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* Nikita Kucherov had three points to help the Lightning earn their 11th straight victory on home ice as Tampa Bay snapped Boston’s seven-game winning streak as the visitor in the process.
* A pair of young defensemen shone Thursday as 20-year-old Owen Power extended his goal streak to three games while 21-year-old Moritz Seider collected his third career three-assist performance.
* Thursday marked the third straight day to feature at least three games requiring overtime. The longest stretch of days with three or games being decided past regulation is five (March 5-9, 2011).
Robby Fabbri scored the OT goal and is up first, below are coach Lalonde, the game highlights and Carley Johnston has coffee with Kevin Larkin.
Wings play on Long Island tomorrow night, then are off until February 7th when they host the Edmonton Oilers.
After two periods, the Wings had a 1-0 lead, Montreal tied it after two minutes, a 2-1 lead, Montreal tied it in 3:01 and a 3-2 lead, Montreal tied it in 3:09.
The game settled down in the third with neither team able to score.
The Wings started overtime needing to kill off 57 seconds left on a Montreal power play. The Wings did so and finally finished the game off with a Fabbri goal. Wing win 4-3.
Below are the Detroit goals and a few BSD videos.
Good evening to all and welcome. It the annual “Wings bring a loved one on the road for a few games trip” so I do expect extra effort from every single player. I mean, I do every night, but, whatever. The Wings should come out tonight firing on all cylinders as they face off against a Habs team that just lost to Boston, so they’ll be feeling it. The guys really need to be up tonight as they tend to play down to teams they view as lesser opponents, or so it seems. Both of these teams are pretty evenly matched, so it’s a battle between two mediocre teams. That’s more realistic. Anyway, I’m just going to be patient and try to enjoy these games. That’s why they play, and why we watch. For the fun.
Bert is a game time decision as of this writing, and no Zadina for tonight.
It’s the Wings vs the Canadian in an Original Six matchup. The puck is set to drop around 7:00 PM, and will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Extra and the Red Wings Radio Network (97.1 The Ticket in Detroit) Also available on NHLPP/ESPN+, RDS, and TSN2.
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from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,
Agent Pat Brisson cautions against reading too much into the fact the Dylan Larkin’ contract negotiations have stretched beyond the halfway mark of this season.
“I’m not alarmed at all,” Brisson told Detroit Hockey Now.
Brisson declined to discuss any specifics, but said the two sides are engaged in “ongoing negotiations and discussions.”
“We are talking more the last few weeks,” Brisson said.
He said he doesn’t like to talk about whether the two sides in any negotiation are close, or not, because often you don’t really know until a deal is completed. He said he sometimes thinks he’s close and he’s not, and vice versa.
from Justin Tasch of the New York Post,
Rangers fans might find themselves without any alcohol at an upcoming game.
Owner James Dolan is threatening to pick a night at the Garden, possibly a Rangers game, to shut down alcohol sales in response to the New York State Liquor Authority investigating Dolan about his facial recognition technology that has resulted in bans against lawyers suing him.
“They’re being extremely aggressive and they’re saying, ‘We’re gonna take away your liquor license,’ ” Dolan said of the SLA during an appearance on “Good Day New York” on Fox 5. “So I have a little surprise for ‘em. They’re basically doing this for publicity, so we’re gonna give ‘em some publicity. What we’re gonna do, right, is we’re gonna pick a night, maybe a Rangers game, and we’re gonna shut down all the liquor and alcohol in the building. This isn’t gonna bother me because I’ve been sober 29 years. I don’t need the liquor.”
Dolan then held up a sign with a photo of Sharif Kabir, the CEO of the State Liquor Authority, along with his contact information. He said the signs will also ask fans to call Kabir if they want to drink at games.
“Tell him to stick to his knitting and to what he’s supposed to be doing and stop grandstanding and trying to get press,” Dolan said.
The fathers and mentors are in Montreal.
In the first half of the NHL regular season.
The Boston Bruins have gotten off to a historically excellent start in the 2022-23 season. Through 47 games they have gone 38-5-4, accumulating an astounding 80 of the 94 points available to them. That is 85.1% of the total. The next closest teams have 66 points. TD Garden has become a near fortress as the Bruins have lost just one game in regulation and three others in overtime all season.
6 1/2 minutes to watch.
from Daniel Kaplan and Bill Shea of The Athletic,
...fans find themselves: stuck between two competing poles, the high-priced traditional cable TV universe and the fresher world of increasingly costly streaming. These options are pulling from the same sports, and in some cases, the same event and even the same match, leaving fans either missing out or forking over more money than ever. To get the best sports coverage, it’s not clear whether to rush forward to streaming, stay back with old-fashioned cable and broadcast television, or some combination of the two.
