Hurricanes played Game 2 of their first-round series against the Boston Bruins.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:53 pm
Claude Julien was hospitalized in Toronto for tests; associate coach Kit Muller will take over for at least the rest of series vs. Flyers.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:52 pm
Brind'Amour was fined $25,000 for his comments, and issued a conditional $25,000 fine for any similar comments he might make over the next year.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:51 pm
The Capitals will be without one of their top players for Game 2 as Nicklas Backstrom has already been declared out by Todd Reirden.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:45 pm
Backstrom took a hit early in Game 1 from Anders Lee of the Islanders.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:44 pm
After Game 1 against the Flyers on Wednesday night, Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has been hospitalized because of chest pain, the team announced Thursday. By Jordan Hall
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:29 pm
Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien was hospitalized with chest pains, and has exited the NHL bubble.
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:28 pm
Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien experienced chest pains Wednesday night, was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital and is expected to be out the remainder of his team's first-round playoff series. General manager Marc Bergevin explained Julien's absence from practice Thursday and confirmed the situation is not COVID-19 related. Julien, 60, remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon while more tests were being conducted to determine the cause of his condition.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:20 pm
Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:00 pm
Tuukka Rask has only started on consecutive days once in the last three years, but Bruce Cassidy looks like he's sticking with his top goalie - and the rest of his Game 1 lineup -for Game 2 against Carolina, writes Joe Haggerty.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:32 pm
It's no secret that the Blackhawks need to generate more offense on Thursday against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the first round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: August 13, 2020, 3:56 pm
Stecher's father, Peter, died on Father's Day at age 65.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 2:35 pm
The Wraparound is your daily look at the 2020 NHL Return to Play.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:30 pm
Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves talks about positive change inside the hockey community and his role in the NHL's fight against racism.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
Elsewhere, the Avalanche silenced the Coyotes. (Getty Images)
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: August 13, 2020, 8:42 am
Chris Morgan digs into Thursday's slate and thinks William Karlsson could come up big as the Golden Knights look to extend their series lead on Chicago.
Author: RotoWire.com
Posted: August 13, 2020, 7:51 am
Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round series. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver. David Perron and Jaden Schwartz scored for St. Louis.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:40 am
Breaking down the NHL action from Wednesday in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:49 am
Boston's Patrice Bergeron scored 1:13 into the second over-time period Wednesday to give the Bruins a 4-3 National Hockey League victory over Carolina in a postponed playoff game. It was the first triumph in four games in the Eastern Conference bubble at Toronto for the Bruins, who led the NHL in wins and points when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the season on March 12. Boston went winless in three seeding games before the playoffs, leaving them as only a fourth seed despite their strong regular-season effort.
Author: AFP
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:37 am
The young Canucks did not seem intimidated against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:25 am
Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped 29 shots.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 4:13 am
Philadelphia stays hot by winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 2:48 am
Coverage begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:45 am
Colorado dominated well into the third period with nothing to show for it. All that firepower and the Avalanche could not solve Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper. Once they broke through, an avalanche of goals followed, giving Colorado a hard-earned win to open the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:06 am
Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn't see anything wrong with Lee's play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit on Capitals play-making forward Nicklas Backstrom, and then scored a key goal in the Islanders rallying from a 2-0 deficit Wednesday. ''Playoff hockey should be right up Anders' wheelhouse, if you will,'' Trotz said.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:22 am
On the night before his 22nd birthday, Carter Hart was very good when the Flyers weren't at their best but still picked up a 2-1 win Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the Canadiens. By Jordan Hall
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:18 am
The Capitals expect Lars Eller to return after he missed Game 1 while awaiting clearance.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:17 am
For much of Game 1, it seemed like Kuemper might steal a Coyotes win.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:13 am
Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour, who challenged a Boston Bruins goal, was upset that referees wouldn't tell him the call on the ice.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:00 am
After being told to come back the next morning because another game lasted five overtimes, the Boston Bruins didn't want to repeat history so quickly. ''We talked about trying to end this before the fifth overtime,'' Patrice Bergeron said. Bergeron accomplished that by scoring early in double overtime, and the Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:40 pm
Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:15 pm
Rod Brind'Amour was not happy with a controversial call during the Bruins-Hurricanes Game 1.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:13 pm
In theory, Nick Ritchie should be a physical presence up front, but Joe Haggerty has seen enough after Game 1. If that's what the former Duck has to bring, it's time for a lineup change.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:02 pm
A three-goal third period helped the Islanders take Game 1 of their First Round series over the Capitals, 4-2. Washington had earned a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of power play goals from T.J. Oshie, but New York's possession dominance eventually brought the goals. The comeback began when Jordan Eberle cut the lead to
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:01 pm
Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:00 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are facing one more challenge than the rest of the teams in the pandemic-altered NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay and Columbus will be back on the ice less than 48 hours after the Lightning outlasted the Blue Jackets with a five-overtime win in the fourth-longest game in league history. ''It was obviously a crazy game,'' Tampa Bay defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2020, 10:58 pm
The Capitals led the New York Islanders 2-0 with 22 minutes remaining in regulation. By the end of the game, Washington was handed a 4-2 loss in Game 1.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 12, 2020, 10:35 pm
The Caps were in control with a two-goal lead in the second period, but two critical mistakes gave the New York Islanders life and the 4-2 win in Game 1.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:46 pm
The Capitals are now low on depth at the center position.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:44 pm
Boston Bruins beat Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:44 pm
To say Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour was not pleased with the officiating in Game 1 of his team's first round Stanley Cup Playoff series would be an understatement, to say the least.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:26 pm
The Bruins survived what might have been a must-win Game 1 against the Hurricanes, but DJ Bean says some decisions need to be made quickly by Bruce Cassidy ahead of Game 2.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:22 pm
Oshie's power-play goal gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead in Game 1 versus the New York Islanders.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:21 pm
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good enough to return to the Stanley Cup. The Penguins were outplayed by the seemingly overmatched Montreal Canadiens in the qualifying round, losing the best-of-five series in four games.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:59 pm
The Blackhawks knew they'd have to elevate their game for Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights, who won the No. 1 seed from the West for the first round in the round robin.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:49 pm
Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:45 pm
The NHL's 2020 Stanley Cup First Round begins on Tuesday, Aug. 11 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:52 pm
Brind'Amour was fined $25,000 for his comments, and issued a conditional $25,000 fine for any similar comments he might make over the next year.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:51 pm
Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:50 pm
Backstrom took a hit early in Game 1 from Anders Lee of the Islanders.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:44 pm
Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over in an interim basis.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:27 pm
Stecher's father, Peter, died on Father's Day at age 65.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 2:35 pm
The Wraparound is your daily look at the 2020 NHL Return to Play.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:30 pm
Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves talks about positive change inside the hockey community and his role in the NHL's fight against racism.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
Breaking down the NHL action from Wednesday in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:49 am
The young Canucks did not seem intimidated against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:25 am
Philadelphia stays hot by winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 13, 2020, 2:48 am
Coverage begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 13, 2020, 1:45 am
For much of Game 1, it seemed like Kuemper might steal a Coyotes win.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 13, 2020, 12:13 am
Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:15 pm
A three-goal third period helped the Islanders take Game 1 of their First Round series over the Capitals, 4-2. Washington had earned a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of power play goals from T.J. Oshie, but New York’s possession dominance eventually brought the goals. The comeback began when Jordan Eberle cut the lead to
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:01 pm
A $25K fine, with an additional conditional $25K fine, after Brind'Amour unleashed following a strange call.
Author: James O'Brien
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:01 pm
Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 12, 2020, 11:00 pm
Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 12, 2020, 8:45 pm
Bergeron's goal came 73 seconds into the second overtime.
Author: Sean Leahy
Posted: August 12, 2020, 7:02 pm
Given the uncertainty the NHL faced in placing its season on pause, the NHLPA chief couldn't have envisioned a better resumption of play five months later.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: August 12, 2020, 6:00 pm

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