Chasing Gretzky: Who Stands in Ovechkin’s Way?

On Saturday, Jan. 18, Alex Ovechkin continued to climb up the all-time goal list. He entered the game against the New York Islanders with 689 goals, one short of Mario Lemieux for 10th all-time. He went onto record a hat trick in the 6-4 win. Ovechkin opened the scoring in the game to tie Lemieux […]

Have the Blackhawks turned a corner? – NBCSports.com

It was never a matter of if and only a matter of when Patrick Kane would reach 1,000 career NHL points. He tried his best not to let it creep into his mind as he got closer to the number, but it was difficult not to. Kane entered Sunday’s game sitting at 999 points after picking up one the night […]

Would the NHL standings change with a different points system? – ESPN

11:00 AM ET New York Rangers coach David Quinn called Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets perhaps their biggest of the season, as his team trailed the Blue Jackets by eight points for one of the Eastern Conference’s two wild-card playoff spots. After Oliver Bjorkstrand‘s tiebreaking goal with 26.5 seconds left in regulation, that […]

Would the NHL standings change with a different points system?

11:00 AM ET New York Rangers coach David Quinn called Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets perhaps their biggest of the season, as his team trailed the Blue Jackets by eight points for one of the Eastern Conference’s two wild-card playoff spots. After Oliver Bjorkstrand‘s tiebreaking goal with 26.5 seconds left in regulation, that […]

3 trade deadline moves the Maple Leafs should explore

No team has scored more goals than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have been redefining what it means to be an offensive juggernaut with each year of the Auston Matthews–Mitchell Marner–William Nylander era. Since that young, explosive nucleus was Voltron’d together — and surrounded, of course, by some puck-pushing defencemen and net-driving weapons, foremost captain […]

Kane gets 1,000th point, Blackhawks beat Jets 5-2

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach the milestone with 5:46 left. The All-Star winger […]

Kane reaches 1,000 points as Blackhawks cruise

10:48 PM ET Chicago forward Patrick Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points with an assist Sunday in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 home victory over the Winnipeg Jets at United Center. Kane fed Ryan Carpenter from behind the net on a pass that eventually ended up on Brandon Saad‘s stick. Saad […]

Bjorkstrand Scores Twice, Rallies Blue Jackets Over Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game with 26.5 seconds left to lift Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Bjorkstrand was playing for the first time after 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 into the third […]