Vladimir Tarasenko’s two goals help Blues even series vs. Predators

St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny (26) and left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) celebrate after teammate Vladimir Tarasenko, not shown, scored a goal against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, 2017, in St. Louis}. (AP Photo/Jeff Read more

NHL Three Stars: Talbot denies Ducks; Tarasenko’s big night

Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot blocks a shot during the first period in Game 1 of the team’s second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) No. 1 Star: Cam Talbot, Edmonton Oilers The Oilers took a 2-0 series lead on the Read more

Predators’ Vernon Fiddler tossed after kneeing Colton Parayko (Video)

YouTube The St. Louis Blues went into the first intermission tied at one with the Nashville Predators in Game 2, thanks to a power play goal from Vladimir Tarasenko. [Follow Puck Daddy on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr] The goal, Tarasenko’s second of the postseason, was helped by the fact that the Blues were given a five-minute power Read more

Capitals swear it’s not ‘here we go again’ vs. Penguins

ARLINGTON, Va. – Game 1 of the Washington Capitals’ series against the Pittsburgh Penguins had a stomach-turning familiarity for their fans. Like the Capitals getting the better of the play, and the Penguins striking quickly to take a lead. Like the Capitals playing even better after conceding that lead, only to earn that most familiar Read more

Stanley Cup Jersey Fouls: Da Biebz in Toronto; Church of Alfie in Ottawa

Jersey Fouls During the first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs superfan known as Dart Guy became a viral story. In fact he became such a big deal, that it appears someone decided to immortalize him on a No. 99 Toronto jersey with the captain’s ‘C’ on the front. Thanks to Puck Read more

Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Friday picks

CALGARY, AB – APRIL 19: John Gibson #36 of the Anaheim Ducks in action against the Calgary Flames in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) By Chris Morgan GOALIE John Read more

Florida’s coaching search; Fiala replacement options (Puck Headlines)

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com.  Syracuse Crunch Twitter page. • Honoring the Beatles with Slater Koekkoek  and Boris Katchouk. It sounds Read more

Montreal GM knows he already lost P.K. Subban trade (Trending Topics)

Not sure if you heard the great news, but the Nashville Predators made it through to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in stunning fashion, while the Montreal Canadiens got bounced in the first round by a fairly underwhelming New York Rangers team. Haha, they traded P.K. Subban straight up for Shea Weber, Read more

Fortunate bounce helps Karlsson lift Senators over Rangers in Game 1

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson scored the decisive goal in Game 1 versus the New York Rangers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand With over 42 shots on target going into the final five minutes of Game 1, the Ottawa Senators had explored just about every avenue in pursuit of a second and decisive goal against Henrik Read more

NHL Three Stars: Penguins, Senators take Game 1

  No. 1 Star: Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators  Karlsson’s bad angle shot snuck through bodies and off the back of Henrik Lundqvist with 4:11 left in regulation, giving the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 Game 1 win over the New York Rangers. No. 2 Star: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Crosby’s two goals in 52 seconds in Read more

Puck Lists: 8 more times a goalie totally stole a playoff series

MONTREAL- APRIL 26: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a glove save on the puck in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 26, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Capitals 4-1 tying Read more

Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Thursday picks

Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) waits for a face-off during an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) By Chris Morgan Four more teams kick off their second round Thursday, which means another day of daily fantasy hockey. The options remain slim, and the Read more

Penalty kill, ‘fluky goal’ ends Ducks regulation win streak

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 26: Mark Letestu #55 of the Edmonton Oilers gains control of the puck as Andrej Sekera #2 battles against Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 26, 2017 in Anaheim, Read more

NHL Three Stars: Predators beat Blues; Oilers down Ducks

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 26: P.K. Subban #76 of the Nashville Predators celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 26, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Read more

2016-2017 NHL Playoffs: Round Two

And then there were two. What started out as hopeful playoffs for five of Canada’s NHL teams, with the Montreal Canadiens expected to come out of their first-round series against the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Cinderella story of the 2017 NHL Playoffs, quickly became a two-team fight for the Read more

2016-17 NHL Playoff Schedule

The 2017 NHL Playoffs get underway on Wednesday night, with five of the eight series’ playing Game 1. What a difference a season makes. In 2016, none of the Canadian teams qualified for the postseason, for only the second time in League history (along with 1970). This year, five of the seven teams that live Read more

Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks close out the 2016-17 season with a home and home series, starting with Saturday’s, April 8th, matchup at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and followed by a Sunday evening contest on April 9th, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the last day of regulation games. The teams were on vastly different Read more

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens can’t escape each other.  The division rivals will faceoff for the third time in eight nights on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. It’s not just the frequency of the teams meeting but also the significance of the matchups that makes their final clash so important. Heading into Thursday’s Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Edmonton Oilers

There are few head-to-head talent matchups in the NHL that are more exciting than Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby.  The two supremely talented players represent the old guard vs. the new, the current era vs. the future.  It’s all the more exciting that both are Canadian. In essence, fans are watching Team Canada’s captain facing Read more

Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

There are few Saturday night match-ups more thrilling than the Leafs vs. Habs, teams with a longstanding rivalry that always play their best when the other is in the building.  Even better, they’re good teams. The Habs rank first in the Atlantic Division while the Leafs are only five points behind (with a game in Read more