3:28 AM EST, Sun March 01, 2015

Blackhawks acquire center Antoine Vermette

The Chicago Blackhawks made their move to bolster their offense in the wake of the injury to Patrick Kane when they acquired center Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Scott Powers / Chicago Blackhawks Blog | ESPN Chicago 6 hours ago

Bowman makes most of Kane's injury

This week's injury to Patrick Kane presented an interesting opportunity for Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. The Blackhawks might have lost their star offensive player for 12 weeks with a broken clavicle, but Bowman had a chance to keep his team a Stanley Cup contender because Kane’s...
Second City Hockey 5 hours ago

Blackhawks acquire Antoine Vermette from Coyotes via trade

The Blackhawks paid a heavy price to add a veteran center before the trade deadline. The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired veteran forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes before the trade deadline, according to numerous reports. The deal will send rookie defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first-round...
Winging It In Motown 6 hours ago
Red Wings Game Analysis, After-Action Report for Saturday February 28th: Detroit Red Wings 4 - Nashville Predators 3

Red Wings Game Analysis, After-Action Report for Saturday February 28th: Detroit Red Wings 4 - Nashville Predators 3

The Wings headed into Nashville for a Saturday afternoon romp against the team with the best record in hockey having already had a successful road trip but looking for some gravy. By the end of 60, the Nashville Predators were no longer one of the teams to not have lost back-to-back games in regulation. I'm simultaneously annoyed by how often this gets brought up and tickled by the fact that we won that useless stat category. 4-3 Wings. Box Score Here The reffing was atrocious in this game. Two guys saying mean things to each other got sent, but various cross-checks went uncalled and an...
NHL 7 hours ago
Video: Postgame Recap: Red Wings vs Predators

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Tatar helps Red Wings beat Preds, 4-3
St. Louis Game Time 1 hour ago
Recap: Blues Slip Past Oilers

Recap: Blues Slip Past Oilers

Despite the wave, the Blues were able to get out of Edmonton with two points. The Blues continued their streak across Canada tonight as they took on the Edmonton Oilers. Jay "Fun Bobby" Bouwmeester would be playing in his 900th(!) NHL game. So, total shoutout to him for that one. Brian Elliott would once again get the start (wash, rinse, repeat) for the good guys. Ben Scrivens would oppose him in one for the ages. If you're into the slow starts that seemed to have plagued the team here lately.... First Period: As if everyone wasn't trying to fend off sleep to begin with, it was yet another...

Stars-Ducks scouting report: Professional agitators Perry, Garbutt have some history

The Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry is on the ice in pain as he was speared coming off the bench during the first period by the Dallas Stars Ryan Garbutt, who received a game misconduct, in Game 5 of a Western …
NHL 5 hours ago
Video: Pregame Preview: Ducks vs Stars

Watch: Pregame Preview: Ducks vs Stars

Get the latest news and updates leading up to the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars game on March 01, 2015, presented by DraftKings.
Hockey Wilderness 1 hour ago
As the World Turns, So Goes the Wild Beating the Avalanche

As the World Turns, So Goes the Wild Beating the Avalanche

If you were looking for finesse, speed, agility, and goals, you might have had to look around on NHL Game Center Live of Center Ice for that game because this was not it. No, the Avalanche were on a mission to salvage some thing - anything - for their season by hitting anything and everything that moved. Minnesota just answered the bell in their own way by potting three goals on Semyon Varlamov en route to another win over Colorado. There were lots of Wild fans in attendance at the Pepsi Center for this one. From the drop of the puck in the first period, "DOOOOB!" chants and "Let's Go...
NHL 1 hour ago
Video: Postgame Recap: Wild vs Avalanche

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Wild edge past Avalanche, 3-1
Winnipeg Free Press 10 hours ago
Jets' Wheeler ready to go back to work against Kings

Jets' Wheeler ready to go back to work against Kings

He missed just two games, but Blake Wheeler will freely admit there were moments over the last week when it felt like he had been out of the Winnipeg Jets lineup for an eternity. And watching his own team’s games on TV? That’s not anything the veteran winger wants to live through...

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Beau Bennett: Spotlight on the Penguins right wing

Beau Bennett, 23, was drafted 20th by Pittsburgh in 2010 and signed with the Penguins after his sophomore year at DU in 2012.
Denver Post 1 hour ago
Chambers: Daniel Briere a perfect boost for playoffs

Chambers: Daniel Briere a perfect boost for playoffs

Forget for a moment that Daniel Briere is 37 and has been a healthy scratch 14 times this season, his first with the Avalanche. When it comes to the playoffs, few have been as effective as Briere.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 hours ago

Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

Minnesota improved its playoff positioning with a win in a playoff atmosphere.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3 hours ago
Bluenotes: Trade deadline causes anxiety

Bluenotes: Trade deadline causes anxiety

The club could have interest in Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry, who was scratched Saturday as he awaits a trade.
Denver Post 4 hours ago

Briere a perfect boost for playo≠s

DALLAS —Forget for a moment that Daniel Briere is 37 and has been a healthy scratch 14 times this season, his first with the Avalanche.
Denver Post 4 hours ago
GM Sakic: Avalanche doesn't expect major deal before trade deadline

GM Sakic: Avalanche doesn't expect major deal before trade deadline

Speaking a little more than 40 hours before the NHL trading deadline, Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic on Saturday night made it clear Colorado isn't looking to make a major deal involving any of its young core players or to give up prospects or draft choices for short-term help.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Sean Bergenheim learning new system

DENVER -- Although the system the Wild plays is similar to that of his former team, the Florida Panthers, forward Sean Bergenheim expects it to take awhile before he has mastered his new team's system.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 5 hours ago

Minnesota Wild: Trade deadline keeps equipment crew on alert

DENVER -- In a large metal crate that equipment managers refer to as a "trunk," all of the Wild jerseys are neatly folded and stacked upon one another during road trips.

Pre-game from Patrick Roy on MacKinnon, Stollery recall, impact of Wild game

Roy almost certainly was protecting MacKinnon in the sense that he didn't want this to blow up, but the most likely scenario here is that the coach was upset with a lack of attention to detail in all areas of the ice. The viritual same scenario unfolded earlier in the season and Roy said pretty much the same thing.

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