NHL – National Hockey League

The New York Islanders are leading 3-0 over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the NHL Playoffs, and are one game away from the upset. (Image: Getty)

Canucks, Islanders Eye First-Round NHL Playoff Upsets

Of the eight, first-round NHL Playoff series matchups, six are going pretty much as expected, but two teams are looking at big upsets. The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders came in as heavy underdogs, but after three games of the best-of-seven format, are looking at closing out the favorites. […]

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith plays on against the Chicago Blackhawks despite temporarily losing his mask. (Image: Getty)

NHL Play-in Series Odds: Pittsburgh, Edmonton Favorites to Advance

The National Hockey League returns to action in two secure zones in Canada after a four-month layoff with 24 teams qualifying for the postseason. DraftKings updated the NHL play-in series odds, and the #5 Pittsburgh Penguins are the biggest favorite at -245 to defeat the #12 Montreal Canadians in the […]

The NHL tested more than 4,000 players last week for COVID-19, and none of the tests came back positive. (Image: Getty)

NHL Shuts Out COVID-19; Testing Working Before Playoffs

The NHL announced Monday that it administered 4,256 COVID-19 tests to 800 players and personnel in the second week of training camp, and had no positive results. The league had two positive test results in the first week of training camp. Twenty-four teams are in the NHL Bubble in either […]

Colorado Avs Matt Calvert (11) scores against the Vegas Golden Knights during a preseason game in Las Vegas in 2019. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

NHL Playoffs: Colorado Avs, Vegas Golden Knights Favorites Out West

Rocky Mountain High or Sin City? The Vegas Golden Knights are the favorites to win the NHL Western Conference at 13/5 odds, according to a recent update by the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Colorado Avalanche aren’t far behind, with 7/2 odds to win the west, while the defending […]

The Seattle Kraken becomes the next NHL expansion team. (Image: NBC)

Release the Kraken, Seattle NHL Franchise Reveals Sea-Monster Name

It’s official. The Seattle Kraken will become the 32nd team in the NHL after the expansion franchise announced its deep sea-inspired moniker. The Kraken will join the NHL in the Western Conference in the 2021-22 season. After the Las Vegas Golden Knights joined the Western Conference, the NHL had an […]

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 […]

Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, sits empty during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times)

NHL, NHLPA Moving Closer to Finishing Season with 24-Team Playoff Format

The NHL and NHL Players Association are discussing a plan that would result in a 24-team playoff to conclude the 2019-20 season, according to a report by The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun cited sources as saying that the current proposal would see all teams return to at least some regular […]

Madison Square Garden, founded by Knicks' owner James Dolan, owned more than 1.4 million shares of DraftKings prior to its public offering. Image: Getty)

SEC Filing Reveals NFL, NBA Owners Among Major Investors in DraftKings

Some major league team owners bought shares in the sports betting company DraftKings prior to its April 24 public offering. James Dolan, Robert Kraft, Hal Steinbrenner, and Jerry Jones all held shares either directly or through affiliated companies, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that became […]

Cooper Marody from the Bakersfield Condors takes a shot in the 2019 AHL playoffs. (Image: Jessie Harsen/ AHL)

AHL Cancels Season and Calder Cup Playoffs

For the first time in its history, the American Hockey League (AHL) will not finish out its season or playoffs for the coveted Calder Cup due to the coronavirus outbreak. The AHL officially canceled the season and will focus on next year. The AHL serves as a minor league and […]

Marcus Johansson of the Buffalo Sabres plays in an NHL Global Series game in Stockholm, Sweden in November 2019. (Image: Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty)

NHL, Players Association Postpone International Games for 2020-21 Season

The NHL and the NHLPA announced Friday that international games scheduled for the start of the 2020-21 season have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes as the NHL season remains paused, with the league having halted play in mid-March and having yet to announce any plan […]