Stanley Cup

Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, Ontario will be one of the two cities to host the NHL restart. (Image: Sportsnet)

Secure Zone Canada: Toronto and Edmonton Named NHL Playoff Bubble Cities

Welcome to the Canadian bubble. The NHL finally selected Edmonton and Toronto as the two hub cities, aka the “Secure Zone” bubble, that will host the Stanley Cup playoffs and 24-team tournament. Toronto, Ontario will host the Eastern Conference, while the Western Conference will be based in Edmonton, Alberta. In […]

The Rogers Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could host the NHL playoffs if chosen as a hub city. (Image: Sportsnet)

NHL Playoffs Hub Cities Narrowed Down to 6, Vancouver Has Edge

The NHL will host its 24-team playoff series in two hub cities, with one city hosting the Eastern Conference and the other hosting the Western Conference. The NHL narrowed down its potential list of hub cities from 10 to six — Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Las Vegas, Edmonton, and Vancouver. […]

Empty Capitol One Arena, home of the Capitals, in Washington, DC. (Image: Nick Wass/AP)

NHL Sets Date for Playoffs, 2 Hub Cities Pending

The National Hockey League is ready to set forth Phase 3 of its resumption plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The NHL announced its highly-anticipated date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs tournament, which will begin on July 30. The league also set tentative dates for training camps, but […]

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl leads the NHL in scoring this season. (Image: Perry Nelson/USA Today Sports)

Updated Stanley Cup Odds After 24-Team Playoff Announcement

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are still favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup at 6/1 odds each after a recent update by Fan Duel, which reflected the recent announcement that the NHL will resume play with a 24-team playoff format. If and when the NHL finally gives […]

Proposed NHL playoff format with 24 teams.  (Image: SportsNet)

NHL Approves 24-Team Playoffs, Play-in Series Playoff Odds

The NHL will opt for an expanded, 24-team playoff to determine the winner of the 2020 Stanley Cup champion, if and when professional hockey resumes. In its Return to Play Plan, NHL officials propose that eight teams in each conference meet in the NHL Play-in Series, which will include the […]

Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon checks St Louis Blues Vince Dunn at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. (Image: Hyoung Chang/Denver Post)

Bruins, Caps, Lightning, Avs, Blues … All Stanley Cup Favorites?

With fewer than 25 games remaining in the NHL regular season, oddsmakers don’t have a clear-cut favorite to win the 2020 Stanley Cup. They’ve narrowed down the NHL championship race to a lead pack of five teams that include the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and […]

Washington Capitals teammates, Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, celebrate a recent victory over the NY Islanders. (Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty)

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals and Blues Co-Favorites at Break

The NHL season is 50 games old, with the All-Star break less than 48 hours away. With the best record in the league, the Washington Capitals (33-11-5) are co-favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup at 8/1 odds. The defending champion St. Louis Blues (30-11-8) are also 8/1 odds to […]

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin celebrates a game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Ontario. (Image: AP)

Washington Capitals First Team in NHL to 10 Wins

Two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference squared off on Friday Night. The Washington Capitals (10-2-3) and their highly-productive power play defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 6-1, to become the first team in the NHL to win 10 games. With 23 points, the Caps and their deadly power play […]

Taylor Swift commemorative banner at the Staples Center gifted to her by AEG and Staples. (Image: Staples Center)

The LA Kings and the Curse of the Taylor Swift Banner

Ask any Los Angeles Kings fan and they’ll tell you the franchise fell under a curse after the Staples Center hung a Taylor Swift banner in the rafters. Ever since the Taylor Swift banner appeared alongside two banners commemorating the Kings’ Stanley Cup victories in 2012 and 2014, the jinxed […]

Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightening is the dean of current NHL head coaches. (Image: tampabay.com)

New Season Brings Seven New NHL Coaches

The National Hockey League has become a revolving door for head coaches. This year, seven teams are in training camp with a new head coach. Three of the new guys are replacing coaches who were new to the position just last year. Last year, the season began with 11 new […]

The NHL's position on gambling has rapidly evolved with the times. (image: Getty)

Line Change: How the NHL Flipped Its Position on Gambling

Slowly American sports leagues are coming around to the fact that gambling on their product is inevitable. Nowhere has this realization come faster than with the National Hockey League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has done a complete about-face on the subject. The League has embraced the gaming options completely. The […]

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov won three trophies at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night. (Image: Getty)

 Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Win Consolation Prizes at NHL Awards

It was a disappointing postseason for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but a couple of players took home some trophies at the NHL Awards on Wednesday. Nikita Kucherov won the Hart Trophy for MVP, and the Ted Lindsay Award for best player as voted by his peers. The Russian right winger […]

The Saint Louis Blues pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Finals. (Image: Getty)

St. Louis Blues Win 2019 Stanley Cup, Ryan O’Reilly MVP

After a 52-year journey, the St. Louis Blues finally won the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals by the score of 4-1. Conn Smythe MVP winner Ryan O’Reilly scored the first goal for St. Louis against Bruins’ superstar […]

Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask is congratulated by teammate Zdeno Chara after winning Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in St. Louis. (Image: Getty)

Bruins Blowout Blues 5-1 in Game 6, Force Game 7 Back in Boston

In the Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins defeated the Saint Louis Blues on their home ice 5-1 thanks to another outstanding game by goalie Tuukka Rask. The Bruins won Game 6 to even the series to 3-3. The series returns to Boston for Game 7 with the Bruins having […]

Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara suffered a broken jaw in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and is questionable to play on Thursday. (Image: Getty)

Zdeno Chara Injury Could Test Boston’s Depth at Defense

The depth of the Boston Bruins defense might be tested in Thursdays night’s fifth game of the Stanley Cup Finals depending on whether Zdeno Chara can play. The team’s captain broke his jaw in Monday’s game and the team doesn’t know if he’ll be available. Despite the uncertainty of Chara’s […]