Stamkos Focused on Team Success, Not Personal Milestones

Stamkos Focused on Team Success, Not Personal Milestones

November 20th, 2019 TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau,...
NHL GMs to Re-Examine Skate-in-the-Air Offside at March Meeting

NHL GMs to Re-Examine Skate-in-the-Air Offside at March Meeting

November 19th, 2019 TORONTO — The NHL is going to take another run at tweaking its offside rule. The league's general managers shot down a proposed change 2 1/2 years ago that would have seen an attacking player deemed onside if his skate was in the air above the blue line — but not on the ice...

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November 14th, 2019
Washington Capitals

PHILADELPHIA — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift the Washington Capitals over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30 saves for the Capitals, who extended their point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and increased their NHL-best total to 32 points. Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers (10-5-3), who had won four straight. Philadelphia has earned at least one point in seven consecutive games (5-0-2). Carter Hart made 35 saves, including several late highlight-reel stops, in regulation and overtime for Philadelphia, but the 21-year-old netminder couldn’t stop either Washington attempt in the shootout. Carter Hart, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) After Jakub Voracek missed high with a backhand, Oshie beat Hart through the legs. Giroux scored over Holtby’s left shoulder to tie it, but Kuznetsov followed with a forehand high into the net and the...
November 13th, 2019
Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are one of the hottest teams in the NHL as they are on a 12-game point streak. The Capitals have looked extremely good this season, and appear poised to make another run at a title come this Spring. In order for Washington to have a legitimate chance to win a second championship, they are going to need Evgeny Kuznetsov to step it up. Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights may have sparked something for the Russian forward's season. Monday further confirmed that notion as he scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes. While his performance was great Monday night, I want to focus in on what might have been the turning point for him which was Saturday's contest. Kuznetsov Ends Goal Drought Within the opening minute of play, Dmitry Orlov sent a nifty pass towards Evgeny Kuznetsov up the middle of the ice. Kuznetsov accepted the pass with ease and came flying in on the right-wing to beat Vegas’ goaltender Marc-Andre...
November 11th, 2019
Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON — Conor Garland scored the shootout winner minutes after an apparent Capitals overtime goal was waved off by video review, and the Arizona Coyotes responded from blowing a big lead to beat Washington 4-3 Monday night. The NHL-leading Capitals' winning streak was snapped at six. The Coyotes ended their own three-game skid. Arizona blew a 3-0 lead for a second consecutive game but came away victorious this time. The Coyotes thought they lost in OT when T.J. Oshie scored, but the goal was wiped out after a replay review because the play was offside. Making a rare start for Arizona, goaltender Antti Raanta was one of the best players on the ice in making 31 saves during regulation and overtime. Raanta went spread eagle to deny Jakub Vrana 63 seconds in, made a Grade-A save on Tom Wilson less than a minute later and slid over to stop Alex Ovechkin from his patented spot on the power play in the third period. Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta (Brad Rempel-USA...
November 11th, 2019
Capitals Prospects

Welcome to the Weekly Prospect Report. Here, we’ll take a look at some key names over the past week that are a big part of the next wave of NHL stars. This column will dive into both NHL-affiliated and draft-eligible prospects, focusing mainly on those outside the NHL. Related: Weekly Prospect Report: Caufield, Sorokin, Lundell & More NHL-Affiliated Prospects Red Wings' Prospect Seider Starting to Settle into North American Game One of the most surprising picks from the 2019 NHL Draft was the Detroit Red Wings selecting German defender Moritz Seider sixth overall. It's also very possible that it will end up being one of the best picks from the draft. Moritz Seider, Grand Rapids Griffins (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers) After collecting just one assist in his first seven AHL games with the Grand Rapids Griffins, Seider started to settle in, putting together a five-game point streak with six assists. That brings his stat line to seven assists in 14...