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Canucks' Pettersson sets franchise rookie record for points

Source | 3 days ago.

Elias Pettersson has been a revelation in Vancouver this season, a source of hope for long-suffering Canucks fans who haven't had much to cheer about in recent years. Petterson notched an assist on Markus Granlund's second-period goal and that moved him past the great Pavel Bure for the team's rookie points record with his 61st point in what will likely end in a Calder-winning season for the young rookie. Pettersson added another assist later in the period.

Brad Marchand somehow was voted NHL's best and worst trash talker

Source | 4 days ago.

Brad Marchand somehow was voted NHL's best and worst trash talker originally appeared on NHL players all agree that Brad Marchand talks a lot of trash. What they can't agree on, however, is whether the Boston Bruins winger is good at it. The NHL Players Association on Wednesday published its 2018-19 Player Poll, in which it surveyed more than 500 players on 20-plus questions.

Stars look to continue resurgence against Canucks

Source | 7 days ago.

In late December, Dallas Stars president Jim Lites ripped the team, contending that captain Jamie Benn and talented forward Tyler Seguin were not living up to expectations. As the end of the NHL regular season approaches, it could still be argued that Benn is still not playing like his old self. Heading into Sunday's home game against the Vancouver Canucks, the Stars have a firm hold on a playoff spot -- something they did not have when Lites lit into the club.

Kreider fined, not suspended, for elbowing Pettersson

Source | 10 days ago.

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks when he caught star rookie Elias Pettersson with a spinning elbow to the head. Given the nature of the play and the penalty, it was a given that the NHL's Department of Player Safety was going to take an additional look at the play for possible supplemental discipline. After doing so, it seems that the ejection will be the harshest punishment Kreider receives.

NHL roundup: Blackhawks build big lead, hold off Leafs

Source | 10 days ago.

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist, and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night. The Maple Leafs trailed 5-0 before scoring four consecutive goals, including three in the third period, when they took 30 shots. Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won four in a row.

Stone scores 1st goal for Golden Knights in rout of Canucks

Source | 13 days ago.

Stone scored 1:32 into the game and Vegas used a five-goal first period to cruise past the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 on Saturday night, the sixth straight win for the Golden Knights. It took a little bit longer than I hoped,'' said the 26-year-old right wing, who also has two assists since being acquired from Ottawa at the trade deadline on Feb. 25. The way the guys are playing right now is awesome and it's awesome to be able to contribute.

Stone scores first for Golden Knights in goal-fest first period

Source | 14 days ago.

Mark Stone had six goals in his final six games with the Ottawa Senators prior to his departure to Vegas on trade deadline day. The goal drought ended early in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks, however, as Stone cleaned up the trash in front of the opposing goal to grab his first market in the black and gold threads. By the time the period was through, the Golden Knight had fired five past Jacob Markstrom, who was chased at the 14:17 mark of the frame.

PHT Morning Skate: Reaves hates Wilson; Holtby and Mario Kart

Source | 17 days ago.

Yzerman's hands all over the Lightning at the present, but future uncertain. • Put the best teams in the playoffs, regardless of conference. USA Today) • 11 months after their horrifying bus crash, the rebuilt Humboldt Broncos have made the SJHL playoffs.

Fleury gets second straight shutout, Vegas beats Canucks 3-0

Source | 20 days ago.

Gerard Gallant believes his Vegas Golden Knights are playing their best hockey of the season. After back-to-back shutouts, 15-year veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury certainly might be. Fleury stopped 19 shots to lead the Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Boucher ousted as coach of NHL-worst Senators

Source | 23 days ago.

The NHL-worst Ottawa Senators continued their shakeup Friday, firing head coach Guy Boucher, the team announced. The move comes shortly after a flurry of roster activity at the trade deadline, when leading scorers Matt Duchene, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel all were traded. The Senators are 22-37-5, while their 49 points are five less than the team with the second-worst record, the Los Angeles Kings.

Ducks, Canucks meet facing opposite issues

Source | 27 days ago.

As Monday's NHL trade deadline looms, the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks are thinking about other things. Neither team is expected to do much on the trade front. The Canucks are in the midst of a full rebuild, and the Ducks are just beginning one, so a deadline deal for someone to help late this season is unlikely in each case.