Monday, April 12, at 3 p.m. ET is the cutoff for teams to decide if they’re playoff contenders or playoff pretenders — although, with the way things are set up this year, that may not actually be known until the last day of the season. With border and quarantine constraints, abnormal division alignments and the Kraken expansion cloud hanging over the league, will teams even be looking to wheel and deal?
Some general managers, like the Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas, have expressed their desire to make moves, but they want them to happen sooner rather than later.
“I think given the quarantine that’s in place right now and the 14 days where the player’s going to come in and sit for 14 days in their hotel and then join the club, we’re going to be in...
In most sports, if players physically attack each other, it’s because there is some level of beef between them. But that’s not the case in hockey. Or… I guess… boxing. Or MMA, or karate, or bullfighting, or a number of other sports, fine, but my point is: Hockey has a lot of fights that aren’t beef-based. So when hockey players do have beef, it’s only going to get even uglier. And when two entire hockey teams have beef? Well, as was the case with St. Louis and Chicago, you get a game so violent it becomes known as The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre.
From 1988 to 1993, the Blues and Chicago couldn’t escape each other. They met in five out of six postseasons...
The United States is the most successful women’s national team of all time, and it isn’t really close.
There have been six women’s Olympic tournaments. The USWNT has won four of them.
There have been eight Women’s World Cups. The USWNT has won four of those as well.
Put together, the USWNT has won more than half of the major women’s international competitions of the modern era. Naturally, there have been some legendary players who have helped the team to its major success.
Here, Goal counts down the 20 greatest USWNT players of all time.
A two-time Olympic gold medalist and 1999 World Cup winner, Scurry set the standard for American goalkeepers in the 1990s and 2000s. Her 175 caps are the second-most for any American goalkeeper.
Before the puck dropped on the 2021 NHL season, the league had already been impacted by COVID-19.
Aside from the start date being pushed to Jan. 13, a number of players tested positive and four teams had training camps suspended for at least one day or a large number of players miss time. The Stars shut down their camp on Jan. 9 after it was revealed six players and two staff members tested positive. The Penguins canceled training camp the same day, while the Blue Jackets had 19 players miss training camp on Jan. 8. On Jan. 10, the Canucks canceled practice “out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19.”
The day before the season was set to begin, the NHL announced that 27 players had tested positive during training camp...
The United States has played two games thus far at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship. They have been two games on opposite ends of the spectrum. Game 1 showcased a team struggling to play a full 60 in a 5-3 loss to Russia. Game 2 was a dominating 73-shot, 11-goal shutout of Austria less than 24 hours later.
On Tuesday the Americans will face a foe that should give them a lot to handle while they aim for a complete 60-minute effort. The Czech Republic is coming off a shocking 2-0 win over Russia backstopped with a 30-save performance by 2019 Kings draft pick Lukas Parik. It was an impressive showing by the Czechs, who blocked more than 20 shots and used a smart, smothering defense to stop Russia’s high-powered offense. In a last-minute change, Parik will get the start...
On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET, hockey looks towards the future as they conduct the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The New York Rangers won the first overall pick in the second part of the NHL Draft Lottery. Yes, there were two parts. Yes, it was beautiful chaos. They are expected to select Alexis Lafreniere, 18-year-old left wing from Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada.
Let’s get to know Lafreniere a little bit, what makes him special?
He wasn’t just the QMJHL rookie of the year in 2017-18, but the best first-year player in the Canadian Hockey League, and a First-Team All-Star. He claimed the title of CHL Player of Year in his final two years with the Rimouski Oceanic, a feat that had only been achieved once before...
The qualifying-round, round-robin and first-round games are now behind us as the Stanley Cup playoffs march on to crowning the 2020 champion.
The games of Aug. 11 began what will be an almost two-month stretch of heart-thumping, speed-and-skill, goal-saving hockey action. If the second round of the playoffs is anything like the postseason’s first 21 days, then it’ll be a doozy. Who will advance in 2020 is anyone’s guess — because, well, anything is obviously possible this year — but one thing is for sure: It’ll be a wild ride.
Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2020, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.
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