10:12 PM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
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Oilers’ Zack Kassian Says Win Is Best Revenge Against Flames’ Tkachuk

Oilers’ Zack Kassian Says Win Is Best Revenge Against Flames’ Tkachuk

Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Kassian, fresh off a two-game suspension for pummelling Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk, thinks winning will be the best revenge when the teams meet again Wednesday. Kassian feels like he already delivered his message to Tkachuk, referring to the one-sided beatdown on Jan. 11, and said with the playoff race so tight, the […] The post Oilers’ Zack Kassian Says Win Is Best Revenge Against Flames’ Tkachuk appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
3 hours ago

Oilers News and Rumors: McDavid, Benning, Kassian, More

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is some controversy brewing in Edmonton over the Connor McDavid documentary, the Oilers are welcoming back a defenseman and speculation grows as the team gets ready for their rematch with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. McDavid Documentary Gets Edmonton-Based Media Heated The documentary that covered the […] The post Oilers News and Rumors: McDavid, Benning, Kassian, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

AHL Central News: A Well Deserved Break

The American Hockey League’s Central Division has two teams pulling away from the pack while the remaining six teams battle it out for two playoff spots. After another busy week, the top players in the division came together at the AHL All-Star Classic and nearly won it all. Admirals Keep on Trucking The Milwaukee Admirals […] The post AHL Central News: A Well Deserved Break appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
8 hours ago

5 Takeaways From Maple Leafs 5-2 Win in Nashville

The Toronto Maple Leafs are back from the NHL’s all-star break and they’re looking to inch their way back into a playoff position after an inconsistent few weeks leading up to the break. On Monday, they did just that securing two points in Nashville against the Predators. With that, here’s a look at a few […] The post 5 Takeaways From Maple Leafs 5-2 Win in Nashville appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
9 hours ago

THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy & Demko’s Streaks, Hogberg’s Record

The National Hockey League was back at it on Monday night after its successful All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. Fans were treated to six contests after four long days with no game action. There was plenty of goaltending news with personal streaks and franchise records galore. Vasilevskiy Keeps Point Streak Alive The Tampa Bay Lightning […] The post THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy & Demko’s Streaks, Hogberg’s Record appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
9 hours ago

Penguins Sign Marcus Pettersson to 5-Year Extension

PITTSBURGH — Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 23-year-old defenceman agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2024-25 season. The deal carries an average annual value of just over $4 million. Pittsburgh acquired Pettersson in a December 2018 trade that sent forward Daniel Sprong to Anaheim. Pettersson […] The post Penguins Sign Marcus Pettersson to 5-Year Extension appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
10 hours ago

Canucks Offseason Additions Making a Difference

The Vancouver Canucks made quite the splash in the offseason when they traded for JT Miller from the Tampa Bay Lightning and signed free agents Tyler Myers, Oscar Fantenberg, Jordie Benn and Micheal Ferland. All of the moves were met with varying degrees of scrutiny by media and fans alike. Now that we are entering […] The post Canucks Offseason Additions Making a Difference appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
10 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Predators, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Nashville Predators are a team on the outside looking in but that isn’t stopping one of the key players from expressing his opinion about what the team should do at the trade deadline. Jake Muzzin talks about a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are […] The post NHL Rumors: Predators, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Penguins, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago
Headache-Plagued Stephen Johns Finally Back on Ice for Stars

Headache-Plagued Stephen Johns Finally Back on Ice for Stars

FRISCO, Texas — Stephen Johns sometimes wondered if he would play hockey again while missing nearly 22 months with headaches that may or may not have been related to concussions. The Dallas Stars defenceman just didn’t appreciate it when doctors suggested as much. “That just kind of pissed me off because it wasn’t their decision […] The post Headache-Plagued Stephen Johns Finally Back on Ice for Stars appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago

Top 5 Captains in Blackhawks History

To be named the captain of an NHL team is an honor. He is the first to hoist the Stanley Cup after a victory and is often the center of media attention. He is the one who interacts with the refs on the ice and is often the face of the organization. Every team has […] The post Top 5 Captains in Blackhawks History appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago
Logjam at Top of Pacific Makes for Intense Playoff Push

Logjam at Top of Pacific Makes for Intense Playoff Push

ST. LOUIS — The Pacific Division is proving to be the wild, wild west of the NHL this season. Vancouver beat defending champion St. Louis on Monday night to move to 60 points in 50 games. Edmonton (57 points in 49 games), Calgary (57 points in 50 games), Arizona (57 points in 51 games) and […] The post Logjam at Top of Pacific Makes for Intense Playoff Push appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
12 hours ago

Edmonton Oilers 50-Goal Scorers

During the 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers epitomized offense. From the 1981-82 season through 1985-86, they scored an average of 5.29 goals per game. They peaked in the 1983-84 season, putting up a whopping 446 goals in 80 games, a 5.58 goals-per-game average. Opposing teams couldn’t stop them, but could only try to limit the damage by […] The post Edmonton Oilers 50-Goal Scorers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
13 hours ago

The NHL’s Top 5 Defenses

Defense wins championships. It’s a saying as old as hockey itself, but there is truth to this wisdom. A stout defense can both limit the opponent’s scoring chances while placing additional pressure on them in the offensive zone. When a defense is playing near perfection, it also helps ease some of the burdens on both […] The post The NHL’s Top 5 Defenses appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
13 hours ago

For Sabres, Playoff Hockey Must Start Now

If the Buffalo Sabres are going to make the 2020 NHL Playoffs, they’d better start playing playoff hockey right now. Every point matters. The Sabres have 51 points and are tied with the Montreal Canadiens in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. To catch the second wild card team, the Carolina Hurricanes, they need to […] The post For Sabres, Playoff Hockey Must Start Now appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
13 hours ago

Stars Need More Big Nights From Jamie Benn

Goal 14 for No. 14 was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. Jamie Benn’s game-winning overtime goal got the Stars back in the win column after a messy week going into the All Star break. Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning was a big night for the captain […] The post Stars Need More Big Nights From Jamie Benn appeared first on The Hockey Writers.