10:45 AM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
St. Louis Game Time 5 hours ago
Blues, Brodeur Blow 3-0 Lead to Kings, Drop 11th Straight at Staples Center 6-4 in Embarrassing Fashion

Blues, Brodeur Blow 3-0 Lead to Kings, Drop 11th Straight at Staples Center 6-4 in Embarrassing Fashion

Let's just get this over with... Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue. The Blues, coming off a big win at home over the Kings, got off to a hot start at the Staples Center, scoring not one...not two...but three first period goals by David Backes, Dmitrij Jaskin, and Kevin Shattenkirk respectively. Two of them were on the power play, two of them were great tip-ins, and all three were heavily influenced by great front-of-the-net presence and strong offensive zone play by the defensemen. Basically, they were how you'd expect the Blues to score outside of the STL Line. And so...
PensBurgh 12 hours ago
Penguins / Colorado Recap: All hail Blake Comeau. Pens win

Penguins / Colorado Recap: All hail Blake Comeau. Pens win

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in overtime with Blake Comeau scoring the only goal of the game and Marc-Andre Fleury recording the shutout. It's rare in this day and age for an NHL game to go 0-0 into overtime. Rarer still for the usually high flying Pittsburgh Penguins to be involved in the game. But that was the situation they found themselves in tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. In such a situation, you have to look at the goalies. Young Calvin Pickard , 22, stopped the first 47 shots he saw. Finally in over-time, a Rob Scuderi point shot got punched by...
NHL 11 hours ago
Video: Postgame Recap: Avalanche vs Penguins

Watch: Postgame Recap: Avalanche vs Penguins

Watch highlights and a recap of the Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins game on December 18, 2014.
Matchsticks and Gasoline 45 mins ago

Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars game preview

Tonight is the Flames' final home game before Christmas as they work to get back in the win column. A couple days off, a new contract for the head coach, and the Calgary Flames should be ready to get back at it. That's what we're hoping for, at least, because they're currently riding a six-game losing streak, and must be anxious to break out of it as the holidays approach. Tonight they're hosting the seemingly underachieving Dallas Stars, who have been winning a bit as of late. The two are starting to pull closer together in the Western Conference standings. When we last saw the Flames,...
NHL 13 hours ago
Video: Pregame Preview: Stars vs Flames

Watch: Pregame Preview: Stars vs Flames

Get the latest news and updates leading up to the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames game on December 19, 2014, presented by DraftKings.

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Winnipeg Free Press 42 mins ago

Perseverance paying off for Jets' D-man Brouillette

If you're one of those hockey fans who loves a good underdog tale and appreciates the guy who overcomes long odds and big obstacles in pursuit of a dream, you're going to love Julien Brouillette. Although Brouillette has been a member of the Winnipeg Jets since being called up from the St....
Winnipeg Free Press 1 hour ago

Coach cans cussing as kids watch practice

PAUL MAURICE is a family man. And he is an employee of an organization that prides itself on providing solid family entertainment. But Maurice is also the head coach of a professional hockey team -- which is to say, he also curses like a sailor, particularly during Jets practices. Remember that...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 9 hours ago
Blues have big shoes to fill in Schwartz's absence

Blues have big shoes to fill in Schwartz's absence

Ott will continue to play with Lehtera and Tarasenko, while Jaskin will get his shot to stay in the lineup.
Denver Post 9 hours ago
Avs defenseman Brad Stuart finally in 1,000-game club

Avs defenseman Brad Stuart finally in 1,000-game club

It took Brad Stuart 15 years to play in 999 NHL regular-season games, and another six weeks to reach 1,000.
Denver Post 11 hours ago

Postgame: Despite Patrick Roy-like goaltending, Roy likely to send Calvin Pickard back to Lake Erie

Avalanche rookie goalie Calvin Pickard after 47-save, 1-0 overtime loss at Pittsburgh:PITTSBURGH -- The game story is all about Calvin Pickard, the 22-year-old Avalanche rookie goalie who

Postgame: Despite Patrick Roy-like goaltending, Roy likely to send Calvin Pickard back to Lake Erie

Postgame blog: Avalanche can't score to support Calvin Pickard's 47-save performance in 1-0 overtime loss at Pittsburgh.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Cooke could spark Wild out of malaise

The physical forward has missed 22 games with torn hip flexor muscles.

Patrick Sharp playing with abandon as he works back to high level of play

There was a moment while he was face-down on the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal that Patrick Sharp thought the injury he had just suffered was a serious one.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 13 hours ago

Patrick Sharp playing with abandon as he works back to high level of play

There was a moment while he was face-down on the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal that Patrick Sharp thought the injury he had just suffered was a serious one.

Thursday practice update: Kari Lehtonen earns another start after shutout in Vancouver

CALGARY, Alberta _ After Anders Lindback went to the AHL and got his game going on a five-game stint, Stars coach Lindy Ruff said he expected the back-up goalie to start either Wednesday in Vancouver or Friday in Calgary. But …
Winnipeg Free Press 16 hours ago

The Whiteboard: Killing a two-man advantage

The Jets: 31 - Ondrej Pavelec 19 - Jim Slater 4 - Paul Postma 63 - Ben Chiarot SETTING THE SCENE: It's scoreless late in the first period of Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres when Jets defencemen Grant Clitsome and Adam Pardy take successive penalties 11 seconds apart, setting up a

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    GIF: Tyler Seguin Licks His Glove, Flips Off A Vancouver Canuck (Apparently)

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