NHL teams shuffle before Seattle Kraken expansion draft

Before 30 NHL teams release the list of players available for the Kraken, many of them are shuffling the deck to make sure they’re in good position for the Seattle…

‘Fast and furious’ NHL offseason to unfold over three weeks

Pausing the Stanley Cup celebration and with his voice still hoarse from partying, Alex Killorn acknowledged the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning will not be back together on the ice…

NHL pushes puck up ice in bid to reach Latino communities

Scott Gomez grew up among the diverse cultures that amalgamate around Anchorage, Alaska. Race was something he never really thought about, particularly on the ice. The son of a Mexican…

Bettman casts doubt on NHL players going to Beijing Olympics

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said time is running out to reach a deal to send players to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, casting doubt on the league’s return to…

NHL semifinals full of ‘hunger’ for first Stanley Cup title

When the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup last year, it was the first time most of their players and coaches had ever lifted the trophy. Now that they…

Officiating takes center stage midway through NHL playoffs

Officiating has been on center stage midway through the NHL playoffs. Star forward Connor McDavid didn’t draw a single penalty when Edmonton got swept in the first round. Tampa Bay…

Canada grants NHL cross-border travel exemption for playoffs

The NHL received an exemption from Canadian health officials allowing cross-border travel for teams starting in the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the league announced on Sunday. When…

Vegas’ Reaves suspended 2 games by NHL for hit vs. Avalanche

Vegas forward Ryan Reaves was suspended two games by the NHL on Monday for his roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct on Colorado’s Ryan Graves during the Golden Knights’ 7-1 loss in…

NHL pandemic playoffs outside bubble off to thrilling start

Paul Maurice learned through almost 2,000 games behind an NHL bench that scoring or giving up a goal gives a team about five minutes to maintain the momentum or stem…

Blues report virus testing issue to NHL, expect to play Avs

The St. Louis Blues reported coronavirus testing problems to the NHL on Wednesday, hours before Game 2 of their first-round playoff series in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche. General manager…