November 15: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins

If the NHL has anything going for it as we near the quarter mark of the 2018-19 season, it’s how entertaining and surprising its been. The Montreal Canadiens, widely expected to flop, are off to a strong start while the Vegas Golden Knights, last year’s Stanley Cup Finalists, are near the bottom of the Pacific Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

With one month remaining in the regular season, teams are starting to prepare themselves for the postseason, assuming they get there. With the Pittsburgh Penguins now leading their division (after a mediocre first half of the season) and the Toronto Maple Leafs slipping to third, a contest between these two playoff hopefuls should be a Read more

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens

For the first time in recent memory, the Montreal Canadiens did not kickoff their season against the rival-Toronto Maple Leafs.  With two games on the road, a decisive victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday and a 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the Habs now return to the Bell Centre for Read more

Attention #Habs Fans!

As most of you may know, we have already had a lot of fun with our friends at montrealhockeytalk.com so far this season and we’re now excited to partner with them to bring you further excitement! Visit www.montrealhockeytalk.com to find out more details and be on the lookout for some exciting contests and giveaways coming Read more

NHL Mid-Season Awards

With everyone but the Boston Bruins having played at least 24 of the 48 games in this shortened NHL season, it’s time to take a look at who is leading their respective packs when it comes to the NHL awards. While individual awards are by no means the epitome of hockey, as the Stanley Cup Read more

Thunder Hawks

It’s become such a phenomenon that Lebron James of the Miami Heat, who have been on quite a tear themselves – winning 15 straight – sent his regards over twitter to the Chicago Blackhawks for their surreal unbeaten streak of 24 games, 30 if you count back to the end of the last regular season. Read more

Flames Fans Brace For Change…

The Calgary Flames have been a team in a state of flux over the last few seasons as they have aged and descended down the ranks of the Western Conference. Once a dominant force led by Jarome Iginla and Mikka Kiprusoff, the truth is that the Flames are now trying to tread water, seeking whichever Read more

Crosby Still King

After a couple years of uncertainty, Sidney Crosby has once again reached the peak of the NHL scoring charts. Healthy and perhaps on better shape than ever before, Crosby currently leads the NHL with 34 points in 23 games played. Sitting 2 points ahead of Tampa Bay sniper, Steven Stamkos, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain is Read more

A Few Surprises Among NHL’s Top 10 Scorers

Nearing the halfway point of this shortened NHL season, it’s interesting to see the familiar and not so familiar faces that dot the NHL’s scoring leader board. Among the top 10 scorers in the NHL are regulars such as Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos (both currently tied for 1st in scoring with 31 points apiece, Read more

Bruins, Blues Dominate Special Teams

It may be only a touch over a quarter of the way into the 48 game NHL season, but special teams are starting to set teams apart. On the power play, the St. Louis Blues have been nothing short of brilliant, scoring 19 goals on 60 power play opportunities for an astounding 31.7%. A full Read more

Ruff End for Sabres Head Coach

Yesterday afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres ended one of the longest standing eras in all of pro sports by dismissing head coach, Lindy Ruff, after 15 years as the Sabres bench boss. Originally drafted by Buffalo in the 1979 NHL draft, Ruff played through the 80’s, eventually finding his way into coaching with the expansion Florida Read more

Quick Start Has Habs on Top

Last season the Montreal Canadiens finished in 15th place in the Eastern Conference, 3rd worst in all of the NHL, including the honour of being the poorest performing team on home ice. But that was last year. This season, the tide has turned as the Habs have embraced a new wave of change from top Read more

One Fasth Duck

One of the most exciting aspects of an NHL season is the Calder watch. Of course, the Calder is the trophy awarded to the league’s top rookie, and this year the battle is more intense than ever. With high praise already going to handful of prospects, including forwrds Nail Yakupov, Vladmir Tarasenko, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Read more

Hockey Day In America – Growing the Game

If there is one thing that the 2004-05 lockout yielded, it was better coverage for the game of hockey. Especially in the United States. With the exponential growth of social media, the NHL embarked on a great journey to begin interacting and growing their fan base. From failures in Atlanta to success on Nashville, the Read more

Only 47 Days Until Trade Deadline…

With a quarter of the NHL season pretty much complete, attention turns to the second quarter and, of course, the fast approaching trade deadline. Set for April 3rd of this year, things are only beginning to heat up. Never before has the league had a trade deadline expire in April. And never before have fans Read more

Wild Can’t Score, Sabres Can’t Keep ‘em Out…

Yesterday we regaled you with tales of the Chicago Blackhawks, a team that had yet to sustain a loss in regulation through their first 12 games. Well, they did it again last night, holding off the Anaheim Ducks, losing in a shootout and maintaining their near-perfect record of 10-0-3 through 13 games. On the flip Read more

Who Can Beat the Blackhawks?

Chicago started of the season hot. But so did the Canucks, the Devils, the Bruins, the Canadiens, the Lightning and a couple more teams. Yet, while the rest of the teams have more or less cooled, the Blackhawks sit atop the NHL 25% of the way through the season, having yet to lose a game Read more

Ovechkin & Caps on Collision Course

As the NHL verges on completion of the first quarter of this shortened season, one topic that is growing louder by the day is the fact that the Washington Capitals are the worst team in the Eastern Conference and are already on the verge of missing the playoffs. A major factor to the dismal start Read more

Are Big Trades Coming?

With the mini season already starting to put distance between teams, you have to wonder if this won’t be the year we see massive movement at the trade deadline? With teams like the Flyers, Rangers and Capitals off to relatively so, the Flyers and Caps more so, it seems like some teams are ripe for Read more

Scoring Great Seats

If there is one positive that has emerged from the lockout it has been the abundance of well priced tickets that have been made available thus far. Compared with years past, most every team has a group of tickets that are affordable and family friendly. Searching through hockeytickets.ca’s massive online inventory opens the door for Read more