Companies like ESPN (ESPN+), NBC (Peacock), and CBS (Paramount+) are balancing the need to satisfy consumers paying hefty cable bills with the move to streaming, an area in which these conglomerates have spent — and lost — billions of dollars. While the belief abounds that one day everyone will stream, that day is not today, and sports fans are stuck between old- and new-world paradigms.
“There is as much art as science to it,” said sports media consultant Lee Berke, on how sports broadcasters decide what goes behind a streaming paywall and what resides on traditional linear TV. “You don’t want to get too far ahead of the curve, and you don’t want to be too far behind.”
It may be an art deciding how to carve up sports and tournaments between online and TV, but the results are often arguably unsightly.
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NEW YORK (Jan. 26, 2023) – The National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the jerseys the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals will wear when they face off in the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ outdoor game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN+, SN360, TVAS2).
Both jerseys will be available at adidas.com, adidas.ca, NHLShop.com, NHLShop.ca, Fanatics’ network of online stores and at Capitals’ and Hurricanes’ team stores starting at noon ET today. Additional retailers will offer both jerseys starting Saturday, Jan. 28.
Additional details for the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series will be announced in the coming weeks. For the latest event details, visit NHL.com/stadiumseries and follow @NHL and @PR_NHL. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #StadiumSeries.
see the sweater below.
from Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News,
Over the weekend, the Carnegie Initiative held a summit in Toronto, gathering big names from around the hockey world to both celebrate and speak on inclusion in the sport. Named after recent Hall of Fame inductee Herb Carnegie, whose legacy is being carried on by his family, the Carnegie Initiative held a number of symposiums on Saturday featuring some very interesting panels.
One such talk was a forum entitled Creating Sustainable Change, hosted by Sportsnet's Donnovan Bennett. He was joined by new Hockey Canada Chair Hugh Fraser, NHL senior executive VP Kim Davis, Team Trans founder Daniel Larson and U-16 Toronto Young Nats forward Ajay Rai....
Early on in her tenure with the NHL, she reached out to Dr. William Frey of the Brookings Institution, someone she had known from her days in the financial sector. Davis asked Frey to look at the Gen Z and Millennial demographics in every NHL market, and his research found that in 23 of the 31 markets (this was in 2019, before Seattle joined), those groups were so multicultural that calling them 'minorities' wasn't even mathematically accurate.
Which is to say that if the NHL and the hockey world at large wants to keep bringing in new fans, the sport has to make sure that all communities feel welcome.
"It's really going to be a missed opportunity if we don't embrace different communities that will be important for our future," Davis said. "We want a movement, not a moment."
Davis, whose own son stopped playing hockey in the Chicago area due to racist taunting, noted that it's not just outward acts of hatred that can turn someone off the game, but that hockey needs to be "culturally available" and explicitly inclusive. She used the analogy of someone walking past a building filled with people having a good time - it's not enough for those outside to just be able to look through the windows; someone needs to open the door and welcome that person in to join in on the fun.
* Mitchell Marner scored the game winner just 19 seconds into the extra frame while Sebastian Aho hit the 200-goal mark as the Maple Leafs and Hurricanes both rallied to overtime victories.
* Jared McCann became the first player to tally 50 career goals with Seattle as the Kraken eclipsed their 2021-22 point total in just 47 games.
* The Bruins and Lightning will each put lengthy win streaks on the line when the Atlantic Division foes face off during Thursday’s nine-game slate.
from Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic,
But don’t rule out the possibility of a contract extension with the Blues, O’Reilly told The Athletic Wednesday.
“Yeah, we’re starting to get a little dialogue going,” he said. “I think there will be some talks kind of going forward here, but yeah, there’s no timeline or such. That’s kind of all I can really give you on that.
“This is where I want to be. I hope I don’t get moved, but I think things will probably progress, especially with the deadline coming up and the talks with that. We’ll see how it goes. We’re starting to get into that.”
In the meantime, NHL clubs will be in contact with Armstrong about what it will take to trade for O’Reilly, and the rumors will continue to roll in.
“I still get messages from buddies every time — you’re rumored to this team, you’re rumored to that team,” O’Reilly said. “It’s honestly in one ear and out the other at this point. If anything, it’s a distraction, and I don’t want it to be a distraction for the team. You hear stuff, but like I said, in one ear, out the other.
“The main focus for me right now is just getting healthy and getting us back into the playoffs, and I think things will flow from there. My focus is to be here and contribute to us getting into the playoffs.”
from Amalie Benjamin of the NHL website,
Lou Lamoriello said he accepts responsibility for the New York Islanders' recent struggles and will continue to try to improve the team ahead of the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline on March 3.
