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01/27/2023 at 6:47am EST

NHL Short Notes

01/27/2023 at 1:02am EST

* 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).

But Beer And Hockey Go Together

01/26/2023 at 3:57pm EST

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.


Video- Super Stats

01/26/2023 at 1:14pm EST

In the first half of the NHL regular season.

Stadium Series Sweaters Unveiled

01/26/2023 at 10:08am EST

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,,,, 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 and follow @NHL and @PR_NHL. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #StadiumSeries.

see the sweater below.

NHL Short Notes

01/26/2023 at 3:00am EST

* 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.

Ryan O'Reilly Wants To Stay In St. Louis

01/25/2023 at 9:20pm EST

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.”

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Lou Lamoriello Points His Finger At Himself

01/25/2023 at 7:00pm EST

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.


Afternoon Line -Derek Lalonde

01/25/2023 at 5:50pm EST

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.

Video- Juuso Valimaki Fined For Slashing

01/25/2023 at 5:21pm EST

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.

Video- TSN Insiders Last Night

01/25/2023 at 9:28am EST

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.

NHL Short Notes

01/25/2023 at 6:10am EST

* Kris Letang returned to the Penguins’ lineup after an 11-game absence and made an immediate impact – recording 2-2—4, which also included scoring the overtime winner.

* The Bruins picked up another two points Tuesday and made NHL history by requiring the fewest games by any team to collect 80 standings points in a single season.

* Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his 250th career victory as the Lightning collected their 10th consecutive win at AMALIE Arena and moved within one of matching their franchise record for longest home win streak.

* The NHL announced details of the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings Sportsbook and the format of the seven events on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports).

The State Of The Tampa Bay Lightning

01/24/2023 at 3:30pm EST

from Chris Krenn of,

With the Tampa Bay Lightning just past the halfway point of the 2022-23 regular season, Bolts general manager Julien BriseBois met with members of the media on Tuesday and offered his perspective on the first half of the year, the upcoming trade deadline and more.

Through 41 games this season, the Lightning's points percentage sat at .671. At the halfway point of last year, it was also .671. The year before that, it was .670, and the year prior, it was .656.

So, what does that tell BriseBois? It's obvious.

The team has been tremendously consistent. And in all three of those aforementioned seasons, the Bolts made it to the Stanley Cup Final.

"It tells me that we're just as much of a Stanley Cup contender this year as we were the last three years, and we shouldn't treat it any differently," BriseBois said. "We have an all-world goalie, some all-world 'D,' good depth at the 'D' position. Our center line is really strong. We've got scoring on the wings. Our elite players are having really good seasons. We have a really strong coaching staff.

"It's a veteran group that's done it before, so we know they can do it, because they've done it time and time again, both the players and the coaching staff."

BriseBois has been pleased with the first half of a season that has the Lightning sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division and tied for fifth in the NHL in points percentage.


NHL Short Notes

01/24/2023 at 4:19am EST

* William Nylander put up a four-point second period to lead the Maple Leafs to a comeback win, getting help from Ilya Samsonov who became the fourth goaltender in the past 40 years to post a 14-game home point streak from the start of a season.

* Owen Power became the fifth Sabres rookie defenseman to net an overtime winner and the first in nearly a decade.

* An 11-game Tuesday will see New Jersey’s Jack Hughes aim to hit the 60-point mark in 2022-23 when his club hosts Vegas during an exclusive broadcast on ESPN+ and HULU.

Afternoon Line -Rasmus Dahlin

01/23/2023 at 2:16pm EST

"I guess the fans want to see forwards. It is what it is," Dahlin told The Buffalo News after Monday's morning skate in American Airlines Center. "I'm going on vacation and I'm going to have a good time but obviously, I want to be there. That's just how it goes."...

"The rest is well needed for sure," Dahlin said. "A few of us are going to have a good time. Mental break and also a physical break. So I'm excited for that too. Some days you've got to take your day off if you have to, but I think the body gets used to it.

