Mar. 12: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, Mar. 12 in the teams’ last regular season meeting of 2018-19. Even with Connor McDavid and Austen Matthews tearing up the league, veteran superstars, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin continue to prove themselves the best in the game. When Ovechkin scored his Read more

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

Eastern Conference Final: Capitals vs. Lightning

And then there were four. The best part of the 2018 NHL Playoffs is that as we embark on the Eastern and Western Conference Finals on Friday, not one of the final four teams has won the Stanley Cup in the last decade and only the Tampa Bay Lightning have won it before (in 2004). It’s Read more

Stanley Cup Playoff – First Round Eastern Conference Schedule

(A1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (WC2) New Jersey Devils The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, setting themselves up for a first-round matchup against the New Jersey Devils who finished in the second Wild Card spot – but barely (only one point ahead of the Florida Panthers). In one or 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

Four Games on Tap for 2017-18 NHL Season Opener

With the preseason wrapping up on Sunday, teams will now prepare for their season opener as the 2017-18 NHL season officially kicks off on Wednesday, October 4th with four games on the schedule. In the USA Home Opener:  Pittsburgh Penguins The reigning champion Pittsburgh Penguins will host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at 8 Read more

Early Must-See Oilers Games in 2017-18

There is so much to look forward to this season if you’re an Oilers fan. Connor McDavid, the reigning Hart Trophy winner, signed an eight-year contract extension for a whopping $100 million with an annual cap hit of $12.5 million. The better news is that he is still on his ELC for another year. The Read more

5 Early Vancouver Canucks Games of Note

The Vancouver Canucks open their 2017-18 schedule with a four game, all Canadian homestand at Rogers Arena. With budding stars emerging across the league, Canucks fans shouldn’t balk just because their team finished 13th in the Western Conference last season. There is so much talent to watch and it is a new NHL season after Read more

NHL Key Off-Season Dates

Congratulations to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins who, on Sunday, became the first team in almost 20 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. With the win, the Penguins could go down in history as the first dynasty of the millennial. As such, they serve as a model for strong drafting, trading, signing, of 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

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend

Los Angeles will play host to the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend which is touted to be a celebrity-studded event at the LA Kings’ Staples Center from January 28-29 with festivities starting as early as January 27th. On Friday, John Hamm will host the unveiling of the 100 greatest NHL players at the Microsoft Theatre 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

World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada Roster & Training Camp

It’s hard not to be excited about the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, even if you think the extra tournament, designed to showcase hockey’s elite talent from across the globe, is unnecessary. Canada announced its roster at the end of May and aside from a couple of notable snubs (PK Subban of the Nashville Predators Read more

Game 1: San Jose Sharks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

If you blinked you missed it. That’s how fast Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals flew by on Monday night. With end to end rushes and, what felt like, minutes of offensive pressure the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins got off to the start many had hoped for, with flashes of two teams Read more

Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3: Penguins vs. Lightning

Sidney Crosby made it count. The Penguins’ captain scored the game winner in overtime on Sunday night to tie their Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 1. This, after being shut down by the Washington Capitals in round 2; it was his first goal in 8 games. The teams will head to Read more

Game 6 Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

To recap one of the most exciting series in the NHL playoffs: the Washington Capitals, after winning Game 1 at the Verizon Center, lost three straight games to find themselves in a 1-3 series deficit against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals avoided elimination on Saturday night after strong performances from Alexander Ovechkin (1 goal, Read more

Conference Semifinals: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Yes, viewership of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is down, likely because there are no Canadian teams involved. And yes, the first round, especially in the Eastern Conference, lacked the drama that glues fans to their seats. But the second round match up of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals should have every hockey fan rejoicing. Read more

Get Ready for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

From September 17th to October 1st, 2016 Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will host the World Cup of Hockey. This is the third edition of the NHL-sanctioned tournament, whose inaugural competition took place in 1996 followed by 2004 and features eight teams from North America and Europe. The World Cup of Hockey is an extension of Read more

2016 Honda NHL All Star Game

The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on January 31st, 2016. Festivities include the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 30, and the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 31, where players will face off in a winner-take-all $1 million inter-division tournament. The game, Read more

Kessel Finds a New Home in Pittsburgh

The biggest news out of the July 1st free agent frenzy was that the Toronto Maple Leafs traded sniper Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with forward Tyler Biggs, defenceman Tim Erixon and a 2016 second-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft. In return, the Leafs receive centre Nick Spaling, forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenceman Read more