1. Duncan Keith Suspended for Striking Charlie Coyle in Face with Stick

    The Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday, but the loss was only one of the concerns for the defending Stanley Cup champions...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 185,017 reads 143 comments

  2. Maple Leafs' Jonathan Bernier Accidentally Spits on Someone, Instantly Feels Bad

    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will probably check his surroundings the next time he goes to spit. Bernier did not see any time on the ice during Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 10,393 reads 8 comments

  3. NHL Playoff Standings 2016: Latest Picture, Projected Bracket and Races to Watch

    The NHL regular season has reached the end stretch, and the Eastern Conference race for the two wild-card spots is a four-way battle...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 29,191 reads 1 comments

  4. Sabres' David Legwand Gets Caught Nosing Teammate by Television Camera

    Sometimes, you just need a little help with stuff when you are in uniform. During Monday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Buffalo Sabres' David Legwand got caught ...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 11,704 reads 9 comments

  5. The Biggest Problem Facing Each Canadian NHL Team

    The NHL playoffs have not been free of Canadian content since 1970. Yet all seven current Canadian clubs are playing out the string of the 2015-16 season with no hope of appearing in the postseason...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 9,210 reads 29 comments

  6. Flyers Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere Next in Line of NHL's Most Explosive D-Men

    Shayne Gostisbehere may not technically finish as the NHL 's best rookie of 2015-16. But he probably will go down as the most valuable...

    Adrian Dater Written by Adrian Dater about 1 month ago 11,554 reads 19 comments

  7. NHL Emails Discuss Link Between Fighting and Concussions

    While concussions and their long-term impact on athletes are often associated with football, the topic reportedly has been on the minds of National Hockey League executives since at least 2011...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 9,276 reads 16 comments

  8. NHL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Odds, Analysis

    The road team has won each of the first four meetings between the Los Angeles Kings (45-25-5) and San Jose Sharks (41-28-6) heading into the final regular-season game in the series at the SAP Center on Monday ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 1 month ago 2,816 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking Teams' Chances of Winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

    With just a short time left in the 2015-16 NHL regular season, eight teams have been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. Two others have a 0 percent chance of getting to the dance, according to Sports Club Stats ...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 1 month ago 36,166 reads 50 comments

  10. NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 26 Poll

    There is no shortage of competitive races in the NHL . In the Central, three legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, all vying for home ice in the playoffs, are within four points of each other in a pitched battle to win the division...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 39,798 reads 191 comments

  11. Ranking the Biggest 'Buyer-Beware' Free Agents in the NHL

    This year's NHL unrestricted free-agent pool is a deep one, with a number of quality players potentially available on July 1. Some, such as New York Rangers center Eric Staal (pictured above), are in the category of "buyer beware...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 20,551 reads 32 comments

  12. Nikita Kucherov Injury: Updates on Lightning Wing's Lower Body and Return

    Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov left Friday's game against the New York Islanders after blocking a puck with his skate. Continue for updates...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 1 month ago 1,173 reads 0 comments

  13. Is the Nashville Predators' Shea Weber Really an Elite Defenseman?

    The advent of analytics for hockey has done much to change the way we view the game, and in a lot of cases, it has also shifted the perception of players...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 6,894 reads 20 comments

  14. The Most Underrated Player at Every Position in the 2015-16 NHL Season

    As we edge closer to the end of the season, fans have a chance to reflect on the year and identify outstanding performances. Some of the league's best players this year will not receive credit for various reasons...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 10,061 reads 54 comments

  15. Anton Stralman Injury: Updates on Lightning Defenseman's Leg and Recovery

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely after suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula during his team's game against the New York Islanders on Friday...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 1 month ago 5,023 reads 15 comments

  16. Parise Scores 1st Single-Period Hat Trick in Wild History

    Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise became the first player in franchise history to score three goals in a single period, recording a hat trick in the first period of Thursday's ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 1 month ago 1,648 reads 2 comments

  17. Can the Boston Bruins Bank on Brad Marchand's Scoring to Continue?

    Brad Marchand is enjoying quite a campaign. The Boston Bruins left wing has scored 34 goals already this season, which is six better than his previous career high and ...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 1 month ago 1,728 reads 9 comments

  18. Rookie Anthony Mantha's 1st NHL Goal Brings His Grandfather to Tears

    The familial torch has now officially been passed. On Thursday night, facing the Montreal Canadiens , Detroit Red Wings rookie Anthony Mantha recorded his first NHL goal...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 1 month ago 18,130 reads 11 comments

  19. The Most Untouchable Player on Every NHL Team's Roster

    Who would you choose to build your NHL franchise around? The most untouchable player on every NHL team's roster might give you a good starting point. These 30 players are considered the guys their respective organizations can't live without...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 63,813 reads 137 comments

  20. NHL Teams That Could Be Affected by an Expansion Draft

    On March 16, NHL .com's Shawn P. Roarke reported a framework of rules for a potential expansion draft was presented to the league's general managers during their recent meetings...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 1 month ago 26,010 reads 80 comments

  21. The Biggest X-Factor for Every 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Contender

    NHL teams are about to enter the playoffs and begin the long grind toward the Stanley Cup. Each team will rely heavily on its top players, who usually play an up-the-middle position—goal, ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 18,033 reads 64 comments

  22. Jared Boll Suspended for Hit on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare: Comments, Reaction

    The Columbus Blue Jackets will reportedly be short-handed for the next four games. According to Todd Jones of the Columbus Dispatch , the NHL suspended Blue Jackets forward ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 4,731 reads 12 comments

  23. Building the All-Improved NHL Team for the 2015-16 Season

    Drawing up the All-Improved NHL Team for the 2015-16 season starts with a single line. The best at each position—based on an upward trend that has skyrocketed, at least by relative ...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 1 month ago 16,473 reads 66 comments

  24. NHL Playoff Picture 2016: Latest Postseason Bracket, Predictions and More

    The emphasis in the NHL at this point of the year is usually on the teams near the bottom of the playoff structure, as fans may be far more concerned with who's in and who's out of the postseason rather than those at the top of the playoff structure...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 1 month ago 7,068 reads 1 comments

  25. Laying Out 2016 Hart Trophy Cases for NHL's Top Candidates

    The NHL regular season is winding down, and fans are talking about candidates for the Hart Memorial Trophy ...

    Allan Mitchell Written by Allan Mitchell about 1 month ago 14,860 reads 37 comments