Metropolitan race, Bruins, McDavid among questions before start of playoffs

Here are the League’s 10 biggest questions to be answered in the final month of the season. 1. Who will finish first in the Metropolitan Division? The Carolina Hurricanes (43-14-8) and New Jersey Devils (44-16-6) are tied for the top of the Metropolitan Division after New Jersey’s 3-0 victory over Carolina on Sunday in the … Read more

State your case: Can the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup final?

The New York Rangers entered this season with high expectations after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals last season, a six-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did they bring back most of that same squad, but Rangers added star forwards Vladimir Tarasenko And Patrick Kane before the NHL trade deadline on March 3. … Read more

Sabers show quiet confidence in win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Buffalo Sabers bench was devoid of enthusiasm, as if their Stanley Cup playoff aspirations were fading overnight. Except they weren’t. There they were, trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs by two goals and trailing 15-4 on shots just 24:13 into the game at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. With the Maple Leafs ahead Jarnkrok … Read more

Rookie Watch: Johnson, Kochetkov among Metropolitan Division’s best

The impact of multiple rookies on the NHL is one of the main storylines for the 2022-23 season. Each week, will review topics related to this season’s class in Rookie Watch. This week, the Metropolitan Division’s top six rookies (in alphabetical order): Noah CatesF, Philadelphia Flyers: The 23-year-old is second among division rookies with … Read more

Color of Hockey: Kirwan celebrates his 30th season with the Lightning organization

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog since 2012. Douglas joined in 2019 and writes about people of color in sports. Today, he profiles Tampa Bay Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan, the NHL’s longest-serving black coach and the Lightning’s longest-serving full-time employee. TAMPA– Nigel Kirwan never thought he would work in … Read more

Crosby leads Penguins push ahead of big week against Rangers

PITTSBURGH– Sidney Crosbyat 35, continues to drive the Pittsburgh Penguins bus. The center, in his 18th NHL season, is averaging 1.20 points per game (78 points; 29 goals, 49 assists in 65 games), his third highest since averaging 1.30 in 2013-14. However, that didn’t provide the Penguins (33-22-10) a comfortable cushion in the hunt to … Read more

Maple Leafs marvel at McDavid pace ahead of Oilers visit

“No, I do not think so [I’ve seen anything like it]”, Tavares said on Friday. “He’s on pace for numbers we haven’t seen since [Wayne] Gretsky and [Mario] Lemieux, so two good guys to compare with if your numbers match [them]. It’s quite remarkable. He makes everyone look so slow. It’s just amazing what he … Read more

McDavid and Pastrnak set to face NHL top scorers

BOSTON– Even a guy who has spent most of his career playing alongside Patrice Bergerona guy who’s seen his fair share of amazing goalscorers, who’s played down a line with Sidney Crosby at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, sometimes you have to stop and marvel. “What McDavid is doing in the league right now … Read more

Top 10 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Pickups

Each week during the 2022-23 regular season, will provide the top 10 players to add to the fantasy hockey waiver feed. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to “NHL Fantasy on Ice” podcast. FANTASTIC RANKINGS: Top 200 Daily fantastic selections | Project. Waiting lines TOP 10 FANTASY WAIVER WIRE MICROPHONES The … Read more

Rangers learn to play for grad kids, skate at Manhattan West rink

When the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association launched the league-wide Learn to Play initiative in 2015 in an effort to encourage more families to join the hockey community, it was moments like this they had in mind. On Feb. 20, Rob Knesaurek, senior vice president of youth hockey and industry growth for the NHL, … Read more