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Flames Pick Up 10th Straight Win

With a shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Calgary Flames locked in their 10th win in a row and tied a franchise record. The Flames haven’t won 10 in a row since they were known as the Atlanta Flames back in 1978. “They said it was seven, eight years before I was born,” Calgary […]

Ryan Murray Out Four to Six Weeks

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Ryan Murray will miss four to six weeks with a broken hand, the team announced Monday. The blueliner broke his hand when he blocked a shot from Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis on Saturday. Murray had surgery on Monday to repair the injury. The 23-year-old has 11 points in 60 games this season, […]

Going for 10: Calgary’s Surging at Just the Right Time

After Sunday’s action, the Calgary Flames are a point ahead of their Alberta rivals in Edmonton. Let that sink in. The Flames stand at 38-26-4 with 80 points, while the Oilers are 35-24-9 for 79 points. Edmonton is coming off a loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, while Calgary is preparing for a Monday […]

Winnipeg’s Enstrom Out Indefinitely

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom is out indefinitely due to a concussion, the team announced on Friday. Enstrom suffered the concussion after being hit from behind by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tom Sesito on Wednesday. The blueliner left the game and was taken to hospital, while Sesito was ejected and eventually suspended four games for an […]

Bettman: Hockey is Sustainable in Arizona (No, Really)

Yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman surprised some by sending a letter to the Arizona Legislature stating that the Arizona Coyotes hockey team could not be profitable in Glendale at the Gila River Arena. “For the past 15 years, a succession of ownership groups have tried everything imaginable to make the Glendale location financial sustainable,” said […]

Olli Jokinen Officially Announces Retirement

Olli Jokinen has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. The 38-year-old Finnish forward signed a one-day contract with the Florida Panthers to retire as a member of the franchise after spending seven years there. He’s Florida’s all-time leader in points, goals, game-winners, overtime goals, power play points, and shots on goal. “My heart […]

Is This Finally the Year for the Washington Capitals?

After knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have won 15 straight games at home. That improves their record to 27-5-1 at the Verizon Center. They haven’t lost a game at home since a shootout loss to New Jersey on December 27 and haven’t lost a home game in regulation since […]

Jets Trade Stafford to Boston Bruins

The Winnipeg Jets have traded Drew Stafford to the Boston Bruins for a conditional sixth round pick. The 31-year-old winger has 13 points in 40 games, including two power play goals. He averages a little over 13 minutes of ice time a game and has 68 shots on goal. Stafford is a physical player on […]

Tampa Flips Mark Streit to Pittsburgh Penguins

Remember earlier today when the Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Mark Streit in a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers? Well, Streit’s been traded again. The Lightning have flipped Streit to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round draft pick. Sometimes things happen fast in the hockey world. The deal gives the Penguins mobility on the blueline and […]

Senators Trade Curtis Lazar to Flames

The Ottawa Senators have traded Curtis Lazar and Mike Kostka to the Calgary Flames for Jyrki Jokipakka and a second-round draft pick. 22-year-old Lazar is a good two-way centre and can play any forward position if the situation calls for it. He has just one assist in 33 games this season and is currently listed […]

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