Stanley Cup

'Saucer-eyed': Caps, others count on rookies in NHL playoffs

By: Canadian Press

The 50 rookie skaters in these playoffs are the most since teams used 54 in 2005-06. That could be a reflection of teams having greater trust in young players arriving from junior hockey or college, or the need to stock rosters with cheap talent as a greater percentage of the salary cap is devoted to the elite.

May 10, 2018

Student of the game? Scheifele has graduated to stardom

By: Chris Lomon

The “student of the game” has graduated to NHL stardom. It was something one of Mark Scheifele’s former coaches saw coming a long time ago.

May 8, 2018

My Top 5 | Blocked Shots

By: Chris Lomon

Who has the best shot-stopping stats so far in the 2017-18 postseason? Hint: Three Washington Capitals made the cut.

May 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 5:27 into overtime, assisted by a takeaway from Alex Ovechkin, which sent No 92 on a breakaway to propel the Washington Capitals to their first Eastern Conference Final since 1998 a 2-1 win over their rival Pittsburgh Penguins Monday Night.

May 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves to turn in his fourth shutout of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs, guiding the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 series-clinching win over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.

May 7, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Kyle Connor

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Ten games into his first Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kyle Connor’s confidence paid off in a Winnipeg Jets’ franchise rookie record and a pair of his first NHL postseason goals Saturday in a 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of their Western Conference Second Round.

May 7, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Tuch

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Alex Tuch posted his second multi-point game of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a pair of goals to help the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks Friday and a 3-2 series lead.

May 5, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Pekka Rinne

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Blocker, glove, knob – you name it, Pekka Rinne used it to help the Nashville Predators even their Western Conference second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets in a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

May 4, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Ondrej Palat

By: Nadia Vocaturo

For the second straight game, Ondrej Palat cashed in the game-winning goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning – this time to help his team to a 4-1 victory and an Eastern Conference Second Round lead over the Boston Bruins.

May 3, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Dustin Byfuglien

By: Nadia Vocaturo

If there was any doubt that Dustin Byfuglien was loving grinding out an eventual 7-4 win to help the Winnipeg Jets take a 2-1 series lead over the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, you just had to look at his dance moves.

May 2, 2018

My Top 5 | Active Playoff Scoring Defencemen

By: Chris Lomon

Which five current NHL D-men get an A-plus when it comes to contributing the most on the scoresheet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

May 1, 2018

Evander Kane credits teammates for easy transition

By: Chris Lomon

Evander Kane wanted to make his first Stanley Cup Playoff game a memorable one. And he certainly did.

May 1, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Brayden Point

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Brayden Point factored on every goal in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-2 win Thursday night. In doing so, the 22-year-old became the youngest player in franchise history to record such a feat in Stanley Cup Playoffs action.

May 1, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Ryan Johansen

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Ryan Johansen (2-0–0) posted the first multi-goal game of his Stanley Cup Playoffs career to help the the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 double-overtime win to even out their second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

April 30, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Logan Couture

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Logan Couture got the job done for the San Jose Sharks with the double-overtime game-winning goal that helped his club even their second-round series while handing the Vegas Golden Knights their first postseason loss Saturday night.

April 29, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Connor Hellebuyck

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Connor Hellebuyck picked up a franchise record and his first win of the Winnipeg Jets' first-round series against the Nashville Predators Friday night in a 4-1 victory.

April 28, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Tuch

By: Nadia Vocaturo

If rusty legs were thought to be a concern for the Vegas Golden Knights as the awaited puck drop on their Round 2 Western Conference matchup, Alex Tuch helped quell any such thoughts in the series opener.

April 27, 2018

Rust has a blueprint, and paw print for Stanley Cup success

By: Chris Lomon

Bryan Rust has found an ideal blueprint – and paw print – for Stanley Cup success on and off the ice.

April 26, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Jake DeBrusk

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Jake DeBrusk is making the most out of his first Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wednesday night, the forward scored a pair of goals that included the series-clinching goal in the back-and-forth 7-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

April 26, 2018

Adam Lowry impacted by father's playing days at an early age

By: Tim Wharnsby

Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry would like nothing more than a long and successful playoff run, just like his Dad enjoyed on a couple occasions during his 19-year pro career.

April 25, 2018