Pavel Datsyuk is one of the NHL’s most feared scorers, a wizard with the puck who is equally adept at setting up his teammates for easy plays. Jonathan Toews has at least 23 goals in each of his six seasons in the league, and Patrice Bergeron is one of the top offensive threats for one of the league’s best teams.
It started almost two decades ago with a $20 hockey stick once wielded by a forgotten player for a string of mediocre teams.
Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals’ season with what the team said Thursday is a hairline fracture in his left foot.
Islanders forward Matt Moulson, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and Lightning forward Martin St. Louis are the three finalists for the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy, the league’s sportsmanship award.
After the marathon bombings, the cities of Boston and New York put aside their bitter rivalries and joined in their mutual love of sports and country.
Glen Gulutzan couldn’t end the longest playoff drought in franchise history for the Dallas Stars and the second-year coach didn’t hold the option on the remaining season in his contract.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knows full well that his playoff failures are adding up.
The NHL playoffs are off to a heart-pounding start with a record 17 games going to overtime in the first round.
The lawsuit doesn’t read nearly as well as the story, which laid bare the life of an NHL enforcer for all to see. The way John Branch wrote about Derek Boogaard in the New York Times should have been enough to cause even the most hardcore hockey fan to reconsider the peculiar role that goons play in the sport.
Joanne Boogaard watched her son Derek duke it out on the ice with other NHL tough guys for six seasons as one of the most feared enforcers in the game, a 6-foot-7 brawler who was not there to skate or score, but to defend his teammates when it was called for.