1. 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 11 days ago 1,240 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 12 days ago 6,509 reads 15 comments

  3. 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 12 days ago 1,555 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 13 days ago 16,143 reads 37 comments

  5. 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 13 days ago 18,849 reads 53 comments

  6. 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 14 days ago 18,004 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 14 days ago 10,571 reads 21 comments

  8. 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 14 days ago 30,291 reads 47 comments

  9. 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 15 days ago 28,015 reads 95 comments

  10. 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 15 days ago 15,953 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 16 days ago 23,818 reads 41 comments

  12. 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 17 days ago 5,189 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 17 days ago 3,623 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 17 days ago 1,038 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 18 days ago 2,254 reads 0 comments

  16. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Final: USA vs. Canada Score, Reaction

    Tyler Parsons saved all five shot attempts he faced in the shootout to help the United States bring home the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in dramatic fashion Thursday...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 18 days ago 18,507 reads 17 comments

  17. Blue Jackets vs. Capitals: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

    The Washington Capitals put history on hold Thursday at the Verizon Center. Washington ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' 16-game winning streak with a commanding 5-0 victory and ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 18 days ago 3,841 reads 11 comments

  18. 10 Things NHL Fans Have to Look Forward to in 2017

    An NHL head coach recently told reporters in Calgary that he believes the months of January through March are the crux of any schedule. Things are getting tough. And that means fans are in for a treat...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 18 days ago 13,842 reads 17 comments

  19. Early Look at the Top 10 Prospects for the 2017 Entry Draft

    This year's draft crop has not yet established a clear top tier, mostly due to injuries and inconsistent performance...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 19 days ago 1,443 reads 0 comments

  20. Panthers' Roberto Luongo Eyeing 5th on All-Time Wins List

    Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo enters Wednesday night's matchup against the Winnipeg Jets with an opportunity to pass Terry Sawchuk for the fifth-most wins in NHL history, per Sportsnet Stats ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 19 days ago 88 reads 0 comments

  21. World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Results: Semifinal Scores and Reaction

    The finals of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship from Montreal are set after Wednesday's semifinal action...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 19 days ago 8,229 reads 4 comments

  22. New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

    The Philadelphia Flyers (20-14-5) will attempt to break a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night, when they host the New York Rangers (26-13-1) as small home betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 19 days ago 1,373 reads 2 comments

  23. Post to Post: Detroit Red Wings' Playoff Streak Will End Without Pavel Datsyuk

    It isn ’t news that the Detroit Red Wings are a struggling hockey club. The 24th-ranked team in the NHL may be even worse than the standings indicate...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 20 days ago 4,068 reads 0 comments

  24. The Best NHL Rookies Nobody Is Talking About

    One of the joys of any new NHL season is watching rookies make their debuts at hockey’s highest level...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 21 days ago 8,952 reads 9 comments

  25. Winter Classic 2017: Score and Twitter Reaction for Blackhawks vs. Blues

    Two third-period goals from Vladimir Tarasenko lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic from Busch Stadium, home of the St...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 21 days ago 2,902 reads 6 comments