Kucherov Scores, Lightning Top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. The sold-out games at Ericsson Globe are part of the NHL Global Series. Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde […]

NHL Awards Voting (and Voters) Needs Reevaluation

report this ad The NHL Awards were last night, and while most of the awards handed out were well-deserved and, for some, long overdue, there were a shocking number of voting results that were either questionable, irrational, or downright wrong. Let’s look at some of the peculiarities in the voting results. Ryan O’Reilly of the […]

NHL News & Notes: Boucher, Coyne Schofield & More

In today’s News & Notes, Guy Boucher has been fired by the Ottawa Senators, Kendall Coyne Schofield has been hired by the NHL Network as a studio analyst and the NHL has announced their three stars for the month of February. Related: NHL News & Notes: Puljujarvi, Mueller & More Senators Fire Boucher, Crawford Assumes Interim […]

NHL News & Notes: Kucherov, Smith, Perry & More

In today’s News & Notes, Nikita Kucherov and Zach Smith have both been fined for slashing, Corey Perry is set to make his season debut and a quick waiver-wire update. Related: NHL News & Notes: Juulsen, Brassard Trade & More Kucherov Fined for Slashing Kucherov was fined $5,000 for slashing New York Islanders’ defender Scott […]

Lightning’s Stamkos & Kucherov Off to Unusually Quiet Start

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, production from their top two offensive threats is key to sustained success. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have the elite skill set to impact a game with their sniping and play-making abilities. Opponents have their hands full with each, as it usually takes more than one player to slow them […]

NHL Rumors: Kucherov, Bjugstad, Lamoriello, More

In today’s rumor rundown Nikita Kucherov extends in Tampa and that may have some connection to the rumors of Erik Karlsson being moved to the Lightning. There are rumors about Nick Bjugstad being traded out of Florida and his agent weighs in, Lou Lamoriello is hot about the NHL free agent interview process and there’s […]

NHL Bridge Deals Are Falling Down

A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has […]

Golden Knights & Lightning Are Getting Their Money’s Worth

To win in the salary cap era, a team needs top-to-bottom production. First line forwards need to perform like elite scorers while third pairing defensemen need to provide steady minutes. This year’s trade deadline reflected this, as contenders parted with valuable assets to add depth players. To consistently win and compete for the Stanley Cup, […]