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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames

While the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers have been making headlines this season, the Calgary Flames have been quietly climbing.  They currently rank 6th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division.  They are also 8-1-1 in their last ten games. They are currently on a three-game home stand with the Tampa Bay 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

New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

The New York Islanders are winners. After a thrilling double overtime victory on Sunday night, the Islanders won their Conference Quarterfinal series against the favourite Florida Panthers. It was the Isles first playoff series win since 1993. They will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round starting Wednesday night as the underdogs, but Read more

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Hockey’s biggest stage is set.  The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena when the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals get underway on Wednesday. The two teams are coming off Game 7 victories in their respective Conference Final Series.  The Lightning held on for a 2-0 shutout victory over the New York Read more

Lightning Playoff Tickets are for Fans Only

When NHL playoff tickets became available on Friday, the Tampa Bay Lightning took an unusual step to ensure that their fans, and their fans alone, would crowd Amalie Arena for the elimination rounds. With the Bolts officially, and well-seeded, in the postseason, the organization announced last week that they will restrict single-game Lightning playoff tickets to Florida residents 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