NHL

The Vancouver Canucks have stopped playing and practicing as the team deals with the worst NHL COVID-19 outbreak yet this season. (Image: Rich Lam/Getty)

Canucks Pause Season After Majority of Roster Lands on COVID Protocol List

For most of the NHL season, the North Division – made up of only the seven Canadian teams in the league – avoided COVID-19-related issues far better than its American counterparts. But that situation changed dramatically over the past two weeks, and now the Vancouver Canucks have stopped playing indefinitely […]

The NHL has postponed the next four Montreal Canadiens games after two players on the team entered the COVID-19 protocol. (Image: Jean-Yves Ahern/USA Today Sports)

NHL COVID Issues Spill Into Canada as Montreal Canadiens Postpone Four Games

The Montreal Canadiens became the first Canadian team to postpone games in the NHL this season, as the team has shut down all activities through Sunday. The NHL announced that two Canadiens players are currently in the league’s COVID-19 protocol. Canadiens face hectic schedule after postponements On Monday, the Canadiens […]

ESPN and the NHL have agreed to a seven-year broadcasting deal that includes the rights to four Stanley Cup Finals. (Image: AP)

NHL Returning to ESPN Thanks to New Seven-Year Broadcast Deal

It’s been more than 15 years since ESPN last broadcast NHL games on its family of networks, but that will change in 2022, thanks to a new seven-year deal that includes the rights to four Stanley Cup Finals. Multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday that ESPN and the NHL reached […]

The Vegas Golden Knights promptly cancelled a partnership with tour service UpickTrade.com after just three days. (Image: David Zalubowski/AP)

Vegas Golden Knights Quickly Make, Break Partnership with Mexican Tout Service

When the Vegas Golden Knights announced they were partnering with Mexican sports betting pick service UpickTrade, it didn’t take long for social media to roundly criticize the deal. Within a matter of days, the NHL franchise took that criticism to heart, ending the relationship before it ever really began. On […]

The NHL has cancelled the next three New Jersey Devils games, as the team has 10 players currently in the COVID-19 protocol. (Image: Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

NHL Shorthanded as COVID-19 Issues Plague League, Causes Cancellations

Several teams will miss action this week as the NHL grapples with multiple squads who have players in the league’s COVID-19 protocols. The league cancelled all games for the New Jersey Devils through Saturday, which impacts two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and another with the New York Rangers. Sabres […]

The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games on NHL Opening Day. (Image: Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times)

NHL Opening Day Odds: Lightning, Avalanche Favored in Home Openers

Two of the top contenders for the 2021 Stanley Cup are in action on Wednesday night, with both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche beginning their seasons at home on NHL Opening Day. The Lightning will play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Avalanche will battle the […]

The Colorado Avalanche open the season as the favorite to win the 2021 Stanley Cup at all major sportsbooks. (Image: Jason Franson/AP)

Stanley Cup Odds: Colorado, Vegas Biggest Threats to Tampa Bay Title Defense

When the NHL season begins on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to fight their way back to a second straight title. But the defending champions won’t enter the season as the favorites to retain the trophy, according to the preseason Stanley Cup odds. Instead, the Colorado Avalanche will […]

Connor McDavid won’t stay on the board long in your NHL fantasy hockey draft. (Image: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

NHL Fantasy Hockey Draft Tips and Advice for Newbies and Lapsed Fans

The NHL returns to action on Wednesday for a season that should provide a bit of normalcy for fans, while still retaining a few changes in deference to the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that this week is NHL fantasy hockey draft time, a daunting prospect if you’re not up to […]

Oilers star Connor McDavid is favored to win the Hart Trophy, with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both also in the NHL MVP mix.

Connor McDavid Favored Over Teammate Leon Draisaitl in Hart Trophy Race

Leon Draisaitl led the NHL in points last year, racking up 110 points over 71 games to win the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. But, heading into the 2020-21 season, sportsbooks say Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid leads his teammate in the next NHL MVP odds race. […]

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to win the franchise’s first title since 2004. (Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty)

Tampa Bay Lightning Shut Out Dallas Stars to Win Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning finally fulfilled their potential on Monday night, blanking the Dallas Stars 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup in the NHL’s Edmonton bubble. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 22 saves to record a shutout, while Brayden Point and Blake Coleman supplied the scoring to finish off the six-game Stanley […]

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 […]