9:08 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017
Defending Big D 1 hour ago
Afterwords: Quick Thoughts on Stars’ Quick Work of Coyotes

Afterwords: Quick Thoughts on Stars’ Quick Work of Coyotes

This is how these Stars are going to demolish teams, apparently—by one goal and an empty-netter It is way too late/early on the west coast (best coast), but here are a few fleeting thoughts on this game, which I watched. The Stars are now a .500 hockey team! Hooray for the Stars. -Stephen Johns has been stronger in the last couple of games. It’s going to be tough to find a spot for Jamie Oleksiak, but he’s coming back into the lineup at the expense of (presumably) Esa Lindell or Julius Honka. I don’t know what we do with that other than say, “well, I hope those fellows play good...
Artic Ice Hockey 10 hours ago
Recap: Blue Jackets Outgun Jets

Recap: Blue Jackets Outgun Jets

Turnovers played a major role as the Jets were never the better team in a 5-2 loss at home. The Winnipeg Jets efence was ba in this game. See that sentence? No D, just like the Jets tonight. The Columbus Blue Jackets came into town sporting a 4-1-0 record to start the year, showing the team with the fourth best record in the league in 2016-2017 was ready to start the season. After a nail biter of a first period that saw the Winnipeg Jets hemmed into their own end for much of the first 10 minutes, the Jackets cracked Steve Mason twice, via Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno, after a pair of...
9 hours ago
Video: Maurice says Jets aren’t playing hard enough to have a chance

Watch: Maurice says Jets aren’t playing hard enough to have a chance

Paul Maurice talks about the less than impressive showing the Winnipeg Jets had against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Pred Lines 37 mins ago
Nashville Predators Clamp Down On Colorado, Win 4-1

Nashville Predators Clamp Down On Colorado, Win 4-1

It’s home sweet home for the Nashville Predators as they take down the Colorado Avalanche in easy fashion, and remain undefeated at Bridgestone Arena. The road woes may still be a concern, but the Nashville Predators are firing on all cylinders over the first three home games. That trend continued against Colorado, a team that’s […] Nashville Predators Clamp Down On Colorado, Win 4-1 - Predlines - Predlines - A Nashville Predators Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago
Video: Sissons' goal on Varlamov counts but still gets called for charging

Watch: Sissons' goal on Varlamov counts but still gets called for charging

Colton Sissons scored to put the Predators up 3-1 on the Avalanche, but he still had to go to the box for charging Semyon Varlamov.
Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Blackhawks mix up power-play units ahead of Blues game

The glaring blemish on the Blackhawks' 4-1-1 start has been the power play, which has gone 4 of 27 through the first six games. So at practice on Tuesday the Hawks worked on the power play — and coach Joel Quenneville mixed up his personnel on both units. In previous games, the power-play units...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 16 hours ago
Waiver rule, not talent, keeps bouncing Wild’s Mike Reilly to minors

Waiver rule, not talent, keeps bouncing Wild’s Mike Reilly to minors

After playing well in a 5-2 victory over the rival Chicago Blackhawks last week, Wild defenseman Mike Reilly was rewarded with a demotion to the minors. Such is life for the only waiver-exempt blue liner on a team ravaged by injuries up front. “I was definitely very disappointed,” said Reilly, a former star at Holy […]
Denver Post 18 hours ago
Why Andrei Mironov is a healthy scratch for the Avalanche rather than playing in the AHL

Why Andrei Mironov is a healthy scratch for the Avalanche rather than playing in the AHL

The 23-year-old Russian will be a healthy scratch for the sixth consecutive game Tuesday when Colorado takes on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 19 hours ago
Zach Parise’s latest injury setback has coach Bruce Boudrea ‘worried’

Zach Parise’s latest injury setback has coach Bruce Boudrea ‘worried’

A day after Zach Parise was forced to leave practice because of an undisclosed injury, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the $98 million man. “There is no update on Zach,” coach Bruce Boudreau said. “He sees the doctor tomorrow, and since there’s no practice tomorrow, we’ll know how that looks on Thursday.” Parise has denied […]
Joe Nguyen / Denver Post 19 hours ago
NHL Live 18 season simulation: How the Colorado Avalanche fared

NHL Live 18 season simulation: How the Colorado Avalanche fared

So how did this team fare in the video game world? Here's a look at how the Avs' simulated season in NHL Live 18.
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 20 hours ago

Wednesday's matchup: Blackhawks at Blues

TV/Radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; NBCSN, WGN-AM 720.Storylines: The Hawks will be playing their seventh playoff team from last season in seven games and third straight against a division opponent. The Blues are without promising young defenseman Robby Fabbri, who is out for the season with a knee injury....
Chris Hine / Chicago Tribune 20 hours ago

Why Corey Crawford is the hottest goaltender in the NHL

This season, Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford looks out through the rectangles in his mask and sees some new faces. The Hawks have remade their defense and instead of Brian Campbell, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Trevor van Riemsdyk, Crawford is playing with Connor Murphy, Jan Rutta and Cody Franson....
FOX Sports 21 hours ago
Predators recall F Gaudreau, Weber placed on injured reserve

Predators recall F Gaudreau, Weber placed on injured reserve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals and placed defenseman Yannick Weber on injured reserve.
FOX Sports Oct 17, 2017

Stars seek to even record, keep Coyotes winless (Oct 17, 2017)

DALLAS -- On Saturday night, the Dallas Stars bounced back from a 4-1 loss at Nashville two days earlier to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 at American Airlines Center.
Chicago Tribune Oct 16, 2017

Blackhawks to air 24 games in Spanish

One "Goaaalllllll!" practically is as good as another, which is how Spanish-language WRTO-AM 1200 has come to carry two dozen Chicago Blackhawks games this season. The Blackhawks are poised this week to formally announce the expanded schedule of 2017-18 Spanish-language broadcasts, which actually...

Connor Murphy has been odd man out in Blackhawks' defense rotation

Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy has not played in two of the Hawks' last three games. Despite that fact, coach Joel Quenneville keeps insisting the way Murphy has played has been fine and he doesn't need to change anything in his approach. But it has been surprising to see someone like Murphy,...

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane excited for Nick Schmaltz's return from injury

If you look at Patrick Kane's game log, you'll notice he scored goals in the first two Blackhawks games but hasn't in the last four. Those goalless games happen to overlap with the absence of center Nick Schmaltz, who has been sidelined with an upper-body injury. There's correlation, but according...

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