"And I'm better now with taking care of my body off the ice and I'm eating better. I'm sleeping better. Every minute feels like you have to take care of when you're not playing. So it's fun. I can't complain. I like to play."

-Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres on not being selected to the All-Star weekend. Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News has more.

Stars Of The Week

01/23/2023 at 1:03pm EST

NEW YORK (Jan. 23, 2023) – Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman, Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos and Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 22.

Video- The St, Louis Blues Welcome Charlie To A Practice

01/23/2023 at 12:05pm EST

Cancer survivor.

NHL Short Notes

01/23/2023 at 8:52am EST

* Jack Hughes became the first Florida-born player in NHL history to score 30 goals in a season while skating opposite of fellow 2023 NHL All-Star Sidney Crosby, who also found the back of the net Sunday.

* Linus Ullmark earned his 25th win and joined a pair of fellow Bruins goaltenders atop an NHL list while teammate Charlie McAvoy netted a highlight-reel goal against the Sharks.

* Blue Jackets forward Johnny Gaudreau is set to make his return to Calgary in a contest that will air exclusively on ESPN+ and HULU in the U.S. and finish a TVAS doubleheader in Canada. Sportsnet One will also carry the contest to close out a schedule that includes a national Sportsnet telecast from Toronto.

Why Was Cole Caufield Playing?

01/22/2023 at 1:53pm EST

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

It’s reaching the point where if you ain’t injured, you ain’t a Hab.

But it was the loss of Caufield that roiled the waters. Caufield’s quest for 40 goals or more was the biggest single reason to watch almost three more months of hockey. He’s so much fun to watch that even a victory over the Leafs feels like it was filmed in black and white without him.

Worse, the handling of his injury has brought the first serious criticism of the current regime since Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes replaced Marc Bergevin at the helm. If Caufield was injured Jan. 11, why was he allowed to play on through five games and multiple practices? Why didn’t the medical staff shut him down immediately?

Sportsnet’s Eric Engels, who isn’t one to rip the club as a knee-jerk reflex, scorched the medical staff for not shutting him down immediately. “Why their medical staff would allow him to (play with this injury) in a season in which results have been stated as secondary to development,” Engels wrote, “is absolutely mindboggling.”

Even with the constant input from Caufield’s agent, Pat Brisson, and input from doctors outside the organization, the decision makes no sense. “It’s been a progressive injury the past few weeks,” Brisson told Engels, “and every time he steps on the ice, there’s a chance it could get worse, and then it could get more complicated in surgery.”


Bruce Boudreau Fired, Rick Tocchet Hired

01/22/2023 at 1:04pm EST

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that the club has made multiple changes to its coaching staff.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and Assistant Coach Trent Cull have been relieved of their duties.

Rick Tocchet has been hired as the 21st Head Coach in franchise history. Adam Foote has been named Assistant Coach and Sergei Gonchar has been hired as a Defensive Development Coach.

Darryl Sutter's Post-Game Mistake

01/22/2023 at 11:38am EST

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

The kid just lived out a dream.

He did it in front of his family and a national TV audience tuned in as part of a Hockey Day in Canada marathon aimed at celebrating the game.

Yet, at the tail end of a wildly entertaining and complete effort by his Flames, Darryl Sutter just couldn’t resist pouring a bucket of water over all of it.

Asked about Jakob Pelletier’s NHL debut, Coach Buzzkill decided to put on a show.

“Jakob Pelletier,” he repeated while putting on his glasses and grabbing the game sheet.

“What number is he?”

He then proceeded to read out all of No. 49’s stats, which included just under seven minutes of ice time, 43 seconds of it on the powerplay, one shot on goal and one hit.

No smile, no acknowledgement of how special it must have been and no cursory congratulation.

“It’s the NHL,” he spat.

“21 years old. Long ways to go.”


below, watch Sutter discuss Pelletier's game...

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