"There's no excuses. Because it's on me, totally on me," the Islanders general manager said Wednesday. "That's my responsibility to make us the best we possibly can, to make whatever changes we can. That's not on the coaching staff, that's not on the players, and I take that responsibility. It's making it happen. There's a lot of reasons why sometimes you can and you can't, and those are decisions you have to make. But I take full responsibility for whatever changes are or are not made."
The Islanders (23-21-5) are on a five-game skid (0-3-2) heading into their game at the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SN1, TVAS, MSGSN, ESPN+). They've lost nine of their past 10 games (1-6-3) after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season coming off appearances in the 2020 Eastern Conference Final and 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals. They are five points behind the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins for the two wild cards into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference, but there are two teams (Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers) between them and the Capitals and Penguins.
"I think that if we can make ourselves better, whether it had been yesterday or the day before or today or tomorrow, we will definitely do that," Lamoriello said.
Lalonde got a kick out of meeting Moritz Seider‘s father.
“He comes right up to me and says, ‘Hey, I’m Seider.’ I’m like. ‘What are you a music star? No first name. Like Seal or Bono?,” Lalonde said. “Those are those neat, awesome experiences that you get to know people a little bit and someday we’ll laugh about it for a while.”
-Derek Lalonde, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings on meeting Mo Seider's dad. Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now has more.
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki has been fined $4,189.19, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Anaheim Ducks forward Max Jones during NHL Game No. 763 in Tempe on Tuesday, Jan. 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 3:20 of the second period. Valimaki was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.
Watch the slash below.
Updates will be added to this post.
Derek Lalonde chats with Daniella Bruce and Art Regner.
from Arwa Mahdawi of The Guardian,
Before the US legalized single-event sports betting in 2018, the NHL opposed the idea. However, the “the landscape in North America has changed,” the NHL’s chief business officer, Keith Wachtel, told Canadian parliamentarians in 2021 – specifically, “technological innovation, increased partner sophistication and … a true understanding of how a regulated legal sports market can better promote responsibility and integrity versus a non-regulated market.” As it happens, the NHL probably also figured out it can make a lot of money – as much as $216m in annual revenue, according to research from the American Gaming Association.
When it comes to guys like Matthews and McDavid, one obvious concern is that adult viewers and fans will act on these endorsements and, despite tools to set limits, become addicts. But a lot of kids watch hockey, too. Nobody, it seems – including those who pushed for the changes to Canada’s criminal code that have allowed for single-event betting, like MP Brian Masse – really thought about that. He told the CBC he was now worried about the potential impacts of the ads on kids.
What can be done?
In Canada, anyway, there might be a pathway to more stringent regulation. The CRTC, Canada’s federal telecommunications regulator, already has established rules around alcohol advertising that state it cannot contain an endorsement from “any person … who is or is likely to be a role model for minors,” including for a full 10 years after they’ve retired from that activity. This rule kicked-in in 2003, when former NHL commentator Don Cherry endorsed Molson beer. The ads were eventually pulled after complaints. I asked the CRTC whether it was considering extending its rules for alcohol endorsement to single-event sports betting. “It is the responsibility of the advertiser to ensure the legality of airing all its commercials,” a CRTC spokesperson replied. “I don’t have any further information on this issue, and am not in a position to speculate.”
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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Andrew Copp lost the offensive-zone face-off, but Michael Rasmussen swooped in to corral the puck, took it to the net and got a few whacks at it before his teammate buried the rebound.
Copp’s goal 25 seconds into overtime Tuesday gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Little Caesars Arena, and Rasmussen’s play, on the winning goal and throughout the night, earned effusive praise from his coach.
“We rarely single out a guy for effort, especially the way we’re built because it literally feels every time we win it’s a complete team effort, but Ras tonight – and he was nicked up, you could tell he wasn’t 100 percent – he forechecked, he finished. Even the overtime goal, he jumps a San Jose face-off win and ends up getting three jabs at it before it ends up on Copp’s stick for the open-netter. What an effort for him.”
Rasmussen scored his eighth goal of the season to give his team a 2-1 lead at 16:29 of the second and shortly after was shaken up during a collision with Jaycob Megna. Rasmussen labored to get to the bench and was clearly in pain while being attended to by trainer Piet Van Zant.
But he didn’t miss any shifts and delivered in overtime, which hasn’t been kind to the Red Wings (3-5).
“I think we just won a battle, were hard in the net front and one went in,” Rasmussen said. “Just found a way. That’s all.”
Below find Bob Duff on why the Wings need to keep winning, post game interviews and extended game highlights.
via TSN's YouTube page,
The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss how Ryan O'Reilly is officially in play ahead of the trade deadline, how Max Domi is a trade target for cap-crunched teams, why the Sens could be open to buying and selling, and much more.
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