1. Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Midway through the NHL 's 2016-17 season, several notable players have suffered serious injuries. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing captain Steven Stamkos to a knee injury is adversely affecting their performance...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 18 hours ago 1,516 reads 8 comments

  2. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 15 Poll

    It's been a streaky season in the NHL , and the Washington Capitals are the latest team to find themselves in one, all to the good...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 day ago 23,364 reads 94 comments

  3. NHL Teams Most in Need of Rebuilds

    Approaching the midpoint of the 2016-17 NHL season, several struggling clubs face the need to rebuild their rosters. Some are near the bottom of the league standings. Others are struggling to remain in playoff contention...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 3 days ago 15,562 reads 48 comments

  4. The Hottest and Coldest NHL Teams Right Now

    In the National Hockey League this season, streaks have made some of the biggest headlines. The Columbus Blue Jackets flirted with history when they won 16 straight games, but since ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 3 days ago 3,002 reads 7 comments

  5. NHL Veterans Having the Best Seasons of Their Careers in 2016-17

    Every year, the NHL game gets faster and younger, and the league's veterans include fewer and fewer role players...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 3 days ago 4,770 reads 12 comments

  6. Patrik Laine Injury: Updates on Jets Forward's Concussion and Return

    The Winnipeg Jets placed rookie sensation Patrik Laine on injured reserve Friday as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 7. Continue for updates...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 days ago 3,040 reads 0 comments

  7. Alex Ovechkin Tops 1,000 Career Points with 2 Goals Wednesday

    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin tallied two goals in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins , becoming the 84th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-point mark, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

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  8. Meet the NHL's Ironman: Ducks' Andrew Cogliano Is Hockey's Most Durable Player

    DENVER — Andrew Cogliano had to think hard for a moment when asked the last time he missed a hockey game as a player. "It's been so long, it's hard to remember the exact moment...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 5 days ago 2,668 reads 2 comments

  9. The Most Surprising Success Stories of the 2016-17 NHL Season So Far

    With half of the NHL season in the books, there is enough evidence to make a few declarations with some certainty...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 5 days ago 10,001 reads 15 comments

  10. Flames' Matthew Tkachuk Skates off Ice with Sharks' Brent Burns' Stick

    San Jose Sharks star Brent Burns registered a goal and an assist during the opening period of Wednesday night's game against the Calgary Flames . Desperate to slow down the defenseman, Matthew Tkachuk found a foolproof plan...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 5 days ago 3,122 reads 0 comments

  11. Alexander Ovechkin Scores 1,000th NHL Point: Highlights, Comments and Reaction

    Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin tallied his 1,000th career NHL point Wednesday night with a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 days ago 1,216 reads 8 comments

  12. NHL Teams with Toughest Schedules Heading into All-Star Break

    The NHL schedule has reached the halfway point for most teams, but the truth is that not all schedules are created equal. Some clubs have ripped through the toughest parts of their seasons, while others have long stretches of danger ahead...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 6 days ago 6,433 reads 15 comments

  13. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

    Two of the NHL Eastern Conference’s best teams over the previous few seasons will be in the spotlight Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-5) and Washington Capitals (26-9-5) meet at the Verizon Center...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 6 days ago 1,532 reads 1 comments

  14. Ranking the Biggest Surprises from the 2017 NHL All-Star Game Rosters

    The NHL last year finally found an entertaining format for its long-maligned All-Star Game, a three-on-three, round-robin tourney that was both entertaining and somewhat dramatic—and ...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 7 days ago 15,974 reads 37 comments

  15. NHL All-Star Game 2017 Rosters: Full Player List, Comments and Reaction

    The NHL released the official rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game on Tuesday. The 62nd edition of the annual showcase is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 7 days ago 17,673 reads 53 comments

  16. Restricted NHL Free Agents Making Themselves Hot Commodities in 2016-17

    When the Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Artemi Panarin just after Christmas, they did more than lock up a key part of their roster. They also took the player who might have been this summer’s most intriguing restricted free agent off the market...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 7 days ago 17,765 reads 14 comments

  17. How the Blue Jackets Went from NHL Laughingstock to the Top of the Standings

    It used to be that any story that started with the line "The Columbus Blue Jackets could win the Stanley Cup this year" was automatically rendered a work of fiction. Not humanly possible...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 8 days ago 10,115 reads 21 comments

  18. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Hottest NHL Trade Speculation

    As we approach the midpoint of the NHL schedule, the March 1 trade deadline is less than two months away...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 8 days ago 29,476 reads 47 comments

  19. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 14 Poll

    It’s been an eventful three weeks since we last updated the NHL power rankings here at Bleacher Report, but with the holidays behind us, our panel of hockey writers reconvened to take a look around the league...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 8 days ago 27,857 reads 95 comments

  20. Dallas Stars' Team Plane Had to Make Emergency Landing Due to Electrical Issue

    The Dallas Stars announced Sunday they had to make an emergency landing on their flight to Los Angeles as a result of an electrical issue. After landing safely, the team boarded a new plane ahead of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 9 days ago 15,942 reads 2 comments

  21. NHL Players Most Likely to Be Moved Before the Trade Deadline

    The NHL 's March 1 trade deadline is less than two months away. Players who've become frequent topics of trade speculation, such as Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene , could be with new teams by then..

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 10 days ago 23,481 reads 41 comments

  22. New Rivalries Getting Better in the 2016-17 NHL Season

    When it comes to rivalries in the National Hockey League, it's all pretty clear, right? The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. The Boston Bruins vs. the Montreal Canadiens...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 10 days ago 5,171 reads 16 comments

  23. Ranking the Most Shocking Statistics of the 2016-17 NHL Season

    Every season, NHL fans are treated to shocking performances. Some of those performances come from veterans who are enjoying career seasons, while others come from role players who are stepping into ideal situations and making the most of things...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 10 days ago 3,604 reads 6 comments

  24. What If the Selke Trophy Were Actually Awarded to Defensive Specialists?

    The NHL has an award nominally for defensive specialists, the Frank J. Selke Trophy, which supposedly goes to "the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Yet, no purely defensive forward has won the trophy in recent memory...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 11 days ago 1,017 reads 0 comments

  25. Post to Post: Will Artemi Panarin's Extension Kill the Bridge Contract?

    Any serious NHL fan likely knows all about bridge deals. When a good young player comes off his entry-level contract, his team has a choice: Either sign him immediately to a long-term ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 11 days ago 2,246 reads 0 comments