Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:15 pm
Joey Alfieri ranks each team's best player under the age of 24. (AP)
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:11 pm
Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:00 pm
The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings are surprisingly un-miserable in the first NHL Central Division misery index of the 2021 season.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:14 pm
This week we take a look at some of the early initial reactions from the first week of the NHL season.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:00 pm
Coverage of Red Wings-Blue Jackets begins at 12 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:00 pm
Monday's collection of links.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 1:15 pm
The Florida Panthers finally got their NHL season underway with a 5-2 win over Chicago while the Penguins beat Washington 4-3 in a shootout. (AP)
Posted: January 18, 2021, 5:00 am
For the third straight game, the Blackhawks were chasing a multi-goal deficit and couldn't overcome it after losing 5-2 to the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:08 am
As the kinks get worked out, there are some positives that have emerged from the first three games which could begin to pay off for the Blackhawks.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:58 am
Keith Yandle got his 100th career goal, Chris Driedger made 23 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday night. Eetu Luostarinen scored his first NHL goal, and Aaron Ekblad, Patric Hornqvist, and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for Florida, which had three goals in the third period to pull away in its delayed opener. The Panthers were to have played Dallas last week twice, games that were called off because of a COVID-19 outbreak among the Stars.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:54 am
Miscommunication and bad habits have started to creep into the Caps play, a reflection of the lack of time the team has had to adjust to a new system and a new coach.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:43 am
Highlights, scores, and more from Penguins - Capitals and Panthers - Blackhawks.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:36 am
The Blackhawks lost 5-2 to former Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville's Florida Panthers on the road in the Panthers' season opener for a third straight Hawks loss to open the season Sunday.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:06 am
The Blackhawks lost to Florida Panthers 5-2on Sunday at BB&T Center, falling to 0-3-0 on the season. Here are 10 observations from the loss.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:20 am
Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting in place of a shaky Tristan Jarry, DeSmith turned aside 20 shots he faced in regulation and overtime then stuffed Washington's T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin in the shootout as the Penguins picked up their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 12:30 am
The veteran could get his first start for the Sharks on Monday.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 10:36 pm
Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk scored power-play goals and Jacob Markstrom' made 32 saves and shut out his former team as the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 Saturday night. Calgary's home-opener was the first NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome since March 8, 2020, a span of 10 months and eight days. ''It's a great team win,'' Markstrom said.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 8:34 pm
Jake Guentzel scored in the shootout to help the Pittsburgh Penguins get their first win of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 8:25 pm
Checking in on some NHL injury news around the league with updates on Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Patrik Laine, and Mike Matheson.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 8:24 pm
On Sunday, the NHL announced that the January 24 matchup between the Capitals and the Sabres will now start at 3 p.m. ET instead of 7 p.m. ET.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 8:21 pm
The Capitals are undefeated no more after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins. The rematch is Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington
Posted: January 17, 2021, 6:54 pm
Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks will again be seeingformer head coach Joel Quenneville, who won three Stanley Cups with the Hawks (2010, 2013, 2015), on the opposite bench when they take on the Florida Panthers on the road Sunday evening.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 6:28 pm
Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 4:00 pm
Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin each scored twice and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 23 shots for his fifth career shutout, leading the New York Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. Kaapo Kakko also scored as the Rangers bounced back for their first victory two nights after being blanked 4-0 by the Islanders in the season opener. ''Today was a much better defensive game from us,'' Georgiev said.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 2:34 pm
Michael Finewax gives you his Sunday NHL picks for a small two game schedule including taking Sidney Crosby. (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:34 pm
Alex Ovechkin could find himself as high as fourth on the NHL all-time goal scoring list this season.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:05 pm
Saturday's NHL action saw a few goals, but it was the goaltenders who stole the show and had fantasy owners smiling from ear to ear. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: January 17, 2021, 10:54 am
Catch up on what happened with top stars, highlights, scores and more.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 6:36 am
Max Pacioretty scored 7 seconds into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Vegas rallied for the win after William Karlsson tied it with 1:22 left in regulation. After winning the opening faceoff of overtime, Pacioretty raced up ice while Mark Stone gathered the puck and the two skated in for a 2-on-1 break.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 6:35 am
The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings for the second straight game after trailing by two goals after two periods. ''You don't want to continually do this, clearly, but two games in and if you have that good feeling and good belief hopefully it translates earlier more nights,'' Wild coach Dean Evason said.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 6:21 am
It was déjà vu for the Kings, who led the Wild 3-1 heading into the third period — just like they did in their season opener — before losing in overtime.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 5:27 am
If you’re a Kings fan, apologies. Meanwhile, Wild fans must be pinching themselves — and not just because of how good Kirill Kaprizov looks already.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 5:22 am
The Nashville Predators are showing scoring depth, good goaltending and an ability to finish. Brad Richardson scored the go-ahead goal with 9 minutes left, and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Saturday night to sweep the season-opening, two-game series. Colton Sissons, Luke Kunin and Filip Forsberg also scored in the third period, and Rocco Grimaldi had a goal for Nashville.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 4:53 am
Will Todd Reirden give the Penguins a leg-up against the Capitals on Sunday (12 p.m., NBC)?
