After coming off a 3-2 victory in their exhibition matchup against the Minnesota Wild, the Avalanche shifted their focus to their first of three round-robin games against the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Related: Senators’ 3 Free Agent Targets The Avalanche would go on to take down the Blues in what was a
The puck dropped Saturday in Edmonton’s Rogers Place and Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. There is an unusual air to the games without live audiences and with social distancing protocols in place. And amidst all of that, there is also the peaceful but very present uprising against social and racial
On March 11, in a pre-pandemic world that bears no resemblance to today’s, the Winnipeg Jets captured a 4-2 victory at Rogers Place over the Edmonton Oilers. 143 days later, they took to the Rogers Place ice again for their first meaningful game in nearly five months — the opening matchup of their five-game play-in
If history repeats, things don’t look good for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last season the Columbus Blue Jackets played giant-killer during the first round of the playoffs when they swept the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in four straight games. Similarly, last season the Maple Leafs lost their first playoff round for the third straight season.
This will be the final St. Louis Blues mailbag before their return to play on Sunday, Aug. 2 against the Colorado Avalanche. There are plenty of questions and thoughts to be had regarding the team’s status going into the Edmonton bubble and how they could look in the playoffs. Who Will Be the X-factor for
July 29 officially signals that the Chicago Blackhawks are back. After a four-month break, they will be facing the St. Louis Blues in an exhibition game. This will be important as it will give fans insight as to how well the teams have bounced back. Related: 7 Fun Facts About Dustin Byfuglien Hockey returning isn’t
On March 12, the NHL season was put on pause due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Two nights before, the Pittsburgh Penguins were coming off a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils, led by Evgeni Malkin’s two-goal performance as Matt Murray had an easy night stopping 20 of 22 shots for the win.
With only two winning seasons in the past decade, the Edmonton Oilers of recent memory have built themselves a reputation that could easily be summarized by one word: incompetent. Failed draft picks, less-than-ideal signings, and even worse stomach-turning trades spearheaded by executives who were caught reminiscing about their glory days as the game passed them
The New York Rangers have had an impressive turnaround this season after finishing 20 points shy of a playoff spot in 2018-19. Stars Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad have received well-deserved praise for the team’s success this season but it would not have been possible without the outstanding play of rookie defensemen Adam Fox and
It’s been a roller coaster ride for Jesperi Kotkaniemi this season; it started with high hopes, but poor play, loss of confidence, and then being sent to Laval Rocket cast a cloud over it. He started getting his game back and working hard to improve with coach Joel Bouchard and becoming a point-per-game player in
The Montreal Canadiens will soon be travelling to Toronto to enter the bubble and begin Phase 4 where they will play one exhibition game versus (vs) division rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to their play-in series vs Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins. Related: Remembering the Canadiens’ 2014 Playoff Run Currently, the NHL is
The Vegas Golden Knights will travel to Edmonton for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Although hockey is returning to play, this could come with a slight disadvantage for the Golden Knights, as they will not get the opportunity to play at T-Mobile Arena. (from ‘Las Vegas reportedly misses out on hosting NHL restart,’ Las Vegas
As it has been rumoured for days now, the NHL officially announced on Tuesday, Mar. 26, that the regular season is finished, and the league will begin playoffs sometime in July. The format will be different than normal, as there will be 24 teams in this year’s postseason rather than the standard 16. Winnipeg Jets
When will hockey return? Well, no one really knows. Will the NHL be able to conclude the regular season? The league certainly hopes so, but it’s not definitive. What about the playoffs? Now, that seems more probable, but it’s not without at least some doubt and possible logistical issues. Throughout this pause, there has been