9:30 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2019
39 mins ago

Hurricanes Have Chased Some Goaltenders…No, Really

The Carolina Hurricanes chased some goaltenders. Really. Yes, the same Hurricanes team that has struggled for as long as anybody can remember to score goals, ran some opposing goaltenders off the ice. Of course, Tuesday night they were on the verge of their own goalie being chased as the New York Rangers held a clinic […] The post Hurricanes Have Chased Some Goaltenders…No, Really appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
54 mins ago

Gorges Remained Loyal to Canadiens to the End

Even as the walls were closing in on his time with the Montreal Canadiens, Josh Gorges admirably remained devoted to the team he had called home for seven-plus seasons. Gorges Gets Traded Gorges has since played four seasons with the division-rival Buffalo Sabres, announcing his retirement this past week. He’ll be remembered for his work […] The post Gorges Remained Loyal to Canadiens to the End appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
1 hour ago

Jets Down Predators – Hellebuyck Makes 37 Saves

NASHVILLE — Connor Hellebuyck made 37 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Central Division in a midseason showdown between rivals. The Jets leave Nashville four points ahead of the Preda... The post Jets Down Predators – Hellebuyck Makes 37 Saves appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Rangers Beat Blackhawks – Lundqvist Ties Sawchuk

NEW YORK — Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL's career wins list and the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night. Mats Zuccarello, Filip Chytil and Mika Zibanejad... The post Rangers Beat Blackhawks – Lundqvist Ties Sawchuk appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Maple Leafs Beat Bolts in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night. Frederik Andersen... The post Maple Leafs Beat Bolts in Tampa Bay appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Bruins Beat Up Blues – Rask Ties Franchise Record

BOSTON — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career win and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set b... The post Bruins Beat Up Blues – Rask Ties Franchise Record appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
2 hours ago

Islanders Have Big 1st Period to Beat Devils

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Anders Lee scored twice in the Islanders' three-goal first period, helping New York to its ninth win in 11 games with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Michael Dal Colle notched his first NHL goal and Jordan ... The post Islanders Have Big 1st Period to Beat Devils appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
15 hours ago

Bruins Miss on Niederreiter Trade Due to Lack of Center Depth

The Boston Bruins missed the boat on a deal that could have landed them a scoring right winger to fill their top-six hole. It wasn’t necessarily an issue of bad work by general manager Don Sweeney, however, just an issue of timing and team necessity by the Minnesota Wild. Related: Hurricanes Trade Rask to Wild […] The post Bruins Miss on Niederreiter Trade Due to Lack of Center Depth appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
17 hours ago

Wild Trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask

The Minnesota Wild have traded Nino Niederreiter to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Victor Rask, the Wild announced Thursday. Niederreiter is in the second year of a five-year, $26.25 million contract that carries a $5.25 million annual cap hit. Rask is in the third year of a six-year, $24 million contract that carries a $4 […] The post Wild Trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
18 hours ago

How Much Trade Value Does Derrick Brassard Have Left?

After losing Nick Bonino to free agency during the 2017 offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew that the lack of a quality third-line center would be a glaring fault for the 2017-18 campaign. Trade rumors swirled for most of the season before the team acquired Derrick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators just days before the trade […] The post How Much Trade Value Does Derrick Brassard Have Left? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
18 hours ago

NHL News & Notes: Byron, Alzner, Dubinsky & More

In today’s News & Notes, Paul Byron has been suspended, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled Karl Alzner, Brandon Dubinsky has returned to practice and Ben Lovejoy will miss Thursday’s game. Related: NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More Paul Byron Suspended The Canadiens will be without Byron for the next three games as the […] The post NHL News & Notes: Byron, Alzner, Dubinsky & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

The Day the Mark Messier Era Ended in New York

A decade of futility for the New York Rangers that started in the late 1990’s began with one event in July of 1997. It wasn’t a game the Rangers lost, a trade they made, or a free agent they signed (although there would be many to follow). No, the day that led to seven straight […] The post The Day the Mark Messier Era Ended in New York appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

BSC’s Bruins’ Mailbag: Healthy Lineup, Trades, Silfverberg & More

Another day, another mailbag! This may be the first mailbag all season long that comes with the Bruins at relatively full health without many questions surrounding the team’s short-term look at fixes as far as health is concerned. Despite the team being at full health, there are still noticeable holes in the lineup that need […] The post BSC’s Bruins’ Mailbag: Healthy Lineup, Trades, Silfverberg & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
19 hours ago

THW Podcast – Ep 7: One-on-One w/ Aaron Portzline of The Athletic /NHL Network

On the seventh episode of The Hockey Writers Podcast, we bring a bit shorter version of the show, covering the latest in NHL rumors, but also focusing on an NHL franchise that has been in the news a lot lately. We invited Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, The Hockey News, and The NHL Network on […] The post THW Podcast – Ep 7: One-on-One w/ Aaron Portzline of The Athletic /NHL Network appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
20 hours ago

NHL Rumors: Flyers, Jackets, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s rumor rundown, things have slowed on the Wayne Simmonds front while talk in Toronto has picked up, especially if discussing who might be available in trade from the Maple Leafs side of the equation. The Edmonton Oilers are in on a New York Ranger and are one of a few teams asking about […] The post NHL Rumors: Flyers, Jackets, Oilers, Maple Leafs, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.