Posted: January 17, 2021, 4:26 am
Joe Thornton scored his first goal for Toronto, linemates Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner also connected for the first time this season, and the Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday night. ''We have a lot of fun out there,'' Thornton said. Marner had two assists and Thornton and Matthews one each to help the Maple Leafs rebound from a 5-3 loss to the Senators on Friday night at Canadian Tire Centre.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 4:16 am
Robby Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:42 left in the third period, Dylan Larkin got his second goal into an empty net and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night. ''They've got a deep D core over there, but they looked tired out by the end,'' Larkin said. Fabbri fluttered the puck past Petr Mrazek from the front of the crease off a pass from Filip Zadina behind the net.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 3:31 am
Pavel Buchnevich and Artemi Panarin each scored twice and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 23 shots for his fifth career shutout, leading the New York Rangers to a 5-0 win over the Islanders on Saturday night.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 3:20 am
Winnipeg Jets practice canceled due to COVID protocol, and more.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 2:47 am
If seeing Joe Thornton wear a uniform other than the Sharks' remains weird, how would you feel watching him score?
Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:35 am
Phil Kessel's first season in the desert did not go as planned. Expected to give Arizona a huge scoring boost, he instead struggled with injuries and his production suffered. It's just two games into the season, but it seems Phil the Thrill is back.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 12:17 am
A longtime favorite among Boston Bruins fans has officially retired from the NHL. Former Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, who played an exciting, physical style of hockey,is calling it a career.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:50 pm
Egor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. MacKenzie Blackwood made 27 saves and picked up his first victory of the season. Miles Wood also scored for the second consecutive game for New Jersey.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 11:19 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Yegor Sharangovich scored his first NHL goal in the final seconds of overtime to propel the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000 for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, the NHL announced Saturday.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 9:34 pm
The Boston Bruins suffered their first loss of the season in a painful way Saturday afternoon.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 9:10 pm
Anna Dua looks at the great, good and bad goaltending for the upcoming week in the NHL. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: January 16, 2021, 8:46 pm
For now, the Detroit Red Wings' taxi squad is heavy on prospects, but here's why that could change
Posted: January 16, 2021, 7:19 pm
Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series. ''The dream came true,'' Vitek said before Wilson threw a towel full of shaving cream in his face during the goalie's postgame interview. The 25-year-old Vitek, a second-round draft pick of the Capitals in 2014, made his first NHL start after five seasons in the minor leagues.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 5:55 pm
Gritty's hat trick was that the mascot had one at all, a comically oversized Flyers cap he flung, frisbee-style, onto the ice. Gritty went big - and so did Travis Konecny in his first career hat trick. Konecny scored three goals and had an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers survived losing team MVP Sean Couturier to an injury in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 5:55 pm
Chris Driedger will be Florida's starting goaltender when the Panthers play their delayed season-opener Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Driedger becomes the 11th opening-night starter in Panthers history. Regular starter Sergei Bobrovsky, who missed most of Panthers' training camp, is in line to start Florida's second game against Chicago on Tuesday.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 5:31 pm